Kazen Exam - Semester Assessment

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Kazen Exam - Semester Assessment

This is theTechnology Applications Assessment for the semester. Each 8th grader enrolled in the Technology Applications course will be required to complete this assessment. There is NO TALKING during the test and you must follow all regular testing procedures.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A monitor and a printer are considered what type of devices?
    • A. 

      Output devices

    • B. 

      Input devices

    • C. 

      Processors

    • D. 

      Storage devices

  • 2. 
    What is the computer's brain called that "processes" all data that is input?
    • A. 

      Memory drive

    • B. 

      ROM drive

    • C. 

      CPU

    • D. 

      Storage device

  • 3. 
    What device reads information from a compact-disc?
    • A. 

      CD-ROM reader

    • B. 

      Printer

    • C. 

      Disk drive

    • D. 

      Database

  • 4. 
    What computer peripheral allows you to output a "hard copy" of what you can see on the monitor?
    • A. 

      Scanner

    • B. 

      Printer

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Keyboard

  • 5. 
    What is the most common "input" device on a computer?
    • A. 

      Printer

    • B. 

      Keyboard

    • C. 

      Scanner

    • D. 

      Monitor

  • 6. 
    What types of devices are floppy disks and flash drives prime examples of?
    • A. 

      Input devices

    • B. 

      Storage devices

    • C. 

      Output devices

    • D. 

      Scanners

  • 7. 
    When searching for information on the internet, the most efficient strategy for searching is called what?
    • A. 

      Hyperlinks

    • B. 

      Boolean

    • C. 

      Database

    • D. 

      Disk drives

  • 8. 
    Which of the following items is NOT a computer peripheral?
    • A. 

      Scanner

    • B. 

      Printer

    • C. 

      Disk drive

    • D. 

      Word processing software

  • 9. 
    What are Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP and Vista examples of?
    • A. 

      Internet browsers

    • B. 

      Printer applications

    • C. 

      Operating systems

    • D. 

      Webpages

  • 10. 
    What type of memory does a computer have that is called "temporary" and can also be edited and erased?
    • A. 

      ROM

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      Virtual

    • D. 

      Definite

  • 11. 
    A computer virus is a piece of programming code that is disguised as something else and causes unexpected behavior within your computer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Which of the following items allows for a computer to connect to the internet by use of a telephone line?
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Modem

    • D. 

      Memory

  • 13. 
    What is the "blinking spot" on the screen called that indicates where the next character will be displayed?
    • A. 

      Status line

    • B. 

      Header

    • C. 

      Cursor

    • D. 

      Word wrap

  • 14. 
    What other name can graphic images and pictures, that are added to a publication, be called?
    • A. 

      Wav files

    • B. 

      Fonts

    • C. 

      Clip art

    • D. 

      Mp3

  • 15. 
    When using an Excel formula, what is the symbol used if you wanted to "divide" in a cell?
    • A. 

      *

    • B. 

      /

    • C. 

      +

    • D. 

      -

  • 16. 
    The initials "www" stand for "world wide web."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Which of the following statements is considered a "legal" use of computer software?
    • A. 

      Loading the software on several computers eventhough you only paid for one copy

    • B. 

      Loading the software on your computer and then lending the disc to your friends to load it on their computers

    • C. 

      Making a backup copy in case your original copy is scratched

    • D. 

      Making copies of your cd and selling them to your friends

  • 18. 
    What is a LAN (local area network)?
    • A. 

      A collection of computers that share a scanner

    • B. 

      A collection of computers that share a communications line

    • C. 

      A collection of computers that share a printer

    • D. 

      A collection of computers that share an electric plug

  • 19. 
    What protects computer software from being copied and illegally distributed amongst users?
    • A. 

      Copyright

    • B. 

      Trademark

    • C. 

      Integrity

    • D. 

      License

  • 20. 
    The Internet consists of millions of databases are interrelated by the use of communication lines and key words.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    What feature in Word, lets the user keep typing when the end of the line is reached by automatically moving words to the next line?
    • A. 

      Spell check

    • B. 

      Word wrap

    • C. 

      Deleting

    • D. 

      Inserting

  • 22. 
    Which formatting technique would be used to make text darker and stand out more by making it appear heavier and darker?
    • A. 

      Italicize

    • B. 

      Bold

    • C. 

      Underline

    • D. 

      Indent

  • 23. 
    What electronic communication method would you use to send another person mail?
    • A. 

      Blog

    • B. 

      Email

    • C. 

      Voicemail

    • D. 

      Text Message

  • 24. 
    What feature in Word allows you to check your spelling on your document?
    • A. 

      Spell check

    • B. 

      Word wrap

    • C. 

      Insert

    • D. 

      Delete

  • 25. 
    It is always a good idea to list as much personal information as you can, along with pictures of yourself, on the internet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    Computer software is the program associated with the operating system of a computer and computer hardware is the parts of a computer, such as a monitor and printer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    What software package is the preferred for writing a letter to a friend?
    • A. 

      Word

    • B. 

      PowerPoint

    • C. 

      Excel

    • D. 

      Internet

  • 28. 
    Which of the following is used as a "presentation" software?
    • A. 

      FrontPage

    • B. 

      Excel

    • C. 

      Word

    • D. 

      PowerPoint

  • 29. 
    Which software would be appropriate to use if the user had to create a budget for their household finances?
    • A. 

      Excel

    • B. 

      PowerPoint

    • C. 

      Word

    • D. 

      Internet

  • 30. 
    When using Excel, in order to arrange data by "date", which way would you sort data?
    • A. 

      Sort alphanumerically

    • B. 

      Sort numerically

    • C. 

      Sort alphabetically

    • D. 

      Sort chronologically

  • 31. 
    Which of the following items in the page setup allows you to "flip" your page on its' side?
    • A. 

      Portrait

    • B. 

      Landscape

    • C. 

      Paper

    • D. 

      Spell check

  • 32. 
    If you are working on a document and accidentally "delete" a paragraph or something you wanted to keep, what button would allow you to "re-capture" that information?
    • A. 

      Undo

    • B. 

      Home

    • C. 

      Pause

    • D. 

      Insert

  • 33. 
    Which of the following URL extensions is the most commonly used one on the internet?
    • A. 

      .com

    • B. 

      .biz

    • C. 

      .net

    • D. 

      .edu

  • 34. 
    Which one of the following items CAN be done in PowerPoint?
    • A. 

      Inserting clipart

    • B. 

      Inserting a video or music

    • C. 

      Placing text within the slide

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 35. 
    What special formatting tool ICON allows you to "underline" words within your text?
    • A. 

      U

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      I

    • D. 

      W

  • 36. 
    Which feature in Excel allows you to place data in a specific order for easier reading?
    • A. 

      Formatting

    • B. 

      Highlighting

    • C. 

      Sorting

    • D. 

      Bolding

  • 37. 
    If you wanted to purchase software for use on all the computers at a school or business, you must purchase a "site license."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    Which of the following logical operators is NOT part of the Boolean search logic?
    • A. 

      And

    • B. 

      Or

    • C. 

      Not

    • D. 

      If

  • 39. 
    Which of the following is NOT a file extension for music and videos?
    • A. 

      Avi

    • B. 

      Wmv

    • C. 

      Mp3

    • D. 

      Doc

  • 40. 
    When using an Excel formula, what is the symbol used if you wanted to "multiply" in a cell?
    • A. 

      +

    • B. 

      -

    • C. 

      /

    • D. 

      X

  • 41. 
    A computer virus is a piece of programming code disguised as something else that causes unexpected and usually undersirable events to your computers hard drive.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    If you wanted to create a birthday card for a friend, the best software to use would be Excel.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    Which of the following file formats is NOT a graphic (picture) file format?
    • A. 

      BMP

    • B. 

      JPG

    • C. 

      MP3

    • D. 

      GIF

  • 44. 
    What is a LAN (Local Area Network)?
    • A. 

      Type of scanner

    • B. 

      The internet

    • C. 

      Excel spreadsheet

    • D. 

      Collection of computers that share a common internet line

  • 45. 
    Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 7 are all examples of
    • A. 

      Internet browsers

    • B. 

      Operating systems

    • C. 

      Word documents

    • D. 

      Virus removal tools

  • 46. 
    A scanner is used to digitize images for use in a computer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 47. 
    A feature that lets the user keep typing when the end of a line is reached by automatically moving words to the next line is called?
    • A. 

      Scrolling

    • B. 

      Word wrap

    • C. 

      Block movements

    • D. 

      Spell check

  • 48. 
    The cursor is the mark on the display screen that indicates where the next character will be displayed. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 49. 
    An image that represents an application, a command, or a link for the user and is located on the desktop is called?
    • A. 

      Clip art

    • B. 

      Output device

    • C. 

      Input device

    • D. 

      Icon

  • 50. 
    Which of the following terms is NOT associated with an internet browser?
    • A. 

      Hyperlink

    • B. 

      World Wide Web (WWW)

    • C. 

      Universal Resource Locator (URL)

    • D. 

      Hard Drive

  • 51. 
    The CPU is the part of the computer that is called the brain and all items go through this area to control the rest of the computer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 52. 
    Graphic images that can be added to a publication are called?
    • A. 

      Fonts

    • B. 

      MP3

    • C. 

      WAV

    • D. 

      ClipArt

  • 53. 
    The area where text and data are entered into a spreadsheet is called a cell.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 54. 
    In databases, the process used to "find" a collection of related records is called?
    • A. 

      Layout

    • B. 

      Query

    • C. 

      Field

    • D. 

      Clipboard

  • 55. 
    What is the first step in creating a database?
    • A. 

      Alphabetize data

    • B. 

      Identify data sheet/fields needed

    • C. 

      Create a report

  • 56. 
    You need to lookup information on a state senator, the internet/web address extension that's most logical to use is the ".edu."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 57. 
    Every Wiki website is true and accurate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 58. 
    What is the advantage of using an image taken from an 8 megapixel camera versus a cellphone camera?
    • A. 

      Easier to share over email

    • B. 

      Smaller computer display

    • C. 

      Better quality

    • D. 

      Smaller file size

  • 59. 
    Which of the following telecommunication tools will allow you to create an online journal?
    • A. 

      Emails

    • B. 

      Blogs

    • C. 

      Chat rooms

    • D. 

      Instant messages

  • 60. 
    Which of the following is a correct email address?
  • 61. 
    What is the best tool for hundreds of students to post their comments in response to a specific topic?
    • A. 

      Instant message

    • B. 

      Web chat

    • C. 

      Email

    • D. 

      Threaded discussion or blog

  • 62. 
    If you want to add audio to your movie, what must you do first?
    • A. 

      Import video

    • B. 

      Import pictures

    • C. 

      Import audio

  • 63. 
    Excel is used as a presentation software.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 64. 
    True/False: You can send your slides to a printer to be printed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 65. 
    Which of the following is NOT available to insert into your slides?
    • A. 

      Movie

    • B. 

      Sounds

    • C. 

      Wordart

    • D. 

      Full length movies

  • 66. 
    Every slide you design can have a different background color.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 67. 
    It is always "ok" to post mean comments about someone on a blog.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 68. 
    An acceptable citation of an on-line article is to list the website address at the end of your project to show what website you got your information from, therefore, giving credit to the author of the article or photographer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 69. 
    A "firewall" secures your computer from hackers accessing (getting into) your computers hard drive from a network connection/internet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 70. 
    Which of the following is NOT an audio file?
    • A. 

      Jpeg

    • B. 

      Mp3

    • C. 

      Wma

  • 71. 
    Simulations (virtual reality) allow you to visualize and manually interact with the scenes and information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 72. 
    What three keys must you hit at once (together) in order to get to the "task manager"?
    • A. 

      Control,alt, delete

    • B. 

      Control,alt, insert

    • C. 

      Control,alt, esc

  • 73. 
    The motherboard of a computer is also called a cpu (central processing unit) and it makes the entire computer operate and is also called the "brain" of the computer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 74. 
    If you blog, you can use your first name, last name, and address to tell your friends where you live and where you are from.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 75. 
    Powerpoint slides CAN BE published to the website to be viewed by anyone having internet access.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 76. 
    What color is the PowerPoint shortcut icon that you find on your desktop?
    • A. 

      Green

    • B. 

      Blue

    • C. 

      Orange

    • D. 

      Maroon

  • 77. 
    In WIndows Movie Maker, what MUST you do first in order to place photos in your movie?
    • A. 

      Import photos

    • B. 

      Export photos

    • C. 

      Insert photos

  • 78. 
    You are working on a report on a friend's computer. You want to save the report file and take it home. Which two electronic storage devices could you use to save the file for later revision on another computer? (Select TWO.)
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      Printer

    • C. 

      Cd

    • D. 

      Usb flashdrive

  • 79. 
    Which of the following is NOT an Internet Browser that you could use to go to a Web site?
    • A. 

      Apple Safari

    • B. 

      Internet Explorer

    • C. 

      Mozilla Firefox

    • D. 

      Microsoft Word

  • 80. 
    When you're connected to the Internet, you are:
    • A. 

      Outline

    • B. 

      Offline

    • C. 

      Online

    • D. 

      Inline

  • 81. 
    Which of the following are Search Engines that could help you find information on the Internet? (check all tht apply)
    • A. 

      Google

    • B. 

      Bing

    • C. 

      Yahoo

    • D. 

      Ask

    • E. 

      Powerpoint

  • 82. 
    Which of the following is NOT a valid Web address?
    • A. 

      Www.yahoo.com

    • B. 
    • C. 

      Http://www.utexas.edu

    • D. 

      Http://www.yahoo.com

  • 83. 
    Copying material word for word from the Internet or claiming photos are yours, is called:
    • A. 

      Copy Catter

    • B. 

      Plagiarism

    • C. 

      Ethical copying

    • D. 

      Cheater, Cheater, Pumpkin Eater

  • 84. 
    In order to attach a document to an email, the steps taken are as follows:
    1. compose a new email
    2. address the new email
    3. add a subject to the new email
    4. click on the "attach" button
    5. find the document you need
    6. click "insert"
    7. click "send" email 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 85. 
    Why should you not type e-mails in ALL CAPS?
    • A. 

      Typing in all caps may make you look uneducated and lazy to others.

    • B. 

      Using all upper case letters looks like you're shouting or yelling.

    • C. 

      Reading all capital letters makes your e-mail harder for others to read.

    • D. 

      All of the answers.

  • 86. 
    Which of the following would be considered appropriate guidelines for Internet etiquette ("Netiquette"). (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Keep e-mails professional and courteous

    • B. 

      Use appropriate language (e.g., correct grammar and spelling)

    • C. 

      Avoid forwarding SPAM (electronic junk mail) to others

    • D. 

      Identify yourself: begin e-mail messages with a greeting and end them with your name (and contact information)

  • 87. 
    Folders and icons on the desktop screen are also considered "shortcuts."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 88. 
    In doing research online, your FIRST step is to IDENTIFY THE QUESTION.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 89. 
    In Microsoft Word, there are 4 ways to align text. Which one aligns the text to the left and right margins, while adding extra space between words to ensure a clean look along the left and right side of the page?
    • A. 

      Align Text Left

    • B. 

      Center

    • C. 

      Align Text Right

    • D. 

      Justify

  • 90. 
    In editing Wikis, the user can edit the entire wikipage and even change the order of the information for all who use the wiki.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 91. 
    Graphic organizers are used to brainstorm and visually arrange ideas and information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 92. 
    Small photos saved and used for another project can become blurry if resized to a larger image due to the size of the file and compression of the pixels.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 93. 
    If you wanted to see all the slides and easily rearrange some slides in a powerpoint presentation, what view would you use to accomplish this?
    • A. 

      Slide sorter view

    • B. 

      Normal

    • C. 

      Notes page