Maryville Middle School 8th Grade Tech Assessment

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Maryville Middle School 8th Grade Tech Assessment

This assessment, along with the paper exam, will assess your understanding of all things technological that you have encountered since kindergarten. You cannot go back and change an answer, so make be sure that you are conifident of your choice before you go on to the next question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
        What program will this icon launch?
    • A. 

      Dreamweaver

    • B. 

      Access

    • C. 

      Excel

    • D. 

      PowerPoint

  • 2. 
    This button will:
    • A. 

      Bold the item selected

    • B. 

      Brighten the image selected

    • C. 

      Blast the selected item to the recycle bin

    • D. 

      Brings up a new file

    • E. 

      Inserts a "B" in your document

  • 3. 
                                       Using proper keyboarding technique, which letters does the LEFT index finger type?
    • A. 

      ABCDE

    • B. 

      JUYHNM

    • C. 

      FRTGBV

    • D. 

      JUIK,M

    • E. 

      FREDCV

  • 4. 
                        Using proper keyboarding technique, which letters does the RIGHT index finger type?
    • A. 

      ABCDE

    • B. 

      JUYHNM

    • C. 

      FRTGBV

    • D. 

      JUIK,M

    • E. 

      FREDCV

  • 5. 
    What does button #1 do?
    • A. 

      Close

    • B. 

      Resize

    • C. 

      Minimize

  • 6. 
    What does button #2 do?
    • A. 

      Close

    • B. 

      Resize

    • C. 

      Minimize

  • 7. 
    What does button # 3 do?
    • A. 

      Close

    • B. 

      Resize

    • C. 

      Minimize

  • 8. 
    Name that button:
    • A. 

      Open

    • B. 

      New Document

    • C. 

      Save

    • D. 

      Spell Check

  • 9. 
    Name that button:
    • A. 

      Save

    • B. 

      Add New Printer

    • C. 

      Print

    • D. 

      New Document

  • 10. 
    Name that button:
    • A. 

      New Document

    • B. 

      Print

    • C. 

      Open

    • D. 

      Save

  • 11. 
    Name that button:
    • A. 

      Spell Check

    • B. 

      Spel Check

    • C. 

      Speel Cheek

    • D. 

      Smell Check

  • 12. 
    Name that button:
    • A. 

      Redo

    • B. 

      Undo

    • C. 

      Do Over

    • D. 

      Hair Do

  • 13. 
    Name that button:
    • A. 

      Right Align

    • B. 

      Left Align

    • C. 

      Center

    • D. 

      Justify

  • 14. 
    Name that button:
    • A. 

      Right Align

    • B. 

      Left Align

    • C. 

      Center

    • D. 

      Justify

  • 15. 
    Name that button:
    • A. 

      Right Align

    • B. 

      Left Align

    • C. 

      Center

    • D. 

      Justify

  • 16. 
    What is in area 2?
    • A. 

      The Task Bar

    • B. 

      The Desktop

    • C. 

      Icons

    • D. 

      The Start Button

  • 17. 
    What is in area 3?
    • A. 

      The Task Bar

    • B. 

      The Desktop

    • C. 

      Icons

    • D. 

      The Start Button

  • 18. 
    What is in Area 4?
    • A. 

      The Task Bar

    • B. 

      The Desktop

    • C. 

      Icons

    • D. 

      The Start Button

  • 19. 
    What program will this icon launch?
    • A. 

      Access

    • B. 

      Excel

    • C. 

      PowerPoint

    • D. 

      Word

  • 20. 
    What program will this icon launch?
    • A. 

      Access

    • B. 

      Excel

    • C. 

      PowerPoint

    • D. 

      Dreamweaver

  • 21. 
    What program will this icon launch?
    • A. 

      Excel

    • B. 

      Word

    • C. 

      PowerPoint

    • D. 

      Dreamweaver

  • 22. 
    What program will this icon launch?
    • A. 

      Dreamweaver

    • B. 

      Excel

    • C. 

      Word

    • D. 

      PowerPoint

  • 23. 
    In the above Excel Spreadsheet, which is the best way to find 25 X 4?
    • A. 

      =25x4

    • B. 

      =25*4

    • C. 

      =A1*A2

    • D. 

      25x4

  • 24. 
    In the above Excel Spreadsheet, which is the best way to add all 5 numbers together?
    • A. 

      =1+2+3+4+5

    • B. 

      =A1+A2+A3+A4+A5

    • C. 

      =ADD(A1-A5)

    • D. 

      =SUM(A1:A5)

  • 25. 
    In the above Excel Spreadsheet, which is the best method to find the average of the numbers?
    • A. 

      =AVERAGE(A1:A5)

    • B. 

      =(A1+A2+A3+A4+A5)/5

    • C. 

      =(1+2+3+4+5)/5

    • D. 

      =(SUM(A1:A5))/(COUNT(A1:A5))

  • 26. 
    Which statement is true?
    • A. 

      Spell Check knows words are spelled wrong.

    • B. 

      Spell Check knows if it doesn't recognize a word.

    • C. 

      Spell Check never works.

    • D. 

      Spell Check knows only the words you teach it.

  • 27. 
    Which object cannot be used to create a hyperlink?
    • A. 

      A word

    • B. 

      A picture

    • C. 

      A button

    • D. 

      All of the above can be used to create a hyperlink.

  • 28. 
    The above text is:
    • A. 

      Right Aligned

    • B. 

      Left Aligned

    • C. 

      Centered

    • D. 

      Justified

  • 29. 
    The above text is:
    • A. 

      Right Aligned

    • B. 

      Left Aligned

    • C. 

      Centered

    • D. 

      Justified

  • 30. 
    The above text is:
    • A. 

      Right Aligned

    • B. 

      Left Aligned

    • C. 

      Centered

    • D. 

      Justified

  • 31. 
    The above text is:
    • A. 

      Right Aligned

    • B. 

      Left Aligned

    • C. 

      Centered

    • D. 

      Justified

  • 32. 
    The proper way to handle a compact disk is:
    • A. 

      With fingers only on the edge

    • B. 

      With fingers on anywhere on the disk

    • C. 

      With sandpaper

    • D. 

      Held flat between both hands

  • 33. 
    Pressing "Control S" on your keyboard will:
    • A. 

      Send your work to e-mail

    • B. 

      Save your work

    • C. 

      Dispense soup from your hard drive

    • D. 

      Shut down your computer

  • 34. 
    Pressing "Control C" on your keyboard will:
    • A. 

      Copy a selected item

    • B. 

      Control a selected computer

    • C. 

      Cut an item from your workspace

    • D. 

      Create a new folder

  • 35. 
    Pressing "Control V" on your keyboard will:
    • A. 

      Re-order a list

    • B. 

      Violate the laws of physics

    • C. 

      Paste an item from the clipboard

    • D. 

      Do nothing at all

  • 36. 
    Pressing "Control P" on your keyboard will:
    • A. 

      Print a document

    • B. 

      Paste an item from the clipboard

    • C. 

      Produce a new folder

    • D. 

      Project an image on the screen

  • 37. 
    Pressing "Control Z" on your keyboard will:
    • A. 

      Zoom in on an item

    • B. 

      Undo the last action performed

    • C. 

      Open a zipped folder

    • D. 

      Insert your zip code in an order form

  • 38. 
    The proper way to shut down a computer is:
    • A. 

      Unplug it

    • B. 

      Hold down the power button

    • C. 

      Choose "Shut Down" from the Start menu

    • D. 

      Kick it really hard

  • 39. 
    The cursor is between the "o" and "m" in the word "computers". What would be deleted if you pushed the "Delete" button once?
    • A. 

      The "o"

    • B. 

      The "m"

    • C. 

      The word "computers

    • D. 

      The whole sentence

  • 40. 
    The cursor is between the "o" and "m" in the word "computers". What would be deleted if you pushed the "Backspace" button once?
    • A. 

      The "o"

    • B. 

      The "m"

    • C. 

      The word "computer"

    • D. 

      The whole sentence

  • 41. 
    What would happen to the selected word if you were to press "Control B"?
    • A. 

      It would be blacked out

    • B. 

      It would be moved behind the other text

    • C. 

      It would be bolded

    • D. 

      It would be boxed up and put away

  • 42. 
    What would happen to the selected word if you were to press "Control I"?
    • A. 

      It would be inverted

    • B. 

      It would be italicized

    • C. 

      It would be itched

    • D. 

      Nothing would happen

  • 43. 
    What would happen to the selected word if you were to type "Control U"?
    • A. 

      It would be underlined

    • B. 

      It would be undone

    • C. 

      It would be moved to the U drive

    • D. 

      It would be moved under the other words

  • 44. 
    What does it mean when I TYPE IN ALL CAPS?
    • A. 

      I am a poor typist

    • B. 

      I am whispering

    • C. 

      I am yelling

    • D. 

      Nothing

  • 45. 
    Which is malicious code?
    • A. 

      A virus

    • B. 

      A trojan horse

    • C. 

      A worm

    • D. 

      All are malicious code

  • 46. 
    There are 4 different mouse clicks. Which one would open a file?
    • A. 

      Single left click

    • B. 

      Double left click

    • C. 

      Single left click and hold

    • D. 

      Right click

  • 47. 
    There are 4 different mouse clicks. Which one would you use to drag a file to the recycle bin?
    • A. 

      Single left click

    • B. 

      Double Left click

    • C. 

      Single Left click and hold

    • D. 

      Right click

  • 48. 
    There are 4 different mouse clicks. Which one would you use to place the curser in a specific location within a document?
    • A. 

      Single left click

    • B. 

      Double left click

    • C. 

      Single left click and hold

    • D. 

      Right click

  • 49. 
    The margins of a document are:
    • A. 

      The space around the outside of the paper

    • B. 

      The space between sentences

    • C. 

      The space between paragraphs

    • D. 

      The space around paragraphs

  • 50. 
    Copying a pasting information from the internet into your documents without giving credit to the author is called:
    • A. 

      Pilfering

    • B. 

      Copy-thefting

    • C. 

      Plagiarism

    • D. 

      Stealernetting

  • 51. 
    Speakers are to audio as a ________ is to video.
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Keyboard

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      CPU

  • 52. 
    A BYTE is how many BITS?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      5

  • 53. 
    Rewritable storage devices are most like:
    • A. 

      A pen

    • B. 

      A pencil

    • C. 

      Spray Paint

    • D. 

      Crayons

  • 54. 
    DVD stands for:
    • A. 

      Digital Video Device

    • B. 

      Dual Video Device

    • C. 

      Digital Video Disk

    • D. 

      Dogs Value Darkness

  • 55. 
    One megabyte is equal to 8 gigabytes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 56. 
    The keyboard is called "QWERTY" because the man who invented it is named Simon Qwerty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 57. 
    Hardware is any part of the computer that you can touch or pick up.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 58. 
    All of the following are output devices but:
    • A. 

      Printer

    • B. 

      Speaker

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      All are output devcies

  • 59. 
    One kilobyte is equal to 1024 bytes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 60. 
    Which is smallest?
    • A. 

      Terabyte

    • B. 

      Megabyte

    • C. 

      Kilobyte

    • D. 

      Gigabyte

  • 61. 
    Where could you find a cyber predator?
    • A. 

      At the most popular stores in the mall

    • B. 

      Under trees in a dense forest

    • C. 

      On popular online chat sites

    • D. 

      In a Microsoft Word document

  • 62. 
    What information is OK to give out on a Facebook page?
    • A. 

      Your full name

    • B. 

      Your phone number

    • C. 

      Your home address

    • D. 

      Your Social Secuity number

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 63. 
    Upon walking into Mr. Alley's room, Sean saw a test for tomorrow on the computer screen. Which of the following can Sean ethcially do?
    • A. 

      Correct Mr. Alley's spelling errors

    • B. 

      Read the questions as a study quide

    • C. 

      Add some extra questions

    • D. 

      Walk away without reading the test

  • 64. 
    Which key moves the cursor to the beginning of the next line of text?
    • A. 

      Shift

    • B. 

      Enter

    • C. 

      Tab

    • D. 

      Backspace

  • 65. 
    "Download" means to:
    • A. 

      Take information from the internet and put it on your computer

    • B. 

      Take information from your computer and put it on the internet

    • C. 

      Take information from the internet and place it on a website

    • D. 

      Take your whole computer and put it on the internet

  • 66. 
    Why is it important to have virus scanning software?
    • A. 

      It will help spread viruses

    • B. 

      It makes the computer fun faster

    • C. 

      It detects and removes viruses

    • D. 

      It prevents software from being copied

  • 67. 
    Which of the following tasks would be more suited to a person rather than a computer?
    • A. 

      Tasks that are repetative

    • B. 

      Tasks that require speed

    • C. 

      Tasks that require complex math

    • D. 

      Tasks that require imagination

  • 68. 
    Which of the following would be considered a portable computer?
    • A. 

      Workstation

    • B. 

      Mainframe computer

    • C. 

      Laptop computer

    • D. 

      Desktop computer

  • 69. 
    Which of the following would improve computer performance?
    • A. 

      Using a larger monitor

    • B. 

      Adding RAM

    • C. 

      Using a faster printer

    • D. 

      Opening more programs

  • 70. 
    Which of the following is an operating system?
    • A. 

      Lotus 123

    • B. 

      PowerPoint 2007

    • C. 

      Windows XP

    • D. 

      Firefox

  • 71. 
    Mary wants to save a website address so she can find it again later. What should she do?
    • A. 

      Link to another part of the site

    • B. 

      Bookmark the site

    • C. 

      Highlight the site

    • D. 

      Scroll to the bottom of the site

  • 72. 
    Information can be stored on all of the following except:
    • A. 

      The keyboard

    • B. 

      The hard drive

    • C. 

      A CD-ROM

    • D. 

      A flash drive

  • 73. 
    Drives on your computer are assigned letters for easy identification. What letter is the hard drive always assigned?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 74. 
    The main headline for Kimberly's car wash flyer is 72 points. This is the headline's:
    • A. 

      Style

    • B. 

      Format

    • C. 

      Font

    • D. 

      Size

  • 75. 
    Stacy wants to move the first sentence of a paragraph to the bottom of the paragraph. After she selects the sentence, what should she do?
    • A. 

      Cut and paste

    • B. 

      Replace

    • C. 

      Delete

    • D. 

      Delete and paste

  • 76. 
    To keep you safe from online predators, your username should not include:
    • A. 

      Your home address

    • B. 

      Your full name

    • C. 

      Your school

    • D. 

      You should not use any personal information

  • 77. 
    An URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, is:
    • A. 

      A chat room

    • B. 

      A browser

    • C. 

      A website address

    • D. 

      An e-mail address

  • 78. 
    What does is mean on a web page if a word is blue and underlined?
    • A. 

      It is a link

    • B. 

      It is an icon

    • C. 

      It is spelled wrong

    • D. 

      Probably nothing

  • 79. 
    What does PC stand for?
    • A. 

      Partially Computed

    • B. 

      Prime Computer

    • C. 

      Personal Computer

    • D. 

      Personal Conveyance

  • 80. 
    What is the name of the device that links your computer with other computers and information sevices through telephone lines?
    • A. 

      WAN

    • B. 

      Server

    • C. 

      Modem

    • D. 

      Hard Drive

  • 81. 
    Which of the following is the strongest password?
    • A. 

      Your dog's name (Woofers)

    • B. 

      Your phone number (867-5309)

    • C. 

      Your birthday (3-18-84)

    • D. 

      Random numbers and letters (5yh80j89)

  • 82. 
    What is the function of a disk drive?
    • A. 

      To print sheets of paper

    • B. 

      To read from and write information to a disk

    • C. 

      To display information on a screen

    • D. 

      To get disks to their destination

  • 83. 
    When typing an URL, it is important to:
    • A. 

      Add extra numbers and letters for security

    • B. 

      Leave parts out to save time

    • C. 

      Write it exactly at it appears on your paper or screen

    • D. 

      Alternate upper-case and lower-case letters

  • 84. 
    Refers to a combination of text, graphics, sound, animation and video:
    • A. 

      Multiplication

    • B. 

      Multimedia

    • C. 

      Multilingual

    • D. 

      Multitude

  • 85. 
    Provides a fast, economical and convenient way to send messages to another computer using a network.
    • A. 

      E-mail

    • B. 

      Internet

    • C. 

      US Postal Service

    • D. 

      UPS

  • 86. 
    An input device used to read text and bar codes or a device to input pictures into a computer.
    • A. 

      Joystick

    • B. 

      Scanner

    • C. 

      Printer

    • D. 

      Plotter

  • 87. 
    What is the name of the flashing symbol on the computer screen that shows where the information you enter will appear?
    • A. 

      Chip

    • B. 

      Cursor

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Circuit

  • 88. 
    What term means to modify or change a document or file?
    • A. 

      Crop

    • B. 

      Organize

    • C. 

      Insert

    • D. 

      Edit

  • 89. 
    What type of software is used for the creation of letters, papers, and other documents?
    • A. 

      Database

    • B. 

      Spreadsheet

    • C. 

      Word Processor

    • D. 

      Operating System

  • 90. 
    What do we call two or more computers that are connected to share information or hardware?
    • A. 

      Modem

    • B. 

      Server

    • C. 

      URL

    • D. 

      Network

  • 91. 
    What is the term used to ask a computer to put information in order numerically or alphabetically?
    • A. 

      Crop

    • B. 

      Organize

    • C. 

      Report

    • D. 

      Sort

  • 92. 
    The domain name ".edu" stands for web addresses assigned to:
    • A. 

      The Federal Government

    • B. 

      Educational institutions

    • C. 

      Businesses

    • D. 

      Game Websites

  • 93. 
    The domain name ".com" stands for web addresses assigned to:
    • A. 

      The Federal Government

    • B. 

      Educational Institutions

    • C. 

      Businesses

    • D. 

      Game Websites

  • 94. 
    Jana found a website with lots of information on famous painters. If she wants to use some of the information in her report, she must:
    • A. 

      Upload the information she has found from different sources

    • B. 

      Look for another website

    • C. 

      Cite the webpage as a reference in her report

    • D. 

      Re-format her report

  • 95. 
    Bev entered "Mars" into Google. It came up with over 1,000,000 hits. Which of the following words could be added to the seach to make it more specific?
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Star

    • C. 

      Planet

    • D. 

      Dirt

  • 96. 
    If someone sends me an inappropriate message or picture in an e-mail or chat, I should:
    • A. 

      Not reply to the message

    • B. 

      Close the document

    • C. 

      Report the message to a parent or teacher

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 97. 
    If someone is on my e-mail "buddy list," "friends list," or "contacts list" and I only know that person online, he or she is:
    • A. 

      Somone I should be cautious about

    • B. 

      My friend and someone I can always trust

    • C. 

      Definitely the person he or she claims to be

    • D. 

      Closer to me than my own family

  • 98. 
    In an internet browser, how do I go back to the page I came from if there are no buttons provided by the author of the site?
    • A. 

      Click on the Open icon

    • B. 

      Click on the Back icon

    • C. 

      Click on the Redo icon

    • D. 

      Click on Stop

  • 99. 
    Why should you ignore and delete e-mails sent from people you don't know?
    • A. 

      You could go to jail

    • B. 

      Someone could track you down and hurt you

    • C. 

      It would be rude not to

    • D. 

      It might contain a virus that could hurt your computer

  • 100. 
    Can you copy a paper that you found on the internet and claim it as your own work?
    • A. 

      Yes, anything on the internet is free for everyone to use

    • B. 

      Yes, nobody will know the difference

    • C. 

      No, that is called plagiarism

    • D. 

      No, it is not possible to copy items off the internet