Information Technology Test: 8th Grade Quiz

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Information Technology Test: 8th Grade Quiz - Quiz

In this crazy technological world, there are those of us that need to know how to use, maintain and produce the computers and other various devices that the business and leisure sides of the world have acclimated towards over the last few decades. Do you think you know enough about computers? Let’s start you off from an eighth-grade level to see how well you do!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A computer can think for itself.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Computers are not capable of thinking for themselves as they are programmed machines that can only perform tasks based on the instructions given to them by humans. They lack consciousness, self-awareness, and the ability to make independent decisions. Computers can only execute predetermined algorithms and processes, and their actions are solely based on the input they receive and the programmed instructions they follow.

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  • 2. 

    A computer has only Five (5) parts. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

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

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  • 3. 

    You use the printer to print only word documents.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false because printers can be used to print various types of documents, not just word documents. Printers can be used to print PDFs, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, images, and many other file formats. Therefore, the statement that printers are only used to print word documents is incorrect.

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  • 4. 

    A computer is an electronic device.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A computer is indeed an electronic device because it operates using electronic components and circuits. It uses electricity to process and store data, perform calculations, and execute various tasks. Electronic devices are those that utilize electronic circuits and components to function, and a computer fits this definition as it relies on electronic technology for its operation.

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  • 5. 

    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 browsing the internet, creating documents, watching videos, programming, and many more. Games are just one of the many activities that can be done on a computer.

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  • 6. 

    The part of the computer that you look to view pictures/images is called 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 computer monitor is a display screen that allows you to see visual output from the computer, including pictures and images. TVs are typically used for watching television programs and movies, not for viewing computer-generated images.

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  • 7. 

    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, such as the keyboard, mouse, monitor, and CPU. On the other hand, software refers to the programs, applications, and data that are stored electronically and cannot be physically touched. Software is intangible and exists as a set of instructions or code that runs on the hardware. Therefore, while you can physically interact with hardware, you cannot physically touch or interact with software.

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  • 8. 

    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 the computer. It involves the manipulation and transformation of raw data into meaningful information through various operations such as sorting, filtering, calculating, and summarizing. Computers are designed to efficiently process large amounts of data and perform complex calculations, making them essential for data processing tasks. Therefore, the statement "Data processing is a task done by the computer" is true.

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  • 9. 

    A calculator is a kind of computer. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A calculator is considered a kind of computer because it performs mathematical calculations and processes data. While it may not have the same capabilities as a traditional computer, it still falls under the category of a computer due to its ability to perform calculations and store data.

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  • 10. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect. A mainframe computer is a large and powerful computer that is typically used by organizations for complex and critical tasks. It is not something that can be easily carried around in a bag. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 11. 

    Putcomer    __________________

    Correct Answer
    computer
    Explanation
    The word "putcomer" seems to be a misspelling or a typographical error. The correct word that should replace the blank is "computer".

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  • 12. 

    ecvide         _______________

    Correct Answer
    device
    Explanation
    The word "ecvide" can be rearranged to form the word "device" by simply rearranging the letters.

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  • 13. 

    onmtior    ___________________

    Correct Answer
    monitor
    Explanation
    The word "onmtior" is a misspelling of the word "monitor". The correct answer is "monitor" because it is the correctly spelled word that matches the given misspelled word.

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  • 14. 

    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 computer's monitor, keyboard, and motherboard. On the other hand, software refers to the programs, data, and instructions that are stored electronically and cannot be physically touched. Software is intangible and exists as a collection of code and data that can be executed by the hardware.

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  • 15. 

    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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  • 16. 

    Tniprer  ___________

    Correct Answer
    printer
    Explanation
    The given word "tniprer" can be rearranged to form the word "printer".

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  • 17. 

    What type of Application would best be used for typing a letter?

    • A.

      Database

    • B.

      Word Processing

    • C.

      Spreadsheet

    • D.

      Microsoft Outlook

    Correct Answer
    B. Word Processing
    Explanation
    A word processing application would be the best choice for typing a letter. Word processing software provides features specifically designed for creating and editing text documents, such as formatting options, spell check, and the ability to insert images and tables. Database software is used for organizing and managing large amounts of data, while spreadsheet software is used for numerical calculations and data analysis. Microsoft Outlook is primarily an email client and personal information manager, not specifically designed for typing letters.

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  • 18. 

    To make it easy to find your files, save them to a ___________________________.                                     .

    • A.

      Document on your hard drive

    • B.

      Draw file on your hard drive

    • C.

      Folder or directory on your hard drive

    • D.

      Disk on hard drive

    Correct Answer
    C. Folder or directory on your hard drive
    Explanation
    Saving files to a folder or directory on your hard drive is a common practice to organize and manage files. This allows you to easily locate and access your files when needed. By creating folders and directories, you can categorize and sort your files based on their type, purpose, or any other criteria that suits your needs. This helps in efficient file management and reduces the chances of losing or misplacing important files.

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  • 19. 

    The blinking symbol on the screen that indicates where the next character you type will appear is called?

    • A.

      Cursor

    • B.

      Label

    • C.

      Tab

    • D.

      Place holder

    Correct Answer
    A. Cursor
    Explanation
    The blinking symbol on the screen that indicates where the next character you type will appear is called a cursor. The cursor is used to navigate and input text in various applications and programs. It helps users to visually identify the current position for typing or editing text.

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  • 20. 

    The best way to safeguard your document is to save it ____________.

    • A.

      Only after you have proofread it

    • B.

      Only when you name it

    • C.

      Every few minutes

    • D.

      After it is completed

    Correct Answer
    C. Every few minutes
    Explanation
    Saving a document every few minutes is the best way to safeguard it because it ensures that any changes or updates made to the document are regularly saved. This helps to minimize the risk of losing important information in case of unexpected events such as power outages or computer crashes. By saving the document frequently, you can easily recover the most recent version and avoid having to redo any lost work.

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  • 21. 

    To find a document you were working on yesterday, you would have to:

    • A.

      Insert

    • B.

      Retrieve

    • C.

      Select

    • D.

      Save

    Correct Answer
    B. Retrieve
    Explanation
    To find a document that was worked on yesterday, you would have to retrieve it. This means accessing the document from its storage location, such as a computer's hard drive or a cloud storage service, and opening it for viewing or further editing. The other options, insert, select, and save, do not specifically pertain to locating a previously worked-on document.

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  • 22. 

    To begin typing a new line even when the line you are working on is not filled, press  _________.

    • A.

      Return/Enter key

    • B.

      Space bar

    • C.

      Escape key

    • D.

      Back Space key

    Correct Answer
    A. Return/Enter key
    Explanation
    Pressing the Return/Enter key allows you to start a new line even when the current line is not filled. This key is commonly used in text editors, word processors, and other applications to create paragraphs or separate lines of text. It is especially useful when typing in documents or composing emails, as it helps to maintain proper formatting and readability.

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  • 23. 

    Changing the existing document is known as?

    • A.

      Re-typing

    • B.

      Entering

    • C.

      Editing

    • D.

      Selecting

    Correct Answer
    C. Editing
    Explanation
    Changing the existing document refers to making modifications or alterations to the content of the document. This can include correcting errors, adding or deleting text, formatting changes, or any other modifications made to the document. The term "editing" accurately describes this process of making changes to an existing document.

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  • 24. 

    A computer program (set of computer instructions) that coordinates all the activities of computer hardware such as memory, storage devices, and printers, and provides the capability for you to communicate with the computer.

    • A.

      Operating System

    • B.

      Application Software

    • C.

      User Account

    • D.

      User Name

    Correct Answer
    A. Operating System
    Explanation
    An operating system is a computer program that manages and controls all the hardware and software resources of a computer. It coordinates the activities of various components such as memory, storage devices, and printers, ensuring they work together smoothly. Additionally, it provides a user interface that allows users to interact with the computer and perform tasks. Therefore, the operating system is responsible for managing the computer's resources and enabling communication between the user and the computer.

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  • 25. 

    What happens to a document that has not been saved when you shut down the computer?

    • A.

      It will be lost but then you can do a search to find it.

    • B.

      It stays there forever.

    • C.

      It will be permanently lost once the program is closed.

    • D.

      It is automatically there if the computer is turned on immediately afterwards.

    Correct Answer
    C. It will be permanently lost once the program is closed.
    Explanation
    When a document has not been saved and the computer is shut down, the unsaved document will be permanently lost once the program is closed. This means that any unsaved changes or work done on the document will not be recoverable. It is important to save documents regularly to avoid losing any progress or important information.

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  • 26. 

    Which of the following is not part of Microsoft Suite?

    • A.

      Ms Powerpoint

    • B.

      Ms Word

    • C.

      Ms Paint

    • D.

      Ms Excel

    Correct Answer
    A. Ms Powerpoint
    Explanation
    Ms Powerpoint is not part of Microsoft Suite because it is a separate software program developed by Microsoft. Microsoft Suite typically refers to a collection of Microsoft Office applications, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. While Word, Excel, and Paint are part of the Microsoft Suite, PowerPoint is not included in the suite by default.

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  • 27. 

    'Save' and 'Save As' can both be used to save a document.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Both "Save" and "Save As" are options that allow the user to save a document. The "Save" option is used to save changes to an existing document, while the "Save As" option is used to save a new copy of the document with a different name or in a different location. Therefore, both options serve the purpose of saving a document, making the statement true.

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  • 28. 

    Ques: The Ribbon  

    • A.

      Run across the top of the interface

    • B.

      Contains option tabs

    • C.

      Is also at the bottom of the interface

    • D.

      Is also called Quick Acess

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Run across the top of the interface
    B. Contains option tabs
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "run across the top of the interface, contains option tabs." This is because the ribbon is a user interface element that is typically located at the top of a software application. It is a horizontal strip that contains various option tabs, which allow users to access different features and functions of the application. The ribbon is not located at the bottom of the interface and is not called Quick Access.

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  • 29. 

    The Office Button

    • A.

      Link to the file menu

    • B.

      Does not contain the "Save As" option

    • C.

      Is located in the top left corner of the interface

    • D.

      Is sometimes on the right side of the interface

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Link to the file menu
    C. Is located in the top left corner of the interface
    Explanation
    The Office Button is a feature in Microsoft Office applications that serves as a link to the file menu. It is located in the top left corner of the interface, providing easy access to various file-related options such as opening, saving, and printing documents. The "Save As" option, however, is not directly available in the Office Button menu. Instead, it can be accessed by clicking on the Office Button and then selecting the "Save As" option from the drop-down menu that appears.

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  • 30. 

    The "Open" option short-cut is 

    • A.

      Ctrl+S

    • B.

      Ctrl+Open

    • C.

      Ctrl+P

    • D.

      Ctrl+O

    Correct Answer
    D. Ctrl+O
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ctrl+O. This keyboard shortcut is commonly used in many software applications to open a file or a document. By pressing Ctrl+O, users can quickly access the "Open" function and browse their computer to select a file they want to open. This shortcut is efficient and time-saving as it eliminates the need to navigate through multiple menus and options to open a file.

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  • 31. 

    1 Gigabyte 

    • A.

      1GB

    • B.

      1TB

    • C.

      1024 MB

    • D.

      1024 KB

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. 1GB
    C. 1024 MB
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1GB,1024MB. 1 Gigabyte (GB) is equal to 1024 Megabytes (MB). This is because in the binary system, where computers operate, each unit is a power of 2. So, 1GB is equivalent to 1024MB, not 1000MB. Therefore, 1GB and 1024MB are the correct answers.

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  • 32. 

    Saved a word document using MsWord.

    • A.

      .doc

    • B.

      .pptx

    • C.

      .txt

    • D.

      .docx

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. .doc
    D. .docx
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ".doc,.docx" because these are the file extensions commonly used for word documents created using Microsoft Word. The ".doc" extension is used for older versions of Word documents, while the ".docx" extension is used for newer versions. The other file extensions listed (.pptx and .txt) are used for PowerPoint presentations and plain text documents, respectively, and are not specific to Microsoft Word.

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  • 33. 

    My Mom sent me a photograph on my phone.

    • A.

      .mp3

    • B.

      .exe

    • C.

      .jpeg

    • D.

      .mp4

    Correct Answer
    C. .jpeg
    Explanation
    The correct answer is .jpeg because .jpeg is a file format commonly used for digital photographs. Since the question states that the mom sent a photograph, it is logical to assume that the file extension would be .jpeg. The other options (.mp3, .exe, .mp4) are file formats for audio and video files, which are not relevant to the given scenario.

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  • 34. 

    My teacher showed us a slide show using PowerPoint.

    • A.

      .exe

    • B.

      .ppt

    • C.

      .pptx

    • D.

      .mov

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. .ppt
    C. .pptx
    Explanation
    The correct answer is .ppt and .pptx. These file extensions (.ppt and .pptx) are commonly used for PowerPoint presentations. PowerPoint is a popular software program developed by Microsoft for creating slide shows and presentations. The file extension .ppt is used for older versions of PowerPoint, while .pptx is used for newer versions. Therefore, it is likely that the teacher used either .ppt or .pptx file format to show the slide show using PowerPoint.

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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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