Practice Test Chapter 1
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Today, the terms PC and compatible refer to any personal computer that ____.
 A: is based on specifications of the original IBM personal computer
 B: uses the Macintosh operating system
 C: is based on specifications of the original Apple personal computer
 D: uses a graphical user interface
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
All of the following are commonly used output devices except ____.
 A: a keyboard
 B: a printer
 C: a monitor
 D: speakers
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)
____ can be purchased off the shelf from stores that sell computer products.
 A: Packaged software
 B: Freeware
 C: Public-domain software
 D: Shareware
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
____ are capable of processing more than 12 trillion instructions in a single second and are used in applications requiring complex, sophisticated mathematical calculation.
 A: Handheld computers
 B: Mainframes
 C: Internet appliances
 D: Supercomputers
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
A ____ is a type of compact disc that has tremendous storage capacities, enough for a full-length movie.
____ 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
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
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
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
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
The user interface controls how data and instructions are ____.
 A: processed and how information is communicated on a network
 B: entered and how information is displayed on the screen
 C: processed and how information is displayed on the screen
 D: entered and how information is communicated on a network
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)
Users with mobile computing needs, such as business travelers, often have a ____.
 A: mainframe
 B: notebook computer
 C: supercomputer
 D: desktop computer
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
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
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

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