Computer Skills Proficiency Test Trivia

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Computer Skills Proficiency Test Trivia

This test will allow the student to demonstrate their computer level. Based on the results of the test, the student will either continue on to their next course or take CIS110, Introduction to the PC. Introduction to the PC is a one credit hour course that covers the basics of a computer one needs to know to be successful in future courses.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "Desktop" is a computer term that refers to:
    • 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.

    • E. 

      I don't know.

  • 2. 
    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

  • 3. 
    The _________________ is an output device that produces output on paper.
    • A. 

      Printer

    • B. 

      Monitor

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Keyboard

  • 4. 
    Any computer parts that you can actually touch are considered to be:
    • A. 

      Systems

    • B. 

      Platforms

    • C. 

      Hardware

    • D. 

      Software

  • 5. 
    All computers must have __________ to function.
    • A. 

      A virus checking program

    • B. 

      A printer attached

    • C. 

      Word processing software

    • D. 

      An operating system

  • 6. 
    An operating system is:
    • A. 

      CD-ROM software

    • B. 

      Application software

    • C. 

      Integrated software

    • D. 

      System software

  • 7. 
    An unwanted program running on a computer is called a 
    • A. 

      Pain

    • B. 

      Sickness

    • C. 

      Virus

    • D. 

      Encryption

  • 8. 
    What type of device is a flash drive?
    • A. 

      Output

    • B. 

      Input

    • C. 

      Storage

    • D. 

      Software

  • 9. 
    Which Windows program do you use to manage folders and files?
    • A. 

      Windows Control Panel

    • B. 

      Windows Explorer

    • C. 

      Windows Accessories

    • D. 

      Microsoft Office

  • 10. 
    Which of these three icons will close an application?
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

  • 11. 
    Select one of the following to determine the proper procedure for shutting down your computer.
    • 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"

  • 12. 
    Do you know how to create a new folder?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      I don't know what a folder is

  • 13. 
    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.

  • 14. 
    When you are instructed to "point and click," it means you:
    • 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.

  • 15. 
    The Minimize button is used to:
    • 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.

  • 16. 
    What program command saves a copy of a file under a different name?
    • A. 

      Duplicate

    • B. 

      Copy

    • C. 

      Save

    • D. 

      Save As

  • 17. 
    What is the name of the Windows location that stores cut or copied information?
    • A. 

      Clipboard

    • B. 

      Start menu

    • C. 

      Hard Drive

    • D. 

      Paint

  • 18. 
    How do you open a computer program such as Microsoft Word when there are no icons on the desktop?
    • A. 

      Right click to reveal all icons.

    • B. 

      Click the START/ Windows 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.

  • 19. 
    Can a Microsoft Word file 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

  • 20. 
    In a file hierarchy, a folder inside another folder is called
    • A. 

      Program

    • B. 

      Internal hard disk

    • C. 

      Subfolder

    • D. 

      Clipboard

  • 21. 
    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

  • 22. 
    In software applications such as Microsoft Word, a document is known as what on the PC?
    • A. 

      Page

    • B. 

      Folder

    • C. 

      File

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    Have you used Microsoft Word?
    • A. 

      No I have never used Word

    • B. 

      Yes, but not very much

    • C. 

      Yes, I can create a document but that's about it.

    • D. 

      Yes, I can create a document and makes changes and save it.

  • 24. 
    What is the siginificance of a faded (dimmed) command in a drop-down menu?
    • 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.

  • 25. 
    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

  • 26. 
    On a Windows computer the _____________ shows what applications are open.
    • A. 

      Shortcut Menu

    • B. 

      My Documents

    • C. 

      Taskbar

    • D. 

      Start Menu