A Computer Skills & Knowledge Quiz!

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A Computer Skills & Knowledge Quiz!

Being that computers can be found in almost every field of study or career, it is essential to learn the basics at an early stage at school. The quiz below is based on computer skills and includes both year 6 and 7 topics on basic computer Skills - Try to answer all questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      The Internet is a network of printers.

    • B. 

      The Internet is web pages linked together.

    • C. 

      The Internet is millions of computers around the world connected to each other.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      To install a program.

    • B. 

      To get a picture file.

    • C. 

      To add extra memory.

    • D. 

      To get a file from someone else’s computer and save it onto your computer

  • 3. 
    What is a search engine?
    • A. 

      A program that monitors your surfing behavior on the Internet

    • B. 

      A website where you can type in key words and search for them in millions of web pages

    • C. 

      A website where you can click on hundreds of pictures

  • 4. 
    What is a browser?
    • A. 

      Internet Explorer only

    • B. 

      Safari only

    • C. 

      A browser is a software program that lets you explore the World Wide Web to find text, graphics, sound, movies, games, chats and more. An example of a browser is Safari or Internet Explorer.

    • D. 

      A hard drive

  • 5. 
    What might be going on if you see the following message in the Internet Explorer window?
    • A. 

      The web page is too large for your screen

    • B. 

      Your monitor is not on

    • C. 

      The Internet connection isn’t working

  • 6. 
    What does WWW mean?
    • A. 

      World Wide Works

    • B. 

      World Wide Web

    • C. 

      World Wrestling Competition

    • D. 

      World Wide Watch

  • 7. 
    Which device connects your computer to the Internet?
    • A. 

      Telephone table

    • B. 

      Hard drive

    • C. 

      Modem

    • D. 

      CD Rom

  • 8. 
    If you’re connected to the Internet, you are:
    • A. 

      Outline

    • B. 

      Offline

    • C. 

      Online

  • 9. 
    A word processing file can be attached to an e-mail message?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Depends on what type of file

    • D. 

      Only to certain email addresses

  • 10. 
    What does the "Reply to All" e-mail function do?
    • A. 

      It will generate a reply message to all of the recipients of the message.

    • B. 

      It will send a reply message to every entry in your address book.

    • C. 

      It will generate a reply message only to the sender of the message.

    • D. 

      This function is not possible.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is an example of an e-mail address?  (Tip: Think about whether an email address can have a space in it.)
  • 12. 
    What does highlight mean?
    • A. 

      To click something on a page with your mouse.

    • B. 

      To click on a picture.

    • C. 

      To select a shape.

    • D. 

      To selecting information

  • 13. 
    What does delete mean?
    • A. 

      To take away information

    • B. 

      to add information

    • C. 

      To change information

  • 14. 
    What is a monitor?
    • A. 

      A monitor is the hard drive of the computer

    • B. 

      A monitor is the disk drive

    • C. 

      The part of a computer that allows the user to view information on a screen.

  • 15. 
    What is an application?
    • A. 

      Hardware

    • B. 

      software program

    • C. 

      music

    • D. 

      picture

  • 16. 
    What is font?
    • A. 

      style of pictures

    • B. 

      Style of computer text

    • C. 

      Style of shapes

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    What shortcut do I use to undo?
    • A. 

      Control x

    • B. 

      control z

    • C. 

      Control u

  • 18. 
    What is an icon?
    • A. 

      A tiny picture on the screen that is for a program, file, or folder.

    • B. 

      a tiny picture for the hard drive only.

    • C. 

      A tiny music file.

  • 19. 
    What is the name of this Windows element?
    • A. 

      Workbar

    • B. 

      Taskbar

    • C. 

      Program bar

    • D. 

      Spacebar

  • 20. 
    What is Windows XP?
    • A. 

      The computer’s operating system

    • B. 

      A program for displaying images on the screen

    • C. 

      A system for displaying photos and images on the computer

    • D. 

      A hard drive

  • 21. 
    What is the name of this Windows screen?
    • A. 

      Desk screen

    • B. 

      Desktop

    • C. 

      Desk window

    • D. 

      Desk window

  • 22. 
    You see this dialog box. You want to close the program without saving the latest version of your document. Which button will you click on?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Cancel

  • 23. 
    What is the name of this row of buttons in Word 2007?
    • A. 

      Home page

    • B. 

      Ribbon

    • C. 

      Taskbar

    • D. 

      Button bar

  • 24. 
    What type of port is this?
    • A. 

      PS/2 port

    • B. 

      USB port

    • C. 

      Parallel port

    • D. 

      Pass port

  • 25. 
      Is [email protected] a proper web address?
    • A. 

      Yes, this address is correct.

    • B. 

      No, because the dot should be replaced by an @ symbol

    • C. 

      No, because the @ should be replaced by a dot

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      The word or phrase might be misspelled.

    • B. 

      The word or phrase might contain a grammatical error.

    • C. 

      The word or phrase has been copied to the clipboard.

  • 27. 
    What ribbon do you use to change margins?  (Year 7)
    • A. 

      Page Layout

    • B. 

      View

    • C. 

      Home

    • D. 

      Insert

  • 28. 
    In Microsoft Word 2007, a squiggly red line under a word means
    • A. 

      Check your grammer

    • B. 

      Word does not have a synonym match

    • C. 

      The word is misspelled

    • D. 

      The dictionary is full

  • 29. 
    This part sends signals to other parts of the computer to tell them what to do. (Year 7)
    • A. 

      Power supply

    • B. 

      Motherboard

    • C. 

      Icon

    • D. 

      Hard drive

  • 30. 
    This memory is for short term storage and is lost when the computer is turned off.  (Year 7)
    • A. 

      Icon

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      Hard drive

  • 31. 
    This part does the real calculation, moving and processing of information. (Year 7)
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      Hard drive

    • D. 

      IBM

  • 32. 
    What is a hard drive? (Year 7)
    • A. 

      Something that plays music.

    • B. 

      It stores information.

    • C. 

      It is a place to share photos.

    • D. 

      It is memory.

  • 33. 
    What does CPU stand for? (Year 7)
    • A. 

      Computer Processing Unit

    • B. 

      Central Programming Unit

    • C. 

      Computer Programming Unit

    • D. 

      Central Processing Unit

  • 34. 
    This part stores data, programs, settings, and the operating system while the computer is off. While it is on, it spins inside the computer reading and writing data. (Year 7)
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      Hard drive

    • C. 

      Motherboard

    • D. 

      RAM

  • 35. 
    When you hold the left mouse button down and drag it over text or pictures, you are ______________.
    • A. 

      Highlighting

    • B. 

      Covering

    • C. 

      Deleting

    • D. 

      Typing

  • 36. 
    To access the Paint program, you click on the start menu and
    • A. 

      Go to programs, then accessories, then click on 'Paint'

    • B. 

      Go to programs, then accessories, then Microsoft Office, and click on 'Paint'

    • C. 

      go to Internet Explorer or Firefox

    • D. 

      Go into the control panel

  • 37. 
    To copy text, you
    • A. 

      Highlight it, right click, and select 'copy'

    • B. 

      Highlight it, go to file, and select 'copy'

    • C. 

      Highlight it and click the copy button on the toolbar

    • D. 

      Highlight it, click ctrl c

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 38. 
    How do you open a program such as a Microsoft Word when there are no icons on the desktop?  
    • A. 

      Right click to reveal all icons.

    • B. 

      It is not possible to open program if no icons are on the desktop.

    • C. 

      Restart the computer.

    • D. 

      Cick the start button and select program from the menu

  • 39. 
    How do you minimize or maximize a program in Windows?
    • A. 

      Right click on the mouse.

    • B. 

      Go to "File" and select minimize or maximize

    • C. 

      Top right corner, dash or square

    • D. 

      This function can not be done.

  • 40. 
    "Desktop" is a computer term that refers to?
    • A. 

      Something that is for the computer programmer only.

    • B. 

      The part of your work area where the computer monitor sits.

    • C. 

      The initial screen showing icons for folders, applications and files.

    • D. 

      The desk that your computer is stationed on.

  • 41. 
    What do people use Microsoft Excel for?
    • A. 

      Business and math calculations

    • B. 

      typing letters

    • C. 

      Creating pictures

    • D. 

      Designing websites

  • 42. 
    Which of these buttons is used to close or exit a window?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 43. 
    Which of these buttons is used to minimize a window?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 44. 
    If you have two windows minimized (like the picture below), how do you open them back up?
    • A. 

      Open a new Internet Explorer window.

    • B. 

      Click on the task that you would like to open.

    • C. 

      Search the computer history.

    • D. 

      Ask Jeeves.

  • 45. 
    To logon to most computers using Windows XP, you have to use which three keys?
    • A. 

      Ctrl+Alt+Del

    • B. 

      Shift+Tab+Enter

    • C. 

      Caps Lock, Number Lock, and Scroll Lock

    • D. 

      A+S+D

  • 46. 
    When words are slanted, like this, what is it called?
    • A. 

      Bold

    • B. 

      Underlined

    • C. 

      Italics

    • D. 

      Links

  • 47. 
    When socialising on the internet it is safe to put personal information on your profile when:
    • A. 

      You think only your friends will read it

    • B. 

      Never

    • C. 

      The font looks really good

    • D. 

      You only add your name and no other information

  • 48. 
    If you receive a message that makes you feel uncomfortable your should:
    • A. 

      Reply to is and tell the sender what you think of them

    • B. 

      Tell an adult

    • C. 

      Just delete it and say nothing

    • D. 

      Send the message on to all of your friends

  • 49. 
    Which of the following statements are good advice?
    • A. 

      Think before you post information online - once posted it's difficult to remove.

    • B. 

      Always keep your password a secret.

    • C. 

      Tell your parents if you are upset by language, pictures or anthing on the internet.

    • D. 

      Be careful who you trust online.

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 50. 
    Why shouldn't you type in capital letters?
    • A. 

      Some people can't read all capital letters.

    • B. 

      It looks like you are shouting and people will think you are rude.

    • C. 

      It is poor grammar.

    • D. 

      It isn't good for the computer to always type in capital letters.