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

  • 26. 
    Which purchase would provide you the best value for increasing overall computer performance?
    • A. 

      A cable management kit

    • B. 

      A touchpad

    • C. 

      Additional computer memory

    • D. 

      Corona wires

  • 27. 
    To delete temporary file and other files that are not needed, you would use_____?
    • A. 

      Disk Cleanup

    • B. 

      The Recycle Bin

    • C. 

      The deframentation utility

    • D. 

      The self cleaning mode

  • 28. 
    You can use the Delete Browsing History dialog box to delete_______?
    • A. 

      Files from the Recycle Bin

    • B. 

      Fragmented files

    • C. 

      Cookies

    • D. 

      System properties

  • 29. 
    If you identify more than one possible solution , critique and test each one to determine____?
    • A. 

      If you can reproduce the problem

    • B. 

      If a problem actually exists

    • C. 

      Its likely outcome

    • D. 

      Refer to the notes you already took

  • 30. 
    After putting a selected solution into place, the next step is to ______?
    • A. 

      Document the prooblem and solution

    • B. 

      Consult the hardware of software documentation

    • C. 

      Evaluate its performance

    • D. 

      Call a service professional and explain to them the problem

  • 31. 
    To help your grandmother select which computer to purchase, your fist task should be to ____?
    • A. 

      Let grandma try your computer

    • B. 

      Ask her what she will be using the computer for

    • C. 

      Find out how much money she has to spend

    • D. 

      Discuss backup proceedures with her

  • 32. 
    Your Mother is leaning toward a Macintosh computer, you point out what potential disadvantage of this choice.
    • A. 

      You must me a knowledgeable IT pro to use it

    • B. 

      It runs only on Linux and UNIX operating systems

    • C. 

      You might have difficulty exchanging data with a PC type computer

    • D. 

      It does not come with software or a warranty

  • 33. 
    Keyboards, scanners, and microphones are examples of ____?
    • A. 

      Software programs

    • B. 

      Input devices

    • C. 

      Output devices

    • D. 

      Utilities

  • 34. 
    Another word for software is___?
    • A. 

      Input

    • B. 

      Output

    • C. 

      System

    • D. 

      Program

  • 35. 
    Word processors and database systems are types of ______?
    • A. 

      Application software

    • B. 

      System software

    • C. 

      Utilities

    • D. 

      Operating systems

  • 36. 
    ________software includes authoring, animation, music, and virtual reality.
    • A. 

      Education, home, and personal

    • B. 

      Multimedia

    • C. 

      Workgroup

    • D. 

      System

  • 37. 
    ______________ provides a graphical user interface (GUI) you use to control the computer
    • A. 

      An input device

    • B. 

      An operating system

    • C. 

      Application software

    • D. 

      A flowchart

  • 38. 
    Which software modification generally involves radical changes to the product______?
    • A. 

      Upgrade

    • B. 

      Patch

    • C. 

      Update

    • D. 

      Service Pack

  • 39. 
    To giver her company the right to install a program on a server than can be accessed by a specific number of computers, You would need to acquire a ____________?
    • A. 

      Network license

    • B. 

      Single use liscence

    • C. 

      Service Pack

    • D. 

      Upgraded Web Application

  • 40. 
    You follow rules for how words are used together, this is called___________?
    • A. 

      Input

    • B. 

      Syntax

    • C. 

      Logic

    • D. 

      Protocol

  • 41. 
    __________ programs allow you to save a document in Rich Text Format?
    • A. 

      Word processing

    • B. 

      Spreadsheet

    • C. 

      Presentation

    • D. 

      Database

  • 42. 
    Which is not a View option in Word   ____?
    • A. 

      Print Layout

    • B. 

      Slide Show

    • C. 

      Full Screen

    • D. 

      Draft

  • 43. 
    Which Word feature automatically moves the insertion point to the next line when one line is filled with text?
    • A. 

      Accessibility options

    • B. 

      Fontface

    • C. 

      Search and Replace

    • D. 

      Word wrap

  • 44. 
    Which Office program is used to evaluate, calculate, manipulate, analyze, and present numeric data?
    • A. 

      Word

    • B. 

      Power Point

    • C. 

      Excel

    • D. 

      Access

  • 45. 
    The rows in an Access table are called__________?
    • A. 

      Cells

    • B. 

      Records

    • C. 

      Fields

    • D. 

      Objects

  • 46. 
    ________ is a popoular photo image editing program
    • A. 

      Adobe Photoshop

    • B. 

      Corel Painter

    • C. 

      3D Studio Max

    • D. 

      QuickTime

  • 47. 
    What type of programs reduce the amount of disk space a file requires?
    • A. 

      Backup programs

    • B. 

      File compression programs

    • C. 

      Anti-virus programs

    • D. 

      Web conferencing programs

  • 48. 
    You would choose Power Point if you wanted to do what--_____?
    • A. 

      Use as a text editor

    • B. 

      Prepare a budget

    • C. 

      Present information in a slide show

    • D. 

      Create a query

  • 49. 
    Keeping track of files and directories is a job performed by ____?
    • A. 

      Driver

    • B. 

      Operating System

    • C. 

      Emulation Card

    • D. 

      Application Software

  • 50. 
    Which of the following is a peripheral device?
    • A. 

      Motherboard

    • B. 

      Microprocessor

    • C. 

      Random Access Memory

    • D. 

      Printer