Computer Application Exam Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    "Desktop" is a computer term that refers to:

    • A.

      The list of all the contents on a particular computer

    • B.

      The part of your work area where the computer monitor sits

    • C.

      The initial screen showing icons for folders, files, and applications

    Correct Answer
    C. The initial screen showing icons for folders, files, and applications
    Explanation
    The term "Desktop" in the context of computer refers to the initial screen that appears after logging into the computer, displaying icons for folders, files, and applications. It is the user interface where users can access and organize their files and launch applications easily.

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  • 2. 

    The "Control Panel" is: 

    • A.

      A system tool that allows a user to set certain settings

    • B.

      A disk on which data can be stored.

    • C.

      A computer network that spans a relatively small area.

    Correct Answer
    A. A system tool that allows a user to set certain settings
    Explanation
    The "Control Panel" refers to a system tool that allows a user to set certain settings on a computer. It provides a centralized location for managing various aspects of the operating system and hardware configurations. Users can customize display settings, manage user accounts, install or uninstall programs, configure network settings, and perform other administrative tasks through the Control Panel. It is an essential tool for maintaining and customizing a computer system according to the user's preferences and requirements.

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  • 3. 

    Select one of the following to determine the proper procedure for shutting down your computer.

    • A.

      It's best to never turn off your computer

    • B.

      Just unplug your computer

    • C.

      Go to the start menu and click shut down.

    Correct Answer
    C. Go to the start menu and click shut down.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to go to the start menu and click shut down. This is the proper procedure for shutting down your computer as it allows the operating system to close all running programs and processes in an orderly manner before powering off the computer. Simply unplugging the computer can result in data loss or damage to the system. It is not advisable to never turn off your computer as regular shutdowns can help to clear out temporary files and improve overall system performance.

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  • 4. 

    The maximize button is used to:

    • A.

      Scroll through a window

    • B.

      Expand a window to fill an entire screen

    • C.

      Return a window to its original size

    Correct Answer
    B. Expand a window to fill an entire screen
    Explanation
    The maximize button is used to expand a window to fill an entire screen. This allows the user to utilize the full screen space for the window's content, providing a larger and more immersive viewing experience. By clicking the maximize button, the window will adjust its size and position to fit the screen, maximizing the available workspace.

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  • 5. 

    The minimize button is used to: 

    • A.

      Scroll slowly through a window.

    • B.

      Reduce a window to a button on the task bar.

    • C.

      Expand the window to its original size.

    Correct Answer
    B. Reduce a window to a button on the task bar.
    Explanation
    The minimize button is used to reduce a window to a button on the task bar. This allows the user to temporarily hide the window without closing it completely. By clicking on the minimize button, the window is minimized and a small button representing the window is placed on the task bar. This allows the user to easily switch between different windows or applications without cluttering the desktop.

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  • 6. 

    What program command saves a copy of a file under a different name?

    • A.

      Duplicate

    • B.

      Copy

    • C.

      Save As

    Correct Answer
    C. Save As
    Explanation
    The "Save As" program command allows the user to save a copy of a file under a different name. This command is commonly used when the user wants to create a duplicate of a file without modifying the original version. By selecting "Save As," the user can specify a new file name and location to save the copy, ensuring that the original file remains unchanged while a new version is created.

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  • 7. 

    What is the name of the Windows location that stores cut or copied information?

    • A.

      Start Menu

    • B.

      Clipboard

    • C.

      Paint

    Correct Answer
    B. Clipboard
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Clipboard". The Clipboard is the Windows location where cut or copied information is stored temporarily. It allows users to easily move or duplicate content between different applications or within the same application.

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  • 8. 

    How do you open a program when there isn't an icon on the desktop for the one you want to use?

    • A.

      Right click to reveal all icons

    • B.

      Restart the computer

    • C.

      Click the start button and select the program from the menu.

    Correct Answer
    C. Click the start button and select the program from the menu.
    Explanation
    To open a program when there isn't an icon on the desktop, you can click the start button on your computer and select the program from the menu. This is a common method to access programs that are not directly visible on the desktop.

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  • 9. 

    A word file can be attached to an email message?

    • A.

      Only to select an email address

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Yes

    Correct Answer
    C. Yes
    Explanation
    Yes, a word file can be attached to an email message. This allows the sender to include the document as an attachment along with the email, making it possible for the recipient to download and open the file on their end. Attaching files to email messages is a common and convenient way to share documents, images, or any other type of file with others via email.

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  • 10. 

    In a file hierarchy, a folder inside another folder is called?

    • A.

      Program

    • B.

      Clipboard

    • C.

      Subfolder

    Correct Answer
    C. Subfolder
    Explanation
    A folder inside another folder is commonly referred to as a subfolder. It is a way to organize and categorize files within a file hierarchy. Subfolders allow for a more structured and logical arrangement of files, making it easier to navigate and locate specific files within the hierarchy.

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  • 11. 

    After you delete a file from your hard disk, it is automatically placed in the:

    • A.

      Flash Drive

    • B.

      Recycle Bin

    • C.

      Search Box

    Correct Answer
    B. Recycle Bin
    Explanation
    When you delete a file from your hard disk, it is automatically placed in the Recycle Bin. The Recycle Bin is a temporary storage location on your computer where deleted files are stored until they are permanently removed. This allows you to easily restore the file if you accidentally deleted it or if you later realize that you still need it. Once you empty the Recycle Bin, the file is permanently deleted from your computer.

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  • 12. 

    In software applications such as Microsoft Word, what is a document?

    • A.

      Folder

    • B.

      File

    • C.

      Page

    Correct Answer
    C. Page
    Explanation
    In software applications such as Microsoft Word, a document refers to a single unit of content that can be created, edited, and saved. It typically represents a piece of information or a file containing text, images, tables, and other elements. A document is not a folder, which is used to organize and store multiple files, nor is it a file, which is a specific type of data container. Instead, a document is a page where users can input and manipulate content.

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  • 13. 

    Any computer parts you can actually touch are considered to be:

    • A.

      Systems

    • B.

      Software

    • C.

      Hardware

    Correct Answer
    C. Hardware
    Explanation
    Computer parts that can be physically touched, such as the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and CPU, are collectively referred to as hardware. Hardware is the tangible components of a computer system that enable it to function. Systems and software, on the other hand, are broader terms that encompass both hardware and non-tangible elements like programs and operating systems. Therefore, in this context, the correct answer is hardware.

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  • 14. 

    All computers must have:

    • A.

      An operating system

    • B.

      A virus checking program

    • C.

      Word processing software

    Correct Answer
    A. An operating system
    Explanation
    An operating system is a fundamental requirement for all computers as it manages computer hardware and software resources, provides a user interface, and allows the execution of various applications. Without an operating system, a computer would not be able to function properly. While a virus checking program and word processing software are common applications that are often installed on computers, they are not mandatory for all computers to have, unlike an operating system.

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  • 15. 

    Which software would you use to create a multimedia presentation?

    • A.

      ITunes

    • B.

      Powerpoint

    • C.

      Excel

    Correct Answer
    A. ITunes
    Explanation
    ITunes is not the correct answer for creating a multimedia presentation. ITunes is a media player and library software used for managing and playing audio and video files, but it does not have the features and tools necessary for creating multimedia presentations. A more suitable software for creating multimedia presentations would be PowerPoint, as it provides various tools for creating slides, adding multimedia elements such as images, videos, and audio, and allows for customization and presentation of the content.

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  • 16. 

    What type of device is a flash drive?

    • A.

      Output

    • B.

      Storage

    • C.

      Input

    Correct Answer
    B. Storage
    Explanation
    A flash drive is a type of device that is used for storage purposes. It is a portable storage device that uses flash memory to store and transfer data. Flash drives are commonly used to store files, documents, photos, and videos, and they can be easily connected to computers, laptops, and other devices via a USB port. They provide a convenient and portable way to carry and transfer data, making them an essential tool for many people in today's digital age.

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  • 17. 

    An unwanted program running on your computer is called:

    • A.

      Encryption

    • B.

      Sickness

    • C.

      Virus

    Correct Answer
    C. Virus
    Explanation
    A program that runs on a computer without the user's consent and performs malicious actions is commonly referred to as a virus. Viruses can cause harm to a computer system by corrupting files, stealing personal information, or disrupting normal operations. It is important to have antivirus software installed and regularly updated to protect against these unwanted programs.

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  • 18. 

    The _______________ shows what files and applications are open.

    • A.

      Taskbar

    • B.

      Shortcut Menu

    • C.

      My Documents

    Correct Answer
    A. Taskbar
    Explanation
    The taskbar is a feature in operating systems, such as Windows, that displays open files and applications. It is usually located at the bottom of the screen and provides a convenient way for users to switch between different programs or files that are currently in use. The taskbar also allows users to access various system functions and settings. Therefore, the taskbar is the correct answer as it accurately describes the feature that shows what files and applications are open.

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  • 19. 

    The ________________ is an output device that produces output on paper.

    • A.

      Mouse

    • B.

      Keyboard

    • C.

      Printer

    Correct Answer
    C. Printer
    Explanation
    A printer is an output device that produces output on paper. It is used to generate hard copies of documents, images, or any other digital content. It works by transferring ink or toner onto paper, creating a physical representation of the digital information. Printers are commonly used in offices, schools, and homes for various purposes such as printing documents, photos, or even labels.

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  • 20. 

    A ____________________ is a pointing device used to move a pointer on the screen to make selections.

    • A.

      Keybooard

    • B.

      Mouse

    • C.

      Monitor

    Correct Answer
    B. Mouse
    Explanation
    A mouse is a pointing device that is used to move a pointer on the screen and make selections. It typically has a physical structure with buttons and a scroll wheel, allowing the user to navigate through graphical user interfaces and interact with various elements on the screen. The mouse's movement is translated into corresponding movements of the pointer on the screen, providing a convenient and precise way to control and interact with a computer system.

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