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  • 1. 

    Which of these is not a career in ICT?

    • A.

      Building technologist

    • B.

      Computer Programmer

    • C.

      ICT Teacher

    • D.

      Network Engineer

    Correct Answer
    A. Building technologist
    Explanation
    A building technologist is not a career in ICT because it primarily focuses on the design and construction of buildings, rather than the development and maintenance of information and communication technology systems. Building technologists typically work in the architectural and construction industry, where they utilize their knowledge of building materials, codes, and regulations to ensure the successful completion of construction projects. While ICT skills may be beneficial in this field, the primary focus is on the physical aspects of construction rather than technology-related tasks.

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  • 2. 

    An optional hardware device connected to the computer to help it perform a specific function is known as a..?

    • A.

      Optional device

    • B.

      Peripheral device

    • C.

      Input device

    • D.

      Accessory device

    Correct Answer
    B. Peripheral device
    Explanation
    A peripheral device is an optional hardware device that is connected to a computer to assist it in performing a specific function. These devices are not essential for the basic functioning of the computer but provide additional capabilities or enhance the user experience. Examples of peripheral devices include printers, scanners, external hard drives, and webcams.

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  • 3. 

    The interconnection of two or more computers to enable them communicate and exchange resources is referred to as...?

    • A.

      Internet

    • B.

      Network

    • C.

      Communication

    • D.

      Topology

    Correct Answer
    B. Network
    Explanation
    The interconnection of two or more computers to enable them to communicate and exchange resources is referred to as a network. A network allows computers to share information, files, and devices such as printers or scanners. It can be a local area network (LAN) within a small area or a wide area network (WAN) that spans across multiple locations. Networks can be wired or wireless and are essential for communication and collaboration between computers and users.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these is not a word application?

    • A.

      MS word

    • B.

      WordPad

    • C.

      LibreOffice word

    • D.

      MS excel

    Correct Answer
    D. MS excel
    Explanation
    MS Excel is not a word application because it is a spreadsheet software used for creating and managing spreadsheets, performing calculations, and analyzing data. It is primarily used for numerical data and does not have the same features and functionalities as word processing applications like MS Word, WordPad, and LibreOffice Word.

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  • 5. 

    The application below is an example of ....?

    • A.

      A word processor

    • B.

      A graphics application

    • C.

      A spreadsheet application

    • D.

      Excel

    Correct Answer
    C. A spreadsheet application
    Explanation
    The given answer is "A spreadsheet application" because Excel is a well-known software program that falls under the category of spreadsheet applications. It is used for creating, editing, and analyzing data in a tabular format, making it a suitable choice for tasks such as financial calculations, data organization, and creating charts or graphs.

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  • 6. 

    All these are to be found on the motherboard of the computer except...?

    • A.

      Bus

    • B.

      CPU

    • C.

      RAM

    • D.

      CD-ROM

    Correct Answer
    D. CD-ROM
    Explanation
    The components listed in the question, such as bus, CPU, and RAM, are all typically found on the motherboard of a computer. However, a CD-ROM is not directly integrated into the motherboard. Instead, it is a separate device that can be connected to the motherboard via cables or other connectors. Therefore, the CD-ROM is the correct answer as it is not typically found directly on the motherboard itself.

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  • 7. 

    All these are storage devices except...?

    • A.

      SD cards

    • B.

      Flash drives

    • C.

      HDD

    • D.

      CMOS

    Correct Answer
    D. CMOS
    Explanation
    SD cards, flash drives, and HDD (hard disk drives) are all examples of storage devices commonly used to store data. CMOS, on the other hand, stands for Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor and refers to a type of technology used in electronic devices, particularly in computer systems, to store and maintain basic system information such as date, time, and BIOS settings. While CMOS has a memory component, it is not primarily used as a storage device for user data, making it the odd one out among the given options.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these short-cuts is used to create duplicates of selected items on the computer?

    • A.

      Alt+c

    • B.

      Shift+D

    • C.

      Ctrl+D

    • D.

      Ctrl+C

    Correct Answer
    D. Ctrl+C
    Explanation
    Ctrl+C is the correct answer because it is a common keyboard shortcut used to copy selected items on a computer. By pressing Ctrl+C, the selected items are duplicated and stored in the clipboard, allowing them to be pasted elsewhere using the Ctrl+V shortcut. This shortcut is commonly used in various applications and operating systems to quickly duplicate content or files.

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  • 9. 

    A computer on a network that provides services to other users is referred to as...?

    • A.

      A server

    • B.

      A terminal

    • C.

      A service provider

    • D.

      A super-computer

    Correct Answer
    A. A server
    Explanation
    A computer on a network that provides services to other users is referred to as a server. A server is designed to store, manage, and distribute data, applications, and resources to multiple clients or users connected to the network. It acts as a central hub, responding to requests from clients and delivering the requested information or services. Servers are commonly used in various settings such as businesses, organizations, and the internet to enable efficient sharing and access to resources.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these is the primary input device of the computer?

    • A.

      Mouse

    • B.

      Microphone

    • C.

      Keyboard

    • D.

      Trackball

    Correct Answer
    A. Mouse
    Explanation
    The primary input device of a computer is the mouse. It is used to control the cursor on the screen and perform various tasks such as selecting, dragging, and clicking. The mouse typically has buttons and a scroll wheel that allow the user to interact with the computer's graphical user interface. While the keyboard is also an important input device, the mouse is considered the primary device for navigating and interacting with the computer. The microphone is primarily used for audio input, and a trackball is an alternative input device that functions similarly to a mouse but with a stationary ball instead of a movable device.

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  • 11. 

    GUI is an acronym for ...?

    • A.

      Group Utility Index

    • B.

      Graph User Interface

    • C.

      Graphical User Interface

    • D.

      General Utilities Index

    Correct Answer
    C. Graphical User Interface
    Explanation
    GUI stands for Graphical User Interface. It refers to the visual elements, such as windows, icons, buttons, and menus, that allow users to interact with a computer system. The term "graphical" indicates the use of graphics or visual elements, while "user interface" refers to the means by which users can interact with the system. This acronym is commonly used in the field of computer science and software development to describe the visual interface of a program or operating system.

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  • 12. 

    Data fed to the computer is also called?

    • A.

      Information

    • B.

      Input Devices

    • C.

      Output Devices

    • D.

      Input

    Correct Answer
    D. Input
    Explanation
    Information or data fed into the computer is called input, As it refers to whatever the user puts into the computer to help it perform the desired action or process

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  • 13. 

    Any fact that is relevant for decision making in ICT is known as …?

    • A.

      Data

    • B.

      Information

    • C.

      True facts

    • D.

      Output

    Correct Answer
    B. Information
    Explanation
    A fact is an idea,expression or data that is true, if it is good and useful for your purpose then it is information.

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  • 14. 

    Pick the odd one out…

    • A.

      CD

    • B.

      DVD

    • C.

      Pendrive

    • D.

      Blu-ray Disc

    Correct Answer
    C. Pendrive
    Explanation
    CD,DVD and Blu-ray are optical storage devices.The pendrive has flash memory or semi-condutor storage media

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  • 15. 

    The CPU of a computer is sometimes called…?

    • A.

      Micro-processor

    • B.

      Arithmetic logic Unit

    • C.

      Control Power Utility

    • D.

      Micro-chip

    Correct Answer
    A. Micro-processor
    Explanation
    The CPU (central processing unit) is the brain of the computer, also called Micro-processor, it is an integrated circuit built into a micro or small chip.

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  • 16. 

    At the start of a typing exercise on the computer the thumbs should be placed on…?

    • A.

      The Home Row keys

    • B.

      The spacebar

    • C.

      The Top row keys

    • D.

      The keyboard keys

    Correct Answer
    B. The spacebar
    Explanation
    At the start of a typing exercise and during typing the thumbs, both left and right are placed on the spacebar which is in the bottom row.

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  • 17. 

    Which of these is a magnetic storage media?

    • A.

      Floppy Disk

    • B.

      Compact Disc

    • C.

      Memory card (SD card)

    • D.

      Cloud Storage

    Correct Answer
    A. Floppy Disk
    Explanation
    Magnetic storage media are employ magnetic technology to store or write information onto a magnetic film, A floppy disk has a magnetic coated film which is reponsible for its storage abilities.

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  • 18. 

    Devices used to share or exchange information are collectively called…?

    • A.

      Networking devices

    • B.

      Internet

    • C.

      Communication tools

    • D.

      Communication

    Correct Answer
    C. Communication tools
    Explanation
    Communication is the act of sharing or exchanging information between two or more persons, tools used for this purpose are known as commuincation tools.

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  • 19. 

    Measures taken to ensure safety and avoid hazards when using ICT tools are known as…?

    • A.

      Safety

    • B.

      Safety precautions

    • C.

      Health Alerts

    • D.

      Safe keeping

    Correct Answer
    B. Safety precautions
    Explanation
    A precaution is any measure,activity or rule taken or that must be followed to avoid personal injury while using a tool and also to avoid damaging that tool they are also called safety precautions

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  • 20. 

    Which of these is a formulea in excel?

    • A.

      =A1+B2

    • B.

      =SUM(A1,B2)

    • C.

      =MAX(A1:A5)

    • D.

      =Average(A1:B2)

    Correct Answer
    A. =A1+B2
    Explanation
    A formulea in excel is user created expression with arthimatic symbols and cell references to perform a given calculation.

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  • 21. 

    Computer programs used to access and view webpages are called…?

    • A.

      Spreadsheet Applications

    • B.

      Word Processors

    • C.

      Web Browsers

    • D.

      Webpage Applications

    Correct Answer
    C. Web Browsers
    Explanation
    A web browser is a computer program or application designed to help you access and view information on the WWW.

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  • 22. 

    Which of these is an audio input device?

    • A.

      Speaker

    • B.

      Microphone

    • C.

      Media Player

    • D.

      Headset

    Correct Answer
    B. Microphone
    Explanation
    Audio simply refers to sound, a microphone is used to input sound into the computer

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  • 23. 

    What is the domain name in the following URL "www.kidcoder.com"?

    • A.

      WWW

    • B.

      .com

    • C.

      Kidcoder

    • D.

      Www.kidcoder.com

    Correct Answer
    C. Kidcoder
    Explanation
    Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is the address to a computer on the world wide web.WWW refers to the protocol and the type of server, kidcoder is the domain on the server and .com is the domain extension or type of domain it is also called top level domain.

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  • 24. 

    All the non-tangible components of the computer are…?

    • A.

      Hardware

    • B.

      Software

    • C.

      Abstract

    • D.

      Concrate

    Correct Answer
    B. Software
    Explanation
    A computer has two main components, software and hardware. Tha physical and tangible components are refered to as hardware whiles the non-tangible or those that have no physical presence are software.

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  • 25. 

    Plain text documents usually have only…?

    • A.

      Character symbols and punctuations

    • B.

      Graphics objects and no text

    • C.

      Text characters and shapes

    • D.

      Numerals and graphs

    Correct Answer
    A. Character symbols and punctuations
    Explanation
    A plaintext document is created using a text editor, it does not contain any shapes and graphics object or elements

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  • 26. 

    A combination of keys on the keyboard, that is used to execute commands quickly is known as a…?

    • A.

      Short-cut

    • B.

      Keyboarding

    • C.

      Typing

    • D.

      Short circuit

    Correct Answer
    A. Short-cut
    Explanation
    A short-cut is a fast way to perform a given function on a computer by pressing certain keys together or alone.

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  • 27. 

    Which of these is a word application?

    • A.

      Paint

    • B.

      NotePad

    • C.

      MS Office Excel

    • D.

      Tableau

    Correct Answer
    B. NotePad
    Explanation
    A word application is a computer program that is used to create and manage text documents (plaintext or word documents). NotePad is the only application in the options that is used to create and manage these types of documents or files.

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  • 28. 

    Which of these is not a font style?

    • A.

      Bold

    • B.

      Italics

    • C.

      Bold-Italics

    • D.

      Arial

    Correct Answer
    D. Arial
    Explanation
    Arial is a font type. The following are all font styles Bold, Italics, Bold italic, underline, regular.

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  • 29. 

    A list of commands in a given program on the computer is called a…?

    • A.

      Menu

    • B.

      Context

    • C.

      Command list

    • D.

      Pop-up

    Correct Answer
    A. Menu
    Explanation
    A list of command options in a program, is called a menu.

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  • 30. 

    To make a text or an object in a word application active in order to accept changes, we must first…?

    • A.

      Select it

    • B.

      Highlight it

    • C.

      Choose it

    • D.

      Pick it

    Correct Answer
    A. Select it
    Explanation
    To make changes to an object in a word application we must first select it,selecting an object or text will also highlight it and make it active to accept any changes.

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  • 31. 

    The mouse arrow is also called a…?

    • A.

      Arrow

    • B.

      Cross head

    • C.

      Cursor

    • D.

      I-Beam

    Correct Answer
    C. Cursor
    Explanation
    The mouse arrow is sometimes refered to as a cursor or mouse pointer.

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  • 32. 

    In a standard word processor such as MS word, there are ….. main page orientations.

    • A.

      One (1)

    • B.

      Two (2)

    • C.

      Three (3)

    • D.

      Four (4)

    Correct Answer
    B. Two (2)
    Explanation
    There are two main page orientations in MS word namely portriate and landscape

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  • 33. 

    The acronym WYSIWYG, means…. In computing.

    • A.

      What You Select Is What You Gather

    • B.

      What You See Is What You Generate

    • C.

      What You See Is What You Get

    • D.

      What You Soak Is What You Germinate

    Correct Answer
    C. What You See Is What You Get
    Explanation
    Previewing a document allows you to see the document as it will appear when printed

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  • 34. 

    The Monitor is the primary …..device of the computer.

    • A.

      Video

    • B.

      Audio

    • C.

      Input

    • D.

      Output

    Correct Answer
    D. Output
    Explanation
    The monitor is the main or primary output device of the computer. It gives you a video output of activities on the computer allowing you to control and manage them to obtain the desired results.

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  • 35. 

    Which text alignment ensures that text in a document is equally spaced to both left and right margins?

    • A.

      Center

    • B.

      Justify

    • C.

      Left

    • D.

      Rigth

    Correct Answer
    B. Justify
    Explanation
    Justifying text aligns the text in the document so that all lines of text are equally spaced to both left and rigth margines.

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  • 36. 

    E-mails that contain suspicious content are often flagged and stored as ….?

    • A.

      Trash

    • B.

      Viruses

    • C.

      Worms

    • D.

      Spam

    Correct Answer
    D. Spam
    Explanation
    Spam refers e-mails whose sources are not correctly verified,spam sometimes contain suspicious content they are mostly unsolicited however emails sent through unsafe channels are also treated as spam.

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  • 37. 

    Which of these is the direct oposite of a scanner?

    • A.

      Speaker

    • B.

      Printer

    • C.

      Digital camera

    • D.

      Projector

    Correct Answer
    C. Digital camera
    Explanation
    A printer is the most direct oposite of a scanner in that while scanner converts hardcopy documents to softcopies, a printer converts softcopies to hardcopy documents.

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  • 38. 

    To access the internet all these are required except…?

    • A.

      Modem

    • B.

      Computer

    • C.

      ISP

    • D.

      Keyboard

    Correct Answer
    D. Keyboard
    Explanation
    Expect for the keyboard one cannot connect to and access the internet without a modem, a computer and an Internet Service Provider (ISP).

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  • 39. 

    Computers on the internet or a network communicate and exchange resources using…?

    • A.

      Internet protocols

    • B.

      WI-FI

    • C.

      Ethics

    • D.

      Copyright protection

    Correct Answer
    A. Internet protocols
    Explanation
    Internet protocols are sets of instructions and rules that manages and guides how information is package, sent and access by computers over a network or the internet.

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  • 40. 

    In MS word 2007 which ribbon tab is used to held insert shapes, pictures and equations into a document?

    • A.

      Home

    • B.

      Insert

    • C.

      Symbols

    • D.

      Reference

    Correct Answer
    B. Insert
    Explanation
    Insert ribbon tab gives you all the tools necessary to insert or place shapes, objects and equations into your document.

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