8th Grade Technology Test: Trivia Quiz

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8th Grade Technology Test: Trivia Quiz

This is the 8th-grade Technology Test for same grade students. Today, technology is all around us, and it is important or one to know how to use the most common gadget, which is the computer. This is why we have a technology class to teach students how to use computers correctly. Do take up this quiz and see how well informed you are about technology, computer hardware, and software!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Plagiarism is __________________.
    • A. 

      The act of copying another person's writing without giving credit to the author.

    • B. 

      The act of linking your web page to another person's web page.

    • C. 

      The act of sending unwanted messages or e-mails to many people at the same time.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following personal information is safe to share on a web site such as My Space?
    • A. 

      Age and home town

    • B. 

      Name and school

    • C. 

      Screen name only

  • 3. 
    A student finds a story on the Internet, copies it, and submits it to a teacher as his or her own work.
    • A. 

      This is okay because the information was online and found while at school.

    • B. 

      This is not okay because it is using someone else's work as your own.

    • C. 

      This is okay as long a the teacher doesn't find out.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is legal when you buy a music CD?
    • A. 

      You can burn copies of the CD and give it all your friends.

    • B. 

      You can load the CD on any number of computers or MP3 players.

    • C. 

      You can only load the CD on one computer and one MP3 player.

  • 5. 
    Roberto was setting up an account on My Space and needed to make a password. Of the choices, which password would be the most secure?
    • A. 

      An unrelated word such as... Yu!daUn45

    • B. 

      A short version of his name...robbie

    • C. 

      His name with birth year...roberto1995

  • 6. 
    You found a Facebook page that had pictures and very negative comments about a friend that was posted by a classmate at Grant. What should you do?
    • A. 

      Call the classmate and make threatening remarks.

    • B. 

      Create a page about the classmate that was just as bad.

    • C. 

      Inform an adult at home or at school.

  • 7. 
    A student found out his teacher's computer password and gave it all his friends so they could change their grades in the teacher's online grade book. This act is _________________.
    • A. 

      Against school rules, but is legal.

    • B. 

      Illegal and may have consequences from the school and police.

    • C. 

      Not illegal.

  • 8. 
    A student made a video of another student changing clothes in the locker room and posted the video on YouTube.
    • A. 

      This is a crime and the student may be arrested.

    • B. 

      This is a crime only if the other student didn't think it was funny.

    • C. 

      This is against school rules, but not a crime.

  • 9. 
    For several months, you have been chatting on the Internet with someone you decided to meet. What option would be the safest?
    • A. 

      Don't tell anyone and go alone.

    • B. 

      Meet this person in a public place with an adult.

    • C. 

      Tell a friend that you will be meeting this person and go alone.

  • 10. 
    An eight-grade student received a number of threatening text messages on her cell phone. What should the student do?
    • A. 

      Talk to her parents.

    • B. 

      Ignore and delete the messages.

    • C. 

      Send a threatening response back.

  • 11. 
    You plan to make a speech in class about the foods people eat in different parts of the world. You decide to use the computer and a projector to demonstrate with words and pictures what you have learned. Which of these software programs would be the best to use?
    • A. 

      Graphic Organizer (Inspiration)

    • B. 

      Presentation (PowerPoint)

    • C. 

      Spreadsheet (Excel)

  • 12. 
    Software that can be used to add numbers arranged in rows and columns is called:
    • A. 

      Word processing (Word)

    • B. 

      Presentation (PowerPoint)

    • C. 

      Spreadsheet (Excel)

  • 13. 
    A student is researching air pollution and wants to brainstorm ideas before starting to write the paper. Which of these programs would be best for brainstorming ideas?
    • A. 

      Graphic Organizer (Inspiration)

    • B. 

      Spreadsheet (Excel)

    • C. 

      Word Processor (Word)

  • 14. 
    An electronic document feature that can automatically insert page numbers on each page is called _____________________.
    • A. 

      Footers

    • B. 

      Repeated Text Insert

    • C. 

      Find and Replace

  • 15. 
    You are typing a document and realize you typed a paragraph in the wrong location. To move this paragraph in your document, one option is:
    • A. 

      Click in front of the paragraph and use Insert Page Break

    • B. 

      Use the Cut and Paste feature.

    • C. 

      Use the Find and Replace feature.

  • 16. 
    In order to organize all your electronic documents for several different classes, it would be helpful to create:
    • A. 

      Folders

    • B. 

      Bookmarks

    • C. 

      Favorites

  • 17. 
    A student needs to print only page three of a ten-page report. What is the most efficient way to do this?
    • A. 

      Print all the pages and only keep page 3.

    • B. 

      Use the Print Screen Function.

    • C. 

      Use the print dialog box to select just page 3.

  • 18. 
    Choosing the appearance of your bulleted list, 12 points, and Helvetica can be accomplished under which option?
    • A. 

      Format

    • B. 

      Help

    • C. 

      Insert Text

    • D. 

      Print

  • 19. 
    Which of the following could you accomplish by using "Save As"?
    • A. 

      Move a document from a computer to a portable drive.

    • B. 

      Rename a document and save it.

    • C. 

      Spell Check a document before saving.

    • D. 

      Both A and B.

  • 20. 
    You are asked to publish a written report. Which software would you use?
    • A. 

      Graphic Organizer (Inspiration)

    • B. 

      Presentation (PowerPoint)

    • C. 

      Spreadsheet (Excel)

    • D. 

      Word Processing (Word)

  • 21. 
    To create a graph of your science data, which would be the best tool to use?
    • A. 

      Presentation (PowerPoint)

    • B. 

      Spreadsheet (Excel)

    • C. 

      Graphic Organizer (Inspiration)

    • D. 

      Word Processing (Word)

  • 22. 
    You need a copy of a Time magazine article, but all you can remember is the title of the article. If the article is on the Internet, you may be able to get a copy by typing the title you know into a ___________________.
    • A. 

      Homepage

    • B. 

      Mailing list

    • C. 

      Search engine

    • D. 

      Word processor

  • 23. 
    Why is it important to use keywords when doing an Internet search to locate information?
    • A. 

      To allow searching with a single word.

    • B. 

      To allow searching with whole phrases.

    • C. 

      To narrow a search and get fewer results.

    • D. 

      To allow searching more than one database.

  • 24. 
    When writing a report on "How Junk Food Affects the Health of Teens," what is the best set of keywords to use in an Internet search?
    • A. 

      Junk food

    • B. 

      Junk food health teenagers

    • C. 

      Junk food Colorado

    • D. 

      Health junk food

  • 25. 
    Select the set of keywords that would best locate the information you need to answer the question below: Question: What land mammal can jump the longest distance?
    • A. 

      Land mammal

    • B. 

      Longest land mammal

    • C. 

      Longest jump land mammal

    • D. 

      What is the longest jump of any land mammal

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