Computer Technology Terms! Trivia Quiz

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Instructional personnel will complete the Technology Terms Quiz within a professional development workshop, or other predetermined and monitored time and location with a score of 90 percent or better. The purpose of the quiz is to apply knowledge of the terms associated with educational computing and technology. The quiz can be retaken as needed.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The amount of information that one can send through a connection, measures in bits-per-second (Bps). A standard page of English text contains about 16,000 bits.

    • A.

      Bandwidth

    • B.

      Avatar

    • C.

      Memory

    • D.

      Email

    • E.

      Network

    Correct Answer
    A. Bandwidth
    Explanation
    Bandwidth refers to the amount of data that can be transmitted through a connection in a given amount of time. It is measured in bits-per-second (Bps). The answer choice "bandwidth" is correct because it directly relates to the amount of information that can be sent through a connection, as stated in the question. The example given in the question, where a standard page of English text contains about 16,000 bits, further supports the concept of bandwidth as it demonstrates the amount of data that can be transmitted.

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  • 2. 

    A set of rules that allows two computers to "talk" to one another while transferring files from one to another. This is the protocol used when you transfer a file from one computer to another across the Internet.

    • A.

      RAM

    • B.

      WWW

    • C.

      FTP

    • D.

      ROM

    • E.

      RSS

    Correct Answer
    C. FTP
    Explanation
    FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It is a set of rules that allows two computers to "talk" to one another while transferring files from one to another. This protocol is commonly used when you transfer a file from one computer to another across the Internet.

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  • 3. 

    A complete set of letters, numbers, punctuation, and other symbols of the same typeface.

    • A.

      Processing

    • B.

      Tags

    • C.

      Interactive

    • D.

      Font

    • E.

      Email

    Correct Answer
    D. Font
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "font" because a font refers to a complete set of letters, numbers, punctuation, and other symbols of the same typeface. In the context of the given options, "processing," "tags," "interactive," and "email" do not accurately describe a complete set of symbols.

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  • 4. 

    Sending and receiving messages from computer to computer.

    • A.

      GIF

    • B.

      Email

    • C.

      Flash memory

    • D.

      Avatar

    • E.

      Blog

    Correct Answer
    B. Email
    Explanation
    Email is the correct answer because it is a method of sending and receiving messages from computer to computer. It is a widely used form of electronic communication that allows users to exchange digital messages over the internet. Unlike other options listed such as GIF, flash memory, avatar, and blog, email specifically refers to the act of sending and receiving messages electronically.

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  • 5. 

    The worldwide network of computer networks.

    • A.

      WAN

    • B.

      Virtual reality

    • C.

      Public domain

    • D.

      Network

    • E.

      Internet

    Correct Answer
    E. Internet
    Explanation
    The term "internet" refers to the worldwide network of computer networks. It is a vast interconnected system of networks that allows communication and information sharing between devices and users across the globe. It is not limited to a specific technology or infrastructure, but rather encompasses various types of networks such as LANs, WANs, and wireless networks. The internet is a public domain, accessible to anyone with an internet connection, and it has revolutionized the way we communicate, access information, and conduct business globally.

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  • 6. 

    Computers that are connected together in the same room, building, or nearby building. It consists of servers, workstations, a network operating system, and a communication link.

    • A.

      LAN

    • B.

      RSS

    • C.

      W3

    • D.

      RAM

    • E.

      ROM

    Correct Answer
    A. LAN
    Explanation
    A LAN, or Local Area Network, refers to a group of computers that are connected together within a small geographical area, such as a room, building, or nearby buildings. It typically includes servers, workstations, a network operating system, and a communication link. This allows for the sharing of resources and information among the connected devices.

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  • 7. 

    Linked computers, allowing communication.

    • A.

      Network

    • B.

      Pixel

    • C.

      Public domain

    • D.

      Tags

    • E.

      WAN

    Correct Answer
    A. Network
    Explanation
    The term "network" refers to a group of interconnected computers or devices that can communicate and share resources with each other. This can include local area networks (LANs) within a single location, wide area networks (WANs) that connect multiple locations, or even the internet itself. By linking computers together, a network enables communication and the sharing of information and resources between them. Therefore, "network" is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 8. 

    A graphical image that represents a person, as on the Internet.

    • A.

      Archive

    • B.

      Avatar

    • C.

      Pixel

    • D.

      W3

    • E.

      Interactive

    Correct Answer
    B. Avatar
    Explanation
    An avatar is a graphical image that represents a person, typically used on the internet. It serves as a visual representation or digital persona of an individual. Avatars are commonly used in online forums, social media platforms, and virtual reality environments to identify and differentiate users. They can be customized to reflect the user's appearance, personality, or interests. Avatars provide a visual element to online communication and help users establish an online presence.

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  • 9. 

    A realistic simulation of an environment, including three-dimensional graphics, by a computer system using interactive software and hardware.

    • A.

      Archive

    • B.

      Avatar

    • C.

      Tags

    • D.

      Public domain

    • E.

      Virtual reality

    Correct Answer
    E. Virtual reality
    Explanation
    Virtual reality refers to a computer system that creates a realistic simulation of an environment, complete with three-dimensional graphics, using interactive software and hardware. This technology allows users to immerse themselves in a virtual world and interact with it in a realistic way. It is a form of computer-generated experience that can be similar to or completely different from the real world. Virtual reality has various applications, including gaming, training, education, and entertainment.

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  • 10. 

    The status of a literary work or an invention whose copyright or patent has expired or that never had such protection.

    • A.

      Firewall

    • B.

      Public domain

    • C.

      Flash memory

    • D.

      PDA

    • E.

      Wiki

    Correct Answer
    B. Public domain
    Explanation
    Public domain refers to the status of a literary work or an invention that is not protected by copyright or patent, either because the protection has expired or because it was never granted. This means that the work or invention is freely available for anyone to use, modify, and distribute without seeking permission or paying royalties to the original creator. In other words, it is part of the public's common heritage and can be accessed and utilized by anyone for various purposes.

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  • 11. 

    A collaborative Web site set up to allow user editing and adding of content.

    • A.

      Wiki

    • B.

      W3

    • C.

      Tags

    • D.

      Input device

    • E.

      Archive

    Correct Answer
    A. Wiki
    Explanation
    A wiki is a collaborative website that allows users to edit and add content. It is a platform where multiple users can contribute and make changes to the content, creating a collective knowledge base. Wikis are commonly used for information sharing, documentation, and collaboration purposes. They provide a simple and accessible way for users to contribute and update information in real-time, making it a valuable tool for collaborative projects and communities.

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  • 12. 

    A type of reprogrammable memory that retains information even with the power turned off.

    • A.

      Input device

    • B.

      Flash memory

    • C.

      RAM

    • D.

      PDA

    • E.

      GIF

    Correct Answer
    B. Flash memory
    Explanation
    Flash memory is a type of reprogrammable memory that retains information even when the power is turned off. Unlike RAM, which is volatile and loses data when the power is interrupted, flash memory uses a technology called floating-gate transistors to store data even without power. This makes flash memory ideal for devices that require non-volatile storage, such as smartphones, digital cameras, and USB drives. Flash memory can be rewritten multiple times, making it a popular choice for storing data that needs to be frequently updated or modified.

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  • 13. 

    An integrated collection of security measures designed to prevent unauthorized electronic access to a networked computer system.

    • A.

      Flash memory

    • B.

      W3

    • C.

      Input device

    • D.

      Firewall

    • E.

      WAN

    Correct Answer
    D. Firewall
    Explanation
    A firewall is an integrated collection of security measures that is designed to prevent unauthorized electronic access to a networked computer system. It acts as a barrier between a trusted internal network and an external network, such as the internet, and monitors incoming and outgoing network traffic. By analyzing the data packets, a firewall can determine whether to allow or block specific traffic based on predetermined security rules. This helps to protect the network from unauthorized access, malicious attacks, and potential security breaches.

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  • 14. 

    An online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page.

    • A.

      Wiki

    • B.

      Email

    • C.

      Virtual reality

    • D.

      Avatar

    • E.

      Blog

    Correct Answer
    E. Blog
    Explanation
    A blog is an online diary or journal where individuals can publish their thoughts and experiences in a chronological order on a web page. It allows people to express their ideas and share them with others through written content. Unlike a wiki, which is a collaborative platform for creating and editing articles, a blog is typically personal and reflects the individual's perspective. It is different from email, virtual reality, and avatar, as it focuses on written content rather than communication, virtual environments, or digital representations of individuals.

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  • 15. 

    The concurrent or interleaved execution of two or more jobs by a single CPU.

    • A.

      Multitasking

    • B.

      Tags

    • C.

      Web 2.0

    • D.

      Interactive

    • E.

      Archive

    Correct Answer
    A. Multitasking
    Explanation
    Multitasking refers to the concurrent or interleaved execution of two or more jobs by a single CPU. This means that the CPU is able to switch between different tasks or jobs, allowing them to run simultaneously or in an interleaved manner. This capability is commonly found in modern operating systems and allows for efficient utilization of system resources. Multitasking is particularly useful in scenarios where multiple applications or processes need to run concurrently, improving overall system performance and user experience.

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