Donald Quarrie High School - Information Technology

By Leonard Sinclair
Leonard Sinclair, High School education
Leonard is a skilled high school teacher in Jamaica, specializing in Visual Arts, Information Technology, Human/Social Biology, and Electrical Installation. With a diverse skill set, he finds joy in life's simple pleasures.
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Donald Quarrie High School - Information Technology - Quiz

You might wonder sometimes why you find yourself staring down the barrel of subjects you’re not quite interested in like biology and geography in school, but one topic you should pay close attention to is the subject of information technology. There world is slowly beginning to revolve around the use of computers, and those who can understand and operate them will have the best opportunities. Take the following IT quiz for those in Donal Quarrie High School!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is a computer?

    • A.

      Only one type of cellphone

    • B.

      An electronic device that manipulates information, or data

    • C.

      A machine that can think

    • D.

      A screen and mouse

    Correct Answer
    B. An electronic device that manipulates information, or data
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "an electronic device that manipulates information, or data." This explanation accurately describes a computer as a device that processes and manipulates information or data. It does not limit the definition to just one type of cellphone, a machine that can think, or a screen and mouse.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is a type of computer?

    • A.

      Table top

    • B.

      Toplap

    • C.

      Desktop

    • D.

      Touchpad

    Correct Answer
    C. Desktop
    Explanation
    A desktop is a type of computer that is designed to be used on a desk or table. It typically consists of a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and a central processing unit (CPU). Desktop computers are larger and more powerful compared to laptops or tablets. They are commonly used for tasks that require high processing power, such as gaming, video editing, and graphic design.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is part of a computer?

    • A.

      Harddrive

    • B.

      Rat

    • C.

      Pointer

    • D.

      Cd

    Correct Answer
    A. Harddrive
    Explanation
    The hard drive is a crucial component of a computer as it is responsible for storing and retrieving data. It is a non-volatile storage device that permanently stores and retrieves information, including the operating system, software programs, and user files. Without a hard drive, a computer would not be able to function properly as it would not have a place to store and access data.

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  • 4. 

    The monitor on the computer is use to:

    • A.

      Play music

    • B.

      Scan pictures

    • C.

      Store data

    • D.

      Show images

    Correct Answer
    D. Show images
    Explanation
    The monitor on a computer is used to display or show images. It is the visual output device that allows users to see the information, graphics, and videos on the screen. The monitor receives signals from the computer's graphics card and converts them into visual images that can be viewed by the user. It does not play music, scan pictures, or store data, but its primary function is to provide a visual interface for the user to interact with the computer.

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  • 5. 

    What is the purpose of the speakers?

    • A.

      Play sound

    • B.

      Input sound

    • C.

      Show pictures

    • D.

      Scan images

    Correct Answer
    A. Play sound
    Explanation
    The purpose of the speakers is to produce sound. They are designed to output audio and allow users to listen to music, watch videos, or hear any other type of audio content. Speakers are commonly used in various devices such as computers, televisions, smartphones, and audio systems to provide an auditory experience for the user.

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  • 6. 

    A scanner is use to input:

    • A.

      Music

    • B.

      Images

    • C.

      Sound

    • D.

      Games

    Correct Answer
    B. Images
    Explanation
    A scanner is used to input images. Scanners are devices that can capture and convert physical documents or images into digital format. They work by scanning the document or image and creating a digital image file that can be stored or edited on a computer. While scanners can be used for various purposes, such as scanning documents or photographs, in this case, the correct answer is images, as it specifically refers to the input of visual content.

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  • 7. 

    The keyboard is an ____________ device.

    • A.

      Type-put

    • B.

      Spacebar

    • C.

      Output

    • D.

      Input

    Correct Answer
    D. Input
    Explanation
    The keyboard is considered an input device because it allows the user to input information into a computer or device. The user can type letters, numbers, or commands using the keyboard, which is then processed by the computer. The keyboard does not produce any output on its own, but rather sends signals to the computer for processing and displaying the desired output.

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  • 8. 

    A mouse is has _____________ buttons.

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Four

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    A. Two
    Explanation
    A mouse typically has two buttons, a left button and a right button. The left button is used for selecting or clicking, while the right button is used for accessing contextual menus. Some mice may have additional buttons for specific functions like scrolling or navigating forward and backward in web browsers. However, the standard configuration for a mouse includes two buttons.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is a computer brand?

    • A.

      Dell

    • B.

      Laptop

    • C.

      Tablet

    • D.

      Hand-held

    Correct Answer
    A. Dell
    Explanation
    Dell is a computer brand known for manufacturing and selling computers and related products. They produce a wide range of devices including laptops, desktops, and servers. Dell is a well-established and reputable brand in the computer industry, making it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 10. 

    Who is the father of computers?

    • A.

      Tommy Cuff

    • B.

      Usain Bolt

    • C.

      Charles Babbage

    • D.

      Bill Gates

    Correct Answer
    C. Charles Babbage
    Explanation
    Charles Babbage is considered the father of computers because he is credited with inventing the concept of a programmable computer. In the 19th century, Babbage designed the Analytical Engine, which was a mechanical device capable of performing complex calculations and storing instructions. Although the Analytical Engine was never fully constructed during Babbage's lifetime, his work laid the foundation for modern computers and his ideas greatly influenced the development of computing technology.

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  • 11. 

    ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS. A computer can think for itself.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "A computer can think for itself" is false. While computers are capable of processing vast amounts of data and performing complex calculations, they do not possess consciousness or the ability to think in the same way that humans do. Computers rely on pre-programmed instructions and algorithms to perform tasks, and their actions are determined by the input they receive and the logic programmed into them.

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  • 12. 

    A computer has only Five (5) parts. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because a computer typically consists of several components, including a central processing unit (CPU), memory, storage devices, input devices, and output devices. These components work together to perform various functions and tasks. Therefore, a computer is made up of more than just five parts.

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  • 13. 

    You use the printer to print only word documents.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because printers can be used to print various types of documents, not just word documents. Printers are capable of printing a wide range of file formats such as PDFs, images, spreadsheets, and more. Therefore, the given statement is incorrect.

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  • 14. 

    A computer is an electronic device.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A computer is an electronic device because it uses electronic components and circuits to process and store information. It relies on electricity to function and has various electronic parts such as a motherboard, processor, memory, and input/output devices. These components work together to perform calculations, execute instructions, and store data electronically.

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  • 15. 

    You can use the computer to play only games.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "You can use the computer to play only games" is false. Computers can be used for various purposes other than playing games, such as word processing, internet browsing, programming, graphic design, and many more. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 16. 

    The part of the computer that you look to view pictures/images is call the TV.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect. The part of the computer that you look to view pictures/images is called the monitor, not the TV. A TV is a separate device used for watching television programs.

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  • 17. 

    You can touch hardware, while you cannot touch software.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because hardware refers to the physical components of a computer system that can be physically touched and manipulated, such as the keyboard, mouse, and monitor. On the other hand, software refers to the programs, applications, and data that are stored electronically and cannot be physically touched. Therefore, while you can physically interact with hardware, you cannot physically touch software.

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  • 18. 

    Data processing is a task done by the computer. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Data processing is indeed a task performed by computers. Computers are designed to process and manipulate large amounts of data quickly and efficiently. They can perform various operations on data such as sorting, filtering, analyzing, and storing. This capability of computers to handle data processing tasks has revolutionized many industries and sectors, enabling faster and more accurate data analysis and decision-making processes.

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  • 19. 

    A calculator is a kind of computer. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A calculator is a type of computer because it is an electronic device that performs mathematical calculations. While it may not have the same capabilities or functions as a traditional computer, it still falls under the category of a computer because it processes data and performs calculations. Therefore, the statement "A calculator is a kind of computer" is true.

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  • 20. 

    A mainframe computer is one that you can put in a bag and take around. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A mainframe computer is a large and powerful computer system that is typically used by organizations for critical applications, such as processing large amounts of data. It is not portable and cannot be put in a bag to be carried around. Therefore, the statement that a mainframe computer can be put in a bag and taken around is false.

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  • 21. 

    Unscramble the following words. lecetroinc     ___________________

    Correct Answer
    electronic
    Explanation
    The given word "lecetroinc" can be unscrambled to form the word "electronic".

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  • 22. 

    Putcomer    __________________

    Correct Answer
    computer
    Explanation
    The word "putcomer" seems to be a misspelling or a typographical error. The correct word should be "computer" based on the context provided.

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  • 23. 

    Tniprer  ___________

    Correct Answer
    printer
    Explanation
    The given word "tniprer" is the reverse spelling of the word "printer".

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  • 24. 

    ecvide         _______________

    Correct Answer
    device
    Explanation
    The word "ecvide" can be rearranged to form the word "device".

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  • 25. 

    onmtior    ___________________

    Correct Answer
    monitor
  • 26. 

    Name one type of monitor?

    Correct Answer
    lcd
    crt
    Explanation
    One type of monitor is the LCD monitor, which stands for Liquid Crystal Display. Another type of monitor is the CRT monitor, which stands for Cathode Ray Tube. Both of these monitors are commonly used to display visual output from computers and other electronic devices.

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Leonard Sinclair |High School education
Leonard is a skilled high school teacher in Jamaica, specializing in Visual Arts, Information Technology, Human/Social Biology, and Electrical Installation. With a diverse skill set, he finds joy in life's simple pleasures.

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