Computer Basic Quiz 1

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Computer Basic Quiz 1 - Quiz

Tests the understanding of participants in basic use of the computer and MS Word program.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The components or physical pieces of a computer, or the things that you can touch are called.

    • A.

      Firmware

    • B.

      Software

    • C.

      Hardware

    • D.

      Diskware

    Correct Answer
    C. Hardware
    Explanation
    The correct answer is hardware. Hardware refers to the physical components of a computer system that can be touched, such as the motherboard, processor, memory, storage devices, and peripherals. It is in contrast to software, which refers to the programs, data, and instructions that are stored electronically and cannot be physically touched. Firmware is a type of software that is embedded in hardware devices, providing low-level control and functionality. Diskware is not a recognized term in the context of computer components.

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  • 2. 

    What does a computer allow you to do?

    • A.

      Type documents and send e-mail

    • B.

      Surf the internet

    • C.

      Store and retrieve data

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    A computer allows you to type documents and send emails, surf the internet, and store and retrieve data. This means that you can use a computer for various tasks such as creating documents, communicating through emails, accessing and browsing the internet for information, and storing and retrieving data or files for future use. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above" as it encompasses all the mentioned capabilities of a computer.

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  • 3. 

    A typical input device to the computer could be a

    • A.

      Mouse

    • B.

      Keyboard

    • C.

      Printer

    • D.

      Both "a" and "b" above

    Correct Answer
    D. Both "a" and "b" above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is both "a" and "b" above. A mouse and a keyboard are both common input devices for a computer. The mouse is used to control the cursor and select items on the screen, while the keyboard is used to input text and commands. Both devices are essential for interacting with a computer and providing input to the system.

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  • 4. 

    The arrow keys move the computer's cursor across the screen and

    • A.

      Does not change any of the data on the screen

    • B.

      Deletes all characters to the left of the cursor

    • C.

      Deletes all characters to the right of the cursor

    • D.

      Changes all data below the cursor

    Correct Answer
    A. Does not change any of the data on the screen
    Explanation
    The arrow keys on a computer's keyboard are used to move the cursor across the screen. They do not have any effect on the data displayed on the screen. The arrow keys are purely for navigation purposes and do not perform any editing or modification functions.

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  • 5. 

    A gigabyte is equal to:

    • A.

      1,048,576 characters or 1 million

    • B.

      1,099,511,627,776 characters or 1 trillion

    • C.

      1,024 characters or 1 thousand

    • D.

      1,073,741,824 characters or 1 billion

    Correct Answer
    D. 1,073,741,824 characters or 1 billion
    Explanation
    A gigabyte is equal to 1,073,741,824 characters or 1 billion. This is because a gigabyte is a unit of digital information storage that is equivalent to 1,073,741,824 bytes. In this context, each character typically occupies 1 byte of storage. Therefore, when converting from gigabytes to characters, we multiply the number of gigabytes by the number of bytes per gigabyte, which gives us 1,073,741,824 characters.

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  • 6. 

    Microsoft Word is a ____________________________.

    • A.

      Operating System

    • B.

      Spreadsheet Application

    • C.

      Software Application

    • D.

      Database Application

    Correct Answer
    C. Software Application
    Explanation
    Microsoft Word is a software application because it is a program that is designed to perform specific tasks or functions on a computer. It is used for creating, editing, and formatting documents, making it a specialized application that falls under the category of software. Microsoft Word is not an operating system, spreadsheet application, or database application, as it does not have the primary functions and features associated with these types of software.

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  • 7. 

    The print icon in Microsoft Word is located on the _____________.

    • A.

      Formatting toolbar

    • B.

      Standard toolbar

    • C.

      Drawing toolbar

    • D.

      Reference toolbar

    Correct Answer
    B. Standard toolbar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the standard toolbar. The standard toolbar in Microsoft Word contains various icons that allow users to perform common tasks such as saving, opening, and printing documents. The print icon, represented by a printer symbol, is typically found on the standard toolbar for easy access to the printing function.

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  • 8. 

    The Bold icon is located on the ________________________.

    • A.

      Formatting toolbar

    • B.

      Standard toolbar

    • C.

      Drawing toolbar

    • D.

      Reference toolbar

    Correct Answer
    A. Formatting toolbar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is formatting toolbar. The formatting toolbar is where the Bold icon is located. This toolbar typically contains various formatting options such as font style, font size, alignment, and other formatting tools. The Bold icon is used to apply bold formatting to selected text or objects.

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  • 9. 

    To add bullets to a document you would click on the bullets icon on the standard toolbar.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    bullets icon is on the formatting toolbar.

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  • 10. 

    Microsoft Word has pre-formatted letters, faxes and resumes called templates.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Microsoft Word does indeed have pre-formatted letters, faxes, and resumes called templates. These templates provide users with a starting point for creating professional and well-designed documents, saving them time and effort in formatting. By selecting a template, users can simply fill in the necessary information and customize it to their needs, rather than starting from scratch. This feature is widely used and appreciated by Word users, making the statement "true" in this case.

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