What is a Hyperlink? - Definition & Explanation


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Clicking on a hyperlink can take you to which of the following locations?

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1. How could a hyperlink be used without an Internet connection?

2. When you mouse over a hyperlink, your pointer will likely turn into:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Hyperlinks are a common part of the Web surfing experience, and this quiz can help assess your understanding of how they work. Some of the elements you will be tested on include what hyperlinks can be used for online and without an Internet connection, how hyperlinks are portrayed in a document, and locations a hyperlink can direct you to.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the practice questions on this quiz to test your knowledge of:

  • What a hyperlink can be used for
  • Where clicking on a hyperlink can take you to
  • How a hyperlink is depicted in a document
  • Ways a hyperlink can be used without an Internet connection
  • What happens to a mouse pointer when hovering over a hyperlink

Skills Practiced

See how well you can practice the following skills using this quiz and worksheet:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what types of content a hyperlink can link to
  • Information recall - access what you've learning regarding how hyperlinks work
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as locations a hyperlink can lead to and what a hyperlink can be used to open

Additional Learning

Get further details on hyperlinks by reviewing the accompanying lesson titled What is a Hyperlink? - Definition & Explanation. The lesson addresses the following objectives:

  • Defines what a hyperlink is
  • Covers types of hyperlinks
  • Details the history of hyperlinks
  • Discusses legal and ethical issues involving hyperlinks