Practice Test Chapter 1
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A mini-tower model computer usually is ____ inches tall.
 A: 13
 B: 16
 C: 21
 D: 24
Users with mobile computing needs, such as business travelers, often have a ____.
 A: mainframe
 B: notebook computer
 C: supercomputer
 D: desktop computer
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
____ 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
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
____ 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
Examples of ____ include engineers, architects, desktop publishers, and graphic artists.
 A: home users
 B: small business users
 C: mobile users
 D: power users
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
The mouse controls the movement of a symbol on the screen called a(n) ____.
 A: icon
 B: pointer
 C: kiosk
 D: chip
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
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
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
A ____ is a type of compact disc that has tremendous storage capacities, enough for a full-length movie.
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)
____ is the key to productive use of computers.
 A: Hardware
 B: Software
 C: Data
 D: Information
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
____ software allows numbers arranged in rows and columns to be calculated.
 A: Word processing
 B: Spreadsheet
 C: Database
 D: Presentation graphics
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
____ write the instructions that direct a computer to process data into information.
 A: Programmers
 B: Systems analysts
 C: Users
 D: Digital assistants
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)

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