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  • 1. 

    Who is father of computer?

    • A.

      Blazze pascal

    • B.

      Atanasoff

    • C.

      Charles babbage

    • D.

      Dr Howard aiken

    Correct Answer
    C. Charles babbage
    Explanation
    Charles Babbage is considered the father of the computer because he designed the first mechanical computer called the Analytical Engine. Although it was never built during his lifetime, his ideas and concepts laid the foundation for modern computers. Babbage's work on the Analytical Engine included the use of punch cards for input, a memory unit, and the ability to perform complex calculations. His contributions to the field of computing greatly influenced future developments and established him as a pioneer in the field.

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  • 2. 

    3rd generation used blow device?

    • A.

      Taransistor

    • B.

      Tube

    • C.

      VLSI

    • D.

      IC's

    Correct Answer
    D. IC's
    Explanation
    IC's (Integrated Circuits) were used in the 3rd generation of computers as a replacement for the earlier technology of vacuum tubes and transistors. IC's allowed for the miniaturization of electronic components, enabling more complex circuits to be packed onto a single chip. This advancement in technology led to smaller, faster, and more reliable computers during the 3rd generation.

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  • 3. 

    When the text color is Automatic, it usually is ____.

    • A.

      Gray

    • B.

      Black

    • C.

      White

    • D.

      Blue

    Correct Answer
    B. Black
    Explanation
    When the text color is set to Automatic, it usually defaults to black. This means that unless a specific color is chosen, the text will appear in black by default.

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  • 4. 

    To create a text watermark, you use the ____.

    • A.

      Clip Art menu

    • B.

      Background command on the Format menu

    • C.

      Watermark button on the Page Layout tab

    • D.

      Style box

    Correct Answer
    C. Watermark button on the Page Layout tab
    Explanation
    To create a text watermark, you would use the Watermark button on the Page Layout tab. This button provides options to add a pre-designed watermark or create a custom one. It allows you to easily insert text as a watermark on the document, such as a company logo or "Confidential". The Page Layout tab is specifically designed for formatting and customizing the layout of the document, making it the most appropriate location for the watermark feature.

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  • 5. 

    The word processing feature that prints text either above the top margin or below the bottom margin on a page is known as:

    • A.

      Sorting

    • B.

      Searching

    • C.

      Spell check

    • D.

      Header/Footer.

    Correct Answer
    D. Header/Footer.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Header/Footer. In word processing, the header/footer feature allows users to add text or information that will appear consistently at the top or bottom of every page. This can include page numbers, document titles, dates, or any other desired content. It is a useful tool for adding important details to a document without disrupting the main body of text.

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  • 6. 

    Which word processing feature allows text to remain in the old position and also be duplicated to a new position in a document?

    • A.

      Copy and paste.

    • B.

      Format

    • C.

      Move

    • D.

      Cut and paste

    Correct Answer
    A. Copy and paste.
    Explanation
    Copy and paste is the correct answer because this feature allows users to duplicate text from one location to another within a document. By selecting the desired text and using the copy command, the text is stored in the clipboard. Then, by placing the cursor at the desired new position and using the paste command, the text is duplicated in the new location while also remaining in its original position. This feature is commonly used to replicate or move text within a document without the need for retyping.

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  • 7. 

    The CUT command differs from the COPY command because the highlighted text is:

    • A.

      Duplicated

    • B.

      Erased from its old position.

    • C.

      Replaced with a synonym.

    • D.

      Formatted.

    Correct Answer
    B. Erased from its old position.
    Explanation
    The CUT command differs from the COPY command because it erases the highlighted text from its original position. When using the CUT command, the selected text is removed from its current location and can then be pasted elsewhere. In contrast, the COPY command creates a duplicate of the highlighted text, leaving the original intact.

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  • 8. 

    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 or file on a computer. It is a visual symbol that allows users to quickly access and launch a specific program or file without having to navigate through multiple folders or directories. Icons are commonly found on desktops, taskbars, or in application launchers, providing an efficient and convenient way to access frequently used software or files.

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  • 9. 

    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 specific item before you can proceed with the copying process. Without highlighting the item, you won't be able to copy it. Therefore, the statement "In order to copy an item you must first highlight the item" is true.

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  • 10. 

    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
    Explanation
    The step "Go to My Documents" is not a correct step in opening a computer program. My Documents is a folder where users typically store their personal files and documents, and it does not have any direct relation to opening a computer program. To open a program, one usually needs to go to the Start menu, navigate to the program's location in the All Programs list, or use the search function to find and launch the program.

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  • 11. 

    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 support the attachment of various file types, including word processing files. This allows users to send documents, such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs files, as attachments in their e-mails.

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  • 12. 

    How do you open a program such as a 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 and select the program from the menu. The start button is typically located in the bottom left corner of the screen and clicking on it will bring up a menu that allows you to access various programs and features on your computer. By selecting the program you want to open from this menu, you can launch it even if there are no desktop icons present.

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  • 13. 

    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 operation or dialog box. The arrow keys can be used to scroll up, down, left, or right on a web page. The mouse wheel can also be used to scroll vertically on a web page. Additionally, the scroll bar on a web page can be clicked and dragged to scroll in any direction.

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  • 14. 

    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 program window where there are three symbols: a dash, a square, and an X. Clicking on the dash or square symbol will respectively minimize or maximize the program window.

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  • 15. 

    A series of rows and columns that organize data effectively

    • A.

      Table

    • B.

      Query

    • C.

      Record

    • D.

      Field

    Correct Answer
    A. Table
    Explanation
    A table is a series of rows and columns that organize data effectively. It is a structured way to store and present data, where each row represents a record and each column represents a field. Tables are commonly used in databases and spreadsheets to store and organize large amounts of information in a structured format.

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  • 16. 

    What is the shortcut for PASTE?

    • A.

      Ctrl + P

    • B.

      Ctrl + V

    • C.

      Ctrl + C

    • D.

      Caps Lock + V

    Correct Answer
    B. Ctrl + V
    Explanation
    The shortcut for PASTE is Ctrl + V. This combination is widely used in various applications and operating systems to paste copied or cut content. Pressing Ctrl + V allows the user to quickly insert the copied or cut content at the current cursor position.

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  • 17. 

    Which is not an operating system?

    • A.

      DOS

    • B.

      Windows

    • C.

      MS-Word

    • D.

      LINUX

    Correct Answer
    C. MS-Word
    Explanation
    MS-Word is not an operating system because it is a word processing software developed by Microsoft. It is used for creating, editing, and formatting documents, but it does not have the capability to manage hardware resources or provide a platform for running other software applications like an operating system does. Operating systems, on the other hand, are software that manage computer hardware and software resources, provide a user interface, and enable the execution of other programs. Examples of operating systems include DOS, Windows, and LINUX.

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  • 18. 

    How do you open a program such a microsoft word when there are no icons on the desktop?

    • A.

      Double click on the desktop to reveal hidden icons.

    • B.

      Click the start button and select the program from the menu.

    • C.

      Use a keyboard command.

    • D.

      It's not possible to open a program when there are no icons on the desktop.

    • E.

      Restart the computer

    Correct Answer
    B. Click the start button and select the 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 located on the taskbar and then select the program from the menu that appears. The start button is typically located in the bottom left corner of the screen and is represented by the Windows logo. By clicking on it, a menu will appear with a list of installed programs, allowing you to select and open the desired program.

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  • 19. 

    An operating system is _______.

    • A.

      Integrated Software

    • B.

      Application Software

    • C.

      System Software

    Correct Answer
    C. System Software
    Explanation
    An operating system is categorized as system software because it is responsible for managing and controlling the hardware and software resources of a computer system. It provides a platform for other software applications to run and interact with the hardware. The operating system handles tasks such as memory management, file system management, process management, and device management. It acts as an intermediary between the user and the computer hardware, providing a user-friendly interface and ensuring efficient utilization of resources. Therefore, the correct answer is system software.

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  • 20. 

    A software is a __________

    • A.

      Sets instructions

    • B.

      Computer program

    • C.

      Works with operating system

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    A software is a computer program that sets instructions and works with the operating system. This means that it encompasses all of the given options: sets instructions, computer program, and works with the operating system. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above."

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  • 21. 

    Which programs are Web Browsers

    • A.

      Internet explorer, mozilla firefox

    • B.

      Microsoft word, adobe reader

    • C.

      Java, microsoft outlook

    • D.

      My documents, email

    Correct Answer
    A. Internet explorer, mozilla firefox
    Explanation
    Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are both examples of web browsers. They are software applications that allow users to access and navigate the internet, view websites, and interact with web content. Unlike programs such as Microsoft Word, Adobe Reader, Java, Microsoft Outlook, My Documents, and Email, web browsers are specifically designed to browse the web and display web pages.

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  • 22. 

    What is the name of the picture?

    • A.

      Vacuum Tube

    • B.

      Vacumm Tubes

    • C.

      IC

    • D.

      VLASIC

    Correct Answer
    A. Vacuum Tube
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Vacuum Tube" because it is the only option that directly answers the question by providing the name of the picture. The other options, such as "Vacumm Tubes," "IC," and "VLASIC," do not provide a clear name for the picture.

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  • 23. 

    RAM Stands for

    • A.

      Read Access Memory

    • B.

      Read Only Memory

    • C.

      Random Access Memory

    • D.

      Random Only Memory

    Correct Answer
    A. Read Access Memory
    Explanation
    RAM stands for Read Access Memory, which is a type of computer memory that allows data to be read and written by the computer's processor. It is a volatile memory, meaning that its contents are lost when the computer is powered off or restarted. The term "Read Access" indicates that the computer can both read and write data to this type of memory.

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  • 24. 

    CTRL+P is the sort cut key of save

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect. CTRL+P is the shortcut key for printing, not for saving.

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  • 25. 

    Uses of Computer

    • A.

      Washing Clothes

    • B.

      Listen Music

    • C.

      Play Games

    • D.

      Write letter

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Listen Music
    C. Play Games
    D. Write letter
    Explanation
    The given answer options, "Listen Music," "Play Games," and "Write letter," are all activities that can be done using a computer. Computers can be used to play music, whether through streaming services or by playing music files. They can also be used to play various types of games, including online games and computer-based games. Additionally, computers can be used to write letters or any other type of document, using word processing software. Therefore, the answer options provided are all valid uses of a computer.

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  • 26. 

    Which one do you like?

    • A.

      Option 1

    • B.

      Option 2

    • C.

      Option 3

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. Option 1

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