Practice Test Chapter 1
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1.
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
2.
____ is the key to productive use of computers.
 A: Hardware
 B: Software
 C: Data
 D: Information
3.
All of the following are commonly used output devices except ____.
 A: a keyboard
 B: a printer
 C: a monitor
 D: speakers
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.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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
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.
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
11.
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
12.
Examples of ____ include engineers, architects, desktop publishers, and graphic artists.
 A: home users
 B: small business users
 C: mobile users
 D: power users
13.
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
14.
Some programming languages, such as ____, allow programmers to develop applications that run on the Internet.
 A: COBOL
 B: JavaScript
 C: FORTRAN
 D: Visual Basic
15.
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)
16.
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
17.
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
18.
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)
19.
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
20.
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

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