Practice Test Chapter 1
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1.
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
2.
A mini-tower model computer usually is ____ inches tall.
 A: 13
 B: 16
 C: 21
 D: 24
3.
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
4.
____ 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
5.
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
6.
Examples of ____ include engineers, architects, desktop publishers, and graphic artists.
 A: home users
 B: small business users
 C: mobile users
 D: power users
7.
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
8.
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
9.
____ holds data, instructions, and information for future use.
 A: Storage
 B: Memory
 C: Input
 D: Output
10.
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
11.
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
12.
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
13.
____ 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
14.
____ write the instructions that direct a computer to process data into information.
 A: Programmers
 B: Systems analysts
 C: Users
 D: Digital assistants
15.
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
16.
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
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.
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
19.
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
20.
____, 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

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