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Mock Computer Competency Post Test - Quiz

This is a summative assessment for the Computer Skills: Implementation and Integration Course.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Any image stored as numerical values on optical or magnetic media is called a

    • A.

      Digital image

    • B.

      Photo ready image

    • C.

      Full motion image

    • D.

      Hyper Image

    Correct Answer
    A. Digital image
    Explanation
    A digital image refers to any image that is stored as numerical values on optical or magnetic media. This means that the image is represented by a series of numbers that correspond to the color or intensity of each pixel in the image. This allows the image to be easily manipulated, edited, and transferred between different devices or platforms. Digital images are commonly used in various fields such as photography, graphic design, and computer vision.

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  • 2. 

    An __________________ is a special network that provide home computers a way to connect to the Internet  

    • A.

      Internet Service Provider (ISP)

    • B.

      Internet Groupware System (IGS)

    • C.

      Internet Bandwidth Distributor (IBD)

    • D.

      Internet Special Network (ISN)

    Correct Answer
    A. Internet Service Provider (ISP)
    Explanation
    An Internet Service Provider (ISP) is a specialized network that provides home computers with a way to connect to the Internet. ISPs offer various services such as internet access, email services, web hosting, and domain registration. They act as intermediaries between home users and the internet, providing the necessary infrastructure and connectivity for users to access the vast resources available on the World Wide Web. ISPs offer different types of connections such as dial-up, broadband, and wireless, catering to the diverse needs of users. They play a crucial role in enabling individuals and businesses to access and utilize the internet effectively.

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  • 3. 

    What is the first thing you do if your computer will not turn on?

    • A.

      Check that the printer is connected

    • B.

      Make sure the power cords are plugged in

    • C.

      Keep pressing the power button until it turns on

    • D.

      Beat the side of the case with your fist.

    Correct Answer
    B. Make sure the power cords are plugged in
    Explanation
    The first thing you should do if your computer will not turn on is to make sure the power cords are plugged in. This is because if the power cords are not properly connected, the computer will not receive power and will not turn on. By ensuring that the power cords are plugged in securely, you can eliminate this as a potential issue and move on to troubleshooting other possible causes for the computer not turning on.

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  • 4. 

    Why should surge protectors be used with computer systems?

    • A.

      To protect them against spilled liquids and food particles.

    • B.

      To ensure that computer users have access to systems

    • C.

      To stabilize the application software.

    • D.

      To provide a stable electrical current flow

    Correct Answer
    D. To provide a stable electrical current flow
    Explanation
    Surge protectors should be used with computer systems to provide a stable electrical current flow. This is important because power surges or fluctuations can damage computer components and lead to data loss or system failure. Surge protectors are designed to absorb excess voltage and prevent it from reaching the computer, ensuring a consistent and safe flow of electricity. By using surge protectors, computer systems are protected from potential damage caused by power irregularities, providing a stable and reliable power source for the system to operate effectively.

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  • 5. 

    An advertisement that appears on your screen without warning or notice is called a

    • A.

      Spam.

    • B.

      Pop-up .

    • C.

      Virus.

    • D.

      Cookie

    Correct Answer
    B. Pop-up .
    Explanation
    A pop-up is an advertisement that appears on your screen without warning or notice. It is a common term used to describe these types of ads that can be quite intrusive and disruptive to the user's browsing experience. Unlike spam, which refers to unsolicited and often unwanted emails, or viruses, which are malicious software programs, a pop-up is specifically related to advertisements that appear in a separate window or tab while browsing the internet. Cookies, on the other hand, are small text files that websites store on a user's computer to remember their preferences and enhance their browsing experience, but they are not related to pop-up ads.

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  • 6. 

    A hacker is defined as someone who

    • A.

      Participates in internet commerce.

    • B.

      Copies another student’s work and presents it as their own.

    • C.

      Demolishes out of date computers for resale.

    • D.

      Uses programming skills to gain illegal access to a computer.

    Correct Answer
    D. Uses programming skills to gain illegal access to a computer.
    Explanation
    A hacker is someone who uses programming skills to gain illegal access to a computer. This involves breaking into computer systems or networks without permission, usually with the intent to steal information, cause damage, or disrupt normal operations. Hackers exploit vulnerabilities in software or hardware to gain unauthorized access and may engage in activities such as stealing sensitive data, spreading malware, or launching cyber attacks.

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  • 7. 

    What is one way software manufacturers protect themselves from software piracy?

    • A.

      Filters

    • B.

      Licenses

    • C.

      Spyware

    • D.

      Virus protection

    Correct Answer
    B. Licenses
    Explanation
    Software manufacturers protect themselves from software piracy by using licenses. Licenses are legal agreements that grant users the right to use the software under specific terms and conditions. These licenses outline the scope of usage, such as the number of devices the software can be installed on and any restrictions on copying or distributing the software. By requiring users to obtain licenses, software manufacturers can control and monitor the usage of their software, reducing the risk of unauthorized copying or distribution.

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  • 8. 

    Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 2000 (COPPA) prevents websites from collecting personal information from anyone under what age?

    • A.

      18

    • B.

      13

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    B. 13
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 13. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 2000 (COPPA) is a law that restricts websites from collecting personal information from children under the age of 13 without parental consent. This legislation aims to protect the privacy and safety of young children online by prohibiting the collection of their personal data without proper authorization.

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  • 9. 

    If you make a purchase online with a credit card, you should make sure that the website is __________.

    • A.

      Http:

    • B.

      Https:

    • C.

      Ftp:

    • D.

      Www.

    Correct Answer
    B. Https:
    Explanation
    https: websites are secure and contain special encryption to help to prevent credit card fraud.

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  • 10. 

    ____________let you use a stylus with an electronic pad to draw diagrams or create artwork.  

    • A.

      Graphic tablets

    • B.

      Animation simulators

    • C.

      Webpage designer tools

    • D.

      Mouse

    Correct Answer
    A. Graphic tablets
    Explanation
    Graphic tablets are devices that allow users to use a stylus with an electronic pad to draw diagrams or create artwork. This technology provides a more precise and natural way of drawing compared to using a mouse. Graphic tablets are commonly used by artists, designers, and animators to create digital artwork and animations. They offer pressure sensitivity and other features that make them ideal for artistic purposes. Therefore, graphic tablets are the correct answer for this question.

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  • 11. 

    To create a Web page, you most likely would use a

    • A.

      Spreadsheet and also a database program.

    • B.

      Dedicated HTML authoring program.

    • C.

      Specific dedicated hardware development program.

    • D.

      A multimedia development tool.

    Correct Answer
    B. Dedicated HTML authoring program.
    Explanation
    To create a web page, it is most likely that you would use a dedicated HTML authoring program. This is because HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is the standard language used to create web pages, and a dedicated HTML authoring program provides the necessary tools and features to easily write and format HTML code. While a spreadsheet and database program may be useful for certain aspects of web development, they are not typically used for creating the actual web page structure and content. Similarly, a multimedia development tool and specific dedicated hardware development program are not commonly used for creating web pages.

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  • 12. 

    You have taken a class poll in order to find out  where students would like to go on a class fieldtrip. After collecting and organizing the information in a spreadsheet, which graph is the best way to visually depict your findings in terms of percentages?

    • A.

      Bar

    • B.

      Line

    • C.

      Pie

    • D.

      Scatter

    Correct Answer
    C. Pie
    Explanation
    A pie graph is the best way to visually depict the findings in terms of percentages because it allows for easy comparison of the different options. Each slice of the pie represents a percentage of students who chose a particular destination, making it clear which option is the most popular among the students. The size of each slice directly corresponds to the percentage it represents, providing a clear visual representation of the data.

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  • 13. 

    Which software is best suited for creating an image to illustrate the parts of a flower?

    • A.

      A drawing program

    • B.

      A spreadsheet program

    • C.

      A portable document program.

    • D.

      An audio editing program

    Correct Answer
    A. A drawing program
    Explanation
    A drawing program is best suited for creating an image to illustrate the parts of a flower because it provides the necessary tools and features to create detailed and visually appealing illustrations. It allows the user to draw and manipulate shapes, add colors and textures, and incorporate various artistic techniques to accurately depict the different parts of a flower, such as petals, stems, and leaves. Additionally, a drawing program offers flexibility and precision in terms of editing and refining the image, ensuring that it meets the desired requirements and specifications.

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  • 14. 

    A (n) ISP company provides its customers with 

    • A.

      Access to the Internet.

    • B.

      Custom design of personal websites.

    • C.

      Productivity software for home use.

    • D.

      Virus protection

    Correct Answer
    A. Access to the Internet.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is access to the Internet. An ISP (Internet Service Provider) company is responsible for providing its customers with a connection to the Internet. This means that the company offers the necessary infrastructure and services to allow individuals or businesses to access and browse the World Wide Web, send and receive emails, and perform other online activities.

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  • 15. 

    __________provides a way to hold small group discussions across distances. 

    • A.

      Internet Chat

    • B.

      Phishing

    • C.

      Morphing

    • D.

      Scanning

    Correct Answer
    A. Internet Chat
    Explanation
    Internet Chat provides a way to hold small group discussions across distances. It allows individuals to communicate in real-time through text-based messages, voice calls, or video calls over the internet. This enables people to connect and interact with others who are physically located in different places, making it a convenient and efficient method for small group discussions. Phishing, morphing, and scanning are unrelated to holding group discussions and do not provide the same functionality as internet chat.

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  • 16. 

    Real-time, or coordinated chats are also referred to as _________________ technology.

    • A.

      Synchronous

    • B.

      Asynchronous

    • C.

      Consecutive

    • D.

      Non-consecutive

    Correct Answer
    A. Synchronous
    Explanation
    Real-time, or coordinated chats are also referred to as synchronous technology because they involve immediate and simultaneous communication between participants. This means that all participants are actively engaged in the conversation at the same time, allowing for instant responses and interaction. Synchronous technology enables real-time collaboration and is commonly used in online meetings, webinars, and instant messaging platforms.

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  • 17. 

    Your school’s Technology Club would like to participate in online discussions about the latest gaming software.  What is one method they could use?

    • A.

      Participate in an emoticon.

    • B.

      Create a game with animation software.

    • C.

      Subscribe to development software

    • D.

      Join a blog on the topic

    Correct Answer
    D. Join a blog on the topic
    Explanation
    One method the school's Technology Club could use to participate in online discussions about the latest gaming software is by joining a blog on the topic. By joining a blog, they can engage in discussions with other members who share their interest in gaming software, exchange ideas, and stay updated on the latest developments and trends in the industry. It provides them with a platform to connect with like-minded individuals and expand their knowledge and understanding of the subject.

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  • 18. 

    The grey portion of the Venn diagram in Figure 2 represents the  results of which of the following Internet searches?

    • A.

      Poverty AND Crime

    • B.

      Poverty NOT Crime

    • C.

      Poverty OR Crime

    • D.

      Poverty

    Correct Answer
    A. Poverty AND Crime
    Explanation
    The grey portion of the Venn diagram in Figure 2 represents the results of an Internet search for "Poverty AND Crime". This means that the search results include web pages or content that specifically mention both poverty and crime together. The grey portion shows the intersection of these two concepts, indicating that there are web pages or content that discuss the relationship between poverty and crime.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following tools would be an efficient way to poll students around the globe on a given topic?

    • A.

      Email messages

    • B.

      Online survey tool

    • C.

      School newsletter

    • D.

      Spreadsheet

    Correct Answer
    B. Online survey tool
    Explanation
    An online survey tool would be an efficient way to poll students around the globe on a given topic because it allows for easy distribution and collection of responses. With an online survey tool, students can access and complete the survey from anywhere with an internet connection, making it accessible to students around the globe. It also provides the ability to gather and analyze data in a more organized and efficient manner compared to email messages, school newsletters, or spreadsheets.

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  • 20. 

    Joe isn't sure what career he would like to pursue, but he has an interest in law enforcement.  What should Joe do to determine the technology skills he might need?

    • A.

      Ask friends what they know about computers in law enforcement.

    • B.

      Police officers do not use technology, so Joe should not worry about it.

    • C.

      Use the Internet to research jobs within the field of law enforcement.

    • D.

      Ask his teacher for career advice.

    Correct Answer
    C. Use the Internet to research jobs within the field of law enforcement.
    Explanation
    Joe should use the Internet to research jobs within the field of law enforcement in order to determine the technology skills he might need. By researching different jobs, Joe can gather information about the specific technology tools and skills that are commonly used in law enforcement. This will help him make an informed decision about the technology skills he should focus on developing for a career in law enforcement.

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  • 21. 

    Jeremy is looking online for information to use in his History report.  He finds a web site that has a lot of facts but he is concerned about the accuracy of the data.  What question should he ask before using the information in his report? 

    • A.

      Is the site easy to use and understand?

    • B.

      Were there pictures or graphics?

    • C.

      How much time does he have before he can submit the report?

    • D.

      Where does the information come from?

    Correct Answer
    D. Where does the information come from?
    Explanation
    Before using the information in his report, Jeremy should ask where the information comes from to determine its accuracy and reliability. The source of the information is crucial in evaluating its credibility and ensuring that it is from a reputable and trustworthy source.

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  • 22. 

    _____________includes the different forms of text, audio, graphics, animation and full-motion video.

    • A.

      Hypertext

    • B.

      Codec translation

    • C.

      Multimedia

    • D.

      Spreadsheets

    Correct Answer
    C. Multimedia
    Explanation
    Multimedia refers to the inclusion of various forms of text, audio, graphics, animation, and full-motion video. It encompasses a wide range of media elements that are combined to create an interactive and engaging experience for the user. This can include elements such as images, videos, audio clips, and animations, which are used to enhance the communication and presentation of information. Therefore, multimedia is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 23. 

    ______________take and store moving video images on disks or memory cards.

    • A.

      Video Sensors

    • B.

      Camcorders

    • C.

      Digital Video Recorders

    • D.

      Microphones

    Correct Answer
    C. Digital Video Recorders
    Explanation
    Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) are devices that are capable of taking and storing moving video images on disks or memory cards. This makes them the correct answer for the given question. Camcorders are devices used for recording and capturing videos, but they do not necessarily have the capability to store them on disks or memory cards. Video Sensors are components used in various devices to capture video, but they do not have the storage capability. Microphones are used for capturing audio, not video. Hence, DVRs are the most suitable option among the given choices.

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  • 24. 

    Figure 3 shows trends of DVD sales over four quarters.  What can you tell about DVD sales in the three different countries?

    • A.

      Asia's sales increased more than Europe's.

    • B.

      Quarter 2 had the best sales for Europe.

    • C.

      The U.S. sold more DVDs than the other countries.

    • D.

      Quarter 2 was the best sales quarter for U.S.

    Correct Answer
    C. The U.S. sold more DVDs than the other countries.
    Explanation
    Based on the information provided in Figure 3, it can be concluded that the U.S. had the highest DVD sales compared to Asia and Europe. The figure shows trends of DVD sales over four quarters, but it does not provide specific data for each country. However, since the answer states that the U.S. sold more DVDs than the other countries, it can be inferred that the U.S. had the highest sales overall.

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  • 25. 

    A ___________________ is a large server that gathers data from production servers in order to assist in the decision making process.

    • A.

      Data mine

    • B.

      Data warehouse

    • C.

      Data cluster

    • D.

      Data bomb

    Correct Answer
    B. Data warehouse
    Explanation
    A data warehouse is a large server that gathers data from production servers in order to assist in the decision-making process. It is specifically designed for storing and analyzing structured and semi-structured data from various sources. By consolidating data from different systems, a data warehouse provides a centralized and unified view of the organization's data, making it easier for decision-makers to access and analyze information for making informed decisions.

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  • 26. 

    Doing research by using an online database instead of a printed set of similar information offers which advantage?

    • A.

      More current information

    • B.

      Better charts

    • C.

      Easier to understand tables

    • D.

      More legible diagrams

    Correct Answer
    A. More current information
    Explanation
    Using an online database instead of a printed set of similar information offers the advantage of having more current information. Online databases can be updated in real-time, ensuring that the information accessed is the most up-to-date available. This is in contrast to printed materials, which may become outdated as new information becomes available. Therefore, using an online database allows researchers to access the most recent and relevant information for their study or project.

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  • 27. 

    Upon walking into Mr. Johnson's workroom, Daryl saw a test that would be given the next day on the computer screen.  Which of the following can Daryl ethically do?

    • A.

      Correct obvious errors on the test to help Mr. Johnson avoid embarrassment.

    • B.

      Read the questions as a study guide.

    • C.

      Add a few well-chosen questions that Mr. Johnson left out.

    • D.

      Leave the room without reading the test questions.

    Correct Answer
    D. Leave the room without reading the test questions.
    Explanation
    Daryl can ethically leave the room without reading the test questions because it is important to respect the privacy and confidentiality of Mr. Johnson's work. By not reading the test questions, Daryl is avoiding any potential ethical issues such as cheating or unauthorized access to information.

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  • 28. 

    What is the function of a disk drive?

    • A.

      To print sheets of paper

    • B.

      To read from or write information to a floppy disk

    • C.

      To display information or pictures on a screen

    • D.

      To calculate numbers

    Correct Answer
    B. To read from or write information to a floppy disk
    Explanation
    A disk drive is a device used to read from or write information to a floppy disk. It is responsible for retrieving data from the disk or storing data onto it. The other options mentioned, such as printing sheets of paper, displaying information on a screen, or calculating numbers, are not the primary functions of a disk drive. Therefore, the correct answer is to read from or write information to a floppy disk.

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  • 29. 

    For a social studies report, Fred needs to illustrate the products of Georgia with pictures and comparison graphs.  He would most likely use which software programs?

    • A.

      Spreadsheet and statistical

    • B.

      Spreadsheet and database

    • C.

      Graphing and clip art

    • D.

      Clip art and drawing

    Correct Answer
    C. Graphing and clip art
    Explanation
    Fred needs to illustrate the products of Georgia with pictures and comparison graphs. To create comparison graphs, he would most likely use a graphing software program. Additionally, he would need to include pictures of the products, for which he would use clip art. Therefore, the most suitable software programs for Fred to use would be graphing and clip art programs.

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  • 30. 

    For correct keyboarding, what is the recommended placement of fingers on the home row keys?

    • A.

      Fingers of the left hand on A-S-D-F and fingers on the right hand on J-K-L-;

    • B.

      Fingers of the right hand on A-S-D-F and fingers on the left hand on J-K-L-;

    • C.

      Fingers of the left hand on A-S-E-F and fingers on the right hand on J-K-O-P

    • D.

      Fingers of the left hand on Q-W-E-R and fingers on the right hand on U-I-O-P

    Correct Answer
    A. Fingers of the left hand on A-S-D-F and fingers on the right hand on J-K-L-;
    Explanation
    The recommended placement of fingers on the home row keys for correct keyboarding is to have the fingers of the left hand on A-S-D-F and the fingers of the right hand on J-K-L-. This is the standard hand placement for touch typing, where the fingers rest on the home row keys and reach out to the other keys as needed. This placement allows for efficient and accurate typing, as it positions the fingers over the most frequently used keys.

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  • 31. 

    Jim is typing a song on his word processor.  The song has four verses, and the chorus is repeated after each verse.  What would be the most efficient way to enter the song, making sure the chorus is repeated after each verse?

    • A.

      Type the chorus four times.

    • B.

      Copy the chorus on a copy machine and then cut and paste it into the document.

    • C.

      Use the Copy and Paste Commands on the word processor.

    • D.

      Highlight the text and change it to Bold.

    Correct Answer
    C. Use the Copy and Paste Commands on the word processor.
    Explanation
    The most efficient way to enter the song, making sure the chorus is repeated after each verse, would be to use the Copy and Paste Commands on the word processor. This allows Jim to copy the chorus once and then paste it after each verse, saving time and effort compared to typing or copying manually.

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  • 32. 

    Which is not an advantage of using computerized spreadsheets?

    • A.

      Speed of calculation

    • B.

      Flexibility of moving entries

    • C.

      Cost of initial set-up

    • D.

      Ability to generate tables

    Correct Answer
    C. Cost of initial set-up
    Explanation
    An advantage of using computerized spreadsheets is the ability to generate tables, which allows for organized and easily accessible data presentation. Additionally, computerized spreadsheets offer the flexibility of moving entries, making it convenient to rearrange and manipulate data as needed. The speed of calculation is another advantage, as computerized spreadsheets can perform complex calculations quickly and accurately. However, the cost of initial set-up is not an advantage, as it requires an investment in software and training.

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  • 33. 

    Using an electronic bulletin board, Andy can do all of the following except which one?

    • A.

      Send private messages to a friend

    • B.

      Send a public message to friends interested in one topic

    • C.

      Send pictures to a friend

    • D.

      Send a package to a friend

    Correct Answer
    D. Send a package to a friend
    Explanation
    Andy can do all of the given options using an electronic bulletin board, except for sending a package to a friend. Electronic bulletin boards are digital platforms that allow users to exchange information, messages, and media online. While it is possible to send private messages, public messages, and pictures through an electronic bulletin board, sending a physical package would require a different means of communication or delivery service.

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  • 34. 

    Trish is editing the last paragraph of her essay.  She has decided to add another sentence before the last sentence.  Which of the following would be the most efficient process?

    • A.

      Type the sentence in another document and then place it in her essay where she wants it.

    • B.

      Type the sentence at the end of her essay and then move it where she wants it.

    • C.

      Type the sentence at the end of her essay, copy the new sentence, and then paste it where she wants it.

    • D.

      Put the cursor at the point where she wants to add the sentence and then type the sentence.

    Correct Answer
    D. Put the cursor at the point where she wants to add the sentence and then type the sentence.
    Explanation
    The most efficient process would be to put the cursor at the point where she wants to add the sentence and then type the sentence. This method allows Trish to directly insert the sentence at the desired location without the need for additional steps such as copying and pasting or moving the sentence. It saves time and effort by eliminating unnecessary actions.

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  • 35. 

    Using the table, what is the result in Cell C6?

    • A.

      80

    • B.

      71

    • C.

      59

    • D.

      57

    Correct Answer
    A. 80
  • 36. 

    What does rsmith represent in [email protected]?

    • A.

      Domain

    • B.

      Host

    • C.

      User's name

    • D.

      Address

    Correct Answer
    C. User's name
    Explanation
    In the email address [email protected], rsmith represents the user's name. The user's name is the unique identifier for the individual who owns the email account. It is typically used to personalize the email address and distinguish it from others.

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  • 37. 

    Why is a web site an effective way to present a report on an animal that you are studying?

    • A.

      People like to read reports on computers.

    • B.

      People can follow links to additional information, pictures, or animal sounds.

    • C.

      People do not have to read the report; they can just look at the pictures and listen to the sounds.

    • D.

      People can read a long report on one page by scrolling down so they do not have to go to another web page.

    Correct Answer
    B. People can follow links to additional information, pictures, or animal sounds.
    Explanation
    A web site is an effective way to present a report on an animal that you are studying because it allows people to easily access additional information, pictures, or animal sounds through clickable links. This enhances the learning experience and provides a more comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. Additionally, a web site allows for easy navigation and the ability to include a long report on one page, eliminating the need to constantly switch between different web pages.

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  • 38. 

    When is a storyboard most helpful?

    • A.

      At the end of a project to be sure the product is complete

    • B.

      At the end of a project to be sure the product is linear

    • C.

      During the project planning to be sure the product works

    • D.

      In the middle of a project to be sure the product works

    Correct Answer
    C. During the project planning to be sure the product works
    Explanation
    A storyboard is most helpful during the project planning phase to ensure that the product works. This is because a storyboard is a visual representation of the product's flow and functionality, allowing the team to identify any potential issues or gaps in the design before investing time and resources into development. By creating a storyboard early on, the team can make necessary adjustments and improvements to ensure that the final product meets the desired goals and requirements.

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  • 39. 

    Which method is used to cite resource materials in multimedia projects?

    • A.

      Bibliography of print resources

    • B.

      Bibliography of three main sources

    • C.

      Bibliography of online resources only

    • D.

      Bibliography of all resources

    Correct Answer
    D. Bibliography of all resources
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "bibliography of all resources." This method is used to cite resource materials in multimedia projects because it includes all the sources used, whether they are print resources or online resources. It ensures that all the references are properly acknowledged and allows others to easily locate and verify the sources used in the project.

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  • 40. 

    Jane's multimedia project group uses a picture from an electronic encyclopedia.  Which of the following must Jane's group do?

    • A.

      Use the encyclopedia picture freely.

    • B.

      Cite the source for the picture

    • C.

      Credit the group members for scanning the picture.

    • D.

      List the names of the group members at the end of the project.

    Correct Answer
    B. Cite the source for the picture
    Explanation
    Jane's group must cite the source for the picture. This means they need to provide information about where they obtained the picture from, such as the electronic encyclopedia. Citing the source is important to give credit to the original creator or owner of the picture and to avoid plagiarism.

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  • 41. 

    Who of the following owns the artwork created in a school computer lab using commercial software?

    • A.

      The student artist

    • B.

      The school principal

    • C.

      The school superintendent

    • D.

      The software developer

    Correct Answer
    A. The student artist
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the student artist. In most cases, the student artist would own the artwork they create in a school computer lab using commercial software. This is because the artwork is considered the creative expression of the student and is protected by copyright law. The school principal, school superintendent, or software developer would typically not have ownership rights over the artwork unless there are specific agreements or contracts in place stating otherwise.

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  • 42. 

    Which of the following best describesthe term multitasking?

    • A.

      A user can have more than one application open and in use at the same time.

    • B.

      Processing time is managed by the operating system so that system resources are optimized.

    • C.

      Files and other resources are shared by users working on networked computers.

    • D.

      A higher-priority program can interrupt lower-priority programs to use a system device.

    Correct Answer
    A. A user can have more than one application open and in use at the same time.
    Explanation
    Multitasking refers to the ability of a user to have multiple applications open and in use simultaneously. This means that the user can switch between different applications and perform tasks in each of them without having to close or pause any of the other applications. This allows for increased productivity and efficiency as users can work on multiple tasks at the same time.

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  • 43. 

    An important criterion in the evaluationof an educational software package foruse in the classroom is that the program:

    • A.

      Takes full advantage of the latest multimedia technologies.

    • B.

      Is designed so it can be used by either individuals or groups of students.

    • C.

      Loads quickly when it is started up.

    • D.

      Matches clearly identified educational needs.

    Correct Answer
    D. Matches clearly identified educational needs.
    Explanation
    The most important criterion in evaluating an educational software package for classroom use is that it matches clearly identified educational needs. This means that the software should align with the specific learning objectives and goals of the classroom, ensuring that it provides relevant content and activities that support the educational curriculum. By addressing the identified needs, the software can effectively enhance the learning experience and facilitate student engagement and achievement.

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  • 44. 

    An advantage of interactive electroniclearning is that:

    • A.

      It is less expensive than traditional classroom learning.

    • B.

      Students can learn at their own pace and follow their own interests.

    • C.

      Less effort is required by students to achieve success.

    • D.

      Providing feedback to students is less labor-intensive for the teacher.

    Correct Answer
    B. Students can learn at their own pace and follow their own interests.
    Explanation
    Interactive electronic learning allows students to have control over their learning process. They can go through the materials at their own pace, spending more time on challenging concepts and moving quickly through familiar ones. Additionally, they have the freedom to explore topics that interest them, which can enhance their motivation and engagement in the learning process. This personalized approach to learning promotes individualized growth and allows students to tailor their education to their specific needs and interests.

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  • 45. 

    Which of the following steps shouldbe taken first in the development of aWeb site?

    • A.

      Creating the links for navigating the site

    • B.

      Drafting the text for the site

    • C.

      Mapping out the structure and contents of the site

    • D.

      Inserting image placeholders

    Correct Answer
    C. Mapping out the structure and contents of the site
    Explanation
    Mapping out the structure and contents of the site should be taken first in the development of a website. This step involves planning and organizing the overall layout, pages, and sections of the website. By mapping out the structure and contents, developers can determine the hierarchy of information, define navigation paths, and ensure a logical flow of content. This step provides a solid foundation for the website's design and development process, allowing for efficient creation of links, drafting of text, and insertion of image placeholders in subsequent stages.

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  • 46. 

    A computer's operating system isresponsible for performing whichof the following tasks?

    • A.

      Virus detection

    • B.

      Data compression

    • C.

      Disk defragmentation

    • D.

      Memory management

    Correct Answer
    D. Memory management
    Explanation
    The operating system of a computer controls and coordinates the
    computer's data transfer, disk operating system, and peripheral devices. The operating system
    also manages allocation of memory used by drivers and software applications.

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  • 47. 

    Which of the following is the first actionto take when a printer is not receiving aprint command?

    • A.

      Check the computer's default printer settings.

    • B.

      Realign the printer's print heads.

    • C.

      Replace the printer's ink cartridges.

    • D.

      Reset the printer's printing properties.

    Correct Answer
    A. Check the computer's default printer settings.
    Explanation
    There are a number of reasons that a printer might not respond to a print
    command. Of the choices listed, checking the computer's default printer settings is the easiest
    option and is a common reason for a lack of response by a printer to a print command. It should
    therefore be checked first.

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  • 48. 

    The emergence of file formats capable ofcompressing large amounts of informationfor easy transmission has most significantlycontributed to which of thefollowing technology-related concerns?

    • A.

      The protection of intellectual property rights

    • B.

      The prevention of computer hacking

    • C.

      The protection of the right to free speech

    • D.

      The prevention of software piracy

    Correct Answer
    A. The protection of intellectual property rights
    Explanation
    The emergence of file compression technology has made it easy for
    individuals to copy and distribute the intellectual property of others. Compression software
    reduces the size of large files so that they require less time to download and they take up less
    room on computer hard drives. This has led to an increase in the number of compressed files of
    movies, songs, software, and other copyrighted works being shared by individuals without the
    permission of the owners of those intellectual properties.

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  • 49. 

    According to current software copyrightlaws, it is permissible to copy softwaredesigned for personal computers:

    • A.

      Only for educational purposes.

    • B.

      Only if the software was purchased with a multiple user or site license.

    • C.

      Only for archival purposes.

    • D.

      Only if the copies are not resold by the original purchaser.

    Correct Answer
    C. Only for archival purposes.
    Explanation
    According to Chapter one, Section 117 of the copyright laws of the
    United States, an individual may make an archival copy of a computer program for which that
    person holds a license. The archival copy may be used only for the maintenance or repair of
    the original machine running the software.

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  • 50. 

    A student is creating a Web page with a textured background and has downloaded a clip art image of an envelope to use as a button on the page. The clip art image file and a sketch of how the image is to appear on the Web page are shown above. In which of the following ways should the student modify the clip art image so that it appears on the Web page as illustrated?

    • A.

      Crop the image so that anything outside of the white circle is deleted and save it as a JPEG file.

    • B.

      Set the background color outside the circle to be transparent and save the image as a GIF file.

    • C.

      Paste the envelope and surrounding circle into the textured background image and save it as a JPEG file.

    • D.

      Fill the space outside of the circle with the background texture and save the image as a GIF file.

    Correct Answer
    B. Set the background color outside the circle to be transparent and save the image as a GIF file.
    Explanation
    Graphics used on Web pages are usually stored as rectangular images.
    In order to present a graphic image with a round outline shape, it is necessary to make part of
    the image transparent. The GIF format for images allows the user to create transparent areas
    in an image. Making the black area outside the white circle transparent will make the clip art
    envelope appear as intended.

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