Mock Computer Competency Test

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Mock Computer Competency Test

This is a pre-assessment (diagnostic) for Computer Skills: Implementation and Integration. This test will help me gauge your computer competency.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is similar to a copy machine, except that it creates a digital file of the image?
    • A. 

      A fax machine

    • B. 

      A digitizer

    • C. 

      A scanner

  • 2. 
    What software would you most likely use to compare the average snowfall from several locations?
    • A. 

      Spreadsheet

    • B. 

      Database

    • C. 

      Word Processor

  • 3. 
    What is a web browser plug-in?
    • A. 

      A program that adds a specific feature to the browser allowing it to play or view certain files

    • B. 

      A port in a computer that connects printers and PCs

    • C. 

      A CD that you must use while on the InternetQ

  • 4. 
    The process of making readable data into unreadable (nonsense) characters is called:
    • A. 

      Call back

    • B. 

      Encryption

    • C. 

      Phishing

  • 5. 
    In the e-mail address "[email protected]", the domain is:
    • A. 

      Model

    • B. 

      Sllboces

    • C. 

      .org

  • 6. 
    Guidelines written to protect the original work of others:
    • A. 

      Acceptable Use Policy

    • B. 

      Fair Use Rules

    • C. 

      Netiquette

  • 7. 
    An uninstaller is a utility program that:
    • A. 

      Removes a program from a computer

    • B. 

      Removes viruses from a computer's memory bank

    • C. 

      Reduces the size of the memory on a computer

  • 8. 
    When you change the color and background of a chart in a spreadsheet you are:
    • A. 

      Formatting

    • B. 

      Merging

    • C. 

      Calculating

  • 9. 
    To find the average daily amount of rainfall over a four-week period, which software program would be the BEST to use to record data and find the average?
    • A. 

      Database

    • B. 

      Spreadsheet

    • C. 

      Word Processor

  • 10. 
    Getting into someone else's computer without their permission is called:
    • A. 

      Spamming

    • B. 

      Attacking

    • C. 

      Hacking

  • 11. 
    Adding your comments to a blog or forum is called
    • A. 

      Posting

    • B. 

      Phishing

    • C. 

      Streaming

  • 12. 
    Clickable words on a Web page that direct you to another Web page or file are called:
    • A. 

      Buttons

    • B. 

      Hyperlinks

    • C. 

      Icons

  • 13. 
    The simulation of a real or imagined environment that appears as a three-dimensional (3-D) space is called:
    • A. 

      Animation

    • B. 

      Virtual Reality

    • C. 

      Graphics

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is an example of an image file?
    • A. 

      .jpeg

    • B. 

      .mp3

    • C. 

      .exe

  • 15. 
    You have asked students to write a report on "How the Civil War Affected the Economy in the South." Which Boolean operators should they start with when conducting an Internet search?
    • A. 

      Civil War NOT Economy

    • B. 

      Civil War OR Economy

    • C. 

      Civil War AND Economy

  • 16. 
    The first thing to consider when developing a multimedia presentation is:
    • A. 

      The audience

    • B. 

      The font size

    • C. 

      The design template

  • 17. 
    Which feature of your word processing program would you use to send a form letter to a group of names and addresses:
    • A. 

      Spell Check

    • B. 

      Sort and Send

    • C. 

      Mail Merge

  • 18. 
    Software that blocks access to certain websites is called __________ software.
    • A. 

      Filtering

    • B. 

      Firewall

    • C. 

      Spam

  • 19. 
    This word processing feature allows information to be organized in rows and columns:
    • A. 

      Format

    • B. 

      Tables

    • C. 

      Tools

  • 20. 
    A computer virus is transmitted MOST often through:
    • A. 

      Websites

    • B. 

      Software

    • C. 

      Email attachments

  • 21. 
    Which of these is the best way to find websites containing information about the history of Georgia?
    • A. 

      Instant message your friend

    • B. 

      E-mail the webmaster of your school webpage

    • C. 

      Type the words "georgia" and history in a search engine

  • 22. 
    In the Internet address "www.canton.edu," the ".edu" indicates:
    • A. 

      The type of organization represented by the address

    • B. 

      The accuracy of the information in the address

    • C. 

      The date of the information in the addresse address

  • 23. 
    When searching for a topic using a web search engine, which are the best Boolean operators to use with your keywords to get better results:
    • A. 

      AND, OR & NOT in the search

    • B. 

      IF, THEN & WHAT in the search

    • C. 

      HOW, WHEN & WHY in the search

  • 24. 
    Copying copyright protected software and giving it to others for free is:
    • A. 

      Always allowed

    • B. 

      A criminal act

    • C. 

      Fair Use

  • 25. 
    What does multitasking mean?
    • A. 

      The computer's ability to run several programs at the same time

    • B. 

      The computer's ability to have more than one type of storage device

    • C. 

      The computer's ability to store more than one type of document

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