Computer Skills Pretest For Students

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Computer Skills Pretest For Students

This test will allow the student to demonstrate their knowledge of basic computer skills. This will determine if they will be able to successfully complete an online learning module.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      Something that can and should be ignored by most users.

    • D. 

      The list of all of the contents on a particular computer.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      A disk on which data can be stored.

    • B. 

      Another term for a display screen.

    • C. 

      A computer network that spans a relatively small area.

    • D. 

      A system tool that allows a user to set certain settings.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      It's best to never turn off your computer.

    • B. 

      Whenever you are ready to quit, simply push the lighted button on your processor.

    • C. 

      Just unplug your computer

    • D. 

      Go to the Start menu and click "Shut Down"

  • 4. 
    The Maximize button is used to:
    • A. 

      Scroll slowly through a window.

    • B. 

      Expand a window to fill the entire screen.

    • C. 

      Return a window to its original size.

    • D. 

      Reduce a window to a button on the taskbar.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Use the mouse to move the pointer around the screen

    • B. 

      Double-click the mouse

    • C. 

      Use the mouse to move the pointer around the screen and then click the mouse button once or twice to select the object.

    • D. 

      Use the mouse to move the pointer around the screen and press the mouse button as you move the mouse.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Scroll slowly through a window.

    • B. 

      Reduce a window to a button on the taskbar.

    • C. 

      Expand a window to fill the entire screen.

    • D. 

      Return a window to its original size.

  • 7. 
    What program command saves a copy of a file under a different name?
    • A. 

      Duplicate

    • B. 

      Copy

    • C. 

      Save

    • D. 

      Save As

  • 8. 
    What is the name of the Windows location that stores cut or copied information?
    • A. 

      Clipboard

    • B. 

      Start menu

    • C. 

      Hard Drive

    • D. 

      Paint

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Right click to reveal all icons.

    • B. 

      Click the START button and select the program from the menu.

    • C. 

      Restart the computer.

    • D. 

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

  • 10. 
    A WORD file can be attached to an e-mail message?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Depends on what type of file

    • D. 

      Only to select an e-mail address

  • 11. 
    In a file hierarchy, a folder inside another folder is called
    • A. 

      Program

    • B. 

      Internal hard disk

    • C. 

      Subfolder

    • D. 

      Clipboard

  • 12. 
    After you delete a file from your hard disk, it is automatcally placed in the:
    • A. 

      Search box

    • B. 

      USB flash drive

    • C. 

      Clipboard

    • D. 

      Recycle bin

  • 13. 
    In software applications such as Microsoft Word, what is a document called?
    • A. 

      Page

    • B. 

      Folder

    • C. 

      File

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      There are no equivalent keystrokes for the particular command.

    • B. 

      The command is not currently accessible.

    • C. 

      A dialog box appears if the command is selected.

    • D. 

      A Help window appears if the command is selected.

  • 15. 
    Any computer parts that you can actually touch are considered to be:
    • A. 

      Systems

    • B. 

      Platforms

    • C. 

      Hardware

    • D. 

      Software

  • 16. 
    The term ____________ refers to the set of instructions that directs the hardware in a computer to accomplish a task.
    • A. 

      Output

    • B. 

      Software

    • C. 

      Hardware

    • D. 

      Input

  • 17. 
    All computers must have:
    • A. 

      A virus checking program

    • B. 

      A printer attached

    • C. 

      Word processing software

    • D. 

      An operating system

  • 18. 
    Which software would you use to create a multimedia presentation?
    • A. 

      ITunes

    • B. 

      PowerPoint

    • C. 

      Excel

    • D. 

      Entourage

  • 19. 
    What type of device is a flash drive?
    • A. 

      Output

    • B. 

      Input

    • C. 

      Storage

    • D. 

      Software

  • 20. 
    An operating system is:
    • A. 

      CD-ROM software

    • B. 

      Application software

    • C. 

      Integrated software

    • D. 

      System software

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Pain

    • B. 

      Sickness

    • C. 

      Virus

    • D. 

      Encryption

  • 22. 
    The _____________ shows what files and applications are open.
    • A. 

      Shortcut Menu

    • B. 

      My Documents

    • C. 

      Taskbar

    • D. 

      Start Menu

  • 23. 
    The _________________ is an output device that produces output on paper.
    • A. 

      Printer

    • B. 

      Monitor

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Keyboard

  • 24. 
    A ___________ is a pointing device used to move a pointer on the screen and to make selections.
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Processor