Computer Terms - 6th Grd

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  • 1. 

    The physical components of a computer system including any equipment such as printers and mouse.

    • A.

      Hardware

    • B.

      Software

    • C.

      Desktop

    • D.

      Network

    Correct Answer
    A. Hardware
    Explanation
    The physical components of a computer system, such as printers and mouse, are referred to as hardware. Hardware encompasses all the tangible parts of a computer that can be seen and touched. This includes devices like the monitor, keyboard, CPU, and storage devices. Unlike software, which refers to the programs and applications that run on the computer, hardware refers to the physical machinery that enables the computer to function.

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  • 2. 

    A small image displayed on the screen to represent an object that can be manipulated by the user. You would click on this to open a program.

    • A.

      Desktop

    • B.

      Hardware

    • C.

      Icon

    • D.

      Task Bar

    Correct Answer
    C. Icon
    Explanation
    An icon is a small image that represents an object on the screen and can be manipulated by the user. It is commonly used to open a program when clicked on. Icons are visual indicators that provide a quick and easy way for users to interact with software or applications on their computer. They are often placed on the desktop or in the taskbar for easy access.

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  • 3. 

    This shows you the contents of your computer, including disk drives, hard disk, CD-ROM drive, and network drives.

    • A.

      Desktop

    • B.

      My Computer

    • C.

      My Documents

    • D.

      Scroll Bar

    Correct Answer
    B. My Computer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "My Computer" because it is the option that displays the contents of the computer, including disk drives, hard disk, CD-ROM drive, and network drives. The other options listed (Desktop, My Documents, Scroll Bar) do not provide this specific function.

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  • 4. 

    The place in which Windows stores deleted files

    • A.

      Desktop

    • B.

      My Computer

    • C.

      My Documents

    • D.

      Recycle Bin

    Correct Answer
    D. Recycle Bin
    Explanation
    The Recycle Bin is the place in which Windows stores deleted files. When a file is deleted, it is moved to the Recycle Bin instead of being permanently erased from the system. This allows users to easily restore files if they are deleted by mistake. The Recycle Bin acts as a temporary storage location for deleted files until they are either restored to their original location or permanently deleted from the system. Therefore, the correct answer is Recycle Bin.

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  • 5. 

    To quit all applications and turn off the computer

    • A.

      Shut Down

    • B.

      Hardware

    • C.

      Start

    • D.

      Software

    Correct Answer
    A. Shut Down
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Shut Down" because it refers to the action of closing all applications and powering off the computer. This option is commonly used when the user wants to completely turn off the computer and end all running processes. It is different from simply restarting the computer or putting it into sleep mode.

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  • 6. 

    The non-physical portion of the computer; the part that exists only as data, in other words, the programs.

    • A.

      Hardware

    • B.

      Software

    • C.

      Desktop

    • D.

      Shut down

    Correct Answer
    B. Software
    Explanation
    Software refers to the non-physical portion of a computer, which consists of programs and data. Unlike hardware, which includes physical components like the computer's processor and memory, software exists only as data. It encompasses the operating system, applications, and other programs that enable the computer to perform various tasks. Software is essential for the functioning of a computer as it provides instructions and commands for the hardware to execute.

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  • 7. 

    The button on the bottom left corner of the Task Bar

    • A.

      Recycle Bin

    • B.

      Start

    • C.

      Scroll Bar

    • D.

      Desktop

    Correct Answer
    B. Start
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Start" because the button on the bottom left corner of the Task Bar is commonly known as the Start button. Clicking on this button opens the Start menu, which provides access to various features and functions of the operating system, such as launching applications, accessing settings, and searching for files and programs.

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  • 8. 

    The bar that contains the Start button and appears by default at the bottom of the desktop.

    • A.

      Hardware

    • B.

      Shut down

    • C.

      Task Bar

    • D.

      Menu

    Correct Answer
    C. Task Bar
    Explanation
    The taskbar is a bar that contains the Start button and is located at the bottom of the desktop. It is a key feature of the Windows operating system and provides quick access to commonly used programs and functions. The taskbar also displays open windows and allows users to switch between them easily. It is an essential component of the desktop interface and is visible by default when using Windows.

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  • 9. 

    A folder that provides you with a convenient place to store documents, graphics, or other files you want to access quickly.

    • A.

      My Computer

    • B.

      My Documents

    • C.

      Task Bar

    • D.

      Start

    Correct Answer
    B. My Documents
    Explanation
    "My Documents" is the correct answer because it is a folder that is specifically designed to provide users with a convenient place to store documents, graphics, or other files that they want to access quickly. This folder is typically located on the desktop or in the user's home directory and allows for easy organization and retrieval of important files.

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  • 10. 

    An on-screen list of available functions; a list to choose from.

    • A.

      Menu

    • B.

      Task bar

    • C.

      Recycle Bin

    • D.

      Desktop

    Correct Answer
    A. Menu
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Menu" because it refers to an on-screen list of available functions or options that a user can choose from. In the context of the given options, the term "Menu" best fits the description as it is commonly used to represent a list of choices in computer interfaces. The other options, such as "Task bar," "Recycle Bin," and "Desktop," do not accurately describe an on-screen list of available functions.

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