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Computer Literacy Lesson 1



True/False
Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

A computer is an electronic device.
 

 2. 

Multiplication is an arithmetic operation.
 

 3. 

Computers in the 1950s were difficult to repair, but otherwise very much like computers we use today.
 

 4. 

Home computers are the least popular kind of computer today.
 

 5. 

A minicomputer is usually larger than a microcomputer.
 

 6. 

A notebook computer is usually larger than a personal computer.
 

 7. 

Data communications is the transmission of data from one machine to another.
 

 8. 

Wide-area networks contain many local area networks.
 

 9. 

While PDAs can connect to notebook computers, they cannot connect to PCs.
 

 10. 

Anyone on the Internet can access an extranet.
 

 11. 

The Internet was originally developed by business interests.
 

 12. 

Mainframe computers are the largest and most powerful category of computers.
 

 13. 

A computer system consists of many components working together.
 

 14. 

A microprocessor connects one computer to other computers and peripherals.
 

 15. 

Computers are classified by size, storage capacity, and application.
 

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

 16. 

Which process does a computer do?
a.
produces a result
c.
creates memory
b.
files definitions
d.
displays storage
 

 17. 

Which is an arithmetic operation?
a.
equal to
c.
greater than
b.
addition
d.
retrieval of a number
 

 18. 

The first affordable personal computers became available in the ____.
a.
early 1950s
c.
late 1970s
b.
mid-1960s
d.
late 1980s
 

 19. 

Which of the following is NOT a type of operating system for personal computers?
a.
Adobe Abscam
c.
Mac OS
b.
Microsoft Windows
d.
DOS
 

 20. 

Which would be used for centralized storage?
a.
notebook computers
c.
PDAs
b.
microcomputers
d.
mainframe computers
 

 21. 

Which is usually the smallest computer?
a.
personal computer
c.
PDA
b.
PC
d.
notebook computer
 

 22. 

In a computer system, ____ is the information that is entered into the computer.
a.
software
c.
instructions
b.
data
d.
diskettes
 

 23. 

Which is NOT part of a computer system?
a.
mainframe technology
c.
hardware
b.
people
d.
data
 

 24. 

A ____ always connects one computer to other computers and peripheral devices.
a.
coaxial cable
c.
channel
b.
protocol
d.
network
 

 25. 

A(n) ____ is for the exclusive use of individuals within an organization and contains information only about and for that organization.
a.
Internet
c.
network
b.
intranet
d.
e-mail
 

 26. 

What is the most common experience that most people have with the Internet?
a.
e-mail
c.
games
b.
networking
d.
intranets
 

 27. 

The three basic operations performed by a computer are arithmetic operations, logical comparisons, and ____ operations.
a.
storage and retrieval
c.
financial
b.
processing
d.
communication
 

 28. 

A ____ is a computer chip that performs a special function in an appliance or other device .
a.
diskette
c.
data
b.
protocol
d.
microprocessor
 

 29. 

All of the following are types of data except ____.
a.
text
c.
images
b.
diskettes
d.
numbers
 

 30. 

Which of the following is NOT a classification of computers?
a.
supercomputer
c.
microcomputer
b.
microprocessor
d.
mainframe computer
 

Completion
Complete each sentence or statement.
 

 31. 

____________________ operations include adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing numbers.
 

 

 32. 

Charles ____________________ is considered to be the "father" of computers.
 

 

 33. 

Early computers were ____________________ sensitive.
 

 

 34. 

When a computer decides that one number is greater than another number, the computer is performing a(n) ____________________ comparison of values.
 

 

 35. 

A(n) _________________________ is the type of computer used at home or at the office by one person.
 

 

 36. 

The acronym "PDA" stands for ________________________________________.
 

 

 37. 

The combination of parts that work together in a computer are called the computer ____________________.
 

 

 38. 

In a computer system, the ____________________ is the tangible, physical equipment.
 

 

 39. 

In a computer system, ____________________ is the intangible set of instructions that tells the computer what to do.
 

 

 40. 

The facts or information entered into a computer to be processed is the ____________________.
 

 

 41. 

____________________, or rules, govern the orderly transfer of data within data communications.
 

 

 42. 

In data communication, it is the ____________________ that carries the message.
 

 

 43. 

The ____________________ connection is one of the most utilized types of data communications in the business world.
 

 

 44. 

____________________ allow outside organizations to access internal information systems of another organization.
 

 

 45. 

Reliability and ____________________ are major advantages of using an intranet.
 

 

 46. 

____________________ is the capability to send a message from one person's computer to another, where it is stored until read by the receiving person.
 

 

 47. 

Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are ______________________________ that you can perform using a computer.
 

 

 48. 

The Internet was originally developed so that researchers around the world could share ____________________.
 

 

 49. 

The most commonly used feature of the Internet is ____________________.
 

 

 50. 

Microcomputers usually are classified by the type of ____________________ system they use.
 

 



 
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