Basic Computer Knowledge Test

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Basic Computer Knowledge Test

Basic Computer Skills


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    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

  • 2. 
    What are these examples of? -Printer -Mouse -Moniter -Keyboard -Scanner
  • 3. 
    1,000 megabytes =
    • A. 

      1,000 gigibytes

    • B. 

      1 gigibyte

    • C. 

      1,000 kilobytes

    • D. 

      1 gigabyte

  • 4. 
    1,000 kilobytes =
    • A. 

      1 byte

    • B. 

      1,000 gigabytes

    • C. 

      1 megabytes

    • D. 

      1,000 megabytes

  • 5. 
    How many bits to make a byte?
    • A. 

      8 bits

    • B. 

      14 bits

    • C. 

      5 bits

    • D. 

      7 bits

    • E. 

      10 bits

  • 6. 
    What is the Binary Code?
    • A. 

      2 and 3

    • B. 

      4 and 5

    • C. 

      77 and 99

    • D. 

      6 and 7

    • E. 

      0 and 1

  • 7. 
    An operating system is _______.
    • A. 

      Integrated Software

    • B. 

      Application Software

    • C. 

      System Software

  • 8. 
    Which one is both an input and output device?
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Keyboard

    • D. 

      Modem

  • 9. 
    What is not an example of Windows Operating System
    • A. 

      XP

    • B. 

      Vista

    • C. 

      MAC OS

    • D. 

      Windows 98

    • E. 

      Lynux Red Hat

  • 10. 
    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

  • 11. 
    Check the file extensions indicate only graphics files
    • A. 

      Bmp

    • B. 

      Jpg

    • C. 

      Ppt

    • D. 

      Gif

    • E. 

      Xls

  • 12. 
    How could you adjust the monitor's screen resolution(so the icons are smaller and you can fit more on your screen)?
    • A. 

      Click the 'Start' menu then run. Type 'Screen Resolution' into the command line.

    • B. 

      This cannot be done. A monitor's resolution is fixed.

    • C. 

      Right-click the mouse on the desktop, then go to 'Properties' then the 'Settings' tab

    • D. 

      Adjust the scroll wheel on your monitor till its the right size

  • 13. 
    Right-Clicking the mouse while hovering over the desktop will give you the option to...
    • A. 

      Launch programs like Word and Notepad

    • B. 

      Arrange the desktop icons by size, type, name, etc

    • C. 

      Reboot the computer

    • D. 

      Change the computer's clock

  • 14. 
    Which is NOT a method of adding a bookmark in Internet Explorer
    • A. 

      Clicking 'Favorites' then 'Add to Favorites

    • B. 

      Clicking the Star Icon below the address bar

    • C. 

      Clicking 'File' then 'Save as'

    • D. 

      Right-Click the mouse and select 'Add to Favorites'

  • 15. 
    How can you resize a window to whatever size you want?
    • A. 

      Clicking the '_' icon on the top right of the window

    • B. 

      By going to 'Window' then 'Resize'

    • C. 

      You cannot make it any size you want, only full-screen or minimized

    • D. 

      By clicking and dragging on the bottom right corner of the window

  • 16. 
    What does the 'Reply-All' button in Email do?
    • A. 

      It will send an email to all of the recipients of the original message

    • B. 

      It will send all of the message to the original sender

    • C. 

      It will send an email to everyone in your address book

  • 17. 
    How do you cancel something you sent to the printer?
    • A. 

      Close the document you wanted to print

    • B. 

      Open the printer queue on the bottom right taskbar and cancel the job

    • C. 

      Unplug the printer

    • D. 

      Open the print dialog box in Word and click the 'Stop' button

  • 18. 
    Which programs are Web Browsers
    • A. 

      Internet explorer, mozilla firefox

    • B. 

      Microsoft word, adobe reader

    • C. 

      Java, microsoft outlook

    • D. 

      My documents, email

  • 19. 
    Which answer does NOT open a new tab in Internet Explorer
    • A. 

      Click 'File' then 'New Tab'

    • B. 

      Click 'Control + T'

    • C. 

      Click the Internet Explorer icon again.

    • D. 

      Click the small empty box on the right side of the current tabs

  • 20. 
    How would you launch a program if there is not an icon on the desktop for it.
    • A. 

      Type the name of the program into the web browser

    • B. 

      Click the start button and launch the program under 'All Programs'

    • C. 

      Click the 'My Documents' folder to find and launch the program

    • D. 

      You cannot open a program unless there is an icon on the desktop

  • 21. 
    What is a file extension?
    • A. 

      The program which opens the file

    • B. 

      The letters after the period(.) in the filename

    • C. 

      A shortcut to the file

    • D. 

      The name of the folder where the file is located

  • 22. 
    A DVD will not run in only a CD player, but will a CD run in a DVD player?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 23. 
    Which button on the keyboard is used to capitalize?
    • A. 

      Ctrl

    • B. 

      Tab

    • C. 

      Windows

    • D. 

      Shift

  • 24. 
    How do you open a program that is on the desktop using the mouse?
    • A. 

      Click the left mouse button once

    • B. 

      Click the right mouse button once

    • C. 

      Hover over the program for 5 seconds

    • D. 

      Double click the program with left mouse button

  • 25. 
    What keys are used on the keyboard to move around the page without moving text?
    • A. 

      < >

    • B. 

      + -

    • C. 

      Space Bar

    • D. 

      Arrow Keys

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