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Fall 2012 Semester Exam REVIEW



Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

This is the raw information, or data, that is entered into a computer.
a.
input
c.
bytes
b.
bits
d.
output
 

 2. 

How many operations can a computer perform every second?
a.
dozens
c.
thousands
b.
hundreds
d.
millions
 

 3. 

When a computer saves information permanently, this is called _____.
a.
input
c.
storage
b.
processing
d.
output
 

 4. 

A computer’s physical parts are called _____.
a.
software
c.
pieces
b.
hardware
d.
things
 

 5. 

What does the term RAM stand for?
a.
random access memory
c.
remaining accessible memory
b.
remote access memory
d.
rarely accessed memory
 

 6. 

Which storage device holds the smallest amount of data?
a.
hard drives
c.
compact discs
b.
floppy disks
d.
RAM
 

 7. 

What does the term USB stand for?
a.
Universal Serial Box
c.
Universal Serial Bypass
b.
Universal Serial Bus
d.
Universal Serial Binary
 

 8. 

This is another name for a program that tells a computer what to do and how to do it.
a.
device
c.
hardware
b.
peripheral
d.
software
 

 9. 

This category of software includes programs that help the computer work properly.
a.
application software
c.
system software
b.
program software
d.
compatible software
 

 10. 

A keyboard is an example of this type of device.
a.
input
c.
processing
b.
output
d.
storage
 

 11. 

Which is the most commonly used input device?
a.
microphone
c.
mouse
b.
hard drive
d.
keyboard
 

 12. 

A monitor is an example of this.
a.
input device
c.
pointing device
b.
output device
d.
storage device
 

 13. 

This type of device retains data even when the computer’s power is turned off.
a.
processing
c.
input
b.
storage
d.
output
 

 14. 

This is a collection of related information or program code, which has been given a unique name.
a.
software
c.
file
b.
device
d.
folder
 

 15. 

This is a set of programs that tells the computer how to start up.
a.
RAM
c.
PC
b.
ROM
d.
BIOS
 

 16. 

A computer’s main memory, or RAM, is sometimes called this.
a.
primary storage
c.
archival storage
b.
secondary storage
d.
storage device
 

 17. 

A storage device that is installed inside your computer is called a(n) _____ device.
a.
internal
c.
peripheral
b.
external
d.
optical
 

 18. 

The on-screen tools you use to interact with a computer are called the _____.
a.
operating system
c.
applications
b.
interface
d.
controls
 

 19. 

Which type of operating system is used to control large equipment and to regulate factory operations?
a.
real-time
c.
single-user/multitasking
b.
single-user/single-task
d.
multi-user
 

 20. 

Most desktop and laptop computers today use this type of operating system.
a.
real-time
c.
single-user/multitasking
b.
single-user/single-task
d.
multi-user
 

 21. 

UNIX is an example of this type of operating system.
a.
real-time
c.
single-user/multitasking
b.
single-user/single-task
d.
multi-user
 

 22. 

This operating system is designed to run on computers made by Apple®.
a.
Linux™
c.
Microsoft Windows
b.
UNIX®
d.
Macintosh OS
 

 23. 

This type of application software is used for writing letters and reports.
a.
word processor
c.
database
b.
spreadsheet
d.
personal information manager
 

 24. 

This type of software is used for creating slide shows.
a.
word processor
c.
presentation graphics
b.
database
d.
telecommunications
 

 25. 

This type of software is used for storing phone numbers and addresses and for creating schedules.
a.
spreadsheet
c.
telecommunications
b.
database
d.
personal information manager
 

 26. 

You must buy this type of software before you can use it.
a.
shareware
c.
commercial software
b.
freeware
d.
public domain software
 

 27. 

Before you can use any kind of software, you must do this.
a.
buy it
c.
copy it
b.
install it
d.
delete it
 

 28. 

If you make a copy of a copyrighted software program and then sell or give the copy away, you are guilty of this.
a.
software licensing
c.
software uninstallation
b.
software installation
d.
software piracy
 

 29. 

The top row of an application window is called the _____.
a.
menu bar
c.
Start bar
b.
title bar
d.
Help bar
 

 30. 

What kind of documents do word-processing programs create?
a.
text
c.
graphics
b.
spreadsheet
d.
audio
 

 31. 

This shows you where text will appear as you type.
a.
scroll box
c.
label
b.
toolbar
d.
insertion point
 

 32. 

This stores cut or copied text while you work.
a.
Cut command
c.
Select text
b.
Copy command
d.
Clipboard
 

 33. 

A spreadsheet is a program that processes information that is set up in these.
a.
rows
c.
forms
b.
columns
d.
tables
 

 34. 

This feature can enter certain kinds of data automatically in a worksheet.
a.
AutoSum
c.
AutoFill
b.
AutoFormat
d.
AutoEntry
 

 35. 

If you change the appearance of data in a cell, this is called _____.
a.
formatting
c.
deleting
b.
editing
d.
moving
 

 36. 

The term cell reference is another name for this.
a.
cell identifier
c.
cell format
b.
cell address
d.
cell tab
 

 37. 

Which of the following is not a part of a database?
a.
tables
c.
fields
b.
records
d.
worksheets
 

 38. 

In a database, a _____ is a unit of information about one individual or item.
a.
table
c.
record
b.
field
d.
file
 

 39. 

In a record, each separate piece of data—such as a last name, a first name, or an address—is called a _____.
a.
file
c.
record
b.
field
d.
table
 

 40. 

What does the term GIGO stand for?
a.
get in, get out
c.
garbage in, garbage out
b.
good information, good output
d.
garbage input, garbage output
 

 41. 

What does the term DBMS stand for?
a.
database management system
c.
database monitoring system
b.
database management standard
d.
database manipulation system
 

 42. 

What is it called when computers produce too much information?
a.
information overload
c.
information payload
b.
information summary
d.
information upheaval
 

 43. 

This is an ordered list of selected records and fields in an easy-to-read format.
a.
report
c.
template
b.
record
d.
query
 

 44. 

This type of graphic is formed by a pattern of dots.
a.
vector
c.
digital
b.
bitmap
d.
analog
 

 45. 

This type of image is formed by paths or lines.
a.
vector
c.
digital
b.
bitmap
d.
analog
 

 46. 

In a graphics program, this area contains the graphic you are working on.
a.
workplace
c.
work spot
b.
workspace
d.
work area
 

 47. 

This is artwork that has already been created, which you can use as the starting point for your own work.
a.
clip art
c.
bitmapped art
b.
vector art
d.
image art
 

 48. 

In a presentation, each page of information is called a _____.
a.
template
c.
slide
b.
page
d.
picture
 

 49. 

This is a series of dialog boxes that guides you through a procedure step by step.
a.
wizard
c.
presentation
b.
template
d.
slide
 

 50. 

If you show a presentation on your computer’s monitor, this is called a(n) _____.
a.
wizard
c.
on-screen presentation
b.
transparency
d.
handout
 

 51. 

Like a car’s gas gauge, this type of computer measures data on a scale with many values.
a.
digital
c.
electronic
b.
analog
d.
processing
 

 52. 

A computer’s instructions are written in _____.
a.
data code
c.
output code
b.
binary code
d.
bit code
 

 53. 

This device does arithmetic and compares data very quickly.
a.
RAM
c.
CPU
b.
hard drive
d.
hardware
 

 54. 

This device uses a stack of platters to permanently store large amounts of information.
a.
RAM
c.
hard drive
b.
CPU
d.
CD-ROM drive
 

 55. 

This type of connector is commonly used to attach printers to computers.
a.
serial
c.
phone line
b.
parallel
d.
peripheral
 

 56. 

This is an instruction that tells a software program what action to perform.
a.
data
c.
response
b.
command
d.
number
 

 57. 

A mouse is an example of this.
a.
pointer
c.
insertion point
b.
pointing device
d.
touch point
 

 58. 

This input device is commonly used with computer games.
a.
microphone
c.
joystick
b.
scanner
d.
digital camera
 

 59. 

This is the most common type of monitor.
a.
monochrome
c.
phosphor
b.
LCD
d.
CRT
 

 60. 

The type of file people most often use is called a _____.
a.
document
c.
memory
b.
program
d.
BIOS
 

 61. 

This type of memory stores its contents permanently, even when the computer is off.
a.
RAM
c.
BIOS
b.
ROM
d.
CD
 

 62. 

Which of the following is a storage medium?
a.
CD-ROM drive
c.
magnetic tape
b.
file
d.
document
 

 63. 

Secondary storage devices are sometimes referred to as _____.
a.
temporary
c.
archival
b.
primary
d.
memory
 

 64. 

A CD-ROM drive is an example of this type of storage device.
a.
read-only
c.
rewritable
b.
read/write
d.
primary
 

 65. 

What is the most common optical storage device installed in computers?
a.
floppy disk drive
c.
CD-ROM drive
b.
RAM
d.
hard drive
 

 66. 

A standard compact disc can hold this much data.
a.
350 MB
c.
350 GB
b.
650 MB
d.
650 GB
 

 67. 

The operating system lets you change some features of the _____, such as the look of the background or the placement of the icons.
a.
options
c.
desktop
b.
programs
d.
memory
 

 68. 

This program contains data needed by a program to operate an input or output device.
a.
program utility
c.
backup utility
b.
driver utility
d.
compression utility
 

 69. 

This type of software combines the basic features of several applications into one package.
a.
stand-alone software
c.
integrated software
b.
office suite
d.
operating system
 

 70. 

This is copyrighted software that you can use on a try-before-you-buy basis.
a.
shareware
c.
commercial software
b.
freeware
d.
public domain software
 

 71. 

Copyrighted software that is given away for free is called _____.
a.
shareware
c.
commercial software
b.
freeware
d.
public domain software
 

 72. 

You can freely use, give away, or even alter this type of software.
a.
shareware
c.
commercial software
b.
freeware
d.
public domain software
 

 73. 

In Windows, if you click the Start button, you can see a list of these.
a.
operating system commands
c.
files
b.
programs
d.
folders
 

 74. 

If you want to hide an application window, do this to it.
a.
open it
c.
minimize it
b.
maximize it
d.
click it
 

 75. 

Which command finds a document that was previously saved and displays it?
a.
New
c.
Save
b.
Open
d.
Close
 

 76. 

Which of the following is not a function of a word-processing program?
a.
writing
c.
scanning
b.
editing
d.
printing
 

 77. 

Which type of software do people use most often?
a.
spreadsheet
c.
graphics
b.
word processor
d.
database
 

 78. 

This means using the mouse or keyboard to move through a document.
a.
editing
c.
scrolling
b.
formatting
d.
printing
 

 79. 

In Windows, file names have these, although they may be hidden from view.
a.
documents
c.
extensions
b.
disks
d.
programs
 

 80. 

The Cut and Copy commands are found on this menu.
a.
File
c.
Tools
b.
Edit
d.
Help
 

 81. 

A document’s appearance is called its _____.
a.
writing
c.
formatting
b.
editing
d.
printing
 

 82. 

In a word-processing program, you press Enter to create one of these.
a.
character
c.
paragraph
b.
line
d.
section
 

 83. 

These are the spaces between the four edges of a page and the text.
a.
orientations
c.
sections
b.
margins
d.
headers
 

 84. 

In a worksheet, the cell that is currently in use is called the _____ cell.
a.
used
c.
active
b.
identified
d.
inactive
 

 85. 

This area of a worksheet displays what you type.
a.
cell identifier
c.
status bar
b.
formula bar
d.
scroll bar
 

 86. 

Which type of database allows you to work with data in only one table?
a.
relational database
c.
flat-file database
b.
key-field database
d.
organizational database
 

 87. 

This kind of database can be used to store all kinds of items, such as documents or video clips.
a.
flat-file database
c.
multimedia database
b.
object-oriented database
d.
none of the above
 

 88. 

Which of the following is a way to sort data?
a.
chronologically
c.
numerically
b.
alphabetically
d.
any of the above
 

 89. 

This is a user-created direction that tells the database to find specific records.
a.
sort order
c.
query
b.
report template
d.
field
 

 90. 

You can use this type of program to create a new, bitmapped image.
a.
paint program
c.
EPS program
b.
draw program
d.
vector program
 

 91. 

In a paint program, this tool lets you work with a specific color from an image.
a.
Pencil
c.
Eyedropper
b.
Brush
d.
Eraser
 

 92. 

The process for combining vector graphics together is called _____.
a.
importing
c.
grouping
b.
exporting
d.
layering
 

 93. 

Which of the following is not an option for creating a new presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint®?
a.
AutoContent wizard
c.
blank presentation
b.
template
d.
AutoFormat wizard
 

 94. 

This is an area within a slide, which is designed to hold data such as text or pictures.
a.
template
c.
placeholder
b.
layout
d.
clip
 

 95. 

What is the first step you should take when designing a presentation?
a.
Choose a slide layout.
b.
Decide how the slides will be formatted.
c.
Work with placeholders.
d.
none of the above
 

 96. 

When you need to reorganize the slides in a presentation, it is best to use this view.
a.
Slide Sorter view
c.
Outline view
b.
Slide Show view
d.
Normal view
 

 97. 

How much detail should a presentation include?
a.
just the basic facts
c.
almost no information at all
b.
every last detail you can think of
d.
none of the above
 

 98. 

Which of the following is not a method for displaying presentations?
a.
transparencies
c.
telephone
b.
on-screen presentations
d.
Internet viewing
 

 99. 

If your audience is in a remote place, they may be able to view your presentation by using one of these.
a.
wizard
c.
handout
b.
Web browser
d.
transparency
 

 100. 

These may be printouts of your slides or a summary of your main ideas given to the audience.
a.
transparencies
c.
presentations
b.
handouts
d.
slides
 



 
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