8th Grade: Computer And Internet Basics Quiz! Trivia Test

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The internet has made a lot of things possible. For example, one can upload their data into the cloud and not lose it in case they lose their gadget as well as communicate anywhere in the world. This 8th grade: computer and internet basics quiz will help review how much you know. How about you check it out! 


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does a computer allow you to do?

    • A.

      Type documents and send email

    • B.

      Browse 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, browse the internet, and store and retrieve data. This means that you can use a computer for various tasks such as creating and editing documents, communicating through email, accessing and exploring the internet, as well as saving and retrieving files and information. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as it encompasses all the mentioned capabilities that a computer provides.

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  • 2. 

    The most popular operating system for personal computers is ________.

    • A.

      Mac OSX

    • B.

      Facebook

    • C.

      Microsoft Windows

    • D.

      Ubuntu Linux

    Correct Answer
    C. Microsoft Windows
    Explanation
    The most popular operating system for personal computers is Microsoft Windows. This is because Windows has been the dominant operating system for PCs for many years, with a large market share and a wide range of software and hardware compatibility. It is also the operating system that is pre-installed on most new PCs, making it the default choice for many users. Additionally, Windows has a large user base and a vast ecosystem of applications and support, making it a popular choice for both home and business users.

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  • 3. 

    Applications can be downloaded from the Internet.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Applications can be downloaded from the internet, which means users can access and install various software or programs directly from online sources. This allows for easy and convenient access to a wide range of applications without the need for physical copies or installation discs.

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  • 4. 

    The cloud allows you to ________.

    • A.

      Access your email with any computer with an Internet connection

    • B.

      Automatically back-up your data

    • C.

      Easily bring your files with you

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The cloud allows you to access your email with any computer with an Internet connection, automatically back-up your data, and easily bring your files with you. This means that you can access your email from any device as long as you have an Internet connection. Additionally, the cloud provides automatic backup for your data, ensuring that your files are safe and accessible even if your device is lost or damaged. Furthermore, you can easily bring your files with you by storing them in the cloud, allowing you to access them from any device at any time.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is a type of monitor port?

    • A.

      VGA port

    • B.

      Display port

    • C.

      DVI port

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the options listed (VGA port, Display port, and DVI port) are types of monitor ports. VGA (Video Graphics Array) port is a standard analog video port commonly used for connecting monitors to computers. Display port is a digital video interface that supports high-resolution displays and audio. DVI (Digital Visual Interface) port is another digital video interface that can transmit both digital and analog signals. Therefore, "All of the above" is the correct answer as it includes all the mentioned types of monitor ports.

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  • 6. 

    It is possible to connect peripherals to a laptop.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Peripherals such as external monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, and USB devices can be connected to a laptop through various ports and interfaces like USB, HDMI, DisplayPort, and Bluetooth. This allows users to expand the functionality and usability of their laptops by connecting additional devices. Therefore, it is indeed possible to connect peripherals to a laptop.

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  • 7. 

    To navigate through different folders in Windows, you'll use ________.

    • A.

      Windows Easy Transfer

    • B.

      Launchpad

    • C.

      Windows Explorer

    • D.

      Finder

    Correct Answer
    C. Windows Explorer
    Explanation
    To navigate through different folders in Windows, you'll use Windows Explorer. Windows Explorer is a file management application that allows users to browse and navigate through their computer's file system. It provides a graphical interface for users to view and organize files and folders, making it easy to locate and access specific files or folders within the Windows operating system.

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  • 8. 

    Some modems include a built-in router.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Some modems have a built-in router, which means that they not only provide internet connectivity but also allow multiple devices to connect to the internet through a Wi-Fi network. This eliminates the need for a separate router device in such cases. Therefore, the statement "Some modems include a built-in router" is true.

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  • 9. 

    The term Desktop can be described as:

    • A.

      A. The information that appears on the computer soon after the computer is turned on

    • B.

      B. Where you will find your mouse

    • C.

      C. Where you place your computer

    • D.

      D. The desktop contains a number of icons, or images, tyhat you can clic on to launch programs

    • E.

      Both A & D

    • F.

      Both C & D

    • G.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. Both A & D
    Explanation
    Both A & D are the correct answers because the term "Desktop" refers to the graphical user interface that appears on the computer screen after it is turned on. It includes a number of icons or images that can be clicked on to launch programs. Additionally, the desktop is the location where these icons are placed, making it the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    Software, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, used to find information on the Web is called a 

    • A.

      Google

    • B.

      Browser

    • C.

      Trojan

    • D.

      Filter

    Correct Answer
    B. Browser
    Explanation
    A browser is software used to access and view information on the internet. It allows users to navigate through different websites, search for specific information, and display web pages. Microsoft Internet Explorer is an example of a browser, along with other popular browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. Browsers provide a user-friendly interface and various features to enhance the web browsing experience.

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  • 11. 

    In the workplace, is best practice to ______________ your computer when stepping away from your desk.

    • A.

      Log off

    • B.

      Cover your monitor

    • C.

      Transfer files

    • D.

      Defragment your drive

    Correct Answer
    A. Log off
    Explanation
    In the workplace, it is best practice to log off your computer when stepping away from your desk. This ensures that your computer is secure and prevents unauthorized access to your files and applications. Logging off also allows other users to use the computer without interfering with your work or accessing your personal information.

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  • 12. 

    Internet and WWW (World Wide Web) are considered the same.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW) are not the same. The Internet is a global network that connects computers and devices worldwide, allowing them to communicate and share information. On the other hand, the WWW is a system of interconnected documents and resources, accessed through the Internet, which can be viewed using a web browser. While the Internet is the infrastructure that enables the transfer of data, the WWW is a service that operates on top of the Internet, providing access to websites, web pages, and other online content.

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  • 13. 

    A home network is an example of a __________.

    • A.

      LAN (Local Area Network)

    • B.

      WAN (Wide Area Network)

    • C.

      Server

    • D.

      Token Ring Network

    Correct Answer
    A. LAN (Local Area Network)
    Explanation
    A home network is an example of a LAN (Local Area Network) because it is a network that connects devices within a small area such as a home or office building. LANs are typically used for sharing resources like printers and internet connections among multiple devices in a localized area. In the case of a home network, it allows devices like computers, smartphones, and smart home devices to communicate with each other and share resources within the home.

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  • 14. 

    Web pages are stored on a __________.

    • A.

      Modem

    • B.

      Client

    • C.

      Server

    • D.

      Router

    Correct Answer
    C. Server
    Explanation
    Web pages are stored on a server. A server is a computer or system that stores and manages data, files, and resources, and serves them to clients upon request. When a user requests a web page, the server retrieves the requested page and sends it back to the client's computer or device, allowing the user to view the web page in their web browser. Therefore, the correct answer is server.

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  • 15. 

    Telephone service over the internet is known as __________.

    • A.

      Instant Messaging

    • B.

      VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol)

    • C.

      Social Networking

    • D.

      Silverlight

    Correct Answer
    B. VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol)
    Explanation
    Telephone service over the internet is known as VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol). VoIP allows users to make phone calls using the internet instead of traditional telephone lines. It converts voice signals into digital data packets and transmits them over the internet to the recipient. This technology has become popular due to its cost-effectiveness, flexibility, and the ability to integrate various communication services.

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  • 16. 

    What type of media downloads while it's playing?

    • A.

      Streaming

    • B.

      4G

    • C.

      Wi-Fi

    • D.

      3G

    Correct Answer
    A. Streaming
    Explanation
    When media is being played, it can be downloaded through the process of streaming. Streaming allows the media to be downloaded and played simultaneously, without the need for the entire file to be downloaded before it can start playing. This enables a seamless playback experience, where the media can be accessed and enjoyed in real-time. Therefore, the correct answer is "Streaming".

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  • 17. 

    Which type of internet service uses existing phone lines and allows simultaneous internet and phone usage?

    • A.

      DSL

    • B.

      Dial-up

    • C.

      Cable

    • D.

      High Speed

    Correct Answer
    A. DSL
    Explanation
    DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) is the correct answer because it uses existing phone lines to provide internet service. With DSL, users can simultaneously use the internet and make phone calls without any interruption. This type of internet service is commonly used in residential and small business settings where phone lines are already in place. DSL offers faster speeds compared to dial-up and is more reliable than cable internet in areas with high congestion.

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  • 18. 

    A URL is usually typed in a browser's __________.

    • A.

      Google Bar

    • B.

      Plug-in

    • C.

      Address Bar

    • D.

      Site Map

    Correct Answer
    C. Address Bar
    Explanation
    When a URL is entered in a browser, it is typically typed into the address bar. The address bar is the space provided in the browser where users can input the URL of the website they want to visit. This allows the browser to locate and display the requested webpage. The other options, such as Google Bar, Plug-in, and Site Map, are not typically used for typing in URLs.

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  • 19. 

    The words you type into a search bar are known as __________.

    • A.

      Googles

    • B.

      Search results

    • C.

      Search terms

    • D.

      Phrases

    Correct Answer
    C. Search terms
    Explanation
    The words you type into a search bar are known as search terms. These terms are used to describe what you are looking for and help search engines like Google to retrieve relevant information and display it in the search results.

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  • 20. 

    ___________ appear while you're typing to help you improve your search.

    • A.

      Search Bars

    • B.

      Icons

    • C.

      Plug-ins

    • D.

      Search suggestions

    Correct Answer
    D. Search suggestions
    Explanation
    Search suggestions appear while you're typing to help you improve your search. These suggestions are generated based on popular search queries and can provide you with alternative or related keywords that may be more relevant to your search. By showing search suggestions, search engines aim to assist users in finding the information they are looking for more efficiently and accurately.

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  • 21. 

    The Internet is:

    • A.

      A vast, international collection of computer networks that transfer information

    • B.

      A combination of the world's international network

    • C.

      Websites and email are part of the Internet

    • D.

      A collection of routers

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A vast, international collection of computer networks that transfer information
    B. A combination of the world's international network
    C. Websites and email are part of the Internet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a combination of the world's international network. The Internet is not just a single network, but rather a combination of many interconnected networks from around the world. These networks transfer information and allow for communication between devices and users. Websites and email are also part of the Internet, as they rely on the infrastructure and protocols of the Internet to function. Additionally, the Internet includes a collection of routers, which help to direct and route data packets across the network.

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  • 22. 

    The World Wide Web operates over the Internet, and it is the most widely used part of the Internet.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the World Wide Web, commonly referred to as the web, is a system of interconnected documents and other resources, linked by hyperlinks and URLs. It is accessed through the Internet and allows users to navigate and access information from various websites. The web has become an integral part of our daily lives, with billions of users worldwide accessing it for various purposes such as communication, entertainment, and information retrieval. Therefore, it can be concluded that the World Wide Web is indeed the most widely used part of the Internet.

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  • 23. 

    A location on the World Wide Web (and Internet) that contains information about a specific topic, that usually contains multiple pages with different types of information about the topic is known as a:

    • A.

      URL

    • B.

      Blogger

    • C.

      Designation

    • D.

      Website

    Correct Answer
    D. Website
    Explanation
    A website is a location on the World Wide Web that contains information about a specific topic. It typically consists of multiple pages with different types of information related to the topic. Websites can be accessed through URLs and are commonly used to share information, provide services, or sell products online.

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  • 24. 

    A ________________ is the first thing you see when you come to a website, or the opening page of a website.  It provides information about the site and directs you to other pages on the site.

    • A.

      Tab

    • B.

      Home Page

    • C.

      Browser

    • D.

      Site Map

    Correct Answer
    B. Home Page
    Explanation
    The home page is the first thing a user sees when they visit a website. It serves as the opening page and provides information about the site. It typically includes an overview of the website's content and may also feature navigation elements or links that direct users to other pages within the site.

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  • 25. 

    While searching the Internet and to make sure information is reliable or correct, you should always check multiple sources.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    To ensure the reliability and accuracy of information found on the Internet, it is important to check multiple sources. Relying on a single source increases the risk of encountering biased or incorrect information. By cross-referencing information from various sources, you can verify the validity of the information and make more informed judgments. Therefore, the statement "you should always check multiple sources" is true.

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  • 26. 

    A Menu is a list of options, or topics on a website that users can choose from.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A menu on a website is indeed a list of options or topics that users can choose from. It helps users navigate through the website and find the information or features they are looking for. By presenting a menu, websites can organize their content and make it easily accessible to users, enhancing the user experience and usability of the site. Therefore, the statement "A Menu is a list of options, or topics on a website that users can choose from" is true.

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  • 27. 

    To move through a website or through various websites is to ________________.

    • A.

      Scroll

    • B.

      Sift

    • C.

      Glaze

    • D.

      Navigate

    Correct Answer
    D. Navigate
    Explanation
    To navigate means to move through a website or various websites. It involves browsing, exploring, and finding specific information or pages within a website or across different websites. It implies the act of moving from one page to another, using menus, links, or search functions to access desired content. The term "navigate" is commonly used in the context of web browsing to describe the action of moving through online platforms and finding relevant information.

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  • 28. 

    Identify the correctly written email address below:

    Correct Answer
    B. [email protected]
    Explanation
    The correct email address is "[email protected]" because it follows the standard format of having a username (jane) followed by the "@" symbol and the domain name (yahoo.com).

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  • 29. 

    In addition to email access, most webmail providers also include ______________.

    • A.

      A. instant messaging

    • B.

      B. an online address book

    • C.

      C. an online calendar

    • D.

      D. All of the above

    • E.

      E. A and C, but not B

    Correct Answer
    D. D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Most webmail providers offer additional features besides email access, such as instant messaging, an online address book, and an online calendar. These features allow users to communicate with others in real-time, store and manage their contacts, and organize their schedules and appointments.

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  • 30. 

    Generally, when you receive an email, it will appear in your _________.

    • A.

      Drafts folder

    • B.

      Outbox

    • C.

      Inbox

    • D.

      Tasks list

    Correct Answer
    C. Inbox
    Explanation
    When you receive an email, it will appear in your inbox. The inbox is a folder in your email account where incoming messages are stored. It acts as a central location for all the emails you receive, allowing you to easily access and manage them.

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  • 31. 

    Once you've added contacts to your online contacts list, you'll use that same contact information with different webmail services, including _______________.

    • A.

      A. email

    • B.

      B. instant messaging

    • C.

      C. calendar sharing

    • D.

      D. B and C, but not A

    • E.

      E. A, B and C

    Correct Answer
    E. E. A, B and C
    Explanation
    Once you have added contacts to your online contacts list, you can use that same contact information for various purposes. This includes using the contact information for email services, instant messaging, and calendar sharing. Therefore, the correct answer is E. A, B, and C.

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  • 32. 

    To sign out of Gmail, you'll first need to click ________.

    • A.

      Mail

    • B.

      Contacts

    • C.

      Your Name

    • D.

      The gear Icon

    Correct Answer
    C. Your Name
    Explanation
    To sign out of Gmail, you'll first need to click on "Your Name". This is because when you click on your name, a drop-down menu appears which includes the option to sign out. By selecting this option, you will be logged out of your Gmail account and taken back to the sign-in page.

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  • 33. 

    When you sign up for Gmail, you automatically have access to Google Docs, Calendar, and other services.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When you sign up for Gmail, you are provided with a Google account that grants you access to various services, including Google Docs, Calendar, and more. This means that once you create a Gmail account, you can automatically use these services without having to sign up for them separately. Therefore, the given answer "True" is correct.

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  • 34. 

    Gmail requires that you create a signature.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Gmail does not require users to create a signature. While it does offer the option to create a signature that will be automatically added to the end of outgoing emails, it is not mandatory. Users can choose to have no signature at all if they prefer. Therefore, the statement that Gmail requires the creation of a signature is false.

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  • 35. 

    If you want to remove a message from your Inbox without getting rid of it, use the ________ button.

    • A.

      Archive

    • B.

      Report Spam

    • C.

      Delete

    • D.

      Labels

    Correct Answer
    A. Archive
    Explanation
    To remove a message from your Inbox without deleting it, you can use the Archive button. Archiving a message moves it out of your Inbox and into an archived folder or label, allowing you to keep your Inbox organized while still having access to the message if needed in the future. This is a useful feature for decluttering your Inbox without permanently deleting important emails.

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  • 36. 

    When you store files "in the Cloud," you are __________.

    • A.

      Storing them in an e-file (electronic file)

    • B.

      Storing them online

    • C.

      Storing them in the Cloud folder on your hard drive

    • D.

      Storing them in a temporary location to be deleted later

    Correct Answer
    B. Storing them online
    Explanation
    When you store files "in the Cloud," you are storing them online. The Cloud refers to a network of servers that are located remotely and can be accessed via the internet. By storing files in the Cloud, users can access and retrieve their files from any device with an internet connection. This provides convenience and flexibility as it eliminates the need for physical storage devices and allows for easy sharing and collaboration on files.

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