Third Grade Technology Pretest

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Third Grade Technology Pretest

This test will evaluate third grade students knowledge of computer parts, definitions, and applications.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When using ______ software such as Word, you can easily create and edit documents, such as letters and reports.
    • A. 

      Spreadsheet

    • B. 

      Database

    • C. 

      Presentation

    • D. 

      Word processing

  • 2. 
    Pressing the Delete key erases the character to the left of the insertion point.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The _____ command lets you save a file with a new name or a new location.
    • A. 

      Save

    • B. 

      Save As

    • C. 

      Close

    • D. 

      Exit

  • 4. 
    The "title bar" is located at the top of the window and identifies the window as a MS Word document.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The data you give your computer to work with is called:
    • A. 

      Processing

    • B. 

      Input

    • C. 

      Output

    • D. 

      CPU

  • 6. 
    The brain of the computer is called the:
    • A. 

      Information

    • B. 

      Output

    • C. 

      Input

    • D. 

      CPU

  • 7. 
    Graphics are designs and pictures created and used by a computer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Save file

    • B. 

      Locate file

    • C. 

      Save

    • D. 

      Save As

  • 9. 
    A red, wavy underline in a document means a possible spelling error.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Curved fingers

    • B. 

      Straight wrists

    • C. 

      Feet flat on floor

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    A hand-held input device that controls the insertion point location is ______.
    • A. 

      The keyboard

    • B. 

      A mouse

    • C. 

      A modem

    • D. 

      The CRT

  • 12. 
    The delete key erases text to the right of the insertion point?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Word processing is the use of computer software to enter and edit text.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The keys for the "Home Row" are
    • A. 

      Qweruiop

    • B. 

      Asdfjkl;

    • C. 

      Zxcvbnm,

    • D. 

      Gfdshjkl

  • 15. 
    "Desktop" is a computer term that refers to:
    • A. 

      The first screen showing icons for folders, files, and applications.

    • B. 

      The part of your work area where the computer monitor sits.

    • C. 

      Something that can and should be ignored by most users.

    • D. 

      The list of all of the contents on a particular computer.

  • 16. 
    The Maximize button is used to:
    • A. 

      Scroll slowly through a window.

    • B. 

      Expand a window to fill the entire screen.

    • C. 

      Return a window to its original size.

    • D. 

      Reduce a window to a button on the taskbar.

  • 17. 
    In software applications such as Microsoft Word, what is a document called?
    • A. 

      Page

    • B. 

      Folder

    • C. 

      File

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Any computer parts that you can actually touch are considered to be:
    • A. 

      Systems

    • B. 

      Platforms

    • C. 

      Hardware

    • D. 

      Software

  • 19. 
    The term ____________ refers to the set of instructions that tells the hardware in a computer what to do.
    • A. 

      Output

    • B. 

      Software

    • C. 

      Hardware

    • D. 

      Input

  • 20. 
    What type of device is a flash drive?
    • A. 

      Output

    • B. 

      Input

    • C. 

      Storage

    • D. 

      Software

  • 21. 
    An unwanted program running on a computer is called a 
    • A. 

      Pain

    • B. 

      Sickness

    • C. 

      Virus

    • D. 

      Blog

  • 22. 
    How can you be safe when online?
    • A. 

      Give out your address and phone number

    • B. 

      Download lots of games

    • C. 

      Only open e-mails from people you know

    • D. 

      Share your password with friends

  • 23. 
    When is it OK to use emoticons?
    • A. 

      In book reports for school

    • B. 

      In e-mails to friends

    • C. 

      In letters to the principal

    • D. 

      In essays form homework

  • 24. 
    Which is a piece of personal information?
    • A. 

      The temperature outside

    • B. 

      Your home address

    • C. 

      The number of students at a dance

    • D. 

      The bank on the corner

  • 25. 
    Which would make the best password?
    • A. 

      2013

    • B. 

      Hello

    • C. 

      School

    • D. 

      C4lifoRn12