Database Skill

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  • 1. 
    Ergonomics is the science of designing a workspace for comfort and safety.  Which suggestion will make your computer workstation more comfortable?
    • A. 

      Work for at least four hours at at time without taking a break.

    • B. 

      Sit with legs wrapped around the chair.

    • C. 

      Use a comfortable, adjustable chair.

    • D. 

      Use the CD-ROM drive as a cup holder for a soft drink

  • 2. 
    Which type of software is frequently used by people to calculate data using formulas or functions?
    • A. 

      Word Processing

    • B. 

      Database

    • C. 

      Multimedia

    • D. 

      Spreadsheet

  • 3. 
    Which type of memory is long term memory? This is the type of memory where the instructions needed to boot the computer are stored.
    • A. 

      Random Access Memory

    • B. 

      Read Only Memory

    • C. 

      Short Term Memory

    • D. 

      None of the above are correct

  • 4. 
    Which term BEST describes the technology that enables computers to communicate the transmission of text, numeric, voice and/or video data from one computer to another computer?
    • A. 

      Basic Controller

    • B. 

      Control Unit

    • C. 

      Data Communications

    • D. 

      Processing Unit

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of short term memory?
    • A. 

      Will be erased when the computer is turned off.

    • B. 

      Also know as RAM

    • C. 

      Also know as ROM

    • D. 

      Will be erased when the computer loses power.

  • 6. 
    Which piece of hardware is a device that processes the data entered into a computer?
    • A. 

      ROM

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      CD-ROM

    • D. 

      CPU

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of hardware?
    • A. 

      Printer

    • B. 

      Excel

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Mouse

  • 8. 
    Which type of printer provides the BEST quality of printer documents?
    • A. 

      Laser

    • B. 

      Dot matrix

    • C. 

      Inkjet

    • D. 

      Deskjet

  • 9. 
    What is the term used for the printed copy of data?
    • A. 

      Hard copy

    • B. 

      Soft copy

    • C. 

      Final copy

    • D. 

      Used copy

  • 10. 
    A network consists of at least two computers being connected together. Which of the following is a type of network?
    • A. 

      ALN

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      ROM

    • D. 

      LAN

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of software?
    • A. 

      Word

    • B. 

      Excel

    • C. 

      PowerPoint

    • D. 

      All of the above are examples of software.

  • 12. 
    If Susan purchases a single-user license for a word processing program, on how many computers can she legally install the software?
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      One

    • C. 

      None

    • D. 

      All computers included in her network

  • 13. 
    What is the term used for the type of software used to view documents over the World Wide Web?
    • A. 

      Word Processing

    • B. 

      Browser

    • C. 

      WWW

    • D. 

      Public Domain

  • 14. 
    What is the term used for the most common way to input data into a computer?
    • A. 

      Printer

    • B. 

      Keyboard

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Scanner

  • 15. 
    Which type of virus is created to multiply itself and use up system resources?
    • A. 

      Logic Bomb

    • B. 

      Time Bomb

    • C. 

      Trojan Horse

    • D. 

      Worm

  • 16. 
    All formulas begin with which symbol?
    • A. 

      * (Asterisk)

    • B. 

      = (Equal)

    • C. 

      + (Plus)

    • D. 

      % (Percent)

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is NOT a part of an email address?
    • A. 

      User name

    • B. 

      Domain name

    • C. 

      @ symbol

    • D. 

      Public Domain

  • 18. 
    Which type of virus is created to do something different than what is expected?
    • A. 

      Logic Bomb

    • B. 

      Time Bomb

    • C. 

      Trojan Horse

    • D. 

      Worm

  • 19. 
    Which type of software can be used for a trial period before the owner asks for a fee?
    • A. 

      Freeware

    • B. 

      Shareware

    • C. 

      Public Domain

    • D. 

      Commercial software

  • 20. 
    When you purchase a new CD just released by your favorite artist, how many copies can you legally make? Why?
    • A. 

      One - to give your best friend

    • B. 

      One - to serve as a back-up copy

    • C. 

      One- to use for writing down the lyrics

    • D. 

      None, it is not legal to make any copies

  • 21. 
    A well known scientist has just completed a spreadsheet to perform calculations related to his latest experiment.  One of the calculations requires for a range of cells to be averaged.  Which function will he use to calculate the average in a range of cells?
    • A. 

      AVG

    • B. 

      SUM

    • C. 

      COUNT

    • D. 

      IF

  • 22. 
    When guide words are typed in upper/lower case, which of the following is the appropriate formatting?
    • A. 

      Bold, DS, and followed by a colon

    • B. 

      Bold, and DS

    • C. 

      DS, and followed by a colon

    • D. 

      None of the above is correct?

  • 23. 
    If you wanted to respond to an advertisement posted by your favorite restaurant, which type of correspondence would be MOST appropriate?
    • A. 

      Business letter

    • B. 

      Personal letter

    • C. 

      Personal business letter

    • D. 

      Memorandum

  • 24. 
    Wanda needs to enter a formula to calculate payroll information for her employees.  She is multiplying the hours worked by the rate of pay.  What is the symbol used for multiplication operations in a spreadsheet?
    • A. 

      * (Asterisk)

    • B. 

      + (Plus)

    • C. 

      - (Minus)

    • D. 

      & (Ampersand)

  • 25. 
    While manipulating a database of the planets, Sandra considers locating information on planets beginning with the letters M and N.  Which type of sort will Sandra use to arrange all of the planets by name in alphabetical order?
    • A. 

      Sort the Name field using the UP option

    • B. 

      Sort the Diameter field in ascending order

    • C. 

      Sort the Name field in descending order

    • D. 

      Sort the Name field in ascending order

  • 26. 
    After a long discussion on memorandums, the class is given a pop quiz to determine their understanding of the parts of a memorandum.  How should a student answer the following question:  "Which if the following is NOT a guide word used in memorandums?"
    • A. 

      THE:

    • B. 

      TO:

    • C. 

      FROM:

    • D. 

      SUBJECT:

  • 27. 
    Juan is asked to type a report on his favorite sport.  The guidelines ask for double-spacing within the paragraphs.  How many blank lines are used in double spacing lines of text?
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      One

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      None

  • 28. 
    Janet wants to create a flyer to advertise her new business.  She has visited the local computer shop and asks the owner a question on what type of software she needs to purchase.  Most likely the owner will suggest one which is used for creating text documents with pictures and/or other images.  Which type of software will he MOST likely advise Janet to purchase?
    • A. 

      Spreadsheet

    • B. 

      Desktop Publishing

    • C. 

      Multimedia

    • D. 

      Word Processing

  • 29. 
    Which function is used to calculate a specific outcome based on various sets of data? 
    • A. 

      AVG

    • B. 

      COUNT

    • C. 

      SUM

    • D. 

      IF

  • 30. 
    Yolanda has just written a letter for her Language Arts portfolio and is preparing for her test.  After reviewing her notes and referencing her handout, how does she answer the question: "Which of the following is NOT a part of a letter?"
    • A. 

      Salutation

    • B. 

      Return Address

    • C. 

      Outside Address

    • D. 

      Complementary Close

  • 31. 
    What is the term used for the address of the writer of a letter?
    • A. 

      Inside address

    • B. 

      Outside address

    • C. 

      Return address

    • D. 

      Sender's address

  • 32. 
    If you want to communicate new ideas to your employees, which type of correspondence is MOST appropriate to use?
    • A. 

      Business letter

    • B. 

      Personal letter

    • C. 

      Personal business letter

    • D. 

      Memorandum or Memo

  • 33. 
    Which type of chart is used to BEST display trends and comparisons?  This chart works well for showing similarities and differences between two sets of data.
    • A. 

      Bar

    • B. 

      Line

    • C. 

      Pie

    • D. 

      Scatterplot

  • 34. 
    Databases are used to manage large amounts of data.  Some examples are: catalogs, inventories, and address book information.  Which is NOT a benefit of a computerized database?
    • A. 

      Finding specific records that match certain conditions.

    • B. 

      Keeping an up-to-date listing of friends' phone numbers

    • C. 

      Organizing your family's favorite recipes

    • D. 

      Keying your social studies report

  • 35. 
    Karen has spent a lot of time researching options for her new desk and chair.  She wants to sit at a 90 degree angle and have her monitor at the right distance for viewing.  What the term used for designing a workstation to be safe and comfortable?
    • A. 

      Ergonomics

    • B. 

      Keyboarding

    • C. 

      Balance

    • D. 

      Touch Typing

  • 36. 
    Which type of chart would be used to BEST display the percentage of books read by boys in 8th grade?  This type of chart is great for showing the parts of a whole.
    • A. 

      Bar

    • B. 

      Pie

    • C. 

      Line

    • D. 

      Scatterplot

  • 37. 
    Sharon wants to do a great job for her graduation project.  After months of research and study on dance techniques of various cultures she has decided to present a visually stunning slideshow presentation to the judges.  What type of software should Janet use to create the slideshow?
    • A. 

      Multimedia

    • B. 

      Spreadsheet

    • C. 

      Word Processing

    • D. 

      Desktop Publishing

  • 38. 
    Keyboarding is also known as:
    • A. 

      Editing

    • B. 

      Documenting

    • C. 

      Touch Typing

    • D. 

      Hunt and Peck

  • 39. 
    What is the term used for making changes to a document to make it more visually appealing?  These changes may include Spell Check, Bold, Underline, and Italics. 
    • A. 

      Changing

    • B. 

      Editing

    • C. 

      Documenting

    • D. 

      Moving

  • 40. 
    Which of the following is NOT a part of the information processing cycle?
    • A. 

      Input

    • B. 

      Process

    • C. 

      Output

    • D. 

      Cycle

  • 41. 
    What is the term used for the physical parts of a computer system?
    • A. 

      Equipment

    • B. 

      Hardware

    • C. 

      Software

    • D. 

      Input

  • 42. 
    When typing a report, how many inches are used for the top margin of the Title/Cover page?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 43. 
    Cindi is typing a report on the natural habitat of her favorite animals.  To make sure she earns the highest possible grade she carefully considers her report formatting notes.  How many inches will she use for the left margin of a leftbound report?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      1.5

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      2.5

  • 44. 
    How many inches are used for the left margin in an unbound report?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      1.5

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      2.5

  • 45. 
    When order supplies for her business office, Nina must consider envelopes for business letters and a small form frequently mailed out to clients.  If the catalog offers various sizes of business envelopes, MOST likely what will be the sizes for small and large business envelopes?
    • A. 

      Small 6.5 and large 14

    • B. 

      Small 3.5 and large 12

    • C. 

      Small 6 3/4 and large 10

    • D. 

      None of the above is correct

  • 46. 
    When considering paper choices for his report, Orlando decides to go with a standard sheet.  What are the measurements of a standard sheet of paper?
    • A. 

      3 X 5

    • B. 

      4 X 6

    • C. 

      8 X 10

    • D. 

      8 1/2 X 11

  • 47. 
    Karina has decided to mail a personal business letter to her favorite restaurant.  She uses a standard sheet of paper and has along the short edge of the paper.  What is the term used for her page orientation?
    • A. 

      Short way

    • B. 

      Portrait

    • C. 

      Long way

    • D. 

      Landscape

  • 48. 
    Which type of software is used to manage the resources of a computer?  This type of software helps the application software interface with peripheral devices and memory of the computer.
    • A. 

      Operating system

    • B. 

      Utility

    • C. 

      Anti-virus

    • D. 

      Application

  • 49. 
    Lucas never wants to type using his keyboard.  So he has decided to purchase software that will type as he speaks into a microphone.  What type of software has Lucas purchased?
    • A. 

      Voice activated

    • B. 

      Voice recognition

    • C. 

      Voice typist

    • D. 

      Voice renewal