Basic Computer Functions! Trivia Quiz

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Are you intent on learning how to use a computer? Do you think you can pass this quiz? Before discovering how to use a computer, you must first learn all the different functions that a computer can perform. The four primary functions of a computer system include input, output, processing, and storage. Take this quiz and learn more about basic computer functions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is an Icon?

    • A.

      A short cut to a program.

    • B.

      A program.

    • C.

      Way to get to the internet.

    Correct Answer
    A. A short cut to a program.
    Explanation
    An icon is a graphical representation that serves as a shortcut to a program. It is a visual symbol that allows users to quickly access and open a specific program or file on their computer. By clicking on the icon, users can easily launch the associated program without having to navigate through folders or search for the program in the start menu. Icons are commonly found on the desktop or in the taskbar, providing a convenient and efficient way to access frequently used programs or files.

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  • 2. 

    In order to copy an item you must first highlight the item.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    To copy an item, it is necessary to first highlight the item. This means that you need to select or mark the item before you can proceed with the copying process. Without highlighting the item, it is not possible to copy it. Therefore, the statement "In order to copy an item you must first highlight the item" is true.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the Following is not a correct step in opening a computer progam?

    • A.

      Go to Start menu

    • B.

      Launch an Icon for the program

    • C.

      Go to All Programs

    • D.

      Go to My Documents

    • E.

      Use Search and Enter Program Name

    Correct Answer
    D. Go to My Documents
  • 4. 

    A word processing file can be attached to an e-mail message?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      Depends on what type of file.

    • C.

      Only to select email addresses.

    • D.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    A word processing file can be attached to an e-mail message because most e-mail clients and services provide the option to attach files to messages. This allows users to send documents, such as Word documents or PDFs, along with their e-mails. Attaching files is a common feature in e-mail communication, enabling users to share files and collaborate more effectively.

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  • 5. 

    How do you open a program such as Microsoft Word when there are no icons on the desktop?

    • A.

      Right click to reveal all icons

    • B.

      It is not possible to open program if no icons are on the desktop.

    • C.

      Click the start button and select program from the menu

    • D.

      Restart the computer

    Correct Answer
    C. Click the start button and select program from the menu
    Explanation
    To open a program such as Microsoft Word when there are no icons on the desktop, you can click the start button, usually located at the bottom left corner of the screen, and then select the program from the menu that appears. This will display a list of installed programs on your computer, allowing you to choose the one you want to open.

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  • 6. 

    To scroll a web page you would use what function? Which of the following is not correct:

    • A.

      Arrow Keys

    • B.

      Mouse Wheel

    • C.

      Esc Button

    • D.

      Scroll Bar on web page

    Correct Answer
    C. Esc Button
    Explanation
    The Esc button is not used to scroll a web page. It is typically used to cancel or close a current action or to exit a full-screen mode. To scroll a web page, you would commonly use the arrow keys, the mouse wheel, or the scroll bar on the web page itself.

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  • 7. 

    How do you minimize or maximize a program in Windows?

    • A.

      Right click on the mouse.

    • B.

      Top right corner, dash or square.

    • C.

      This function can not be done.

    • D.

      Left click on the Tool Bar

    Correct Answer
    B. Top right corner, dash or square.
    Explanation
    To minimize or maximize a program in Windows, you can click on the top right corner of the window where there are three icons: a dash, a square, and an X. Clicking on the dash or square icon will respectively minimize or maximize the program.

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  • 8. 

    What is the Start Menu on your Desktop? Where is it located on the Desktop

    • A.

      Central launching point for application and tasks. Upper Left Corner of the Desktop

    • B.

      The launch screen for the computer. Center of the Desktop

    • C.

      Central launching point for application and tasks. Lower Left Corner of the Desktop

    Correct Answer
    C. Central launching point for application and tasks. Lower Left Corner of the Desktop
    Explanation
    The Start Menu on your Desktop is the central launching point for applications and tasks. It is located in the lower left corner of the Desktop.

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  • 9. 

    How do you Paste a copied Item?

    • A.

      Double click the mouse

    • B.

      Right click and select Paste

    • C.

      Crtl+X

    • D.

      Crtl+C

    Correct Answer
    B. Right click and select Paste
    Explanation
    To paste a copied item, you can right click on the desired location and select the "Paste" option from the context menu. This action will paste the copied item into the selected location.

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  • 10. 

    Which option below is an email adress?

    Correct Answer
    C. [email protected]
    Explanation
    The correct answer is [email protected] because it follows the format of a typical email address, with a username (Johnnybravo), the "@" symbol, and the domain name (gmail.com).

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