Practice Test Chapter 1
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1.
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
2.
____ is the key to productive use of computers.
 A: Hardware
 B: Software
 C: Data
 D: Information
3.
____ write the instructions that direct a computer to process data into information.
 A: Programmers
 B: Systems analysts
 C: Users
 D: Digital assistants
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
____ holds data, instructions, and information for future use.
 A: Storage
 B: Memory
 C: Input
 D: Output
8.
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
9.
Some programming languages, such as ____, allow programmers to develop applications that run on the Internet.
 A: COBOL
 B: JavaScript
 C: FORTRAN
 D: Visual Basic
10.
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
11.
____ 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
12.
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
13.
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
14.
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
15.
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)
16.
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
17.
____, 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
18.
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
19.
A ____ consists of a thin, circular, flexible disk enclosed in a plastic shell.
 A: CD-ROM
 B: floppy disk
 C: DVD-ROM
 D: hard disk
20.
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

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