The History of Encryption


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The roots of modern encryption can be traced back almost _____ years.

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1. Encryption is based on _____.


The following is an example of encrypting data using _____.


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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz helps you test your understanding of the history of encryption as well as early forms of it. The worksheet also helps identify ways encryption is used in modern electronic communications.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to test your understanding of the following concepts:

  • The origins of encryption
  • What encryption is based upon
  • How encryption has been carried out through the ages
  • What forms modern encryption commonly takes

Skills Practiced

Using the following quiz and worksheet will allow you to test:

  • Interpreting information - Verify that you can read information regarding the icon that indicates secure transactions and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding terms that refer to modern encryption classifications
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the roots of modern encryption

Additional Learning

For more in-depth information about the history and practice of encryption, take a look at the lesson titled, The History of Encryption. It will cover topics such as:

  • The first forms of encryption
  • How encrypted messages can be created and decrypted
  • What a Cardan grille is
  • Ways encryption is applied in the modern world