San Diego Broadband Assessment

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San Diego Quizzes & Trivia

San Diego is a big city and has the largest broadband services. How tech savvy do you consider yourself to be and can you tackle anything that has to do with computers in the region? The following assessment will measure how well you know computers that run the Windows operating system. Please do not browse away from this window. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Tina creates a file on her home computer. She wants to take it to her school computer. Which of the following will Tina use to take the files from her home to her school computer?
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      Speakers

    • C. 

      USB Drive

    • D. 

      Modem

  • 2. 
    You have a computer and an Internet connection. Which of the following activities can you perform by using your computer? (Select three.)
    • A. 

      Withdraw cash from your bank account.

    • B. 

      Check your bank account balance

    • C. 

      Buy clothes

    • D. 

      Fuel your car.

    • E. 

      Take educational classes

  • 3. 
    Hector wants to use his office computer. To log on to the computer, he needs to enter his logon details.   Which of the following options does Hector need in order to log on to the computer? Select two.  
    • A. 

      User name

    • B. 

      Home address

    • C. 

      Office name

    • D. 

      Password

    • E. 

      Office address

  • 4. 
    What is an operating system? HINT: Windows XP is an Operating System
    • A. 

      An electronic device connected to your computer

    • B. 

      A storage device in your computer

    • C. 

      A program that controls and manages the computer

    • D. 

      A circuit board that connects the input, output, and processing devices

  • 5. 
    You use a word processor to create and save a text-based document on your computer. What does the text in your document represent?
    • A. 

      Data

    • B. 

      Hardware

    • C. 

      Operating system

    • D. 

      Application

  • 6. 
    Enrique reads an advertisement about a computer store. He wants to know the meaning of the term hardware. How will you define the term hardware for Enrique?
    • A. 

      Physical parts of a computer

    • B. 

      An item of information

    • C. 

      Instructions that make programs work

    • D. 

      Rules designed to enable computers to connect with one another

  • 7. 
    Marko uses an instant messenger to chat with his friends over the Internet. Is the Instant Messenger a piece of Hardware?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    What is the Internet?
    • A. 

      A software program installed on a computer

    • B. 

      An electronic device for printing documents

    • C. 

      A worldwide collection of computers connected to each other

    • D. 

      A power backup source

  • 9. 
    Tom notices that when he runs several programs on his computer, the performance of the programs slows down considerably. What is the reason for this?
    • A. 

      Keyboard doesn't work

    • B. 

      Mouse doesn't work

    • C. 

      The computer is low on memory

    • D. 

      Low monitor speed

  • 10. 
    David wants to create a letter for his job. Which of the following programs will David use?
    • A. 

      Instant messenger

    • B. 

      Microsoft Word

    • C. 

      Microsoft Publisher

    • D. 

      Movie maker

  • 11. 
    You tell Carol about the various types of operating systems. What does the operating system do? Select two.Hint: Windows XP is an operating system
    • A. 

      Scans images

    • B. 

      Manages files

    • C. 

      Detects viruses

    • D. 

      Runs programs

  • 12. 
    You connect your computer to the Internet to find some information.   Which of the following terms describes a computer that is connected to the Internet?
    • A. 

      Online

    • B. 

      Offline

    • C. 

      Stand by

    • D. 

      Logged off

  • 13. 
    Your sister travels to another country. You want to send her an e-mail message from your computer.   Which of the following devices will you use to connect your computer to the Internet?
    • A. 

      Printer

    • B. 

      Scanner

    • C. 

      Modem

    • D. 

      Sound card

  • 14. 
    Your friend publishes some photographs on his Web site. You want to view these photographs. Which program on your computer will you open to view his website?
    • A. 

      Web browser

    • B. 

      Word processor

    • C. 

      E-mail client

    • D. 

      Anti-virus

  • 15. 
    You want to find information based on the keyword "active volcanoes" Which of the following will you use?
    • A. 

      Search engine

    • B. 

      Plug-in

    • C. 

      Uniform Resource Locator (URL)

    • D. 

      E-mail

  • 16. 
    Maria wants to know how to e-mail messages to her friends. What will she need? Select two.
    • A. 

      Computer

    • B. 

      Internet access

    • C. 

      Printer

    • D. 

      Plug-in

    • E. 

      Search engine

  • 17. 
    You want to create a personal online journal that describes a music concert you attended last week. You want your friends to read the journal and view the pictures of the concert. Which of the following online communities will you use to create this online journal?
    • A. 

      Blog

    • B. 

      Chat group

    • C. 

      Newsgroup

    • D. 

      Bulletin board

  • 18. 
    You want to send an e-mail to Matt and Louis. You do not want Matt to know you have sent it to Louis.   Which area of the email would you place Louis' email address?
    • A. 

      Cc

    • B. 

      Bcc

    • C. 

      To

    • D. 

      Subject

  • 19. 
    Ursula creates a document in which she needs to insert some uppercase letters. She prefers not to use the CAPS LOCK key, and she needs to complete the document quickly. What is another key you can press to type in uppercase?
    • A. 

      ESC

    • B. 

      CTRL

    • C. 

      ALT

    • D. 

      SHIFT

  • 20. 
    Erik wants to highlight and copy a word from a document but doesn’t know how. What would you tell him to do.
    • A. 

      Highlight word with your mouse, right click the word, and select copy

    • B. 

      Hold down control and press the A key

    • C. 

      Go to the file menu and select copy from there

    • D. 

      Hold down Control and press the C key.

  • 21. 
    Kate receives an e-mail message from an online computer store offering her a new laptop at a very low price. She clicks the hyperlink in the message to open the Web page. The page requests her credit card details, and she enters her credit card number.What kind of attack could this be?
    • A. 

      Program

    • B. 

      Virus

    • C. 

      Phishing

    • D. 

      Spying

  • 22. 
    Susan accidentally deletes a file from her computer. Where did the file go?
    • A. 

      In the documents folder

    • B. 

      In an email

    • C. 

      In the recycling bin

    • D. 

      Nowhere

  • 23. 
    There's a program on a computer that sends private information to strangers on the internet. Which kind of threat is this?
    • A. 

      MS Word

    • B. 

      Email

    • C. 

      Spyware

    • D. 

      Adware

  • 24. 
    You store sensitive information on your computer. Therefore, you need to create a new account for this information. What will you do to restrict access to this account?
    • A. 

      Install a Firewall on your computer

    • B. 

      Create new folders to save the data.

    • C. 

      Install spyware on your computer.

    • D. 

      Create a password

  • 25. 
    On a daily basis, you get many e-mail messages from unknown senders. What is this type of security threat called?
    • A. 

      Spam

    • B. 

      Spoofing

    • C. 

      Phishing

    • D. 

      Slander