Seventh Grade Computer Pretest

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When is a storyboard most helpful?

    • A.

      at the end of a project to be sure the project is complete

    • B.

      at the end of a project to be sure the project is linear

    • C.

      During the project planning

    • D.

      in the middle of a project to

    Correct Answer
    C. During the project planning
    Explanation
    A storyboard is most helpful during the project planning phase as it allows for visualizing and organizing the sequence of events or steps in a project. It helps to outline the project's structure, identify potential gaps or issues, and ensure that all necessary elements are included. By creating a storyboard during project planning, teams can effectively communicate and collaborate, ensuring a clear understanding of the project's goals and timeline. This ultimately leads to a more efficient and successful project execution.

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  • 2. 

    A keyboard is what kind of device?

    • A.

      Output

    • B.

      Input

    • C.

      Word processing

    • D.

      Telecommunication

    Correct Answer
    B. Input
    Explanation
    A keyboard is classified as an input device. It allows users to input data, commands, and text into a computer or other electronic device by pressing keys. Keyboards are commonly used for typing, controlling software applications, and navigating through menus and options. They are an essential component for user interaction with computers and play a vital role in data entry and communication.

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  • 3. 

    Trish is editing the last paragraph of her essay. She had decided to add another sentence before the last sentence. Which of the following would be the most efficient process?

    • A.

      Type the sentence in another document and then place it in her essay where she wants it.

    • B.

      Type the sentence at the end of her essay and then move it to where she wants it.

    • C.

      Type the sentence at the end of her essay, copy the new sentence, and then paste it where she wants it.

    • D.

      Put the cursor at the point where she wants to add the sentence and then type the sentence.

    Correct Answer
    D. Put the cursor at the point where she wants to add the sentence and then type the sentence.
    Explanation
    The most efficient process would be to put the cursor at the point where she wants to add the sentence and then type the sentence. This method allows Trish to directly insert the sentence at the desired location without any additional steps such as copying and pasting or moving the sentence. It saves time and effort compared to the other options mentioned.

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  • 4. 

    What are the two parts of an E-mail address?

    • A.

      User name and street address

    • B.

      Legal name and phone number

    • C.

      User name and domain name

    • D.

      Initials and password

    Correct Answer
    C. User name and domain name
    Explanation
    The two parts of an email address are the user name and the domain name. The user name is the unique identifier for the individual or organization, while the domain name indicates the server or service provider where the email account is hosted. Together, they form a complete email address that allows messages to be sent and received.

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  • 5. 

    What is a hyperlink?

    • A.

      An element in an electronic document, i.e. the web, that links to another place in the same document or to an entirely different document.

    • B.

      An animated icon within a document that's used for decoration purposes.

    • C.

      An icon on the computer's desktop that represents a software program.

    Correct Answer
    A. An element in an electronic document, i.e. the web, that links to another place in the same document or to an entirely different document.
    Explanation
    A hyperlink is an element in an electronic document, such as a web page, that allows users to navigate to another location within the same document or to a completely different document. It is a clickable link that connects different parts of the document or connects to external resources on the internet. Hyperlinks are an essential component of the web, enabling users to easily navigate between different web pages and access relevant information.

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  • 6. 

    A small picture that represents something on your screen...such as an application.

    • A.

      Photo

    • B.

      Modem

    • C.

      Icon

    • D.

      Graphic

    Correct Answer
    C. Icon
    Explanation
    An icon is a small picture that represents something on your screen, such as an application. Icons are commonly used in graphical user interfaces to provide a visual representation of a program, file, or function. They are designed to be easily recognizable and help users navigate and interact with their devices or software. Icons are often used as shortcuts to access specific features or applications, and they play a crucial role in enhancing the usability and visual appeal of user interfaces.

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  • 7. 

      Juan wants to keep a computer file of all his friends and their addresses. What is the BEST application to use?

    • A.

      MS Publisher

    • B.

      MS Word

    • C.

      MS Excel

    • D.

      MS Powerpoint

    Correct Answer
    C. MS Excel
    Explanation
    MS Excel is the best application to use for keeping a computer file of friends and their addresses because it is a spreadsheet program that allows for easy organization and manipulation of data. Excel provides a grid-like structure that is perfect for creating a table with columns for names and addresses. It also offers features like sorting, filtering, and data validation, which can be useful for managing and maintaining the information effectively. MS Publisher, MS Word, and MS Powerpoint are not designed for this specific purpose and may not provide the same level of functionality and convenience as MS Excel.

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  • 8. 

    Jessica wants to create a slideshow for her class project.  What is the BEST application to use?

    • A.

      MS Publisher

    • B.

      MS Word

    • C.

      MS Excel

    • D.

      MS PowerPoint

    Correct Answer
    D. MS PowerPoint
    Explanation
    MS PowerPoint is the best application to use for creating a slideshow because it is specifically designed for creating and presenting slideshows. It offers a wide range of features and tools, such as slide transitions, animations, and customizable layouts, that allow users to create visually appealing and engaging presentations. Additionally, PowerPoint provides options for adding multimedia elements like images, videos, and audio, making it an ideal choice for creating a dynamic and interactive slideshow for Jessica's class project.

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  • 9. 

    Sam wants to add his own music to his computer project.  Which program should he use?

    • A.

      IMovie

    • B.

      IPhoto

    • C.

      MS Publisher

    • D.

      GarageBand

    Correct Answer
    D. GarageBand
    Explanation
    Sam should use GarageBand to add his own music to his computer project. GarageBand is a software application developed by Apple that allows users to create, edit, and mix music. It provides a wide range of tools and features for composing and recording music, making it the ideal program for Sam to use in order to incorporate his own music into his project.

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  • 10. 

    What does a BROWSER do?

    • A.

      Looks through magazines and books in the library

    • B.

      Allows you to surf the Internet

    • C.

      Allows you to create spreadsheets

    • D.

      Allows you to check your computer's memory

    Correct Answer
    B. Allows you to surf the Internet
    Explanation
    A browser is a software application that allows users to access and navigate the internet. It enables users to search for and view websites, access web pages, and interact with online content. Browsers provide a graphical interface to display text, images, videos, and other multimedia elements found on the internet. They also support features like bookmarking, tabbed browsing, and downloading files. Therefore, the correct answer is "allows you to surf the Internet."

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  • 11. 

    How is data organized in a spreadsheet? 

    • A.

      Height and width

    • B.

      Layers and planes

    • C.

      Rows and columns

    • D.

      Lines and space

    Correct Answer
    C. Rows and columns
    Explanation
    In a spreadsheet, data is organized in rows and columns. Rows are horizontal and represent individual records or entries, while columns are vertical and represent different categories or attributes of the data. This arrangement allows for easy organization, manipulation, and analysis of data in a tabular format.

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  • 12. 

    A printer is this kind of device

    • A.

      Output

    • B.

      Input

    • C.

      Word processing

    • D.

      Telecommunication

    Correct Answer
    A. Output
    Explanation
    A printer is classified as an output device because its main function is to produce a physical copy or "output" of digital information such as text, images, or graphics. It takes electronic data from a computer or other devices and transfers it onto paper or other types of media. Unlike input devices that receive information, a printer works in the opposite direction by generating a tangible representation of data. Therefore, "output" is the correct answer as it accurately describes the role and purpose of a printer.

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  • 13. 

     Lisa needs to turn in a four-page, typed report for computer class.  Which type of program would be best for her to use?

    • A.

      Spreadsheet

    • B.

      Presentation

    • C.

      Email

    • D.

      Word processing

    Correct Answer
    D. Word processing
    Explanation
    Word processing would be the best type of program for Lisa to use because it is specifically designed for creating and editing documents, such as reports. Word processing programs offer features like spell check, formatting options, and the ability to easily add and rearrange text and images. This would allow Lisa to efficiently type and format her four-page report for her computer class.

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  • 14. 

    A government website would include which of these in its domain name?

    • A.

      .com

    • B.

      .org

    • C.

      .gvt

    • D.

      .gov

    Correct Answer
    D. .gov
    Explanation
    A government website would include ".gov" in its domain name because this domain extension is specifically reserved for government entities. It helps users easily identify and trust the website as an official government source. The ".com" domain is commonly used by commercial businesses, ".org" is used by non-profit organizations, and ".gvt" is not a recognized domain extension.

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  • 15. 

    A college or university would would include which of these in its domain name?

    • A.

      .com

    • B.

      .org

    • C.

      .gov

    • D.

      .edu

    Correct Answer
    D. .edu
    Explanation
    A college or university would include ".edu" in its domain name because ".edu" is a top-level domain (TLD) specifically designated for educational institutions in the United States. It signifies that the website belongs to an educational organization and is approved by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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  • 16. 

    To take information from one source and bring it into your computer is called

    • A.

      Upload

    • B.

      Transfer

    • C.

      Download

    • D.

      Retrieve

    Correct Answer
    C. Download
    Explanation
    Downloading refers to the process of retrieving data or information from a remote server or another computer and saving it onto your own device. It involves transferring files or data from a source to your computer or device, typically through the internet or a network connection. This can include downloading files, documents, software, images, videos, or any other type of digital content.

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  • 17. 

    To take information from your computer and send it to another computer source is called

    • A.

      Upload

    • B.

      Download

    • C.

      Transfer

    • D.

      Retrieve

    Correct Answer
    A. Upload
    Explanation
    The term "upload" refers to the process of transferring data or information from a local computer or device to a remote computer or server. This can include files, documents, images, videos, or any other form of digital content. It is the opposite of "download," which refers to the process of receiving data from a remote source onto a local computer. "Transfer" and "retrieve" are not accurate terms to describe this specific action of sending information from one computer to another.

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  • 18. 

    The uniform resource locator or the address of a web site is known as its:

    • A.

      Hyperlink

    • B.

      URL

    • C.

      Web page

    • D.

      Bookmark

    Correct Answer
    B. URL
    Explanation
    A URL, which stands for Uniform Resource Locator, is the address used to locate a webpage or any other resource on the internet. It specifies the protocol to be used, such as HTTP or HTTPS, followed by the domain name or IP address of the website, and optionally includes specific paths or parameters to access a particular webpage or resource. Therefore, the correct answer is URL.

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  • 19. 

    What part of the computer stores programs and files for later use?

    • A.

      Ram memory

    • B.

      Hard drive

    • C.

      Motherboard

    • D.

      Adapter board

    Correct Answer
    B. Hard drive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is hard drive. The hard drive is a non-volatile storage device that stores programs and files for later use. It is a permanent storage solution that allows users to save and access data even when the computer is turned off. Unlike RAM memory, which is volatile and temporary, the hard drive retains data even after the computer is shut down. The motherboard is the main circuit board of the computer that connects all the components together, while the adapter board is not directly related to storing programs and files.

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  • 20. 

    To indent the first paragraph of your report, you should use this key.

    • A.

      space bar

    • B.

      return key

    • C.

      shift key

    • D.

      tab key

    Correct Answer
    D. tab key
    Explanation
    To indent the first paragraph of a report, you should use the tab key. The tab key is commonly used to create an indentation or a tab stop in a document. By pressing the tab key at the beginning of a paragraph, you can easily create an indentation to visually separate it from the rest of the text. This helps in organizing and structuring the content of the report, making it more readable and professional.

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  • 21. 

    A system that makes it easy to find information on the Internet is called 

    • A.

      A word processing program

    • B.

      A search engine

    • C.

      a social networking site

    • D.

      a browser

    Correct Answer
    B. A search engine
    Explanation
    A search engine is a system that allows users to easily find information on the Internet by entering keywords or phrases. It uses algorithms to search and index web pages, providing relevant results to the user's query. Unlike a word processing program, which is used for creating and editing documents, a search engine focuses on retrieving information. Similarly, a social networking site is a platform for connecting and interacting with others, while a browser is a software application used to access and view websites. Therefore, the correct answer is a search engine.

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  • 22. 

    A great multimedia presentation should contain an integration of which of the following?

    • A.

      Videos

    • B.

      Text, pictures, and sound

    • C.

      Text, pictures, video, animation and sound

    • D.

      Drawings and sound

    Correct Answer
    C. Text, pictures, video, animation and sound
    Explanation
    A great multimedia presentation should contain an integration of text, pictures, video, animation, and sound. This combination allows for a dynamic and engaging presentation that appeals to multiple senses and enhances the overall understanding and retention of information. Text provides written information, pictures offer visual representation, videos convey motion and action, animation adds visual interest and interactivity, and sound brings audio elements to the presentation. By incorporating all these elements, the presentation becomes more immersive and effective in delivering its message.

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  • 23. 

     What do you call the blinking symbol on the screen that shows where the next character you type will appear.

    • A.

      Delete key

    • B.

      Arrow key

    • C.

      Cursor

    • D.

      Pointer

    Correct Answer
    C. Cursor
    Explanation
    The blinking symbol on the screen that shows where the next character you type will appear is called the cursor.

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  • 24. 

    What general term describes the physical equipment of a computer system, such as its screen, keyboard, and storage devices? 

    • A.

      Input

    • B.

      Output

    • C.

      Software

    • D.

      Hardware

    Correct Answer
    D. Hardware
    Explanation
    Hardware refers to the physical components of a computer system, including the screen, keyboard, and storage devices. It encompasses all the tangible parts that can be seen and touched. This is in contrast to software, which refers to the programs and instructions that run on the hardware. Input and output are functions or processes performed by the hardware, but they do not encompass the entire physical equipment of the computer system.

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