Computer Basics & Terminology

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  • 1. 
    On the internet, how do you return to the page you were on before you clicked a link?
    • A. 

      Click on the Favorites Menu

    • B. 

      Click on Back Arrow

    • C. 

      Click on the Home Button

    • D. 

      Click on the Red X

  • 2. 
    What does WWW stand for?
    • A. 

      Wonderful World Work

    • B. 

      Wiki with Words

    • C. 

      Working with Windows

    • D. 

      World Wide Web

  • 3. 
    The term SOFTWARE refers to
    • A. 

      A set of electronic instructions that tells a computer what to do

    • B. 

      The parts of the computer we can physically see and/or touch

    • C. 

      The styles of type available on a computer

    • D. 

      A group of computers connected together to share information and/or hardware

  • 4. 
    How do you close a window on your desktop?
    • A. 

      Click the red x at the top of the window

    • B. 

      Click the minimize button on the window

    • C. 

      Press the Enter key on the keyboard

    • D. 

      Press the ctrl key on the keyboard

  • 5. 
    What keyboard button do you use along with the mouse to open a Hyperlink in a document?
    • A. 

      Enter Key

    • B. 

      Control Key

    • C. 

      Delete Key

    • D. 

      Space Bar

  • 6. 
    Which definition best describes the term KEYBOARD
    • A. 

      The key that makes all letters uppercase

    • B. 

      A piece of hardware that displays text and graphics from a computer

    • C. 

      A piece of hardware that produces a paper copy of information from a computer

    • D. 

      A piece of hardware connected to a computer and used to enter information and instructions

  • 7. 
    What program is used to organize data, make charts and graph data?
    • A. 

      Microsoft Word

    • B. 

      Internet

    • C. 

      Microsoft Excel

    • D. 

      Microsoft Publisher

  • 8. 
    A flashing symbol on the computer screen that shows where the information you enter will appear
    • A. 

      Menu

    • B. 

      Cursor

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Shift key

  • 9. 
    The electronic communications network that connects computer networks and organizational computer facilities worldwide is called the    
    • A. 

      Network

    • B. 

      Hard Drive

    • C. 

      Hardware

    • D. 

      Internet

  • 10. 
    This key is used to delete the characters behind the cursor  
    • A. 

      Backspace Key

    • B. 

      Caps Lock

    • C. 

      Tab Key

    • D. 

      Delete Key

  • 11. 
    A strip of icons on a computer display providing quick access to certain functions of the computer program
    • A. 

      Software

    • B. 

      Hardware

    • C. 

      Menu

    • D. 

      Toolbar

  • 12. 
    A piece of computer hardware that produces a paper copy of information from a computer
    • A. 

      Scanner

    • B. 

      Printer

    • C. 

      Flash Drive

    • D. 

      Network

  • 13. 
    The styles of type available on a computer are called
    • A. 

      Fonts

    • B. 

      Menus

    • C. 

      Networks

    • D. 

      Printers

  • 14. 
    Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, Hard Drive and Printer are all this kind of computer devices
    • A. 

      Software

    • B. 

      Menus

    • C. 

      Hardware

    • D. 

      Networks

  • 15. 
    A compact, removable, rewritable and digital storage device with USB interface is called a
    • A. 

      Flash Drive

    • B. 

      Modem

    • C. 

      Floppy Drive

    • D. 

      CD Rom

  • 16. 
    The hardware device that allows you to navigate the computer
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      Menu

    • D. 

      Mouse

  • 17. 
    The main part or brains of the computer that processes instructions, performs calculations, and manages the flow of information through a computer system is called the
    • A. 

      Modem

    • B. 

      Network

    • C. 

      Printer

    • D. 

      CPU Central Processing Unit

  • 18. 
    The software program you would most likely use for word processing, letter writing and memos is
    • A. 

      Microsoft PowerPoint

    • B. 

      Microsoft Excel

    • C. 

      Adobe Reader

    • D. 

      Microsoft Word

  • 19. 
    If you opened a document from you folder and added a new paragraph to it, how would you save the changes that you made?
    • A. 

      Select "Save As" and save the document to a new folder

    • B. 

      Select "Save"

    • C. 

      Just close the document and it will automatically save

    • D. 

      Any of the above would work

  • 20. 
    The best way to move some text to another part an essay would be to:
    • A. 

      Highlight the text and right-click to cut, then move to where you want to put it and right-click and paste

    • B. 

      Highlight the text and close the document, then re-open the document.

    • C. 

      Highlight the text and use the arrow keys to move it

    • D. 

      Delete the text and then re-type it

  • 21. 
    If you are doing research for an essay, and you use some information from a website in your essay, you must:
    • A. 

      Put the information in bold letters

    • B. 

      List the website as a source at the end of your essay

    • C. 

      Put the information in italic letters

    • D. 

      Do nothing; information from the Internet is not copywritten

  • 22. 
    If you wanted to create an animated presentation, what would be the BEST program to use?
    • A. 

      Microsoft Word

    • B. 

      Microsoft Excel

    • C. 

      Microsoft Internet Explorer

    • D. 

      Microsoft PowerPoint

  • 23. 
    If you wanted to add an image from Google to an essay or a presentation, how would you do this?
    • A. 

      Use the Insert ClipArt tool

    • B. 

      Right-click on the image and select copy and then go to your document and right-click paste

    • C. 

      Right-click on the image and Save to a folder and then Insert the image into your document

    • D. 

      Both B and C would work to add Google image to your document

  • 24. 
    Worksheets, columns, rows, cells, graphs and formulas are terms associated with this software program
    • A. 

      Microsoft PowerPoint

    • B. 

      Microsoft Excel

    • C. 

      Microsoft Publisher

    • D. 

      Internet Explorer

  • 25. 
    The page your view each time you open up the Internet is referred to as 
    • A. 

      Website

    • B. 

      Wiki

    • C. 

      Homepage

    • D. 

      Favorites

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