Basic Computer Technology Assessment

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General computer quiz. To assess teaching classroom technology.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    If you opened a document from you folder and added a new paragraph to it, how would you save the changes that you made?

    • A.

      Select "Save As" and select a new folder and file name for it.

    • B.

      Just click the "Save" icon on the toolbar or press Ctrl + S.

    • C.

      Just close the program. It will save automatically.

    • D.

      Any of the above would work.

    Correct Answer
    B. Just click the "Save" icon on the toolbar or press Ctrl + S.
    Explanation
    To save the changes made to a document, you can simply click the "Save" icon on the toolbar or press Ctrl + S. This action will save the changes to the existing document without requiring you to select a new folder or file name.

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  • 2. 

    When would you use the "Save As" function?

    • A.

      When you are saving a document for the first time and you need to choose a folder for the document and create a file name for it.

    • B.

      Every time you want to save something.

    • C.

      Only when working with a Microsoft Word document.

    • D.

      Only when you want to burn the file onto a CD.

    Correct Answer
    A. When you are saving a document for the first time and you need to choose a folder for the document and create a file name for it.
    Explanation
    The "Save As" function is used when you are saving a document for the first time and need to choose a folder for the document and create a file name for it. This function allows you to specify the location and name of the file, giving you control over where and how the document is saved. It is not necessary to use the "Save As" function every time you want to save something, nor is it limited to working with Microsoft Word documents or burning files onto a CD.

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  • 3. 

    If you accidentally deleted some text from a document, and you want it back, you should:

    • A.

      Select "Redo" or press Ctrl +Y.

    • B.

      Immediately close the document and reopen it

    • C.

      Restart the computer.

    • D.

      Select "Undo" or press Ctrl + Z.

    Correct Answer
    D. Select "Undo" or press Ctrl + Z.
    Explanation
    If you accidentally deleted some text from a document and want it back, selecting "Undo" or pressing Ctrl + Z is the correct action. This command allows you to reverse the last action performed, in this case, the deletion of the text. "Redo" or Ctrl + Y would redo the action, which is not what you want. Closing and reopening the document or restarting the computer will not bring back the deleted text.

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  • 4. 

    Why do you think you should log-off of your computer when you leave class?

    • A.

      You should not log-off your computer when you leave class.

    • B.

      To prevent it from getting a virus.

    • C.

      If you don't log-off, anyone can go on that computer and access your folder and files.

    • D.

      It helps to make sure that your work gets saved.

    Correct Answer
    C. If you don't log-off, anyone can go on that computer and access your folder and files.
    Explanation
    Logging off of your computer when you leave class is important because if you don't, anyone can go on that computer and access your folder and files. This can lead to unauthorized access to your personal information and potential privacy breaches. By logging off, you ensure that your computer is secure and that your personal files and information are protected from unauthorized access.

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  • 5. 

    The best way to move some text to another part an essay would be to:

    • A.

      Delete the text and then re-type it.

    • B.

      Highlight the text, and then drag it into place with the mouse.

    • C.

      Highlight the text, and press the up or down arrows to move it.

    • D.

      Highlight the text, right-click, and use the "Cut" and "Paste" functions.

    Correct Answer
    D. Highlight the text, right-click, and use the "Cut" and "Paste" functions.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to highlight the text, right-click, and use the "Cut" and "Paste" functions. This is the best way to move text to another part of an essay because it allows for precise control over where the text is placed. By cutting the text, it is removed from its original location, and then by pasting it, it can be inserted into the desired part of the essay. This method ensures that the text is moved accurately and efficiently.

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  • 6. 

    Why should you avoid downloading files using file-sharing programs like Limewire or Frostwire? (used to download music, videos, etc.)

    • A.

      It is illegal to download music using these programs due to copyright laws

    • B.

      These files can contain a virus which can harm you computer.

    • C.

      You might have to pay money in damages if you are caught.

    • D.

      All of the above are true.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above are true.
    Explanation
    Downloading files using file-sharing programs like Limewire or Frostwire should be avoided for multiple reasons. Firstly, it is illegal to download music using these programs as it violates copyright laws. Secondly, these files can potentially contain viruses that can harm your computer and compromise your personal data. Lastly, if you are caught downloading copyrighted material, you may be liable to pay damages. Therefore, all of the above reasons are true and serve as valid explanations for why one should avoid using file-sharing programs for downloading files.

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  • 7. 

    If you are doing research for an essay, and you use some information from a website in your essay, you must:

    • A.

      Do nothing. You can use this material in your essay freely.

    • B.

      List the website in a bibliography at the end of your essay.

    • C.

      Type the information in bold letters.

    • D.

      Type the information in italic letters.

    Correct Answer
    B. List the website in a bibliography at the end of your essay.
    Explanation
    When doing research for an essay, it is important to give credit to the sources you used. By listing the website in a bibliography at the end of your essay, you acknowledge the source and provide the necessary information for readers to find the original material. This helps to avoid plagiarism and gives credibility to your work.

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  • 8. 

    Why is a website like Wikipedia NOT the best choice for researching information about a topic?

    • A.

      Wikipedia and other "wikis" allow anyone to type information on their pages, which may be inaccurate.

    • B.

      It is the best choice.

    • C.

      There is too much information on the site to sort through which complicates things.

    • D.

      There are not enough images on the site.

    Correct Answer
    A. Wikipedia and other "wikis" allow anyone to type information on their pages, which may be inaccurate.
    Explanation
    Wikipedia and other "wikis" allow anyone to type information on their pages, which may be inaccurate. This means that the information found on Wikipedia may not always be reliable or trustworthy, as it is not curated or fact-checked by experts. Therefore, it is not the best choice for researching information about a topic if accuracy and reliability are important factors.

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  • 9. 

    If you wanted to create an animated presentation, what would be the BEST program to use?

    • A.

      Excel

    • B.

      Power Point

    • C.

      Word

    • D.

      Access

    Correct Answer
    B. Power Point
    Explanation
    PowerPoint is the best program to use for creating an animated presentation. This software is specifically designed for creating and delivering presentations, offering a wide range of features and tools to create visually appealing and dynamic slides. PowerPoint allows users to add animations, transitions, and multimedia elements to their presentations, making it ideal for creating animated content. Excel is a spreadsheet program, Word is a word processing program, and Access is a database management program, none of which are specifically designed for creating animated presentations.

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  • 10. 

    If you wanted to add an image from Google to an essay or a presentation, how would you do this?

    • A.

      You must download the image first.

    • B.

      Save the image into your folder, and then select "Insert Image" on the essay or presentation

    • C.

      Right-click the image, select "Copy," then right-click in your essay or presentation and select "Paste

    • D.

      Both answers "B" and "C" are correct.

    Correct Answer
    A. You must download the image first.
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