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  • 1. 

    A program that can be run and stored on a computer for specific uses including communication, data processing, entertainment, and management.

    Correct Answer
    software
    Explanation
    Software refers to a program that can be run and stored on a computer for specific purposes such as communication, data processing, entertainment, and management. It is a collection of instructions and data that enable a computer system to perform various tasks and functions. Software can be categorized into different types, including system software, application software, and utility software, each serving different purposes and functionalities.

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  • 2. 

    The main part of the computer that manages, stores, and uses data is called the central processing unit or CPU.  The processor speed is typically measured in gigahertz (GHz).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The central processing unit (CPU) is indeed the main part of a computer that manages, stores, and uses data. It is responsible for executing instructions, performing calculations, and coordinating the activities of all the other hardware components. The speed of the CPU, which determines how quickly it can process instructions, is typically measured in gigahertz (GHz). Therefore, the statement "The main part of the computer that manages, stores, and uses data is called the central processing unit or CPU" is true.

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  • 3. 

    A slang word that means to copy files, CD’s, DVD’s etc.

    Correct Answer
    burn
    Explanation
    The slang word "burn" refers to the act of copying files, CDs, DVDs, and other media. This term is commonly used in the context of creating duplicate copies of digital or physical content.

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  • 4. 

    The master program that can control the computer.  Two popular ones are Windows and Mac OS.

    • A.

      Usb port

    • B.

      Operating system

    • C.

      Central processing unit

    Correct Answer
    B. Operating system
    Explanation
    The operating system is the master program that controls the computer. It manages the hardware and software resources of the computer, allowing other programs to run and perform tasks. It provides a user interface, manages files and folders, and handles input and output operations. Windows and Mac OS are two popular operating systems used in computers.

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  • 5. 

    Preset values for some options in a computer program.

    • A.

      Ethernet card

    • B.

      Video card

    • C.

      Default

    Correct Answer
    C. Default
    Explanation
    The term "default" refers to preset values for some options in a computer program. It is a standard or pre-existing setting that is automatically applied when no other specific value is chosen or specified. In the context of the given options, "default" implies that these are the preset values for the ethernet card and video card options in the computer program.

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  • 6. 

    A secret word or string of characters that is used for authentication to prove identity or gain access to a resource.  The password should be kept secret from those not allowed access.

    Correct Answer
    password
    Explanation
    A password is a secret word or string of characters that is used for authentication to prove identity or gain access to a resource. It is essential to keep the password secret from unauthorized individuals to ensure the security of the resource.

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  • 7. 

    A small, finger-sized portable device for data storage.  Sometimes referred to as a “thumb drive”.

    • A.

      USB port

    • B.

      USB flashdrive

    • C.

      DOS

    Correct Answer
    B. USB flashdrive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is USB flashdrive because it is a small, portable device used for data storage. It is often referred to as a "thumb drive" because of its small size, similar to the size of a finger. USB flashdrives are commonly used to transfer and store files and can be easily connected to a computer or other devices through a USB port. DOS, on the other hand, stands for Disk Operating System and is a computer operating system that was commonly used in the past, but it is not related to USB flashdrives.

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  • 8. 

    The point on a computer where a USB drive can be connected or plugged in is called a USB _______________.

    Correct Answer
    port
    Explanation
    A USB port is the point on a computer where a USB drive can be connected or plugged in. It serves as the interface between the computer and the USB drive, allowing for data transfer and communication between the two devices. The USB port provides power to the USB drive and enables it to be recognized and accessed by the computer. It is a standard feature on most computers and is widely used for connecting various peripherals and devices.

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  • 9. 

    An interchangeable hardware component which handles the graphic processing and display of images.

    • A.

      Ethernet card

    • B.

      Sound card

    • C.

      Video card

    Correct Answer
    C. Video card
    Explanation
    A video card is a hardware component that is responsible for handling the graphic processing and display of images. It is interchangeable, meaning it can be easily removed and replaced with another video card. This component is specifically designed to enhance the quality and performance of visual content on a computer system. It processes and renders images, videos, and animations, allowing them to be displayed on a monitor or other output devices. The video card also has its own dedicated memory, known as VRAM, which helps in storing and accessing graphical data quickly.

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  • 10. 

    An ethernet card is a hardware component that provides communications between a PC and a network connection.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An ethernet card is indeed a hardware component that enables a PC to connect to a network. It acts as an interface between the computer and the network, allowing for data transmission and reception. Without an ethernet card, a PC would not be able to establish a connection with a network and therefore would not be able to communicate with other devices on the network.

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  • 11. 

    The first operating system used by IBM compatible computers.

    • A.

      DOS

    • B.

      RAM

    • C.

      BBG

    Correct Answer
    A. DOS
    Explanation
    DOS, or Disk Operating System, was the first operating system used by IBM compatible computers. It was developed by Microsoft and was widely used during the 1980s and 1990s. DOS provided a command-line interface and allowed users to manage files and run programs on their computers. It was a crucial component in the early development of personal computers and set the foundation for future operating systems.

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  • 12. 

    File extensions for WORD documents.

    • A.

      .xls

    • B.

      .doc

    • C.

      .xlsx

    • D.

      .pub

    • E.

      .docx

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. .doc
    E. .docx
    Explanation
    The given answer includes the file extensions commonly used for WORD documents. The file extension .doc is used for older versions of Microsoft Word documents, while .docx is used for newer versions. These extensions allow the operating system to identify and associate the files with the appropriate program, in this case, Microsoft Word. The other file extensions listed (.xls, .xlsx, .pub) are not specific to WORD documents, but rather used for Excel spreadsheets and Publisher files respectively.

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  • 13. 

    File extensions for Publisher documents.

    • A.

      .doc

    • B.

      .docx

    • C.

      .pub

    • D.

      .ppt

    • E.

      .pubx

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. .pub
    E. .pubx
    Explanation
    The given file extensions (.pub and .pubx) are commonly used for Publisher documents. Publisher is a desktop publishing software developed by Microsoft, and these file extensions indicate that the document was created or can be opened using Publisher. The other file extensions listed (.doc, .docx, and .ppt) are commonly associated with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, respectively, and are not typically used for Publisher documents.

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  • 14. 

    File extensions for Excel documents.

    • A.

      .doc

    • B.

      .xls

    • C.

      .xlsx

    • D.

      .pub

    • E.

      .excel

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. .xls
    C. .xlsx
    Explanation
    The correct answer is .xls and .xlsx. These file extensions are commonly used for Excel documents. The .xls extension is used for older versions of Excel, while the .xlsx extension is used for newer versions. These extensions help to identify and differentiate Excel files from other types of documents.

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  • 15. 

    File extensions for Powerpoint documents.

    • A.

      .mp3

    • B.

      .ppt

    • C.

      .power

    • D.

      .pptx

    • E.

      .wmv

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. .ppt
    D. .pptx
    Explanation
    The correct answer is .ppt and .pptx because these are the file extensions commonly used for Powerpoint documents. The .ppt extension is used for Powerpoint presentations created in older versions of Microsoft Powerpoint, while the .pptx extension is used for presentations created in newer versions. The other file extensions listed (.mp3, .power, .wmv) are not specific to Powerpoint documents and are used for other types of files such as audio files (.mp3) and video files (.wmv).

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  • 16. 

    File extensions for graphics/images.

    • A.

      .gif

    • B.

      .jpg

    • C.

      .doc

    • D.

      .picture

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. .gif
    B. .jpg
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes the file extensions .gif and .jpg, which are commonly used for graphics and images. These file extensions indicate the format of the file and allow the computer to recognize and open the file with the appropriate software. The file extension .doc is commonly used for Microsoft Word documents, not graphics or images. The file extension .picture does not exist and is not commonly used for graphics or images.

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  • 17. 

    File extension for audio files.

    • A.

      .sound

    • B.

      .listen

    • C.

      .music

    • D.

      .mp3

    Correct Answer
    D. .mp3
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ".mp3" because it is the most commonly used file extension for audio files. MP3 is a widely supported audio format that provides good sound quality while compressing the file size. It is compatible with various devices and media players, making it convenient for storing and playing audio files.

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  • 18. 

    File extension for media files (Windows).

    • A.

      .jpg

    • B.

      .wmv

    • C.

      .media

    Correct Answer
    B. .wmv
    Explanation
    The correct answer is .wmv. This file extension is commonly used for Windows Media Video files, which are a type of media file format developed by Microsoft. These files are typically used to store video content and can be played using Windows Media Player or other media players that support this format.

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  • 19. 

    File extension for web pages.

    • A.

      .web

    • B.

      .pages

    • C.

      .webpages

    • D.

      .html

    Correct Answer
    D. .html
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ".html" because it is the standard file extension used for web pages. HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language, which is the coding language used to create web pages. When a web page is saved, it is typically saved with the .html file extension. This allows web browsers to recognize the file as an HTML document and render it accordingly.

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  • 20. 

    File extension for universal documents.

    • A.

      .pdf

    • B.

      .universal

    • C.

      .idontknow

    Correct Answer
    A. .pdf
    Explanation
    The file extension ".pdf" is the correct answer for universal documents because PDF (Portable Document Format) is a widely used file format that can be opened and viewed on any device or operating system. It preserves the formatting and layout of the document, making it universally accessible and ensuring that the document looks the same regardless of the software or device used to open it.

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  • 21. 

    Website extension that represents the word "commercial" - it is the most widely used extension in the world.

    • A.

      .net

    • B.

      .com

    • C.

      .gov

    Correct Answer
    B. .com
    Explanation
    The correct answer is .com. The .com extension stands for "commercial" and is the most widely used extension in the world. It is commonly used for commercial websites and is recognized globally.

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  • 22. 

    Website extension ".net" represents the word _____________ - it is commonly used by internet service providers, web-hosting companies, or other businesses that are directly involved in the infrastructure of the internet.

    • A.

      Netiquette

    • B.

      Network

    • C.

      Internet

    Correct Answer
    B. Network
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "network." The website extension ".net" is commonly used by internet service providers, web-hosting companies, or other businesses that are directly involved in the infrastructure of the internet. This extension signifies that the website is related to networking and the provision of internet services.

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  • 23. 

    Represents the word "organization" - it is primarily used by non-profit groups or trade associations.

    • A.

      .nize

    • B.

      .nonprofit

    • C.

      .org

    Correct Answer
    C. .org
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is ".org". The .org domain extension is commonly used by non-profit organizations or trade associations. It is a way to identify websites that are associated with organizations that are focused on social causes or providing services rather than making a profit. This domain extension helps to establish credibility and trust among users who are looking for information or resources related to non-profit organizations.

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  • 24. 

    Represents the word "mobile" - it is reserved for websites built for easy viewing on mobile devices.

    • A.

      .mob

    • B.

      .easy

    • C.

      .mobil

    Correct Answer
    C. .mobil
  • 25. 

    ".gov" - represents the word ______________________ - it is used for the American government.

    • A.

      Govern

    • B.

      Government

    • C.

      American government

    Correct Answer
    B. Government
    Explanation
    ".gov" is a top-level domain that represents the word "government". It is specifically used for websites and email addresses related to the American government. This domain extension helps to identify and differentiate government entities from other types of organizations or individuals on the internet.

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  • 26. 

    ".edu" - represents the word __________________ - it is used for American educational universities.

    Correct Answer
    education
    Explanation
    The ".edu" domain extension is used to represent educational institutions in the United States. It is specifically reserved for American educational universities.

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  • 27. 

    ".co.uk" is the country code for the United Kingdom

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The country code for the United Kingdom is "co.uk". This indicates that the website or domain is registered in the United Kingdom.

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  • 28. 

    ___________ is the website extension that represents the word "business".  It was established to segment the internet space for the small business sector.

    Correct Answer
    .biz
    Explanation
    The website extension .biz represents the word "business". It was specifically created to cater to the small business sector and provide a distinct online space for them.

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