Eastern High School IC3 Entrance Exam--50 Questions: 45 Minutes

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Eastern High School IC3 Entrance Exam--50 Questions: 45 Minutes

This exam tests general knowledge about computing basics, software, and systems. � �The test consists of�50 multiple choice questions. � Questions will be randomly generated and is used to determine computer interest, aptitude and class enrollment. � �This is a timed test, you have 45 minutes to answer 50 all questions, good luck!� �A permanent record of your results will be generated.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The first computers were develpoed in __.
    • A. 

      The late 1920's and early 1930's

    • B. 

      The late 1940's and early 1950's

    • C. 

      Tge mid-1960s

    • D. 

      1971

  • 2. 
    Who developed Apple Macintosh platform (pick 2)
    • A. 

      Steve Jobs

    • B. 

      Steve Wozniak

    • C. 

      Dr. Ted Hoff & Bill Gates

    • D. 

      Dr. John Atanasoff & Bill Gates

  • 3. 
    What type of computer could be found in a digital watch?
    • A. 

      Mainframe computer

    • B. 

      Supercomputer

    • C. 

      Embedded computer

    • D. 

      Notebook computer

  • 4. 
    Which of the following system components is the brains of the computer?
    • A. 

      Circuit board

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      Memory

    • D. 

      Network card

  • 5. 
    __ refers to the machine language which is all 1s and 0s
    • A. 

      Bit

    • B. 

      Byte

    • C. 

      Binary

    • D. 

      Processor pathways

  • 6. 
    Hard drives, magnetic tapes and zip disks are examples of __.
    • A. 

      Magnetic storage devices

    • B. 

      Optical storage devices

    • C. 

      Soild-state storage

    • D. 

      Remote storage

  • 7. 
    When you scan the barcode of an item into the computer, which step in the information cycle is being performed?
    • A. 

      Inputting data

    • B. 

      Processing data

    • C. 

      Outputting information

    • D. 

      Sorting data

  • 8. 
    Most of the keyboards provided with desktop computers are__.
    • A. 

      Flexible

    • B. 

      Enhanced

    • C. 

      Virtual

    • D. 

      Wireless

  • 9. 
    Which type of mouse uses a laser to detect the mouse's movement?
    • A. 

      Mechanical

    • B. 

      Optomechanical

    • C. 

      Optical

    • D. 

      Wireless

  • 10. 
    Which type of monitor produces an image by manipulating light within a layer of liquid crystal cells?
    • A. 

      CRT

    • B. 

      LCD

    • C. 

      Gas plasma

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is used to produce a hard copy of the processing results?
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      Monitor

    • C. 

      Printer

    • D. 

      Speaker

  • 12. 
    Printing speed is measured in __.
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      Characters per second

    • C. 

      Pages per minute

    • D. 

      Dots per inch

  • 13. 
    By using a USB hub, you could connect up to __ different peripherals with a single connector
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      40

    • C. 

      63

    • D. 

      127

  • 14. 
    When you plug in a device and the computer system configures it automatically, this is referred to as __
    • A. 

      Plug-and-play

    • B. 

      FireWire

    • C. 

      A serial port

    • D. 

      Bluetooth

  • 15. 
    The __ process make data unreadable unless or until it is decrypted
    • A. 

      Back up

    • B. 

      Troubleshooting

    • C. 

      Connectivity

    • D. 

      Encryption

  • 16. 
    People who use remote software on stolen systems to connect to the organization's network and bypass the company's security measures are called
    • A. 

      Firewalls

    • B. 

      Hackers

    • C. 

      Spikers

    • D. 

      Bugs

  • 17. 
    Data on a hard drive is stored in small __ dots on the disk
    • A. 

      Water-proof

    • B. 

      Magnetic

    • C. 

      Removable

    • D. 

      Battery-powered

  • 18. 
    If media is damaged by water, first __
    • A. 

      Restart the computer

    • B. 

      Place it in an airtight plastic bag

    • C. 

      Dry it

    • D. 

      Any of the above

  • 19. 
    If the printed image is faded, this could indicate__.
    • A. 

      The toner is low

    • B. 

      The print density is set too low

    • C. 

      Economy mode printing is turned on

    • D. 

      Any of the above

  • 20. 
    You would use the DOS ping command to test for which issue?
    • A. 

      Display problems

    • B. 

      Connectivity

    • C. 

      Paper jams

    • D. 

      Crashed hard drive

  • 21. 
    To protect agains power spikes, you would use a(n)
    • A. 

      Standby power system (SPS)

    • B. 

      Driver

    • C. 

      Surge suppressor

    • D. 

      Separate thermostat

  • 22. 
    One of the best ways to cut down on computer repair is __.
    • A. 

      By using cable management kits

    • B. 

      By perchasing an ergonomic keyboard

    • C. 

      Through preventative maintenance

    • D. 

      To replace the power supply regularly

  • 23. 
    Which of the following should be considered when selecting a keyboard?
    • A. 

      Design

    • B. 

      Performance

    • C. 

      Comfort

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    You would most likely find a touchpad on __.
    • A. 

      A laser printer

    • B. 

      The motherboard

    • C. 

      A notebook computer

    • D. 

      An ergonomic keyboard

  • 25. 
    Generally you access the Recycle Bin through an icon located __.
    • A. 

      On the desktop

    • B. 

      On the hard drive

    • C. 

      On the shortcut menu

    • D. 

      In the Properties dialog box