Multiple Choice Answers

Question 1 of 20
Select the first step in the Information Processing Cycle.
A. Storage
B. Output
C. Input
D. Processing
Question 2 of 20
Data and instructions are temporarily stored in which of the following devices?
A. ROM
B. RAM
C. CD-ROM
D. Diskettes
Question 3 of 20
Which of the following types of memory contain data that cannot be modified by the user?
A. SIMM
B. DIMM
C. RAM
D. ROM
Question 4 of 20
A printer, a flat panel monitor, and a speaker system are all examples of which type of device?
A. Input
B. Output
C. Processing
D. Storage
Question 5 of 20
Which of the following types of computers is considered a portable computer?
A. Workstation
B. Minicomputer
C. Server
D. Notebook
Question 6 of 20
Which type of mouse uses a beam of light to record the movements of the mouse?
A. Optical
B. Opto-mechanical
C. Mechanical
D. Touchpad
Question 7 of 20
Activating the secondary mouse button is called:
A. pointing.
B. clicking.
C. double-clicking.
D. right-clicking.
Question 8 of 20
What is the term for the study of the physical interaction between people and their tools?
A. Ergometrics
B. Form and Function studies
C. Mechametrics
D. Ergonomics
Question 9 of 20
A __________ printer uses a print head composed of short pins to form letters and images by pressing an inked ribbon against the paper.
A. dot matrix
B. ink-jet
C. laser
D. non-impact
Question 10 of 20
Which of the following types of printers prints fastest?
A. Wax-transfer
B. Laser
C. Ink jet
D. Dot matrix
Question 11 of 20
How is image quality measured in printers?
A. PPM
B. LPH
C. DPI
D. CPS
Question 12 of 20
How is the speed of an ink jet printer measured?
A. PPM
B. LPI
C. DPI
D. CPS
Question 13 of 20
What is the term for the software that communicates between the OS and your printer?
A. Webware
B. Printerware
C. Peripheral packages
D. Driver
Question 14 of 20
What does the acronym RISC stand for?
A. Reduced Instruction Set Computing
B. Rapid Investigation Standard Control
C. Repeat Item Standing Count
D. Redundant Information Salvage Concept
Question 15 of 20
Which of the following ports is most commonly used to connect older printers to the computer?
A. Serial
B. Network
C. Parallel
D. Modem
Question 16 of 20
Which of the following ports allows daisy chaining of multiple devices but does not require any CPU cycles to move data?
A. Parallel
B. SCSI
C. Serial
D. USB
Question 17 of 20
On most Windows systems, where is the file location data stored?
A. Boot sectors
B. DAT
C. FAT
D. Folders
Question 18 of 20
Which of these methodologies allows long file names?
A. FAT
B. FAT16
C. HPDFS
D. NTFS
Question 19 of 20
CDs and DVDs belong to which family of storage types?
A. Disk
B. Magnetic
C. Optical
D. Solid-state
Question 20 of 20
Flash memory is an example of which type of storage medium?
A. Magnetic
B. Optical
C. ROM
D. Solid-state
Question 1 of 20
Which of the following operating system types is used in medical equipment or a cash register?
A. Multi-user/multi-tasking
B. Real-time
C. Single-user/multi-tasking
D. Single-user/single-tasking
Question 2 of 20
Which of the following operating system types is used in PDAs?
A. Multi-user/multi-tasking
B. Real-time
C. Single-user/multi-tasking
D. Single-user/single-tasking
Question 3 of 20
The Macintosh OS and Windows are examples of which of the following types of operating systems?
A. Multi-user/multi-tasking
B. Real-time
C. Single-user/multi-tasking
D. Single-user/single-tasking
Question 4 of 20
Unix and Linux are examples of which of the following types of operating systems?
A. Multi-user/multi-tasking
B. Real-time
C. Single-user/multi-tasking
D. Single-user/single-tasking
Question 5 of 20
What is the small graphic found on a desktop that represents an object called?
A. Cursor
B. GUI
C. Icon
D. Shortcut
Question 6 of 20
Which of the following always appears at the bottom of a Windows desktop?
A. Cursor
B. My Computer symbol
C. Recycle bin
D. Task bar
Question 7 of 20
What is the name for the temporary holding area in a Windows computer that holds data being copied or moved?
A. Clipboard
B. Holding area
C. Scrap book
D. Temporary storage
Question 8 of 20
Which of the following command sets will move a block of text from one place in a document to another?
A. Copy and Paste
B. Cut and Paste
C. Delete and Replace
D. Remove and Move
Question 9 of 20
What software tools can you use to add functions to the operating system?
A. Windows extensions
B. Utilities
C. Updates
D. Accessory packages
Question 10 of 20
Which of the following security tools can prevent your computer from being infected by hostile software included in an e-mail?
A. Antivirus
B. Anti-email
C. Intrusion detection
D. Malicious software detection
Question 11 of 20
Which of the following security tools will scan incoming connections from the Internet to keep out hackers?
A. Antivirus
B. Anti-user
C. Firewall
D. Malicious user detection
Question 12 of 20
What software package can you use to prevent damage to an older CRT when it is left on too long on the same page?
A. Firewall tool
B. Refreshing package
C. Screen saver
D. Screen wiper software
Question 13 of 20
Which of these operating systems is the ideal choice for artists and multimedia developers?
A. Unix
B. Windows 2000
C. Mac OS
D. Linux
Question 14 of 20
Which of the following is very popular due to its low cost and excellent support?
A. Linux
B. Mac OS
C. Windows
D. Unix
Question 15 of 20
Which of the following server systems is considered most stable?
A. Netware
B. Linux
C. Windows 2000
D. Unix
Question 16 of 20
What technique can a company use to keep data sent over the Internet secure?
A. Archival
B. Compression
C. Syllabification
D. Tunneling
Question 17 of 20
What technique uses a network access server to allow employees to connect to a corporate network from remote geographical locations?
A. Active matrix network
B. Geographical distribution network
C. Overland corporate network
D. Remote access VPN
Question 18 of 20
What technology allows two different companies to transmit data using a standardized format?
A. EDI
B. ROI
C. VPN
D. WBM
Question 19 of 20
Which RAID technology stores parts of each file on different disks?
A. RAID 0
B. RAID 1
C. RAID 2
D. RAID 4
Question 20 of 20
What is the general term for using networked devices to store data?
A. Ancillary storage technology
B. Data warehouse
C. Network storage
D. Web based storage
Question 1 of 20
__________ is applications software designed to help users be more efficient.
A. Assistance software
B. Efficiency software
C. Productivity software
D. Software suites
Question 2 of 20
What type of software is provided with the expectation that the users will change it to meet their particular needs?
A. Commercial Software
B. Open Source Software
C. Public Domain Software
D. Shareware
Question 3 of 20
A collection of integrated software is called a software:
A. congregation.
B. family.
C. office.
D. suite.
Question 4 of 20
What type of application is designed to create text documents?
A. Authoring package
B. Document processor
C. Text processor
D. Word processor
Question 5 of 20
When using an application to create a text document, where do you view and modify the text?
A. Document area
B. Rulers
C. Scroll bars
D. Toolbars
Question 6 of 20
When using an application to create a text document, what tool do you use to see areas of the screen that are not initially visible?
A. Document area
B. Rulers
C. Scroll bars
D. Toolbars
Question 7 of 20
When using an application to create a text document, where are the margins, indents, and tabs shown?
A. Document area
B. Rulers
C. Scroll bars
D. Toolbars
Question 8 of 20
The __________ is the insertion point in a word processing document.
A. cursor
B. icon
C. inserter
D. text entry bar
Question 9 of 20
The process called __________ marks a particular part of the document for special processing.
A. blocking
B. editing
C. identifying
D. selecting
Question 10 of 20
What is the name for a set of characters like Arial or Courier?
A. Font
B. Points
C. Style
D. Type
Question 11 of 20
How large is a 10 point font?
A. 1/720 of an inch
B. 1/72 of an inch
C. 10/72 of an inch
D. 7/10 of an inch
Question 12 of 20
What is the area of the screen in which you interact with a spreadsheet called?
A. Cell
B. Cell address
C. Formula bar
D. Worksheet
Question 13 of 20
What is the intersection of a row and a column in a spreadsheet called?
A. Cell
B. Cell address
C. Formula bar
D. Worksheet
Question 14 of 20
__________ are the text areas in a spreadsheet.
A. Cells
B. Labels
C. Text boxes
D. Values
Question 15 of 20
When you buy software, what are you buying?
A. The rights to use, copy, and distribute the software
B. The right to use the software on one of your computers, and make one backup copy
C. The right to use the software on all of your computers, and make backup copies
D. The right to copy, modify, and share your version of the software
Question 16 of 20
Most presentation packages have pre-built formats you can use; these are called:
A. cells.
B. frames.
C. monitors.
D. templates.
Question 17 of 20
What part of a presentation enables you to add graphics?
A. Animations
B. Frames
C. Text boxes
D. Video areas
Question 18 of 20
What part of a presentation allows you to add character data?
A. Animations
B. Frames
C. Text boxes
D. Video areas
Question 19 of 20
What is the term for an application that handles your contacts, to-do lists, etc.?
A. Address Manager
B. Contact-handler
C. Personal Information Manager
D. World Database Manager
Question 20 of 20
When using a spreadsheet or word processor, you use __________ to store and then replay a set of keystrokes.
A. macros
B. formulas
C. compound commands
D. automation tools
Question 1 of 20
What part of a presentation allows you to add character data?
A. Animations
B. Frames
C. Text boxes
D. Video areas
Question 2 of 20
What part of a presentation enables you to add graphics?
A. Animations
B. Frames
C. Text boxes
D. Video areas
Question 3 of 20
Most presentation packages have pre-built formats you can use; what are they called?
A. Cells
B. Frames
C. Monitors
D. Templates
Question 4 of 20
Which of the following is the primary disadvantage of using a large-format monitor to show a presentation?
A. Compatibility may be a problem.
B. These are typically large and expensive.
C. The monitor will not display high resolution graphics.
D. It will only work for small audiences.
Question 5 of 20
Which of the following statements is a true statement about presenting slide shows to a large audience?
A. The only reasonable way to present a slide show is to use a projector and screen.
B. The best way to present to a large audience is to simply use your laptop.
C. It is possible to use presentation software to show a slide show on a TV screen.
D. LCD monitors are not big enough for large audiences to view.
Question 6 of 20
Which of the following types of bitmap graphics is most commonly used on the World Wide Web?
A. BMP
B. PICT
C. JPEG
D. TIFF
Question 7 of 20
Which type of graphics file format keeps track of each individual point in the image?
A. Bitmap
B. Detailed image
C. Pointilated
D. Vector
Question 8 of 20
What are the individual parts of a bit mapped image called?
A. Bits
B. Bytes
C. Pixels
D. Rasters
Question 9 of 20
If you want to create images that can be easily resized, or one that looks like it was created with a pencil or pen, you should choose a __________ graphics package.
A. bitmap-based
B. colorized
C. raster-based
D. vector-based
Question 10 of 20
Which graphical input source acts like a copy machine but copies the image to the computer instead of paper?
A. Clip art
B. Digital camera
C. Digital video camera
D. Scanner
Question 11 of 20
Which graphical input source started in the print medium and moved to digital?
A. Clip art
B. Digital Camera
C. Digital Video Camera
D. Scanner
Question 12 of 20
Which graphical input source captures and stores images in a bitmap form for transfer to a computer?
A. Clip art
B. Digital Camera
C. Digital Video Camera
D. Scanner
Question 13 of 20
What graphics program would you use to create a vector-based graphic that is easily resizable?
A. CAD
B. Draw
C. Paint
D. Photo-editing
Question 14 of 20
What graphics program would you use to create an image that resembles a traditional artist’s work?
A. CAD
B. Draw
C. Paint
D. Photo-editing
Question 15 of 20
What graphics program would you use to repair damage to a scanned image or a poorly taken picture?
A. CAD
B. Draw
C. Paint
D. Photo-editing
Question 16 of 20
What graphics program would you use to create a blueprint of a house or the design for a new windmill?
A. CAD
B. Draw
C. Paint
D. Photo-editing
Question 17 of 20
What type of software application can create multi-dimensional images using tools much like wood working tools?
A. Animation
B. CAD
C. 3-D modeling
D. Tool based imagery
Question 18 of 20
What is a single image from an animation called?
A. Animatron
B. Frame
C. Pict
D. Window
Question 19 of 20
How does a computer generated animation work?
A. The computer creates constant movement in the characters.
B. The computer, along with human workers, moves the characters on the screen.
C. The computer creates a set of continuous movements, one character at a time.
D. The computer creates a set of still images that are then projected one at a time, like conventional animation.
Question 20 of 20
What is the term for computer generated images that appear to be pictures of real objects?
A. Hyper-real
B. Photorealistic
C. Reality
D. Virtual reality