Technology Fundamentals

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Technology Fundamentals

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  • 1. 
    What is the meaning of the acronym CPU ?
    • A. 

      Centrally Provided Users

    • B. 

      Centric Processing Unit

    • C. 

      Central Processing Unit

    • D. 

      Creepy Pointed Unit

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    What is recognized as the main circuit board in a computer ?
    • A. 

      The graphics card

    • B. 

      The sound card

    • C. 

      The CPU

    • D. 

      The motherboard

    • E. 

      The power supply unit

  • 3. 
    Where would you most likely find a CPU ?
    • A. 

      On a mailbox

    • B. 

      On top of a computer

    • C. 

      In Drama class

    • D. 

      On a motherboard

    • E. 

      In a sandwich

  • 4. 
    What does the acronym RAM stand for ?
    • A. 

      Random Access Memory

    • B. 

      Random Archival Method

    • C. 

      Really Awful Methods

    • D. 

      Rotating Arm Memory

    • E. 

      Rotary Archival Method

  • 5. 
    What describes a Network in computer terms ?
    • A. 

      A group of friends talking the phone

    • B. 

      A group of computers working together

    • C. 

      All the people who support phone calls on cellular phones

    • D. 

      Anyone doing work

    • E. 

      A school

  • 6. 
    What best describes computer hardware ...
    • A. 

      All the visible parts of the computer

    • B. 

      All the physical components of the computer

    • C. 

      All the parts of the computer that you use to input data

    • D. 

      The printer

    • E. 

      The computer case

  • 7. 
    What is the term given to the computer code that works to support your use of the computer ?
    • A. 

      The Matrix

    • B. 

      Windows

    • C. 

      Linux

    • D. 

      An Operating System

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    What is the meaning of the acronym GUI
    • A. 

      Great User Intimidation

    • B. 

      Graphical User Interface

    • C. 

      Graphics Users Incorporated

    • D. 

      Great Ugly Illnesses

    • E. 

      Good Users Invited

  • 9. 
    MicroSoft WORD is an example of ...
    • A. 

      A game

    • B. 

      A spreadsheet application

    • C. 

      A database Application

    • D. 

      A word processing application

    • E. 

      A graphics application

  • 10. 
    A MicroSoft Word document has an extension of ...
    • A. 

      .xls

    • B. 

      .dfg

    • C. 

      .doc

    • D. 

      .ppt

    • E. 

      .mml

  • 11. 
    An application program needs an Operating System to function. True , False or depends ...
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Depends...

  • 12. 
    A process is responsible for changing the format of information so that the information cannot be directly read, and can be kept private. This process is the process of ...
    • A. 

      I/O

    • B. 

      Decryption

    • C. 

      Writing

    • D. 

      Transferring

    • E. 

      Encryption

  • 13. 
    A FIREWALL is used to ..
    • A. 

      Protect computer systems against unwanted invaders

    • B. 

      Put out fires in computer rooms

    • C. 

      An exercise utility for computer programmers

    • D. 

      A way to stay warm in computer labs

    • E. 

      A way to tell tech support that the computer is broken

  • 14. 
    A computer system suddenly starts to change it's screen saver, and will not respond to the user's commands. The user has recently gone on-line and downloaded some software. What should she check first ?
    • A. 

      Is there a power failure ?

    • B. 

      Did someone take out the processor ?

    • C. 

      Is it too warm in the room for the computer ?

    • D. 

      Did she accidentally download a computer virus ?

    • E. 

      None of the above. She just doesn't know how to use a computer.

  • 15. 
    Who founded Apple Computers ?
    • A. 

      Steve Jobs

    • B. 

      Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

    • C. 

      Bill Gates

    • D. 

      Howard Aiken

    • E. 

      Grace Hopper

  • 16. 
    Who founded MicroSoft ?
    • A. 

      Bill Gates and Paul Allen

    • B. 

      Bill Gates and Steve Jobs

    • C. 

      Bill Gates and George W Bush

    • D. 

      Steve Jobs

    • E. 

      Tamera S Higgins

  • 17. 
    Who theorised the Difference Engine, and built the Analytical Engine ?
    • A. 

      Steve Jobs

    • B. 

      J Presper Eckertt

    • C. 

      Charles Babbage

    • D. 

      George Boole

    • E. 

      George W Bush, Senior

  • 18. 
    What did Apple release on June 29th of 2007 ?
    • A. 

      The iMac

    • B. 

      The MacBook

    • C. 

      The MacDonald

    • D. 

      The iPhone

    • E. 

      The iPod

  • 19. 
    What is a better choice for portability ...
    • A. 

      A desktop computer

    • B. 

      A notebook computer

    • C. 

      A mainframe

  • 20. 
    What Word best describes how a computer network is laid out ...
    • A. 

      Lay-out

    • B. 

      Format

    • C. 

      Topology

    • D. 

      Topography

    • E. 

      Map