Computer Applications Terms Quiz 2

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Computer Applications Terms Quiz 2 - Quiz

Read each definition then select the appropriate term for the given definition. This is a multiple choice quiz. You will be given one minute per question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Any hardware component that allows you to enter data, programs, commands and user responses. Example (keyboard, mouse, ect.)

    • A.

      Input Device

    • B.

      Output Device

    • C.

      Data

    • D.

      Random Access Memory

    Correct Answer
    A. Input Device
    Explanation
    An input device is a hardware component that allows users to enter data, programs, commands, and user responses into a computer system. Examples of input devices include a keyboard, mouse, and other similar devices. These devices enable users to interact with the computer and provide the necessary input for processing and executing tasks.

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  • 2. 

    Of or relating to a logical combinatorial system treating variables, such as propositions and computer logic elements, through the operators AND, OR, NOT, and XOR:

    • A.

      Operating System

    • B.

      Boolean Logic

    • C.

      Random Access memory

    • D.

      Gigabyte

    Correct Answer
    B. Boolean Logic
    Explanation
    Boolean logic is the correct answer because it is the only option that directly relates to a logical combinatorial system treating variables through operators such as AND, OR, NOT, and XOR. The other options, Operating System, Random Access Memory, and Gigabyte, do not specifically pertain to this type of logical system.

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  • 3. 

    Tells the computer how to perform the functions of loading, storing, and executing an application program and how to transfer data.

    • A.

      Data

    • B.

      Graphical User Interface

    • C.

      Operating System

    • D.

      Output Device

    • E.

      Input Device

    Correct Answer
    C. Operating System
    Explanation
    The operating system is responsible for managing the computer's hardware and software resources. It controls the loading, storing, and executing of application programs, as well as the transfer of data between different components of the computer system. It provides a user interface for interacting with the computer and coordinating the input and output devices. Therefore, the operating system is the correct answer as it performs all these functions.

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  • 4. 

    An interface for issuing commands to a computer utilizing a pointing device, such as a mouse, that manipulates and activates graphical images on a monitor.

    • A.

      Operating System

    • B.

      Graphical User Interface (GUI)

    • C.

      Kilobyte

    • D.

      Gigabyte

    • E.

      Flaming

    Correct Answer
    B. Graphical User Interface (GUI)
    Explanation
    A graphical user interface (GUI) is an interface that allows users to interact with a computer using graphical elements such as icons, buttons, and windows. It provides a visual representation of the computer's functions and allows users to issue commands by manipulating and activating graphical images on a monitor, typically using a pointing device like a mouse. This makes it easier for users to navigate and interact with the computer system, as compared to a command-line interface or text-based interface.

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  • 5. 

    One million bytes

    • A.

      Megabyte

    • B.

      Kilobyte

    • C.

      Gigabyte

    • D.

      Bit

    Correct Answer
    A. Megabyte
    Explanation
    A megabyte is a unit of digital information that is equivalent to one million bytes. It is commonly used to measure the size of files or storage capacity. In the context of computer storage, a megabyte is considered a medium-sized unit, larger than a kilobyte but smaller than a gigabyte. It is often used to describe the size of documents, images, or videos.

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  • 6. 

    One thousand bytes

    • A.

      Megabyte

    • B.

      Kilobyte

    • C.

      Gigabyte

    • D.

      Bit

    Correct Answer
    B. Kilobyte
    Explanation
    A kilobyte is a unit of digital information that is equal to 1,000 bytes. It is commonly used to measure the size of small files or the amount of memory in a computer system. In comparison, a megabyte is equal to 1,000 kilobytes, a gigabyte is equal to 1,000 megabytes, and a bit is the smallest unit of digital information. Therefore, in this sequence of units, a kilobyte is the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    A memory device in which information can be accessed in any order.

    • A.

      Graphic User Interface

    • B.

      Random Access Memory

    • C.

      Operating System

    • D.

      Input Devices

    Correct Answer
    B. Random Access Memory
    Explanation
    Random Access Memory (RAM) is a memory device that allows information to be accessed in any order. Unlike other storage devices, such as hard drives, which require data to be accessed sequentially, RAM allows for random access, meaning that any piece of data can be accessed directly without having to go through all the previous data. This makes RAM ideal for storing and retrieving data quickly, which is essential for the efficient operation of computer systems.

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  • 8. 

    One billion bytes.

    • A.

      Megabyte

    • B.

      Kilobyte

    • C.

      Gigabyte

    • D.

      Bit

    Correct Answer
    C. Gigabyte
    Explanation
    A gigabyte is a unit of digital information storage that represents one billion bytes. It is larger than a kilobyte and a megabyte, and is commonly used to measure the capacity of computer storage devices or the size of digital files.

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  • 9. 

    Harsh, insulting, angry email.

    • A.

      Boolean Logic

    • B.

      Operating System

    • C.

      Flaming

    • D.

      Kilobyte

    Correct Answer
    C. Flaming
    Explanation
    Flaming refers to the act of sending a harsh, insulting, or angry email. It is a term commonly used in online communication to describe aggressive or offensive behavior towards others. This can include personal attacks, offensive language, or derogatory remarks. Flaming is generally considered inappropriate and can lead to conflicts and negative interactions within online communities or workplace environments.

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  • 10. 

    Numerical or other information reprsented in a form suitable for processin by a computer.

    • A.

      Operating System

    • B.

      Database

    • C.

      Data

    • D.

      Logical expressions

    Correct Answer
    C. Data
    Explanation
    Data refers to numerical or other information that is represented in a form suitable for processing by a computer. It can include various types of information such as text, numbers, images, audio, and video. Data is essential for computer systems to perform tasks and make decisions. It can be stored, manipulated, and analyzed by computer programs and software applications. Without data, computer systems would not be able to function effectively.

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  • 11. 

    Used to create, edit, format, and print documents

    • A.

      Word Processing

    • B.

      Database

    • C.

      Spreadsheet

    • D.

      Presentation

    Correct Answer
    A. Word Processing
    Explanation
    Word Processing is the correct answer because it is a software application that is used to create, edit, format, and print documents. It allows users to input text, make changes, and apply various formatting options such as font styles, sizes, and colors. Additionally, it provides tools for spell checking, grammar checking, and inserting images or tables into the document. Word Processing software is commonly used for tasks such as writing letters, creating reports, and drafting essays or articles.

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  • 12. 

    Allows the user to add, subtract, and perform user-defined calculations on rows and columns of numbers.

    • A.

      Word Processing

    • B.

      Spreadsheet

    • C.

      Database

    • D.

      Presentation

    Correct Answer
    B. Spreadsheet
    Explanation
    A spreadsheet is a software application that allows users to manipulate and analyze data in rows and columns. It provides functionalities like adding, subtracting, and performing user-defined calculations on the data. With a spreadsheet, users can organize and calculate numerical data efficiently, making it an ideal tool for tasks such as budgeting, financial analysis, and data management.

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  • 13. 

    Compact Disk format that allows usrs to record audio or other digital data in such a way that recording is permant.

    • A.

      CD-RW

    • B.

      CD-R

    • C.

      Hard disk

    • D.

      Laser disk

    Correct Answer
    B. CD-R
    Explanation
    CD-R stands for Compact Disk-Recordable. It is a format that allows users to record audio or other digital data onto a CD in such a way that the recording is permanent. Unlike CD-RW (Compact Disk-ReWritable), which allows for erasing and rewriting of data, CD-R is a write-once format. Once data is recorded onto a CD-R, it cannot be erased or modified. This makes CD-R a suitable choice for creating permanent copies of music, videos, or other digital content.

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  • 14. 

     compact-disk format that allows audio or other digital data to be written, read, erased, and rewritten. Derived from compact-disk rewritable. Also known as compact-disk erasable

    • A.

      CD-RW

    • B.

      CD-R

    • C.

      Hard disk

    • D.

      Laser disk

    Correct Answer
    A. CD-RW
    Explanation
    CD-RW stands for Compact Disk Rewritable. It is a compact disk format that allows audio or other digital data to be written, read, erased, and rewritten. CD-RW disks can be used multiple times, unlike CD-R (Compact Disk Recordable) which can only be written once. CD-RW is also known as Compact Disk Erasable.

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  • 15. 

    A procedure whereby a word processor automatically ends each line when it is full and starts the next line with the next word, never breaking a word. Also known as wrap mode.

    • A.

      Word Wrap

    • B.

      Insertion Point

    • C.

      Status Bar

    • D.

      Scroll Bar

    Correct Answer
    A. Word Wrap
    Explanation
    Word Wrap is a feature in a word processor that automatically ends each line when it is full and starts the next line with the next word, without breaking a word. It ensures that the text remains within the visible area of the document and eliminates the need for manual line breaks. This feature is also known as wrap mode.

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  • 16. 

    The location, usually represented by a blinking vertical line (the cursor), where input from the keyboard or mouse will be placed

    • A.

      Scroll Bar

    • B.

      Status Bar

    • C.

      Insertion Point

    • D.

      Word Wrap

    Correct Answer
    C. Insertion Point
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Insertion Point". The insertion point refers to the location on a screen where the user can input text using a keyboard or mouse. It is typically represented by a blinking vertical line or a cursor. This point indicates where the text will be inserted or added.

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  • 17. 

    Numerical or other information represented in a form suitable for processing by computer. Collection of unprocessed items.

    • A.

      Computer

    • B.

      Data

    • C.

      Input Device

    • D.

      Memory

    Correct Answer
    B. Data
    Explanation
    Data refers to numerical or other information that is represented in a form suitable for processing by a computer. It can be a collection of unprocessed items, such as raw facts, figures, or statistics. In the context of the given options, computer, input device, and memory are all related to the processing or storage of data, but data itself is the actual information that is being processed or stored.

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  • 18. 

    A memory device in which information can be accessed in any order.

    • A.

      RAM (Random Access Memory)

    • B.

      Printer

    • C.

      Motherboard

    • D.

      Data

    Correct Answer
    A. RAM (Random Access Memory)
    Explanation
    RAM (Random Access Memory) is a memory device that allows information to be accessed in any order. Unlike other memory devices, such as a printer or motherboard, which have specific ways of accessing data, RAM allows for random access. This means that any piece of data stored in RAM can be retrieved quickly, regardless of its location. This feature makes RAM ideal for storing and accessing data that needs to be constantly updated or accessed frequently by a computer's processor.

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  • 19. 

    A horizontal line of information displayed at the bottom or top of an application window

    • A.

      Scroll Bar

    • B.

      Status bar

    • C.

      Toolbar

    • D.

      Menu bar

    Correct Answer
    B. Status bar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the status bar. A status bar is a horizontal line of information that is displayed at the bottom or top of an application window. It provides important information about the current status or progress of the application, such as the current page number in a document, the progress of a file download, or the status of a network connection. It is often used to display brief messages or notifications to the user. The scroll bar, toolbar, and menu bar are other user interface elements that serve different purposes and are not specifically related to displaying status information.

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