Computer Applications II Unit 5 Pre-test

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Computer Applications II Unit 5 Pre-test - Quiz

This quiz will allow me to analyze your knowledge of Desktop Publishing. It will also enable me to customize our curriculum so you can gain the skills you will need to be successful in this unit. Answer the questions to the best of your ability.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is a san serif font?

    • A.

      Typeface that does not contain serifs.

    • B.

      Font with "curls" to make reading easier.

    • C.

      Font that has part of the letters below the baseline.

    Correct Answer
    A. Typeface that does not contain serifs.
    Explanation
    A san serif font is a typeface that does not have serifs. Serifs are small decorative strokes or lines that are added to the ends of the main strokes of a letter. San serif fonts have a clean and modern appearance, making them easier to read on screens and at small sizes. They are often used for headlines, logos, and other design elements where a bold and simple aesthetic is desired.

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  • 2. 

    What is this picture an example of?

    • A.

      Graphic

    • B.

      Digital Photography

    • C.

      Both A & B

    Correct Answer
    C. Both A & B
    Explanation
    This picture is an example of both graphic design and digital photography. It could be a digitally created image that incorporates graphic design elements, or it could be a photograph that has been digitally manipulated or enhanced using graphic design techniques.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these desktop formatting techniques would not grab a reader's attention?

    • A.

      Small cap headlines

    • B.

      Text enhancements

    • C.

      A lot of white space

    Correct Answer
    C. A lot of white space
    Explanation
    A lot of white space would not grab a reader's attention because it refers to having large gaps between text or elements on a page. While white space is important for readability and organization, an excessive amount can make the content appear sparse and uninteresting. On the other hand, small cap headlines and text enhancements (such as bold, italics, or underlining) are visual techniques that can help attract attention and make the content more engaging.

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  • 4. 

    When reading a newspaper article you see a quote in larger print embedded in the article.  What desktop publishing skill does this represent?

    • A.

      Gutter

    • B.

      Quote

    • C.

      Pull Quote

    Correct Answer
    C. Pull Quote
    Explanation
    A pull quote is a desktop publishing skill that represents a quote in larger print embedded within a newspaper article. It is used to highlight important or interesting statements from the article and attract the reader's attention. Pull quotes are typically placed in a prominent position on the page and formatted differently from the rest of the text to make them visually appealing and easily noticeable.

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  • 5. 

    What are autoshapes?

    • A.

      Pictures of cars

    • B.

      Lines, circles, boxes, or images imported into a publication

    • C.

      Pictures from clipart

    Correct Answer
    B. Lines, circles, boxes, or images imported into a publication
    Explanation
    Autoshapes refer to lines, circles, boxes, or images that are imported into a publication. These elements are pre-designed and can be easily inserted into a document or design. Autoshapes are commonly used in graphic design software and word processing programs to enhance the visual appeal of a publication. They provide a quick and convenient way to add visual elements without the need for extensive design skills.

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  • 6. 

    ___________ space is an area of empty space on a page.

    Correct Answer
    White
    Explanation
    In the context of the question, "white space" refers to the area of a page that is left blank or empty. It is often used to enhance readability, separate different elements, or create a sense of balance in design. White space can be any color, but it is commonly referred to as "white" because it is most commonly left blank or empty, creating a visual impression of white space on the page.

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  • 7. 

    What color should be used to show authority?

    • A.

      Red

    • B.

      Purple

    • C.

      Black

    Correct Answer
    C. Black
    Explanation
    Black is often associated with authority and power. It is a strong and dominant color that exudes a sense of seriousness and control. Black is commonly used in uniforms and attire for authoritative figures such as police officers, judges, and military personnel. Additionally, black is often used in formal settings and events to convey a sense of authority and professionalism. Its dark and intense nature commands attention and respect, making it an ideal color choice to represent authority.

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  • 8. 

    Which color is calming and refreshing?

    • A.

      Green

    • B.

      Blue

    • C.

      Yellow

    Correct Answer
    A. Green
    Explanation
    Green is considered calming and refreshing because it is associated with nature and the outdoors. Being surrounded by greenery often brings a sense of tranquility and relaxation. Additionally, green is the color of balance and harmony, which further contributes to its calming effect. Blue is also often considered calming, but green is specifically associated with nature and has a stronger connection to feelings of refreshment and renewal. Yellow, on the other hand, is more commonly associated with energy and brightness rather than calmness.

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  • 9. 

    What color should a room be to enhance productivity?

    • A.

      Green

    • B.

      Red

    • C.

      Blue

    Correct Answer
    C. Blue
    Explanation
    Blue is often considered a color that enhances productivity because it has a calming and soothing effect on the mind. It is believed to stimulate focus, concentration, and creativity, making it an ideal color for a productive environment. Additionally, blue is associated with feelings of trust, reliability, and efficiency, which can further contribute to increased productivity.

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  • 10. 

    What is the white space between columns called?

    • A.

      Kerning

    • B.

      Leading

    • C.

      Gutters

    Correct Answer
    C. Gutters
    Explanation
    The white space between columns is called gutters. Gutters are the vertical spaces that separate columns in a layout. They provide visual separation and help to organize content in a clear and structured manner.

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  • 11. 

    ____________ allows desktop publishers to make a hard copy exactly like the soft copy.

    Correct Answer
    WYSIWYG
    Explanation
    WYSIWYG stands for "What You See Is What You Get." It is a technology that allows desktop publishers to see on their computer screen exactly how the document will appear when printed or published. This means that the soft copy and the hard copy will be identical, eliminating any discrepancies between the two. WYSIWYG is commonly used in desktop publishing software to ensure accurate and consistent printing results.

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  • 12. 

    Which justification allows a "box" look?  Margins are even on both the right and left side.

    • A.

      Left justification

    • B.

      Center justification

    • C.

      Full justification

    Correct Answer
    C. Full justification
    Explanation
    Full justification allows for a "box" look because it evenly aligns the text on both the right and left sides by adjusting the spacing between words. This creates a straight edge on both sides, giving the appearance of a box. Left justification aligns the text to the left, creating a jagged right edge, while center justification aligns the text to the center, resulting in uneven margins on both sides.

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  • 13. 

    A reader's eye scans a page that resembles which letter of the alphabet?

    • A.

      H

    • B.

      N

    • C.

      Z

    Correct Answer
    C. Z
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Z because when a reader's eye scans a page, it typically starts at the top left corner and moves diagonally down to the bottom right corner, forming a shape similar to the letter Z.

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  • 14. 

    Which keys should be held when trying to resize an object?

    • A.

      Alt + Shift Keys

    • B.

      Alt + Ctrl Keys

    • C.

      Shift Key

    Correct Answer
    C. Shift Key
    Explanation
    When trying to resize an object, the Shift key should be held. Holding the Shift key while resizing ensures that the aspect ratio of the object is maintained, preventing distortion. This means that the object will be resized proportionally in both width and height, preserving its original shape. Holding the Shift key is a common practice in many design and editing software applications to ensure accurate and consistent resizing of objects.

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  • 15. 

    If a promotional poster for an event here at school needed to be posted, what publication would be the best to use?

    • A.

      Brochure

    • B.

      Newsletter

    • C.

      Flyer

    Correct Answer
    C. Flyer
    Explanation
    A flyer would be the best publication to use for posting a promotional poster for an event at school. Flyers are typically single-page documents that are easy to distribute and catch people's attention. They are commonly used for advertising events and can be posted on bulletin boards, handed out to students, or placed in prominent areas of the school. Flyers are cost-effective and can quickly convey important information about the event, such as the date, time, location, and any special features or promotions.

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  • 16. 

    A ____________ is used to draw attention to text in a document.

    Correct Answer
    bullet
    Explanation
    A bullet is used to draw attention to text in a document. It is a small symbol or character that is typically placed at the beginning of a line or paragraph to visually highlight important information or create a list. Bullets help to organize and emphasize key points, making the text more readable and easier to understand. They are commonly used in presentations, reports, and other types of written documents to enhance the overall visual appeal and clarity of the content.

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  • 17. 

    What publication would be best to use when informing FBLA members of events happening concerning the club?

    • A.

      Flyer

    • B.

      Brochure

    • C.

      Newsletter

    Correct Answer
    C. Newsletter
    Explanation
    A newsletter would be the best publication to use when informing FBLA members of events happening concerning the club. Newsletters are regularly distributed and provide a comprehensive overview of upcoming events, updates, and important information related to the club. It allows for a more detailed and organized communication method, ensuring that all members are well-informed and can plan accordingly. Flyers and brochures are more suitable for one-time or specific events, while a newsletter serves as a consistent and reliable source of information for club members.

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  • 18. 

    What should you always do in preparation of a publication?

    • A.

      Layout

    • B.

      Proofing

    • C.

      Planning

    Correct Answer
    C. Planning
    Explanation
    In preparation of a publication, planning is essential. This involves outlining the purpose and goals of the publication, determining the target audience, and creating a timeline for the different stages of the publication process. Planning helps to ensure that the publication is well-organized, coherent, and meets the desired objectives. It allows for efficient allocation of resources and time, and helps to minimize errors and revisions later on. Overall, proper planning sets a strong foundation for a successful publication.

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  • 19. 

    How do you resize, crop, or move a picture in desktop publishing?

    • A.

      Format the picture

    • B.

      Click and drag

    • C.

      Left click

    Correct Answer
    A. Format the picture
    Explanation
    To resize, crop, or move a picture in desktop publishing, you need to format the picture. This involves selecting the picture and accessing the formatting options, which may be available in the toolbar or through a right-click menu. Once in the formatting options, you can adjust the size, crop the picture to remove unwanted portions, or move it to a different location on the page. The answer "Format the picture" accurately describes the necessary steps to perform these actions in desktop publishing.

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  • 20. 

    If a picture needs to be light enough to see text on top of it, which format would you choose?

    • A.

      Watermark

    • B.

      Buffering

    • C.

      Light

    Correct Answer
    A. Watermark
    Explanation
    A watermark is a translucent image or text that is placed over a picture to indicate ownership or to prevent unauthorized use. In this context, if the picture needs to be light enough to see text on top of it, choosing a watermark format would be the best option. By using a watermark, the picture can be made lighter while still allowing the text to be clearly visible.

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