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  • 1. 
    Pin one on a ribbon cable is designated with:
    • A. 

      An arrow

    • B. 

      Red stripe

    • C. 

      A twist

    • D. 

      An "X"

  • 2. 
    Technologies that consist of two or more computers, devices, and software connected by means of one or more communications media, such as telephone lines, are called
    • A. 

      Computers

    • B. 

      Communications

    • C. 

      Information processing

    • D. 

      Networks

  • 3. 
    A type of handheld computer that has become widely used in recent years is a
    • A. 

      Personal digital assistant

    • B. 

      IPod

    • C. 

      Midrange server

    • D. 

      Mainframe computer

  • 4. 
    Data and instructions entered into a computer that enable the computer to perform desired tasks are called
    • A. 

      Processing

    • B. 

      Input

    • C. 

      Storage

    • D. 

      Controlling

  • 5. 
    Which wire from the power supply carries 5 volts?
    • A. 

      Black

    • B. 

      White

    • C. 

      Yellow

    • D. 

      Red

  • 6. 
    You can enter the “Safe Mode” by pressing the __________ key while Windows is loading.
    • A. 

      F3

    • B. 

      F5

    • C. 

      F8

    • D. 

      F9

  • 7. 
    Which of the following in NOT a common input device for a computer system?
    • A. 

      PC Video Camera

    • B. 

      Monitor

    • C. 

      Keyboard

    • D. 

      Mouse

  • 8. 
    When a computer is first turned on it goes through a sequence of events the first event is:
    • A. 

      CMOS

    • B. 

      BIOS

    • C. 

      POST

    • D. 

      Warm Up

  • 9. 
    A CPU contains
    • A. 

      A card reaser and a printing device

    • B. 

      An analytical engine and a control unit

    • C. 

      A control unit and an arithmetic/logic unit

    • D. 

      An arithmetic logic unit and a card reader

  • 10. 
    A byte is equal to
    • A. 

      Four bits or one nibble

    • B. 

      Six bits and one nibble

    • C. 

      Two bits

    • D. 

      Eight bits

  • 11. 
    Which of the following does not have a processor?
    • A. 

      Mainframe

    • B. 

      PC

    • C. 

      PDA

    • D. 

      Terminal

  • 12. 
    An IP address has __________ binary digits.
    • A. 

      48

    • B. 

      32

    • C. 

      16

    • D. 

      24

  • 13. 
    The Internet began with a project sponsored by the Defense Department called:
    • A. 

      ISP

    • B. 

      WWW

    • C. 

      ICAN

    • D. 

      ARPANET

  • 14. 
    ________________ software acts as an interface between the user and the computers hardware.
    • A. 

      System

    • B. 

      Application

    • C. 

      Embedded

    • D. 

      Custom

  • 15. 
    What type of software is copyrighted and distributed at no cost for a trial period?
    • A. 

      Open Source

    • B. 

      Freeware

    • C. 

      Shareware

    • D. 

      Public-domain

  • 16. 
    A _____________ contains a list of commands from which a user can make selections.
    • A. 

      File

    • B. 

      Windows

    • C. 

      Menu

    • D. 

      Icon

  • 17. 
    When using database software each column is called a:
    • A. 

      Field

    • B. 

      Record

    • C. 

      Chart

    • D. 

      Table

  • 18. 
    1,073,741,824 bytes is usually referred to as :
    • A. 

      1 kilobyte

    • B. 

      1 megabyte

    • C. 

      1 gigabyte

    • D. 

      1 terabyte

  • 19. 
    Random Access Memory (RAM) is also called______________ memory.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

    • C. 

      Board

    • D. 

      Main

  • 20. 
    What type of computer port transfers more that one bit at a time?
    • A. 

      USB

    • B. 

      Serial

    • C. 

      Parallel

    • D. 

      Mouse

  • 21. 
    _________________ is the number of bits a processor can interpret at a given time.
    • A. 

      Word size

    • B. 

      Bus width

    • C. 

      Bit cycles

    • D. 

      Bits per second

  • 22. 
    The system clock inside a computer ensures that the
    • A. 

      Computer user will always konw the correct time

    • B. 

      Computer will run faster than one without a system clock

    • C. 

      Activities of the computer will be properly synchronized

    • D. 

      Computer will be able to address a 32-bit data bus

  • 23. 
    The parts of the information processing cycle are
    • A. 

      Fetching, decoding, executing, and storing

    • B. 

      Fetching, comparing, interpreting, and outputing

    • C. 

      Inputting, interpreting, processing, and outputing

    • D. 

      Inputing, processing, outputing, and storing

  • 24. 
    The smallest of disk space is called the:
    • A. 

      Track

    • B. 

      Cylinder

    • C. 

      Cluster

    • D. 

      Sector

  • 25. 
    Software stored on a ROM is called firmware.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    A workstation controls access to resources on a network.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    The system of pathways used for transmission on a motherboard are called a bus.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    Ram memory is lost when power is lost.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    An IDE hard drive cable has 34 pins.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    The IEEE standard 1394 refers to USB .
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    The vertical scan rate in a monitor refers to the refresh rate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    An administrator can set user disk quotas, which limit how much hard disk space a user can access.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    Hard drives are configured as master or slave in the CMOS.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    A useful TCP/IP utility to test for connectivity is ECHO.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    Routers are present at the Transport Layer of the OSI model.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    Tower computer cases are mainly used as horizontal desktop machines.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    When an application is started on a computer the program is actually loaded from memory onto a hard disk.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    A macro is a sequence of keystrokes and instructions that a user records and saves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    A template is a document that contains the formatting necessary for a specific document type.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    A boot sector virus attaches itself to files so it can deliver it’s payload at a specific time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    A file manager utility provides functions related to file management and disk management.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    Virus protection software shrinks the size of files so they take up less room on the disk.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    A power supply is found in the hard drive of the computer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    Fetching is the process of obtaining an instruction from memory so the CPU can decode it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 46. 
    The system clock inside a computer is also use as the real time clock.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 47. 
    Static RAM is much faster than dynamic RAM.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 48. 
    A light pen is a device that emits light that is detected by a monitor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False