ICDL Theory Practice 2

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  • 1. 
    What prepares a disk for storing data?
    • A. 

      Formatting

    • B. 

      Backing up

    • C. 

      Copying

    • D. 

      Scanning D Plotter C Joystick D Plotter Plotter

  • 2. 
     A computer virus can be introduced into your system by:
    • A. 

      Exchanging files on floppy disks

    • B. 

      Entering data into a word processed document

    • C. 

      Using anti-virus software

    • D. 

      Scanning your files for threats

  • 3. 
     Software piracy is:
    • A. 

      Using freeware

    • B. 

      Unauthorised use of software

    • C. 

      Unauthorised use of a password

    • D. 

      Health and Safety

  • 4. 
    The speed of the CPU is measured in:
    • A. 

      Bits per second

    • B. 

      MHz

    • C. 

      Milliseconds

    • D. 

      Megabytes

  • 5. 
     A peripheral device is:
    • A. 

      A device external to the computer but controlled by it

    • B. 

      An internal device

    • C. 

      A device not controlled by the computer

    • D. 

      An internal drive

  • 6. 
    A Terabyte is:
    • A. 

      1024 kilobytes

    • B. 

      1024 bytes

    • C. 

      1024 gigabytes

    • D. 

      1024 megabytes

  • 7. 
    How many bits are there to a byte?
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      16

    • D. 

      8

  • 8. 
     Which of the following is an output device?
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Scanner

    • C. 

      Joystick

    • D. 

      Plotter

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is both an input and output device?
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Printer

    • C. 

      Digital camera

    • D. 

      Touchscreen

  • 10. 
    What prepares a disk for storing data?
    • A. 

      Formatting

    • B. 

      Backing up

    • C. 

      Copying

    • D. 

      Scanning

  • 11. 
    It is good practice to back up data:
    • A. 

      Annually

    • B. 

      Regularly

    • C. 

      Irregularly

    • D. 

      Twice a year

  • 12. 
     What would you use to manage files and folders?
    • A. 

      Word processing software

    • B. 

      Presentation software

    • C. 

      Operating system software

    • D. 

      Desktop Publishing Software

  • 13. 
     What is the difference between the OS (Operating System) and the BIOS (Basic input/Output System)?
    • A. 

      The operating system manages files and programs, whilst the BIOS loads the operating system and manages keyboard, screen and ports

    • B. 

      The BIOS manages files, folders and allocates resources, whilst the OS performs a power-on self-test

    • C. 

      Operating system software loads before the BIOS

    • D. 

      There are no differences, the BIOS works in the same way as the operating system

  • 14. 
     USB stands for:
    • A. 

      Universal Serial Bus

    • B. 

      Universal Service Bus

    • C. 

      Utility Serial Bus

    • D. 

      Universal Serial Boot

  • 15. 
    To gain access to more USB ports, you can use ….:
    • A. 

      A USB Extension Socket

    • B. 

      A USB Multiple Connection Socket

    • C. 

      A USB HUB

    • D. 

      A USB Motherboard

  • 16. 
     A device driver is software that enables:
    • A. 

      Several USB connections

    • B. 

      Printers and other hardware to be shared

    • C. 

      Access to the Internet

    • D. 

      Interaction with hardware devices

  • 17. 
     If a light is flashing on the printer it could be due to:
    • A. 

      Lack of paper

    • B. 

      Toner cartridge is empty

    • C. 

      Paper jam

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
     Which of the following would NOT be used in large scale computer applications in government?
    • A. 

      Public records system (census, vehicle registration)

    • B. 

      Revenue collection

    • C. 

      Electronic voting

    • D. 

      Ambulance control systems

  • 19. 
    In education, the Internet can be used for:
    • A. 

      Online banking

    • B. 

      Homework and research

    • C. 

      Insurance claims processing

    • D. 

      Census records

  • 20. 
    Online banking allows you to:
    • A. 

      Sell goods over the Internet

    • B. 

      Move money between accounts

    • C. 

      Withdraw cash

    • D. 

      View other customer’s account details

  • 21. 
    To reduce the risk of neck, shoulder and back problems you should have:
    • A. 

      An adjustable chair

    • B. 

      A soft chair

    • C. 

      A hard backed chair

    • D. 

      A stool

  • 22. 
    To gain access to email you need a standard telephone line and:
    • A. 

      Modem

    • B. 

      ISDN

    • C. 

      Fax

    • D. 

      Shareware

  • 23. 
    You can help to reduce RSI by:
    • A. 

      Typing slower

    • B. 

      Having the keyboard placed above wrist level

    • C. 

      Keeping your wrists level with the keyboard

    • D. 

      Having the keyboard lower than wrist level

  • 24. 
    Repetitive use of a computer could result in:
    • A. 

      DSE

    • B. 

      HSE

    • C. 

      CBT

    • D. 

      RSI

  • 25. 
    To help the environment you should use a monitor that:
    • A. 

      Is no more than 15” wide

    • B. 

      Consumes less power while the computer is inactive

    • C. 

      Only displays in greyscale

    • D. 

      Uses a USB port instead of a PS/2 port

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