Icau1128b - Operate A Personal Computer

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Icau1128b - Operate A Personal Computer - Quiz

Allows students to display competency within Unit ICAU1128B - Operate a Personal Computer, in Certificate II in Information Technology


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

     External peripherals are

    • A.

      Attached to the outside of the system unit.

    • B.

      Parts that make up the monitor.

    • C.

      The keys on your keyboard.

    • D.

      Parts that make up the system box.

    Correct Answer
    A. Attached to the outside of the system unit.
    Explanation
    External peripherals are devices that are connected to the computer system unit from the outside. These devices include items such as printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, and external storage devices. They are not internal components of the system unit, but rather separate devices that are connected to the computer to enhance its functionality.

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  • 2. 

    A monitor can also be called a

    • A.

      TV

    • B.

      VDU

    • C.

      Display Board

    • D.

      Screen

    Correct Answer
    B. VDU
    Explanation
    VDU stands for Video Display Unit, which is a term used to describe a monitor. It is a device that displays visual output from a computer or any other electronic device. While a monitor can also be referred to as a TV, Display Board, or Screen, the most specific and commonly used term for it is VDU.

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  • 3. 

    A form of storage NOT commonly used today is a

    • A.

      USB

    • B.

      DVD

    • C.

      Floppy Disk

    • D.

      CD-RW

    Correct Answer
    C. Floppy Disk
    Explanation
    A floppy disk is a form of storage that was commonly used in the past but is not commonly used today. It was a portable storage device that used magnetic storage to store data. Floppy disks had a limited storage capacity compared to modern storage devices such as USBs, DVDs, and CD-RWs. With the advancement in technology, floppy disks have become obsolete and are no longer commonly used for data storage.

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  • 4. 

    Ports on a computer allow for external input and output devices to be attached to the motherboard of a computer. Which one of the following is an external input port

    • A.

      Parallel (printer) port

    • B.

      Power port

    • C.

      PS/2 port

    • D.

      Video card port

    Correct Answer
    B. Power port
    Explanation
    The power port on a computer is used to connect the power supply to the motherboard. It is responsible for providing electricity to the computer system, allowing it to function properly. Unlike the other options listed, the power port is not used for external input or output devices, but rather for supplying power to the computer itself.

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  • 5. 

    RAM stands for

    • A.

      Red Alert Memory

    • B.

      Read Always Memory

    • C.

      Random Alert Memory

    • D.

      Random Access Memory

    Correct Answer
    D. Random Access Memory
    Explanation
    RAM stands for Random Access Memory. This type of memory allows data to be read from and written to in any order, rather than sequentially. It is considered volatile memory, which means that the data stored in RAM is lost when the computer is powered off or restarted. RAM plays a crucial role in the performance of a computer, as it is used to temporarily store data that the CPU needs to access quickly.

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  • 6. 

    Computer hardware is made up of three types of hardware, which listed below is not a piece of computer hardware?

    • A.

      Internal periphals

    • B.

      External periphals

    • C.

      Software

    • D.

      System Unit

    Correct Answer
    C. Software
    Explanation
    Software is not a piece of computer hardware. While computer hardware refers to the physical components of a computer system, software refers to the programs and instructions that run on the hardware. It includes operating systems, applications, and other programs that enable the hardware to perform specific tasks. Unlike hardware, software is intangible and cannot be physically touched or seen.

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  • 7. 

    When processing information with a computer there are four main actions undertaken, which is the correct order

    • A.

      Input, Output, Processing, Storage

    • B.

      Output, Processing, Storage, Input

    • C.

      Input, Storage, Output, Processing

    • D.

      Input, Processing, Storage, Output

    Correct Answer
    D. Input, Processing, Storage, Output
    Explanation
    When processing information with a computer, the first step is to input the data or information into the computer. After the input, the computer then processes the data by performing calculations, executing commands, or running algorithms. Once the processing is complete, the computer stores the processed information in its memory or storage devices. Finally, the computer presents the results or output to the user through various output devices such as a monitor, printer, or speakers. Therefore, the correct order of actions is Input, Processing, Storage, Output.

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  • 8. 

    Data on a computer is stored is quantities called Bits and Bytes. Which is the largest unit of measurement for computer data

    • A.

      Megabyte (MB)

    • B.

      Petabyte (PB)

    • C.

      Kilobyte (KB)

    • D.

      Gigabyte (GB)

    Correct Answer
    B. Petabyte (PB)
    Explanation
    The largest unit of measurement for computer data is a Petabyte (PB). A Petabyte is equivalent to 1,000 Terabytes or 1,000,000 Gigabytes. It is used to represent extremely large amounts of data, such as in big data analytics or storage systems.

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  • 9. 

    To log-on onto a secure network a user must have a

    • A.

      Username

    • B.

      Pin code

    • C.

      Password

    • D.

      Username and a password

    Correct Answer
    D. Username and a password
    Explanation
    To log onto a secure network, a user must provide both a username and a password. This is because the username identifies the user's unique account, while the password serves as a secret authentication credential that verifies the user's identity. By requiring both pieces of information, the network ensures that only authorized users with the correct username and corresponding password can gain access. This two-step verification process enhances the security of the network by adding an additional layer of protection against unauthorized access attempts.

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  • 10. 

    To allow easy and efficient identification of files, you should apply some basic principles when saving. Which one listed is incorrect

    • A.

      Store files in folders

    • B.

      Store files in sub-folders

    • C.

      Name files appropriately

    • D.

      Accept the suggested file name the software gives you

    Correct Answer
    D. Accept the suggested file name the software gives you
    Explanation
    When saving files, it is important to apply basic principles to allow easy and efficient identification. Storing files in folders and sub-folders helps organize them. Naming files appropriately also aids in quickly identifying their content. However, accepting the suggested file name given by the software may not be ideal as it could generate generic or unrelated names that do not accurately represent the file's content. Therefore, accepting the suggested file name is incorrect as it may hinder efficient identification of files.

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  • 11. 

    By using short-cuts you can become more efficient. Whcih of the following is NOT a short-cut that can be used to store a file in more than one locations

    • A.

      Ctrl-C

    • B.

      CTRL-V

    • C.

      Right click - copy

    • D.

      Left click - copy

    Correct Answer
    D. Left click - copy
    Explanation
    The left click - copy option is not a shortcut that can be used to store a file in more than one location. This option is typically used to copy a file or text within a file to a different location within the same folder or directory. It does not provide the capability to store the file in multiple locations simultaneously. On the other hand, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V, and right click - copy are shortcuts that allow users to copy and paste files or text to different locations, including multiple locations if desired.

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  • 12. 

    In many programs short-cuts use the same settings, the short-cut  CTRL - P will

    • A.

      Paste the text

    • B.

      Print the screen

    • C.

      Print the document

    • D.

      Paste the numbers

    Correct Answer
    C. Print the document
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Print the document". In many programs, the shortcut CTRL - P is commonly used to initiate the printing process. This shortcut allows users to quickly print the currently active document without having to navigate through the menu options. Therefore, selecting this option will print the document, not paste the text or numbers, or print the screen.

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  • 13. 

    At the end of a session working on a computer you must always

    • A.

      Lock the computer

    • B.

      Shut-down the computer

    • C.

      Log-in to the computer

    • D.

      Log-off the computer

    Correct Answer
    D. Log-off the computer
    Explanation
    At the end of a session working on a computer, it is important to log-off the computer. Logging off ensures that your user account is signed out, terminating any active processes or applications and protecting your personal information from unauthorized access. This also allows other users to log in and use the computer without interfering with your account.

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  • 14. 

    During electrical storms all computer hardware must be

    • A.

      Left running

    • B.

      Shutdown and if possible connected from any power or commuication sources

    • C.

      The system box turn off and all other hardware left on

    • D.

      Just the monitor turned off

    Correct Answer
    B. Shutdown and if possible connected from any power or commuication sources
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to shutdown and if possible connected from any power or communication sources. During electrical storms, it is important to shutdown computer hardware to protect it from power surges or lightning strikes. Additionally, if possible, it is recommended to disconnect the hardware from power or communication sources to further minimize the risk of damage.

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  • 15. 

    If a file is accidentally deleted it maybe possible to restore it from the

    • A.

      Trash can

    • B.

      Recycle bin

    • C.

      There isn't a way to restore it

    • D.

      Your Home drive

    Correct Answer
    B. Recycle bin
    Explanation
    The recycle bin is a storage location on a computer where deleted files are temporarily stored. When a file is deleted, it is moved to the recycle bin instead of being permanently erased from the system. This allows users to easily restore accidentally deleted files by simply retrieving them from the recycle bin. Therefore, if a file is accidentally deleted, it is possible to restore it from the recycle bin.

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  • 16. 

    If you want to close a program you can

    • A.

      Click on the red box with a x at the top left of the screen

    • B.

      Click on the red box with a x at the top right of the screen

    • C.

      Click on the start at the bottom of the screen and chose shut down

    • D.

      Hold in the power button on the system box

    Correct Answer
    B. Click on the red box with a x at the top right of the screen
    Explanation
    To close a program, you can click on the red box with an "x" at the top right of the screen. This is a common design convention in many operating systems, where the close button is usually located on the top right corner of a window. By clicking on this button, you can effectively close the program and exit out of it.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following is not a operating system

    • A.

      Mac OS

    • B.

      Unix

    • C.

      Tehan

    • D.

      WindowsXP

    Correct Answer
    C. Tehan
    Explanation
    Tehan is not a known operating system. The other options, Mac OS, Unix, and Windows XP, are all well-known operating systems used on computers.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following is in the MicroSoft Office Suite

    • A.

      Gamemaker

    • B.

      AUTOCAD

    • C.

      Publisher

    • D.

      Movie Maker

    Correct Answer
    C. Publisher
    Explanation
    Publisher is a correct answer because it is a software program included in the Microsoft Office Suite. It is a desktop publishing application that allows users to create professional-looking publications such as brochures, newsletters, and flyers. Publisher provides a wide range of templates and design tools to help users create visually appealing documents. It is commonly used for creating marketing materials and promotional materials for businesses and organizations.

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