Chapter 4 Software Package Practice Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Though different in some characteristics, software suites and integrated packages are essentially identical in structure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Teachers often use spreadsheets to keep and calculate grades.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Research findings indicate that word processed compositions tend to receive higher grades than handwritten ones.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Teachers primarily use spreadsheets to help teach mathematical topics.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Research clearly shows that students who use word processing software progress faster in development of writing skills than students who do not.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Teaching students the concepts behind organizing and searching for information could be done well with a database activity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Web-based software tools allow file sharing between multiple users.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A limitation of the "Basic Three" software tools is a lack of web-enabled features.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    This is one of the few controversies surrounding use of word processing.  
    • A. 

      How fast students' 10-finger keyboarding should be at each grade level

    • B. 

      If 10-finger keyboarding is more important in language arts than other areas

    • C. 

      At what grade 10-finger keyboarding instruction should begin

    • D. 

      Whether or not 10-finger keyboarding should be taught at all

  • 10. 
    What has been a proposed strategy for making sure that students' word-processed compositions are not graded differently than written ones?  
    • A. 

      Collect data on the degree of the discrepancy and do a statistical adjustment

    • B. 

      Have all students do hand-written compositions when they will be graded

    • C. 

      Establish rating guidelines and train the raters better before they grade papers

    • D. 

      Have all students use word processed compositions when they will be graded

  • 11. 
    These are used to store data that have been pulled from several databases into a central collection.  
    • A. 

      Relational database

    • B. 

      Merged database

    • C. 

      Data warehouses

    • D. 

      Data mines

  • 12. 
    This software is sometimes credited with starting the "microcomputer revolution," since it was the first software package available for home computers.  
    • A. 

      Word processing

    • B. 

      Spreadsheet

    • C. 

      Database

    • D. 

      Desktop publishing

  • 13. 
    What is the term for a location in a database for entering a single item of information?  
    • A. 

      Cell

    • B. 

      Row

    • C. 

      Field

    • D. 

      Record

  • 14. 
    This is an important kind of relative advantage of using spreadsheets in education.  
    • A. 

      Helping students understand the power of "information pictures"

    • B. 

      Allowing comparisons of information through information searches

    • C. 

      Helping students ask "what if?" questions about numerical data

    • D. 

      Reducing the amount of numerical data needed for each student

  • 15. 
    This software is perceived to have had the greatest impact on education and is the most commonly used in education.  
    • A. 

      Database

    • B. 

      Spreadsheet

    • C. 

      Desktop publishing

    • D. 

      Word processing

  • 16. 
    An advantage of open-source software is:  
    • A. 

      It is immune to viruses

    • B. 

      It provides easy storage and sorting of documents online

    • C. 

      It can provide a free alternative to popular programs

    • D. 

      Its portable format makes it accessible and flexible

  • 17. 
    What is it called when a company sells several separate software tools in the same package?software suite
  • 18. 
    Which kind of software tool could help a teacher who is a club sponsor keep track of the club's budget?
  • 19. 
    What is it called when the data in a database can be grouped by desired student characteristics?
  • 20. 
    What is it called when data are collected from all the information available and searched in a database to see relationships among the data elements?
  • 21. 
    What is the name for the location for storing one item of information in a spreadsheet?
  • 22. 
    This newer, more portable format makes software tools even more easily accessible and flexible to use for both teachers and students.
  • 23. 
    This is an example of free web-based software for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.
  • 24. 
    What are some good reasons for choosing software productivity tools over non-software tools?
  • 25. 
    Summarize research findings about how word processing affects students' writing ability.