Computer Connections: Programs Matching Worksheet

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Computer Connections: Programs Matching Worksheet - Quiz

Choose the type of program that would be best for each task.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Creating a birthday card for a friend.

    • A.

      Database

    • B.

      Desktop Publishing

    • C.

      Entertainment

    • D.

      Research

    • E.

      Spreadsheet

    Correct Answer
    B. Desktop Publishing
    Explanation
    Desktop publishing is the correct answer because creating a birthday card for a friend involves designing and formatting the card using software specifically designed for creating and editing visual materials, such as graphics, images, and text. Desktop publishing software allows users to manipulate and arrange elements on a page, add special effects, and create visually appealing designs. It is the most suitable tool for creating personalized and professional-looking birthday cards.

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  • 2. 

    Balancing your checkbook.

    • A.

      Database

    • B.

      Desktop Publishing

    • C.

      Entertainment

    • D.

      Research

    • E.

      Spreadsheet

    Correct Answer
    E. Spreadsheet
    Explanation
    Balancing your checkbook involves keeping track of your income and expenses, and ensuring that they match with the bank statement. This task requires organizing and calculating numerical data accurately. A spreadsheet software, such as Microsoft Excel, is commonly used for this purpose as it allows users to create tables, perform calculations, and easily update and adjust data. Therefore, the correct answer is "Spreadsheet" as it is the most suitable tool for balancing a checkbook.

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  • 3. 

    Printing a mailing list.

    • A.

      Database

    • B.

      Desktop Publishing

    • C.

      Entertainment

    • D.

      Research

    • E.

      Spreadsheet

    Correct Answer
    A. Database
    Explanation
    Printing a mailing list is a task that is commonly associated with managing and organizing large amounts of data, such as names, addresses, and contact information. This task is typically performed using a database, which allows for efficient storage, retrieval, and manipulation of this type of information. By using a database, users can easily generate and print mailing lists, ensuring that the information is accurate and up-to-date. Other options, such as desktop publishing, entertainment, research, and spreadsheet, may not have the necessary tools or capabilities to effectively handle the task of printing a mailing list.

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  • 4. 

    Finding information on pyramids.

    • A.

      Database

    • B.

      Desktop Publishing

    • C.

      Entertainment

    • D.

      Research

    • E.

      Spreadsheet

    Correct Answer
    D. Research
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Research" because when looking for information on pyramids, the most appropriate tool to use would be a research tool. A research tool allows you to gather information from various sources such as books, articles, and online databases. It helps you to explore and analyze the topic in depth, making it the most suitable option for finding information on pyramids.

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  • 5. 

    Playing solitaire.

    • A.

      Database

    • B.

      Desktop Publishing

    • C.

      Entertainment

    • D.

      Research

    • E.

      Spreadsheet

    Correct Answer
    C. Entertainment
    Explanation
    Solitaire is a popular card game that is often played for entertainment purposes. It is a solitary game that can be played on a computer or with physical cards. Since solitaire is listed alongside other activities like database management, desktop publishing, research, and spreadsheet, it is reasonable to conclude that it falls under the category of entertainment rather than being a professional or work-related task.

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  • 6. 

    Practicing math facts.

    • A.

      Database

    • B.

      Desktop Publishing

    • C.

      Education

    • D.

      Spreadsheet

    • E.

      Word Processing

    Correct Answer
    C. Education
    Explanation
    The given options are all related to different computer software or tools. Out of these options, "Education" is the only one that does not refer to a specific software or tool, but rather to a broader concept or field of study. Practicing math facts can be a part of educational activities, such as learning and reinforcing mathematical skills.

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  • 7. 

    Keeping an address book.

    • A.

      Database

    • B.

      Desktop Publishing

    • C.

      Education

    • D.

      Spreadsheet

    • E.

      Word Processing

    Correct Answer
    A. Database
    Explanation
    Keeping an address book requires a system that can store and organize contact information efficiently. A database is the most suitable option for this task as it allows users to create tables, define fields, and easily search and sort data. With a database, users can input and update contact details, such as names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails, making it a convenient solution for managing an address book effectively. Desktop publishing, education, spreadsheet, and word processing are not specifically designed for organizing and storing contact information, making them less suitable options for this task.

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  • 8. 

    Writing a essay about your pet.

    • A.

      Database

    • B.

      Desktop Publishing

    • C.

      Education

    • D.

      Spreadsheet

    • E.

      Word Processing

    Correct Answer
    E. Word Processing
    Explanation
    Word Processing is the correct answer because it is the most suitable software for writing an essay. Word processing software provides tools for formatting, editing, and organizing text, making it ideal for creating and editing documents. It allows users to easily type and format text, insert images and tables, and spell-check their work. Word processing software also offers features like auto-save, word count, and the ability to track changes, which can be beneficial when writing a lengthy essay. Therefore, using word processing software would be the most efficient and effective choice for writing an essay about your pet.

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  • 9. 

    Making a school newsletter.

    • A.

      Database

    • B.

      Desktop Publishing

    • C.

      Education

    • D.

      Spreadsheet

    • E.

      Word Processing

    Correct Answer
    B. Desktop Publishing
    Explanation
    Desktop Publishing is the correct answer because it is the process of creating and designing printed materials, such as newsletters, using specialized software. This involves arranging text, images, and graphics in a visually appealing way. Creating a school newsletter requires the use of desktop publishing software to design and layout the content in a professional manner. Word Processing, Spreadsheet, and Database software may be used for other purposes in education, but they are not specifically designed for creating visually appealing printed materials like newsletters.

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  • 10. 

    Writing a story about aliens.

    • A.

      Database

    • B.

      Desktop Publishing

    • C.

      Education

    • D.

      Spreadsheet

    • E.

      Word Processing

    Correct Answer
    E. Word Processing
    Explanation
    Word processing is the most suitable option for writing a story about aliens. This software allows users to create, edit, and format text documents, making it ideal for writing and organizing a story. It offers features such as spell check, grammar check, and the ability to easily insert images or illustrations, which can be useful for enhancing the story. Additionally, word processing software allows for easy collaboration and sharing of documents, making it convenient for receiving feedback or working on the story with others.

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