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Computer Literacy - Lesson 5



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

 1. 

The graphical user interface or GUI loads automatically when you start your computer.
 

 2. 

Horizontal or vertical scroll bars are used to control the part of a document that displays in the window.
 

 3. 

A menu is a text interface.
 

 4. 

A pointer often appears as an arrow or I-beam.
 

 5. 

In most operating systems, the term “Window” and the term “window” may be used interchangeably.
 

 6. 

In Windows XP, you start the process of shutting down your system by clicking the End button.
 

 7. 

When you minimize a window, the window is closed.
 

 8. 

You can have two instances of the same program open at the same time.
 

 9. 

You cannot have more than one file in a folder with the same name.
 

 10. 

Today, most kinds of storage media need to be formatted before they can be used to store data.
 

 11. 

You can delete a file by right-clicking it and then clicking the Eliminate command on the shortcut menu that displays.
 

 12. 

If you turn off your computer without going through the shutdown process, you will see a warning screen telling you the disk must be checked for errors when you start the computer again.
 

 13. 

Software upgrades may make an application more compatible with newer hardware or operating systems.
 

 14. 

When you install new software, you may see a message that says you must restart the computer before the new program will be available.
 

 15. 

You should always upgrade to the newest version of a software program as soon as possible.
 

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

 16. 

The acronym “GUI” stands for ____.
a.
Graphical User Interface
c.
Graphic Utility Interface
b.
Graphics Utility Input
d.
Graphical User Imaging
 

 17. 

The ____ is the first screen you see when the operating system is up and fully running.
a.
icon
c.
menu
b.
desktop
d.
window
 

 18. 

Even after you delete a file or folder, you can retrieve it from  ____.
a.
the Icon bin
c.
the Trash
b.
Delete
d.
the Recycle Bin
 

 19. 

A floppy disk is just one of many kinds of ____ storage media.
a.
magnetic
c.
track
b.
recycle
d.
band
 

 20. 

When you ____ a window, it fills the entire screen.
a.
manage
c.
expand
b.
maximize
d.
minimize
 

 21. 

If you don’t like the location of a window, you can move it by placing the mouse pointer over the ____ and then dragging the window to a new location.
a.
status bar
c.
Options icon
b.
title bar
d.
Restore button
 

 22. 

When you move a file, it is copied to a new location and the version in the original location is ____.
a.
modified
c.
erased
b.
untouched
d.
formatted
 

 23. 

In the Windows environment, you can select multiple files in a list by clicking the first file, holding down the ____ key, and then clicking the last file in the list.
a.
Shift
c.
Alt
b.
Ctrl
d.
Finder
 

 24. 

Double-clicking an icon opens a ____.
a.
page
c.
desktop
b.
window
d.
Web link
 

 25. 

The row of buttons that often appears in a window below the menu bar is called the ____.
a.
title bar
c.
taskbar
b.
status bar
d.
toolbar
 

 26. 

To start a program that is not represented by an icon on the desktop, you click the Start button and then point to ____ on the menu to access a submenu.
a.
Other Programs
c.
Search Programs
b.
All Programs
d.
Launch Programs
 

 27. 

The ____ are bars at the bottom and left of many windows that allow you to move to any part of a file.
a.
toolbars
c.
scroll bars
b.
serial bars
d.
movement bars
 

 28. 

When you ____ a disk, it is organized into tracks and sectors.
a.
erase
c.
reorganize
b.
format
d.
start
 

 29. 

A window that is minimized appears as a button on the ____.
a.
toolbar
c.
scroll bar
b.
taskbar
d.
menu bar
 

 30. 

On what menu will you find the Save As command?
a.
Edit
c.
View
b.
File
d.
Tools
 

Completion
Complete each sentence or statement.
 

 31. 

Despite a GUI’s convenient features that makes it easy to issue commands using the mouse, it is still necessary to use a(n) ____________________ for many programs.
 

 

 32. 

A small picture that represents a file, command, or some other computer function is known as a(n) ____________________.
 

 

 33. 

The ____________________ is an on-screen symbol that shows the current position of the mouse.
 

 

 34. 

A trackball is a(n) ____________________ device.
 

 

 35. 

In the Windows environment, the Close option is located under the ____________________ menu.
 

 

 36. 

A formatted disk is organized into tracks and ____________________.
 

 

 37. 

When you format a disk, all data on the disk is ____________________.
 

 

 38. 

When you ____________________ a window, it returns to its previous size.
 

 

 39. 

When you maximize a window, the Maximize button becomes the ____________________ button.
 

 

 40. 

You can select a group of nonadjacent files by clicking the first file, holding down the ____________________ key, and then clicking the remaining files.
 

 

 41. 

When you have more than one window open, the title bar of the ____________________ window appears in dark or bright lettering.
 

 

 42. 

After you install new software, you often need to ____________________ the computer.
 

 

 43. 

The ____________________ is a computer representation of how people work that contains windows and icons.
 

 

 44. 

One way to execute a command is by clicking an option in a drop-down ____________________.
 

 

 45. 

The _________________________ table on a floppy disk logs information about each track on the disk.
 

 

 46. 

When you ____________________ a file, you make an exact duplicate of the original file.
 

 

 47. 

Software that is distributed to users through a Web site at no cost is called _____________________.
 

 

 48. 

To install new software, start the ____________________ file and follow the instructions in the Wizard.
 

 

 49. 

Clicking or double-clicking a small graphic called a(n) ____________________ will execute an associated command.
 

 

 50. 

A(n) _________________________, such as a mouse, allows a computer user to select objects, such as icons or text.
 

 



 
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