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. 

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

    • A.

      Landscape

    • B.

      Portrait

    • C.

      Wide

    • D.

      Long

    Correct Answer
    B. Portrait
    Explanation
    The given question is asking for the default orientation that sets a document page up vertically. The term "portrait" refers to the vertical orientation of a document page, while "landscape" refers to the horizontal orientation. The options "wide" and "long" do not specifically indicate a vertical orientation. Therefore, the correct answer is "portrait."

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  • 2. 

    Computers that must stay on a surface like a table to be used are called

    • A.

      Laptops

    • B.

      Desktops

    • C.

      Tabletops

    • D.

      Hard drives

    Correct Answer
    B. Desktops
    Explanation
    Desktops are computers that are designed to stay on a surface like a table to be used. Unlike laptops, which are portable and can be used on the go, desktops are typically larger and have a separate monitor, keyboard, and mouse. They are meant to be used in a fixed location and are commonly used in offices or homes where mobility is not a requirement. Tabletops and hard drives are not types of computers, and laptops are specifically designed to be portable.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these is considered an input device?

    • A.

      Printer

    • B.

      Monitor

    • C.

      Keyboard

    • D.

      Speakers

    Correct Answer
    C. Keyboard
    Explanation
    An input device is a device that allows users to input data or commands into a computer. The keyboard is considered an input device because it enables users to type and input text, numbers, and commands into a computer system. It is an essential tool for data entry and communication with the computer. The printer, monitor, and speakers are output devices as they display or produce information from the computer.

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  • 4. 

    A DVD holds

    • A.

      The same as a CD

    • B.

      More than a CD

    • C.

      Less than a CD

    Correct Answer
    B. More than a CD
    Explanation
    A DVD holds more data than a CD. DVDs have a larger storage capacity compared to CDs, allowing them to store more information, whether it be audio, video, or other types of data. This is due to the physical differences in the disc size and the way the data is stored on the disc. Therefore, DVDs can hold more content than CDs.

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  • 5. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. During the project planning
    Explanation
    A storyboard is most helpful during the project planning phase as it allows the team to visualize and organize the sequence of events, actions, and visuals that will be included in the final project. It helps in outlining the project's structure, identifying any gaps or missing elements, and ensuring that the project's objectives are met. By creating a storyboard early on, the team can make necessary adjustments and revisions before investing time and resources into the actual production, leading to a more efficient and successful project outcome.

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  • 6. 

     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

    Correct Answer
    C. Allows you to surf the Internet
    Explanation
    A browser is a software application that allows users to access and navigate the World Wide Web. It enables users to view web pages, search for information, and interact with various online services and websites. Browsers provide a graphical interface for users to enter URLs, click on links, and browse through different web pages. They interpret HTML code and display the content of web pages, including text, images, videos, and other media. Therefore, the correct answer is "allows you to surf the Internet."

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  • 7. 

    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 hard drive is the part of the computer that stores programs and files for later use. It is a non-volatile storage device that permanently stores data even when the computer is turned off. It provides long-term storage for the operating system, software applications, and user files. Unlike RAM memory, which is volatile and temporary, the hard drive retains data even after the computer is powered down. The motherboard and adapter board are important components of the computer, but they do not specifically store programs and files.

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  • 8. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Cursor
    Explanation
    The blinking symbol on the screen that shows where the next character will appear is called a cursor. It indicates the current position in a text document or input field, allowing the user to know where their input will be inserted. The cursor can be moved using various input devices such as a mouse, touchpad, or arrow keys.

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  • 9. 

    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 all his friends and their addresses because it is a spreadsheet software that allows for easy organization and manipulation of data. It provides a tabular format that makes it convenient to input and update information, such as names and addresses, in separate columns. Additionally, Excel offers features like sorting, filtering, and data validation, which can further enhance the management and analysis of the friend's information. MS Publisher, MS Word, and MS Powerpoint are not specifically designed for this purpose and may not offer the same level of functionality and efficiency.

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  • 10. 

    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 specifically designed to help users find information on the Internet. It allows users to enter keywords or phrases related to their desired topic and then provides a list of relevant websites or resources. Unlike a word processing program, which is used for creating and editing documents, or a social networking site, which is used for connecting with others, a search engine focuses solely on information retrieval. Similarly, a browser is a software application used to access and view websites, but it does not have the same search functionality as a search engine.

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  • 11. 

    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
    The term "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. Software, on the other hand, refers to the programs and instructions that run on the hardware. Therefore, the correct answer is "hardware" as it describes the physical equipment of a computer system.

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  • 12. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Sending information to a host computer
    Explanation
    Uploading information refers to the process of sending information to a host computer. This involves transferring data from a local device or computer to a remote server or host computer. It is the opposite of downloading, where information is received from a host computer. Storing data on the hard drive or disk drive is not the correct description for uploading information, as it specifically refers to the act of transferring data to a host computer.

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  • 13. 

    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 taking information or data from an external source and bringing it into your computer or device. This can involve retrieving files, documents, or media from the internet or another device and saving them locally for access. Downloading is the opposite of uploading, which involves sending or transferring information from your computer to an external source.

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  • 14. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Microsoft PowerPoint is primarily designed for creating and delivering presentations, not for creating charts, tables, or graphs. While PowerPoint does have some basic charting and graphing capabilities, it is not as robust or specialized as applications like Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. These dedicated spreadsheet software are better suited for creating and manipulating data in the form of charts, tables, and graphs. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 15. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Tab
    Explanation
    To correctly indent the first line of a paragraph when typing, you should use the tab key. The tab key is commonly used to create consistent and uniform indentation in documents and text editors. By pressing the tab key, the cursor moves to a set position, typically equivalent to four spaces, allowing for easy and efficient indentation of the first line. This helps to visually separate paragraphs and improve readability in written content.

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  • 16. 

    A small picture that represents something on your computer 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 a computer screen, such as an application. Icons are used to visually represent different functions or programs and are often clickable, serving as shortcuts to access specific software or features. They are commonly found on desktops, taskbars, or in file directories, allowing users to easily navigate and interact with their computer system. Icons are an essential visual element in user interfaces, providing a recognizable and intuitive way to interact with digital content.

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  • 17. 

    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 or location of a website on the internet. It is a unique identifier that allows users to access specific web pages or resources. It consists of various components such as the protocol (e.g., http, https), the domain name, and the path to the specific webpage or resource. Therefore, a URL is the correct answer as it accurately describes the address of a website.

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  • 18. 

    Which of these is not a common domain name?

    • A.

      .org

    • B.

      .gov

    • C.

      .edu

    • D.

      .nev

    Correct Answer
    D. .nev
    Explanation
    The given options .org, .gov, and .edu are common domain name extensions that are widely used for different types of websites. However, .nev is not a commonly used domain name extension. It is likely that this option is a typo or an incorrect option, as .nev is not recognized as a standard domain name extension.

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  • 19. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Word processing
    Explanation
    The best type of application to use when typing a research would be word processing. Word processing applications, such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs, are specifically designed for creating and editing text-based documents. They offer a wide range of formatting options, spell check, grammar correction, and other features that are essential for creating a well-structured and professional-looking research document. Additionally, word processing applications allow for easy organization, saving, and sharing of documents, making them the ideal choice for research purposes.

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  • 20. 

    Which of these is not an Internet browser?

    • A.

      Safari

    • B.

      Apple Works

    • C.

      Internet Explorer

    • D.

      Firefox

    Correct Answer
    B. Apple Works
    Explanation
    Apple Works is not an Internet browser because it is a productivity suite software developed by Apple for Macintosh computers. It includes word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications, but does not have browsing capabilities.

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