ICDL Module 1 Theory Test

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Computer Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is classed as hardware? 
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Desk top publishing

    • C. 

      Spreadsheets

    • D. 

      Presentation

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is a portable computer, enabling the user to work remotely? 
    • A. 

      Desktop PC

    • B. 

      Mainframe

    • C. 

      Laptop computer

    • D. 

      Server

  • 3. 
    Read Only Memory (ROM) is :
    • A. 

      Temporary memory

    • B. 

      Retained when the computer is switched off

    • C. 

      Part of the operating system

    • D. 

      A removable storage device

  • 4. 
     A Megabyte (Mb) is:
    • A. 

      8 bits

    • B. 

      1024 bytes

    • C. 

      1000 Kilobytes

    • D. 

      1024 Kilobytes

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT an input device?
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Speaker

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Scanner

  • 6. 
    A Microphone is:
    • A. 

      An output device

    • B. 

      An input device

    • C. 

      Both an input and output device

    • D. 

      Neither an input nor output device

  • 7. 
    Which removable storage device has the smallest capacity?
    • A. 

      Zip disk

    • B. 

      CD-R

    • C. 

      DVD

    • D. 

      Floppy disk

  • 8. 
    Formatting a disk does which of the following?
    • A. 

      Prepares it for storing data

    • B. 

      Copies files

    • C. 

      Makes files read-only

    • D. 

      Retains existing data on the disk

  • 9. 
     Which of the following is operating system software?
    • A. 

      Word Processing/Database/Spreadsheets

    • B. 

      Windows Explorer/My Computer/My Documents

    • C. 

      Internet Explorer/Netscape/Outlook

    • D. 

      Windows XP/Linux/Vista

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is NOT part of basic system maintenance checks?
    • A. 

      Checking cables are connected

    • B. 

      Checking the Product ID of your software packages

    • C. 

      Checking that the printer and monitor are switched on

    • D. 

      Checking that power is on

  • 11. 
     Which of the following may indicate an error?
    • A. 

      Flashing lights

    • B. 

      Bleeps

    • C. 

      Lack of display

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    If the printer appears to have stopped working, which of the following should be your first action?
    • A. 

      Print the file again

    • B. 

      Check the file in Print Preview

    • C. 

      Check that the printer has paper and is turned on

    • D. 

      Check the printer’s warranty

  • 13. 
     What is the function of the BIOS?
    • A. 

      To enable you to install software

    • B. 

      To manage programs and resources on your computer

    • C. 

      To give regular updates

    • D. 

      To load the operating system and ensure that hardware components are functioning correctly

  • 14. 
    The Control Panel enables the user to:
    • A. 

      Control and manage computer setup such as: date and time, printers, networks, performance and maintenance

    • B. 

      Control and manage programs on the computer

    • C. 

      Create folders and manage files

    • D. 

      Search for files

  • 15. 
     Which of the following would you use to close a non-responsive program?
    • A. 

      Control Panel

    • B. 

      My Computer

    • C. 

      Task Manager

    • D. 

      Windows Explorer

  • 16. 
     Car registrations and census would be controlled by which organisation?
    • A. 

      Airlines

    • B. 

      Government

    • C. 

      Hospitals

    • D. 

      Business Administrators

  • 17. 
     Patient records are a computerised function of which organisation?
    • A. 

      Airlines

    • B. 

      Government

    • C. 

      Hospitals

    • D. 

      Business Administrators

  • 18. 
    An advantage of E-commerce is:
    • A. 

      It is open until 5pm

    • B. 

      It is available 24 hours a day

    • C. 

      It is available at off peak times only

    • D. 

      It allows face-to-face contact

  • 19. 
     Which of the following is a disadvantage of email?
    • A. 

      You can exchange information with another computer user

    • B. 

      It is a fast and cheap method of communication

    • C. 

      You can attach files to email

    • D. 

      Viruses can be introduced through email

  • 20. 
     To reduce screen glare you should:
    • A. 

      Use window blinds

    • B. 

      Set the brightness control

    • C. 

      Fit a monitor filter

    • D. 

      Sit facing a window

  • 21. 
    How can you reduce the risk of eyestrain and headaches?
    • A. 

      By keeping the lights dimmed

    • B. 

      Reducing break times away from the computer

    • C. 

      By sitting further away from the screen

    • D. 

      Having frequent breaks away from the computer

  • 22. 
    How can you avoid injury in a safe working environment? 
    • A. 

      Secure trailing wires

    • B. 

      Keep wires exposed so you can see them

    • C. 

      Cover trailing wires with a carpet

    • D. 

      Colour code wires

  • 23. 
    How can you help the environment?
    • A. 

      Recycle used printer toner cartridges

    • B. 

      By using a screensaver

    • C. 

      Reduce the memory size of the computer

    • D. 

      Always keep the computer on

  • 24. 
    Sensitive data should be:
    • A. 

      Placed on the Internet

    • B. 

      Available to third parties

    • C. 

      Copyrighted

    • D. 

      Protected by User IDs and passwords

  • 25. 
    Passwords should be:
    • A. 

      Divulged to a third party

    • B. 

      Changed regularly

    • C. 

      Used by more than one person

    • D. 

      Never changed

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