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Graded Reading - Intermediate - May 2014 - Answers

Thursday, 15 May 2014
Graded Reading - Intermediate - May 2014 - Answers 'Creative Commons Internet1' by Rock1997 is licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0

Internet

The Internet is a worldwide network of thousands of computers. Did you know it all started in 1957? Read more in this month's graded reader at a intermediate level.

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Brief History of Internet - Comprehension Questions and Answers

1. What is Internet?

The Internet is a worldwide network of thousands of computers and computer networks.

2. What happened in 1957?

In 1957, during the Cold War, the Soviet Union launched the first satellite, Sputnik I so Eisenhower, the President of the USA , decided to create the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) to protect his country form a possible space-based nuclear attack.

3. What kind of programme did ARPA work on?

The Agency worked on a technology that could create a country-wide communications network.

4. What did Timothy Berners-Lee develop in 1989?

He developed the World Wide Web to share information among international teams of researchers.

5. Why did the Government of the United States transfer the management of Internet to independent organizations?

Because the use of Internet became very popular and therefore it was no longer possible for the Government of the United States to manage the network.
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