Eighth Grade Final Computer Test

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Computer Literacy final assessment for 8th grade.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    To indent the first paragraph of your report, you should use this key.

    • A.

      Space bar

    • B.

      Return key

    • C.

      Shift key

    • D.

      Tab key

    Correct Answer
    D. Tab key
    Explanation
    To indent the first paragraph of your report, you should use the tab key. The tab key is commonly used to create indentation in documents, such as reports or essays. By pressing the tab key at the beginning of the first paragraph, you can create a consistent and visually appealing indentation. The space bar, return key, and shift key do not typically create indentation in the same way as the tab key.

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  • 2. 

    A printer is this kind of device.

    • A.

      Input

    • B.

      Word processing

    • C.

      Output

    • D.

      Telecommunication

    Correct Answer
    C. Output
    Explanation
    Based on the given input of "word processing", it is logical to assume that the printer is a device that takes input in the form of text or documents and produces an output, which in this case is "telecommunication". This suggests that the printer is capable of transmitting or sending information electronically, possibly through faxing or emailing documents.

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  • 3. 

    A small picture that represents something on your screen...such as an application.

    • A.

      Photo

    • B.

      Modem

    • C.

      Icon

    • D.

      Graphic

    Correct Answer
    C. Icon
    Explanation
    An icon is a small picture that represents something on your screen, such as an application. Icons are commonly used in user interfaces to visually represent different functions or programs. They are often designed to be easily recognizable and can help users quickly identify and access specific features or applications. Icons are commonly found on desktops, taskbars, and menus, providing a visual representation of various software or functions.

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  • 4. 

    A keyboard is what kind of device?

    • A.

      Input

    • B.

      Word processing

    • C.

      Output

    • D.

      Telecommunication

    Correct Answer
    A. Input
    Explanation
    A keyboard is classified as an input device because it allows the user to input data and commands into a computer system. The user can type letters, numbers, and symbols on the keyboard, which are then processed and displayed on the screen. The keyboard is an essential tool for interacting with computers and is used for various purposes such as typing documents, entering commands, and navigating through software applications.

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  • 5. 

    To take information from one source and bring it into your computer is called

    • A.

      Upload

    • B.

      Transfer

    • C.

      Download

    • D.

      Retrieve

    Correct Answer
    C. Download
    Explanation
    Downloading refers to the process of taking information or data from a source and bringing it into your computer or device. This can involve transferring files, documents, or media from the internet or another source onto your personal computer or device for storage or immediate use. It is the opposite of uploading, which involves sending or transferring data from your computer to another source. Retrieving is a similar concept, but it generally refers to accessing or obtaining data that is already stored on your computer or device.

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  • 6. 

    To take information from your computer and send it to another computer source is called

    • A.

      Upload

    • B.

      Download

    • C.

      Transfer

    • D.

      Retrieve

    Correct Answer
    A. Upload
    Explanation
    Uploading refers to the process of transferring data or files from a local computer or device to a remote computer or server. It involves sending information from one computer source to another. This can be done through various methods such as file transfer protocols, cloud storage, or email attachments. Uploading is commonly used when sharing files, documents, images, or videos with others or when backing up data to a remote location.

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  • 7. 

    You just purchased a new software program for your computer. Your friend asked you to make a copy for her. What is your most ethical response?

    • A.

      "I can't copy it because it will break copyright laws."

    • B.

      "Sure. I'll give you a copy."

    • C.

      "I'll copy it, but you have to promise not to tell anybody."

    • D.

      "I'll copy it for you, but you can't copy it for anyone else."

    Correct Answer
    A. "I can't copy it because it will break copyright laws."
    Explanation
    The most ethical response is "I can't copy it because it will break copyright laws." This answer acknowledges the importance of respecting intellectual property rights and the legal implications of making unauthorized copies. It demonstrates a commitment to ethical behavior and upholding the law.

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  • 8. 

    What are the two parts of an E-mail address?

    • A.

      User name and street address

    • B.

      Legal name and phone number

    • C.

      User name and domain name

    • D.

      Initials and password

    Correct Answer
    C. User name and domain name
    Explanation
    An email address consists of two parts: the user name and the domain name. The user name is the unique identifier that is chosen by the user and is placed before the "@" symbol. The domain name is the address of the email server where the user's email account is hosted. These two parts together form a complete email address, allowing users to send and receive emails.

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  • 9. 

    What part of the computer stores programs and files for later use?

    • A.

      Ram memory

    • B.

      Hard drive

    • C.

      Motherboard

    • D.

      Adapter board

    Correct Answer
    B. Hard drive
    Explanation
    The hard drive is the part of the computer that stores programs and files for later use. It is a non-volatile storage device that is used to permanently store data on a computer. Unlike random-access memory (RAM), which is volatile and loses its data when the computer is turned off, the hard drive retains its data even when the computer is powered off. This makes it an ideal storage medium for long-term storage of programs and files.

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  • 10. 

    Juan wants to keep a computer file of all his friends and their addresses. What is the BEST application to use?

    • A.

      MS Publisher

    • B.

      MS Word

    • C.

      MS Excel

    • D.

      MS Powerpoint

    Correct Answer
    C. MS Excel
    Explanation
    MS Excel is the best application to use for keeping a computer file of all Juan's friends and their addresses. MS Excel is a spreadsheet program that allows users to organize and store data in a tabular format. It provides features such as sorting, filtering, and easy data entry, making it ideal for managing a list of friends and their addresses. MS Publisher is more suitable for creating publications, MS Word for word processing, and MS Powerpoint for creating presentations.

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  • 11. 

    Your teacher has asked you to sort her class roster in ascending order by students' last names. Which of the following is the best example of a sort in that order?

    • A.

      Davis, Campbell, Barnes, Akers

    • B.

      Barnes, Akers, Campbell, Davis

    • C.

      Akers, Davis, Campbell, Barnes

    • D.

      Akers, Barnes, Campbell, Davis

    Correct Answer
    D. Akers, Barnes, Campbell, Davis
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Akers, Barnes, Campbell, Davis," is the best example of a sort in ascending order by students' last names. This is because it starts with the name that comes first alphabetically ("Akers") and ends with the name that comes last alphabetically ("Davis"). In between, the names are arranged in ascending order.

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  • 12. 

    A great multimedia presentation should contain an integration of which of the following?

    • A.

      Videos

    • B.

      Text, pictures, and sound

    • C.

      Text, pictures, video or animation, and sound

    • D.

      Drawings and sound

    Correct Answer
    C. Text, pictures, video or animation, and sound
    Explanation
    A great multimedia presentation should contain an integration of text, pictures, video or animation, and sound. This combination allows for a more engaging and dynamic presentation that appeals to multiple senses and keeps the audience interested. Text provides information and context, pictures enhance visual appeal, videos or animations bring movement and visual interest, and sound adds another layer of sensory input. By incorporating all of these elements, the presentation becomes more comprehensive and effective in conveying its message.

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  • 13. 

    A blinking symbol on the screen that shows where the next character will appear.

    • A.

      Delete key

    • B.

      Arrow key

    • C.

      Cursor

    • D.

      Pointer

    Correct Answer
    C. Cursor
    Explanation
    The blinking symbol on the screen that shows where the next character will appear is called the cursor. It helps the user to know the exact position where their input will be inserted or edited. The cursor is an essential visual indicator that allows users to navigate and interact with the screen effectively.

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  • 14. 

    Lisa needs to turn in a four-page, typed report for computer class.  Which type of program would be best for her to use?

    • A.

      Spreadsheet

    • B.

      Presentation

    • C.

      Email

    • D.

      Word processing

    Correct Answer
    D. Word processing
    Explanation
    A word processing program would be the best option for Lisa to use because it is specifically designed for creating and editing text documents. It provides features such as formatting options, spell check, and the ability to insert images and tables, which are essential for creating a report. Spreadsheet programs are used for organizing and analyzing data, presentation programs are used for creating slideshows, and email programs are used for sending and receiving emails, none of which are suitable for creating a typed report.

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  • 15. 

    The uniform resource locator or the address of a web site is known as its:

    • A.

      Hyperlink

    • B.

      URL

    • C.

      Web page

    • D.

      Bookmark

    Correct Answer
    B. URL
    Explanation
    A URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, is a specific address that identifies the location of a web page or resource on the internet. It is used to access websites and web pages by specifying the protocol (such as HTTP or HTTPS), the domain name or IP address, and the specific path or file name. A URL is not the same as a hyperlink, which is a clickable element on a webpage that redirects to another web page or resource. Similarly, a web page refers to the actual content displayed on a website, while a bookmark is a saved link to a specific webpage for easy access.

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  • 16. 

    A non-profit organization would include which of these in its domain name?

    • A.

      .com

    • B.

      .gov

    • C.

      .org

    • D.

      .ogz

    Correct Answer
    C. .org
    Explanation
    A non-profit organization would include ".org" in its domain name because it is the top-level domain (TLD) specifically designated for non-profit organizations. This TLD is widely recognized and trusted by internet users as indicative of an organization's non-profit status. Using ".org" in the domain name helps to establish credibility and differentiate the organization from commercial entities that typically use ".com" or government entities that use ".gov".

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  • 17. 

    What does a BROWSER do?

    • A.

      Looks through magazines and books in the library

    • B.

      Makes backup copies of your files

    • C.

      Allow you to surf the internet

    • D.

      Allow you to check you computer's memory

    Correct Answer
    C. Allow you to surf the internet
    Explanation
    A browser is a software application that allows users to access and navigate the internet. It enables users to search for and view websites, download files, and interact with web-based applications. Browsers provide a graphical interface for users to enter website addresses, click on links, and view web pages. They interpret and display the HTML code of websites, allowing users to browse and interact with the content on the internet. Therefore, the correct answer is "allow you to surf the internet."

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  • 18. 

    What is a hyperlink?

    • A.

      An element in an electronic document, i.e. the web, that links to another place in the same document or to an entirely different document.

    • B.

      An animated icon within a document that's used for decoration purposes.

    • C.

      An icon on the computer's desktop that represents a software program.

    Correct Answer
    A. An element in an electronic document, i.e. the web, that links to another place in the same document or to an entirely different document.
    Explanation
    A hyperlink is an element in an electronic document, such as a webpage, that allows users to navigate to another location within the same document or to a completely different document. It is commonly used to connect different webpages together, allowing users to easily access related information or resources.

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  • 19. 

    A system or program that makes it easy to find information on the Internet is called 

    • A.

      A word processing program

    • B.

      A search engine

    • C.

      A social networking site

    • D.

      A browser

    Correct Answer
    B. A search engine
    Explanation
    A search engine is a system or program designed to help users find information on the Internet. It uses algorithms to search and index web pages, allowing users to enter keywords or phrases and retrieve relevant results. Unlike a word processing program, which is used for creating and editing documents, a search engine focuses solely on information retrieval. Similarly, a social networking site and a browser have different functions and purposes compared to a search engine. Therefore, the correct answer is a search engine.

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  • 20. 

    How is data organized in a spreadsheet? 

    • A.

      Height and width

    • B.

      Layers and planes

    • C.

      Rows and columns

    • D.

      Lines and space

    Correct Answer
    C. Rows and columns
    Explanation
    Data in a spreadsheet is organized in rows and columns. Rows are horizontal and represent individual records or data entries, while columns are vertical and represent specific data categories or variables. This organization allows for easy data entry, manipulation, and analysis, as each cell in the spreadsheet represents a unique intersection of a row and column, making it simple to locate and reference specific data points.

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  • 21. 

    What general term describes the physical equipment of a computer system, such as its screen, keyboard, and storage devices? 

    • A.

      Input

    • B.

      Output

    • C.

      Software

    • D.

      Hardware

    Correct Answer
    D. Hardware
    Explanation
    Hardware refers to the physical components of a computer system, including the screen, keyboard, and storage devices. It encompasses all the tangible parts that can be seen and touched. Unlike software, which refers to the programs and instructions that run on the hardware, hardware is the physical equipment that enables the computer system to function.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following best describes uploading information? 

    • A.

      Receiving information from a host computer

    • B.

      Sending information to a host computer from your computer

    • C.

      Storing data on the hard drive

    • D.

      Storing data on a disk drive

    Correct Answer
    B. Sending information to a host computer from your computer
    Explanation
    Uploading information refers to the process of sending data from your computer to a host computer. This can be done through various means such as email attachments, file transfers, or cloud storage services. It is the opposite of downloading, which involves receiving information from a host computer. Storing data on the hard drive or disk drive is a separate action that may occur after uploading or downloading data.

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  • 23. 

    Trish is editing the last paragraph of her essay. She had decided to add another sentence before the last sentence. Which of the following would be the most efficient process?

    • A.

      Type the sentence in another document and then place it in her essay where she wants it.

    • B.

      Type the sentence at the end of her essay and then move it to where she wants it.

    • C.

      Type the sentence at the end of her essay, copy the new sentence, and then paste it where she wants it.

    • D.

      Put the cursor at the point where she wants to add the sentence and then type the sentence.

    Correct Answer
    D. Put the cursor at the point where she wants to add the sentence and then type the sentence.
    Explanation
    The most efficient process would be to put the cursor at the point where Trish wants to add the sentence and then type the sentence. This eliminates the need to type the sentence in another document or at the end of the essay and then move or copy it. By directly typing the sentence at the desired location, Trish saves time and effort in editing her essay.

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  • 24. 

    When is a storyboard most helpful?

    • A.

      At the end of a project to be sure the project is complete

    • B.

      At the end of a project to be sure the project is linear

    • C.

      During the project planning

    • D.

      In the middle of a project to

    Correct Answer
    C. During the project planning
    Explanation
    A storyboard is most helpful during the project planning phase. This is because it allows the project team to visualize and plan out the sequence of events, actions, and transitions that will take place in the project. By creating a visual representation of the project, stakeholders can better understand the flow and structure of the project, identify any potential issues or gaps, and make necessary adjustments before the actual implementation begins. This helps ensure that the project is well-organized and aligns with the desired objectives and outcomes.

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  • 25. 

    What is a wiki site? Example, Wikipedia

    • A.

      A blog intended for people to share their opinions.

    • B.

      A search engine used to find information on the internet.

    • C.

      A collaborative or community website which can be edited by anyone and used for people to share knowledge about a given subject.

    • D.

      A social networking site where people can download pictures and graphics.

    Correct Answer
    C. A collaborative or community website which can be edited by anyone and used for people to share knowledge about a given subject.
    Explanation
    A wiki site, such as Wikipedia, is a collaborative or community website where users can edit and contribute to the content. It is a platform that allows people to share their knowledge and information about a specific subject. Unlike a blog or a search engine, a wiki site is specifically designed for collective editing and sharing of information. It is not a social networking site for downloading pictures or graphics, but rather a platform for collaborative knowledge-sharing.

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  • 26. 

    Wipes, dissolves, and fades are different types of _____________ used in PowerPoint or iMovie to move from 1 slide to another.

    • A.

      WordArt

    • B.

      Transitions

    • C.

      Layouts

    • D.

      SmartArt

    Correct Answer
    B. Transitions
    Explanation
    Transitions are used in PowerPoint or iMovie to create a smooth and visually appealing movement from one slide to another. Wipes, dissolves, and fades are all examples of different types of transitions that can be applied to enhance the visual flow and transition between slides.

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