8th Grade Technology Test: Trivia Quiz

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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.

    Correct Answer
    A. The act of copying another person's writing without giving credit to the author.
    Explanation
    Plagiarism refers to the act of copying someone else's writing without acknowledging the original author. It involves using someone else's ideas, words, or work as your own without giving proper credit. This can be in the form of directly copying and pasting text, paraphrasing without citation, or even using someone's ideas without permission. Plagiarism is considered unethical and a breach of academic or professional integrity. It is important to properly cite and attribute sources to avoid plagiarism and give credit where it is due.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Screen name only
    Explanation
    Sharing only a screen name on a website like MySpace is the safest option because it does not reveal any personal information such as age, home town, name, or school. A screen name is a username that is chosen by the user and does not directly disclose any personal details. This helps to maintain anonymity and protect one's identity while using the website.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. This is not okay because it is using someone else's work as your own.
    Explanation
    Copying someone else's work and submitting it as your own is considered plagiarism, which is unethical and academically dishonest. It doesn't matter where the information was found or whether the teacher finds out or not. Taking credit for someone else's work is a violation of intellectual property rights and undermines the principles of academic integrity.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    A. An unrelated word such as... Yu!daUn45
    Explanation
    Using an unrelated word such as "Yu!daUn45" would be the most secure password option. This is because it is a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters. It is important to have a password that is not easily guessable or related to personal information, as this makes it more vulnerable to hacking or unauthorized access.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Inform an adult at home or at school.
    Explanation
    If you come across a Facebook page that contains negative comments and pictures about your friend, the appropriate action to take is to inform an adult at home or at school. This is the responsible and mature approach to address the situation. Calling the classmate and making threatening remarks would only escalate the issue and potentially cause harm. Creating a page about the classmate that is just as bad would only contribute to the negativity and could lead to further conflicts. Seeking guidance from an adult is the best way to handle the situation and ensure that appropriate actions are taken to address the problem.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Illegal and may have consequences from the school and police.
    Explanation
    The act of the student finding out the teacher's computer password and distributing it to his friends so they can change their grades is considered illegal. This is because unauthorized access to someone else's computer system and tampering with sensitive information, such as grades, without permission is a violation of computer crime laws. Additionally, this act goes against school rules, which further reinforces its illegality. The consequences for such actions may involve disciplinary measures from the school, such as suspension or expulsion, and potential involvement of the police for further investigation and legal actions.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. This is a crime and the student may be arrested.
    Explanation
    Recording someone without their consent while they are changing clothes in a locker room and then posting it online is a violation of their privacy rights. It is considered a crime because it invades the other student's privacy and can cause emotional distress. The act of secretly recording and sharing such videos without consent is illegal and can lead to legal consequences, such as arrest and prosecution.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Meet this person in a public place with an adult.
    Explanation
    Meeting someone from the Internet in person can be risky, so it is important to prioritize safety. Meeting in a public place reduces the chances of any potential harm or danger. Additionally, having an adult accompany you adds an extra layer of protection and support. It is crucial to inform someone you trust, like a friend, about the meeting, as they can provide assistance or alert authorities if anything goes wrong. This option ensures that you have precautions in place to minimize risks and prioritize your safety.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Talk to her parents.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to talk to her parents. This is the most appropriate action for the student to take in this situation. By involving her parents, they can provide guidance, support, and help in addressing the issue. It is important for the student to seek the assistance of trusted adults who can help ensure her safety and well-being. Ignoring and deleting the messages may not be effective in stopping the threats, and sending a threatening response back could escalate the situation and potentially put the student in further danger.

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  • 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)

    Correct Answer
    B. Presentation (PowerPoint)
    Explanation
    PowerPoint is the best software program to use in this situation because it allows you to create visually appealing presentations with both words and pictures. It is specifically designed for creating slideshows and presentations, making it the most suitable choice for demonstrating what you have learned about different foods in different parts of the world. PowerPoint allows you to easily organize and present your information in a clear and engaging manner, making it an ideal tool for delivering a speech in a classroom setting.

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  • 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)

    Correct Answer
    C. Spreadsheet (Excel)
    Explanation
    Spreadsheet software, such as Excel, is specifically designed to perform calculations on numbers arranged in rows and columns. It provides a grid-like interface that allows users to input and manipulate data, perform mathematical operations, and generate formulas and functions. Word processing software like Word is primarily used for creating and editing text documents, while presentation software like PowerPoint is used for creating and delivering visual presentations. Therefore, the correct answer is Spreadsheet (Excel).

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  • 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)

    Correct Answer
    A. Graphic Organizer (Inspiration)
    Explanation
    A graphic organizer, such as Inspiration, would be the best program for brainstorming ideas when researching air pollution. Graphic organizers allow the student to visually organize their thoughts and ideas, making it easier to see connections and relationships between different concepts. This can help the student generate more ideas and create a structured outline for their paper. Using a spreadsheet like Excel or a word processor like Word may not provide the same level of visual organization and flexibility that a graphic organizer offers.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Footers
    Explanation
    A feature in an electronic document that automatically inserts page numbers on each page is referred to as "Footers." Footers are commonly used to display information such as page numbers, dates, and document titles at the bottom of each page. This feature helps in organizing and navigating through the document, especially in longer documents where it is essential to keep track of page numbers.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Use the Cut and Paste feature.
    Explanation
    To move a paragraph in a document, you can use the Cut and Paste feature. This allows you to select the paragraph, cut it from its current location, and then paste it in the desired location. Using the Cut and Paste feature ensures that the paragraph is removed from its original position and placed in the new location, without the need for additional formatting or inserting page breaks.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Folders
    Explanation
    Creating folders would be helpful in organizing electronic documents for different classes because folders provide a way to categorize and store related documents together. By creating separate folders for each class, it becomes easier to locate and access specific documents when needed. Folders allow for a hierarchical organization system, making it simple to navigate through different classes and their respective documents. Additionally, folders can be easily renamed or rearranged, providing flexibility in organizing and managing electronic documents efficiently.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Use the print dialog box to select just page 3.
    Explanation
    The most efficient way to print only page three of a ten-page report is to use the print dialog box to select just page 3. This option allows the student to specify the specific page they want to print, saving time and resources by not printing unnecessary pages.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Format
    Explanation
    The option "Format" allows you to choose the appearance of your bulleted list, such as the font size (12 points) and the font style (Helvetica).

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and B.
    Explanation
    By using "Save As," you can accomplish both moving a document from a computer to a portable drive and renaming a document and saving it. "Save As" allows you to create a copy of the original document and save it with a new name or in a different location, such as a portable drive. This way, you can have multiple versions of the document with different names or stored in different locations.

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  • 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)

    Correct Answer
    D. Word Processing (Word)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Word Processing (Word) because it is the most suitable software for creating written reports. Word provides various formatting options, such as font styles, sizes, and colors, as well as tools for spell-checking and grammar correction. It also allows the insertion of images, tables, and graphs, making it ideal for presenting information in a professional and organized manner. Additionally, Word allows for easy editing and collaboration with others, ensuring that the final report is well-written and error-free.

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  • 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)

    Correct Answer
    B. Spreadsheet (Excel)
    Explanation
    To create a graph of science data, the best tool to use would be a spreadsheet like Excel. Spreadsheets are designed to handle numerical data and have built-in features for creating graphs and charts. They allow you to easily input and organize your data, and then generate visual representations such as line graphs, bar graphs, or pie charts. This makes it a suitable choice for presenting scientific data in a clear and organized manner. PowerPoint, Inspiration, and Word are not specifically designed for handling data and creating graphs, so they may not have the same level of functionality and ease of use as a spreadsheet.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Search engine
    Explanation
    If you need a copy of a Time magazine article but only remember the title, you can use a search engine to find it. A search engine allows you to enter keywords or phrases related to what you are looking for, and it will provide you with a list of relevant websites or articles. By typing the title of the article into a search engine, you can quickly locate the specific article you need, even if it is available on the internet.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. To narrow a search and get fewer results.
    Explanation
    Using keywords when doing an Internet search is important because it helps to narrow down the search and retrieve more relevant results. By using specific keywords related to the desired information, the search engine can filter out irrelevant content and provide a focused set of results. This saves time and effort by eliminating the need to sift through a large number of unrelated search results.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Junk food health teenagers
    Explanation
    The best set of keywords to use in an Internet search when writing a report on "How Junk Food Affects the Health of Teens" would be "junk food health teenagers." These keywords encompass the main topic of the report and will likely yield relevant and specific results related to the impact of junk food on the health of teenagers. Including the term "junk food" ensures that the search results will focus on the specific type of food being discussed.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Longest jump land mammal
    Explanation
    The set of keywords "longest jump land mammal" would best locate the information needed to answer the question. These keywords specifically focus on finding information about the longest jump made by any land mammal.

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  • 26. 

    Choose the information source that would be most likely to provide the best information to answer the question below: Question: How many cell phone users are there in Japan?

    • A.

      En.wikipedia.org (wikipedia)

    • B.

      Www.celljapan.org (Japanese cell phone research website)

    • C.

      Www.google.com (Google search)

    • D.

      Www.nokia.com (official site of Nokia cell phone company)

    Correct Answer
    B. Www.celljapan.org (Japanese cell phone research website)
    Explanation
    The best source of information to answer the question would be www.celljapan.org (Japanese cell phone research website). This website is specifically focused on cell phone research in Japan, so it is likely to have the most accurate and up-to-date information on the number of cell phone users in the country. The other sources may provide some information, but they are not as specialized or directly relevant to the specific question.

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  • 27. 

    In the Internet address www.sydney.edu.au, the last two letters tell __________.

    • A.

      The country

    • B.

      The language

    • C.

      The purpose

    • D.

      The author

    Correct Answer
    A. The country
    Explanation
    The last two letters in an Internet address, such as www.sydney.edu.au, typically indicate the country associated with the website. In this case, the ".au" at the end of the address suggests that the website is associated with Australia.

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  • 28. 

    What does .gov in an email address or web address mean?

    • A.

      A United States government facility

    • B.

      An education institution

    • C.

      A commercial company

    • D.

      An organization

    Correct Answer
    A. A United States government facility
    Explanation
    The ".gov" in an email address or web address indicates that it belongs to a United States government facility. This domain extension is reserved exclusively for government entities, such as federal, state, and local government agencies. It helps to differentiate official government websites and email addresses from those of other organizations or commercial companies. It ensures that the information and communication coming from these addresses are from legitimate government sources.

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  • 29. 

    In the Internet address http://www.cars.com, the "com" indicates:

    • A.

      The accuracy of the information of the address.

    • B.

      The date of the information in the address.

    • C.

      The type of organization represented by the address.

    • D.

      The author of the information.

    Correct Answer
    C. The type of organization represented by the address.
    Explanation
    The "com" in the internet address "http://www.cars.com" indicates the type of organization represented by the address. In this case, "com" stands for commercial, indicating that the website is associated with a commercial organization.

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  • 30. 

    Which is the best way to evaluate whether or not a web site has a high level of authority?

    • A.

      Find out the number of people have visited the page.

    • B.

      Find out about the qualifications of the author or publisher of the information.

    • C.

      Count the number of good pictures and graphics.

    • D.

      Scroll down to see how long the article is.

    Correct Answer
    B. Find out about the qualifications of the author or publisher of the information.
    Explanation
    The best way to evaluate whether or not a website has a high level of authority is by finding out about the qualifications of the author or publisher of the information. This is because the qualifications of the author or publisher can provide insights into their expertise and credibility, which are important factors in determining the authority of the website. The number of people who have visited the page, the number of good pictures and graphics, and the length of the article may not necessarily indicate the level of authority of the website.

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