Intro IT Vocabulary Practice Test

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  • 1. 

    ISP (Internet Service Provider)

    • A.

      Connects your computer to your ISP or online service over a regular telephone line.

    • B.

      Allows your computer to be permanently connected to the Internet using telephone lines with faster service.

    • C.

      A company or organization that provides access to the Internet through its servers, usually for a fee.

    • D.

      Allows people to interact with a computer and computer-controlled devices.

    Correct Answer
    C. A company or organization that provides access to the Internet through its servers, usually for a fee.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A company or organization that provides access to the Internet through its servers, usually for a fee." This answer accurately describes an ISP, which is responsible for connecting users to the internet by providing access through their servers. ISPs typically charge a fee for their services, allowing individuals and organizations to access the internet and its resources.

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  • 2. 

    HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)

    • A.

      Coding used for internet language.

    • B.

      A window you can open to adjust various aspects of your computer, such as the volume, fonts, desktop background, mouse speed, and clock.

    • C.

      A key used to access commands through the keyboard rather than the menus.

    • D.

      To save a file onto your computer from another source, like the Internet.

    Correct Answer
    A. Coding used for internet language.
  • 3. 

    HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)

    • A.

      The page on the Internet, which most often gives users access to the rest of the Web site.

    • B.

      The name given to any computer directly connected to the Internet.

    • C.

      A system that allows people to send e-mail to one address, which is then copied and sent to all of the other subscribers to the mail list.

    • D.

      Uploading, downloading, and transferring of information

    Correct Answer
    D. Uploading, downloading, and transferring of information
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Uploading, downloading, and transferring of information". This is because HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is a protocol used for communication between web servers and clients. It is primarily used for uploading and downloading web pages, files, and other resources from the internet. It enables the transfer of information between a client (such as a web browser) and a server, allowing users to access and interact with websites and web applications.

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  • 4. 

    Browser

    • A.

      A horizontal strip at the top of a window that shows the menus available in a program.

    • B.

      The software application that allows you to view Internet pages.

    • C.

      The unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work.

    • D.

      Monitor output that closely resembles the printed output.

    Correct Answer
    B. The software application that allows you to view Internet pages.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "The software application that allows you to view Internet pages." This answer accurately describes what a browser is. A browser is a software application that enables users to access and view websites and web pages on the internet. It acts as an interface between the user and the World Wide Web, allowing them to navigate through different websites, search for information, and interact with web content. Browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge are examples of popular web browsers.

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  • 5. 

    URL (Universal Resource Locator)

    • A.

      With regard to memory, virtual refers to temporarily storing information on the hard drive.

    • B.

      Address locator at the top of any web page

    • C.

      The software used to produce documents, such as letters, posters, reports, and syllabi.

    • D.

      A computer or software package that provides a specific service to client software running on other computers.

    Correct Answer
    B. Address locator at the top of any web page
    Explanation
    The given answer correctly identifies the term "URL (Universal Resource Locator)" as referring to an address locator at the top of any web page. A URL is a specific type of address that is used to locate resources on the internet. It typically consists of a protocol (such as HTTP or HTTPS), a domain name, and a path to the specific resource. The address locator at the top of a web page is where the URL is displayed, allowing users to easily see and access the current web page's address.

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  • 6. 

    Alpha numeric keys

    • A.

      Key strokes that enact the same commands available in the menus of a program.

    • B.

      Readable and writeable memory that acts as a storage area while the computer is on, and is erased every time the computer is turned off.

    • C.

      Readable memory that cannot be corrupted by accidental erasure.

    • D.

      All keys in the keyboard including home row.

    Correct Answer
    D. All keys in the keyboard including home row.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All keys in the keyboard including home row." This answer is supported by the fact that the term "alpha numeric keys" refers to all the keys on a keyboard, including the home row. The other options do not accurately describe alpha numeric keys. The second option refers to RAM, which is not related to keyboard keys. The third option refers to read-only memory, which is also not related to keyboard keys. The fourth option is too broad, as it includes all keys on the keyboard, not just the alpha numeric keys.

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  • 7. 

    Numeric key pad

    • A.

      Any of a number of giant databases on the Internet, which store data on Web sites and their corresponding URLs.

    • B.

      A small piece of software that adds features to already existing, usually large, programs.

    • C.

      Key pad to the right of keyboard contains only numbers.

    • D.

      Symbols or illustrations on the desktop or computer screen that indicate program files, documents, or other functions.

    Correct Answer
    C. Key pad to the right of keyboard contains only numbers.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Key pad to the right of keyboard contains only numbers." This answer accurately describes the function and purpose of a numeric key pad. It differentiates the numeric key pad from other options by highlighting its specific feature of containing only numbers.

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  • 8. 

    Function keys

    • A.

      An efficient method for storing graphic files for transmission across phone lines.

    • B.

      Keys at the top of the keyboard F1-F12.

    • C.

      The time required for a device to respond, especially the time required for a disk drive platter to rotate to a specific position.

    • D.

      An internal department within an organization that provides technical assistance to the user community

    Correct Answer
    B. Keys at the top of the keyboard F1-F12.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Keys at the top of the keyboard F1-F12." This is because the function keys F1-F12 are located at the top of the keyboard and serve various functions depending on the software or application being used. They can be used for shortcuts, such as opening help menus or performing specific tasks within a program. These keys are commonly used in combination with the Fn key on laptops to access additional functions.

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  • 9. 

    Arrow keys

    • A.

      An input device in the form of a stick that can be tilted, rotated, or twisted by the hand.

    • B.

      Keys in the middle of keyboard moves tab key up, down, left, right

    • C.

      A software construct that selectively allows processing or passage of only certain information items presented to it.

    • D.

      An area of memory, disk space, etc., separated from a larger block by repeated allocation and deallocation

    Correct Answer
    B. Keys in the middle of keyboard moves tab key up, down, left, right
    Explanation
    The given answer correctly identifies that the keys in the middle of the keyboard are responsible for moving the tab key in different directions - up, down, left, and right. These keys are commonly known as arrow keys and are used for navigation purposes in various applications and interfaces.

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  • 10. 

    Escape key

    • A.

      An error in the design or coding of a program

    • B.

      Incorporating two largely independent microprocessors in a single chip package.

    • C.

      Allows you to escape from a program.

    • D.

      An image represented as a regular rectangular array of pixel.

    Correct Answer
    C. Allows you to escape from a program.
    Explanation
    The given answer "Allows you to escape from a program" is the correct explanation for the term "Escape key". The escape key on a keyboard is used to interrupt or exit a program or operation. Pressing the escape key allows the user to cancel or abort a current task or return to a previous state. This functionality is commonly found in various software applications and operating systems.

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  • 11. 

    Tab

    • A.

      In a Word document this allows you to indent or skip to next tab

    • B.

      A temporary storage area in memory

    • C.

      Automatic playing of a multimedia content when a CD or other removable storage device is inserted into a computer.

    • D.

      An area at the back of the computer that groups connectors connected to the motherboard.

    Correct Answer
    A. In a Word document this allows you to indent or skip to next tab
  • 12. 

    Cap locks

    • A.

      Windows function; two rapid CLICKS in succession, treated as a single event by the operating system.

    • B.

      All letters will be Capitalized

    • C.

      Not losing information when power is interrupted.

    • D.

      This appears when the alternate pointer button is pressed and is specific to the window in which the pointer cursor is position; POP-UP menu.

    Correct Answer
    B. All letters will be Capitalized
    Explanation
    When the "Cap locks" function is enabled in Windows, it causes all letters to be capitalized when typing. This means that regardless of whether the user types in lowercase or uppercase, the output will be in uppercase. This can be useful in situations where the user wants to type in all capital letters without having to hold down the shift key for each letter. By enabling the "Cap locks" function, the user can simply type normally and all letters will automatically be capitalized.

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  • 13. 

    Shift

    • A.

      Data transfer that continues beyond the boundary of a buffer.

    • B.

      A disk file that provides non-volatile storage of virtual pages swapped out from main memory, in a virtual-memory system.

    • C.

      A simple electronic connector consisting of a thin, stiff, bare wire intended to fit into a corresponding socket.

    • D.

      Holding the shift key will allow you to capitalize one letter at a time

    Correct Answer
    D. Holding the shift key will allow you to capitalize one letter at a time
  • 14. 

    Control

    • A.

      A function key that is a quick key for quick functions.

    • B.

      GUI to specify or indicate by placing the cursor over: - and click.

    • C.

      Tthis appears when a user input triggers its appearance.

    • D.

      An internal system check that is carried out by a PC immediately after the power is turned on.

    Correct Answer
    A. A function key that is a quick key for quick functions.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A function key that is a quick key for quick functions." This answer accurately describes the function of a control key. Function keys on a keyboard are designed to perform specific tasks or commands, often providing shortcuts for commonly used functions. The control key allows users to quickly access these functions by pressing a specific key on the keyboard.

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  • 15. 

    Alt key

    • A.

      A wire or other conductor within a computer that supplies substantial operating power to certain computer components.

    • B.

      Used in conjunction with another key to perform a specific function or get a special character

    • C.

      To change the size of a picture or other graphic without changing any other characteristics.

    • D.

      A program that displays a continuously changing image on the monitor of a computer that is not in use, in order to avoid damaging the monitor resulting from display of a single static image over a long period.

    Correct Answer
    B. Used in conjunction with another key to perform a specific function or get a special character
    Explanation
    The Alt key is used in conjunction with another key to perform a specific function or get a special character. This means that pressing the Alt key along with another key on the keyboard can trigger a specific action or input a special character that is not available on the standard keyboard layout. This functionality is commonly used in keyboard shortcuts and can enhance the efficiency and convenience of using a computer.

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  • 16. 

    Space bar

    • A.

      A software construct that stores information temporarily with automatic allocation of space, usually in last-in first-out order.

    • B.

      A disk file used to hold programs or processes temporarily removed from main memory by a swap operation.

    • C.

      Used to create space between characters.

    • D.

      A cable having a flat, thin cross-section.

    Correct Answer
    C. Used to create space between characters.
    Explanation
    The given answer is "Used to create space between characters." This is because the other options do not accurately describe the function of a space bar. A space bar is a key on a keyboard that is pressed to insert a space between words or characters while typing. It is not a software construct for temporary information storage, a disk file for holding programs, or a cable with a flat cross-section.

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  • 17. 

    Enter/Return

    • A.

      Not changing or requiring regular refreshing; NON-VOLATILE.

    • B.

      A company that sells hardware or software products.

    • C.

      Moves the curser down to create a new line when typing.

    • D.

      Someone who drives from place to place looking for unsecured wireless hot spots with the intent of using the hot spots illegitimately.

    Correct Answer
    C. Moves the curser down to create a new line when typing.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer "Moves the cursor down to create a new line when typing" accurately describes the function of pressing the Enter/Return key on a keyboard. When typing, pressing Enter/Return moves the cursor to the next line, allowing the user to start typing on a new line.

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