8th Grade Technology Post-test

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8th Grade Technology Quizzes & Trivia

This is the post-test for 8th grade technology classes.


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 gradebook. 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 You Tube.
    • 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 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 point 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. 
    PSelect the set of key words 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

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 30. 
    OstWhich 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.