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  • 1. 

    What is the benefit of using file compression?

    • A.

      It will prevent a file from being deleted by mistake

    • B.

      It will protect a file from being infected by computer virus

    • C.

      It will reduce file sizes on the hard drive or other media

    Correct Answer
    C. It will reduce file sizes on the hard drive or other media
    Explanation
    File compression is beneficial because it reduces the size of files on the hard drive or other media. This can save storage space and make it easier to transfer or share files. Compressed files also take less time to load and can improve overall system performance. Additionally, compressed files can be downloaded or uploaded faster over the internet, making it more efficient for file transfers.

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  • 2. 

    Where should you click to unzip a compressed file in the right-click menu?

    • A.

      Open

    • B.

      Extract All

    • C.

      Cut

    Correct Answer
    B. Extract All
    Explanation
    To unzip a compressed file in the right-click menu, you should click on "Extract All." This option is specifically designed to extract the contents of a compressed file and make them accessible. "Open" would simply open the compressed file without extracting its contents, while "Cut" is unrelated to unzipping and refers to moving a file or folder to a different location.

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  • 3. 

    Where should you click in the Start menu to view all Recent documents?

    • A.

      Internet

    • B.

      My Recent Documents

    • C.

      My Documents

    Correct Answer
    B. My Recent Documents
    Explanation
    To view all recent documents in the Start menu, you should click on "My Recent Documents." This option will display a list of the most recently accessed files and documents, allowing easy access to them.

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  • 4. 

    How would you restore a file in the Recycle Bin?

    • A.

      Restore

    • B.

      Cut

    • C.

      Properties

    Correct Answer
    A. Restore
    Explanation
    To restore a file in the Recycle Bin, you would select the "Restore" option. This action will move the file back to its original location on your computer. The "Cut" option is used to move a file from one location to another, while "Properties" allows you to view and modify the attributes of a file.

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  • 5. 

    What information is needed to securely log on to a computer?

    • A.

      License Key

    • B.

      Username and Password

    • C.

      Credit Card Number

    Correct Answer
    B. Username and Password
    Explanation
    To securely log on to a computer, one needs a username and password. This combination of information acts as a form of authentication, ensuring that only authorized individuals can access the computer. A license key is typically required for software activation, not for logging into a computer. Similarly, a credit card number is unrelated to the process of logging in and should not be used as a means of authentication.

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  • 6. 

    Where in the control panel would you click to change the keyboard language?

    • A.

      Keyboard

    • B.

      Regional and Language

    • C.

      Internet options

    Correct Answer
    B. Regional and Language
    Explanation
    To change the keyboard language in the control panel, you would click on "Regional and Language". This option allows you to modify various settings related to language, including keyboard layout and input methods.

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  • 7. 

    Where should you click to uninstall the software application?

    • A.

      Add hardware

    • B.

      Displays

    • C.

      Add or Remove

    Correct Answer
    C. Add or Remove
    Explanation
    To uninstall a software application, you should click on "Add or Remove." This option allows you to manage the installed programs on your device and provides the ability to uninstall or change them. By selecting "Add or Remove," you can easily locate the software application you want to uninstall and remove it from your system.

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  • 8. 

    Which keys should be used to capturer a screenshot?

    • A.

      Tab + Insert

    • B.

      Ctrl + Insert

    • C.

      Alt + Print Screen

    Correct Answer
    C. Alt + Print Screen
    Explanation
    The combination of Alt + Print Screen should be used to capture a screenshot. This combination allows the user to capture the current active window and save it to the clipboard. The Alt key is used to modify the behavior of the Print Screen key, which by itself captures the entire screen. Using Alt + Print Screen is a quick and convenient way to capture a specific window without capturing unnecessary information from the rest of the screen.

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  • 9. 

    What key combination is used for switching between open Windows?

    • A.

      Shift+F5

    • B.

      Alt + Tab

    • C.

      AltGr + Enter

    Correct Answer
    B. Alt + Tab
    Explanation
    Alt + Tab is the correct key combination for switching between open Windows. When you press the Alt key and then the Tab key while holding down the Alt key, a small window will appear on the screen showing all the open Windows. By continuing to press the Tab key while holding down the Alt key, you can cycle through the open Windows and release the keys to switch to the desired Window. This key combination is commonly used in operating systems like Windows to quickly switch between different applications or documents that are open.

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  • 10. 

    What is the purpose of regularly backing up data to a removable storage device for off-site storage

    • A.

      The backup files will be safe in the event of an on-site fire

    • B.

      The back up files can't be infected by computer viruses

    • C.

      The back up files will automatically be delected of the hard drive gets full

    Correct Answer
    A. The backup files will be safe in the event of an on-site fire
    Explanation
    Regularly backing up data to a removable storage device for off-site storage ensures that the backup files are safe in the event of an on-site fire. By storing the backup files in a separate location, away from the original data, they are protected from being destroyed or damaged in case of a fire. This practice helps to ensure business continuity and the ability to recover important data in the event of a disaster.

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  • 11. 

    Which is not a file extension?

    • A.

      .doc

    • B.

      .pot

    • C.

      .txt

    Correct Answer
    B. .pot
  • 12. 

    Which of the following describes what happens if your computer is infected with a virus?

    • A.

      The computer clock speed is reduced

    • B.

      Access to the internet is increaded

    • C.

      Files or working system are corrupted according to he type of vires

    Correct Answer
    C. Files or working system are corrupted according to he type of vires
    Explanation
    If your computer is infected with a virus, the files or the working system can be corrupted depending on the type of virus. Viruses are designed to disrupt the normal functioning of a computer and can cause various types of damage, such as deleting files, modifying data, or rendering the system unstable. The extent of the damage will depend on the specific virus and its capabilities.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following describes how to change printing from an installed printer to another?

    • A.

      Access the printers folder andset the option to purge

    • B.

      Choose teh set as default option in the printer menu

    • C.

      Choose the print to file option in the printer menu

    Correct Answer
    B. Choose teh set as default option in the printer menu
    Explanation
    To change printing from an installed printer to another, the correct option is to choose the "set as default" option in the printer menu. This option allows the user to make the selected printer the default one for all printing tasks. By selecting this option, any print command will automatically be directed to the chosen printer unless specified otherwise.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following options will temporarily stop a printer form printing?

    • A.

      Capture Printer Port

    • B.

      Pause printing

    • C.

      Set as Default

    Correct Answer
    B. Pause printing
    Explanation
    The option "Pause printing" will temporarily stop a printer from printing. This feature allows the user to pause the printing process, giving them the ability to resume it later. By selecting this option, the printer will cease printing until the user decides to resume the process. This can be useful in situations where the user needs to temporarily halt printing or attend to other tasks.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following describes what happens to files when you empty the recycle bin?

    • A.

      The files are restored to the location i which they where created

    • B.

      The files are permanently deleted

    • C.

      The files are recycled for use in anothe application

    Correct Answer
    B. The files are permanently deleted
    Explanation
    When you empty the recycle bin, the files are permanently deleted. This means that they are removed from the computer's storage and cannot be recovered or restored to their original location.

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  • 16. 

    In All Programs on the Start menu should you click Accessories to access Word Pad?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Clicking on "Accessories" on the Start menu does indeed provide access to Word Pad. Word Pad is a basic word processing program that is often found in the Accessories folder on the Start menu. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 17. 

    To copy a file you must open My Computer and open the Hard Drive.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    To copy a file, you do not necessarily need to open My Computer and open the Hard Drive. Copying a file can be done by selecting the file, right-clicking on it, and choosing the "Copy" option. Then, you can navigate to the desired destination folder and right-click again, selecting the "Paste" option to complete the copying process. Therefore, the statement that you must open My Computer and open the Hard Drive to copy a file is false.

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  • 18. 

    What happens when you shut down a non-responding application?

    • A.

      The computer restarts automatically

    • B.

      The application is closed

    • C.

      The application is saved in safe mode

    Correct Answer
    B. The application is closed
    Explanation
    When you shut down a non-responding application, it is closed. This means that the application is terminated and all its processes and resources are stopped. Shutting down the application allows you to regain control of your computer and free up any system resources that were being used by the non-responding application.

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  • 19. 

    Which characters on the keyboard are used as wildcards for searching for files?

    • A.

      Asterisk (*)

    • B.

      Add (&)

    • C.

      Persent (%)

    Correct Answer
    A. Asterisk (*)
    Explanation
    The asterisk (*) is used as a wildcard character for searching for files on a keyboard. It represents any combination of characters and can be used to search for multiple files with similar names or extensions. For example, searching for "*.txt" will display all files with the .txt extension.

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  • 20. 

    You can compress a Single File?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Yes, it is possible to compress a single file. File compression is the process of reducing the size of a file by encoding the data in a more efficient way. This can be done using various compression algorithms such as ZIP, GZIP, or RAR. Compressing a file can help save storage space and make it easier to transfer or send the file over the internet.

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