Middle School Computer Pretest

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Middle School Computer Pretest

Computer Literacy assessment for 8th grade.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    To indent the first paragraph of your report, you should use this key.
    • A. 

      Space bar

    • B. 

      Return key

    • C. 

      Shift key

    • D. 

      Tab key

  • 2. 
    A printer is this kind of device.
    • A. 

      Input

    • B. 

      Word processing

    • C. 

      Output

    • D. 

      Telecommunication

  • 3. 
    A small picture that represents something on your screen...such as an application.
    • A. 

      Photo

    • B. 

      Modem

    • C. 

      Icon

    • D. 

      Graphic

  • 4. 
    A keyboard is what kind of device?
    • A. 

      Input

    • B. 

      Word processing

    • C. 

      Output

    • D. 

      Telecommunication

  • 5. 
    To take information from one source and bring it into your computer is called
    • A. 

      Upload

    • B. 

      Transfer

    • C. 

      Download

    • D. 

      Retrieve

  • 6. 
    To take information from your computer and send it to another computer source is called
    • A. 

      Upload

    • B. 

      Download

    • C. 

      Transfer

    • D. 

      Retrieve

  • 7. 
    You just purchased a new software program for your computer. Your friend asked you to make a copy for her. What is your most ethical response?
    • A. 

      "I can't copy it because it will break copyright laws."

    • B. 

      "Sure. I'll give you a copy."

    • C. 

      "I'll copy it, but you have to promise not to tell anybody."

    • D. 

      "I'll copy it for you, but you can't copy it for anyone else."

  • 8. 
    What are the two parts of an E-mail address?
    • A. 

      User name and street address

    • B. 

      Legal name and phone number

    • C. 

      User name and domain name

    • D. 

      Initials and password

  • 9. 
    What part of the computer stores programs and files for later use?
    • A. 

      Ram memory

    • B. 

      Hard drive

    • C. 

      Motherboard

    • D. 

      Adapter board

  • 10. 
    Your teacher has asked you to sort her class roster in ascending order by students' last names. Which of the following is the best example of a sort in that order?
    • A. 

      Davis, Campbell, Barnes, Akers

    • B. 

      Barnes, Akers, Campbell, Davis

    • C. 

      Akers, Davis, Campbell, Barnes

    • D. 

      Akers, Barnes, Campbell, Davis

  • 11. 
    A great multimedia presentation should contain an integration of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Videos

    • B. 

      Text, pictures, and sound

    • C. 

      Text, pictures, video, animation and sound

    • D. 

      Drawings and sound

  • 12. 
    A blinking symbol on the screen that shows where the next character will appear.
    • A. 

      Delete key

    • B. 

      Arrow key

    • C. 

      Cursor

    • D. 

      Pointer

  • 13. 
    Lisa needs to turn in a four-page, typed report for computer class.  Which type of program would be best for her to use?
    • A. 

      Spreadsheet

    • B. 

      Presentation

    • C. 

      Email

    • D. 

      Word processing

  • 14. 
    The uniform resource locator or the address of a web site is known as its:
    • A. 

      Hyperlink

    • B. 

      URL

    • C. 

      Web page

    • D. 

      Bookmark

  • 15. 
    A non-profit organization would include which of these in its domain name?
    • A. 

      .com

    • B. 

      .gov

    • C. 

      .org

    • D. 

      .ogz

  • 16. 
    What does a BROWSER do?
    • A. 

      Looks through magazines and books in the library

    • B. 

      Makes backup copies of your files

    • C. 

      Allow you to surf the internet

    • D. 

      Allow you to check you computer's memory

  • 17. 
    What is a hyperlink?
    • A. 

      An element in an electronic document, i.e. the web, that links to another place in the same document or to an entirely different document.

    • B. 

      An animated icon within a document that's used for decoration purposes.

    • C. 

      An icon on the computer's desktop that represents a software program.

  • 18. 
    A system that makes it easy to find information on the Internet is called 
    • A. 

      A word processing program

    • B. 

      A search engine

    • C. 

      A social networking site

    • D. 

      A browser

  • 19. 
    How is data organized in a spreadsheet? 
    • A. 

      Height and width

    • B. 

      Layers and planes

    • C. 

      Rows and columns

    • D. 

      Lines and space

  • 20. 
    What general term describes the physical equipment of a computer system, such as its screen, keyboard, and storage devices? 
    • A. 

      Input

    • B. 

      Output

    • C. 

      Software

    • D. 

      Hardware

  • 21. 
    Which of the following best describes uploading information? 
    • A. 

      Receiving information from a host computer

    • B. 

      Sending information to a host computer

    • C. 

      Storing data on the hard drive

    • D. 

      Storing data on a disk drive

  • 22. 
    Trish is editing the last paragraph of her essay. she had decided to add another sentence fefore the last sentence. Which of the following would be the most efficient process?
    • A. 

      Type the sentence in another document and then place it in her essay where she wants it.

    • B. 

      Type the sentence at the end of her essay and then move it to where she wants it.

    • C. 

      Type the sentence at the end of her essay, copy the new sentence, and then paste it where she wants it.

    • D. 

      Put the cursor at the point where she wants to add the sentence and then type the sentence.

  • 23. 
    When is a storyboard most helpful?
    • A. 

      At the end of a project to be sure the project is complete

    • B. 

      At the end of a project to be sure the project is linear

    • C. 

      During the project planning

    • D. 

      In the middle of a project to

  • 24. 
    What is a wiki?
    • A. 

      A blog intended for people to share their opinions.

    • B. 

      A search engine used to find information on the internet.

    • C. 

      A collaborative or community website which can be edited by anyone.

    • D. 

      A social networking site where people can download pictures and graphics.

  • 25. 
    Wipes, dissolves, and fades are different types of _____________ used in PowerPoint to move from 1 slide to another.
    • A. 

      WordArt

    • B. 

      Transitions

    • C. 

      Layouts

    • D. 

      SmartArt

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