How Good Are Your Skills On Information Technology?

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How Good Are Your Skills On Information Technology? - Quiz

Being adept when it comes to the study and career path of Information Technology is about a lot more than just turning your device off and on again to see if it fixes itself. There is so much going on inside a computer that somebody needs to get in there every now and then to see what’s going wrong. Is that person you? Take the following quiz to test your skills in the field of IT!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which is the most common used input device?

    • A.

      Mouse

    • B.

      Keyboard

    • C.

      Printer

    • D.

      Monitor

    Correct Answer
    B. Keyboard
    Explanation
    The keyboard is the most commonly used input device as it allows users to input text, numbers, and commands into a computer or other electronic device. It is an essential tool for typing, navigating through menus, and interacting with various software applications. While other devices like the mouse, printer, and monitor are important peripherals, they do not have the same level of universal usage and versatility as the keyboard.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is not a pointing device?

    • A.

      Joystick

    • B.

      MICR

    • C.

      Light Pen

    • D.

      Mouse

    Correct Answer
    B. MICR
    Explanation
    MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) is not a pointing device. It is a technology used for the recognition and processing of information from printed characters using magnetically charged ink. While a joystick, light pen, and mouse are all examples of pointing devices, MICR is used primarily in the banking industry for check processing and does not serve the purpose of pointing or controlling a cursor on a computer screen.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is used to play computer games?

    • A.

      Touch Screen

    • B.

      Joystick

    • C.

      Puck

    • D.

      Light Pen

    Correct Answer
    B. Joystick
    Explanation
    A joystick is used to play computer games. It is a handheld device with a stick that can be moved in various directions. The movement of the joystick controls the movement of characters or objects in the game. Joysticks usually have buttons that can be used to perform different actions in the game. They are commonly used for controlling flight simulators, racing games, and other types of games that require precise control and movement.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is a scanning device?

    • A.

      OMR

    • B.

      Touch PAd

    • C.

      Light Pen

    • D.

      Joystick

    Correct Answer
    A. OMR
    Explanation
    OMR stands for Optical Mark Recognition, which is a scanning device used to read and interpret data from specially designed forms or documents. It works by detecting the presence or absence of marks made by a person using a pencil or pen. OMR scanners are commonly used for tasks such as grading multiple-choice exams, processing surveys, or capturing data from forms. Unlike touchpads, light pens, or joysticks, OMR is specifically designed for scanning and interpreting marks on paper.

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  • 5. 

    OMR is used to _______________________

    • A.

      Detect characters on paper

    • B.

      Detect the unique ridges in a finger print

    • C.

      Detect marks on Cheques

    • D.

      Detect marks on paper

    Correct Answer
    D. Detect marks on paper
    Explanation
    OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) is a technology used to detect marks on paper. It involves scanning a document and analyzing the presence or absence of predefined marks or patterns. OMR is commonly used in various applications such as grading multiple-choice exams, collecting survey data, and processing forms with checkboxes or fill-in bubbles. By detecting marks on paper, OMR enables efficient and accurate data capture and analysis.

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  • 6. 

    The acronymn OCR stands for

    • A.

      Optical Code Reader

    • B.

      Optical Character Reader

    • C.

      Optical Code Runner

    • D.

      Optical Character Runner

    Correct Answer
    B. Optical Character Reader
    Explanation
    OCR stands for Optical Character Reader. This technology is used to convert printed or handwritten text into digital format, allowing computers to recognize and process the text. Unlike Optical Code Reader, which is used to scan and interpret barcodes or QR codes, OCR specifically focuses on recognizing and interpreting characters. Therefore, Optical Character Runner and Optical Code Runner are incorrect options as they do not accurately describe the purpose of OCR technology.

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  • 7. 

    The acronymn OMR stands for

    • A.

      Optical Multiple Reader

    • B.

      Optical Mark Runner

    • C.

      Optical Mark Reader

    • D.

      Optical Multiple Runner

    Correct Answer
    C. Optical Mark Reader
    Explanation
    OMR stands for Optical Mark Reader. This technology is used to detect and capture data from marked fields on documents such as surveys, tests, and questionnaires. It uses optical sensors to read the presence or absence of marks made by a person using a pencil or pen. The captured data is then processed and analyzed by a computer. OMR technology is commonly used in educational institutions, market research, and data collection processes where large amounts of data need to be collected and processed efficiently.

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  • 8. 

    ROM stands for

    • A.

      Random Only Memeory

    • B.

      Read Only Memory

    • C.

      Read Optical Memory

    • D.

      Random Optical Memeory

    Correct Answer
    B. Read Only Memory
    Explanation
    ROM stands for Read Only Memory. This is a type of computer memory that stores data permanently and cannot be modified or erased. It contains instructions that are permanently written during manufacturing and is used to store firmware or software programs that are essential for the computer to start up and perform basic functions. Unlike RAM (Random Access Memory), ROM retains its data even when the computer is turned off.

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  • 9. 

    The smallest unit of storage is a

    • A.

      Byte

    • B.

      Bit

    • C.

      Megabyte

    • D.

      Terabyte

    Correct Answer
    B. Bit
    Explanation
    A bit is the smallest unit of storage, representing a single binary digit of either 0 or 1. It is the fundamental building block of all digital data and is used to measure the amount of information that can be stored or transmitted. Other units like byte, megabyte, and terabyte are larger and consist of multiple bits. Therefore, the correct answer is bit.

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  • 10. 

    Whih device has the largest storage capacity

    • A.

      Diskette

    • B.

      CD-ROM

    • C.

      DVD

    • D.

      Had Disk

    Correct Answer
    D. Had Disk
    Explanation
    The hard disk has the largest storage capacity among the given options. Diskettes have a very small storage capacity, CD-ROMs and DVDs have larger capacities than diskettes but are still limited compared to hard disks. Hard disks are commonly used for storing large amounts of data and have significantly higher storage capacities compared to the other options.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following has the smallest storage capacity?

    • A.

      Diskette

    • B.

      CD-ROM

    • C.

      Hard Disk

    • D.

      DVD

    Correct Answer
    A. Diskette
    Explanation
    The diskette has the smallest storage capacity compared to the other options listed. Diskettes were commonly used in the past for storing and transferring data, but they have a limited storage capacity. They typically have a storage capacity of 1.44 MB, which is significantly smaller than the storage capacities of CD-ROMs, hard disks, and DVDs. CD-ROMs can store up to 700 MB, hard disks can store several terabytes of data, and DVDs can store up to 4.7 GB or more. Therefore, the diskette is the correct answer as it has the smallest storage capacity among the given options.

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  • 12. 

    A diskette is a type of

    • A.

      Optical Disk

    • B.

      Magnetic Disk

    • C.

      Magentic Tape

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Magnetic Disk
    Explanation
    A diskette is a type of magnetic disk. Diskettes, also known as floppy disks, are a storage medium that uses a magnetic coating on a flexible plastic disk to store and retrieve data. They were commonly used in the past for transferring data and storing files. The other options, optical disks and magnetic tapes, are different types of storage media but not specifically referred to as diskettes.

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  • 13. 

    A CD is a type of

    • A.

      Optical Disk

    • B.

      Magnetic Disk

    • C.

      Magnetic Tape

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Optical Disk
    Explanation
    A CD is a type of optical disk because it uses laser technology to read and write data. Unlike magnetic disks and tapes, which use magnetic fields to store and retrieve information, optical disks use a series of pits and lands on the surface of the disk to represent data. These pits and lands are read by a laser beam, which detects the changes in reflection and translates them into digital information. Therefore, an optical disk is the correct answer in this case.

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  • 14. 

    A cassette is  a type of

    • A.

      Optical Disk

    • B.

      Magentic Disk

    • C.

      Magnetic Tape

    • D.

      All o the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Magnetic Tape
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Magnetic Tape. A cassette is a type of magnetic tape that is used for audio recording and playback. It consists of a thin plastic case that holds a length of magnetic tape wound between two spools. The tape is coated with a magnetizable substance, allowing it to record and store audio signals. Cassettes were widely used in the past for music and voice recordings, and they were popular due to their portability and ease of use. However, with the advancement of technology, cassettes have become less common and have been largely replaced by digital formats.

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  • 15. 

    Another name for Direct Access is __________________

    • A.

      Seccondary Storage

    • B.

      Immediate Accces Storage

    • C.

      Magnetic Tape

    • D.

      Random

    Correct Answer
    D. Random
    Explanation
    Direct Access refers to the ability to retrieve data from a storage device in a non-sequential manner, allowing for quick and efficient retrieval of specific data. Random access is a term commonly used to describe this type of direct access, as it implies the ability to access any piece of data directly, without the need to sequentially read through the entire storage. Therefore, the correct answer for another name for Direct Access is "Random".

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  • 16. 

    A ____________________ is a circular ring on one side of a disk

    Correct Answer
    TRACK
    TRACKS
    Explanation
    Write your answersin capital letters

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  • 17. 

    A ____________________ is a circular ring on one side of a disk

    Correct Answer
    TRACK
    TRACKS
    Explanation
    Write your answersin capital letters

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  • 18. 

     ______________________ is the method used to access data on a magnetic disk

    Correct Answer
    DIRECT ACCESS
    RANDOM ACCESS
    Explanation
    Direct access and random access are both methods used to access data on a magnetic disk. Direct access allows for accessing any data on the disk directly, without having to sequentially read through all the previous data. Random access refers to the ability to access any data on the disk in a non-sequential manner, allowing for quick and efficient retrieval of specific information. Both methods provide efficient ways of accessing data on a magnetic disk.

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  • 19. 

     ______________________ is the method used to access data on a magnetic disk

    Correct Answer
    DIRECT ACCESS
    RANDOM ACCESS
    Explanation
    Direct access and random access are both methods used to access data on a magnetic disk. Direct access refers to the ability to directly access any specific location on the disk without having to sequentially read through the entire disk. Random access, on the other hand, refers to the ability to access data in any order, without following a specific sequence. Both methods provide efficient ways to retrieve data from a magnetic disk, depending on the specific needs of the user.

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  • 20. 

    __________________________ is the method used to access data on a magentic tape

    Correct Answer
    SEQUENTIAL ACCESS
    SERIAL ACCESS
    Explanation
    Sequential access and serial access are both methods used to access data on a magnetic tape. In sequential access, data is accessed in a linear manner, starting from the beginning of the tape and moving sequentially to the desired location. In serial access, data is accessed by reading or writing one record at a time, regardless of the physical location on the tape. Both methods involve accessing data on a magnetic tape, but they differ in the way the data is accessed.

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  • 21. 

    ______________ are used to store movies

    Correct Answer
    DVD
    Explanation
    DVDs are optical discs that are commonly used to store movies. They have a large storage capacity, allowing them to hold full-length movies along with additional features such as bonus content and multiple language options. DVDs are widely used for movie distribution and playback, as they provide high-quality video and audio. Additionally, DVDs are compatible with a wide range of devices, including DVD players, computers, and gaming consoles, making them a popular choice for storing and watching movies.

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  • 22. 

    ________________ chip holds data permanently

    Correct Answer
    ROM
    READ ONLY MEMORY
    Explanation
    ROM, which stands for Read Only Memory, is a type of computer chip that holds data permanently. Unlike other types of memory, such as RAM (Random Access Memory), ROM cannot be modified or erased. It contains instructions and data that are permanently stored during the manufacturing process and remains intact even when the power is turned off. Therefore, ROM is the correct answer as it accurately describes a chip that holds data permanently.

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  • 23. 

    _______________________ is a way of accessing data by going to the exact location

    Correct Answer
    DIRECT ACCESS
    RANDOM ACCESS
    Explanation
    Direct access and random access are both methods of accessing data by directly going to the exact location. In direct access, data can be accessed in any order, while in random access, data can be accessed in a non-sequential or random order. Both methods allow for efficient and quick retrieval of data from a specific location.

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  • 24. 

    _________________ is accessing data in the orderr it was stored

    Correct Answer
    SERIAL ACCESS
    SEQUENTIAL ACCESS
    Explanation
    Serial access and sequential access both refer to the process of accessing data in the order it was stored. In serial access, data is accessed one item at a time, in a linear fashion. This means that to access a specific item, all the previous items must be accessed first. Sequential access, on the other hand, refers to accessing data in a sequential manner, where data is accessed in a predefined order. Both terms essentially describe the same concept of accessing data in a specific order, making them both correct answers to the question.

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  • 25. 

    __________________ is used to access orored data on a disk

    Correct Answer
    READ WRITE HEAD
    Explanation
    The read-write head is used to access or retrieve data that is stored on a disk. It is a component of a disk drive that physically reads and writes data to and from the disk's surface. The read-write head moves across the disk's platter, reading the magnetic patterns that represent the stored data and converting them into readable information. Similarly, it writes data by converting the information into magnetic patterns on the disk's surface. Therefore, the read-write head plays a crucial role in the process of accessing and manipulating data on a disk.

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  • 26. 

    The method used to stored data on a CD is called __________________

    Correct Answer
    BURNING
    Explanation
    The method used to store data on a CD is called "burning". This process involves using a laser to create pits on the surface of the CD, which represent the data being stored. These pits are then read by a CD player or drive to retrieve the information. Burning is a widely used method for storing data on CDs, as it allows for large amounts of data to be stored in a compact and portable format.

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  • 27. 

    The surface area on a CD is call ________________

    Correct Answer
    PITS AND LANDS
    LANDS AND PITS
    Explanation
    The surface area on a CD is called "Pits and Lands" or "Lands and Pits" because CDs use a digital storage method called "optical storage." This method involves encoding information in the form of microscopic pits and flat areas, known as lands, on the surface of the CD. The pits and lands represent the 0s and 1s of digital data, allowing the CD to store and retrieve information accurately.

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  • 28. 

    The surface area on a tape is called

    Correct Answer
    TRACKS AND FRAME
    FRAME AND TRACKS
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Tracks and Frame". This refers to the surface area on a tape, which is divided into tracks (longitudinal strips) and frames (transverse sections). These tracks and frames store the data on the tape and allow for efficient reading and writing of information.

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  • 29. 

    A scanner is a type of ___________ device

    Correct Answer
    INPUT
    Explanation
    A scanner is a type of input device because it is used to convert physical documents or images into digital format, allowing them to be stored, edited, or transmitted electronically. Scanners capture the information from the physical document or image and send it to a computer or other device for further processing. As an input device, a scanner allows users to input data or information into a computer system.

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  • 30. 

    Memory Chip is a type of ____________________

    Correct Answer
    SECONDARY STORAGE
    Explanation
    A memory chip is a type of secondary storage because it is a non-volatile storage device that retains data even when the power is turned off. Secondary storage is used to store data that is not immediately needed by the computer's processor, and it provides a larger storage capacity compared to primary storage (such as RAM). Memory chips, like solid-state drives (SSDs) and flash drives, are examples of secondary storage devices that are commonly used to store data for long-term or permanent storage purposes.

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