Windows XP Practice Quiz Questions

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Windows XP Quizzes & Trivia

This is a practice final exam


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is an Operating System?
    • A. 

      Allows you to communicate with and control your computer

    • B. 

      The set of computer instructions that controls the allocation of computer hardware

    • C. 

      Contain fixes and enhancements to the operating system

    • D. 

      Combination of hardware and software that you use to communicate with and control the computer

  • 2. 
    A user interface is ___________.
    • A. 

      The combination of hardware and software that you use to communicate with and control the computer.

    • B. 

      Software can be used easily by individuals with limited training

    • C. 

      Contains fixes and enhancements to the operating system

    • D. 

      A rectangular area in which you can enter text

  • 3. 
    What do service packs contain?
    • A. 

      Displays graphics in addition to text when it communicates with the user

    • B. 

      Security information

    • C. 

      Controls access to the hardware and software on a network

    • D. 

      Contain fixes and enhancements to the operating system

  • 4. 
    Windows XP Service Pack 2 contains___________.
    • A. 

      Advanced security features that protect a computer against viruses, worms, and hackers.

    • B. 

      A list of related commands

    • C. 

      Application programs

    • D. 

      Entertainment and home uses

  • 5. 
    User-friendly means_________.
    • A. 

      Displays graphics in addition to text when it communicates with the user

    • B. 

      Displays messages and provides information

    • C. 

      Shows the names of every computer user on the computer

    • D. 

      The software can be used easily by individuals with limited training

  • 6. 
    A _______ is a pointing device used with Windows XP that may be attached to the computer by a cable or may be wireless.
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      Keyboard

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Scanner

  • 7. 
    A _______ is a rectangular area in which you can enter text.
    • A. 

      Auto Format

    • B. 

      Text Box

    • C. 

      Font Tab

    • D. 

      Tool Tip

  • 8. 
    The ________ shows the names of every computer user on the computer.
  • 9. 
    A _______ is a list of related commands
    • A. 

      Title Bar

    • B. 

      Command Bar

    • C. 

      Submenu

    • D. 

      Menu

  • 10. 
    The _________ menu allows you to access objects on the computer and contains commands that allow you to connect and browse the Internet, start an e-mail program, start application programs, store, and search for documents.
  • 11. 
    A _______ is a short on-screen note associated with the object to which you are pointing.
    • A. 

      Mouse point

    • B. 

      ToolTip

    • C. 

      Insertion

    • D. 

      Point and Click

  • 12. 
    A _________ is a named location on a disk where files are stored.
    • A. 

      Folder

    • B. 

      Document

    • C. 

      Place holder

    • D. 

      Submenu

  • 13. 
    Each folder is identified by a folder....
  • 14. 
    _________ means you press and release the secondary mouse button.
    • A. 

      Pointing

    • B. 

      Click and drag

    • C. 

      Left-click

    • D. 

      Right-click

  • 15. 
    The My Computer window allows you to....
    • A. 

      Unsaved documents and files

    • B. 

      A set of short-cuts and commands

    • C. 

      View the contents of the computer

    • D. 

      View the window properties

  • 16. 
    Clicking the icon at the left on the title bar will display the ________.
    • A. 

      Quick access tool bar

    • B. 

      Standard buttons tool bar

    • C. 

      Title commands

    • D. 

      System menu

  • 17. 
    ______ contains commands to carry out the actions associated with My Computer window.
    • A. 

      Standard Buttons toolbar

    • B. 

      Status bar

    • C. 

      System menu

    • D. 

      Address bar

  • 18. 
    The ______ bar is below the title bar and contains a list of menu names: File, Edit, View, Favorites, Tools, and Help
  • 19. 
    The __________ bar below the Standards Buttons toolbar allows you to start an application, display a document, open another window, and search for information on the Internet.
    • A. 

      Address bar

    • B. 

      Standard Buttons toolbar

    • C. 

      Menu bar

    • D. 

      Status bar

  • 20. 
    A ____________ is a set of computer instructions that carries out a task on the computer.
    • A. 

      Application program

    • B. 

      Word processing program

    • C. 

      Web browser program

    • D. 

      Program

  • 21. 
    A(n) _________ program is a set of specific computer instructions that is designed to allow you to accomplish a particular task.
  • 22. 
    The _______ is the Internet address of the computer on the Internet where the Web page is located.
  • 23. 
    ______ is the address on the World Wide Web where a Web page is located which composes of the HTTP and domain name
  • 24. 
    The _______ includes the file name and possibly a directory or folder name.
    • A. 

      Pathway

    • B. 

      File locator

    • C. 

      File path

    • D. 

      File specification

  • 25. 
    A _______ is a collection of computers and devices connected together for the purpose of sharing information between computer users.
    • A. 

      Keychain drive

    • B. 

      Network drive

    • C. 

      Network

    • D. 

      Server

  • 26. 
    A _________ controls access to the hardware, software, and other resources on the network and provides a centralized storage area for programs, data, and information
    • A. 

      Network drive

    • B. 

      Server

    • C. 

      Network

    • D. 

      Word pad

  • 27. 
    A ______ is a storage device that is connected to the server on the computer network.
    • A. 

      Keychain drive

    • B. 

      Server

    • C. 

      Network

    • D. 

      Network drive

  • 28. 
    When copying files, the folder containing the files to be copied is called the ________.
  • 29. 
    When copying files, the folder where the files are copied is called the ______.
  • 30. 
    A _______ is displayed whenever Windows XP needs to supply information to you or wants you to enter information or selct among several options.
    • A. 

      Menu bar

    • B. 

      Status bar

    • C. 

      Dialog box

    • D. 

      Short-cut menu

  • 31. 
    _______ means you point to an item, hold down the left mouse button, move the item to the desired location, and then release the left mouse button.
    • A. 

      Right-drag

    • B. 

      Left-click

    • C. 

      Right-click

    • D. 

      Drag

  • 32. 
    A _____ is a computer connected to a server.
  • 33. 
    The _______ displays messages and provides information.
  • 34. 
    A _____________ is a user interface that displays graphics in addition to text when it communicates with the user.
    • A. 

      User-interface

    • B. 

      Graphical user interface

    • C. 

      User-friendly

    • D. 

      Interface