Files, Folders & Formats Quiz

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Files, Folders & Formats Quiz - Quiz

This two part quiz covers items you learned from the Files & Folders presentation. In the first part, you will complete the following 15 questions within the time allotted (15 minutes). Once complete, print your certificate and ask your instructor for part two (practical) if you have not already completed it. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    FILE:

    • A.

      Usually separated by a period from the file name and contains three or four letters that identify the type of file. For example, .jpg

    • B.

      The drive and folders you must go through to get to the folder of file that you want

    • C.

      A container that provides the means of organized programs and documents on a disk

    • D.

      A complete, named collection of information. Examples include: programs, documents, graphics, pictures, spreadsheets, databases, etc.

    • E.

      The layout of a file in terms of how the data within the file is organized so that a program that uses the data in a file can recognize and access data

    Correct Answer
    D. A complete, named collection of information. Examples include: programs, documents, graphics, pictures, spreadsheets, databases, etc.
    Explanation
    The answer is a complete, named collection of information. This is because the given options describe different aspects of a file, such as the file extension, file path, file system, and file organization. However, only the option "a complete, named collection of information" accurately defines what a file is, as it includes various types of data such as programs, documents, graphics, pictures, spreadsheets, and databases.

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  • 2. 

    Please select the letter that matches the term: FOLDER 

    • A.

      Usually separated by a period from the file name and contains three or four letters that identify the type of file. For example, .jpg

    • B.

      The drive and folders you must go through to get to the folder of file that you want

    • C.

      A container that provides the means of organized programs and documents on a disk

    • D.

      A complete, named collection of information. Examples include: programs, documents, graphics, pictures, spreadsheets, databases, etc.

    • E.

      The layout of a file in terms of how the data within the file is organized so that a program that uses the data in a file can recognize and access data

    Correct Answer
    C. A container that provides the means of organized programs and documents on a disk
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a container that provides the means of organized programs and documents on a disk. This answer accurately describes a folder as a container that allows for the organization of programs and documents on a disk. Folders are used to store and categorize files, making it easier to locate and access specific files when needed.

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  • 3. 

    Please select the correct letter below that matches the term: PATH 

    • A.

      Usually separated by a period from the file name and contains three or four letters that identify the type of file. For example, .jpg

    • B.

      The drive and folders you must go through to get to the folder of file that you want

    • C.

      A container that provides the means of organized programs and documents on a disk

    • D.

      A complete, named collection of information. Examples include: programs, documents, graphics, pictures, spreadsheets, databases, etc.

    • E.

      The layout of a file in terms of how the data within the file is organized so that a program that uses the data in a file can recognize and access data

    Correct Answer
    B. The drive and folders you must go through to get to the folder of file that you want
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the path. A path refers to the drive and folders that need to be navigated in order to reach a specific file or folder. It provides the exact location or route to access the desired file or folder within a computer system.

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  • 4. 

    Please select the letter below that matches the term: FILE FORMAT

    • A.

      Usually separated by a period from the file name and contains three or four letters that identify the type of file. For example, .jpg

    • B.

      The drive and folders you must go through to get to the folder of file that you want

    • C.

      A container that provides the means of organized programs and documents on a disk

    • D.

      Programs, documents, graphics, pictures, spreadsheets, databases, etc.

    • E.

      The layout of a file in terms of how the data within the file is organized so that a program that uses the data in a file can recognize and access data

    Correct Answer
    E. The layout of a file in terms of how the data within the file is organized so that a program that uses the data in a file can recognize and access data
    Explanation
    The term "FILE FORMAT" refers to the layout of a file in terms of how the data within the file is organized so that a program that uses the data in a file can recognize and access data. This includes the structure and organization of the data, as well as any specific rules or conventions that need to be followed for the data to be correctly interpreted. The file format is usually indicated by a file extension, which consists of three or four letters that identify the type of file.

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  • 5. 

    Please select the letter below that matches the term: FILE EXTENSION:

    • A.

      Usually separated by a period from the file name and contains three or four letters that identify the type of file. For example, .jpg

    • B.

      The drive and folders you must go through to get to the folder of file that you want

    • C.

      A container that provides the means of organized programs and documents on a disk

    • D.

      A complete, named collection of information. Examples include: programs, documents, graphics, pictures, spreadsheets, databases, etc.

    • E.

      The layout of a file in terms of how the data within the file is organized so that a program that uses the data in a file can recognize and access data

    Correct Answer
    A. Usually separated by a period from the file name and contains three or four letters that identify the type of file. For example, .jpg
    Explanation
    A file extension is a set of three or four letters that are usually separated by a period from the file name. It identifies the type of file and determines how it should be opened or used by specific programs. For example, a file with the extension .jpg indicates that it is an image file in JPEG format. The file extension helps both the user and the computer system recognize and handle different types of files appropriately.

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  • 6. 

    What drive letter is also known as "the hard drive" typically?

    • A.

      A:

    • B.

      T:

    • C.

      C:

    • D.

      P:

    Correct Answer
    C. C:
    Explanation
    The drive letter "C" is typically known as "the hard drive" because historically, it has been assigned to the primary hard drive in a computer system. This convention dates back to the early days of personal computing when the operating system and most software were installed on the C drive by default. Although modern computers can have multiple storage drives and assign different letters to each, the C drive is still commonly referred to as "the hard drive" due to its historical significance.

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  • 7. 

    The length of a file name in Windows is limited to how many characters?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      255

    • C.

      455

    • D.

      As many as you want, there is no limit.

    Correct Answer
    B. 255
    Explanation
    In Windows, the length of a file name is limited to 255 characters. This means that the file name, including the extension, cannot exceed this limit. It is important to keep file names within this limit to ensure compatibility and avoid any issues when working with files in the Windows operating system.

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  • 8. 

    Which file name is valid?

    • A.

      Fish>12.jpg

    • B.

      Ufo pilot*onmars.gif

    • C.

      Business letter.doc

    • D.

      "business letter".doc

    Correct Answer
    C. Business letter.doc
    Explanation
    The file name "business letter.doc" is valid because it follows the standard naming conventions for files. It consists of a valid name (business letter) followed by a valid file extension (.doc). The other options contain characters that are not allowed in file names, such as ">" and "*".

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  • 9. 

    True or False. When you copy a file to another location, the original file is deleted.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When you copy a file to another location, the original file is not deleted. Copying a file creates a duplicate of the file in the new location while leaving the original file intact. This allows you to have multiple copies of the same file in different locations.

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  • 10. 

    Use _________ when you want to save a file as a different type.

    • A.

      Save

    • B.

      Save Now

    • C.

      Save Never

    • D.

      Save As

    Correct Answer
    D. Save As
    Explanation
    When you want to save a file as a different type, you should use "Save As" option. This allows you to choose a different file format or file name for the saved file, while keeping the original file intact. It is a useful feature when you want to convert a file to a different format or create a copy of the file with a different name or file type.

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  • 11. 

    Select one method for viewing your computer files.

    • A.

      My Computer

    • B.

      Windows Explorer

    • C.

      Either of these

    • D.

      Neither of these

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. My Computer
    B. Windows Explorer
    C. Either of these
    Explanation
    The correct answer is My Computer, Windows Explorer, Either of these. Both My Computer and Windows Explorer are methods for viewing computer files. My Computer provides a hierarchical view of drives and folders, allowing users to easily navigate through their files. Windows Explorer, on the other hand, provides a more detailed view of files and folders, allowing users to search, sort, and manage their files more efficiently. Therefore, either of these methods can be used to view computer files depending on the user's preference and requirements.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following is a general rule you should follow when naming your files.

    • A.

      Must be unique

    • B.

      Must be in all capital leters

    • C.

      Can only be 8 characters

    Correct Answer
    A. Must be unique
    Explanation
    When naming files, it is important to ensure that each file has a unique name. This is necessary to avoid any confusion or conflicts when accessing or managing the files. Having unique file names allows for easier organization and retrieval of specific files when needed.

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  • 13. 

    When naming a file, which of the following is an incorrect statement?

    • A.

      Files named in Windows is not case sensitive

    • B.

      File names should be consistent

    • C.

      File names should be meaningful

    • D.

      File extensions typically indicate the file type

    Correct Answer
    A. Files named in Windows is not case sensitive
    Explanation
    In Windows, file names are indeed not case sensitive. This means that whether you use uppercase or lowercase letters in a file name, it will be treated as the same. For example, "file.txt" and "FILE.TXT" would be considered as the same file. This is different from some other operating systems, like Linux, where file names are case sensitive.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following is a way to create a folder:

    • A.

      File > New > Folder; Right click > New > Folder Click the New Folder icon

    • B.

      Windows automatically creates folders for you

    • C.

      Open Word, then select Excel

    Correct Answer
    A. File > New > Folder; Right click > New > Folder Click the New Folder icon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is File > New > Folder; Right click > New > Folder; Click the New Folder icon. These are all valid ways to create a folder in Windows. The first option involves going to the "File" menu, selecting "New", and then choosing "Folder". The second option involves right-clicking on the screen, selecting "New", and then choosing "Folder". The third option involves clicking on the "New Folder" icon, which is usually located on the toolbar or in the "Home" tab of the file explorer.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following is not a way to delete a folder.

    • A.

      Right click the folder > Delete

    • B.

      Drag the folder to the Recycle Bin

    • C.

      Click delete in Word

    • D.

      Select the folder, press the Delete key

    Correct Answer
    C. Click delete in Word

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