Practice Test Chapter 1
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Some computer components, such as the ____, are internal and reside inside the system unit.
 A: keyboard and mouse
 B: processor and memory
 C: monitor and microphone
 D: printer and scanner
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)
____ software allows numbers arranged in rows and columns to be calculated.
 A: Word processing
 B: Spreadsheet
 C: Database
 D: Presentation graphics
A ____ is a network that connects computers in a limited geographic area, such as a school computer laboratory, office, or group of buildings.
 A: local area network (LAN)
 B: partial area network (PAN)
 C: wide area network (WAN)
 D: boundless area network (BAN)
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
A ____, which looks like a ballpoint pen but uses pressure instead of ink, often is included with handheld computers for input.
 A: keyboard
 B: mouse
 C: stylus
 D: scanner
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
Computer hardware includes all of the following except ____.
 A: input and output devices
 B: a system unit
 C: storage and communications devices
 D: application programs
____ holds data, instructions, and information for future use.
 A: Storage
 B: Memory
 C: Input
 D: Output
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
____ software allows data to be stored in an organized fashion, as well as the data to be retrieved, manipulated, and displayed in a variety of formats.
 A: Word processing
 B: Spreadsheet
 C: Database
 D: Presentation graphics
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
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
A ____, such as Web-TV, sits on top of or next to a television set and allows users to access the Internet and navigate Web pages using a device that resembles a remote control.
 A: smart phone
 B: dumb terminal
 C: docking station
 D: set-top box
____ 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
The mouse controls the movement of a symbol on the screen called a(n) ____.
 A: icon
 B: pointer
 C: kiosk
 D: chip
Six common ____ are a floppy disk drive, a Zip drive, a hard disk drive, a CD-ROM drive, a CD-RW drive, and a DVD-ROM drive.
 A: processing devices
 B: communications devices
 C: storage devices
 D: output devices
____ is the key to productive use of computers.
 A: Hardware
 B: Software
 C: Data
 D: Information
Software vendors often bundle and sell applications together as a single unit, called a ____, which costs much less than if the applications are purchased individually.
 A: flat
 B: condo
 C: penthouse
 D: suite
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)

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