Windows XP/Basic Computer Operation

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Windows XP/Basic Computer Operation

Quiz to test knowledge of Windows XP basic operation and basic computer vocabulary and operation.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following would NOT turn off the computer in the Computer Lab?
    • A. 

      Click Start, Shut Down, OK

    • B. 

      Click "Control, Alt, Delete" and select "Shut Down"

    • C. 

      Press and hold the power button 8-10 seconds.

    • D. 

      Press ESC on the keyboard.

  • 2. 
    Location of Start Button, active programs, Quick Launch, and current time:
    • A. 

      My Computer

    • B. 

      Windows

    • C. 

      Task Bar

    • D. 

      Desktop

  • 3. 
    Click here to access drives (C, Floppy, Flash Drive, CD/ROM, Network Drives):
    • A. 

      Programs

    • B. 

      My Computer

    • C. 

      My Documents

    • D. 

      Internet Explorer

  • 4. 
    When you delete an object, Windows XP sends it here:
    • A. 

      Internet

    • B. 

      My Documents

    • C. 

      Task Bar

    • D. 

      Recycle Bin

  • 5. 
    An icon with an arrow in the lower left hand corner for quick access:
    • A. 

      Shortcut

    • B. 

      Folder

    • C. 

      Document

    • D. 

      File

  • 6. 
    Click this button to shut down computer:
    • A. 

      Stop

    • B. 

      My Documents

    • C. 

      Start

    • D. 

      Programs

  • 7. 
    Icon is another word for:
    • A. 

      Picture

    • B. 

      Label

    • C. 

      Button

    • D. 

      Program

  • 8. 
    The operating system for computers in Computer Lab:
    • A. 

      Vista

    • B. 

      Windows XP

    • C. 

      MAC OS

    • D. 

      Windows 2000

  • 9. 
    The Operating System functions like a human:
    • A. 

      Heart

    • B. 

      Eye

    • C. 

      Brain

    • D. 

      Lung

  • 10. 
    Why should we shut off the monitors when we shut down computers in the lab?
    • A. 

      The monitors might blow up if we don't.

    • B. 

      Our documents will be lost if we don't.

    • C. 

      It saves electrical power and money.

    • D. 

      It saves memory on the computer.

  • 11. 
    What is the function of the single left click on the computer mouse?
    • A. 

      Activate

    • B. 

      Open menu of options

    • C. 

      Scroll

    • D. 

      Select

    • E. 

      Drag and release

  • 12. 
    What is the function of the double left click on the computer mouse?
    • A. 

      Activate

    • B. 

      Open menu of options

    • C. 

      Scroll

    • D. 

      Select

    • E. 

      Drag and release

  • 13. 
    What is the function of the right click on the computer mouse?
    • A. 

      Activate

    • B. 

      Open menu of options

    • C. 

      Scroll

    • D. 

      Select

    • E. 

      Drag and release

  • 14. 
    What is the function of the wheel on the computer mouse?
    • A. 

      Activate

    • B. 

      Open menu of options

    • C. 

      Scroll

    • D. 

      Select

    • E. 

      Drag and release

  • 15. 
    What is the function of the left click plus hold on the computer mouse?
    • A. 

      Activate

    • B. 

      Open menu of options

    • C. 

      Scroll

    • D. 

      Select

    • E. 

      Drag and release

  • 16. 
    Which of the following will open a program on the Computer Lab computers (click all that apply):
    • A. 

      Double left click on program icon

    • B. 

      Right click on program icon and select "Open"

    • C. 

      Click "Start", "All Programs", select program

    • D. 

      Click "My Computer", "Tools"

    • E. 

      Click "My Documents", "Folders"

  • 17. 
    Computers in the Computer Lab should NOT have the following on the desktop?
    • A. 

      Type to Learn shortcut

    • B. 

      Powerpoint shortcut

    • C. 

      Word shortcut

    • D. 

      Word documents

    • E. 

      My documents shortcut

  • 18. 
    Which of the following are software (not hardware)? Check all that apply:
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      Type to Learn

    • C. 

      Operating System

    • D. 

      Keyboard

    • E. 

      Program

  • 19. 
    In the Windows XP Tutorial “Shutting Down a Frozen Program”, the user is told to depress the following to open the Task Manager:
    • A. 

      START, Task Manager, Stop

    • B. 

      CTRL/ALT/Delete, Processes

    • C. 

      Right Click, Task Manager, Stop

    • D. 

      File, Task Manager, Exit

  • 20. 
    In the Windows XP Tutorial “Running Disk Cleanup”, the user is told to access Disk Cleanup by depressing the following:
    • A. 

      Start, All Programs, Maintenance, Disk Cleanup

    • B. 

      Start, Control Panel, PC Maintenance, System Tools, Disk Cleanup

    • C. 

      Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk Cleanup

    • D. 

      File, Task Manager, Disk Cleanup

  • 21. 
    In the Windows XP Tutorial “Understanding System Settings” to access information about your overall system, showing system, registered to, manufacturer, etc., depress the following:
    • A. 

      Start, Control Panel, System

    • B. 

      Right Click on the desktop, System

    • C. 

      Start, All Programs, System Information

    • D. 

      Start, Help

  • 22. 
    In the Windows XP Tutorials, the tutorial in Section A “Very Basic” defines the bar at the bottom of the desktop as:
    • A. 

      Start Menu

    • B. 

      Control Panel

    • C. 

      Taskbar

    • D. 

      Command Area

  • 23. 
    In the Windows XP Tutorials Desktop Basics, Section B, “Using ActiveDirectory (Searching), the commands to find a program, document or file are:
    • A. 

      Start, All Programs, Find

    • B. 

      Start, Control Panel, Search

    • C. 

      Start, Search

    • D. 

      My Documents, File, Search