Sixth Grade Gateway To Technology Pre-test

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Sixth Grade Gateway To Technology Pre-test - Quiz

This is a pre-test to assess your knowledge and mastery of computer applications and computer vocabulary that you've learning this semester.


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 correct answer is "portrait". In document orientation, portrait refers to the default setting where the page is set up vertically. This means that the height of the page is greater than its width. It is commonly used for documents such as letters, essays, or reports that are meant to be read vertically.

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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 be used on a surface like a table. Unlike laptops, which are portable and can be used on the go, desktops are typically stationary and require a stable surface to operate. They are called "desktops" because they are commonly placed on a desk or table. Therefore, the correct answer is desktops.

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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
    A keyboard is considered an input device because it allows users to input data or commands into a computer system. It consists of a set of keys that are pressed by the user to input text, numbers, or commands. The input from the keyboard is then processed by the computer and displayed on the screen or used to perform specific actions. In contrast, a printer, monitor, and speakers are output devices as they provide information or output from the computer system.

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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, typically ranging from 4.7 to 9.4 gigabytes, while CDs usually hold up to 700 megabytes. This difference in storage capacity allows DVDs to store more videos, audio files, or other types of data compared to 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 project team to visualize the sequence of events and the flow of the project. It helps in organizing and structuring the project by outlining the key elements, such as scenes, actions, and dialogue. By creating a visual representation of the project, the team can identify any potential issues or gaps in the storyline, make necessary adjustments, and ensure that the project progresses smoothly. Therefore, using a storyboard during the project planning phase is crucial for effective project management.

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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 internet. It enables users to search and view websites, access web pages, download files, and interact with various online services. Browsers provide a graphical interface and interpret the HTML code of web pages to display them as text, images, videos, and other multimedia content. They also support features such as bookmarks, tabs, and history to enhance the user's browsing experience. In summary, a browser allows users to surf the internet by providing access to online resources and facilitating communication with web servers.

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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 a part of the computer that stores programs and files for later use. It is a non-volatile storage device that retains data even when the computer is turned off. Unlike RAM memory, which is volatile and loses data when power is disconnected, the hard drive provides long-term storage for programs, files, and other data. The motherboard and adapter board are essential components of the computer, but they do not directly store programs and files like the hard drive does.

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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 the cursor. The cursor indicates the current position in a text document, allowing the user to input or edit text at that specific location. It helps to visualize where the text will be inserted or deleted, providing a reference point for the user's actions.

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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 Juan's friends and their addresses. MS Excel is a spreadsheet program that allows for easy organization and management of data. It provides a grid-like structure where Juan can create columns for friend names and addresses, making it simple to add, edit, and sort the information as needed. Additionally, MS Excel offers various features like filtering, sorting, and data validation, which can further enhance the organization and accessibility of the friend's data.

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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 uses algorithms to search and index web pages, allowing users to enter keywords or phrases and receive a list of relevant websites or resources. Unlike a word processing program, social networking site, or browser, a search engine's primary function is to facilitate information retrieval from the vast amount of data available online.

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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 its screen, keyboard, and storage devices. These are tangible objects that can be seen and touched. Software, on the other hand, refers to the programs and instructions that run on the hardware. Therefore, hardware is the correct answer because it encompasses 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 or files from a local device to a remote server or computer. It is the opposite of downloading, where information is received from a host computer. Storing data on the hard drive or disk drive relates to saving or retaining data on local storage devices rather than transferring it 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
    The term "download" refers to the process of taking information or data from an external source and bringing it into your computer or device. This can involve transferring files, documents, or any form of data from a remote location to your local system. It is the opposite of uploading, which involves sending information from your computer to an external source. Retrieving is a broader term that can include various methods of accessing or obtaining information, while transfer is a more general term that can refer to both uploading and downloading.

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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 a presentation software used for creating slideshows, not for creating charts, tables, or graphs. For creating charts and graphs, the best application to use would be Microsoft Excel, which is specifically designed for data analysis and visualization. Excel provides a wide range of chart types and customization options, making it the preferred choice for creating visual representations of data. 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 your paragraph when typing, you should use the "tab" key. This key is commonly used to create an indentation by moving the cursor or text to the right. By pressing the tab key at the beginning of a paragraph, you can easily create a consistent and visually appealing indentation.

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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 commonly used to visually represent programs, files, or actions on a computer. They are designed to be easily recognizable and provide a quick way for users to access or identify different elements on their computer. Icons are often displayed on the desktop or in a menu, and clicking on them can open the associated program or perform a specific action.

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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, or Uniform Resource Locator, is a web address that identifies the location of a specific webpage or resource on the internet. It is a standardized way to locate and access websites or web pages. A hyperlink is a clickable element on a webpage that redirects the user to another webpage or resource. While a URL can be used as a hyperlink, it specifically refers to the address itself. A web page is a specific document or content that is displayed on a website. A bookmark is a saved link to a specific webpage for easy access.

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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
  • 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
    A word processing application would be the best type of application to use if you needed to type a research. Word processing applications, such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs, are specifically designed for creating and editing text documents. They offer a wide range of formatting options, spell-checking, and grammar-checking tools, making it easier to create a well-organized and professional-looking research document. Additionally, word processing applications allow for easy collaboration and sharing of documents, which can be beneficial when working on a research project with others.

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  • 20. 

    Which of these is not an Internet browser?

    • A.

      Safari

    • B.

      Google

    • C.

      Internet Explorer

    • D.

      Firefox

    Correct Answer
    B. Google
    Explanation
    Google is not an Internet browser. It is a search engine owned by Google LLC. The other options listed (Safari, Internet Explorer, and Firefox) are all examples of Internet browsers commonly used to access and view websites on the Internet.

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