Basic Computer Skills Test

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Basic Computer Skills Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When you put a CD or floppy disk in a computer in the Youth Technology Lab, you should......
    • A. 

      Copy all the contents to the desktop.

    • B. 

      Turn the volume up on the speakers so everyone can hear.

    • C. 

      Scan the contents before you open any files to make sure that it doesn't contain any viruses.

  • 2. 
    What kinds of things can you do on the YTL system?
    • A. 

      Download file-sharing software including MP3’s and videos.

    • B. 

      Put a picture of your favorite wrestler on the desktop and change the password on the computer.

    • C. 

      Edit digital photography, make my own video clips, and create webpages.

  • 3. 
    Because YTL systems are U.S. government property, I realize that:
    • A. 

      I agree to be watched or monitored, for lawful purposes.

    • B. 

      I know that I am responsible for any wrong doing while I’m logged on, including being subject to criminal prosecution.

    • C. 

      I understand that practically anyone can post information on the Internet, so I have to be particularly cautious about believing and using the information I find online.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 4. 
    My friends and I like to try out new technology and like to use different operating systems than what is used in the YTL. While in the lab, I should:
    • A. 

      Bring my favorite operating system in on CD and adjust the system to my preferences.

    • B. 

      Connect my USB drive to the system and copy or install files that I want to use.

    • C. 

      Realize that because the YTL is a government system with certain limitations, I must first talk to the Program Lead before adding or deleting hardware or software to/from the system.

    • D. 

      Connect my PDA or phone to the system to listen to music or look at pictures/video I may have on those devices.

  • 5. 
    Before I can use the YTL system, I must:
    • A. 

      Tell my friends which chat room to go to so we can chat.

    • B. 

      Know somebody with a password.

    • C. 

      Complete the sign sheet telling what time and which computer I am using.

  • 6. 
    When describing a computer what are some input devices?
    • A. 

      19 inch plasma monitor and Harmon Kardon speakers.

    • B. 

      HP 4600 laser printer.

    • C. 

      Keyboard, mouse, scanner.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 7. 
    Computers are made of many parts and the CPU could be compared to the human:
    • A. 

      Nervous system

    • B. 

      Liver

    • C. 

      Heart

    • D. 

      Brain

  • 8. 
    In comparing units of information, which amount below is the largest?
    • A. 

      1400 bytes

    • B. 

      1 megabyte

    • C. 

      10000 bits

    • D. 

      1400 Kilobytes

  • 9. 
    Once the computer is turned off, the information stored in this memory is gone. Which one is it?
    • A. 

      DVD-ROM

    • B. 

      CD-R/RW

    • C. 

      ROM

    • D. 

      RAM

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