Quiz: Basic Knowledge Of Computer And Applications

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This quiz is about the basic knowledge of computer and its applications. In today’s technological world, knowledge of how computers work and how to operate them is no small feat; it’s something you need to know about if you ever want to get involved in one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. What can you tell us about computing so far?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is backup?
    • A. 

      Adding more components to your network

    • B. 

      Protecting data by copying it from the original source to a different destination

    • C. 

      Filtering old data from the new data

    • D. 

      Accessing data on tape

    • E. 

      Using earlier data

  • 2. 
    The legal right to use software based on specific restrictions is granted via a
    • A. 

      Software privacy policy

    • B. 

      Software license

    • C. 

      Software password manager

    • D. 

      Software log

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 3. 
    What is an e-mail attachment?
    • A. 

      A receipt sent by the recipient

    • B. 

      A separate document from another program sent along with an e-mail

    • C. 

      A malicious parasite that feeds on your messages and destroys the contents

    • D. 

      A list of CC or BCC recipients

    • E. 

      A friend to whom e-mail is sent regularly

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is the type of software that controls the internal operations in the computer and controls how the computer works with all its parts?
    • A. 

      Shareware

    • B. 

      Public domain software

    • C. 

      Application software

    • D. 

      Operating system software

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 5. 
    When data changes in multiple lists and all lists are not updated, this causes
    • A. 

      Data redundancy

    • B. 

      Information overload

    • C. 

      Duplicate data

    • D. 

      Data consistency

    • E. 

      Data inconsistency

  • 6. 
    What is the main folder on a storage device called?
    • A. 

      Root directory

    • B. 

      Interface

    • C. 

      Device driver

    • D. 

      Platform

    • E. 

      Main directory

  • 7. 
    To view information on the Web you must have a
    • A. 

      Cable modem

    • B. 

      Web browser

    • C. 

      Domain name server

    • D. 

      Hypertext viewer

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 8. 
    A file is often referred to as a
    • A. 

      Wizard

    • B. 

      Document

    • C. 

      Pane

    • D. 

      Device

    • E. 

      Documentation

  • 9. 
    To protect yourself from computer hacker intrusions you should instal a
    • A. 

      Firewall

    • B. 

      Mailer

    • C. 

      Macro

    • D. 

      Script

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 10. 
    What type of computers are client. computers (most of the time) in a client-server system?
    • A. 

      Mainframe

    • B. 

      Mini-computer

    • C. 

      Microcomputer

    • D. 

      PDA

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 11. 
    What happens when you boot up a PC?
    • A. 

      Portions of the operating system are copied from disk into memory

    • B. 

      Portions of the operating system are copied from memory onto disk

    • C. 

      Portions of the operating system are compiled

    • D. 

      Portions of the operating system are emulated

    • E. 

      The PC gets switched off

  • 12. 
    Linux is an example of
    • A. 

      Freeware

    • B. 

      Open source software

    • C. 

      Shareware

    • D. 

      Complimentary

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 13. 
    Which of the following software applications would be the most appropriate for performing numerical and statistical calculations?
    • A. 

      Database

    • B. 

      Document processor

    • C. 

      Graphics package

    • D. 

      Spreadsheet

    • E. 

      PowerPoint

  • 14. 
    A             is used to' read handwritten or printed text to make a digital image that is stored in memory.
    • A. 

      Printer

    • B. 

      Laser beam

    • C. 

      Scanner

    • D. 

      Touchpad

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 15. 
    You organise files by storing them in
    • A. 

      Archives

    • B. 

      Lists

    • C. 

      Indexes

    • D. 

      Folders

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 16. 
    A             is a pre-designed document that already has coordinating fonts, a layout, and a background.
    • A. 

      Guide

    • B. 

      Model

    • C. 

      Ruler

    • D. 

      Template

    • E. 

      Design-plate

  • 17. 
    What is the default file extension for all Word documents?
    • A. 

      WRD

    • B. 

      TXT

    • C. 

      DOC

    • D. 

      FIL

    • E. 

      WD

  • 18. 
    Removing and replacing devices without turning off your computer is referred to as
    • A. 

      Hot swapping

    • B. 

      Plug-n-Play

    • C. 

      Bay swap

    • D. 

      USB swapping

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 19. 
    Specialised programs that assist users' in locating information on the Web are called
    • A. 

      Information engines

    • B. 

      Locator engines

    • C. 

      Web browsers

    • D. 

      Resource locators

    • E. 

      Search engines

  • 20. 
    Compiling creates a(n)
    • A. 

      Error-free program

    • B. 

      Program specification

    • C. 

      Subroutine

    • D. 

      Algorithm

    • E. 

      Executable program

  • 21. 
    Expansion cards are inserted into
    • A. 

      Slots

    • B. 

      Peripheral devices

    • C. 

      The CPU

    • D. 

      The back of the computer

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 22. 
    A device that connects to a network without the use of cable is said to be
    • A. 

      Distributed

    • B. 

      Non-wired

    • C. 

      Centralised

    • D. 

      Open source

    • E. 

      Wireless

  • 23. 
    A complete electronic circuit with transistors and other electronic components on a small silicon chip is called a(n)
    • A. 

      Workstation

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      Magnetic disk

    • D. 

      Integrated circuit

    • E. 

      Complex circuit

  • 24. 
    Junk e-mail is also called
    • A. 

      Crap

    • B. 

      Spoof

    • C. 

      Sniffer script

    • D. 

      Spool

    • E. 

      Spam

  • 25. 
    A program designed to destroy data on your computer which can travel to "infect" other computers is called a
    • A. 

      Disease

    • B. 

      Torpedo

    • C. 

      Hurricane

    • D. 

      Virus

    • E. 

      Infector

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