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This quiz is being offered to 4A, 4C and 4E students as a bonus-bucks opportunity. Maximum possible points is 15. Bonus Bucks points received will be distributed to your lowest quiz grades for the second semester. The quiz is based on general information as it pertains to information technology and is comprised of 15 multiple choice questions to be answered within 10minutes. Enter the user code that was given to you for this quiz in the area where it asks for your name. Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When the computer is working on given instructions, it is called:

    • A.

      Output

    • B.

      Storage

    • C.

      Processing

    • D.

      Input

    Correct Answer
    C. Processing
    Explanation
    When the computer is working on given instructions, it is referred to as processing. Processing involves the execution of instructions and the manipulation of data by the computer's central processing unit (CPU). This includes tasks such as calculations, data retrieval, and logical operations. Processing is a fundamental function of a computer and is essential for carrying out tasks and producing results based on the given instructions.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is NOT a function of the control unit?

    • A.

      Read instructions

    • B.

      Interpret instructions

    • C.

      Direct operations

    • D.

      Execute instructions

    Correct Answer
    D. Execute instructions
    Explanation
    The control unit is responsible for coordinating and managing the activities of the computer's hardware components. It reads instructions from memory, interprets them to determine the necessary actions, and directs the operations of the other components accordingly. However, it does not execute the instructions itself. The execution of instructions is carried out by the arithmetic logic unit (ALU) or other specific hardware units.

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  • 3. 

    The unit of storage used to represent a character is:

    • A.

      Bit

    • B.

      Byte

    • C.

      Word

    • D.

      Kilobyte

    Correct Answer
    B. Byte
    Explanation
    A byte is the unit of storage used to represent a character. It is a fundamental unit of information in computing and can store a single character or symbol. A byte consists of 8 bits, allowing it to represent a wide range of characters, including letters, numbers, and special characters. Therefore, the correct answer is byte.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following storage media provides sequential access only?

    • A.

      Floppy disk

    • B.

      Magnetic disk

    • C.

      Magnetic tape

    • D.

      Optical Disk

    Correct Answer
    C. Magnetic tape
    Explanation
    Magnetic tape provides sequential access only because it stores data in a linear format, where data is read or written sequentially from one end to the other. Unlike other storage media like floppy disks, magnetic disks, and optical disks, magnetic tape does not allow random access to specific data locations. Instead, it requires the tape to be moved forward or backward to access the desired data, making it suitable for applications that involve large volumes of data that need to be accessed sequentially.

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  • 5. 

    The technology used to read pencil or pen marks on a multiple choice answer sheet is:

    • A.

      OCR

    • B.

      OMR

    • C.

      POS

    • D.

      MICR

    Correct Answer
    B. OMR
    Explanation
    OMR stands for Optical Mark Recognition, which is the technology used to read pencil or pen marks on a multiple choice answer sheet. It involves using an optical scanner to detect and interpret the marks made by the test taker. OCR (Optical Character Recognition) is a different technology used to recognize and convert printed or handwritten text into machine-readable text. POS (Point of Sale) refers to the system used for processing sales transactions, and MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) is a technology used in banking to read encoded characters on checks.

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  • 6. 

    What is the decimal equivalent of 00001112

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      28

    Correct Answer
    C. 15
    Explanation
    The decimal equivalent of 00001112 is 15 because the binary number 00001112 represents the decimal number 15. In binary representation, each digit can have a value of either 0 or 1. The rightmost digit has a value of 2^0, the next digit has a value of 2^1, the next digit has a value of 2^2, and so on. Therefore, in this binary number, the rightmost digit is 1 * 2^0 = 1, and the next digit is 1 * 2^1 = 2. Adding these values together gives us a total of 3.

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  • 7. 

    In modern computers, the CPU speed is measured in:

    • A.

      Kilohertz

    • B.

      Gigabytes

    • C.

      Kilobytes

    • D.

      Gigahertz

    Correct Answer
    D. Gigahertz
    Explanation
    In modern computers, the CPU speed is measured in gigahertz. Gigahertz is a unit of measurement for frequency, specifically for measuring the clock speed of a computer's central processing unit (CPU). It represents one billion cycles per second. The higher the gigahertz value, the faster the CPU can process instructions and perform tasks.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is NOT a type of application software?

    • A.

      Wordprocessor

    • B.

      Spreadsheets

    • C.

      Windows

    • D.

      SmartDraw

    Correct Answer
    C. Windows
    Explanation
    Windows is not a type of application software. It is an operating system that provides a platform for running various types of application software. The other options listed (Wordprocessor, Spreadsheets, and SmartDraw) are all examples of application software, which are programs designed to perform specific tasks or functions for users.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is NOT a function of an operating system?

    • A.

      Control input/output operations

    • B.

      Provide security

    • C.

      Perform calculations

    • D.

      Provide a friendly interface

    Correct Answer
    C. Perform calculations
    Explanation
    Performing calculations is not typically a function of an operating system. Operating systems are primarily responsible for managing hardware resources, controlling input/output operations, providing security measures, and offering a user-friendly interface. Performing calculations is usually handled by application software or programming languages, rather than the operating system itself.

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  • 10. 

    A group of persons who share common interests and communicate by posting messages and replies on the Internet is referred to as a/an

    • A.

      Podcast

    • B.

      Newsgroup

    • C.

      Uploader

    • D.

      Surfer

    Correct Answer
    B. Newsgroup
    Explanation
    A group of persons who share common interests and communicate by posting messages and replies on the Internet is referred to as a newsgroup. Newsgroups are online discussion forums where individuals can exchange information, ideas, and opinions on specific topics. Participants can post messages and reply to existing threads, creating a community of like-minded individuals who engage in ongoing conversations. It is a platform for open discussions and sharing of knowledge among members with similar interests.

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  • 11. 

    Uploading or downloading data to or from a remote computer is done using

    • A.

      File transfer protocol

    • B.

      Inter relay chat

    • C.

      Blogging

    • D.

      Instant messaging

    Correct Answer
    A. File transfer protocol
    Explanation
    Uploading or downloading data to or from a remote computer is commonly done using file transfer protocol (FTP). FTP is a standard network protocol that allows the transfer of files between computers on a network. It provides a simple and efficient way to transfer files over the internet. Unlike other options mentioned, such as instant messaging or blogging, FTP is specifically designed for file transfer purposes. Inter relay chat (IRC) is a communication protocol, and while it can be used for file sharing, it is not primarily designed for that purpose.

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  • 12. 

    Each website on the Internet can be accessed by entering a unique address.  This address is referred to as the

    • A.

      HTTP

    • B.

      HTML

    • C.

      FTP

    • D.

      URL

    Correct Answer
    D. URL
    Explanation
    A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is a unique address that is used to access websites on the internet. It specifies the location of a resource, such as a webpage or a file, and allows users to navigate to the desired website by entering the URL into a web browser. Unlike HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol), HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), and FTP (File Transfer Protocol) which are protocols used for communication and formatting of web content, a URL specifically identifies the location of the resource being accessed.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following actions is NOT considered to be a computer crime?

    • A.

      Piracy

    • B.

      Industrial Espionage

    • C.

      Encryption

    • D.

      Hacking

    Correct Answer
    C. Encryption
    Explanation
    Encryption is not considered to be a computer crime because it is a security measure used to protect data and information. Encryption involves converting plain text into cipher text, making it unreadable by unauthorized individuals. It is a legitimate and widely accepted practice to ensure confidentiality and privacy in digital communications and transactions. While the other options listed (piracy, industrial espionage, hacking) involve illegal activities that compromise the integrity or security of computer systems and networks, encryption is a defensive measure to safeguard information.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the follwing precautions is NOT a physical restriction with respect to data security?

    • A.

      Firewall

    • B.

      Locking up the hardware

    • C.

      File proof cabinets

    • D.

      Biometric systems

    Correct Answer
    A. Firewall
    Explanation
    A firewall is not a physical restriction with respect to data security. It is a software or hardware-based network security system that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic. While it plays a crucial role in protecting a network from unauthorized access and external threats, it does not physically restrict access to data. Instead, it acts as a barrier between an internal network and the external network, filtering and blocking potentially harmful traffic.

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  • 15. 

    Given the following algorithmj=5k=jj=j+kk=j+3display kthe value displayed for k is

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      13

    • C.

      11

    • D.

      14

    Correct Answer
    B. 13
    Explanation
    The algorithm starts with j=5 and k=0. Then, j is incremented by 1 (j=j+1), resulting in j=6. Next, k is assigned the value of j (k=j), so k becomes 6. Finally, j is incremented by 3 (j=j+3), resulting in j=9. Since the value of k is displayed at the end, the output will be 6.

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