Take This Test As An Introduction To ICT Skills

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ICT stands for 'Information Communication Technology'. Everyday usage of digital technology includes when you use a computer, tablet or mobile phone, send email, browse the internet, make a video call - these are all examples of using basic ICT skills and technology to communicate.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the smallest unit below used for Data measurement?

    • A.

      Megabyte

    • B.

      Gigabyte

    • C.

      Byte

    • D.

      Bit

    Correct Answer
    D. Bit
    Explanation
    The smallest unit below used for data measurement is a bit. A bit represents the basic unit of information in computing and can be either a 0 or a 1. It is the fundamental building block of all digital data and is used to represent the smallest piece of information in a computer system.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the items below would be considered Hardware?

    • A.

      Windows 2007

    • B.

      Keyboard

    • C.

      Office 2007

    • D.

      ITunes

    • E.

      Hard Disk

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Keyboard
    E. Hard Disk
    Explanation
    The items that would be considered hardware in this list are the keyboard and the hard disk. Hardware refers to the physical components of a computer system that can be touched and interacted with. The keyboard is an input device that allows users to input data into the computer, while the hard disk is a storage device that stores and retrieves data.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the items below would not be considered an Operating System?

    • A.

      Windows XP

    • B.

      Microsoft Office

    • C.

      Mac OS

    • D.

      Linux

    • E.

      Microsoft Word

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Microsoft Office
    E. Microsoft Word
    Explanation
    Microsoft Office and Microsoft Word are both software applications that are part of the Microsoft Office suite. While they are commonly used on operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS, and Linux, they are not operating systems themselves. An operating system is a software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs. Windows XP, Mac OS, and Linux are all examples of operating systems.

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  • 4. 

    What does RAM stand for?

    • A.

      Random All Memory

    • B.

      Read All Memory

    • C.

      Random Access Memory

    Correct Answer
    C. Random Access Memory
    Explanation
    RAM stands for Random Access Memory. This is a type of computer memory that allows data to be stored and retrieved in any order, rather than sequentially. It is called "random access" because the computer can access any piece of data directly, without having to read through all the preceding data. RAM is a volatile memory, meaning that its contents are lost when the computer is powered off or restarted. It is used by the computer's operating system and software applications to store and access data quickly, providing fast and temporary storage for running programs and data.

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  • 5. 

    What does ROM stand for?

    • A.

      Read Only Memory

    • B.

      Random Only Memory

    • C.

      Read Only Messages

    Correct Answer
    A. Read Only Memory
    Explanation
    ROM stands for Read Only Memory. It is a type of computer memory that stores data permanently and cannot be modified or erased by normal computer operations. The data stored in ROM is non-volatile, meaning it remains even when the computer is turned off. This type of memory is used to store essential instructions and data that are required for the computer to boot up and start functioning. Unlike RAM (Random Access Memory), which is volatile and temporary, ROM retains its data even without power. Therefore, Read Only Memory is the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following would be considered Non-volatile Memory?

    • A.

      ROM

    • B.

      CD-R

    • C.

      RAM

    • D.

      DVD-RW

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. CD-R
    D. DVD-RW
    Explanation
    Non-volatile memory refers to a type of computer memory that retains its data even when the power is turned off. Both CD-R and DVD-RW fall under this category as they are write-once and rewritable optical discs respectively. Once data is written on these discs, it remains intact even without power. On the other hand, RAM (Random Access Memory) is a volatile memory that loses its data when power is disconnected. ROM (Read-Only Memory) is non-volatile as well, but it is not included in the answer choices.

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  • 7. 

    What does USB stand for?

    • A.

      Universal Service Bus

    • B.

      Universal Switching Bus

    • C.

      Universal Stable Bus

    • D.

      Universal Serial Bus

    Correct Answer
    D. Universal Serial Bus
    Explanation
    USB stands for Universal Serial Bus. It is a standard interface used for connecting computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, printers, and external storage devices to a computer. The term "universal" denotes its widespread compatibility across different devices and operating systems. "Serial" refers to the way data is transmitted in a sequential manner, one bit at a time, over a single wire. "Bus" refers to the communication pathway that allows multiple devices to be connected and share data with the computer.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following would be considered an Input device?

    • A.

      Webcam

    • B.

      Mouse

    • C.

      Finger Print Scanner

    • D.

      Printer

    Correct Answer
    B. Mouse
    Explanation
    A mouse is considered an input device because it allows the user to input commands and interact with the computer. It is an external device that is connected to the computer and used to move the cursor on the screen, select and click on objects, and navigate through different applications and menus. The user can provide input to the computer by moving the mouse, clicking its buttons, and scrolling the wheel. Therefore, a mouse is an essential input device that enables the user to control and communicate with the computer system.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following would be considered an Output device?

    • A.

      Mouse

    • B.

      Keyboard

    • C.

      Monitor

    • D.

      Printer

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Monitor
    D. Printer
    Explanation
    An output device is any device that receives information from a computer and presents it to the user in a perceivable form. Both a monitor and a printer fit this definition. A monitor displays visual output, such as images, text, and videos, while a printer produces hard copies of digital information, such as documents or photos. On the other hand, a mouse and a keyboard are input devices as they are used to input information into the computer.

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  • 10. 

    What is a Browser commonly used for?

    • A.

      Word Processing

    • B.

      Accounting

    • C.

      Surfing the Web

    • D.

      Photo Editing

    Correct Answer
    C. Surfing the Web
    Explanation
    A browser is commonly used for surfing the web. It is a software application that allows users to access and view web pages on the internet. It provides a graphical interface for users to navigate through websites, search for information, and interact with online content. Browsers also support features like bookmarking, tabbed browsing, and downloading files. Therefore, the correct answer is "Surfing the Web."

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following is a file extension for a picture file?

    • A.

      .exe

    • B.

      .jpg

    • C.

      .doc

    • D.

      .txt

    Correct Answer
    B. .jpg
    Explanation
    The correct answer is .jpg because it is a commonly used file extension for picture files. .exe is a file extension for executable files, .doc is for Microsoft Word documents, and .txt is for plain text files.

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  • 12. 

    What is a Shortcut?

    • A.

      A drop down menu for files/folders.

    • B.

      A quick link to a specific file/folder or location.

    • C.

      A fast option to power down your PC.

    • D.

      A tool that does everything quickly.

    Correct Answer
    B. A quick link to a specific file/folder or location.
    Explanation
    A shortcut is a quick link to a specific file, folder, or location on a computer. It allows users to access these items without having to navigate through multiple folders or directories. By clicking on a shortcut, users can directly open the desired file or folder, saving time and effort.

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  • 13. 

    What is a URL used for?

    • A.

      Rebooting your machine.

    • B.

      Scanning your PC for viruses.

    • C.

      A link used to access a specific Web page.

    Correct Answer
    C. A link used to access a specific Web page.
    Explanation
    A URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, is a specific address used to access a web page on the internet. It is a link that allows users to navigate to a particular webpage by specifying its location. URLs consist of different components such as the protocol (e.g., HTTP or HTTPS), the domain name, and the specific path to the webpage. Therefore, the correct answer is that a URL is used as a link to access a specific web page.

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  • 14. 

    What is a database used for?

    • A.

      Web browsing

    • B.

      Easy and controlled access to specific information

    • C.

      Word Processing

    Correct Answer
    B. Easy and controlled access to specific information
    Explanation
    A database is used for easy and controlled access to specific information. It allows users to store and organize large amounts of data in a structured manner, making it easier to retrieve and manipulate the desired information. With a database, users can efficiently search, sort, filter, and retrieve specific data based on their requirements, ensuring that they have quick and accurate access to the information they need. This makes databases essential for various applications such as business management, scientific research, data analysis, and much more.

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  • 15. 

    What is SPAM?

    • A.

      Emails sent to you by family members.

    • B.

      An Executable file.

    • C.

      Unsolicited emails

    Correct Answer
    C. Unsolicited emails
    Explanation
    SPAM refers to unsolicited emails that are sent without the recipient's consent. These emails are typically sent in bulk and often contain advertising or promotional content. They can be annoying and intrusive, cluttering up the recipient's inbox. It is important to be cautious when opening emails from unknown senders and to regularly check and update spam filters to minimize the impact of spam emails.

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  • 16. 

    What does BCC stand for?

    • A.

      Big Carbon Copy

    • B.

      Blind Carbon Copy

    • C.

      Bad Carbon Copy

    Correct Answer
    B. Blind Carbon Copy
    Explanation
    BCC stands for Blind Carbon Copy. In email communication, BCC is used to send a copy of the email to recipients without the knowledge of other recipients. This allows the sender to maintain the privacy of the recipients' email addresses and prevents them from seeing who else received the email. Unlike CC (Carbon Copy), where recipients can see each other's email addresses, BCC ensures anonymity and confidentiality in mass email communication.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following is used for "IM" (Instant Messaging)?

    • A.

      GoogleTalk

    • B.

      McAffee Security Scanner

    • C.

      MSN Messenger

    • D.

      Microsoft Outlook

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. GoogleTalk
    C. MSN Messenger
    Explanation
    GoogleTalk and MSN Messenger are both examples of instant messaging platforms. Instant messaging allows users to send and receive messages in real-time, making it a convenient and efficient way to communicate online. Both GoogleTalk and MSN Messenger provide features such as text messaging, file sharing, and voice and video calls, making them suitable options for instant messaging. On the other hand, McAffee Security Scanner and Microsoft Outlook are not specifically designed for instant messaging purposes. McAffee Security Scanner is a security software used to scan and protect against malware, while Microsoft Outlook is an email client and personal information manager.

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  • 18. 

    What is Bluetooth?

    • A.

      Bluetooth is a Website for File Transfer.

    • B.

      Bluetooth is a wireless protocol for file transfer and device control.

    • C.

      Bluetooth is a headset for Music.

    Correct Answer
    B. Bluetooth is a wireless protocol for file transfer and device control.
    Explanation
    Bluetooth is a wireless protocol for file transfer and device control. It allows devices to communicate with each other wirelessly, enabling the transfer of data and control of devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other electronic devices. This technology eliminates the need for physical connections and cables, providing convenience and flexibility in transferring files and controlling devices.

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  • 19. 

    What is a Firewall?

    • A.

      A protective cabinet for your PC that protects it against Fire.

    • B.

      A system that blocks unauthorized access to/from your computer or network.

    • C.

      A Spell checking Software.

    Correct Answer
    B. A system that blocks unauthorized access to/from your computer or network.
    Explanation
    A firewall is a system that blocks unauthorized access to and from a computer or network. It acts as a barrier between the internal network and the external network, monitoring incoming and outgoing traffic and filtering it based on predetermined security rules. By doing so, it helps protect the computer or network from potential threats such as unauthorized access, malware, and hacking attempts.

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  • 20. 

    In your browser address field, what does HTTPS mean?

    • A.

      You are using a secure connection to this site.

    • B.

      This site is unsecured and you should leave.

    • C.

      You have typed your address incorrectly.

    Correct Answer
    A. You are using a secure connection to this site.
    Explanation
    HTTPS stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. It is a secure version of HTTP, where the communication between the browser and the website is encrypted. When the browser address field shows HTTPS, it means that the connection to the website is secure and any data transmitted between the browser and the website is encrypted, ensuring privacy and protection against unauthorized access or tampering. Therefore, the correct answer "You are using a secure connection to this site" accurately describes the meaning of HTTPS in the browser address field.

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