Hypertext Transfer Protocol: Definition & Examples


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What does HTTP stand for?

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1. What is the prefix of the URL or web address of most websites?

2. What is included in HTTP?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

HTTP is something you interact with almost every day, but you may not understand it fully. This quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of this concept and give you a greater understanding for what it is and how it works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will quiz you on the following:

  • What HTTP stands for
  • The prefix most common for web addresses
  • The things included in HTTP
  • What is not included in HTTP
  • What can cause an HTTP error

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on HTTP
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what HTTP does and does not cover
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what can cause an HTTP error

Additional Learning

HTTP may be a common acronym, but many people don't understand what it means or how it works. To learn more, review the lesson called Hypertext Transfer Protocol: Definition & Examples, which covers the following topics:

  • Vocabulary terms like URL, web servers, and hypertext transfer protocol
  • How https:// differs from http://
  • What happens when you type a URL into your browser