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The quiz below is designed to test your understanding of the introduction to end-user computing we completed this past week. What is a computer? This quiz tests your understanding of everyday computing, Legal Matters in IT, Computer Networks System Development, Maintenance, and Analysis of Security and Virus Management. Give it a try and if you get a question wrong feel free to refer to your notes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The keyboard, mouse, and tower case are examples of:

    • A.

      Applications

    • B.

      Hardware

    • C.

      Software

    • D.

      A computer

    Correct Answer
    B. Hardware
    Explanation
    The keyboard, mouse, and tower case are examples of hardware because they are physical components of a computer system. Hardware refers to the tangible and visible parts of a computer that can be touched and interacted with. In contrast, software refers to the programs and instructions that run on the hardware to perform specific tasks. Therefore, the correct answer is hardware.

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  • 2. 

    Which computer best meet this description? Handles intensive tasks, can serve many users, very expensive?

    • A.

      Laptop

    • B.

      Network Client

    • C.

      Mainframe

    • D.

      Personal Computer

    Correct Answer
    C. Mainframe
    Explanation
    A mainframe computer is the best option that meets the given description. Mainframes are known for their ability to handle intensive tasks and serve a large number of users simultaneously. They are designed to handle complex and critical operations, making them suitable for high-demand environments. Mainframes are typically expensive due to their advanced capabilities and robust infrastructure.

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  • 3. 

    What will happen to the information stored on your computer’s hard disk when you switch off your computer?

    • A.

      The data will be lost.

    • B.

      The data will automatically be backed up.

    • C.

      Nothing, the data will remain there.

    • D.

      Data will be printed.

    Correct Answer
    C. Nothing, the data will remain there.
    Explanation
    When you switch off your computer, the information stored on your computer's hard disk will remain there. Switching off the computer does not automatically delete or remove the data from the hard disk. The data will only be accessible again when you switch on the computer and access the hard disk.

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  • 4. 

    Random Access Memory or RAM is:

    • A.

      An external storage device

    • B.

      The computer long-term memory

    • C.

      The computer short-term memory

    • D.

      The memory that control the computer.

    Correct Answer
    C. The computer short-term memory
    Explanation
    RAM, or Random Access Memory, is a type of computer memory that is used for temporary storage of data that is actively being used by the computer. It is considered the computer's short-term memory because it provides fast access to data that the computer needs to perform its tasks. Unlike external storage devices, such as hard drives or solid-state drives, RAM is not used for long-term storage of data. Instead, it allows the computer to quickly access and manipulate data while it is running.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following items is not a basic part of a laptop computer?

    • A.

      A keyboard

    • B.

      A mouse

    • C.

      A monitor

    • D.

      A track ball

    Correct Answer
    B. A mouse
    Explanation
    A mouse is not a basic part of a laptop computer. While a keyboard, monitor, and trackball are all essential components of a laptop, a mouse is not typically included as a built-in feature. Laptops usually have a touchpad or trackpad instead, which serves as a substitute for a mouse. Users can navigate and control the cursor on the screen using the touchpad, eliminating the need for an external mouse.

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  • 6. 

    Too many programs running concurrently can slow down the computer, or cause it to freeze.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Running too many programs concurrently can consume a significant amount of the computer's resources such as CPU, memory, and disk space. This can lead to a decrease in performance and cause the computer to slow down or even freeze. When the resources are spread thin among multiple programs, the computer may struggle to handle the workload efficiently, resulting in a noticeable slowdown or unresponsiveness. Therefore, the given statement is true.

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  • 7. 

    A ________ allows you to use several computers on a single Internet connection.

    • A.

      A server

    • B.

      A router

    • C.

      A USB

    • D.

      A PS/2 port

    Correct Answer
    B. A router
    Explanation
    A router allows you to use several computers on a single Internet connection by establishing a local area network (LAN) and forwarding data packets between devices. It acts as a central hub, directing traffic between the connected devices and the Internet. This allows multiple devices to access the Internet simultaneously and share the available bandwidth. Routers are commonly used in homes and offices to provide internet connectivity to multiple devices such as computers, smartphones, and tablets.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following printers is the most economical?

    • A.

      Inkjet.

    • B.

      Laser.

    • C.

      Dot-matrix.

    • D.

      Any no impact printer

    Correct Answer
    C. Dot-matrix.
    Explanation
    The most economical printer option is the dot-matrix printer. Dot-matrix printers use a ribbon to create characters by striking pins against an inked ribbon, which then transfers the ink onto the paper. This printing method is cost-effective because dot-matrix printers typically have a lower upfront cost and the ribbons used are relatively inexpensive compared to ink or toner cartridges used in inkjet and laser printers. Additionally, dot-matrix printers have a longer lifespan and can handle continuous forms, making them a cost-effective choice for businesses that require high-volume printing.

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  • 9. 

    A touch screen is a good example of an input and output device?  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A touch screen is considered a good example of an input and output device because it allows users to both input information (by touching the screen) and receive output (by displaying information on the screen). Users can interact directly with the device by touching icons, buttons, or virtual keyboards on the screen, and the device responds by displaying the corresponding output. This makes touch screens versatile and user-friendly, as they eliminate the need for separate input devices like keyboards or mice.

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  • 10. 

    Software that manages and controls the hardware resources on your system is known as:

    • A.

      Managing inventory software.

    • B.

      Application software.

    • C.

      Operating system software.

    • D.

      Hardware software.

    Correct Answer
    C. Operating system software.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is operating system software. This software is responsible for managing and controlling the hardware resources on a system. It provides a platform for other software applications to run, manages memory and storage, coordinates input and output devices, and ensures the proper functioning of the system. Managing inventory software is specific to managing inventory, application software refers to software applications used for specific tasks, and hardware software is not a commonly used term.

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  • 11. 

    An operating system that features windows, menus, buttons, scroll bars, icons and wizards is called a ______________.

    • A.

      Ps2

    • B.

      USB

    • C.

      GUI

    • D.

      POST

    Correct Answer
    C. GUI
    Explanation
    A GUI (Graphical User Interface) is an operating system that features windows, menus, buttons, scroll bars, icons, and wizards. This type of interface allows users to interact with the computer system through visual elements, making it more user-friendly and intuitive. GUIs are commonly used in modern operating systems such as Windows, macOS, and Linux, providing a graphical representation of the system's functions and allowing users to perform tasks easily by clicking on icons and navigating through menus.

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  • 12. 

    What is “Booting” your computer?

    • A.

      It is when you kick the computer out of the window

    • B.

      It is when you press the power button to turn your computer on. At the end of that process, the operating system loads

    • C.

      It is when you shut down your computer

    • D.

      It is scanning your computer for viruses

    Correct Answer
    B. It is when you press the power button to turn your computer on. At the end of that process, the operating system loads
    Explanation
    Booting refers to the process of starting or turning on a computer by pressing the power button. During this process, the computer's hardware is initialized, and the operating system is loaded into the computer's memory. This allows the computer to be ready for use and for the user to interact with the operating system and run various programs.

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  • 13. 

    What do you need to play CDs on your PC?

    • A.

      A monitor

    • B.

      A remote network connection, a sound card, and speakers.

    • C.

      A CD drive and an internet connection.

    • D.

      A CD drive, a sound card, and speakers/headphones.

    Correct Answer
    D. A CD drive, a sound card, and speakers/headphones.
    Explanation
    To play CDs on a PC, you need a CD drive to read the discs, a sound card to convert the digital data into audio signals, and speakers or headphones to listen to the audio output. A monitor is not necessary for playing CDs, and an internet connection is not required unless you are accessing online content related to the CDs.

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  • 14. 

    Which type of application is most commonly used for general bookkeeping tasks?

    • A.

      A database application.

    • B.

      A spreadsheet application.

    • C.

      A CAD application.

    • D.

      An e-mail application.

    Correct Answer
    B. A spreadsheet application.
    Explanation
    A spreadsheet application is most commonly used for general bookkeeping tasks because it allows users to organize and manipulate numerical data in a tabular format. Spreadsheets offer features such as formulas, functions, and formatting options that make it easier to perform calculations, track expenses, create budgets, and generate financial reports. Additionally, spreadsheet applications often provide templates specifically designed for bookkeeping purposes, making it convenient for users to input and manage their financial data efficiently.

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  • 15. 

    How would you access resources on your office network from a PC in your home?

    • A.

      By using –mail.

    • B.

      By using a remote network connection.

    • C.

      By using the World Wide Web.

    • D.

      By using a zip drive

    Correct Answer
    B. By using a remote network connection.
    Explanation
    To access resources on your office network from a PC in your home, you would need to establish a remote network connection. This can be done through various methods such as using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or remote desktop software. By connecting remotely to your office network, you can access files, applications, and other resources as if you were physically present in the office. This allows for seamless collaboration and access to important resources from a remote location.

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  • 16. 

    E-commerce operates on the Internet only during normal business hours.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because e-commerce operates on the Internet 24/7, not just during normal business hours. E-commerce allows customers to make online purchases at any time, providing convenience and accessibility outside of traditional business hours.

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  • 17. 

    The best way to prevent repetitive strain injury (RSI) is to:

    • A.

      Use a wrist rest to relieve pressure when you type.

    • B.

      Take regular breaks from your computer.

    • C.

      Use an ergonomic mouse.

    • D.

      Make sure that your monitor is well positioned.

    Correct Answer
    B. Take regular breaks from your computer.
    Explanation
    Regular breaks from computer work can help prevent repetitive strain injury (RSI) by giving the muscles and tendons in the hands, wrists, and arms time to rest and recover. Prolonged computer use can lead to overuse and strain on these muscles, which can result in RSI. Taking breaks allows these muscles to relax and reduces the risk of developing RSI. Using a wrist rest, ergonomic mouse, and properly positioned monitor can also contribute to preventing RSI, but regular breaks are the most effective measure.

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  • 18. 

    What is Public Domain Software?

    • A.

      Software that is free, only on a trial basis

    • B.

      Software that is free, but copyrighted.

    • C.

      Software that is both free of charge and free of copyright.

    • D.

      Software that you can only download online.

    Correct Answer
    C. Software that is both free of charge and free of copyright.
    Explanation
    Public domain software refers to software that is not protected by copyright and is freely available for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. This means that users are not required to pay any fees to use the software and they have the freedom to make changes or enhancements to it as they see fit. Additionally, public domain software can be distributed in any form, including online downloads.

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  • 19. 

    What is the purpose of the Data Protection Act?

    • A.

      To give authority to organization to use any data for speed and efficiency.

    • B.

      To protect the privacy of individuals

    • C.

      To prevent software piracy

    • D.

      To monitor anti-virus developers.

    Correct Answer
    B. To protect the privacy of individuals
    Explanation
    The purpose of the Data Protection Act is to protect the privacy of individuals. This legislation ensures that personal data is processed lawfully and fairly, and individuals have control over how their personal information is used by organizations. It sets out rules and regulations for the collection, storage, and use of personal data, aiming to prevent unauthorized access, misuse, or disclosure of personal information. By enforcing the Data Protection Act, individuals have the right to know what information is being held about them and have the ability to correct or delete their personal data if necessary.

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  • 20. 

    The.................... is the brain of the personal computer

    Correct Answer
    CPU
    Explanation
    The CPU, or Central Processing Unit, is the main component of a personal computer that acts as the brain. It is responsible for executing instructions and performing calculations, making it the most important part of the computer. Without the CPU, the computer would not be able to carry out any tasks or functions.

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  • 21. 

    A network can allow two or more computers to share an Internet connection, printers, and files.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A network allows multiple computers to connect and share resources such as an Internet connection, printers, and files. This means that users on different computers can access the same internet connection, print documents using shared printers, and access files that are stored on other computers within the network. This statement is true because networking enables collaboration and resource sharing among multiple computers.

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  • 22. 

    What does the term EULA stand for with regards to copyright law?

    • A.

      Electronic Universal Legal Agreement

    • B.

      Easy Use License Agreement.

    • C.

      End User License Agreement

    • D.

      Emergency Underground Level AssessmentD. Emergency Underground Level AssessmentD. Emergency Underground Level Assessment

    Correct Answer
    C. End User License Agreement
    Explanation
    The term EULA stands for End User License Agreement. This is a legal agreement between the software developer or publisher and the end user, outlining the terms and conditions for using the software. It specifies the rights and restrictions of the user, such as how the software can be used, copied, or distributed. The EULA is an important document in copyright law as it helps protect the rights of the software owner and ensures that the user understands and agrees to abide by the terms of use.

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  • 23. 

    The performance of a ___________is often measured in baud or bits per second (bps).

    Correct Answer
    Modem
    Explanation
    A modem is a device that allows computers to transmit data over telephone lines. It converts digital signals from the computer into analog signals that can be transmitted over telephone lines and then converts them back into digital signals at the receiving end. The performance of a modem is often measured in baud or bits per second (bps), which indicates the speed at which data can be transmitted. Therefore, the correct answer is modem.

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  • 24. 

    What does the term ADSL stand for?

    • A.

      Advanced Digital Service Line

    • B.

      Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line

    • C.

      American Download Service Line

    • D.

      African Download Subscriber Line

    Correct Answer
    B. Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
    Explanation
    ADSL stands for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. This technology allows for high-speed digital data transmission over existing telephone lines. The term "asymmetric" refers to the fact that the download speed is typically faster than the upload speed. ADSL is commonly used for internet access in residential and small business settings. The other options, Advanced Digital Service Line, American Download Service Line, and African Download Subscriber Line, are not correct explanations for the term ADSL.

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  • 25. 

    An extranet is an extension of:

    • A.

      The corporate intranet.

    • B.

      The corporate network server.

    • C.

      The corporate broadband.

    • D.

      The corporate printers.

    Correct Answer
    A. The corporate intranet.
    Explanation
    An extranet is an extension of the corporate intranet because it allows external parties such as customers, suppliers, or partners to access certain parts of the company's internal network. It provides a secure and controlled environment for these external users to collaborate and share information with the company. The extranet typically uses the same infrastructure and security measures as the intranet, ensuring that sensitive data remains protected.

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  • 26. 

    What does the abbreviation POST mean in the content of system software?

    • A.

      Pre-operational System Test.

    • B.

      Power-On Self-Test.

    • C.

      Preconfigured Operating System Test

    • D.

      Power Operation System Token

    Correct Answer
    B. Power-On Self-Test.
    Explanation
    The abbreviation POST stands for Power-On Self-Test in the context of system software. This refers to the diagnostic testing process that a computer system goes through when it is first powered on. The POST checks the hardware components of the system to ensure they are functioning properly before the operating system is loaded. This helps to identify any potential issues or errors that may prevent the system from booting up successfully.

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  • 27. 

    The operating system loads the moment the computer is switched on.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the operating system does not load the moment the computer is switched on. When a computer is turned on, it goes through a booting process where the hardware is initialized and the basic input/output system (BIOS) is activated. The BIOS then checks for a bootable device, such as a hard drive or a USB drive, and loads the operating system from that device. Therefore, the operating system loads after the computer is switched on, not immediately.

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  • 28. 

    Which of the following are examples of an operating system?

    • A.

      Mozilla Fire Fox

    • B.

      Mac OS 100

    • C.

      Microsoft Works

    • D.

      Adobe Flash

    Correct Answer
    B. Mac OS 100
    Explanation
    Mac OS 100 is an example of an operating system. Mozilla Fire Fox, Microsoft Works, and Adobe Flash are not operating systems, but rather web browsers, productivity software, and multimedia software respectively.

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  • 29. 

    What is the main function of the BIOS?

    • A.

      To conduct a “power-on self-test”

    • B.

      To manage non-responding programs

    • C.

      To fix any problem that may occur

    • D.

      To start the process of loading the operating system.

    Correct Answer
    D. To start the process of loading the operating system.
    Explanation
    The main function of the BIOS is to start the process of loading the operating system. The BIOS, or Basic Input/Output System, is firmware that is built into the computer's motherboard. It is responsible for initializing and configuring the hardware components of the computer, such as the CPU, memory, and storage devices. Once the hardware is properly initialized, the BIOS transfers control to the operating system, allowing it to start loading and running on the computer.

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  • 30. 

    Which keys are pressed simultaneously to open the Task Manager?

    • A.

      Ctrl,Tab,Shft

    • B.

      Ctrl,Alt,Delete

    • C.

      Esc,Shft,Delete

    • D.

      Enter,Shft,Delete

    Correct Answer
    B. Ctrl,Alt,Delete
    Explanation
    To open the Task Manager, the correct combination of keys that need to be pressed simultaneously is Ctrl, Alt, and Delete. This key combination is a commonly used shortcut to access the Task Manager in Windows operating systems.

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