Computer Terms - 7th Grd

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7th Grade Computer Quizzes & Trivia

A basic terms quiz for the 7th grade computer class.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is a part of the computer hardware?

    • A.

      Windows

    • B.

      The Mouse

    • C.

      Task Bar

    • D.

      Internet Explorer

    Correct Answer
    B. The Mouse
    Explanation
    The mouse is a part of the computer hardware because it is a physical device that is connected to the computer and used to input commands and interact with the graphical user interface.

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  • 2. 

    What is the on-screen work area on which windows, icons, menus and dialog boxes appear called?

    • A.

      Desktop

    • B.

      Monitor

    • C.

      Screen

    • D.

      Start Menu

    Correct Answer
    A. Desktop
    Explanation
    The on-screen work area on which windows, icons, menus, and dialog boxes appear is called the desktop. The desktop is the primary user interface of a computer, where users can organize and access their files and applications. It is the background area that is visible after the computer starts up and is where users can interact with various elements of the operating system. The desktop is where users can place shortcuts to their frequently used programs, files, and folders for easy access.

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  • 3. 

    This will show you the contents of your disks, your hard drive, CD-ROM drive and network drives. Basically, all your files on your computer.

    • A.

      My Documents

    • B.

      Start Menu

    • C.

      My Computer

    • D.

      Internet Explorer

    Correct Answer
    C. My Computer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "My Computer" because it is the option that allows you to view the contents of your disks, hard drive, CD-ROM drive, and network drives. It gives you access to all the files on your computer.

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  • 4. 

    What is the place where Windows stores deleted files?

    • A.

      Trash Can

    • B.

      Recycle Bin

    • C.

      Windows doesn't delete any files

    • D.

      The internet

    Correct Answer
    B. Recycle Bin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Recycle Bin. When files are deleted in Windows, they are not permanently removed from the system. Instead, they are moved to the Recycle Bin, which serves as a temporary storage for deleted files. Users can later choose to restore these files or permanently delete them from the Recycle Bin. Therefore, the Recycle Bin is the place where Windows stores deleted files.

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  • 5. 

    To quit all applications and turn off your computer.

    • A.

      Restart

    • B.

      Log Out

    • C.

      Start Over

    • D.

      Shut Down

    Correct Answer
    D. Shut Down
    Explanation
    Shut Down is the correct answer because it refers to the action of closing all applications and turning off the computer completely. Restart would mean to reboot the computer, Log Out would mean to sign out of the current user account, and Start Over is not a common term used to describe the action of quitting all applications and turning off the computer.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is an example of software??

    • A.

      Windows

    • B.

      Solitaire

    • C.

      Internet Explorer

    • D.

      All of these are software

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these are software
    Explanation
    All of the options listed (Windows, Solitaire, and Internet Explorer) are examples of software. Software refers to a collection of programs, data, and instructions that tell a computer how to perform specific tasks. Windows is an operating system software that manages computer hardware and software resources. Solitaire is a computer game software that can be installed and played on a computer. Internet Explorer is a web browser software that allows users to access and navigate the internet. Therefore, all of these options are examples of software.

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  • 7. 

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

    • A.

      Task Bar

    • B.

      Start Bar

    • C.

      Menu Bar

    • D.

      Tool Bar

    Correct Answer
    A. Task Bar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Task Bar because it is the bar that contains the Start button and is located by default at the bottom of the desktop. The Task Bar provides quick access to frequently used programs and displays open windows and icons for running applications. It also includes the system tray, which shows the time, volume control, and other system notifications.

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  • 8. 

    The currently selected window.

    • A.

      Active

    • B.

      This window

    • C.

      Web browser

    • D.

      My Documents

    Correct Answer
    A. Active
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Active." This refers to the currently selected window, meaning the window that is currently in focus or being used by the user. It could be a web browser or the My Documents folder, depending on which window is currently active.

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  • 9. 

    A unit of data that holds a single character, like a letter or a punctuation mark.

    • A.

      Bit

    • B.

      Megabit

    • C.

      Byte

    • D.

      Kilobyte

    Correct Answer
    C. Byte
    Explanation
    A byte is a unit of data that can store a single character, such as a letter or a punctuation mark. It is the fundamental building block of computer storage and processing. A byte consists of 8 bits, and it is commonly used to represent alphanumeric characters and symbols in computer systems. It provides enough storage capacity to hold a wide range of characters and is widely used in encoding and representing textual information.

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  • 10. 

    Your fixed hard disk drive inside your computer system. All programs run from this drive.

    • A.

      C Drive

    • B.

      D Drive

    • C.

      A Drive Around Town

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. C Drive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is C Drive because the C Drive is typically the primary hard disk drive in a computer system where all programs are installed and run from. It is the main storage location for the operating system and software applications. Other drives such as D Drive, A Drive, and None of these are not typically used for running programs.

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  • 11. 

    The central processing unit, or the part of the computer that does all the work running the programs.

    • A.

      CPU

    • B.

      Motherboard

    • C.

      RAM

    • D.

      Mothership

    Correct Answer
    A. CPU
    Explanation
    The correct answer is CPU. The CPU, or central processing unit, is the component of a computer that performs all the necessary calculations and executes instructions of a program. It is often referred to as the "brain" of the computer, as it carries out the majority of the processing tasks. The CPU consists of various components, including the control unit and the arithmetic logic unit, which work together to process data and instructions. Without the CPU, a computer would not be able to function and run programs.

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  • 12. 

    A preset value for some option in a computer program. The value that is used when a setting has not been specified by the user.

    • A.

      Cancel

    • B.

      My Documents

    • C.

      Default

    • D.

      My Computer

    Correct Answer
    C. Default
    Explanation
    Default refers to a preset value in a computer program that is used when a user has not specified a setting. It is the standard or initial value that is automatically applied if no other value is chosen. In this context, "Default" is the correct answer as it perfectly aligns with the given explanation.

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  • 13. 

    Memory that can be read from or written to by a computer. Information stored here is lost when the computer is turned off.

    • A.

      Internal Memory

    • B.

      Hard Disk Memory

    • C.

      RAM

    • D.

      CD ROM

    Correct Answer
    C. RAM
    Explanation
    RAM stands for Random Access Memory. It is a type of computer memory that can be both read from and written to by a computer. The information stored in RAM is volatile, meaning it is lost when the computer is turned off. RAM is used by the computer to store data and instructions that are actively being used by the CPU. It provides fast and temporary storage for the computer to quickly access and manipulate data during its operation.

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  • 14. 

    This is the program that manages a computer's resources such as Windows XP or Mac OS or Linux.

    • A.

      Operation System

    • B.

      Hard Drive

    • C.

      C Drive

    • D.

      Hardware

    Correct Answer
    A. Operation System
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Operation System." An operating system is a program that manages a computer's resources, such as Windows XP, Mac OS, or Linux. It provides an interface between the user and the computer hardware, allowing the user to interact with the computer and run applications. The operating system also handles tasks such as memory management, file management, and device management, ensuring that different software and hardware components work together smoothly.

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  • 15. 

    A secondary window that contains buttons and various kinds of options through which you can carry out a particular task.

    • A.

      Menu window

    • B.

      Dialogue Box

    • C.

      Menu bar

    • D.

      Window

    Correct Answer
    B. Dialogue Box
    Explanation
    A dialogue box is a secondary window that contains buttons and various kinds of options through which you can carry out a particular task. It is commonly used in computer interfaces to prompt the user for input or to display messages or alerts. The options presented in a dialogue box are specific to the task at hand and provide a convenient way for the user to interact with the software or application.

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