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Computers are an invention that made work so much easier in many industry sectors. There is much that we got to cover in the sixth-grade technology class and with the finals, just around the corner, it is important to ensure that you get some practice in and the quiz below is perfect for that. Why don’t you take it up and see how high you score.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the first thing you should check if your computer will NOT turn on?

    • A.

      Power Source

    • B.

      Hardware

    • C.

      Software

    • D.

      Available memory

    Correct Answer
    A. Power Source
    Explanation
    If your computer will not turn on, the first thing you should check is the power source. This is because if there is no power reaching the computer, it will not be able to turn on or function properly. By checking the power source, you can ensure that the computer is receiving the necessary power supply and troubleshoot any issues related to it, such as a loose power cable or a faulty power outlet.

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  • 2. 

    If only pages 1 -4 of a 5 page document printed out, what should you CHECK first?

    • A.

      Toner Supply

    • B.

      Paper supply

    • C.

      Power Source

    • D.

      Printer Selection

    Correct Answer
    B. Paper supply
    Explanation
    If only pages 1-4 of a 5-page document printed out, the first thing to check should be the paper supply. This is because if there is not enough paper or the paper is jammed, it can prevent the printer from printing the entire document. By ensuring that the paper supply is sufficient and properly loaded, any issues related to paper can be resolved before troubleshooting other possible causes.

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  • 3. 

    What statement about changes in recent Technology devices would be MOST accurate?

    • A.

      Slower processors

    • B.

      Less built in memory

    • C.

      Supports fewer media types

    • D.

      Easier to use

    Correct Answer
    D. Easier to use
    Explanation
    Recent technology devices have been designed to be easier to use compared to older models. This means that manufacturers have focused on improving user interfaces, simplifying navigation, and enhancing overall user experience. The aim is to make technology more accessible and user-friendly for a wider range of individuals, including those who may not be as tech-savvy. This emphasis on ease of use has resulted in devices that are more intuitive, require less technical knowledge to operate, and have streamlined features and functions.

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  • 4. 

    To protect your data or document in the case of a power outage, you SHOULD?

    • A.

      Save your work frequently

    • B.

      Back-up your hard drive

    • C.

      Perform regular computer maintenance

    • D.

      Use anti-virus software

    Correct Answer
    A. Save your work frequently
    Explanation
    Saving your work frequently is important to protect your data or document in the case of a power outage because it ensures that any changes or updates you have made are saved and not lost if the power goes out. By saving your work frequently, you can minimize the risk of losing unsaved data and prevent any potential loss or corruption of your files. This practice allows you to easily recover your work and continue where you left off once the power is restored.

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  • 5. 

    If your computer locks up and none of your input devices work, what should you do FIRST?

    • A.

      Reboot your computer

    • B.

      Replace the keyboard

    • C.

      Check the network connection

    • D.

      Disconnect the computer from the internet

    Correct Answer
    A. Reboot your computer
    Explanation
    When a computer locks up and none of the input devices work, the first step to take is to reboot the computer. Rebooting helps to refresh the system and clear any temporary glitches or errors that may be causing the lock-up. It allows the computer to start fresh and can often resolve the issue without the need for any further troubleshooting or hardware replacements.

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  • 6. 

    What is the MOST likely reason for a computer to run very slowly?

    • A.

      Not enough ROM

    • B.

      Not enough RAM

    • C.

      Incompatible software

    • D.

      Fluctuating power source

    Correct Answer
    B. Not enough RAM
    Explanation
    The most likely reason for a computer to run very slowly is not having enough RAM. RAM (Random Access Memory) is responsible for temporarily storing data that the computer needs to access quickly. When there is not enough RAM available, the computer has to rely on slower storage devices such as the hard drive, which can significantly slow down its performance.

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  • 7. 

    The keyboard and mouse are examples of which of the following?

    • A.

      Storage devices

    • B.

      Output devices

    • C.

      Processing devices

    • D.

      Input devices

    Correct Answer
    D. Input devices
    Explanation
    The keyboard and mouse are considered input devices because they allow the user to input data and commands into a computer system. The keyboard allows the user to type text and input commands, while the mouse allows the user to control the cursor and select objects on the screen. Input devices are essential for interacting with a computer system and providing input for processing and output.

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  • 8. 

    What general term describes the physical equipment of a computer system?

    • A.

      Software

    • B.

      Input

    • C.

      Hardware

    • D.

      Output

    Correct Answer
    C. Hardware
    Explanation
    Hardware refers to the physical components of a computer system, such as the processor, memory, motherboard, and peripherals. 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 and enable it to perform specific tasks. Input and output are related to the interaction between the user and the computer system, representing the devices used to input data into the computer and the devices used to receive information from the computer, respectively.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is a compact storage device that easily stores files via a USB port?

    • A.

      CD

    • B.

      DVD

    • C.

      Flash Drive

    • D.

      Hard Drive

    Correct Answer
    C. Flash Drive
    Explanation
    A flash drive is a compact storage device that easily stores files via a USB port. It is a portable and lightweight device that allows users to store and transfer data quickly and conveniently. Unlike CDs, DVDs, or hard drives, a flash drive does not require any additional software or external power source. It is commonly used for backing up important files, transferring data between devices, and carrying files on the go.

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  • 10. 

    What  is a file extension for a web page file?

    • A.

      .html

    • B.

      .doc

    • C.

      .ppt

    • D.

      .xls

    Correct Answer
    A. .html
    Explanation
    A file extension is a suffix that identifies the format or type of a file. In the context of a web page file, the correct file extension is .html. This extension indicates that the file is written in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), which is the standard language used for creating web pages. The other file extensions listed (.doc, .ppt, .xls) are commonly associated with Microsoft Office documents and are not specifically used for web pages.

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  • 11. 

    What is the document file extension which would be opened by Adobe Acrobat Reader?

    • A.

      .doc

    • B.

      .jpg

    • C.

      .pdf

    • D.

      .html

    Correct Answer
    C. .pdf
    Explanation
    Adobe Acrobat Reader is a software program specifically designed to open and view PDF (Portable Document Format) files. Therefore, the correct file extension that would be opened by Adobe Acrobat Reader is .pdf. This file format is widely used for sharing documents as it preserves the formatting and layout of the original file across different devices and operating systems.

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  • 12. 

    If you are working on a saved document named “project” and you want to change the name to “project2007”, what file command would your use?

    • A.

      Open

    • B.

      Close

    • C.

      Print

    • D.

      Save As

    Correct Answer
    D. Save As
    Explanation
    To change the name of a saved document, you would use the "Save As" file command. This command allows you to save the document with a new name while keeping the original document intact. By selecting "Save As" and entering the new name "project2007", you can effectively change the name of the document from "project" to "project2007".

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  • 13. 

    Why should you never share your Social Security Number online?

    • A.

      This could lead to identity theft

    • B.

      This could tell someone where you live

    • C.

      This could lead to criminal prosecution

    • D.

      This will shut down your computer

    Correct Answer
    A. This could lead to identity theft
    Explanation
    Sharing your Social Security Number online could lead to identity theft because it provides a crucial piece of personal information that can be used by malicious individuals to impersonate you and gain access to your financial accounts, apply for loans or credit cards in your name, or commit other fraudulent activities. It is important to keep your Social Security Number private and only share it with trusted entities when necessary.

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  • 14. 

    You are upset with a classmate because of something they said about you.  The BEST way to communicate your feelings would be?

    • A.

      Email

    • B.

      Instant Message

    • C.

      Face to Face talk

    • D.

      Posting to their blog

    Correct Answer
    C. Face to Face talk
    Explanation
    The best way to communicate your feelings to a classmate who upset you is through a face-to-face talk. This method allows for direct and immediate communication, enabling you to express your emotions clearly and effectively. It also provides an opportunity for both parties to engage in active listening, understanding each other's perspectives, and potentially resolving any misunderstandings or conflicts. Face-to-face communication promotes empathy, non-verbal cues, and a deeper connection, which can lead to a more constructive and meaningful conversation.

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  • 15. 

    When ordering items over the internet, what is the BEST  way to be sure that you are ordering from a secure website?

    • A.

      Check its links to see if they work

    • B.

      The homepage says they are secure

    • C.

      The company uses a professional logo

    • D.

      The browser displays a closed padlock

    Correct Answer
    D. The browser displays a closed padlock
    Explanation
    The presence of a closed padlock symbol in the browser indicates that the website is using a secure connection, usually through HTTPS. This means that any information transmitted between your device and the website is encrypted and protected from potential hackers. Therefore, seeing a closed padlock is the best way to ensure that you are ordering from a secure website.

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  • 16. 

    Billy has downloaded music without paying for it.  What are the possible consequences for participating in this type of activity?

    • A.

      Suspension of computer privileges

    • B.

      Pay a fine or be sued

    • C.

      Loss of income to the musician

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Downloading music without paying for it is a form of piracy and is illegal. Therefore, there can be several consequences for participating in this activity. One possible consequence is the suspension of computer privileges, which means that Billy may lose access to his computer or the internet. Another consequence is the possibility of having to pay a fine or being sued for copyright infringement. Lastly, this type of activity also results in a loss of income to the musician, as they are not being compensated for their work. Therefore, all of the mentioned consequences can occur for participating in this type of activity.

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  • 17. 

    When writing a paper and quoting an online  source, what information do you need?

    • A.

      Proper references and citations

    • B.

      The length of the original document

    • C.

      The occupation of the author

    • D.

      The age of the website

    Correct Answer
    A. Proper references and citations
    Explanation
    When writing a paper and quoting an online source, it is important to include proper references and citations. This allows the reader to easily locate the original source and verify the information. Proper referencing and citation also demonstrate academic integrity by giving credit to the original author and avoiding plagiarism. The length of the original document, the occupation of the author, and the age of the website may be relevant in certain cases, but they are not essential information needed when quoting an online source.

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  • 18. 

    Loading someone else’s software on your computer without a license is:

    • A.

      Spamming

    • B.

      File-sharing

    • C.

      Phishing

    • D.

      Copyright Violation

    Correct Answer
    D. Copyright Violation
    Explanation
    Loading someone else's software on your computer without a license is considered a copyright violation. This means that you are using the software without the permission of the owner, which is illegal and infringes on their exclusive rights to control the distribution and use of their software. Spamming refers to sending unsolicited messages, file-sharing is the act of sharing files with others, and phishing is a fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information. None of these options accurately describe the act of loading someone else's software without a license.

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  • 19. 

    The BEST way to research a job in any industry would be to:

    • A.

      Place an advertisement online

    • B.

      Wait for them to call you

    • C.

      Play video games

    • D.

      Utilize career search websites

    Correct Answer
    D. Utilize career search websites
    Explanation
    The best way to research a job in any industry is to utilize career search websites. These websites provide a wide range of job listings and information about different industries, allowing individuals to explore various career options and gather information about job requirements, salaries, and company profiles. Unlike placing an advertisement online or playing video games, career search websites are specifically designed to help individuals research and find suitable job opportunities, making them the most effective and efficient method for job research.

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  • 20. 

    You want to regularly communicate with a friend that lives in another state.  What is the best way to communicate with this friend?

    • A.

      Email

    • B.

      MP3 Player

    • C.

      Telegraph messenger

    • D.

      Windows Media Player

    Correct Answer
    A. Email
    Explanation
    The best way to regularly communicate with a friend that lives in another state is through email. Email allows for quick and convenient communication, allowing you to send messages, pictures, and documents instantly. It also provides a written record of your conversations, making it easy to refer back to previous discussions. Additionally, email can be accessed from any device with an internet connection, making it accessible and convenient for both parties. Compared to the other options listed, such as an MP3 player, telegram messenger, or Windows Media Player, email is the most practical and efficient method of communication for keeping in touch with a friend in another state.

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  • 21. 

    What is the BEST way to send a document to your teacher from your home computer?

    • A.

      Instant Message

    • B.

      Cell Phone

    • C.

      IPod

    • D.

      Email attachment

    Correct Answer
    D. Email attachment
    Explanation
    The best way to send a document to your teacher from your home computer is through an email attachment. This method allows you to easily attach the document to an email and send it directly to your teacher. It is a common and widely used method for sending documents electronically, ensuring that your teacher can easily access and review the document.

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  • 22. 

    What is the advantage  of using  online resources over using books when writing a report?

    • A.

      More accurate information

    • B.

      More current information

    • C.

      More reliable information

    • D.

      More positive information

    Correct Answer
    B. More current information
    Explanation
    Online resources provide more current information compared to books. This is because online resources can be updated and revised more frequently, ensuring that the information is up-to-date. Books, on the other hand, may take longer to publish and may not always reflect the latest developments or research. Therefore, using online resources can give writers access to the most recent and relevant information for their reports.

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  • 23. 

    Which of the following tools would you use to cut the moon out of the picture?  

    • A.

      Compress tool

    • B.

      Contrast tool

    • C.

      Crop tool

    • D.

      Re-size tool

    Correct Answer
    C. Crop tool
    Explanation
    The Crop tool is used to remove unwanted parts of an image. In this case, if we want to cut the moon out of the picture, we would use the Crop tool to select and remove the area around the moon, effectively "cutting" it out of the image. The other tools mentioned, such as the Compress, Contrast, and Re-size tools, do not have the specific functionality to remove specific parts of an image like the Crop tool does.

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  • 24. 

    Which could you use to collaborate and communicate online with other students in REAL TIME on projects?

    • A.

      Podcasts

    • B.

      Blogs

    • C.

      Chat Rooms

    • D.

      WebQuests

    Correct Answer
    B. Blogs
    Explanation
    Blogs can be used to collaborate and communicate online with other students in real-time on projects. Blogs provide a platform where students can share their thoughts, ideas, and progress on a project, allowing for feedback and discussion from other students. They also offer the ability to comment on each other's posts, enabling ongoing conversation and collaboration. Additionally, blogs can be accessed and updated at any time, making them a convenient tool for real-time communication and collaboration.

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  • 25. 

    Which of the following telecommunications tools will allow you to create an online journal?

    • A.

      Blogs

    • B.

      Chat Rooms

    • C.

      Emails

    • D.

      Instant message

    Correct Answer
    A. Blogs
    Explanation
    Blogs are an online platform that allows individuals to create and publish their own content, including journals. Unlike chat rooms, emails, and instant messaging, blogs are specifically designed for long-form written content and provide a space for individuals to share their thoughts, experiences, and ideas in a journal-like format.

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  • 26. 

    What is the best tool for hundreds of students to post their comments in response to a given topic?

    • A.

      Instant messaging

    • B.

      Email

    • C.

      Web chat

    • D.

      Blog

    Correct Answer
    D. Blog
    Explanation
    A blog is the best tool for hundreds of students to post their comments in response to a given topic because it provides a platform where students can easily share their thoughts and engage in discussions. It allows for organized and structured conversations, making it easier for students to navigate and contribute to the discussion. Additionally, a blog can be easily accessible to all students, allowing them to read and respond to comments at their own convenience.

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  • 27. 

    Using any search engine, which of the following would narrow your search outcome?

    • A.

      Type the search question to be answered

    • B.

      Group key words within quotation marks

    • C.

      Eliminate keywords from your search

    • D.

      Type the URL as your search question

    Correct Answer
    B. Group key words within quotation marks
    Explanation
    Grouping key words within quotation marks would narrow your search outcome because it tells the search engine to only show results that include the exact phrase within the quotation marks. This helps to filter out irrelevant results and provide more accurate and specific search results.

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  • 28. 

    Which of the following is the best indicator that a website is reliable?

    • A.

      The website tells you it is reliable

    • B.

      The website provides contact information and proper credentials

    • C.

      The website contains links to other websites

    • D.

      The website states it has been checked

    Correct Answer
    B. The website provides contact information and proper credentials
    Explanation
    The best indicator that a website is reliable is when it provides contact information and proper credentials. This shows that the website is transparent and accountable, as it allows users to easily reach out for any queries or concerns. Additionally, proper credentials such as certifications or affiliations demonstrate that the website has undergone verification and meets certain standards.

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  • 29. 

    What does the following URL tell you about  the website?  (http://www.english.gcsu.edu)

    • A.

      It is associated with an educational institution

    • B.

      It is an English teachers website

    • C.

      It is an article from a magazine

    • D.

      It is an electronic directory

    Correct Answer
    A. It is associated with an educational institution
    Explanation
    The URL "http://www.english.gcsu.edu" indicates that the website is associated with an educational institution. The ".edu" domain is specifically reserved for educational institutions in the United States. Additionally, the inclusion of "english" in the URL suggests that the website may be focused on English language education or related subjects.

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  • 30. 

    What does the acronym RAM stand for?

    • A.

      Remote Area Medical

    • B.

      Random Access Memory

    • C.

      Restricted Access Management

    • D.

      Resource Allocation Method

    Correct Answer
    B. Random Access Memory
    Explanation
    RAM stands for Random Access Memory. It is a type of computer memory that allows data to be accessed in any order, regardless of its physical location. Unlike other types of memory, such as sequential access memory, RAM provides fast and random access to data, making it ideal for temporary storage of data that needs to be quickly accessed by the computer's processor. RAM is an essential component in computers and other electronic devices, as it plays a crucial role in determining the overall performance and speed of the system.

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  • 31. 

    The ___________ Planets are comprised of rock and metal, have no rings, rotate more slowly, and have fewer satellites.

    • A.

      Inner

    • B.

      Giant

    • C.

      Outer

    • D.

      Small

    Correct Answer
    A. Inner
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Inner." The explanation is that the Inner Planets, which include Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, are made up of mostly rock and metal. They do not have rings, rotate more slowly compared to the outer planets, and have fewer satellites. This is in contrast to the Outer Planets, also known as the Gas Giants, which are primarily composed of gases and have rings, rotate faster, and have more satellites.

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  • 32. 

    A star’s characteristics, such as color, temperature, size, etc.. Are all determined by its __________.

    • A.

      Size

    • B.

      Weight

    • C.

      Mass

    • D.

      Location in Space

    Correct Answer
    C. Mass
    Explanation
    The characteristics of a star, such as color, temperature, and size, are all determined by its mass. The mass of a star determines its gravitational pull, which affects its temperature, luminosity, and lifespan. The more massive a star is, the hotter and brighter it will be, and the shorter its lifespan will be. On the other hand, less massive stars will be cooler, dimmer, and have longer lifespans. Therefore, the mass of a star plays a crucial role in shaping its overall characteristics.

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  • 33. 

    Identify the area marked in inches?

    • A.

      5 3/4

    • B.

      2 3/8

    • C.

      2 1/16

    • D.

      2 3/4

    Correct Answer
    B. 2 3/8
    Explanation
    The area marked in inches is 2 3/8.

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  • 34. 

    What BEST describes what Solar Nebula is?

    • A.

      The rotating cloud of gas and dust from which our solar system was formed.

    • B.

      A panel that collects solar energy.

    • C.

      An extended astronomical object, other than planets and comets.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. The rotating cloud of gas and dust from which our solar system was formed.
    Explanation
    Solar Nebula refers to the rotating cloud of gas and dust from which our solar system was formed. This cloud eventually collapsed under its own gravity, leading to the formation of the Sun and the planets. The term "solar nebula" is commonly used in astronomy to describe the early stages of a star system's formation. It is not related to a panel that collects solar energy or any other extended astronomical object.

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  • 35. 

    I am a big planet.  I have more satellites and rings.  I am made up of gas.  I rotate quickly.  What am I?

    • A.

      Inner planet

    • B.

      Big planet

    • C.

      Asteroid Belt

    • D.

      Outer planet

    Correct Answer
    D. Outer planet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Outer planet" because outer planets are known to be larger in size compared to inner planets. They also have more satellites and rings, and are primarily composed of gas. Additionally, outer planets tend to rotate quickly on their axes.

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  • 36. 

    A view of the universe in which the sun is taken to be at its center describes?

    • A.

      Sun Flairs

    • B.

      Planet orbits

    • C.

      Heliocentric Universe

    • D.

      Pascal’s view

    Correct Answer
    C. Heliocentric Universe
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Heliocentric Universe. This view of the universe places the sun at its center, with the planets, including Earth, orbiting around it. This model was proposed by Nicolaus Copernicus in the 16th century and challenged the previous geocentric model, which placed Earth at the center of the universe. The heliocentric model revolutionized our understanding of the solar system and paved the way for further scientific discoveries in astronomy.

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  • 37. 

    “Products that are not consumed in a single usage” are known as?

    • A.

      Great goods

    • B.

      Consumer goods

    • C.

      Edible goods

    • D.

      Durable goods

    Correct Answer
    D. Durable goods
    Explanation
    Durable goods refer to products that are not consumed in a single usage, meaning they can be used repeatedly over a long period of time. These goods are designed to last and withstand wear and tear, such as appliances, furniture, and vehicles. Unlike consumable goods, which are used up and need to be replaced frequently, durable goods are meant to provide long-term utility and value to the consumer.

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  • 38. 

    “The process by which part of a material is removed, usually through cutting”  is known as?

    • A.

      Forming

    • B.

      Separating

    • C.

      Combining

    • D.

      Conditioning

    Correct Answer
    B. Separating
    Explanation
    Separating is the correct answer because it refers to the process of removing a part of a material, usually through cutting. This process involves physically dividing or splitting the material into two or more parts, resulting in the separation of the desired portion. Forming, combining, and conditioning do not involve the removal of a part of the material, making them incorrect options.

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  • 39. 

    What is the BEST definition of “Cycle Time”?

    • A.

      The amount of time to ride a bicycle to a new location.

    • B.

      The amount of time that it takes to manufacture an item.

    • C.

      The amount of time that it takes a person to ride a motor cycle across country.

    • D.

      The amount of time it takes to make a cake (cake cycle).

    Correct Answer
    B. The amount of time that it takes to manufacture an item.
    Explanation
    Cycle time refers to the amount of time it takes to complete a single cycle or process, in this case, the manufacturing of an item. It is a measure of efficiency and productivity in manufacturing processes. The other options provided in the question are unrelated to the concept of cycle time.

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  • 40. 

    “Each person is only to do their task when there is one product waiting to be assembled”.  This the definition of?

    • A.

      Pull production

    • B.

      Good production

    • C.

      Just in Time production

    • D.

      Manufacturing production

    Correct Answer
    C. Just in Time production
    Explanation
    Just in Time production is a manufacturing strategy where each person is only allowed to do their task when there is one product waiting to be assembled. This approach aims to minimize waste, reduce inventory levels, and improve efficiency by ensuring that materials and resources are delivered and used exactly when they are needed in the production process. By implementing Just in Time production, companies can reduce costs, improve productivity, and respond quickly to changing customer demands.

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