Berners-Lee: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test

Berners-Lee: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test

Sir Timothy Berners-Lee is a British computer scientist who (0) _________ the World Wide Web. He (1) _________a knighthood from the British queen for his efforts (so he is called «Sir»). He is director of W3C, which looks after the Web's development. A leading British newspaper (2) _________him as the world's greatest living genius. Today's world would be very different without his (3) _________ .

Berners-Lee was born in 1955 to parents who were mathematicians and computer scientists.

He (4) _________with numbers and electronics and managed to build his own computer. He (5) _________to Oxford University and was banned from using the computers for hacking. Berners-Lee graduated with a degree in physics. His first job after graduating was as a computer programmer and software (6) _________ .

Berners-Lee spent the 1980s on a (7) _________based on sharing and updating information online. In 1991, he put the first website online. It explained what the World Wide (8) _________was and how it was used. He gave his idea to the world for (9) _________ . In 1994, Berners-Lee founded W3C to set standards and improve the quality of the Web.

Berners-Lee now spends his (10) _________between W3C and as a professor of computer science in England. He also writes about the future of the Web.

0 settled originated improved invented
1 took received delivered gave
2 ranked chose selected highlighted
3 origination breakthrough findings discovery
4 grew up brought up raised sprang
5 attended passed went entered
6 developer careerer proficient occupant
7 idea website mission project
8 Mesh Trap Web Net
9 charge free charity granted
10 money schedule time gap year

1.B; 2.A; 3.D; 4.A; 5.C; 6.A; 7.D; 8.C; 9.B; 10.C

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