Computer Technology Basic Knowledge Quiz

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Computer Technology Basic Knowledge Quiz - Quiz

Computer technology has undergone a couple of changes throughout time. This includes major introductions of things such as the internet that allow one to access data from any location. This is a general computer knowledge quiz designed to help you assess your classes' skill level. Give it a shot and see how high you score.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    If you opened a document from you folder and added a new paragraph to it, how would you save the changes that you made?

    • A.

      Select "Save As" and select a new folder and file name for it.

    • B.

      Just click the "Save" icon on the toolbar or press Ctrl + S.

    • C.

      Just close the program. It will save automatically.

    • D.

      Any of the above would work.

    Correct Answer
    B. Just click the "Save" icon on the toolbar or press Ctrl + S.
    Explanation
    To save the changes made to a document after adding a new paragraph, you can simply click the "Save" icon on the toolbar or press Ctrl + S. This action will save the document with the modifications without requiring any further steps like selecting a new folder or file name.

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  • 2. 

    When would you use the "Save As" function?

    • A.

      When you are saving a document for the first time and you need to choose a folder for the document and create a file name for it.

    • B.

      Every time you want to save something.

    • C.

      Only when working with a Microsoft Word document.

    • D.

      Only when you want to burn the file onto a CD.

    Correct Answer
    A. When you are saving a document for the first time and you need to choose a folder for the document and create a file name for it.
    Explanation
    The "Save As" function is used when you are saving a document for the first time and you need to choose a folder for the document and create a file name for it. This function allows you to specify the location and name of the file, giving you the flexibility to organize your files in a way that suits your needs. It is not limited to Microsoft Word documents or burning files onto a CD, but can be used in any application where you want to save something.

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  • 3. 

    Why do you think you should log-off of your computer when you leave class?

    • A.

      You should not log-off your computer when you leave class.

    • B.

      To prevent it from getting a virus.

    • C.

      If you don't log-off, anyone can go on that computer and access your folder and files.

    • D.

      It helps to make sure that your work gets saved.

    Correct Answer
    C. If you don't log-off, anyone can go on that computer and access your folder and files.
    Explanation
    Leaving your computer logged on when you leave class can pose a security risk as anyone can access your folder and files. Logging off ensures that your personal information and work remain protected from unauthorized access.

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  • 4. 

    The best way to move some text to another part an essay would be to:

    • A.

      Delete the text and then re-type it.

    • B.

      Highlight the text, and then drag it into place with the mouse.

    • C.

      Highlight the text, and press the up or down arrows to move it.

    • D.

      Highlight the text, right-click, and use the "Cut" and "Paste" functions.

    Correct Answer
    D. Highlight the text, right-click, and use the "Cut" and "Paste" functions.
  • 5. 

    Why should you avoid downloading files using file-sharing programs like Limewire or Frostwire? (used to download music, videos, etc.)

    • A.

      It is illegal to download music using these programs due to copyright laws.

    • B.

      These files can contain a virus which can harm you computer.

    • C.

      You might have to pay money in damages if you are caught.

    • D.

      All of the above are true.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above are true.
    Explanation
    Using file-sharing programs like Limewire or Frostwire to download files, such as music or videos, should be avoided for several reasons. Firstly, it is illegal to download copyrighted material using these programs, as it violates copyright laws. Secondly, these files can potentially contain viruses or malware that can harm your computer and compromise your personal information. Lastly, if you are caught downloading copyrighted material, you may be liable to pay damages, which can result in financial consequences. Therefore, all of the given options are true and provide valid reasons to avoid using file-sharing programs for downloading files.

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  • 6. 

    If you are doing research for an essay, and you use some information from a website in your essay, you must:

    • A.

      Do nothing. You can use this material in your essay freely.

    • B.

      List the website in a bibliography at the end of your essay.

    • C.

      Type the information in bold letters.

    • D.

      Type the information in italic letters.

    Correct Answer
    B. List the website in a bibliography at the end of your essay.
    Explanation
    When doing research for an essay, it is important to acknowledge and give credit to the sources of information used. This not only shows academic integrity but also allows readers to refer to the original source for further information. By listing the website in a bibliography at the end of the essay, the writer is providing a clear and organized list of all the sources used, including the website. This helps to avoid plagiarism and gives proper recognition to the website as a source of information.

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  • 7. 

    Why is a website like Wikipedia NOT the best choice for researching information about a topic?

    • A.

      Wikipedia and other "wikis" allow anyone to type information on their pages, which may be inaccurate.

    • B.

      It is the best choice.

    • C.

      There is too much information on the site to sort through which complicates things.

    • D.

      There are not enough images on the site.

    Correct Answer
    A. Wikipedia and other "wikis" allow anyone to type information on their pages, which may be inaccurate.
    Explanation
    Wikipedia and other "wikis" allow anyone to type information on their pages, which may be inaccurate. This means that the information found on these websites may not be reliable or trustworthy.

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  • 8. 

    If you wanted to create an animated presentation, what would be the BEST program to use?

    • A.

      Excel

    • B.

      Power Point

    • C.

      Word

    • D.

      Access

    Correct Answer
    B. Power Point
    Explanation
    Power Point would be the best program to use for creating an animated presentation. Power Point is specifically designed for creating slideshows and presentations, offering a wide range of tools and features to enhance the visual appeal of the presentation. It allows users to easily add animations, transitions, and multimedia elements such as videos and audio to make the presentation more engaging and interactive. Excel, Word, and Access are not specifically designed for creating animated presentations, making Power Point the most suitable choice.

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