Practice Test Chapter 1
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1.
____, 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
2.
A mini-tower model computer usually is ____ inches tall.
 A: 13
 B: 16
 C: 21
 D: 24
3.
Most users connect to the Internet in one of two ways: through a(n) ____.
 A: application service provider (ASP) or an online service provider (OSP)
 B: Internet service provider (ISP) or an network service provider (NSP)
 C: online service provider (OSP) or an Internet service provider (ISP)
 D: network service provider (NSP) or an application service provider (ASP)
4.
____ 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
5.
A computing phrase, known as ____ points, out that the accuracy of a computer's output depends on the accuracy of the input.
 A: for what it's worth (FWIW)
 B: what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG)
 C: garbage in, garbage out (GIGO)
 D: nothing ventured, nothing gained (NVNG)
6.
A(n) ____ is an electronic device that contains many microscopic pathways that carry electrical current.
 A: icon
 B: pointer
 C: kiosk
 D: chip
7.
Examples of ____ include engineers, architects, desktop publishers, and graphic artists.
 A: home users
 B: small business users
 C: mobile users
 D: power users
8.
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
9.
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
10.
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)
11.
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
12.
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
13.
All of the following are commonly used output devices except ____.
 A: a keyboard
 B: a printer
 C: a monitor
 D: speakers
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.
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
16.
Web pages are accessed and viewed using a software program called a Web ____.
 A: enabler
 B: browser
 C: server
 D: scanner
17.
____ write the instructions that direct a computer to process data into information.
 A: Programmers
 B: Systems analysts
 C: Users
 D: Digital assistants
18.
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
19.
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
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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