Module 1 Assessment Test

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  • 1. 
    Which type of computer is used to operate large corporate systems and databases
    • A. 

      Desktop computer

    • B. 

      Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)

    • C. 

      Mainframe

    • D. 

      Laptop

  • 2. 
    Which of the following describes the essential components of Information Technology?
    • A. 

      Primary, secondary and cache memory

    • B. 

      RAM and ROM

    • C. 

      Hardware, software and communications technologies

    • D. 

      Hardware and shareware

  • 3. 
    The speed of the CPU is measured in:
    • A. 

      Gigahertz (GHz)

    • B. 

      Bits per second (Bps)

    • C. 

      Gigabytes (GB)

    • D. 

      Megabytes (MB)

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements about formatting a floppy disk for the first time is true?
    • A. 

      Formatting prepares a floppy disk to store data

    • B. 

      Formatting backs up data onto a floppy disk

    • C. 

      Formatting copies a floppy disk

    • D. 

      Formatting unlocks a floppy disk

  • 5. 
    Which of the following tasks is a function of the operating system?
    • A. 

      Adding data to a spreadsheet

    • B. 

      Producing a database report

    • C. 

      File management

    • D. 

      Producing a presentation

  • 6. 
    Which of the following tasks is a function of the operating system?
    • A. 

      Producing a presentation

    • B. 

      File management

    • C. 

      Producing a database report

    • D. 

      Adding data to a spreadsheet

  • 7. 
    Which software would you use to create a mailshot letter?
    • A. 

      Web browsing software

    • B. 

      Spreadsheet software

    • C. 

      Accounting software

    • D. 

      Word processing software

  • 8. 
    The computers in your office building are connected together so staff can share files and printers. What is this arrangement of computers called?
    • A. 

      FTP

    • B. 

      LAN

    • C. 

      WWW

    • D. 

      HTTP

  • 9. 
    An intranet is:
    • A. 

      A network operating system

    • B. 

      A network filing system

    • C. 

      A private company network

    • D. 

      A private company network that includes external specified users

  • 10. 
    Which of the following devices do you need to be able to communicate with other computers using the telephone network?
    • A. 

      CD-ROM

    • B. 

      Modem

    • C. 

      Plotter

    • D. 

      Speakers

  • 11. 
    Which of the following tasks would be more suited to a person rather than a computer?
    • A. 

      Tasks that are repetitive

    • B. 

      Tasks that require speed

    • C. 

      Tasks that require complex mathematical processing

    • D. 

      Tasks that require imagination

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is NOT a use of computer applications in a school?
    • A. 

      Class timetabling

    • B. 

      Student registration

    • C. 

      Computer based training

    • D. 

      Stock Control

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is NOT a feature of electronic commerce?
    • A. 

      Goods can be advertised and prices compared

    • B. 

      There is physical contact between buyer and seller

    • C. 

      Transactions can be processed quickly

    • D. 

      Services are available 24 hours a day

  • 14. 
    Computer use can cause repetitive strain injury (RSI). Which of the following NOT is the best way to avoid this?
    • A. 

      Ensure your computer is in a well-lit area

    • B. 

      Use the computer sitting on an armchair

    • C. 

      Place your monitor at the correct height

    • D. 

      Work with your wrists level with the keyboard

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is a good password policy for an organisation?
    • A. 

      All passwords are changed regularly

    • B. 

      All passwords are never changed

    • C. 

      All passwords are made up of less than four characters

    • D. 

      All passwords are made up of less than four numbers

  • 16. 
    What is the best way of preventing your computer from being infected with a virus?
    • A. 

      Only virus-check e-mail attachments

    • B. 

      Have updateable anti-virus software running on your computer

    • C. 

      Have anti-virus software running on your computer

    • D. 

      Never open any e-mail attachments

  • 17. 
    Which of the following statements describes shareware?
    • A. 

      Shareware is software without copyright protection

    • B. 

      Shareware is free software

    • C. 

      Shareware is software you may pay for after an initial time period of use

    • D. 

      Shareware is software you can use in any way

  • 18. 
    There are rules governing the storage and supply of computer-based information. What are these rules called?
    • A. 

      Data Privacy Policy

    • B. 

      Data Management Act

    • C. 

      Data Protection Act

    • D. 

      Data Publicity Law

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