Sixth Grade Technology Pretest

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6th Grade Technology Quizzes & Trivia

This is a pretest to assess your knowledge of computer applications and computer vocabulary.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A DVD holds
    • A. 

      The same as a CD

    • B. 

      More than a CD

    • C. 

      Less than a CD

  • 2. 
    If you needed to create a chart, table or a graph, the best application to use would be Microsoft PowerPoint
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of these is not a common domain name?
    • A. 

      .org

    • B. 

      .gov

    • C. 

      .edu

    • D. 

      .nev

  • 4. 
    Which of these is not an Internet browser?
    • A. 

      Safari

    • B. 

      Apple Works

    • C. 

      Internet Explorer

    • D. 

      Firefox

  • 5. 
    Which of the following best describes uploading information?
    • A. 

      Receiving information from a host computer

    • B. 

      Sending information to a host computer

    • C. 

      Storing data on the hard drive

    • D. 

      Storing data on a disk drive

  • 6. 
    To take information from one source and bring it into your computer is called
    • A. 

      Upload

    • B. 

      Transfer

    • C. 

      Download

    • D. 

      Retrieve

  • 7. 
    Which of these is considered an input device?
    • A. 

      Printer

    • B. 

      Monitor

    • C. 

      Keyboard

    • D. 

      Speakers

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    To correctly indent the first line of your paragraph when you are typing, you should use this key
    • A. 

      Command

    • B. 

      Space bar

    • C. 

      Return

    • D. 

      Tab

  • 10. 
    This is the default orientation that sets a document page up vertically.  
    • A. 

      Landscape

    • B. 

      Portrait

    • C. 

      Wide

    • D. 

      Long

  • 11. 
    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

  • 12. 
     What does a browser do?
    • A. 

      Looks through magazines and books in the library

    • B. 

      Makes backup copies of your files

    • C. 

      Allows you to surf the Internet

    • D. 

      Allow you to check your computer's memory

  • 13. 
    Computers that must stay on a surface like a table to be used are called
    • A. 

      Laptops

    • B. 

      Desktops

    • C. 

      Tabletops

    • D. 

      Hard drives

  • 14. 
    A small picture that represents something on your computer screen...such as an application.
    • A. 

      Photo

    • B. 

      Modem

    • C. 

      Icon

    • D. 

      Graphic

  • 15. 
    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

  • 16. 
    What would be the best type of application for you to use if you needed to type a research?
    • A. 

      Presentation

    • B. 

      Word processing

    • C. 

      Email

    • D. 

      Spreadsheet

  • 17. 
    A blinking symbol on the screen that shows where the next character will appear is 
    • A. 

      Delete key

    • B. 

      Arrow key

    • C. 

      Cursor

    • D. 

      Pointer

  • 18. 
    What part of the computer stores programs and files for later use?
    • A. 

      Ram memory

    • B. 

      Hard drive

    • C. 

      Motherboard

    • D. 

      Adapter board

  • 19. 
    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 the project

  • 20. 
    The uniform resource locator or the address of a web site is known as its:
    • A. 

      Hyperlink

    • B. 

      URL

    • C. 

      Web page

    • D. 

      Bookmark

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