Database Skill

49 Questions | Total Attempts: 433

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
Database Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz covers skills and concepts from all units.


Questions and Answers
  • 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

Related Topics