Basic Computer Operations & Concepts Practice Test

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Basic Computer Operations & Concepts Practice Test

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  • 1. 
    Which is the proper order for the computer functions cycle?
    • A. 

      Processing, input, output, storage

    • B. 

      Input, processing, storage, output

    • C. 

      Input, output, processing, storage

    • D. 

      Input, processing, output, storage

  • 2. 
    Which term describes the data a computer accepts or the act of accepting the data a computer will process?
    • A. 

      Computer acceptation

    • B. 

      Computer input

    • C. 

      Computer processing

    • D. 

      Computer assembly

  • 3. 
    Which term describes the process of changing computer data into meaningful information?
    • A. 

      Computer processing

    • B. 

      Computer input

    • C. 

      Computer output

    • D. 

      Computer storage

  • 4. 
    The information produced during computer processing is called...
    • A. 

      Computer processing

    • B. 

      Computer output

    • C. 

      Computer input

    • D. 

      Computer storage

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is an example of an output device?
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Speakers

    • D. 

      Microphone

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is an example of an input device?
    • A. 

      Speakers

    • B. 

      Monitor

    • C. 

      Printer

    • D. 

      Barcode scanner

  • 7. 
    The media and methods used to keep computer information available for later use are called...
    • A. 

      Computer processing

    • B. 

      Computer output

    • C. 

      Computer input

    • D. 

      Computer storage

  • 8. 
    Which term describes specialized programs designed with a user interface that will allow input to be translated into language that the computer can understand and process?
    • A. 

      User interface

    • B. 

      Computer software

    • C. 

      Computer input

    • D. 

      Central processing unit

  • 9. 
    Which term describes the parts of a computer and its software that allow the user to interact with the machine and its program?
    • A. 

      User interface

    • B. 

      Central processing unit

    • C. 

      Peripheral devices

    • D. 

      Computer input

  • 10. 
    A collection of software that manages computer hardware resources and provides common services for computer programs (like letting you copy using Command + C) is called a(n)...
    • A. 

      Operating system

    • B. 

      User interface

    • C. 

      Central processing unit

    • D. 

      Input device

  • 11. 
    What term describes a group of interconnected and inter-related computers that can share information and resources?
    • A. 

      Full duplex transmission

    • B. 

      Star topology

    • C. 

      Computer network

    • D. 

      Firewall

  • 12. 
    For what does LAN stand?
    • A. 

      Legal Area Network

    • B. 

      Local Arrangement Network

    • C. 

      Legal Alternative Network

    • D. 

      Local Area Network

  • 13. 
    For what does WAN stand?
    • A. 

      Word Application Network

    • B. 

      Wide Area Network

    • C. 

      Wide Acreage Network

    • D. 

      Work Arrangement Network

  • 14. 
    The Internet is an example of which type of computer network?
    • A. 

      LAN

    • B. 

      MAN

    • C. 

      CAN

    • D. 

      WAN

  • 15. 
    Which type of network can span several buildings, but is usually less than 30 square miles big?
    • A. 

      CAN

    • B. 

      LAN

    • C. 

      MAN

    • D. 

      WAN

  • 16. 
    Which type of network is usually contained inside one office building?
    • A. 

      CAN

    • B. 

      LAN

    • C. 

      MAN

    • D. 

      WAN

  • 17. 
    This image is an example of which network topology?
    • A. 

      Bus

    • B. 

      Mesh

    • C. 

      Ring

    • D. 

      Star

  • 18. 
    The image shown is an example of which network topology?
    • A. 

      Bus

    • B. 

      Mesh

    • C. 

      Ring

    • D. 

      Star

  • 19. 
    Two devices can send or receive signals between them at any time, whether simultaneously or not.  What type of data transmission is described?
    • A. 

      Simplex

    • B. 

      Half-Duplex

    • C. 

      Duplex

    • D. 

      Automatic

  • 20. 
    A microphone is an instrument for converting sound waves into electrical energy variations, which may then be amplified, transmitted, or recorded.  What type of device is it?
    • A. 

      Input device

    • B. 

      Storage device

    • C. 

      Output device

    • D. 

      Processing device

  • 21. 
    ROM is volatile memory.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Entertainment programs are designed to pass information from one user or system to another.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    RAM is hardwired and cannot easily be altered or reprogrammed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Productivity programs help users accomplish specific jobs or tasks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    This stores start up instructions.
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      ROM

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