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Technology Literacy Assessment for all 8th graders in St. Clair County.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How do you know if you can open a certain type of file on your computer?

    • A.

      Look at the file name only

    • B.

      Look at the file name, extension, and programs on the computer

    • C.

      Look at the serial number on the computer and the file name

    • D.

      Look at the operating system only

    Correct Answer
    B. Look at the file name, extension, and programs on the computer
    Explanation
    To determine if you can open a certain type of file on your computer, you need to consider multiple factors. The file name alone is not sufficient information. By looking at the file name, extension, and programs installed on the computer, you can identify the file type and determine if you have the necessary software or application to open it. The file extension provides valuable information about the file format, while the programs installed on the computer indicate the compatibility to handle that specific file type.

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  • 2. 

    If I need to complete a history project on the life of Benjamin Franklin, which of these digital products would be my best choice?

    • A.

      Power Point show

    • B.

      Video

    • C.

      Web Page

    • D.

      Any of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Any of the above
    Explanation
    Any of the above digital products would be the best choice for completing a history project on the life of Benjamin Franklin. A PowerPoint show can be used to create a visually appealing presentation with text, images, and multimedia elements. A video can provide a more interactive and engaging way to showcase information about Benjamin Franklin's life. A web page can offer a comprehensive and easily accessible platform to present various aspects of Benjamin Franklin's life, including text, images, videos, and links. Ultimately, the choice depends on the individual's preference and the specific requirements of the project.

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  • 3. 

      A local area network (LAN) connects

    • A.

      Different states

    • B.

      Different computers in the same building

    • C.

      Distant computers in different communities

    • D.

      Different Countries

    Correct Answer
    B. Different computers in the same building
    Explanation
    A local area network (LAN) is a network that connects computers and devices within a limited area, such as a building or a campus. It allows different computers in the same building to communicate with each other, share resources, and access the internet. LANs are typically used in offices, schools, and homes to facilitate communication and data sharing among users in close proximity.

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  • 4. 

    I have a printer and when I click the print icon in my program, nothing happens.  What should be my first step?

    • A.

      Reinstall the printer

    • B.

      Check the cable connections

    • C.

      Restart the printer

    • D.

      Click the print icon again

    Correct Answer
    B. Check the cable connections
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to check the cable connections. This is because if the printer is not responding when the print icon is clicked, it could be due to a loose or faulty cable connection. By checking the cable connections, you can ensure that the printer is properly connected to the computer and that there are no issues with the cables. This is the first step in troubleshooting the problem before considering other solutions such as reinstalling the printer or restarting it.

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  • 5. 

    Your teacher said you have to have 1-inch all the around the report you are writing.  In order to fix this you must set the:

    • A.

      Font

    • B.

      Tabs

    • C.

      Line Spacing

    • D.

      Margins

    Correct Answer
    D. Margins
    Explanation
    To fix the issue of not having a 1-inch margin all around the report, you need to set the margins. Margins determine the amount of blank space between the edge of the paper and the content of the document. By adjusting the margins, you can ensure that there is a consistent 1-inch space on all sides of the report, meeting the requirement set by the teacher.

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  • 6. 

    In my math class the teacher has given me a budget project.  I have a salary and have to make budget decisions based on that salary.  What would be the best kind of program to do this project?

    • A.

      Spreadsheet

    • B.

      Word Processing

    • C.

      Presentation software

    • D.

      Database

    Correct Answer
    A. Spreadsheet
    Explanation
    A spreadsheet would be the best kind of program to do this project because it allows for easy organization and calculation of financial data. With a spreadsheet, you can create tables, input your salary and expenses, and use formulas to calculate your budget decisions. It also provides the flexibility to make changes and adjustments to your budget as needed. Additionally, spreadsheets have built-in features such as charts and graphs that can help visualize your financial data.

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  • 7. 

    What happens in a Word Processing program when the command "Cut" is used?

    • A.

      Only half of the screen is seen

    • B.

      The application stops running

    • C.

      A new paragraph begins

    • D.

      Selected text is removed

    Correct Answer
    D. Selected text is removed
    Explanation
    When the command "Cut" is used in a Word Processing program, the selected text is removed. This means that the text that was highlighted or selected by the user is deleted from its original location and placed in the clipboard. The user can then use the "Paste" command to insert the cut text in a different location within the document or in another document.

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  • 8. 

    In the following list what is considered personal information that might be bad to give out on the Internet?

    • A.

      Full Name

    • B.

      Address

    • C.

      Age

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." This is because all the information listed - full name, address, and age - can be considered personal information that should not be shared on the Internet. Revealing such details can potentially lead to identity theft, stalking, or other privacy breaches. It is important to be cautious and mindful of the information we share online to protect our personal safety and security.

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  • 9. 

    When using graphic or text from the Internet, you should:

    • A.

      Use as many as possible

    • B.

      Give the information to as many people as possible

    • C.

      Give credit to the author of the information

    • D.

      Never use this kind of information from the Internet

    Correct Answer
    C. Give credit to the author of the information
    Explanation
    When using graphic or text from the Internet, it is important to give credit to the author of the information. This is because using someone else's work without giving proper credit is a violation of copyright laws and can lead to plagiarism. Giving credit to the author shows respect for their work and acknowledges their contribution. It also helps to maintain the integrity of the information and allows others to verify the source if needed.

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  • 10. 

    Because of advancements in technology, education has changed in many ways.  One way it has changed is that it is more about:

    • A.

      Creation and Interaction

    • B.

      Delivery and Teaching

    • C.

      Content and Subject Matter

    • D.

      Computers and Videos

    Correct Answer
    A. Creation and Interaction
    Explanation
    Advancements in technology have transformed education by emphasizing the importance of creation and interaction. In the past, education was primarily focused on delivering content and teaching students. However, with the integration of technology, students now have the opportunity to actively participate in their learning by creating their own content, such as presentations, videos, and projects. Additionally, technology enables students to interact with their peers and teachers through online platforms, discussion forums, and collaborative tools. This shift in education promotes a more engaging and interactive learning experience, allowing students to develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills.

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  • 11. 

    You found out that your favorite program on the History Channel also has a website.  What do you need to know in order to visit the program's site?

    • A.

      The state where the website is located

    • B.

      What time the program's website is open

    • C.

      The Internet address (URL) of the website

    • D.

      The number of Internet pages of the program's website

    Correct Answer
    C. The Internet address (URL) of the website
    Explanation
    To visit the program's website, you need to know the Internet address (URL) of the website. This is the specific web address that you will enter into your web browser to access the website.

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  • 12. 

    Identify the correct communication tool that goes with this definition: A type of website with regular entries called "posts" commonly displayed in reverse chronological order.  Many of these allow audience members to "comment" on the content.

    • A.

      Instant Message

    • B.

      Email

    • C.

      Wiki

    • D.

      Blog

    Correct Answer
    D. Blog
    Explanation
    A blog is the correct communication tool that matches the given definition. Blogs are websites that contain regular entries or posts, usually displayed in reverse chronological order. They often allow audience members to comment on the content, making them interactive and engaging platforms for communication.

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  • 13. 

    Your science class has decided to help spread information and knowledge about the H1N1 virus (Swine Flu).  What would be some of the best digital tools to use to present this information to your school and community?

    • A.

      Create a website that contains videos, links, and statistics in spreadsheets detailing the virus

    • B.

      Create a slideshow on your teacher's computer to show in class and possibly Open House

    • C.

      Create an article for your school's newspaper with virus information and links to websites

    • D.

      Create a detailed text message and send it out to all of your friends

    Correct Answer
    A. Create a website that contains videos, links, and statistics in spreadsheets detailing the virus
    Explanation
    Creating a website that contains videos, links, and statistics in spreadsheets detailing the virus would be the best digital tool to present information about the H1N1 virus to the school and community. This allows for a comprehensive and interactive platform where users can access various types of information about the virus, including videos for visual understanding, links for further research, and statistics in spreadsheets for data analysis. The website can reach a wider audience and provide easily accessible and organized information about the virus.

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  • 14. 

    You and your friends have come up with a great fundraiser idea for your team.  In order to show how it can raise the most money and attract the biggest audience, how might you use digital tools?

    • A.

      Create a graph showing the last few fundraisers compared to other group's fundraising efforts with this product

    • B.

      Create a survey online that polls students' interest in this product and show results to your coach

    • C.

      Create a video and website that shows the benefits of this product to your student body

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Using digital tools, you can create a graph to compare the last few fundraisers with other groups' fundraising efforts, which can demonstrate the effectiveness of your idea. Additionally, you can create an online survey to gauge students' interest in the product and share the results with your coach to showcase potential audience appeal. Furthermore, by creating a video and website highlighting the benefits of the product, you can effectively reach and engage the student body, attracting a larger audience. Therefore, all of the above options can be utilized to demonstrate how your fundraiser idea can raise the most money and attract a significant audience.

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  • 15. 

    What are the letters of the home keys of the keyboard?

    • A.

      ASDF JKL;

    • B.

      ASER IOP[

    • C.

      ASD GHKL;

    • D.

      QWER TYI;

    Correct Answer
    A. ASDF JKL;
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ASDF JKL;". These letters are known as the home keys on a keyboard. Home keys are the base positions for the fingers and are used as a reference point for touch typing. The left hand rests on ASDF keys, while the right hand rests on JKL; keys. This positioning allows for efficient and accurate typing as it aligns with the natural finger placement and hand movement.

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  • 16. 

    Any combination of text, graphics, sound, animation, or video would be considered which of the following?

    • A.

      Word processing

    • B.

      Multimedia

    • C.

      Database

    • D.

      Spreadsheet

    Correct Answer
    B. Multimedia
    Explanation
    Multimedia refers to any combination of text, graphics, sound, animation, or video. It involves the integration of various media elements to create a rich and interactive experience for the user. This can include things like interactive websites, video games, presentations, and more. Therefore, multimedia is the correct answer in this case.

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  • 17. 

    Arranging the items in a database in a certain order is called:

    • A.

      Reporting

    • B.

      Sorting

    • C.

      Filing

    • D.

      Deleting

    Correct Answer
    B. Sorting
    Explanation
    Sorting is the correct answer because arranging items in a specific order is a fundamental process in organizing and managing data in a database. Sorting allows data to be arranged in a logical sequence, such as alphabetical or numerical order, making it easier to search, retrieve, and analyze information. It helps in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of data management and retrieval operations within a database system.

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  • 18. 

    Software programs that allow you to legally copy files and give them away at no cost are called which of the following?

    • A.

      Timeshare

    • B.

      Shareware

    • C.

      Public domain

    • D.

      Probe ware

    Correct Answer
    B. Shareware
    Explanation
    Shareware refers to software programs that allow users to legally copy and distribute files at no cost. Unlike freeware, shareware often comes with certain limitations or restrictions, such as a trial period or limited features, and encourages users to purchase a full version if they find the software useful. This business model allows developers to promote their software and gain potential customers while still providing a free version for users to try out.

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  • 19. 

    You want to post club rules and information online where only other members of site  can make changes to the page but anyone can view the page.  What online service would you use?

    • A.

      A wiki

    • B.

      A blog

    • C.

      A chat room or message board

    • D.

      Email

    Correct Answer
    A. A wiki
    Explanation
    A wiki is the most suitable online service for posting club rules and information. It allows only members of the site to make changes to the page, ensuring that only authorized individuals can edit the content. However, anyone can view the page, providing easy access to the club rules and information for all users. This collaborative platform enables members to contribute and update the content collectively, making it an ideal choice for sharing and managing club-related information.

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  • 20. 

    After opening your word processor program, you choose a file and click open. The picture below is what you see. What is likely the problem?

    • A.

      Computer has a virus

    • B.

      You are not logged in as the administrator

    • C.

      The file is the wrong format for that program

    • D.

      The program cannot read a picture within the file

    Correct Answer
    C. The file is the wrong format for that program
    Explanation
    The given picture shows a message indicating that the file is the wrong format for the program. This means that the file you are trying to open does not match the file format that the word processor program supports. Therefore, the program is unable to read the file and display its contents.

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