Practice Test Chapter 1
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1.
A(n) ____ is an electronic device that contains many microscopic pathways that carry electrical current.
 A: icon
 B: pointer
 C: kiosk
 D: chip
2.
Examples of ____ include engineers, architects, desktop publishers, and graphic artists.
 A: home users
 B: small business users
 C: mobile users
 D: power users
3.
For an information system to provide accurate, timely, and useful information, the ____.
 A: hardware must be reliable and capable of handling the expected workload
 B: software must be developed carefully and tested thoroughly
 C: data entered must be accurate
 D: all of the above
4.
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
5.
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)
6.
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
7.
A ____ is a type of compact disc that has tremendous storage capacities, enough for a full-length movie.
 A: DVD-ROM
 B: CD-RW
 C: CVD-ROM
 D: DV-RW
8.
All of the following are commonly used output devices except ____.
 A: a keyboard
 B: a printer
 C: a monitor
 D: speakers
9.
____ 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
10.
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
11.
Web pages are accessed and viewed using a software program called a Web ____.
 A: enabler
 B: browser
 C: server
 D: scanner
12.
____ write the instructions that direct a computer to process data into information.
 A: Programmers
 B: Systems analysts
 C: Users
 D: Digital assistants
13.
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
14.
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
15.
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
16.
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
17.
On a typical notebook computer, the ____.
 A: keyboard is located on top of the system unit, the monitor attaches to the system unit with a hinge, and the drives are built into the system unit
 B: monitor is located on top of the system unit, the drives attach to the system unit with a hinge, and the keyboard is built into the system unit
 C: drives are located on top of the system unit, the keyboard attaches to the system unit with a hinge, and the monitor is built into the system unit
 D: keyboard is located on top of the system unit, the drives attach to the system unit with a hinge, and the monitor is built into the system unit
18.
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)
19.
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
20.
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

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