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  • 1. 

    What should be done first before manually clearing a paper jam in a printer?

    • A.

      Remove the tone cartridge or ink source

    • B.

      Roll the feeder bar to remove jammed paper

    • C.

      Turn off the printers power and unplug the printer

    • D.

      Disconnect the cable between the printer and the computer

    Correct Answer
    C. Turn off the printers power and unplug the printer
    Explanation
    Before manually clearing a paper jam in a printer, it is important to turn off the printer's power and unplug it. This is necessary to ensure safety and prevent any accidents or damage to the printer. By turning off the power and unplugging the printer, it eliminates the risk of electric shock and allows for a safer and more effective removal of the jammed paper.

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  • 2. 

    Specifying that a spreadsheet will only displaying information in which "country" equals "Japan" is an example of?

    • A.

      Filling

    • B.

      Sorting

    • C.

      Filtering

    • D.

      Subtotaling

    Correct Answer
    C. Filtering
    Explanation
    Filtering is the correct answer because it involves specifying certain criteria to display only the relevant information in a spreadsheet. In this case, the criteria is that the "country" column should only show data for "Japan". By applying this filter, the spreadsheet will only display the rows where the "country" column equals "Japan", making it easier to focus on the specific data related to that country.

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  • 3. 

    What should be used to create a cover letter template that can be merged with names and addresses from a database or address book?

    • A.

      Spreadsheet application

    • B.

      Word processing application

    • C.

      Graphics drawing application

    • D.

      Database management system

    • E.

      Desktop publishing application

    Correct Answer
    B. Word processing application
    Explanation
    A word processing application should be used to create a cover letter template that can be merged with names and addresses from a database or address book. Word processing applications like Microsoft Word or Google Docs offer features like mail merge, which allows users to merge data from a database or address book into a document template. This feature enables the easy customization of cover letters by automatically inserting names and addresses from the database into the template, saving time and effort for the user.

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  • 4. 

    Computer limits the number and type of characters you can use to name a file created in any application. This is most likely a limitation in the computer's                   ?

    • A.

      Microprocessor

    • B.

      Operating system

    • C.

      Available memory

    • D.

      Network security setting

    Correct Answer
    B. Operating system
    Explanation
    The limitation on the number and type of characters you can use to name a file is most likely a limitation imposed by the operating system. The operating system is responsible for managing and controlling the computer's resources, including file management. It sets the rules and restrictions for naming files, which may vary depending on the specific operating system being used.

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  • 5. 

    When a document file is opened from a hard disk, the information making up the file moves from                    ?

    • A.

      ROM to RAM

    • B.

      Hard disk to RAM

    • C.

      Hard disk to ROM

    • D.

      RAM to hard disk

    • E.

      ROM to hard disk

    Correct Answer
    B. Hard disk to RAM
    Explanation
    When a document file is opened from a hard disk, the information making up the file moves from the hard disk to the RAM. The RAM, or Random Access Memory, is a type of computer memory that allows data to be read from and written to quickly. When a file is opened, it is loaded into the RAM for faster access and processing by the computer's CPU.

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  • 6. 

    What is the best way to organize file so that they can be easily found and identified? (choose two)

    • A.

      Put related files into the same sub-directory/folder

    • B.

      Assign files meaningful and recognizable file name

    • C.

      Store all files you create into a single sub-directory/folder

    • D.

      Use the current date as the file extension when naming files

    • E.

      Use only letters, rather than numbers or letters, in file names

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Put related files into the same sub-directory/folder
    B. Assign files meaningful and recognizable file name
    Explanation
    The best way to organize files so that they can be easily found and identified is by putting related files into the same sub-directory/folder. This helps to keep similar files together, making it easier to locate them when needed. Additionally, assigning files meaningful and recognizable file names is important as it allows users to quickly understand the content of the file just by looking at its name. This eliminates the need to open multiple files to find the desired information.

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  • 7. 

    What unit refers to the speed of the computer's microprocessor

    • A.

      MB

    • B.

      Dpi

    • C.

      Rpm

    • D.

      Mhz

    • E.

      Kb/sec

    Correct Answer
    D. Mhz
    Explanation
    The unit that refers to the speed of a computer's microprocessor is MHz, which stands for megahertz. This unit measures the number of cycles per second that the microprocessor can execute. A higher MHz value indicates a faster processor, as it can complete more instructions in a given amount of time. Therefore, MHz is the appropriate unit for measuring the speed of a computer's microprocessor.

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  • 8. 

    Entering customer names and account numbers into a database is an example of                    ?

    • A.

      Reading

    • B.

      Inputting

    • C.

      Outputting

    • D.

      Accessing

    • E.

      Processing

    Correct Answer
    B. Inputting
    Explanation
    Entering customer names and account numbers into a database is an example of inputting. This involves the action of inputting or entering data into a system or database for storage and processing. In this case, the customer names and account numbers are being inputted into the database for future use and retrieval.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following are Internet Browsers?

    • A.

      Access

    • B.

      Firefox

    • C.

      Outlook

    • D.

      Thunderbird

    • E.

      Internet Explorer

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Firefox
    E. Internet Explorer
    Explanation
    Firefox and Internet Explorer are both examples of internet browsers. Access, Outlook, and Thunderbird are not internet browsers.

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  • 10. 

    What are the advantages of transferring files from one computer to another by a network, rather than on portable media, such as CD, thumb drive or diskette? (choose two)

    • A.

      Most computers are not able to read portable media

    • B.

      Files too large to fin onto portable media can be transferred on a network

    • C.

      Files transferred b a network will not be exposed to viruses or other dangerous programs

    • D.

      Network file transfer does not require the use to physically transport media between computers

    • E.

      Files transferred by a network are guaranteed to be readable by other computers on the network

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Files too large to fin onto portable media can be transferred on a network
    D. Network file transfer does not require the use to physically transport media between computers
    Explanation
    Transferring files over a network rather than using portable media offers two main advantages. First, files that are too large to fit onto portable media can be easily transferred over a network. Second, network file transfer eliminates the need for physically transporting media between computers, making the process more convenient and efficient.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following are tasks used for spreadsheets?

    • A.

      Manage hospital records

    • B.

      Forecast annual budgets

    • C.

      Analyze pricing models

    • D.

      Store customer sales information

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Forecast annual budgets
    C. Analyze pricing models
    Explanation
    The tasks of forecasting annual budgets and analyzing pricing models are commonly performed using spreadsheets. Spreadsheets provide a convenient and organized way to input and manipulate data, perform calculations, and generate reports and visualizations. These tasks are essential for financial planning and analysis in various industries, including business, finance, and accounting. Managing hospital records and storing customer sales information, on the other hand, are not typically associated with spreadsheets, as they usually require specialized software systems designed for healthcare or customer relationship management.

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  • 12. 

    What are the most likely to reasons an organization requires all employees to use the same version of the same work processor?

    • A.

      Eliminating risks from "hackers" and other unauthorized users

    • B.

      Eliminating the need for any computer hardware or software training

    • C.

      Ensuring that documents can be shared throughout the organization

    • D.

      Simplifying support by standardizing on one word processing application

    • E.

      Saving money through bulk purchases of computers, printers and other software.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Eliminating the need for any computer hardware or software training
    C. Ensuring that documents can be shared throughout the organization
    Explanation
    By requiring all employees to use the same version of the same word processor, the organization eliminates the need for computer hardware or software training. This is because when everyone is using the same software, there is no need for individualized training on different versions or types of word processors. Additionally, this ensures that documents can be easily shared throughout the organization, as everyone is using the same software and file formats. This promotes collaboration and efficiency within the organization.

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  • 13. 

    What is the most likely reason a user on a network would not be able to change system settings?

    • A.

      The operating system was incorrectly installed on the user's PC

    • B.

      System settings options are not available for users on a network

    • C.

      The network operating system was incorrectly installed on the server

    • D.

      The network manager has removed system settings options from users

    Correct Answer
    D. The network manager has removed system settings options from users
    Explanation
    The most likely reason a user on a network would not be able to change system settings is that the network manager has removed system settings options from users. This means that the network manager has intentionally restricted the access and privileges of the users on the network, preventing them from making changes to the system settings.

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  • 14. 

    Which Windows control panel allows you to find and fix problems with the largest number of hardware devices?

    • A.

      System

    • B.

      Display

    • C.

      Add hardware

    • D.

      Power options

    • E.

      Internet options

    Correct Answer
    A. System
    Explanation
    The System control panel allows you to find and fix problems with the largest number of hardware devices. This control panel provides access to various settings and information related to the computer's hardware, including device manager, system information, and device drivers. Therefore, it is the most comprehensive control panel for troubleshooting and managing hardware devices on a Windows operating system.

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  • 15. 

    What type of software controls all the hardware and software on a computer?

    • A.

      Database

    • B.

      Word processor

    • C.

      Network security

    • D.

      Operating system

    Correct Answer
    D. Operating system
    Explanation
    The operating system is the software that controls and manages all the hardware and software components of a computer. It provides a platform for other applications to run on and facilitates communication between the hardware and software. It manages tasks such as memory allocation, file management, and device drivers, ensuring that the computer operates smoothly and efficiently. Without an operating system, a computer would not be able to function properly and utilize its resources effectively.

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  • 16. 

    What are the most common benefits of upgrading a software program?

    • A.

      New features and functionality

    • B.

      Automatic extension of a software's support agreement

    • C.

      Better compatibility with the latest hardware and software

    • D.

      Easier access to the telephone support from the products manufacturer

    • E.

      Guaranteed compatibility with documents created with versions of the software

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. New features and functionality
    C. Better compatibility with the latest hardware and software
    Explanation
    Upgrading a software program provides new features and functionality, allowing users to access improved capabilities and enhance their overall experience. It also ensures better compatibility with the latest hardware and software, enabling seamless integration and optimal performance. By upgrading, users can take advantage of the advancements in technology and ensure that their software remains up-to-date and compatible with documents created using different versions of the software.

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  • 17. 

    What application would be used to make a presentation for a school project?

    • A.

      Adobe Photoshop

    • B.

      Microsoft PowerPoint

    • C.

      Microsoft Word

    • D.

      Lotus 1-2-3

    Correct Answer
    B. Microsoft PowerPoint
    Explanation
    Microsoft PowerPoint is the correct answer because it is a widely used application specifically designed for creating presentations. It offers a variety of tools and features such as slide layouts, animations, and multimedia integration, making it suitable for creating engaging and visually appealing presentations. Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing software, Microsoft Word is a word processing software, and Lotus 1-2-3 is a spreadsheet software, none of which are specifically designed for creating presentations.

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  • 18. 

    Which one of the following best describes the connector used to connect the monitor to the video card?

    • A.

      9 pin, male

    • B.

      Centronics

    • C.

      15 pin, female

    • D.

      25 pin, female

    Correct Answer
    C. 15 pin, female
    Explanation
    The connector used to connect the monitor to the video card is a 15 pin, female connector. This type of connector is commonly known as a VGA (Video Graphics Array) connector. It is used to transmit analog video signals from the video card to the monitor. The 15 pins are arranged in three rows, with five pins in each row. The female connector refers to the socket on the monitor or video card that the male connector of the VGA cable plugs into.

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  • 19. 

    What type of computer would you choose for a salesman who had to travel frequently?

    • A.

      Mainframe

    • B.

      Microcomputer

    • C.

      Minicomputer

    • D.

      Laptop

    Correct Answer
    D. Laptop
    Explanation
    A laptop would be the most suitable choice for a salesman who frequently travels. Laptops are portable and lightweight, making them easy to carry around. They have all the necessary features and capabilities of a desktop computer, allowing the salesman to perform tasks such as email communication, creating presentations, and accessing important files while on the go. Additionally, laptops have a built-in battery, ensuring that the salesman can work even when there is no access to a power source.

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  • 20. 

    Where would you look for the applet that allows you to install or remove programs?

    • A.

      Control Panel

    • B.

      My Documents

    • C.

      My Computer

    • D.

      Network Neighborhood

    Correct Answer
    A. Control Panel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Control Panel because the Control Panel is a feature in the Windows operating system that allows users to manage and customize various system settings. It provides access to a wide range of tools and options, including the ability to install or remove programs. By navigating to the Control Panel, users can easily locate the applet that allows them to install or remove programs on their computer.

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  • 21. 

    What part, in general has the most impact on overall computer system performance?

    • A.

      CPU

    • B.

      RAM

    • C.

      Hard drive

    • D.

      Floppy drive

    Correct Answer
    A. CPU
    Explanation
    The CPU, or Central Processing Unit, is the part of a computer system that performs most of the calculations and instructions. It is responsible for executing programs, managing data, and coordinating the activities of all the other hardware components. The CPU's performance directly affects the overall speed and efficiency of the computer system. A faster and more powerful CPU can handle more tasks simultaneously and process data more quickly, resulting in improved system performance. Therefore, the CPU has the most impact on overall computer system performance.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following represents an application file extension? (choose two)

    • A.

      .exe

    • B.

      .txt

    • C.

      .dll

    • D.

      .xls

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. .exe
    C. .dll
    Explanation
    The file extensions .exe and .dll are both commonly used for application files. The .exe extension stands for "executable" and is used for executable files that can be run directly by the operating system. The .dll extension stands for "dynamic link library" and is used for files that contain reusable code and resources that multiple programs can use simultaneously. Both extensions are associated with applications and are used to identify and categorize different types of files.

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  • 23. 

    Which of the following are limitations imposed the DOS as compared to Windows? (choose three)

    • A.

      File names in DOS can only be eight (8) characters long

    • B.

      DOS is much more expensive than Windows

    • C.

      Opening an application in DOS takes much longer than Windows

    • D.

      There is no graphical user interface in DOS

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. File names in DOS can only be eight (8) characters long
    C. Opening an application in DOS takes much longer than Windows
    D. There is no graphical user interface in DOS
    Explanation
    The limitations imposed by DOS as compared to Windows are that file names in DOS can only be eight (8) characters long, opening an application in DOS takes much longer than in Windows, and there is no graphical user interface in DOS.

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  • 24. 

    What are methods for transferring information between computers?

    • A.

      Saving information on a floppy disk, then moving it to another computer

    • B.

      Sending information by email

    • C.

      Sharing information over a network

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because all the methods mentioned - saving information on a floppy disk, sending information by email, and sharing information over a network - are valid ways of transferring information between computers. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, but all three options are commonly used in different scenarios to transfer data from one computer to another.

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  • 25. 

    Which part of a computer would be the most important to a graphic artist running a high level graphic application like Adobe Illustrator? (choose two)

    • A.

      Lots of RAM

    • B.

      A good mouse

    • C.

      A powerful video card

    • D.

      An efficient floppy drive

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Lots of RAM
    C. A powerful video card
    Explanation
    A graphic artist running a high level graphic application like Adobe Illustrator would require lots of RAM to handle the large files and complex designs. This is because RAM determines the amount of data that can be processed simultaneously, allowing for smoother and faster performance. Additionally, a powerful video card is crucial as it determines the graphics processing capabilities of the computer, enabling the artist to work with high-resolution images and render complex visual effects without any lag or distortion.

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  • 26. 

    What part of a computer would you want to upgrade if your system slowed down each time you opened more than one program?

    • A.

      CPU

    • B.

      RAM

    • C.

      Video Card

    • D.

      Hard Drive

    Correct Answer
    B. RAM
    Explanation
    If a computer slows down each time more than one program is opened, upgrading the RAM would be the best solution. RAM (Random Access Memory) is responsible for temporarily storing data that is actively being used by the computer. When multiple programs are running simultaneously, they require more memory to function efficiently. If the RAM capacity is insufficient, the computer will start using the hard drive as virtual memory, which is much slower. Therefore, upgrading the RAM would provide more memory for the computer to handle multiple programs simultaneously and improve overall system performance.

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  • 27. 

    Which of the following is the name for the software creations process that involves having the software programmers remove glitches or error in software code after the software has been tested?

    • A.

      Debugging

    • B.

      Quality Assurance

    • C.

      Beta Testing

    • D.

      Processing

    Correct Answer
    A. Debugging
    Explanation
    Debugging is the correct answer because it refers to the process of identifying and fixing errors or glitches in software code after it has been tested. This involves locating and resolving issues that may cause the software to malfunction or produce incorrect results. Debugging is an essential step in the software development process to ensure that the final product is free from errors and functions as intended.

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  • 28. 

    Which of the following is the part of the software creation process that involves having an outside tester evaluate new software for errors, bugs, or glitches?

    • A.

      Debugging

    • B.

      Quality Assurance

    • C.

      Beta Testing

    • D.

      Processing

    Correct Answer
    C. Beta Testing
    Explanation
    Beta testing is the part of the software creation process that involves having an outside tester evaluate new software for errors, bugs, or glitches. During beta testing, the software is released to a limited number of users for real-world testing, allowing developers to gather feedback and identify any issues that need to be addressed before the final release. This helps ensure the quality and reliability of the software before it is made available to the general public.

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  • 29. 

    What program is responsible for initially starting up your computer and is stored in the system ROM?

    • A.

      Windows 2000

    • B.

      Spreadsheets

    • C.

      Operating Systems

    • D.

      Utility Software

    Correct Answer
    C. Operating Systems
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Operating Systems". The operating system is responsible for initially starting up the computer and is stored in the system ROM. It manages the hardware and software resources of the computer and allows other programs to run on the computer.

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  • 30. 

    What are some advantages to using software with graphical user interfaces? (choose two)

    • A.

      Tasks are accomplished much quicker

    • B.

      The programs run faster

    • C.

      The program is more user friendly

    • D.

      The program is cheaper

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Tasks are accomplished much quicker
    C. The program is more user friendly
    Explanation
    Using software with graphical user interfaces (GUI) offers several advantages. Firstly, tasks can be accomplished much quicker as GUI allows users to interact with the software visually, making it easier to navigate and perform actions efficiently. Secondly, GUI makes the program more user-friendly by providing intuitive controls and visual representations, enhancing the overall user experience. This improves usability and reduces the learning curve for new users. However, the given answer does not mention the program running faster or being cheaper, so these advantages are not relevant to the question.

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  • 31. 

    What is the speed of a processor measured in?

    • A.

      Bytes

    • B.

      Hertz

    • C.

      Inches

    • D.

      Bits

    Correct Answer
    B. Hertz
    Explanation
    The speed of a processor is measured in Hertz. Hertz is a unit of frequency that represents the number of cycles per second. In the context of a processor, it refers to the number of instructions or operations that the processor can execute in one second. A higher frequency or clock speed generally indicates a faster processor, as it can perform more instructions in a given amount of time. Therefore, Hertz is the correct unit of measurement for processor speed.

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  • 32. 

    What unit is RAM, Hard drives and many other memory measure in?

    • A.

      Bytes

    • B.

      Hertz

    • C.

      Inches

    • D.

      Hexadecimal

    Correct Answer
    B. Hertz
  • 33. 

    Which of the following are types of memory? (select three)

    • A.

      CPU

    • B.

      Hard Disk

    • C.

      Mouse

    • D.

      RAM

    • E.

      ROM

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Hard Disk
    D. RAM
    E. ROM
    Explanation
    The correct answer choices are Hard Disk, RAM, and ROM. These three options are types of memory. Hard Disk is a type of secondary storage memory that stores data even when the computer is turned off. RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of primary memory that temporarily stores data that the computer is actively using. ROM (Read-Only Memory) is a type of memory that stores data permanently and cannot be modified. CPU (Central Processing Unit) and Mouse are not types of memory, but rather components of a computer system.

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  • 34. 

    Which of the following is a small network that can fit in one room?

    • A.

      L.A.N

    • B.

      M.A.N

    • C.

      W.A.N

    • D.

      C.A.N

    Correct Answer
    A. L.A.N
    Explanation
    A Local Area Network (LAN) is a small network that typically covers a small geographical area, such as a room, building, or campus. It is designed for connecting devices within a close proximity and allows for fast data transfer rates. LANs are commonly used in homes, offices, schools, and small businesses to share resources, such as printers and internet connections, among multiple devices.

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