The Windows Desktop Vocabulary Worksheet

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The Windows Desktop Vocabulary Worksheet - Quiz

Choose the correct vocabulary word to complete each sentence.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    You put things in the _____ that you no longer need or want.

    • A.

      Desktop

    • B.

      GUI

    • C.

      Icon

    • D.

      Recycle Bin

    Correct Answer
    D. Recycle Bin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Recycle Bin because it is a designated location on a computer's desktop where users can place files, folders, or other items that they no longer need or want. This allows them to easily delete these items without permanently removing them from the computer, providing a safety net in case they are needed again in the future.

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  • 2. 

    A _____ uses graphics or pictures to help the user navigate and access programs.

    • A.

      Desktop

    • B.

      GUI

    • C.

      Icon

    • D.

      Recycle Bin

    Correct Answer
    B. GUI
    Explanation
    A GUI (Graphical User Interface) is a type of user interface that uses graphics or pictures to help the user navigate and access programs. It provides visual elements such as icons, buttons, and menus that allow users to interact with the computer system easily. The GUI simplifies the user's interaction with the computer by replacing complex command-line instructions with intuitive graphical representations.

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  • 3. 

    The Start Menu and the clock are found on the _____.

    • A.

      Start Menu

    • B.

      Control Panel

    • C.

      Task bar

    • D.

      Title bar

    Correct Answer
    C. Task bar
    Explanation
    The Start Menu and the clock are found on the task bar. The task bar is a horizontal bar located at the bottom of the screen in Windows operating systems. It provides quick access to the Start Menu, where users can access programs, files, and settings. The task bar also displays the current time and date through the clock.

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  • 4. 

    The _____ is the background screen for all programs and contains commands needed to access them.

    • A.

      Desktop

    • B.

      GUI

    • C.

      Icon

    • D.

      Recycle Bin

    Correct Answer
    A. Desktop
    Explanation
    The desktop is the background screen for all programs and contains commands needed to access them. It serves as the main interface for the user, displaying icons representing various programs and files. The user can interact with these icons to open or execute the associated programs or files. The desktop provides a convenient and easily accessible space for users to organize and access their applications and files.

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  • 5. 

    An _____ is a small picture that links to a file or program.

    • A.

      Desktop

    • B.

      GUI

    • C.

      Icon

    • D.

      Recycle Bin

    Correct Answer
    C. Icon
    Explanation
    An icon is a small picture that links to a file or program. Icons are commonly used in graphical user interfaces (GUIs) to represent different applications or files. They provide a visual representation that allows users to quickly identify and access specific programs or files on their desktop or within a folder. Icons are clickable and serve as shortcuts to open or launch the associated file or program.

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  • 6. 

    At the top of each window, the _____ contains the title and buttons to close, minimize and resize.

    • A.

      Start Menu

    • B.

      Control Panel

    • C.

      Task bar

    • D.

      Title bar

    Correct Answer
    D. Title bar
    Explanation
    The title bar is located at the top of each window and contains the title of the window and buttons to close, minimize, and resize the window. It provides essential information about the window and allows users to easily manage and interact with the window's functions.

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  • 7. 

    Moving the _____ up or down allows you to see all of the information in a window.

    • A.

      Windows

    • B.

      Tool bar

    • C.

      Scroll bar

    • D.

      Wallpaper

    Correct Answer
    C. Scroll bar
    Explanation
    The scroll bar is a tool that allows users to navigate through the content within a window. By moving the scroll bar up or down, users can view all of the information that is present in the window. This feature is especially useful when the content exceeds the visible area of the window, allowing users to access and read all the information without any limitation.

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  • 8. 

    Programs and applications run inside _____ that can be opened, closed or resized.

    • A.

      Windows

    • B.

      Tool bar

    • C.

      Scrol bar

    • D.

      Wallpaper

    Correct Answer
    A. Windows
    Explanation
    Programs and applications run inside windows, which are graphical user interface elements that can be opened, closed, or resized. These windows provide a separate space for each program or application to run, allowing users to multitask and switch between different tasks easily. The windows also provide a visual representation of the program or application, allowing users to interact with its content and perform various actions.

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  • 9. 

    The _____ is like a backdrop on your screen that can be changed.

    • A.

      Windows

    • B.

      Tool bar

    • C.

      Scroll bar

    • D.

      Wallpaper

    Correct Answer
    D. Wallpaper
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "wallpaper." Wallpaper is like a backdrop on your screen that can be changed, similar to how you can change the wallpaper on the walls of a room. It refers to the image or design that is displayed on the desktop background of a computer screen.

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  • 10. 

    Found below the menu in some windows, the _____ contains icons or options that allow you to perform specific tasks.

    • A.

      Windows

    • B.

      Toolbar

    • C.

      Scroll bar

    • D.

      Wallpaper

    Correct Answer
    B. Toolbar
    Explanation
    The toolbar is typically located below the menu in windows and contains icons or options that allow users to perform specific tasks. It provides quick access to commonly used functions and tools, making it easier for users to navigate and interact with the software or application.

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  • 11. 

    The _____ contains basic operations such as run, shut down and find.

    • A.

      Start Menu

    • B.

      Control Panel

    • C.

      Task bar

    • D.

      Title bar

    Correct Answer
    A. Start Menu
    Explanation
    The Start Menu is the correct answer because it is the primary interface for accessing basic operations such as running programs, shutting down the computer, and finding files or applications. The Start Menu is typically located in the bottom left corner of the screen and provides a convenient way to navigate and control the computer's functions.

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  • 12. 

    The _____ contains important system controls.

    • A.

      Start Menu

    • B.

      Control Panel

    • C.

      Task bar

    • D.

      Title bar

    Correct Answer
    B. Control Panel
    Explanation
    The Control Panel is the correct answer because it is a central location in the Windows operating system where users can access and manage important system controls. It provides a variety of options and settings to customize and configure various aspects of the computer, such as network settings, display settings, device management, and more. The Control Panel is an essential tool for users to maintain and control their system effectively.

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