Mock Computer Competency Post Test

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Mock Computer Competency Post Test

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

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 5. 
    An advertisement that appears on your screen without warning or notice is called a
    • A. 

      Spam.

    • B. 

      Pop-up .

    • C. 

      Virus.

    • D. 

      Cookie

  • 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      Demolishes out of date computers for resale.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.

  • 7. 
    What is one way software manufacturers protect themselves from software piracy?
    • A. 

      Filters

    • B. 

      Licenses

    • C. 

      Spyware

    • D. 

      Virus protection

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 15. 
    __________provides a way to hold small group discussions across distances. 
    • A. 

      Internet Chat

    • B. 

      Phishing

    • C. 

      Morphing

    • D. 

      Scanning

  • 16. 
    Real-time, or coordinated chats are also referred to as _________________ technology.
    • A. 

      Synchronous

    • B. 

      Asynchronous

    • C. 

      Consecutive

    • D. 

      Non-consecutive

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 22. 
    _____________includes the different forms of text, audio, graphics, animation and full-motion video.
    • A. 

      Hypertext

    • B. 

      Codec translation

    • C. 

      Multimedia

    • D. 

      Spreadsheets

  • 23. 
    ______________take and store moving video images on disks or memory cards.
    • A. 

      Video Sensors

    • B. 

      Camcorders

    • C. 

      Digital Video Recorders

    • D. 

      Microphones

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 35. 
    Using the table, what is the result in Cell C6?
    • A. 

      80

    • B. 

      71

    • C. 

      59

    • D. 

      57

  • 36. 
    What does rsmith represent in [email protected]?
    • A. 

      Domain

    • B. 

      Host

    • C. 

      User's name

    • D. 

      Address

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 48. 
    • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 51. 
    Which of the following is the correctBoolean entry to use when searchingfor two terms appearing on the same page?
    • A. 

      AND

    • B. 

      OR

    • C. 

      PLUS

    • D. 

      NOT

  • 52. 
    A middle school science teacher ispreparing a lesson on the relationshipbetween solar flare activity and globalweather patterns. The students will workin groups to research the relationship andpresent their results to the class. Whichof the following would be the most ageappropriateactivity for the teacher toinclude in the lesson?
    • A. 

      Have the students use the graphing functions of a spreadsheet application to present their data.

    • B. 

      Have the students access articles from an encyclopedia on CD-ROM.

    • C. 

      Have the students use the Internet to access and analyze articles from online scientific journals.

    • D. 

      Have the students create a database to perform statistical analyses on their data.

  • 53. 
    Which of the following strategies will besthelp students understand how files andfolders are organized in a computer?
    • A. 

      Explaining the significance of the various file name extensions

    • B. 

      Having students create folders and move files into them

    • C. 

      Explaining how files are physically stored on the hard drive

    • D. 

      Having students create files and save them to another storage medium

  • 54. 
    Which of the following lines correctlyillustrates the shift in teaching behaviorattributed to the increasing use oftechnology in the classroom?
    • A. 

      Line 1

    • B. 

      Line 2

    • C. 

      Line 3

    • D. 

      Line 4

  • 55. 
    A teacher wants to assess the effectivenessof a unit that required the use of Internetresearch skills. Which of the followingactivities would be most useful for thispurpose?
    • A. 

      Having a class debate about the best ways to locate relevant information on the Internet

    • B. 

      Reviewing the computers' browser histories to determine the Web sites accessed during the unit

    • C. 

      Giving students a quiz on Internet research techniques

    • D. 

      Having students explain the process through which they created their final products

  • 56. 
    Your school purchased a single-user copy of a new desktop publishing program. Which of the following can be done legally?
    • A. 

      Copy and distribute it to everyone in the building

    • B. 

      Load it on all the computers in the school

    • C. 

      Load it on all the computers in one classroom

    • D. 

      Load it on only one computer in the lab

  • 57. 
    You need to sort your class roster in ascending order by students' last names. Which of the following is the best example of a sort in that order?
    • A. 

      Davis, Campbell, Barnes Akers

    • B. 

      Barnes, Akers, Campbell, Davis

    • C. 

      Akers, Davis Campbell, Barnes

    • D. 

      Akers, Barnes, Campbell, Davis

  • 58. 
    In a spreadsheet, when an entry in one or more cells is too long for the width of the column, what symbols are displayed?
    • A. 

      *****

    • B. 

      #####

    • C. 

      @@@@

    • D. 

      !!!!!!!!!!!

  • 59. 
    If a teacher wanted to demonstrate the impact of various decisions on ecology an environment, what would be the best software?
    • A. 

      Problem solving

    • B. 

      Drill and practice

    • C. 

      Tutorial

    • D. 

      Simulation

  • 60. 
    What is currently the most popular method for delivering distance learning courses?
    • A. 

      Videoconferencing

    • B. 

      Teleconferencing

    • C. 

      Broadcast video

    • D. 

      Internet