Mr. Garcia's Computer Terminology Pre-test

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Mr. Garcia's Computer Class Pre-Test


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What are Arrow Keys used for?

    • A.

      They are used to move the cursor up, down, left, or right

    • B.

      They are placed on the tips of arrows for fasting motion

    • C.

      They open up certain file locations when searching for a file

    • D.

      They are useful in a GPS system in guiding the driver from point A to point B

    Correct Answer
    A. They are used to move the cursor up, down, left, or right
    Explanation
    Arrow keys are commonly used to navigate and move the cursor on a computer screen. They allow users to move the cursor in four directions: up, down, left, or right. This functionality is essential for various tasks, such as scrolling through documents, selecting options in menus, and navigating within text editors or web browsers. The arrow keys provide a convenient and precise way to move the cursor without the need for a mouse or touchpad.

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  • 2. 

    What is an Animated Clip Art?

    • A.

      A moving clip art graphic image

    • B.

      A cartoon, like the ones on TV played on Saturday mornings

    Correct Answer
    A. A moving clip art graphic image
    Explanation
    An animated clip art refers to a graphic image that moves or has motion. Unlike static clip art, which is still and does not have any movement, animated clip art adds visual interest and dynamic elements to a design or presentation. This type of clip art can be used to enhance digital content, such as websites, presentations, or videos, by adding movement and capturing the viewer's attention. It is different from a cartoon on TV as it is specifically a graphic image that is animated, rather than a full-fledged animated cartoon with a storyline and characters.

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  • 3. 

    In computers, what is Alignment referred to?

    • A.

      The way a car's tires are checked at inspection to make sure it is safe to ride

    • B.

      A way in which placing an equal amount of weight on both sides of the scale alances out the computer

    • C.

      The way in which text lines up across a page... such as right-aligned, centered, left-aligned, or full justified

    • D.

      A way in which braces are bound tightly together for 2-3 years until teeth are straightened

    Correct Answer
    C. The way in which text lines up across a page... such as right-aligned, centered, left-aligned, or full justified
    Explanation
    Alignment in computers refers to the way in which text lines up across a page. This includes options such as right-aligned, centered, left-aligned, or full justified. It determines the positioning of the text and ensures that it appears organized and visually appealing on the page.

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  • 4. 

    What are Attachments used for?

    • A.

      They are files placed in the recycle bin ready to be deleted

    • B.

      Files that you add to an email when you send it to someone else

    Correct Answer
    B. Files that you add to an email when you send it to someone else
    Explanation
    Attachments are files that are added to an email when it is sent to someone else. These files can be documents, images, videos, or any other type of file that the sender wants to share with the recipient. Attachments allow users to easily share files with others, making it convenient to send important documents or multimedia content through email.

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  • 5. 

    In computers, what is a Backup System used for?

    • A.

      To help navigate vehicles when driving in reverse

    • B.

      A way of storing data in another location, or different drive

    • C.

      To help people when they make mistakes/errors, they have a "backup" plan

    • D.

      A dance movement that allows the partner to glide the floor smoothly without crossing or feet or body position

    Correct Answer
    B. A way of storing data in another location, or different drive
    Explanation
    A Backup System in computers is used to store data in another location or on a different drive. This is done as a precautionary measure to protect the data from loss or damage in case of any unforeseen events such as hardware failures, system crashes, or accidental deletion. By creating backups, users can restore their data and continue their operations without losing important information. It is an essential practice for data protection and disaster recovery purposes.

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  • 6. 

    What is Bold referred to when using Microsoft Word®?

    • A.

      Being courageous and having a good strong will to do things

    • B.

      It's used to refer to a very daring act

    • C.

      Being fearless when a dangerous situation approches

    • D.

      It's a style used to make a letter or word darker and thicker to stand out in a document

    Correct Answer
    D. It's a style used to make a letter or word darker and thicker to stand out in a document
    Explanation
    In Microsoft Word, the term "Bold" refers to a formatting style that makes a letter or word appear darker and thicker compared to the rest of the text. This formatting is used to make the text stand out in a document and draw attention to important information.

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  • 7. 

    C.P.U. stands for...?  (Hint: Pick the correct spelling)

    • A.

      Central Prossesing Unit

    • B.

      Central Processing Unit

    Correct Answer
    B. Central Processing Unit
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Central Processing Unit." CPU stands for Central Processing Unit, which is the main component of a computer system that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing basic arithmetic, logical, control, and input/output (I/O) operations.

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  • 8. 

    What is Clip Art?

    • A.

      Drawings you can add to your documents... like cartoons, maps, symbols, and flags

    • B.

      Magazine cut-outs that reflect an art form of some kind

    • C.

      A stylish haircut mostly used by younger male and female models

    • D.

      Pictures gathered together for a collection... such as a scrapbook, photo album, etc

    Correct Answer
    A. Drawings you can add to your documents... like cartoons, maps, symbols, and flags
    Explanation
    Clip art refers to drawings that can be added to documents, such as cartoons, maps, symbols, and flags. It is a collection of pre-made images that can be easily inserted into various projects, such as presentations, documents, or websites. These images are typically used to enhance the visual appeal of the content and provide illustrations or visual representations of ideas or concepts. Clip art is a convenient and efficient way to add visual elements to documents without the need for creating original artwork.

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  • 9. 

    What we call a CD is short for...?

    • A.

      Compatible Disk

    • B.

      Campart Disc

    • C.

      Compact Disc

    • D.

      Company Disk

    Correct Answer
    C. Compact Disc
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Compact Disc". A CD is an optical storage medium that is used to store and play back digital information. It was introduced by Philips and Sony in the early 1980s and quickly became popular for its compact size and high audio quality. The term "Compact Disc" accurately describes the physical characteristics of the medium, as it is a small, flat disc that can hold a large amount of data.

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  • 10. 

    Copy in Microsoft Word®, means...?

    • A.

      To make an exact duplicate of information in your document, so you can place the copy in another location

    • B.

      To research and look over your notes and/or other people's shoulders to make sure you get all the right answers

    Correct Answer
    A. To make an exact duplicate of information in your document, so you can place the copy in another location
    Explanation
    Copying in Microsoft Word means creating an exact duplicate of the information in your document so that you can place the copy in another location. This allows you to easily replicate and transfer the content to different parts of your document or even to a separate document altogether.

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  • 11. 

    All of these are different types of Cursors.

    • A.

      False

    • B.

      True

    Correct Answer
    B. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because all of these options are indeed different types of cursors. The question implies that there are multiple types of cursors, and the correct answer confirms this by stating that all of the options listed are indeed different types of cursors.

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  • 12. 

    What is Delete referred to when used in Microsoft Word®?

    • A.

      To add letters, words, pictures, etc., from a document or file

    • B.

      To remove letters, words, pictures, etc., from a document or file

    • C.

      To copy letters, words, pictures, etc., from a document or file

    • D.

      To paste letters, words, pictures, etc., from a document or file

    Correct Answer
    B. To remove letters, words, pictures, etc., from a document or file
    Explanation
    The term "Delete" in Microsoft Word® refers to the action of removing letters, words, pictures, etc., from a document or file. This function allows users to eliminate content they no longer want or need in their document.

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  • 13. 

    This is a/an...?

    • A.

      Windows computer desktop

    • B.

      Apple computer desktop

    Correct Answer
    A. Windows computer desktop
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Windows computer desktop because the question is asking for the type of computer desktop, and the given answer option "Windows computer desktop" indicates that it is a computer desktop running on the Windows operating system.

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  • 14. 

    This is a/an...?

    • A.

      Windows computer desktop

    • B.

      Apple computer desktop

    Correct Answer
    B. Apple computer desktop
    Explanation
    The answer is Apple computer desktop because it is the only option that mentions Apple, which is a well-known brand for computers. Windows computer desktop is not the correct answer because it does not specify the brand and can refer to any computer running on the Windows operating system.

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  • 15. 

    A Font is the shape and style of text... like Verdana, Arial, and Times New Roman

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because a font refers to the specific shape and style of text, such as Verdana, Arial, and Times New Roman. Fonts determine the appearance of text, including factors like the size, weight, and spacing of the characters. Different fonts can convey different moods or aesthetics, and they are commonly used in various forms of communication, including print and digital media.

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  • 16. 

    To Format a document, means to...?

    • A.

      Erase all the data that was entered and start a new document

    • B.

      Copy and paste from the Internet to the document

    • C.

      Set margins, tabs, font, and/or line spacing on the document's layout to obtain a certain look

    • D.

      Run the anti-virus program to make sure it is a clean file before starting the document

    Correct Answer
    C. Set margins, tabs, font, and/or line spacing on the document's layout to obtain a certain look
  • 17. 

    A Gigabyte is approximately a billion bytes (or 1,000 megabytes)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A gigabyte is a unit of digital information storage that is equivalent to approximately one billion bytes. It is commonly used to measure the capacity of computer storage devices and represents a large amount of data. Therefore, the statement that a gigabyte is approximately a billion bytes is true.

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  • 18. 

    A Hacker is...?

    • A.

      Someone who's constantly yelling, mainly for attention

    • B.

      Someone who creates, edits and publishes images and pictures

    • C.

      Another way to physically destroy a computer by force

    • D.

      An unauthorized person who secretly gains access to computer files

    Correct Answer
    D. An unauthorized person who secretly gains access to computer files
    Explanation
    A hacker is an unauthorized person who secretly gains access to computer files. Hackers use various techniques to infiltrate computer systems, networks, or websites without permission. They may exploit vulnerabilities in software or use social engineering tactics to deceive individuals into providing access. Once inside, hackers can steal sensitive information, disrupt operations, or cause other malicious activities. It is important to note that not all hackers have malicious intent; some may engage in ethical hacking to identify and fix security vulnerabilities.

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  • 19. 

    In computer terms, what is an Icon?

    • A.

      A small picture or symbol representing a computer hardware function or component

    • B.

      Someone in the computer industry that is of high importance

    • C.

      A famous painting that hangs in various museums around the world

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. A small picture or symbol representing a computer hardware function or component
    Explanation
    An icon in computer terms refers to a small picture or symbol that represents a computer hardware function or component. Icons are visual representations used to represent various functions or components on a computer system, such as folders, files, applications, or settings. They serve as a visual shortcut for users to quickly identify and access different features or functionalities on their computer. Icons are commonly found on desktops, taskbars, or in file explorers, and they help users navigate and interact with their computer system more efficiently.

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  • 20. 

    A .jpg or .jpeg extension on a file is usually attached to a...?

    • A.

      Picture of a person

    • B.

      Picture of a place

    • C.

      Picture of a thing

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Picture of a person
    B. Picture of a place
    C. Picture of a thing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "none of the above". The .jpg or .jpeg extension on a file is usually attached to any type of image file, not specifically limited to pictures of people, places, or things. It can be used for any kind of image, including photographs, illustrations, graphics, etc.

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  • 21. 

    This is a picture in Landscape format.

    • A.

      False

    • B.

      True

    Correct Answer
    B. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is "This is a picture in Landscape format." The correct answer is "True." This means that the picture is indeed in Landscape format, which typically refers to an image that is wider than it is tall.

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  • 22. 

    This is a picture in Portrait format.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement "This is a picture in Portrait format" is true. This means that the picture is taller than it is wide, with the height being greater than the width. In the context of digital images, portrait format is commonly used for vertical images or images that are intended to be viewed in a vertical orientation.

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  • 23. 

    This is called a...?  (Hint: Pick the correct spelling)

    • A.

      Moniter

    • B.

      Monitor

    • C.

      Monetor

    • D.

      Moneter

    Correct Answer
    B. Monitor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "monitor." A monitor is a device used for displaying and viewing information from a computer or other electronic device. It is spelled correctly, without any errors or misspellings.

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  • 24. 

    • A.

      It's time to start the document over from scratch

    • B.

      You can right click with the mouse to correct it

    • C.

      That you are being creative and there's nothing wrong with that

    • D.

      A connection that bridges an image, or word(s) to another location

    Correct Answer
    D. A connection that bridges an image, or word(s) to another location
  • 25. 

    A Megabyte is approximately a million bytes (or 1,000 kilobytes)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A megabyte is a unit of digital information that is approximately equal to one million bytes. It is often used to measure the size of files or storage capacity in computer systems. This statement is true because the prefix "mega-" denotes a factor of one million, so a megabyte is indeed approximately equal to one million bytes or 1,000 kilobytes.

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  • 26. 

    This Mouse is a tool used to move the cursor and pointer on the screen (input device)

    • A.

      False

    • B.

      True

    Correct Answer
    B. True
    Explanation
    A mouse is indeed a tool used to move the cursor and pointer on the screen, making it an input device. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 27. 

    A Password is...?

    • A.

      A personal made up code that no one else should know

    • B.

      Made up of numbers, letters, or both

    • C.

      A security protection to allow access to a computer or programs

    • D.

      None of the above

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    A password is a personal made up code that no one else should know, which is made up of numbers, letters, or both. It serves as a security protection to allow access to a computer or programs. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above" as it encompasses all the given statements.

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  • 28. 

    After you copy text or pictures, you normally Paste it in another location.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When you copy text or pictures, you can then paste them in another location. This means that the information or image that was copied is transferred to a different place, allowing you to duplicate or move it as needed. Therefore, the statement "After you copy text or pictures, you normally Paste it in another location" is correct.

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  • 29. 

    A Server is...?

    • A.

      The person's turn in tennis to serve the ball

    • B.

      Someone who constantly serves the court system

    • C.

      A special computer used to store programs and files for other computers to share

    • D.

      Someone who helps out in a computer class; an assistant

    Correct Answer
    C. A special computer used to store programs and files for other computers to share
    Explanation
    A server is a special computer used to store programs and files for other computers to share. Servers are designed to handle multiple requests and provide resources to other computers or devices on a network. They store data, manage network traffic, and ensure that all connected devices can access the necessary information. Servers often have high storage capacity, processing power, and memory to handle the demands of multiple users simultaneously. They play a crucial role in providing services such as email, websites, databases, and file sharing within a network.

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  • 30. 

    These are examples of Software programs.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because software programs are computer programs or applications that are designed to perform specific tasks or functions. They are created using programming languages and can be used to perform a wide range of functions such as word processing, data analysis, graphic design, and more. Therefore, the statement that "These are examples of Software programs" is correct.

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  • 31. 

    These are examples of Texts.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement states that "These are examples of Texts." The correct answer is False because the statement does not provide any examples of texts. It only states that "These" are examples, without specifying what "These" refers to. Therefore, without any examples provided, it cannot be concluded that the statement is true.

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  • 32. 

    These are examples of Icons.

    • A.

      False

    • B.

      True

    Correct Answer
    B. True
    Explanation
    Icons are visual representations or symbols used to represent an object, action, or concept. They are commonly used in user interfaces to help users quickly understand and interact with the system. Given that icons are being referred to as examples, it is reasonable to conclude that the statement "These are examples of Icons" is true.

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  • 33. 

    What are these?

    • A.

      Icon images

    • B.

      Text samples

    • C.

      Software programs

    • D.

      File names

    Correct Answer
    B. Text samples
    Explanation
    The given options are "icon images," "text samples," "software programs," and "file names." Among these options, "text samples" best fits the description of the given question. The other options are not related to the question as they are different types of digital content. "Icon images" are small graphical representations, "software programs" are applications or tools, and "file names" are the names given to files. Therefore, "text samples" is the correct answer as it refers to samples or examples of written text.

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  • 34. 

    W w w  stands for...?

    • A.

      Word wide web

    • B.

      World wild web

    • C.

      Word wild web

    • D.

      World wide web

    Correct Answer
    D. World wide web
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "world wide web". The acronym "www" stands for "world wide web", which is a system of interconnected hypertext documents accessed through the internet. It is a common abbreviation used to refer to websites and web pages on the internet.

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  • 35. 

    BONUS QUESTION (WORTH 5 POINTS):What kind of activity/activities would you like to do more of in computer class? (and then explain why)1- Microsoft Word projects2- Microsoft PowerPoint projects3- Internet activities and searches4- Microsoft Powerpoint music videos5- Other?

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