Grade 8 Technology Assessment

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Grade 8 Technology Assessment

This quiz is to assess whether you are proficient in the required National Education for Technology Standards for students completing Grade 8.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which computer peripheral is an output device?
    • A. 

      Scanner

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Keyboard

  • 2. 
    The blinking line or arrow on the computer screen is called the
    • A. 

      Cursor

    • B. 

      Graphic

    • C. 

      Space bar

    • D. 

      Mouse

  • 3. 
    The default orientation of a word processor document is
    • A. 

      Document

    • B. 

      Portrait

    • C. 

      Landscape

    • D. 

      Slide

  • 4. 
    To copy and paste a paragraph from one document to another, you would first
    • A. 

      Hold the shift key and C

    • B. 

      Hold the alt key and C

    • C. 

      Hold the ctrl key and C

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    To paste a picture into Microsoft Word that you already have in your clipboard, you would
    • A. 

      Click insert>picture

    • B. 

      Click ctrl P

    • C. 

      Click ctrl V

    • D. 

      Click alt P

  • 6. 
    Which key is used to capitalize the first letter of a word?
    • A. 

      Num lock

    • B. 

      Caps lock

    • C. 

      Shift

    • D. 

      Tab

  • 7. 
    What is a CD-RW
    • A. 

      Compact Disc - Reworkable

    • B. 

      Compact Disc-Recordable

    • C. 

      Compact Disc- Rewritable

    • D. 

      Compact Disk - Remember

  • 8. 
    A hand-operated input device that moves a cursor on the computer screen is call a
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      Video card

    • D. 

      Sound card

  • 9. 
    What are the home row keys?
    • A. 

      Asdfghjk

    • B. 

      Asdfjkl;

    • C. 

      Qweruiop

    • D. 

      Asdfhjk;

  • 10. 
    To make a capital T, click on the shift key on the
    • A. 

      Left

    • B. 

      Right

    • C. 

      None of the above - click on caps lock not shift

  • 11. 
    To delete a letter that is to the left of the cursor, press
    • A. 

      Backspace

    • B. 

      Delete

    • C. 

      Caps lock

    • D. 

      Shift

  • 12. 
    When typing, keep your eyes on the
    • A. 

      Printer

    • B. 

      Keyboard

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Motherboard

  • 13. 
    A destructive code that spreads from computer to computer, capable of damaging software and "killing" a computer is a 
    • A. 

      Computer

    • B. 

      Motherboard

    • C. 

      Cable

    • D. 

      Virus

  • 14. 
    Is it OK to make copies of software you bought from the store and pass it out to your friends?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Yes, if your friend really wants the software

    • D. 

      Yes, if you install it on your own computer first

  • 15. 
    The term for proper behavior on the Internet is 
    • A. 

      Spamming

    • B. 

      Telecommunications

    • C. 

      Netiquette

    • D. 

      Safety

  • 16. 
    The information found on the Internet is __________accurate.
    • A. 

      Always

    • B. 

      Never

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    Information can be gathered regarding the temperature of a substance and uploaded to a computer using a ___________ as a data collection probe.
    • A. 

      Thermometer

    • B. 

      Calculator

    • C. 

      Keyboard

    • D. 

      Scale

  • 18. 
    To locate facts concerning the history of Egypt, John should use 
    • A. 

      The Internet

    • B. 

      Book on history of Egypt

    • C. 

      Educational software

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome are  
    • A. 

      Word processors

    • B. 

      Databases

    • C. 

      Web browsers

    • D. 

      Spreadsheets

  • 20. 
    When using certain search engines, ______________characters (+, -, AND, OR, NOT) may be used to narrow your search.
    • A. 

      Internet

    • B. 

      Boolean

    • C. 

      Browser

    • D. 

      World Wide Web

  • 21. 
    When creating a ________ presentation using sound, text, graphics and animation, Powerpoint or Keynote is used.
    • A. 

      Document

    • B. 

      Spreadsheet

    • C. 

      Database

    • D. 

      Multimedia

  • 22. 
    A projector used to display information from a computer onto a screen is an _________ device.
    • A. 

      Input

    • B. 

      Output

    • C. 

      Both a & b

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    A chat room uses real-time communication between two or more users through a 
    • A. 

      Computer

    • B. 

      Hand written message

    • C. 

      Phone call

    • D. 

      Website

  • 24. 
    The _________________ is a global network connecting millions of computers.
    • A. 

      Social network

    • B. 

      Local area network

    • C. 

      Internet

    • D. 

      Computer network

  • 25. 
    Typing in all capital letters on the Internet means that you are
    • A. 

      Quiet

    • B. 

      Shouting

    • C. 

      Having fun

    • D. 

      Serious

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