Quiz: Can You Answer These General Computer Questions?

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Quiz: Can You Answer These General Computer Questions?

Gen109 evaluation quiz to measure knowledge levels of students at the beginning of the course.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The internet is available:
    • A. 

      USA only

    • B. 

      North America

    • C. 

      America and Europe

    • D. 

      World-Wide

  • 2. 
    A document printed in portrait orientation prints:
    • A. 

      The same characters per line than the same document in landscape

    • B. 

      More characters per line than the same document in landscape

    • C. 

      Less characters per line than the same document in landscape

    • D. 

      Smaller fonts in order to fit the same amount of characters per line with landscape

  • 3. 
    Which is NOT a peripheral?
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Keyboard

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Processor

    • E. 

      Printer

  • 4. 
    In MS Word, how many different documents can you have open at one time?
    • A. 

      No more that three

    • B. 

      Only one

    • C. 

      As many as your computer memory will hold

    • D. 

      No more than your Taskbar can display

  • 5. 
    In MS Word, how many margins are on a page?
    • A. 

      Two (header and footer)

    • B. 

      Four (top, bottom, right, left)

    • C. 

      Two (landscape and Portrait)

    • D. 

      Two (top and bottom)

  • 6. 
    Which program created a file named "something.doc?"
    • A. 

      Powerpoint

    • B. 

      Word

    • C. 

      Excel

    • D. 

      Photoshop

    • E. 

      Illustrator

  • 7. 
    Which kind of printer uses Toner?
    • A. 

      Laser

    • B. 

      Ink-Jet

    • C. 

      Dot-Matrix

    • D. 

      Dye-Sublimation

  • 8. 
    How many colors of ink does a color ink jet printer typically have?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four or more

  • 9. 
    Which came first?
    • A. 

      Facebook

    • B. 

      Google

    • C. 

      Web browsers

    • D. 

      Internet

  • 10. 
    Which colors does a typical LCD monitor use?
    • A. 

      Red/White/Blue/Black

    • B. 

      Cyan/Magenta/Yellow/Black

    • C. 

      Red/Green/Blue

    • D. 

      Green/Yellow/White

    • E. 

      Pink/Aqua/Gray

  • 11. 
    Which Compact Disc variety do you have to use if you want to later overwrite data that has already been recorded?
    • A. 

      CD-RW

    • B. 

      CD-R

    • C. 

      CD-ROM

  • 12. 
    Which program is NOT part of the Adobe Creative Suite?
    • A. 

      InDesign

    • B. 

      Photoshop

    • C. 

      Illustrator

    • D. 

      Powerpoint

  • 13. 
    Which statement is false?
    • A. 

      Macs and Windows PCs have different operating systems

    • B. 

      Macs can run the Windows operating system

    • C. 

      Non-Mac PCs can run the Mac operating system

    • D. 

      Macs and PCs can run Adobe CS software

  • 14. 
    Which image size will fit perfectly onto an 8"x10" piece of paper, borderless and without cropping or distortion?
    • A. 

      800 x 600 pixels

    • B. 

      1,024 x 368 pixels

    • C. 

      2,000 x 3,000 pixels

    • D. 

      400 x 500 pixels

    • E. 

      810 x 810 pixels

  • 15. 
    Which is the most important functionality in Adobe Photoshop for making composites:
    • A. 

      Liquify tool

    • B. 

      Layers

    • C. 

      Lasso tool

    • D. 

      Line tool

  • 16. 
    Which image file format supports animation?
    • A. 

      GIF

    • B. 

      JPEG

    • C. 

      RAW

    • D. 

      BMP

    • E. 

      None of them support animation

  • 17. 
    Who makes the magic happen in Adobe Illustrator?
    • A. 

      Victor

    • B. 

      Vector

    • C. 

      Voldemort

    • D. 

      Valium

  • 18. 
    Which tool do you use in Adobe Illustrator to create a curved path?
    • A. 

      Pen

    • B. 

      Pencil

    • C. 

      Line

    • D. 

      Curve

  • 19. 
    Shapes in Adobe Illustrator have:
    • A. 

      Only a stroke color

    • B. 

      Only a fill color

    • C. 

      Both stroke and fill color

  • 20. 
    In Adobe Illustrator you can:
    • A. 

      Create compound paths

    • B. 

      Group paths

    • C. 

      Intersect paths

    • D. 

      Join paths

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    Which program is best for creating a presentation?
    • A. 

      MS Word

    • B. 

      MS Excel

    • C. 

      MS Powerpoint

    • D. 

      Adobe Illustrator

  • 22. 
    MS Excel is best used for:
    • A. 

      Organizing and manipulating numeric data

    • B. 

      Writing and editing an essay

    • C. 

      Drawing a map

  • 23. 
    A vector drawing:
    • A. 

      Uses lines and shapes

    • B. 

      Scales without loss of detail

    • C. 

      Is good for logos

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    When you re-sample a bitmap image down to one tenth its original size and then scale it back up to twice its original pixel size, you get:
    • A. 

      Less detail

    • B. 

      More pixels

    • C. 

      Bigger file size

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    In MS Excel, how can you make sure a cell reference in a formula does NOT change when you copy and paste the formula to a different cell?
    • A. 

      Nothing is needed - this is the default behavior

    • B. 

      Hold down the ALT key when copying

    • C. 

      Add $ symbols to the cell reference (e.g. $A$3)

    • D. 

      Replace the formula with the calculated value before copying

    • E. 

      Duplicate the work sheet first

  • 26. 
    In MS Excel, how will the cell value 0.893 be displayed when you set the cell's number format to "Percentage?"
    • A. 

      0.893 Percent

    • B. 

      0.9%

    • C. 

      89.30%

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 27. 
    On a Windows PC, how do you open a program such a Microsoft Word when there are no icons on the desktop?
    • A. 

      Double click on the desktop to reveal hidden icons

    • B. 

      Click the start button and select the program from the menu

    • C. 

      Use a keyboard command

    • D. 

      It's not possible to open a program when there are no icons on the desktop

    • E. 

      Restart the computer

  • 28. 
    On a Windows PC, how do you save a document to a flash drive when you are working in Microsoft Excel?
    • A. 

      Click the "X' in the top right corner of the screen

    • B. 

      Use the start button to locate the flash drive. Right-click on the flash drive and select "Save"

    • C. 

      Click "File" at the top of the screen and select "Save As." Select the flash drive, type a file name and click "Save"

    • D. 

      Restart the computer

    • E. 

      Use the "Alt" and "F4" keys to open a "Save" window

  • 29. 
    On a Windows PC, what happens when you press "Ctrl-Alt-Delete?"
    • A. 

      The computer will self-destruct

    • B. 

      The program you are using will close

    • C. 

      Your active window will close

    • D. 

      The computer will restart after a confirmation prompt

    • E. 

      The operating system will be deleted

  • 30. 
    Which two websites offer free email service?
    • A. 

      Apple and ebay

    • B. 

      Google and Yahoo

    • C. 

      The United States Post Office site and Google

    • D. 

      Yahoo and Amazon

    • E. 

      Hotmail and I-tunes

  • 31. 
    How do you select text to copy or delete in a Word document?
    • A. 

      Go to "Edit" at the top of the screen and select "Copy"

    • B. 

      Place the cursor at the beginning of the text you wish to highlight, press the left mouse button and drag the mouse across the text

    • C. 

      Use the backspace key until the cursor reaches the text you wish to select. Press "Ctrl" to select the text

    • D. 

      Press the "Page Up" key on the keyboard

    • E. 

      Place the cursor at the beginning of the text you wish to highlight, press the right mouse button and drag the mouse across the text

  • 32. 
    Select the right formed email address from the choices below.
  • 33. 
    Which two websites are search engines?
    • A. 

      Google and Ask Jeeves

    • B. 

      Google and Hotmail

    • C. 

      Ask Jeeves and NCLive

    • D. 

      NCLive and Google

    • E. 

      The Library Catalog and Bing

  • 34. 
    The abbreviation HTML stands for: