Basic To Intermediate Computer Skills: Quiz

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Basic To Intermediate Computer Skills: Quiz

Intermediate computer skills, as defined by the ICAS Computer Skills Assessment Framework include Internet and email, computers, word processing, graphics and multimedia, and spreadsheets and databases. Test out some of the basic computer knowledge you have acquired so far by taking up the quiz below. All the best as you improve your understanding.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When you try to open a file you see this message. What is the cause?
    • A. 

      You need the Unlock Code to edit this file

    • B. 

      The "Default User" has password protected this file

    • C. 

      Someone else on your network is editing this file

    • D. 

      You do not have permissions to view this file

  • 2. 
    To quickly check your hard drive for free space you can:
    • A. 

      Hold down F8 key while booting the computer

    • B. 

      Right-Click on the C drive in My Computer and click on Properties

    • C. 

      Right-Click on My Computer on the Desktop and click on Drive Properties

    • D. 

      Right-Click on Internet Explorer on the Desktop and click on Internet Options

    • E. 

      Hold down the Control and Alt keys and hit the Delete key (Ctl, Alt, Del)

  • 3. 
    You receive an email from someone in your company’s IT department that you know personally, and it contains an attachment named “speed_update.exe” with instructions for you to open and launch the attached file to update your network card to allow your internet connection to increase in speed.  What should you do?
    • A. 

      Save the attached file to your desktop, then double click the file and follow instructions to install it

    • B. 

      Reply to the email, thanking the person who sent it to you, and follow the instructions to install the update

    • C. 

      Forward the email to everyone in your office so that they can also get the increased internet speed from the update

    • D. 

      Report this to your supervisor and do what they tell you to do

  • 4. 
    Why would an organization require all computers have the same version of word processor?
    • A. 

      Ensure documents can be shared throughout the organization

    • B. 

      Saving money by buying multiple licenses and printers for product

    • C. 

      Because they share the spell checker over the network

    • D. 

      Takes less hard disk space on each computer by using one version of software

  • 5. 
    After installing a new video card, the following problems occur: - The computer stops playing audio and video files - You can’t surf the web - Your computer keeps restarting randomly - You see strange characters on your monitor. What is the cause of this problem?
    • A. 

      Your O/S is corrupted

    • B. 

      Hardware conflict or driver problem

    • C. 

      Network is down

    • D. 

      Hard Drive Crashed

  • 6. 
    What computer operating system is "open source" and gives programmers ability to change coding in o/s if required?
    • A. 

      PC/ PDA running Palm O/S

    • B. 

      Server running Linux

    • C. 

      PC running Windows 7

    • D. 

      Macintosh OSX

  • 7. 
    3.2 GHz (gigahertz) is used to rate the speed of the_____________.
    • A. 

      Network Connection

    • B. 

      Processor

    • C. 

      BIOS ROM

    • D. 

      System Board

  • 8. 
    How can you organize files so they can be easily found and identified?
    • A. 

      Store all files in "My Documents Folder"

    • B. 

      Create and name folders and put related files in those folders

    • C. 

      Store all files created into a single folder

    • D. 

      Use same letters, numbers. and symbols when naming a file

  • 9. 
    In the control panel, which option will allow you to find and fix problems with hardware devices installed on your computer?
    • A. 

      Add New Hardware

    • B. 

      System

    • C. 

      Administrative Tools

    • D. 

      Network Connections

  • 10. 
    You would use a word processing application to perform which of the following tasks?
    • A. 

      Forecast annual budgets

    • B. 

      Create a database

    • C. 

      To process words among multiple files on the network simultaneously

    • D. 

      To write a memo

  • 11. 
    When a document is opened from the hard disk, the information making up the file is moved from _______________.
    • A. 

      ROM to RAM

    • B. 

      RAM to Hard Disk

    • C. 

      Hard Disk to Network

    • D. 

      Hard Disk to RAM

  • 12. 
    Computer Programs used to create and modify video, animations, and music are called _______________.
    • A. 

      Presentation

    • B. 

      ITunes

    • C. 

      Multimedia

    • D. 

      Windows Media Player

  • 13. 
    You insert a USB jump drive or thumb drive into your computer's USB port.  A window pops up on your screen with the contents of the drive displayed.  To copy a file from the jump drive to a folder inside your "My Documents" folder you can:
    • A. 

      Right-Click on the file, click on copy, then double-click on My Documents on the desktop and right-click on the folder you want to copy the file to and click on "Paste"

    • B. 

      Right-Click on the file and click on "Move to Desktop"

    • C. 

      Click on Start/Control Panel, and double-click on "Move Files and Folders"

    • D. 

      Right-Click on the file and select "Move Files and Folders"

  • 14. 
    Microsoft recently released Windows 7. Before releasing this operating system, software manufacturers provided a pre-released version of the o/s and asked users to try it and report any problems so they can resolve it before the o/s is released. What is the name of this process?
    • A. 

      Re-Programming

    • B. 

      Design and Coding

    • C. 

      Beta Testing

    • D. 

      Debugging

    • E. 

      Pre-Releasing

  • 15. 
    __________________ software provides the ability to sort data, create formulas for adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing numbers in the file and make what-if statements to perform forecasts.
    • A. 

      Database

    • B. 

      Spreadsheet

    • C. 

      Word Processor

    • D. 

      Web Page Design

  • 16. 
    What type of software controls & communicates between hardware and software listed here: - device drivers - applications - keyboard - mouse - printer
    • A. 

      Anti-Virus

    • B. 

      Device Manager

    • C. 

      Operating System

    • D. 

      Word Processor

    • E. 

      BIOS

  • 17. 
    800x600 pixels is used to measure _______________.
    • A. 

      Video Cards

    • B. 

      Network Bandwidth

    • C. 

      Monitor Resolution

    • D. 

      Distance formulas in Spreadsheets

  • 18. 
    Which is an IP address?
    • A. 

      It is a code that is the ID of the network card or device in the computer and can't be changed

    • B. 

      It is the same as a MAC address

    • C. 

      It is a code assigned by a router in DHCP or typed in manually in the network device properties

    • D. 

      It is always 255.255.255.0

  • 19. 
    How can you tell at a glance when looking at a list of files in a folder, what version of Microsoft Word the file was saved in?
    • A. 

      By the file prefix

    • B. 

      By the color of the ISOM

    • C. 

      By the file name

    • D. 

      By the file properties

    • E. 

      By the file suffix (if “Hide extensions for known file types” is unchecked in “Folder Options”)

  • 20. 
    Data is read by PC's in binary form.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    What is RAM?
    • A. 

      Read-Only Memory

    • B. 

      It is the actual unused space on a Hard Drive

    • C. 

      Random Access Memory

    • D. 

      They are Memory Sticks that plug into your Hard Drive and make it faster.

  • 22. 
    You would use database software to perform which of the following tasks?
    • A. 

      Manage company inventory records

    • B. 

      Store useful mathematical formulas

    • C. 

      Create or edit web pages

    • D. 

      Clear Hardware Conflicts

  • 23. 
    If you wanted to share files and folders across the network, which of these computer systems would be the best choice?
    • A. 

      Macintosh

    • B. 

      Terminal

    • C. 

      Mainframe

    • D. 

      Laptop

    • E. 

      Server

  • 24. 
    Without going through minimizing all the windows on your desktop, what can you click on to instantly bring your desktop to the forefront?
    • A. 

      Click on the Desktop Icon in the System Tray

    • B. 

      Click on Start/Show Desktop

    • C. 

      Click on the Show Desktop Icon in the Quick-Launch Toolbar

    • D. 

      Click on the Escape to Desktop Toolbar

    • E. 

      Hit the Escape key on the keyboard

  • 25. 
    In Windows XP, how should you remove a USB device?
    • A. 

      USB devices can be plugged in and unplugged at any time

    • B. 

      USB devices are “Hot Plug and Play” and can be unplugged at any time

    • C. 

      Click on “Safely Remove Hardware” icon in the Quick Launch Toolbar and choose the device you want to remove

    • D. 

      In the System Tray, there is an icon for “Safely Remove Hardware” that should be used for ejecting USB devices.

    • E. 

      There is a “Server Tray” icon that should be used for ejecting USB devices, and it will say “it is now safe to remove the device”.