8th Grade Technology Assessment

51 Questions
8th Grade Technology Assessment
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  • 1. 
    Why is the word Frandor underlined in this sentence?  
    • A. 

      It is spelled wrong

    • B. 

      It is not supposed to be capitalized

    • C. 

      It is not entered in the word processor's spelling library

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    You spelled the same word wrong ten times in your paper.  What would be the most efficient way to correct this?  
    • A. 

      Retype it

    • B. 

      Copy and paste

    • C. 

      Delete

    • D. 

      Find and replace

  • 3. 
    Sarah typed the following sentence: "The girl was beautiful."  In which word processing tool would she find a synonym for "beautiful?"  
    • A. 

      Thesaurus

    • B. 

      Grammar check

    • C. 

      Paragraph format

    • D. 

      Word count

  • 4. 
    What software application is the most effective tool to create charts of data?
    • A. 

      Desktop Publishing software

    • B. 

      Photo editing software

    • C. 

      Spreadsheet software

    • D. 

      Word Processing software

  • 5. 
    Which spreadsheet feature would you use to identify the different sections of a pie chart?  
    • A. 

      Axis

    • B. 

      Category

    • C. 

      Legend

    • D. 

      Series

  • 6. 
    When searching for a word that means the same as "cold" what word processing tool would be used?
    • A. 

      Computer calculator

    • B. 

      Computer dictionary

    • C. 

      Computer thesaurus

    • D. 

      Spelling and grammar checking

  • 7. 
    To create a personal budget, which is the most appropriate application to be used?  
    • A. 

      Spreadsheet software (e.g. Excel)

    • B. 

      Presentation software (e.g. PowerPoint)

    • C. 

      Database software (e.g. Access)

    • D. 

      Desktop Publishing software (e.g. Publisher)

  • 8. 
    Which would be the best tool for students who are collaborating on a project to use?
    • A. 

      Google Docs

    • B. 

      Desktop Publishing Software

    • C. 

      Database Software

    • D. 

      Telecomputing

  • 9. 
    What type of computer program would you most likely use to design an invitation for a parent's night?
    • A. 

      Simulation

    • B. 

      Spreadsheet

    • C. 

      Virtual Reality

    • D. 

      Desktop Publishing

  • 10. 
    Which would you use to collaborate and communicate online with other students in REAL TIME on a project?
    • A. 

      Podcasts

    • B. 

      Blogs

    • C. 

      Chat rooms

    • D. 

      WebQuests

  • 11. 
    Which of these tools could be used (if you have them at your school) to collaborate with other students on a project?
    • A. 

      Email

    • B. 

      Instant messaging

    • C. 

      Chat room

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Which is the most effective tool for many students from various locations to post their comments in response to specific topics?  
    • A. 

      Instant messaging

    • B. 

      Email

    • C. 

      Web chat

    • D. 

      Threaded forum

  • 13. 
    Voice over IP is a tool to ___?
    • A. 

      E-mail someone

    • B. 

      IM (Instant Message) someone

    • C. 

      Text message someone

    • D. 

      Talk to someone

  • 14. 
    Which of these are true of blogs?
    • A. 

      Blogs are for "real time" conversations (only)

    • B. 

      Blogs are usually someone's opinion, not always factual

    • C. 

      Blogs usually contain out of date, old information

    • D. 

      T's very difficult to make a blog

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is the best way to evaluate web site content?
    • A. 

      Find out who hosts the website, look for reputable sponsors suggested by your teacher or linked from a library web site

    • B. 

      Check for the last time the web page was updated

    • C. 

      Check the graphics and web design, pages that have the best looks usually have the best content

    • D. 

      Email the author

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      It is associated with a higher educational institution

    • B. 

      It is an English teacher's personal home page

    • C. 

      It is an article from a magazine

    • D. 

      It is from an electronic directory

  • 17. 
    Which of the following should you ask yourself when evaluating the quality of information from an online resource?
    • A. 

      Where did the author graduate from?

    • B. 

      What is the date of the web page?

    • C. 

      Are the sources footnoted from reliable sites?

    • D. 

      Does the page look professional?

  • 18. 
    For your science project, you need to analyze water samples and upload the findings onto a wiki. Which tool would best help you analyze water samples?
    • A. 

      GPS

    • B. 

      GIS

    • C. 

      Probe

    • D. 

      Digital Camera

  • 19. 
    If the printer does not work when the power button is pressed , the first thing to check is
    • A. 

      Power Source

    • B. 

      Printer

    • C. 

      Network

    • D. 

      Cookies

  • 20. 
    When writing a paper and quoting an online source, what information do you need to include?
    • A. 

      Proper references and citations

    • B. 

      The length of the original document

    • C. 

      The occupation(s) of the author(s)

    • D. 

      The age of the web site

  • 21. 
    Inserting a picture from the Internet into a Power Point slideshow without properly citing the source is an example of: 
    • A. 

      Spam

    • B. 

      Plagiarism

    • C. 

      File-Sharing

    • D. 

      Archiving

  • 22. 
    Billy had a CD containing MP3 files of his favorite musiC. He downloaded the files without paying for them.  Billy burned copies of his CD and sold them at school to his classmates. What are the possible consequences and costs related to participating in this type of activity?  
    • A. 

      Suspension of computer privileges

    • B. 

      Pay a fine or be sued

    • C. 

      Loss of income to the musician

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    On a school computer, Tina, learned how to copy programs. A classmate asked her to copy a program for his home use. Her most ethical response would be which of the following?
    • A. 

      “I’ll copy it for you, but you can’t copy it for anyone else.”

    • B. 

      “I’ll copy it, but you have to promise not to tell anyone."

    • C. 

      “I don’t know how to copy diskettes.”

    • D. 

      “I can’t copy it because it will break copyright laws.”

  • 24. 
    What would you do if a student in your class was trying to get around the school firewall to access forbidden sites?
    • A. 

      Ask the student to show you how to do what she is doing

    • B. 

      Pay no attention

    • C. 

      Announce to the class what was going on

    • D. 

      Privately tell the teacher

  • 25. 
    In the future, technology will:
    • A. 

      Allow us to do many things that we cannot do at the present time

    • B. 

      Be extremely expensive

    • C. 

      Cause people to be less connected to residents in other countries

    • D. 

      Not help very much with health care

  • 26. 
    You are using the Internet in a teen chat room. The "teen" at the other end of the chat asks for your name and phone number. How do you respond?
    • A. 

      Give them your information

    • B. 

      Send them your picture

    • C. 

      Notify your parents or teachers

    • D. 

      Ask them for their name and phone number

  • 27. 
    Which of the following would create a concept map:  
    • A. 

      Spreadsheet

    • B. 

      Photo editor

    • C. 

      Organizational chart

    • D. 

      Video conference

  • 28. 
    Which of the following is a file extension for an image?  
    • A. 

      .xls or .xlsx

    • B. 

      .doc or .docx

    • C. 

      .dbf or .dbfx

    • D. 

      .jpg or .bmp

  • 29. 
    Which of the following is a file extension for a database file?
    • A. 

      .xls or .xlsx

    • B. 

      .doc or .docx

    • C. 

      .dbf or .dbfx

    • D. 

      .jpg or .bmp

  • 30. 
    Which process is used to find a collection of related records in a database?  
    • A. 

      Query

    • B. 

      Scan

    • C. 

      Print screen

    • D. 

      Charting

  • 31. 
    A project at school requires you to place names, addresses, birthdates, and phone numbers into a program.  This information will be sorted, queried, placed into mailing labels and forms.  What is the best type of program to use to place the information in?
    • A. 

      Word processor

    • B. 

      Spreadsheet

    • C. 

      Database

    • D. 

      Web page

  • 32. 
    You create a database report of your CD collection.  You want to sort it to locate all the songs by a particular artist.  You will need to:  
    • A. 

      Sort by the record

    • B. 

      Sort by a cell

    • C. 

      Sort by a fieldname

    • D. 

      Sort by a row

  • 33. 
    After setting up records in a database, which of the following functions can be performed?
    • A. 

      Create a form

    • B. 

      Create a graph

    • C. 

      Create a multi-media presentation

    • D. 

      Create a web page

  • 34. 
    What is another name for a portable storage device that is inserted into a USB drive?
    • A. 

      Thumb drive

    • B. 

      Pen drive

    • C. 

      Flash drive

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 35. 
    Which of the following are computer software?  
    • A. 

      Computer, printer, scanner

    • B. 

      Twitter, Delicious, FaceBook

    • C. 

      Word processing, spreadsheet, database

    • D. 

      CD-ROM, thumb drive, DVD

  • 36. 
    Which of the following are web tools?
    • A. 

      Computer, printer, scanner

    • B. 

      Twitter, Delicious, FaceBook

    • C. 

      Word processing, spreadsheet, database

    • D. 

      CD-ROM, thumb drive, DVD

  • 37. 
    When hiring a new employee, employers may check the following online resources to find out what kind of person the new employee might be:  
    • A. 

      FaceBook or MySpace pages

    • B. 

      Blogs

    • C. 

      Google search

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 38. 
    Online career resources such as those found in the Michigan Electronic Library's (Mel.org) Learning Express Library, can help students:
    • A. 

      Identify a career path

    • B. 

      Analyze skills and abilities

    • C. 

      Locate colleges by educational programs

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 39. 
    Which of the following could be done online:  
    • A. 

      Check the ferry schedule for a trip to Mackinac Island

    • B. 

      Call a friend in Nova Scotia

    • C. 

      Look up the total distance from the Earth to the Moon

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 40. 
    An example of a Cybercrime is:  
    • A. 

      Identity theft

    • B. 

      Stealing bread from the store

    • C. 

      Turning on high speed internet

    • D. 

      Using MapQuest to locate destinations

  • 41. 
    Which of the following are examples of assistive technology tools:  
    • A. 

      Dictionary lookup

    • B. 

      Text to speech converter

    • C. 

      ReadAloud feature

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 42. 
    When working on research using the Internet, search results are better when which of the following are used:  
    • A. 

      Valid and reliable sources

    • B. 

      Advanced Boolean search strategies

    • C. 

      Library databases

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 43. 
    Which of the following technology tools have revolutionized the way we do business over the past 10 years?  
    • A. 

      Cell phones

    • B. 

      ECommerce

    • C. 

      Email

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 44. 
    Using Wikipedia as a sole information source can be dangerous because:
    • A. 

      Wiki's can be edited by anyone

    • B. 

      Single information sources are not as reliable as multiple sources

    • C. 

      Wikipedia has many inaccuracies

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 45. 
    Which of the following varsity sports has shown a steady increase in participation each year? 
       
    • A. 

      Basketball and Tennis

    • B. 

      Baseball and Softball

    • C. 

      Track

    • D. 

      Cross country

  • 46. 
    Which of the varsity sports shown in the graph below indicates participation in a decline in the 2010-2011 year?  
    • A. 

      Basketball and Tennis

    • B. 

      Softball, Golf and Track

    • C. 

      Baseball

    • D. 

      Cross country

  • 47. 
    To create a media rich presentation on the following topic, what could you include:
    • A. 

      A video about Internet Safety

    • B. 

      Links to documents, like Acceptable Use Policies

    • C. 

      Images and sounds related to the presentation

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 48. 
    Creating a digital footprint means:  
    • A. 

      Postings to the Internet may come back to haunt you; use caution when posting information

    • B. 

      Scanning images using scanner software; preparing documents for scanning

    • C. 

      Using instant messaging to present information

    • D. 

      Using Web 2.0 tools

  • 49. 
    Janice posted inappropriate pictures of her friends from a party on her social network.  Which of the following is true:
    • A. 

      These photos may be around forever

    • B. 

      Possible employers may see these in the future, long after the party is over

    • C. 

      Her friends may not be happy with her

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 50. 
    When creating a research paper, which of the following technology tools should be used:
    • A. 

      Spellcheck, grammar check, thesaurus

    • B. 

      Citation makers

    • C. 

      Valid/reliable sources like the library databases

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 51. 
    Inserting a picture from the Internet into a Power Point slideshow without properly citing the source is an example of: 
    • A. 

      Spam

    • B. 

      Plagiarism

    • C. 

      File-sharing

    • D. 

      Archiving