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IC3 Module 1 Final Study Guide



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

 1. 

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

 2. 

Machine language is also known as ____.
a.
control language
c.
CPU
b.
BASIC
d.
binary
 

 3. 

A ____ is a device that controls the transfer of data from the computer to a peripheral device or vice versa.
a.
controller
c.
plotter
b.
motherboard
d.
mouse
 

 4. 

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
 

 5. 

Short term memory is also known as ____.
a.
FRM
c.
RAM
b.
CPU
d.
DRAM
 

 6. 

Which of the following is NOT an output device?
a.
monitor
c.
printer
b.
scanner
d.
speaker
 

 7. 

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

 8. 

When you start your computer, the first action that the computer performs is ____.
a.
BIOS
c.
ROM
b.
CHKDSK
d.
POST
 

 9. 

Systems software refers to the computer's ____ system.
a.
computing
c.
applications
b.
operating
d.
productivity
 

 10. 

Which is not a part of IPOS?
a.
information
c.
output
b.
storage
d.
input
 

 11. 

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

 12. 

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
 

 13. 

Which of the following factors will damage removable storage media?
a.
extreme temperatures
c.
touching the surface of the media
b.
magnetic fields
d.
all of the above
 

 14. 

An error in programming code is called a(n) ____.
a.
syntax
c.
bug
b.
algorithm
d.
moth
 

 15. 

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
 

 16. 

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

 17. 

Adding or changing components of a computer to make it faster or more efficient is called ____.
a.
maintaining
c.
operating
b.
upgrading
d.
troubleshooting
 

 18. 

A ____ operating system allows a group of computers to be connected.
a.
network
c.
BIOS
b.
system
d.
graphical
 

 19. 

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

 20. 

The final step in the troubleshooting process should always be to ____.
a.
contact a support technician
c.
clean the computer’s case
b.
avoid similar problems in the future
d.
check the cables
 

 21. 

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
 

 22. 

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

 23. 

Which statement about multitasking is true?
a.
It prohibits multiple programs from running simultaneously.
b.
It is a character-based operating system.
c.
It manipulates programs that reside on the hard drive.
d.
It allows a single user to work on two programs at one time.
 

 24. 

A ____ is a device that allows one computer to talk to another via a cable connection.
a.
scanner
c.
modem
b.
mouse
d.
USB port
 

 25. 

Which of the following is NOT a routine maintenance task for computer systems?
a.
visual inspection
c.
deleting temporary files
b.
checking e-mail
d.
checking cables for wear
 

Completion
Complete each statement.
 

 26. 

The Macintosh’s first graphical user interface was called ____________________.
 

 

 27. 

Spreadsheet programs are designed to store ____________________ data.
 

 

 28. 

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

 

 29. 

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

 

 30. 

Applications software is also known as ____________________ software.
 

 

 31. 

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

 

 32. 

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

 

 33. 

Never eat around your computer to avoid problems with a “sticky” mouse or ____________________.
 

 

 34. 

The ___________________ pane displays all objects on the desktop.
 

 

 35. 

The acronym "PDA" stands for ________________________________________.
 

 

 36. 

____________________ software provides electronic versions of an artist’s tools.
 

 

 37. 

The CPU has two primary sections: the control unit and the ____________________/logic unit.
 

 

 38. 

An example of a network operating system is _________________________.
 

 

 39. 

Windows 95 was Microsoft’s first ____________________ operating system.
 

 

 40. 

The ____________________ bar provides current information about a selected item or task being performed.
 

 

 41. 

The faster the ____________________ cycle, the faster your computer processes data.
 

 

 42. 

A(n) ____________________ is an opening on the motherboard where a circuit board can be inserted.
 

 

 43. 

The most commonly used feature of the Internet is ____________________.
 

 

 44. 

The ____________________ option in the Log Off Windows message box will keep your open programs running and waiting for you while making the computer available for another user.
 

 

 45. 

An instruction ____________________ is the amount of time it takes to retrieve an instruction and complete the respective command.
 

 

 46. 

Operating systems provide a(n) ____________________ between the user and the computer hardware.
 

 

 47. 

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

 

 48. 

Microsoft Scheduler+ is an example of _________________________ management software.
 

 

 49. 

A(n) _____________________ printer produces high-quality images using a powder substance called toner.
 

 

 50. 

If your _______________ is not in good working order, you may find your computer slow in responding or may have trouble running programs and opening documents.
 

 

 51. 

The application of scientific discoveries to the production of goods and services is known as ____________________.
 

 

 52. 

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

 

 53. 

The process of analyzing and correcting computer problems is referred to as ____________________.
 

 

 54. 

______________________ is a form of electronic data transfer that allows users to send and receive messages.
 

 

 55. 

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

 

 56. 

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

 

 57. 

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

 

 58. 

The extension used to designate files in the hypertext markup language format used for Web pages is _____________________.
 

 

 59. 

When you create a subfolder, you place it under a(n) ____________________ folder.
 

 

 60. 

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

 

 61. 

The _________________________ option on the Start menu offers assistance, information about updates, and tips on using Windows XP.
 

 

 62. 

A formatted disk is organized into tracks and ____________________.
 

 

 63. 

Viruses are often spread on the Internet by way of ____________________ attachments.
 

 

 64. 

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

 

 65. 

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

 

 66. 

The ____________________ is an input device that allows you to find files, access tools, and to move items on the desktop.
 

 

 67. 

An easy way to move a file in Windows Explorer is to select it and then use the mouse to ____________________ it to a new location.
 

 

 68. 

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

 

 69. 

One ______________________________ port, found in older computers, can provide connection for one or more peripheral devices.
 

 

 70. 

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

 

 71. 

You can use the ____________________ program to remove installed programs from your computer that you do not use.
 

 

 72. 

On the Start menu, the items on the right side of the separator line are called the ____________________ items list.
 

 

 73. 

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

 

 74. 

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

 

 75. 

The ____________________ standard supports data transfer rates of up to 12 million bits per second.
 

 

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

 76. 

A file or folder you have selected remains selected even if it moves out of view when you scroll through the window.
 

 77. 

You can only use uppercase letters for shortcut keys.
 

 78. 

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.
 

 79. 

A source file is the file to be copied.
 

 80. 

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

 81. 

Entertainment and health care are fields that have benefited from new technology in recent years.
 

 82. 

Some word-processing programs allow you to perform database-like functions.
 

 83. 

The left mouse button is called the primary button.
 

 84. 

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

 85. 

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.
 

 86. 

A computer system that frequently “locks up” may be a sign of unstable operating system files that should be reinstalled to protect data.
 

 87. 

Folder icons look like actual manila folders used in a filing cabinet.
 

 88. 

To select two or more files that are adjacent to one another, click the first file, press and hold down the Ctrl key, and then click the last file in the series.
 

 89. 

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

 90. 

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

 91. 

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

 92. 

Microsoft Word is an example of PIMS.
 

 93. 

The Contents tab in a Windows application Help Viewer provides an alphabetical listing of key words and terms related to the application.
 

 94. 

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

 95. 

When you drag an icon using the mouse, a “ghost image” of the icon follows the mouse pointer.
 

 96. 

In problem solving, you must analyze your problem after you select a solution to the problem.
 

 97. 

When you create a document file, you create a link between a document and an application.
 

 98. 

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

 99. 

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

 100. 

The same file extension, .MED, is used for all types of multimedia files.
 



 
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