Practice Test Chapter 1
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1.
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
2.
All of the following are commonly used output devices except ____.
 A: a keyboard
 B: a printer
 C: a monitor
 D: speakers
3.
____ write the instructions that direct a computer to process data into information.
 A: Programmers
 B: Systems analysts
 C: Users
 D: Digital assistants
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
Some programming languages, such as ____, allow programmers to develop applications that run on the Internet.
 A: COBOL
 B: JavaScript
 C: FORTRAN
 D: Visual Basic
9.
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
10.
____ is the key to productive use of computers.
 A: Hardware
 B: Software
 C: Data
 D: Information
11.
A mini-tower model computer usually is ____ inches tall.
 A: 13
 B: 16
 C: 21
 D: 24
12.
A(n) ____ is an electronic device that contains many microscopic pathways that carry electrical current.
 A: icon
 B: pointer
 C: kiosk
 D: chip
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.
____ 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
15.
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
16.
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
17.
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
18.
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
19.
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
20.
An example of a(n) ____ is an uninstaller, which removes a program that has been installed on a computer.
 A: operating system
 B: application program
 C: user interface
 D: utility program

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