Operating A Personal Computer - Icau1128b

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Operating A Personal Computer - Icau1128b

This quiz is to enable students to demonstrate their understandings of personal computer operations and provide physical evidence of their competency level.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Computer software is divided into two types, application software and
    • A. 

      Running software

    • B. 

      Microsoft software

    • C. 

      System software

    • D. 

      Apple software

  • 2. 
    In order to access a secure network a user must have a
    • A. 

      Password

    • B. 

      User name

    • C. 

      Pin number

    • D. 

      User name and password

  • 3. 
    Occasionally files are accidentally deleted. If this occurs it may be possible to retrieve it from the
    • A. 

      School student drive

    • B. 

      The student swaps folder

    • C. 

      the trash (Macintosh computer) recycling bin (Windows computer)

    • D. 

      It is not possible

  • 4. 
    Program short-cuts can increase efficiency. Which of the following is NOT a short-cut that can be used to place a file in more than one location?
    • A. 

      Ctrl-C

    • B. 

      Left click - copy

    • C. 

      CTRL -V

    • D. 

      Right click - copy

  • 5. 
    The initials RAM represent
    • A. 

      Royal Australian Mail

    • B. 

      Read Always Memory

    • C. 

      Random Alert Memory

    • D. 

      Random Access Memory

  • 6. 
    There are many types of storage devices on the market. Which of the following is NOT commonly used today?
    • A. 

      Floppy Disk

    • B. 

      USB

    • C. 

      DVD

    • D. 

      External Hard Drive

  • 7. 
    Computers have a number of ports which enable connection to a variety of devices
    • A. 

      Parallel port

    • B. 

      PS/2Port

    • C. 

      Video card port

    • D. 

      Power port

  • 8. 
    In many programs short-cuts use the same settings, on a Windows computer the short-cut CTRL-P will initiate the following action
    • A. 

      Print the document

    • B. 

      Print the screen

    • C. 

      Paste the text

    • D. 

      Paste the numbers

  • 9. 
    Electrical storms can adversely affect computers. During an electrical storm all computer hardware must be
    • A. 

      Left running

    • B. 

      Shutdown and disconnected from any power or communications sources

    • C. 

      Just the monitor should be turned off

    • D. 

      The system box should be turned off and all the other hardware left running

  • 10. 
    When you have finished a session on a computer you must always
    • A. 

      Shut down the computer

    • B. 

      Log-off the computer

    • C. 

      Log-in to the computer

    • D. 

      Lock the computer

  • 11. 
    There are a number of computer operating systems Which of the following is NOT and operating system
    • A. 

      Mac OSX

    • B. 

      Unix

    • C. 

      Tehan

    • D. 

      Windows 7

  • 12. 
    A monitor can also be referred to as
    • A. 

      TV

    • B. 

      VDU

    • C. 

      Display Board

    • D. 

      Screen

  • 13. 
    When processing information with a computer there are four main actions undertaken, which is the correct order
    • A. 

      Input, Output, Processing, Storage

    • B. 

      Output, Processing, Storage, Input

    • C. 

      Input, Storage, Output, Processing

    • D. 

      Input, Processing, Storage, Output

  • 14. 
    Computer hardware is made up of three types of hardware, which listed below is not a piece of computer hardware?
    • A. 

      Internal peripherals

    • B. 

      External peripherals

    • C. 

      System unit

    • D. 

      Software

  • 15. 
    To allow easy and efficient identification of files, you should applysome basic principles when saving. Which one listed is incorrect?
    • A. 

      Stores files in folders

    • B. 

      Stores files in sub-folders

    • C. 

      Names files appropriately

    • D. 

      Accept the suggested file name the software gives you

  • 16. 
    If you want to close a program on A Macintosh computer
    • A. 

      Click on the red box with an x at the top left of the screen

    • B. 

      Click on the red box with an x at the top right of the screen

    • C. 

      Click on the start icon at the bottom of the screen and choose shut down

    • D. 

      Hold in the power button on the back of the computer

  • 17. 
    Which of the following programs is a part of the Microsoft Office Suite
    • A. 

      Gamemaker

    • B. 

      AUTOCAD

    • C. 

      Publisher

    • D. 

      Movie Maker

  • 18. 
    Data on a computer is stored in Bits and Bytes. Which is the largest unit of measurement for computer data?
    • A. 

      Megabyte (MB)

    • B. 

      Petabyte (PB)

    • C. 

      Kilobyte (KB)

    • D. 

      Gigabyte (GB)

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is NOT an input device
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Track-ball mouse

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Keyboard

  • 20. 
    Which of the following a peripheral devices can be used independently of a computer?
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Mobile phone

    • C. 

      USB

    • D. 

      Web cam