Practice Test Chapter 1
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1.
All of the following are commonly used output devices except ____.
 A: a keyboard
 B: a printer
 C: a monitor
 D: speakers
2.
____, such as encyclopedias, medical dictionaries, or a road atlas, provides valuable and thorough information for everyone in a family.
 A: Financial software
 B: Entertainment software
 C: Educational software
 D: Reference software
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
Some Web sites are called ____ because they allow users to create an online photo album, and they store digital photographs free of charge.
 A: photo-essays
 B: photo opportunities
 C: photo-offsets
 D: photo communities
7.
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
8.
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)
9.
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
10.
____ holds data, instructions, and information for future use.
 A: Storage
 B: Memory
 C: Input
 D: Output
11.
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
12.
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
13.
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)
14.
____ is the key to productive use of computers.
 A: Hardware
 B: Software
 C: Data
 D: Information
15.
The circuitry in the system unit usually is part of or is connected to a circuit board called the ____.
 A: billboard
 B: soundboard
 C: motherboard
 D: snowboard
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 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
18.
____ can be purchased off the shelf from stores that sell computer products.
 A: Packaged software
 B: Freeware
 C: Public-domain software
 D: Shareware
19.
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
20.
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

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