Computer Essentials - Section 2 Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What is the main purpose of the desktop?

    • A.

      To switch between open application.

    • B.

      To display icons.

    • C.

      To start the computer.

    • D.

      To shut down the computer.

    Correct Answer
    B. To display icons.
    Explanation
    The main purpose of the desktop is to display icons. Icons represent various applications, files, and folders that are stored on the computer. By having these icons readily available on the desktop, users can easily access and open the desired applications or files with just a click. The desktop serves as a convenient and organized way to access the computer's resources and navigate through the system.

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  • 2. 

    Which one of the following may be shown on the taskbar?

    • A.

      Recycle Bin

    • B.

      Saved Files

    • C.

      Printed Documents

    • D.

      File Explorer

    Correct Answer
    D. File Explorer
    Explanation
    File Explorer may be shown on the taskbar as it is a commonly used application in Windows operating systems. The taskbar provides quick access to frequently used programs and utilities, and File Explorer allows users to navigate and manage files and folders on their computer. By pinning File Explorer to the taskbar, users can easily access it with just a single click, making it a convenient option for organizing and accessing files and folders.

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  • 3. 

    Which one of the following describes changing the screen resolution?

    • A.

      Increasing the number of pixels displayed on the computer screen.

    • B.

      Sorting icon by name on the desktop.

    • C.

      Restoring deleted items from recycle ben.

    • D.

      Changing the background colour on the computer screen.

    Correct Answer
    A. Increasing the number of pixels displayed on the computer screen.
    Explanation
    Changing the screen resolution refers to increasing the number of pixels displayed on the computer screen. Screen resolution determines the clarity and sharpness of the images and text on the screen. By increasing the number of pixels, more information can be displayed on the screen, resulting in a higher quality and more detailed display. This can be done by adjusting the display settings on the computer to increase the resolution.

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  • 4. 

    Which one of the following is used to shut down an application that has stopped responding?

    • A.

      Recycle bin

    • B.

      Default Programs

    • C.

      Task Manager

    • D.

      Devices and Printers

    Correct Answer
    C. Task Manager
    Explanation
    Task Manager is used to shut down an application that has stopped responding. Task Manager is a system utility in Windows that provides information about the processes and programs running on a computer. It allows users to view and manage running applications, processes, and services. When an application becomes unresponsive, Task Manager can be used to forcefully terminate the application and end its process, allowing the user to regain control of their computer.

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  • 5. 

    Which one of the following is not normally shown on the Taskbar?

    • A.

      Running applications

    • B.

      Start button

    • C.

      Clock

    • D.

      Printed documents

    Correct Answer
    D. Printed documents
    Explanation
    Printed documents are not normally shown on the Taskbar because the Taskbar primarily displays running applications, the Start button, and the system clock. The Taskbar is a graphical user interface element in Windows operating systems that allows users to access and switch between currently running applications, access the Start menu, and view the system clock. Printed documents, on the other hand, are typically accessed and managed through the application that created them, such as a word processor or a PDF viewer, rather than being directly displayed on the Taskbar.

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  • 6. 

    Which one of the following is the correct way to shut down a non-responding application?

    • A.

      Log off from the computer.

    • B.

      Restart the computer.

    • C.

      Open Task Manager and end the task.

    • D.

      Shut down the computer.

    Correct Answer
    C. Open Task Manager and end the task.
    Explanation
    The correct way to shut down a non-responding application is to open Task Manager and end the task. Task Manager allows users to view and manage running processes and applications on their computer. By ending the task of a non-responding application, it forces the application to close, resolving any issues or freezing it may be experiencing. Logging off, restarting, or shutting down the computer may not specifically target the non-responding application and could potentially cause data loss or other complications.

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  • 7. 

    Which one of the following key combinations can be used to open the Task manager?

    • A.

      Alt+Shift+Del

    • B.

      Ctrl+Shift+D

    • C.

      Ctrl+Alt+Delete

    Correct Answer
    C. Ctrl+Alt+Delete
    Explanation
    Ctrl+Alt+Delete is the correct key combination to open the Task Manager. This key combination has been a standard feature in Windows operating systems for many years. When pressed simultaneously, it brings up a menu that allows users to access various options, including opening the Task Manager. The Task Manager is a powerful tool that allows users to monitor and manage running processes, view system performance, and end unresponsive applications.

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  • 8. 

    Which one of the following can applications not be installed from

    • A.

      Internet

    • B.

      Printer

    • C.

      Network

    • D.

      CD

    Correct Answer
    B. Printer
    Explanation
    Applications cannot be installed from a printer because printers are used for printing documents and images, not for installing software or applications. Printers do not have the capability to store or run applications, so it is not possible to install applications directly from a printer. Applications can be installed from the internet, network, or CD as these sources provide the necessary files and resources for installation.

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  • 9. 

    Which one of the following is the most appropriate way to disconnect a USB memory stick from a computer?

    • A.

      Shut down the computer and then remove the USB memory stick

    • B.

      Remove the USB device click on the USB device icon on the Taskbar, and select Eject USB Desk

    • C.

      Disconnect the cable from the USB port on the computer, remove the USB memory stick

    • D.

      Click on the USB device icon on he Taskbar, and select Eject USB Disk, remove the USB memory stick

    Correct Answer
    D. Click on the USB device icon on he Taskbar, and select Eject USB Disk, remove the USB memory stick
    Explanation
    The most appropriate way to disconnect a USB memory stick from a computer is to click on the USB device icon on the Taskbar and select Eject USB Disk, then remove the USB memory stick. This ensures that any ongoing data transfer or processes involving the USB memory stick are completed and that it is safe to remove the device without causing any data loss or damage.

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