Functional Skills Assessment Semester 1

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Functional Skills Assessment Semester 1

Functional Skills Semester 1 Using ICT Assessment Part 1


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which button should you press to switch on a PC?
    • A. 

      Reset Button

    • B. 

      Power Button

    • C. 

      Brightness Button

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    When you start a PC, which of the following does it test?
    • A. 

      Nothing

    • B. 

      The work you have produced

    • C. 

      Everything

    • D. 

      Hardware Components

  • 3. 
    What is another way of referring to ‘turning a computer on’?
    • A. 

      Boot up

    • B. 

      Re-boot

    • C. 

      Slambot

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Which menu allows you to ‘shut down’ your PC gracefully?
    • A. 

      Start

    • B. 

      Log Off

    • C. 

      Hibernate

    • D. 

      Sleep

  • 5. 
    What happens when you see the black and white screen when you turn your computer on?
    • A. 

      There is an error in the system

    • B. 

      System is about to shut down

    • C. 

      System tests hardware components and loads the operating system

    • D. 

      A virus has been detected

  • 6. 
    Which option best describes Sleep mode?
    • A. 

      Hard drive has broken

    • B. 

      Hard drive is asleep

    • C. 

      Hard drive is on

    • D. 

      Hard drive switched off

  • 7. 
    How can you restore the system from Sleep mode
    • A. 

      You will need to press the power button for 10 seconds

    • B. 

      Tasks monitors external activity such as a key press

    • C. 

      Press the reset button

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Sleep mode increases the amount of electrical energy?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which of the following best describes Hibernate mode?
    • A. 

      Current applications are saved to disk and the computer remains on

    • B. 

      Current applications running is saved to disk and the computer is turned off

    • C. 

      Current applications have been loaded and the computer is on

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Does hibernation mode cause drainage on the battery?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 11. 
    Why would someone ‘lock’ their computer?
    • A. 

      Stop someone else using your computer while you are away

    • B. 

      To save battery life

    • C. 

      All of the above

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    What is log on/logging in/signing in?
    • A. 

      A secret way to get into an ICT system

    • B. 

      Individual access to a computer system

    • C. 

      Nothing important

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Why do we use a password?
    • A. 

      Sensitivity

    • B. 

      Security

    • C. 

      Positivity

    • D. 

      To be more technical

  • 14. 
    The ______ is the brains of the computer
  • 15. 
    The ______ allows you to see what you are doing on the computer
  • 16. 
    The ______ moves the cursor around the screen
  • 17. 
    The ______ allows you to save information from the computer
  • 18. 
    The ______ lets you burn and save information from the computer
  • 19. 
    Which is the correct order?
    • A. 

      Input - output - process

    • B. 

      Process - input - output

    • C. 

      Input - process - output

    • D. 

      Output- process - input

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is not an input device?
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Microphone

    • D. 

      Printer

  • 21. 
    Which device is this?
    • A. 

      Input

    • B. 

      Output

    • C. 

      Storage

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    What does this (mouse) input device do?
    • A. 

      Allows you to interact with the operating system and application software

    • B. 

      Can manipulate an Image and software

    • C. 

      Both options A + B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    What is the Processor?
    • A. 

      Information is reserved for the computer

    • B. 

      Information is saved on the computer

    • C. 

      Information is transferred using communication links

    • D. 

      Information is stored on a data set

  • 24. 
    Which of the following activities is not the responsibility of the processor?
    • A. 

      Perform Mathematical operations

    • B. 

      Detect signals from Input devices

    • C. 

      Over look instructions

    • D. 

      Send messages to peripheral devices

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is an output device?
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Scanner

    • C. 

      Digital Camera

    • D. 

      Speaker

  • 26. 
    Which of the following is not a storage device?
    • A. 

      USB Wire

    • B. 

      Flash disk

    • C. 

      CD ROM

    • D. 

      DVD

  • 27. 
    Why is the Hard disk drive used?
    • A. 

      Store Operating system software

    • B. 

      Store Application software

    • C. 

      Store Data

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 28. 
    Why would someone use a flash memory device?
    • A. 

      Back up

    • B. 

      Safety

    • C. 

      Security

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 29. 
    Why would a company use CD's or DVD's?
    • A. 

      Download music

    • B. 

      Distribute Software

    • C. 

      Upload data

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 30. 
    What is the job of the Operating system? 
    • A. 

      Controls how the computer communicates with peripheral devices

    • B. 

      Controls the whole computer

    • C. 

      All of the above

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 31. 
    Give an example of application software?  (The answer needs to be singular)
  • 32. 
    What is a Utility Program?
    • A. 

      Provides a defalut setup

    • B. 

      Provides Support

    • C. 

      Cleans your PC (In and Out)

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 33. 
    Which of the following is not an example of a Utility Program?
    • A. 

      Disk Checker

    • B. 

      Disk cleaner

    • C. 

      Disk Defragmenter

    • D. 

      Operating System

  • 34. 
    What is LAN?
    • A. 

      Local Area Network

    • B. 

      Local area Netbook

    • C. 

      Locus Area Netbook

    • D. 

      Locus Area Network

  • 35. 
    Which of the following is not an example of a LAN?
    • A. 

      School

    • B. 

      Internet Cafe

    • C. 

      University

    • D. 

      Open University

  • 36. 
    What is WAN?
    • A. 

      Will Area Network

    • B. 

      Wode Area Network

    • C. 

      Wide Area Network

    • D. 

      Wide Area Netbook

  • 37. 
    Why is WAN different to LAN?
    • A. 

      WANs are networks that are found where computers in the same building which need to communicate

    • B. 

      WANs are nestbooks that are found where computers in the same building which need to communicate

    • C. 

      WANs are netbooks that are found where computers in different areas or countries need to communicate

    • D. 

      WANs are networks that are found where computers in different areas or countries need to communicate.

  • 38. 
    What is an advantage of using a network? 
    • A. 

      Resources (hardware and software) can be shared

    • B. 

      It is really cheap

    • C. 

      It has many wires

    • D. 

      It has many communication links

  • 39. 
    What is a disadvantage of using a network?
    • A. 

      Too many computers

    • B. 

      Setup costs are too expensive

    • C. 

      Setup costs are very cheap

    • D. 

      Less computers

  • 40. 
    Which email provider do we use?
    • A. 

      Windows

    • B. 

      Yahoo

    • C. 

      Petchey

    • D. 

      Outlook

  • 41. 
    You cannot use Outlook for which of the following tasks?
    • A. 

      Appointment

    • B. 

      Video Conference

    • C. 

      Email

    • D. 

      Survey

  • 42. 
    What is an ISP?
    • A. 

      Internet Sender Provider

    • B. 

      Internet Survey Provider

    • C. 

      Internet Sooner Provider

    • D. 

      Internet Service Provider

  • 43. 
    Which of the following is not an example of an ISP?
    • A. 

      AOL

    • B. 

      Talk Talk

    • C. 

      Dishy

    • D. 

      Tiscali