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Computer Literacy Module 1 Lesson 9



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

 1. 

In Windows XP, My Computer and Windows Explorer are actually the same program.
 

 2. 

All of the features of Windows Explorer are available with My Computer.
 

 3. 

The Windows Explorer title bar displays the currently selected drive or folder.
 

 4. 

In the Folders bar, if a folder has a box next to it with a minus sign (-) in it, it means that the folder does not have any subfolders.
 

 5. 

Files can be sorted by name, by date, and by size.
 

 6. 

You click the plus sign (+) next to a folder to hide its subfolders in the tree.
 

 7. 

The tree pane in Explorer is also called the Folders bar.
 

 8. 

The Explorer window has three panes: the tree pane, the contents pane, and the notes pane.
 

 9. 

A drive icon displayed in an Explorer pane looks like a manila folder.
 

 10. 

When you first open Explorer, it does not display subfolders.
 

 11. 

Tile view, the default view in Explorer, shows folders and files as large icons in the contents pane.
 

 12. 

Searching is the process of creating a list organized on a specific criterion.
 

 13. 

The Up button on the Explorer toolbar is a navigation button.
 

 14. 

The Statistics dialog box for a file or folder in Windows displays information about the file or folder, such as the name of the program it is associated with and the date it was created.
 

 15. 

To access the Windows XP Search feature, click the Find button on the Explorer toolbar.
 

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

 16. 

In the My Computer window, the left pane contains ____.
a.
links to system tasks
b.
links to your computer’s resources
c.
a Folders bar that lets you see the structure of your files and folders
d.
both a and b
 

 17. 

In the Windows Explorer window, the left pane contains ____.
a.
links to system tasks
b.
links to your computer’s resources
c.
a Folders bar that lets you see the structure of your files and folders
d.
both a and b
 

 18. 

Windows Explorer displays all of the objects on the desktop in the ____.
a.
tree pane
c.
contents pane
b.
Folders bar
d.
both a and b
 

 19. 

When you click the minus sign in the tree pane, you ____ the folder.
a.
close
c.
collapse
b.
decrease
d.
both a and c
 

 20. 

The My Documents and My Network Places folders are subordinate to the ____.
a.
Desktop
c.
My Computer folder
b.
root drive
d.
both a and c
 

 21. 

Which Explorer view would you choose to see information such as the filename, the file size, and the date and time the file was last modified?
a.
Icons
c.
List
b.
Tiles
d.
Details
 

 22. 

The ____ feature helps you locate files and folders on your computer.
a.
Run
c.
Favorites
b.
Find
d.
Search
 

 23. 

____ characters can be used to substitute for characters in a filename when you use the Search feature.
a.
Hidden
c.
Zero
b.
Wildcard
d.
Option
 

 24. 

Windows Explorer is a(n) ____ program.
a.
operating system
c.
utility
b.
application
d.
translator
 

 25. 

The right pane of the Explorer window looks similar to and functions like the ____ window.
a.
My Network Places
c.
Folders
b.
My System
d.
My Computer
 

 26. 

Which view in Explorer displays the images a folder contains on the folder icon?
a.
List
c.
Thumbnails
b.
Images
d.
Details
 

 27. 

To change the information listed in Details view, select the Choose Details option from the ____ menu.
a.
Options
c.
Tools
b.
Details
d.
View
 

 28. 

You can sort the items in the contents pane by all of the following criteria EXCEPT ____.
a.
filename
c.
size
b.
links
d.
date modified
 

 29. 

Which wildcard character is used to substitute for only one character in a filename?
a.
*
c.
+
b.
?
d.
#
 

 30. 

A search for files with uppercase or lowercase letters that match the search criteria is referred to as ____.
a.
capital
c.
wildcard
b.
case sensitive
d.
none of the above
 

Completion
Complete each sentence or statement.
 

 31. 

Like My Computer, _________________________ makes it easy to view the contents of disk drives and folders.
 

 

 32. 

At the top of the tree pane is the ____________________ icon.
 

 

 33. 

To display subfolders in the tree pane, you must ____________________ the folder list.
 

 

 34. 

To collapse a folder, click the ____________________ sign next to it.
 

 

 35. 

To sort files by name, date, size, or type, you  click the appropriate ____________________ in Details view.
 

 

 36. 

The ___________________ pane displays all objects on the desktop.
 

 

 37. 

An arrow pointing down next to a column head in Details view indicates that the list is sorted in ____________________ order.
 

 

 38. 

Filmstrip view is only available for folders that contain ____________________ files.
 

 

 39. 

The drive that has its contents displayed in the right pane is highlighted in the __________________________.
 

 

 40. 

The selected drive is displayed or highlighted in the title bar, the tree pane, and the ____________________.
 

 

 41. 

If you can’t locate a specific file, you can use the ____________________ feature in Windows Explorer.
 

 

 42. 

You can display the properties of a file by right-clicking a(n) ____________________ in the Explorer Window and then selecting the Properties option from the shortcut menu.
 

 

 43. 

The left pane in the Search window, which is called the __________________________, provides a list of options for a search.
 

 

 44. 

The icons representing My Documents, My Computer, and the Recycle Bin are subordinate to the ______________________, the top-level folder in the Folders bar.
 

 

 45. 

If you are displaying the contents of a folder for the first time, you may have to click the __________________________ link in the contents pane first.
 

 

 46. 

To display a large icon, a filename, and a visual clue to the file contents, such as a musical note for music files, you would choose the ____________________ view.
 

 

 47. 

In the Properties dialog box, the ____________________ tab can give you information about the author of a file.
 

 

 48. 

A(n) ____________________ sign next to a folder in Explorer’s tree pane indicates that the folder has subfolders that are not displayed.
 

 

 49. 

The process of creating a list of filenames arranged in alphabetical order in the contents pane is called ____________________
 

 

 50. 

To access the Windows Explorer features from the My Computer window, you simply click the ____________________ button on the toolbar.
 

 



 
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