Quiz 2 Software

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This quiz is based on the class content of Class 2-4. Open another window so that you can refer to our website, Classwork or other websites. The quiz will be 10 multiple choice questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Operating System (OS) is... (Hint: p.15)
    • A. 

      Hardware

    • B. 

      Software

  • 2. 
    Everything the computer does requires RAM. (Recall "reserve" and "active" RAM). Order RAM from smallest to largest unit. (Hint p. 12-13) 
    • A. 

      Terabyte (TB), Gigabyte (GB), Megabyte (MB), Kilobyte (KB), Byte, Bit

    • B. 

      Bit, Megabyte (MB), Kilobyte (KB), Gigabyte (GB), Terabyte (TB)

    • C. 

      Bit, Byte, Kilobyte (KB), Megabyte (MB), Gigabyte (GB),Terabyte (TB)

    • D. 

      Bit, Byte, Kilobyte (KB), Gigabyte (GB), Megabyte (MB), Terabyte (TB)

  • 3. 
    Pictures take up a lot of RAM. (bits,bytes, KB, MB, GB, TB) What size would it NOT be?
    • A. 

      Bits

    • B. 

      Bytes

    • C. 

      MB

    • D. 

      Both A & B

    • E. 

      Both A & C

  • 4. 
    Software usually comes in the form of a CD. That CD holds the programs that you install into the Hard Drive so that your computer has those programs (also known as applications). If I used Microsoft Word to write a paper, I used a _______ type of program.  Afterwards, I used Microsoft Publisher to make a card, I used a _______ type of program. Pick the correct words that would fill in the blanks.  (Hint: p.20)
    • A. 

      Word processing ; entertainment

    • B. 

      Entertainment; desktop publishing

    • C. 

      Education; entertainment

    • D. 

      Word processing; desktop publishing

  • 5. 
    My new computer already has Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, & Excel. How did that happen? (Hint: google it if you don't know)
    • A. 

      Those programs are part of the operating system.

    • B. 

      Those programs were installed onto the hard drive prior to me getting the computer. It was included in the sales price.

    • C. 

      Those programs are installed into the Motherboard along with the Operating System (OS).

  • 6. 
    I have an older computer whose word processing program is called WordPerfect. (Or, I didn't pay for Word when I bought the computer so this what I got for free). How can I get Microsoft Word? (Hint: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_processor)
    • A. 

      I can buy the Microsoft Word software CD and install it into the Hard Drive

    • B. 

      I can buy the Microsoft Word software CD and install it into the Motherboard

    • C. 

      I can buy the Microsoft Word software CD and install it into the CPU

  • 7. 
    Let's assume you have an average CPU speed and adequate Hard Drive space. You are running multiple applications at once and the computer seems to lag (also known as perform slowly). Why is that happening?
    • A. 

      You are using too much ROM so turn off the computer

    • B. 

      RAM is slowing down due to Motherboard problems. Call an IT (information technology) specialist for help

    • C. 

      You are maxing out the RAM capacity. Consider closing the web windows or programs that are not needed.

  • 8. 
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    • A. 

      Always do your homework

    • B. 

      Say no to drugs

    • C. 

      Be a person of character

    • D. 

      Donate to the haiti relief fund

  • 9. 
    More reading about Y2K. Open another window so that you can read the article on the url  http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00001846.html. Based on the reading, what happened in response to Y2K.
    • A. 

      Opportunists sold books and guides to prepare people for the massive chaos

    • B. 

      Computer Scientists allayed the problem by fixing all the software and hardware problems.

    • C. 

      People still think that Y2K was a waste of time and that nothing bad was really going to happen

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    More reading about Y2K. Open another window so that you can read the article on the url http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00001846.html. Based on the reading, what will happen in the future?
    • A. 

      Computers will convert into Terminators to dominate mankind

    • B. 

      A repeat Y2K, called UNIX Millenium bug

    • C. 

      Hackers will take over the world