ICT Practice Questions And Answers

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Hey, are you searching for good ICT practice questions and answers for your upcoming exam? Take this trivia quiz and learn some important things about information technology. ICT stands for Information Communication Technology, which covers all the digital technology that exists to help individuals, organizations, businesses, etc. This is just a short test/quiz to revise your general knowledge and understanding of computers, software, networks, etc. Let's get started. Do not forget to share this quiz with others preparing for their exams.


ICT Practice Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    What should a strong password contain?

    • A.

      Numbers

    • B.

      Capital Letters

    • C.

      Capital Letters and Numbers

    • D.

      Punctuation, Capital Letters, Lowercase Letters and Spaces

    Correct Answer
    D. Punctuation, Capital Letters, Lowercase Letters and Spaces
    Explanation
    A strong password should contain a combination of punctuation marks, capital letters, lowercase letters, and spaces. Including these elements in a password increases its complexity and makes it harder for hackers to guess or crack. Punctuation marks add special characters, capital letters add variation, lowercase letters add diversity, and spaces add additional complexity. By including all of these elements, a password becomes more secure and less susceptible to brute force or dictionary attacks.

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  • 2. 

    What is the minimum number of characters that a strong password should have?

    • A.

      22

    • B.

      28

    • C.

      30

    • D.

      16

    Correct Answer
    D. 16
    Explanation
    A strong password should have at least 16 characters. This length provides a greater level of security as it makes it harder for hackers to guess or crack the password. Longer passwords are generally more difficult to brute force or guess using common dictionary words or patterns. Additionally, a longer password increases the number of possible combinations, making it more challenging for automated password-cracking tools to break it. Therefore, having a password with 16 characters or more is recommended for ensuring the security of online accounts.

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  • 3. 

    Where is RAM placed?

    • A.

      On Hard Disk

    • B.

      On Extension board

    • C.

      On Motherboard

    • D.

      On USB

    Correct Answer
    C. On Motherboard
    Explanation
    RAM is placed on the motherboard. The motherboard is the main circuit board of a computer system, and it contains various components including the CPU, storage devices, and RAM. RAM, or Random Access Memory, is a type of computer memory that is used to store data that is being actively used by the computer's operating system and applications. It is directly connected to the motherboard and provides fast and temporary storage for data that can be quickly accessed by the CPU.

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  • 4. 

    What is one of the primary functions of internet security software in relation to your computer's protection?

    • A.

      Ensures you never download any internet files.

    • B.

      Removes all viruses and trojans from your system.

    • C.

      Blocks your access to the internet.

    • D.

      Enhances your computer's protection against online threats.

    Correct Answer
    D. Enhances your computer's protection against online threats.
    Explanation
    Internet security software primarily enhances your computer's protection against online threats, including viruses, trojans, and other malware. It does not prevent internet file downloads, block internet access, or guarantee the complete removal of all threats.

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  • 5. 

    What is an embedded system?

    • A.

      A Hoover

    • B.

      An Animal

    • C.

      A Car

    • D.

      A Micro Processor

    Correct Answer
    D. A Micro Processor
    Explanation
    An embedded system is a computer system that is designed to perform specific tasks or functions within a larger system. It typically consists of a microprocessor, which is a small electronic device that carries out the processing of data and instructions. Unlike a general-purpose computer, an embedded system is usually dedicated to a specific function or set of functions. Therefore, the answer "A Micro Processor" is correct as it accurately represents the essential component of an embedded system.

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  • 6. 

    Why are you recommended to back up your files?

    • A.

      To create duplicate copies

    • B.

      To organize your files

    • C.

      To have a copy if something goes wrong

    • D.

      To share data easily

    Correct Answer
    C. To have a copy if something goes wrong
    Explanation
     Backing up your files is recommended primarily to ensure that if you lose your computer due to a hardware failure, theft, or other unexpected events, you have a backup or copy of your important data. This way, you can restore your files and data on a new or repaired computer, minimizing data loss and preserving your important information. It can also be helpful in case you accidentally delete something or if your computer experiences other issues, providing a safety net for your data.

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  • 7. 

    How should you start an email?

    • A.

      Write your name

    • B.

      Put the date

    • C.

      Write the subject

    • D.

      Put a stamp on it

    Correct Answer
    C. Write the subject
    Explanation
    Starting an email by writing the subject is important because it helps the recipient understand the purpose or topic of the email at a glance. This allows them to prioritize and organize their emails effectively. Writing the subject first also helps in setting the context and ensuring that the email is clear and concise.

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  • 8. 

    In the context of data storage, what does RAID stand for, and what is its primary purpose?

    • A.

      Random Access Integrated Disk - Increases processing speed

    • B.

      Redundant Array of Independent Disks - Increases data reliability and performance

    • C.

      Regular Array of Inexpensive Disks - Reduces storage costs

    • D.

      Reliable Asynchronous Integrated Drive - Ensures faster data access

    Correct Answer
    B. Redundant Array of Independent Disks - Increases data reliability and performance
    Explanation
    RAID, or Redundant Array of Independent Disks, is a data storage virtualization technology that combines multiple physical disk drive components into one or more logical units. The primary purpose of RAID is to increase data reliability and/or performance. Through various configurations known as levels, RAID uses different techniques like striping, mirroring, and parity to achieve redundancy and speed. This ensures data is more resilient to drive failures and can often be accessed faster than on single drives, depending on the RAID level implemented.

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  • 9. 

    Does a Computer/Laptop have a GUI (Graphics User Interface)?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    A computer/laptop does have a GUI (Graphics User Interface) as it allows users to interact with the system through visual elements such as icons, windows, and menus. GUI provides a user-friendly interface that simplifies the process of operating the computer and accessing various applications and functions. Users can navigate through the system, open programs, and perform tasks easily by clicking on graphical elements rather than using complex command lines or codes.

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  • 10. 

    Which is the best program to use to write a letter?

    • A.

      Microsoft Word

    • B.

      Microsoft Excel

    • C.

      Microsoft Note

    • D.

      Libre Office

    Correct Answer
    A. Microsoft Word
    Explanation
    Microsoft Word is the best program to use to write a letter because it is a widely used word-processing software that offers a range of features specifically designed for creating and formatting documents. It provides various tools for editing, spell-checking, and formatting text, as well as options for inserting images, tables, and other elements. Microsoft Word also allows for easy collaboration and sharing of documents, making it a versatile and efficient choice for letter writing.

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  • 11. 

    Which one of the following is not a web browser?

    • A.

      Safari

    • B.

      Chrome

    • C.

      Facebook

    • D.

      Firefox

    Correct Answer
    C. Facebook
    Explanation
    Facebook is not a web browser because it is a social media platform and does not have the primary function of navigating and displaying web pages. Web browsers, such as Safari, Chrome, and Firefox, are specifically designed to access and render web content, while Facebook is a website and mobile application that allows users to connect and interact with others through social networking features.

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  • 12. 

    What does URL stand for?

    • A.

      Uniform Resource Locator

    • B.

      Uniform Resource Location

    • C.

      Universal Response Locator

    • D.

      Universal Response Location

    Correct Answer
    A. Uniform Resource Locator
    Explanation
    A URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator, which is a reference or address that specifies the location of a resource on the internet. It is used to access web pages, files, images, videos, and other online resources. The term "uniform" implies that URLs follow a standard format, making it easier for users to locate and access specific resources. "Resource" refers to any item that can be identified and accessed via the internet. The correct answer, Uniform Resource Locator, accurately describes the purpose and meaning of a URL.

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Godwin Iheuwa |MS (Computer Science) |
Computer Science
Godwin is a proficient Database Administrator currently employed at MTN Nigeria. He holds as MS in Computer Science from the University of Bedfordshire, where he specialized in Agile Methodologies and Database Administration. He also earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Port Harcourt. With expertise in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and SQL Server Management Studio, Godwin's knowledge and experience enhance the authority of our quizzes, ensuring accuracy and relevance in the realm of computer science.

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