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Computer Safety & Basics (Computer Hardware and Software)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Explain the Processing Cycle of the Computer.  In your answer, please give details and examples.

  • 2. 

    What are the modifer keys?

    • A.

      CTRL, TAB, Shift

    • B.

      CTRL, Shift, Caps Lock

    • C.

      Enter, CTRL, Shift

    • D.

      TAB, Shift, Caps Lock

    • E.

      Enter, Shift, Caps Lock

    Correct Answer
    B. CTRL, Shift, Caps Lock
    Explanation
    The modifier keys are keys on a keyboard that are used in combination with other keys to perform specific functions. In this case, the correct answer is CTRL, Shift, and Caps Lock. CTRL is commonly used as a modifier key to perform keyboard shortcuts, such as CTRL+C for copy and CTRL+V for paste. Shift is used to capitalize letters or access symbols on the upper part of the keyboard. Caps Lock, when activated, allows all letters to be typed in uppercase without holding down the Shift key.

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  • 3. 

    The alphanumeric keys are also known as the ______keys.

    • A.

      Function

    • B.

      Computer

    • C.

      Typewriter

    • D.

      Number keypad

    • E.

      Storage

    Correct Answer
    C. Typewriter
    Explanation
    The alphanumeric keys are also known as the "typewriter" keys because they are the keys that are commonly found on a typewriter keyboard. These keys include both letters and numbers, allowing users to input alphanumeric characters.

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  • 4. 

    What type of device is a graphics tablet?

    • A.

      Input

    • B.

      Output

    • C.

      Storage

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Input
    Explanation
    A graphics tablet is a type of input device. It is used by artists and designers to create digital drawings and illustrations. The tablet allows users to draw directly on its surface using a stylus or pen, which is then translated into digital data that can be seen on a computer screen. Therefore, the correct answer is "input" as a graphics tablet is primarily used for inputting drawings and sketches into a computer system.

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  • 5. 

    What are the 5 basic parts of the computer?

    • A.

      Cpu, monitor, speakers, keyboard and webcam

    • B.

      Cpu, monitor, speakers, keyboard and graphic tablet

    • C.

      Monitor, mouse, keyboard, printer and cpu

    • D.

      Monitor, mouse, keyboard, printer and speaker

    • E.

      Cpu, mouse, keyboard, printer and speaker

    Correct Answer
    C. Monitor, mouse, keyboard, printer and cpu
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "monitor, mouse, keyboard, printer and cpu". These five components are considered the basic parts of a computer. The monitor is the display screen that allows users to see what they are doing. The mouse and keyboard are input devices that allow users to interact with the computer. The printer is an output device that allows users to print documents. The CPU (Central Processing Unit) is the brain of the computer, responsible for executing instructions and performing calculations.

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  • 6. 

    The _____consist of hardware, software, and data working together.

    • A.

      Software

    • B.

      Internet

    • C.

      Computer system

    • D.

      Email

    • E.

      Data

    Correct Answer
    C. Computer system
    Explanation
    A computer system is the correct answer because it encompasses the combination of hardware, software, and data that work together. The hardware includes the physical components of a computer such as the processor, memory, and peripherals. The software refers to the programs and applications that run on the computer. Lastly, the data represents the information and files that are processed and stored by the computer system. Together, these components form a cohesive system that allows for the execution of tasks and operations.

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  • 7. 

    What type of devices are used to enter information into the computer. 

    • A.

      Output

    • B.

      Storage

    • C.

      Input

    • D.

      Processing

    • E.

      Hardware

    Correct Answer
    C. Input
    Explanation
    Input devices are used to enter information into the computer. These devices allow users to input data and commands into the computer system. Examples of input devices include keyboards, mice, scanners, and microphones. These devices convert the user's actions or commands into a form that the computer can understand and process. Therefore, the correct answer is "input".

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  • 8. 

    The first electronic computer, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), was developed in _______.

    • A.

      1946

    • B.

      1999

    • C.

      1969

    • D.

      1936

    • E.

      1926

    Correct Answer
    A. 1946
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1946. The ENIAC was indeed the first electronic computer, developed during this year. It was a massive machine, weighing 30 tons and consisting of over 17,000 vacuum tubes. The ENIAC was designed to perform complex calculations and was used primarily for military purposes, such as calculating artillery firing tables. Its development marked a significant milestone in the history of computing, paving the way for future advancements in electronic computing technology.

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  • 9. 

    The cursor keys allow you to navigate on the computer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the cursor keys, also known as arrow keys, are commonly used to navigate on a computer. They allow users to move the cursor or selection up, down, left, or right within a document, web page, or any other interface. These keys are essential for scrolling through content, selecting options, and moving between different elements on the screen.

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  • 10. 

    What type of device is a printer?

    • A.

      Input

    • B.

      Output

    • C.

      Storage

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Output
    Explanation
    A printer is a type of device that is used for producing physical copies of digital documents or images. It takes electronic data from a computer or other device and transfers it onto paper or other print media. Therefore, the correct answer is "output" because a printer is primarily used for outputting information in a tangible form.

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  • 11. 

    The device that saves data so it can be used again is called _________.

    Correct Answer
    storage
    storages
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "storage". Storage refers to the device or system that is used to save and retain data for future use. It can be any physical or virtual medium such as hard drives, solid-state drives, cloud storage, or even memory cards. The plural form of "storage" is "storages", which can also be used to refer to multiple devices or systems used for data storage.

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  • 12. 

    The output view on the monitor is called a _____.

    Correct Answer
    softcopy
    soft copy
    Explanation
    The output view on the monitor is referred to as a softcopy or soft copy. This term is used to describe the digital representation of information displayed on a screen. Unlike a hardcopy, which is a physical printout, a softcopy is a virtual representation that can be easily edited, shared, and stored electronically.

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  • 13. 

    What type of device is a webcam?

    • A.

      Input

    • B.

      Output

    • C.

      Storage

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    A webcam is a type of device that can be classified as all of the options given. It can be considered as an input device because it captures and inputs live video footage. It can also be considered as an output device because it displays the captured video on a computer screen or other display devices. Additionally, webcams can be connected to a computer or other devices for storage purposes, making it a storage device as well. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 14. 

    The ESC key on the keyboard allows you to ________ the program.

    Correct Answer
    Exit
    exit
    Explanation
    The ESC key on the keyboard allows you to exit the program.

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  • 15. 

    The cursor keys allows you to ____ on the computer screen.

    Correct Answer
    navigate
    Navigate
    Explanation
    The cursor keys, also known as the arrow keys, allow you to move the cursor or pointer on the computer screen. By pressing the up, down, left, or right arrow keys, you can navigate through different elements or options displayed on the screen. This navigation feature is commonly used in various applications, such as text editors, web browsers, and graphical user interfaces, to easily move around and select different items or sections.

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  • 16. 

    What are the homerow keys?

    Correct Answer
    asdf jkl;
    asdfjkl;
    Explanation
    The homerow keys are the keys on a keyboard where the fingers of a typist are meant to rest when not actively typing. In the QWERTY layout, the homerow keys are the middle row of letters: ASDF for the left hand and JKL; for the right hand. These keys are positioned to provide a comfortable and natural hand placement, allowing for efficient and accurate typing.

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  • 17. 

    A touchpad is a ____ device

    Correct Answer
    input
    Input
    Explanation
    A touchpad is a device that allows users to input commands or control the cursor on a computer or electronic device by using their fingers to move across its surface. It is a type of input device as it enables users to interact with the device and provide input in the form of gestures or movements.

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  • 18. 

    A monitor is a ______ device.

    Correct Answer
    output
    out put
    Explanation
    A monitor is a device that displays information or data from a computer or other electronic device. It is an output device because it provides visual output by presenting images, text, and other graphical elements to the user. The terms "output" and "out put" both refer to the same concept of a monitor being a device that produces visual output.

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  • 19. 

    The _____ devices receive information from the CPU and translate it into sounds or images we can understand.

    Correct Answer
    output
    out put
    Explanation
    The devices that receive information from the CPU and translate it into sounds or images we can understand are called output devices. These devices take the data processed by the CPU and convert it into a format that can be perceived by humans, such as displaying images on a screen or playing sound through speakers. The term "out put" is a misspelling of "output" and does not accurately describe these devices.

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  • 20. 

    The ________ is any set of instructions that tells the hardware what to do.

    Correct Answer
    software
    Soft ware
    soft ware
    Software
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "software". Software refers to any set of instructions that tells the hardware what to do. It is a general term that encompasses all types of programs, applications, and operating systems that run on a computer or electronic device. The variations in capitalization ("Soft ware" and "soft ware") are incorrect spellings and do not change the meaning or definition of the term.

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  • 21. 

    Information entered into the computer to be processed are called ____________.

    Correct Answer
    data
    Data
    Explanation
    The information that is entered into a computer to be processed is referred to as "data." This can include any type of input, such as numbers, text, images, or audio. The term "Data" is also correct, as it is simply the capitalized version of "data." Both terms are widely used and accepted in the field of computing.

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  • 22. 

    Tangible, physical equipment that can be seen and touched is called _______.

    Correct Answer
    Hardware
    hardware
    hard ware
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Hardware". Hardware refers to tangible, physical equipment that can be seen and touched. It includes devices such as computers, smartphones, printers, and other electronic devices. The term "hardware" is commonly used in the field of technology to distinguish physical components from software or virtual elements. The variations "hardware" and "hard ware" are simply alternative spellings of the correct term.

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  • 23. 

    The ____ computer hardware allows information to be passed through the telephone lines.

    Correct Answer
    modem
    Modem
    Explanation
    A modem is a device that allows information to be transmitted and received over telephone lines. It converts digital signals from a computer into analog signals that can be transmitted over the phone lines, and vice versa. This enables computers to connect to the internet or other remote networks using a telephone line as the communication medium. Therefore, a modem is the correct computer hardware that enables information to be passed through the telephone lines.

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  • 24. 

    A file server can share files and access them from any computer on the network.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A file server is a computer or device that is dedicated to storing and managing files. It allows multiple computers on a network to access and share these files. This means that any computer connected to the network can access the files stored on the file server, making the statement "A file server can share files and access them from any computer on the network" true.

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  • 25. 

    What type of device that processes data into information.

    • A.

      Output

    • B.

      Input

    • C.

      Storage

    • D.

      Processor

    • E.

      Hardware

    Correct Answer
    D. Processor
    Explanation
    A processor is a type of device that takes in data and performs calculations or operations on it to convert it into meaningful information. It is responsible for executing instructions and carrying out tasks in a computer system. The processor is the central component of a computer that performs all the necessary computations and controls the flow of data between different components. It is the core component that enables the transformation of raw data into useful information.

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  • 26. 

    The computer consist of two basis parts, the hardcoy and softcopy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is incorrect. The computer consists of two basic parts, the hardware and software. The hardware refers to the physical components of the computer such as the CPU, memory, and hard drive, while the software refers to the programs and operating system that run on the computer.

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  • 27. 

    Printed page of text or graphics are called software.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is incorrect. Printed pages of text or graphics are not called software. Software refers to the programs and data that run on a computer system, whereas printed pages are physical outputs that can be produced by a printer. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 28. 

    The ______ is the heart and brain of the computer.

    Correct Answer
    cpu
    CPU
    Explanation
    The CPU (Central Processing Unit) is often referred to as the heart and brain of the computer because it is responsible for executing most of the instructions that a computer receives from hardware and software. It performs the basic arithmetic, logical, control, and input/output (I/O) operations of a computer system. The CPU interprets and carries out instructions from the computer's memory, performing calculations and managing the flow of data between different components. Without the CPU, a computer would not be able to function properly and carry out tasks efficiently.

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  • 29. 

    A mouse is a _______ device.

    Correct Answer
    input
    Input
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "input" or "Input" because a mouse is a device that allows the user to input commands or data into a computer by moving the cursor on the screen. The user can click, scroll, and move the mouse to interact with the computer's graphical user interface. Therefore, a mouse is primarily considered an input device.

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  • 30. 

    What year did the computer company introduce the computer and that became the first widely sold personal computer with a graphical user interface or GUI (pronounced gooey).

    Correct Answer
    1984
    Explanation
    In 1984, the computer company introduced the first widely sold personal computer with a graphical user interface or GUI. This means that it was the first computer to have a visual interface that allowed users to interact with the computer using icons, windows, and menus, making it more user-friendly and accessible. This development was a significant milestone in computer history as it revolutionized the way people interacted with computers and paved the way for future advancements in user interfaces.

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  • 31. 

    The technology that enables computers to communicate between each other is called _____________.

    Correct Answer
    data communication
    data communications
    Explanation
    The technology that allows computers to exchange information and communicate with each other is referred to as data communication or data communications. This encompasses the transmission and reception of data through various mediums such as cables, wireless networks, or satellites. It involves the use of protocols and standards to ensure reliable and efficient data transfer between different devices and systems.

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  • 32. 

    A _________ computer called the iMac, which is a desktop computer that features an all-in-one design

    Correct Answer
    macintosh
    Macintosh
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "macintosh" or "Macintosh". This is because the question is asking for the name of a computer, specifically the iMac, which is a desktop computer known for its all-in-one design. The term "macintosh" or "Macintosh" is commonly used to refer to Apple computers, including the iMac.

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  • 33. 

    The first electronic computer, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) measured 18 feet by 80 feet and weighed_________.

    Correct Answer
    30 tons
    30 ton
    30tons
    30ton
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 30 tons, 30 ton, 30 tons, 30 ton. The ENIAC, which was the first electronic computer, had massive dimensions of 18 feet by 80 feet. Due to its size and the technology used at that time, it weighed a staggering 30 tons.

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  • 34. 

    Hardware, software, data, and people are parts of a __________________ _____________________.

    • A.

      Computer

    • B.

      Computer system

    • C.

      Computer communication

    • D.

      Network

    • E.

      Data communication

    Correct Answer
    B. Computer system
    Explanation
    Hardware, software, data, and people are all essential components that make up a computer system. A computer system refers to the combination of hardware (physical components like the CPU, memory, and peripherals), software (programs and applications), data (information stored and processed by the computer), and people (users and operators) working together to perform tasks and solve problems. These components work in harmony to enable the computer system to function effectively and efficiently.

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  • 35. 

    Email is a tool that allows a user to send a message from one person's computer to another person's computer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Email is a communication tool that enables users to send messages electronically from one computer to another. It allows individuals to exchange messages, documents, and other files over the internet. With email, users can compose, send, receive, and store messages in their respective email accounts. This method of communication has become widely popular and is used by millions of people worldwide for both personal and professional purposes. Therefore, the statement "Email is a tool that allows a user to send a message from one person's computer to another person's computer" is true.

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  • 36. 

    The _________ connects one computer to other computers and peripheral devices.

    • A.

      Network

    • B.

      Computer system

    • C.

      Data

    • D.

      Email

    • E.

      Internet

    Correct Answer
    A. Network
    Explanation
    A network is a system of interconnected computers and peripheral devices that allows them to communicate and share resources. It enables the transfer of data between computers and facilitates the sharing of information, files, and resources such as printers and scanners. Therefore, a network is the correct answer as it connects one computer to other computers and peripheral devices.

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  • 37. 

    When cleaning your computer, you should always spray with household cleaner  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Spraying household cleaner directly onto a computer can cause damage to the electronic components. Household cleaners often contain chemicals that can be harmful to the sensitive parts of a computer. Instead, it is recommended to use specialized computer cleaning products or a soft cloth dampened with water or rubbing alcohol to clean the computer.

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  • 38. 

    The central processing unit is also called the CPU.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the central processing unit (CPU) is indeed another term used to refer to the main component of a computer that performs most of the processing inside the computer. It is responsible for executing instructions, performing calculations, and managing the flow of data within the computer system. Therefore, the CPU and the central processing unit are interchangeable terms used to describe the same component.

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  • 39. 

    The computer processes ___________ and turns it into information.

    Correct Answer
    data
    Data
    Explanation
    The computer processes data and turns it into information. Data refers to raw facts or figures that are input into the computer, while information is the meaningful output that is derived from processing the data. By processing the data, the computer is able to organize, analyze, and manipulate it to generate useful information that can be used for various purposes.

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  • 40. 

    Many computer users purchase _________ _________ to sfeguard their system against electrical surges or lightning.

    Correct Answer
    surge protectors
    surge protector
    Explanation
    Many computer users purchase surge protectors or surge protector to safeguard their system against electrical surges or lightning. Surge protectors are devices that protect electronic devices from voltage spikes by diverting excess voltage to the ground. By using surge protectors, computer users can prevent damage to their systems caused by sudden power surges or lightning strikes.

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  • 41. 

    Downloading from Internet sites could expose your computer to dangerous       viruses.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Downloading from Internet sites could expose your computer to dangerous viruses. This is because when you download files from the internet, you are essentially allowing those files to enter your computer's system. Some files, especially those from untrusted or malicious websites, may contain viruses or malware that can harm your computer and compromise your security. Therefore, it is important to be cautious and only download files from trusted and reputable sources to minimize the risk of exposing your computer to dangerous viruses.

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  • 42. 

    It won’t hurt to eat a peanut butter & jelly sandwich while using the computer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Eating a peanut butter & jelly sandwich while using the computer can potentially lead to crumbs and food particles falling on the keyboard, which can cause damage and affect the performance of the computer. Additionally, there is a risk of accidentally spilling or smearing the sandwich on the computer, further increasing the chances of damage. Therefore, it is not recommended to eat while using the computer to avoid potential harm.

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  • 43. 

    A computer system can be defined as a electronic device that receives data, process data, stores data and produce a result.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement accurately defines a computer system as an electronic device that performs various functions such as receiving, processing, storing data, and producing a result. Therefore, the answer is true.

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  • 44. 

    Canned air can be used to clean your computer keyboard.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Canned air is a popular tool used for cleaning computer keyboards. It is effective in removing dust, debris, and crumbs that can accumulate in between the keys. The high-pressure air blasts from the can help dislodge and blow away any dirt, ensuring a clean keyboard. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 45. 

    A workstation is similar to a ___________.

    Correct Answer
    desktop
    Explanation
    A workstation is similar to a desktop because both are computer systems that are designed for individual use. They typically have similar components such as a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and CPU. Workstations and desktops are used for various tasks such as office work, browsing the internet, and running software applications. They provide a personal computing experience and are not designed for mobility like laptops or tablets. Therefore, the similarity between a workstation and a desktop lies in their functionality and purpose as individual computing devices.

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  • 46. 

    ROM stands for _____________.

    Correct Answer
    Read Only Memory
    read only memory
    Explanation
    ROM stands for Read Only Memory. It is a type of computer memory that stores data permanently and cannot be modified or erased. It contains firmware or software instructions that are permanently written during manufacturing and cannot be changed by normal computer operations. The data stored in ROM remains intact even when the computer is turned off. ROM is used to store critical system instructions and data that need to be accessed quickly during startup. It is called "read only" because the data can only be read and not written or modified.

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  • 47. 

    The two types of computers are laptop and IPhone.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 48. 

    What are the two most popular types of personal computers?

    • A.

      IBM and Macintosh

    • B.

      IBM and Gateway

    • C.

      Gateway and Macintosh

    • D.

      Gateway and Samsung

    • E.

      Dell and Gateway

    Correct Answer
    A. IBM and Macintosh
    Explanation
    The correct answer is IBM and Macintosh. These two types of personal computers have been widely recognized and used by individuals. IBM is known for its compatibility and versatility, while Macintosh, also known as Mac, is popular for its sleek design and user-friendly interface. Both IBM and Macintosh have a large user base and offer a wide range of features and capabilities, making them the most popular types of personal computers.

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  • 49. 

    Computers can be use to type documents and send email.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Computers can indeed be used to type documents and send emails. With the help of word processing software, users can easily create and edit documents on a computer. Additionally, email clients allow users to compose, send, and receive emails electronically. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 50. 

    Graphical user interface are also know as __________.

    Correct Answer
    icon
    icons
    Explanation
    Graphical user interface elements that represent functions, commands, or applications are commonly referred to as icons. They are visual symbols that users can interact with to perform various actions. Icons are an essential part of GUIs as they provide a visual representation of different functionalities, making it easier for users to navigate and interact with the system. The plural form "icons" is also correct as it refers to multiple graphical user interface elements.

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