2010 - Technology Diagnostic

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2010 - Technology Diagnostic

Test your middle grades technology knowledge using hardware,software, security and ethics questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A small, portable computer with features very similar to a microcomputer is a/an:
    • A. 

      Server

    • B. 

      Mainframe

    • C. 

      Desktop

    • D. 

      Laptop

  • 2. 
    Which of the following suggestions will make your computer work station more comfortable?
    • A. 

      Work at least four hours at a time without breaks

    • B. 

      Sit with your legs wrapped around the chair legs

    • C. 

      Use a comfortable, adjustable chair

    • D. 

      Use the DVD drive as a can holder for a soft drink

  • 3. 
    A hardware device that stores data and programs, executes program instructions, and performs arithmetic/logic operations is known as the:
    • A. 

      CPU (Central Processing Unit

    • B. 

      Integrated Circuits

    • C. 

      Main Storage

    • D. 

      Memory

  • 4. 
    What is the main purpose of an external storage device?
    • A. 

      To print hard copies in readable form

    • B. 

      To store programs and data until needed

    • C. 

      To save time while working on the computer

    • D. 

      To sort information for later use

  • 5. 
    The input device that allows the user to make selections, move the cursor and scroll on any window is the:
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Speech recognition

    • C. 

      Scanner

    • D. 

      Scanner

  • 6. 
    Computer maintenance is generally performed by which of the following:
    • A. 

      Applications Programmer

    • B. 

      Network Administrator

    • C. 

      Repair Technician

    • D. 

      Systems Analyst

  • 7. 
    Which type of software is known as the boss of the computer system:
    • A. 

      System

    • B. 

      Application

    • C. 

      Database

    • D. 

      Spreadsheet

  • 8. 
    Saving and retrieving files is a function of:
    • A. 

      Microsoft Word

    • B. 

      Application Software

    • C. 

      System Software

    • D. 

      Shareware

  • 9. 
    Software Designed to meet the specific needs of the user is known as:
    • A. 

      Microsoft Excel

    • B. 

      Application Software

    • C. 

      Hardware

    • D. 

      Telecommunications

  • 10. 
    Which application software is used to write letters?
    • A. 

      Spreadsheet

    • B. 

      Database

    • C. 

      Paint/Draw

    • D. 

      Word Processing

  • 11. 
    Which application software calculates numbers such as a teacher’s gradebook program?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    • A. 

      Spreadsheet

    • B. 

      Database

    • C. 

      Word Processing

    • D. 

      Desktop Publishing

  • 12. 
    Which application software creates cards, flyers, calendars and banners?
    • A. 

      Database

    • B. 

      Spreadsheet

    • C. 

      Multimedia

    • D. 

      Desktop Publishing

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is NOT a business need for application software?
    • A. 

      Payroll

    • B. 

      Playing Games

    • C. 

      Sales

    • D. 

      Purchasing

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is NOT a computer crime?
    • A. 

      Making a copy of the file that contains your social studies report

    • B. 

      Making a copy of your teacher's electronic gradebook without permission

    • C. 

      Threatening to put a virus on someone else's computer

    • D. 

      Changing your grade on the teacher's computer without permission

  • 15. 
    Your school just purchased a single user copy of a typing tutor.  Which of the following actions is considered legal?
    • A. 

      Installing the software on all computers in the school

    • B. 

      Installing the software in one computer lab

    • C. 

      Copying the software and giving it to teachers only

    • D. 

      Using the software only on one computer in the school

  • 16. 
    If you would like to load copies of a commercial program on every computer in your school, you should:
    • A. 

      Charge each user a fee

    • B. 

      Try not to attract attention

    • C. 

      Apply for a site license from the manufacturer

    • D. 

      Inform the principal that the software has public domain status

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is NOT an advantage to buying software?
    • A. 

      Gaining access to phone help from the company as a legal user

    • B. 

      Knowing that you did the right thing by paying

    • C. 

      Having all of the instructions and documentation needed

    • D. 

      Giving away copies to all of your friends

  • 18. 
    If the software title is considered as “Public Domain” you may:
    • A. 

      Apply for a site license within 10 days

    • B. 

      Pay a small fee to the author

    • C. 

      Obtain permission to copy the software

    • D. 

      Copy and distribute the software as you can see fit

  • 19. 
    When a software author owns the reproduction and distribution rights to a software title, it is because it is:
    • A. 

      Copyrighted

    • B. 

      Public Domain

    • C. 

      Shareware

    • D. 

      Freeware

  • 20. 
    When software is given to a person free on a trial basis, it is classified as:
    • A. 

      Commercial

    • B. 

      Shareware

    • C. 

      Freeware

    • D. 

      Public Domain

  • 21. 
    A person who sneaks into your computer files with bad intentions is known as a/an:
    • A. 

      Enthusiast

    • B. 

      Operator

    • C. 

      Nerd

    • D. 

      Hacker

  • 22. 
    Copying and distributing software illegally is called:
    • A. 

      Hacking

    • B. 

      Patenting

    • C. 

      Piracy

    • D. 

      Licensing

  • 23. 
    Nancy used an electronic encyclopedia to research her social studies report on Africa.  She printed several pages that contained all of the information that she needed to make an “A”.  In order to follow the correct ethical procedure, what should she do before turning in the report?
    • A. 

      Write her name at the top of the printout and give it to the teacher

    • B. 

      List the CD on the title page and turn in her report

    • C. 

      Use quotation marks around any sentences she copies directly and include footnotes and a bibliography

    • D. 

      None of the above apply because she used a computer

  • 24. 
    People who commit software piracy are:
    • A. 

      Careful not to get caught too often

    • B. 

      Committing crimes that can be punishable by fines and jail time

    • C. 

      Usually too poor to purchase the software themselves

    • D. 

      Are smarter than most people

  • 25. 
    A set of moral principles or values is known as:
    • A. 

      Piracy

    • B. 

      Access

    • C. 

      Integrity

    • D. 

      Ethics

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