Practice Test Chapter 1
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A ____ consists of a thin, circular, flexible disk enclosed in a plastic shell.
 B: floppy disk
 D: hard disk
People around the world are making use of the Internet to ____.
 A: send messages to other connected users
 B: access a wealth of information
 C: shop for goods and services
 D: all of the above
Efforts to narrow the gap in the ____ include establishing community training centers and supplying teachers and students with necessary technology.
 A: digital revolution
 B: program revolution
 C: digital divide
 D: program divide
A ____ is a type of compact disc that has tremendous storage capacities, enough for a full-length movie.
Most users connect to the Internet in one of two ways: through a(n) ____.
 A: application service provider (ASP) or an online service provider (OSP)
 B: Internet service provider (ISP) or an network service provider (NSP)
 C: online service provider (OSP) or an Internet service provider (ISP)
 D: network service provider (NSP) or an application service provider (ASP)
Networking computers ____.
 A: costs money on both hardware and software
 B: saves money on both hardware and software
 C: costs money on hardware but saves money on software
 D: saves money on hardware but costs money on software
A modem is a(n) ____.
 A: small, handheld input device that contains at least one button
 B: communications device that enables computers to communicate via telephone lines
 C: storage device that stores data using microscopic pits created by laser light
 D: output device that looks like a television screen and displays text or graphics
One of the more popular segments of the Internet is the ____, which contains billions of electronic documents.
 A: World Wide Web (WWW)
 B: Great Global Gate (GGG)
 C: Plentiful Planetary Portal (PPP)
 D: Terrific Terrestrial Tune (TTT)
____ include a range of people such as sales representatives, marketing managers, real estate agents, insurance agents, meter readers, package delivery people, journalists, consultants, and students.
 A: Home users
 B: Small business users
 C: Mobile users
 D: Power users
A computing phrase, known as ____ points, out that the accuracy of a computer's output depends on the accuracy of the input.
 A: for what it's worth (FWIW)
 B: what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG)
 C: garbage in, garbage out (GIGO)
 D: nothing ventured, nothing gained (NVNG)
A Web page contains text, graphics, sound, or video and has built-in connections, or ____, to other Web documents.
 A: ties
 B: links
 C: bonds
 D: unions
In a large business, the employees in the ____ department have a huge responsibility: to keep the computers and the network running and determine when and if it requires new hardware or software.
 A: marketing
 B: accounting
 C: information systems
 D: all of the above
With some programs, it is necessary to ____ a part or all of the software on the computer's hard disk before the program can be used.
 A: install
 B: annex
 C: execute
 D: service
Web pages are accessed and viewed using a software program called a Web ____.
 A: enabler
 B: browser
 C: server
 D: scanner
Examples of ____ include engineers, architects, desktop publishers, and graphic artists.
 A: home users
 B: small business users
 C: mobile users
 D: power users
____ is the key to productive use of computers.
 A: Hardware
 B: Software
 C: Data
 D: Information
The six major categories of computers are ____.
 A: desktop computers, tower models, all-in-one computers, workstations, stand-alone computers, and servers
 B: notebook computers, laptop computers, handheld computers, palmtop computers, personal digital assistants, and smart phones
 C: personal computers, handheld computers, Internet appliances, mid-range servers, mainframes, and supercomputers
 D: information appliances, minicomputers, terminals, dumb terminals, servers, and smart phones
To display photographs on a Web page, any of the following can be used except a ____.
 A: scanner
 B: digital camera
 C: printer
 D: PC camera
Two types of system software are the ____.
 A: operating system and application programs
 B: user interface and application programs
 C: operating system and utility programs
 D: user interface and utility programs
On a personal computer, all of the processor's functions typically reside on a single chip, often called a ____.
 A: megaprocessor
 B: miniprocessor
 C: maxiprocessor
 D: microprocessor

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