Computer Basics Quiz--information Processing Cycle

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  • 1. 

    The Operating System does which of the following?

    • A.

      Controls the computer memory

    • B.

      Controls the hardware

    • C.

      Allows you to communicate with your computer

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The OS is the master controller and allows the user to interact with the computer. The OS controls all major functions of the computer.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is the most common OS used in the world today?

    • A.

      Mac OS

    • B.

      Linux

    • C.

      MS Windows

    • D.

      Safari

    Correct Answer
    C. MS Windows
    Explanation
    MS Windows is the most commonly used OS today.

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  • 3. 

    The information processing cycle consists of:

    • A.

      Input, output, storage, and processing

    • B.

      Input, output, saving, and printing

    • C.

      Input, output, games, and work

    • D.

      Input, output, peripherals, and monitors

    Correct Answer
    A. Input, output, storage, and processing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is input, output, storage, and processing. The information processing cycle refers to the sequence of events that occur when data is input, processed, and outputted. Input involves gathering data, output involves presenting the processed data to the user, storage involves saving the data for future use, and processing involves manipulating the data to produce meaningful information. This cycle is essential for any computer system to function effectively.

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  • 4. 

    Input is

    • A.

      What you see on the screen

    • B.

      Taking data and inputting it into the computer so it can be processed

    • C.

      The hard copies you get when you print

    • D.

      Computing the data, like adding the numbers, creating a word document, etc.

    Correct Answer
    B. Taking data and inputting it into the computer so it can be processed
    Explanation
    The answer is "taking data and inputting it into the computer so it can be processed" because it accurately describes the process of inputting data into a computer for further processing. This step is essential in order to perform various computations and tasks such as creating documents or performing calculations. The other options mentioned in the input do not directly describe the process of inputting data into a computer.

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  • 5. 

    Output is

    • A.

      The data you put into the computer, usually with a keyboard

    • B.

      The work being done--the thinking that the computer does.

    • C.

      The result of processing. It can be printed, seen on the monitor, heard on speakers, etc.

    • D.

      A keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers--anything connected to the computer

    Correct Answer
    C. The result of processing. It can be printed, seen on the monitor, heard on speakers, etc.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the result of processing. It can be printed, seen on the monitor, heard on speakers, etc." This answer accurately describes the output as the outcome or result of processing data in a computer. It can take various forms such as being printed on paper, displayed on a monitor, or heard through speakers.

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  • 6. 

    Processing is

    • A.

      The work done on data. Adding numbers, creating a song, making a word document, etc.

    • B.

      Anything connected to the computer

    • C.

      Done by the monitor

    • D.

      Not a function of a computer

    Correct Answer
    A. The work done on data. Adding numbers, creating a song, making a word document, etc.
    Explanation
    Processing refers to the work done on data, such as adding numbers, creating a song, making a word document, etc. It is a general term that encompasses any task or operation that is performed on data. This work is typically done using a computer and is not limited to any specific device, such as a monitor. Therefore, processing is a fundamental function of a computer.

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  • 7. 

    A peripheral is anything connected to a computer, like a keyboard, mouse, printer, etc.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because a peripheral is indeed anything that is connected to a computer. This includes devices such as keyboards, mice, printers, scanners, and many other external devices that are used to input or output data from a computer. These peripherals are essential for the functioning and usability of a computer system.

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  • 8. 

    Common storage devices include

    • A.

      Keyboard, mouse, touchpad

    • B.

      Monitors and printers

    • C.

      USB drive, hard drive, CD/DVD, External hard drives

    • D.

      Biometric devices, speakers, CPU

    Correct Answer
    C. USB drive, hard drive, CD/DVD, External hard drives
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes various types of storage devices such as USB drives, hard drives, CD/DVD, and external hard drives. These devices are commonly used to store and transfer data. USB drives are portable and can be easily connected to computers or other devices to store or retrieve data. Hard drives are internal storage devices used in computers to store large amounts of data. CD/DVDs are optical storage devices that can store data, music, videos, etc. External hard drives are similar to internal hard drives but are portable and can be easily connected to computers using USB or other interfaces.

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