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Computer Literacy Module 1 Lesson 8



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

 1. 

You can customize your desktop using the Control Panel.
 

 2. 

You can quickly access the Display Properties dialog box by right-clicking an empty area of the desktop and selecting Display from the shortcut menu.
 

 3. 

If a computer has multiple users, each user account can have a different theme.
 

 4. 

If you want your background graphic to take up the entire desktop, select the Fill option from the Position drop-down list box.
 

 5. 

You can use a picture that came from a digital camera as the background image on your Windows XP desktop.
 

 6. 

If you decide that you don’t like the way you customized your desktop, you can click the Windows Default button on the Customize Desktop dialog box.
 

 7. 

The Accessibility Options on the Control Panel allow you to install, change, or remove software.
 

 8. 

The Standard toolbar cannot be modified or customized.
 

 9. 

When you double-click on a shortcut icon, you’re opening the actual item to which the shortcut “points.”
 

 10. 

To create a shortcut using the drag-and-drop method, simply right-drag the item to the location on the desktop where you want the shortcut to appear.
 

 11. 

You can create a shortcut by using the Create Shortcut command on the Tools menu in My Documents.
 

 12. 

To rename a shortcut, right-click the shortcut icon and choose the Properties command from the shortcut menu.
 

 13. 

The Quick Launch bar is an easy way to launch frequently used programs because its icons are always visible on the desktop.
 

 14. 

A screen saver is a coordinated design that carries through all the elements of your desktop and window.
 

 15. 

Unlike most Windows elements, shortcuts cannot be deleted once they have been added to the desktop.
 

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

 16. 

Select the ____ tab of the Display Properties dialog box to change the type of monitor your system uses.
a.
Desktop
c.
Appearance
b.
Screen Saver
d.
Settings
 

 17. 

Select the ____ tab to change the background image on your desktop.
a.
Desktop
c.
Appearance
b.
Themes
d.
Either a or b
 

 18. 

When you click a theme, the new background will appear in the sample window in the center of the ____ dialog box.
a.
Display Properties
c.
Desktop Properties
b.
Themes
d.
Display Themes
 

 19. 

By default, the Background Position option is set to ____.
a.
tile
c.
stretch
b.
center
d.
fill
 

 20. 

If you remove a desktop shortcut using the Desktop Cleanup Wizard, the shortcuts are sent to the ____ folder.
a.
Recycle Bin
c.
My Shortcuts
b.
Unused Desktop Shortcuts
d.
None. They are simply deleted.
 

 21. 

Which desktop icon allows you to browse through files on a connected computer?
a.
Internet Explorer
c.
My Connections
b.
My Network Places
d.
Both a and b
 

 22. 

To change the computer’s clock or time, you can open the Date and Time Properties dialog box from the Control Panel or click an icon on the ____.
a.
status bar
c.
toolbar
b.
taskbar
d.
address bar
 

 23. 

A shortcut icon can be identified by a small ____.
a.
check mark in the lower-left corner
c.
arrow in the lower-left corner
b.
x in the upper-right corner
d.
arrow in the lower-right corner
 

 24. 

Which of the following is NOT an element of a desktop theme?
a.
screen saver
c.
monitor resolution
b.
background image
d.
window colors
 

 25. 

A(n) ____ is a program that displays static or moving graphics or a blank screen when your computer is idle.
a.
theme program
c.
active document
b.
screen saver
d.
shortcut
 

 26. 

The default view in the Control Panel window is ____ view.
a.
Category
c.
Control
b.
Classic
d.
System
 

 27. 

Icons on your desktop that function as shortcuts to an application or document are called ____.
a.
wizard shortcuts
c.
quick links
b.
desk images
d.
desktop shortcuts
 

 28. 

Which category  on the Control Panel would you choose to change the settings for your keyboard?
a.
Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices
c.
User Accounts
b.
Printers and Other Hardware
d.
Performance and Maintenance
 

 29. 

The ____ gives you access to information about system settings, display options, and ways to customize your desktop.
a.
Shortcut menu
c.
Standard toolbar
b.
Control Panel
d.
none of the above
 

 30. 

To repeat a graphic many times to fill the whole computer screen, you would choose the ____ position option for the background.
a.
tile
c.
stretch
b.
center
d.
fill
 

Completion
Complete each sentence or statement.
 

 31. 

The default Windows XP background is ____________________.
 

 

 32. 

By selecting a(n) _________________________, you can modify your background, icons, fonts, colors, and sounds.
 

 

 33. 

The _________________________ button toward the bottom of the Desktop tab provides a convenient way for you to select which icons appear on your desktop.
 

 

 34. 

To select which standard icons appear on your desktop, select the ____________________ tab in the Desktop Items dialog box.
 

 

 35. 

You can click the _________________________ icon to access a personalized Web browser.
 

 

 36. 

Windows XP provides a number of utility programs, called ____________________, that help you perform a task quickly and easily.
 

 

 37. 

Windows XP contains a(n) _________________________ Wizard that can check your desktop for shortcuts that you have not used during the previous 60 days.
 

 

 38. 

Use the ____________________ tab in the Display Properties dialog box to change the resolution of your desktop.
 

 

 39. 

A(n) ____________________ functions as a pointer to an application or document file.
 

 

 40. 

A(n) ____________________ is a keystroke combination that runs a program or opens the dialog box to which it is linked.
 

 

 41. 

You can assign a shortcut key to a shortcut in the shortcut’s ____________________ dialog box.
 

 

 42. 

The ____________________ desktop icon displays the hardware devices, resources, programs, and files that are stored on your computer.
 

 

 43. 

To change the password required to log on to Windows XP, you would begin by selecting the ____________________ category on the Control Panel.
 

 

 44. 

You open the Control Panel by selecting it from the ____________________ menu.
 

 

 45. 

To access the Systems Properties dialog box and display basic information about your computer system, you would select the _______________________________ category in the Control Panel.
 

 

 46. 

You can change the time zone for your computer’s internal clock in the ______________________________ dialog box.
 

 

 47. 

Windows can use any graphics file with an extension such as GIF, JPG, or BMP as a ____________________ for the desktop.
 

 

 48. 

To display different toolbars in your window, you must select them from the Toolbars submenu on the ____________________ menu.
 

 

 49. 

One way to delete a shortcut from your desktop is to drag it to the ____________________.
 

 

 50. 

Clicking an icon on the taskbar that looks like a bullhorn opens the ____________________ dialog box.
 

 



 
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