Computer Science Exam 1

Inkjet printers and laser printers are examples of ________ printers.
A) impact
B) nonimpact
C) thermal
D) dot-matrix
B) nonimpact
A(n) ________ is an input device that looks like a pen.
A) stylus
B) e-rod
C) pointer
D) joystick
A) stylus
All of the following are examples of nonvolatile storage EXCEPT ________.
A) RAM
B) USB drive
C) hard disk drive
D) DVD
A) RAM
________ is the abbreviation for the place in the computer where the programs and data the computer is currently using are temporarily stored.
A) USB B) RAM C) ROM D) CPU
B) RAM
The area that holds all the instructions the computer needs to start up when it is powered on is ________.
A) RAM B) the USB C) the CPU D) ROM
D) ROM
________ computers are specially designed computer chips that reside inside other devices such as a car.
A) Embedded B) Netbook C) Tablet D) Desktop
A) Embedded
________ is concerned with the design and arrangement of machines and furniture to avoid uncomfortable or
unsafe experiences.
A) Repetitive strain prevention
B) Positioning
C) Ergonomics
D) Occupational safety
C) Ergonomics
In binary language, each letter of the alphabet, each number, and each special symbol is made up of a unique
combination of eight ________.
A) bits B) characters C) kilobytes D) bytes
A) bits
The most common type of monitor is a(n) ________.
A) organic light-emitting diode (OLED)
B) light-emitting diode (LED)
C) cathode ray tube (CRT)
D) liquid crystal display (LCD)
D) liquid crystal display (LCD)
Which of the following is the smallest unit of measure?
A) Petabyte B) Megabyte C) Gigabyte D) Terabyte
B) Megabyte
An Apple iPad and a Samsung Galaxy Tab are examples of ________ computers.
A) desktop B) tablet C) netbook D) laptop
B) tablet
Which port is the most common port found on today’s computing devices?
A) Universal serial bus (USB)
B) Parallel
C) Ethernet
D) FireWire
A) Universal serial bus (USB)
All of the following are ways to avoid injuries when working on computers EXCEPT ________.
A) purchasing an adjustable chair
B) placing a monitor at least 12″ from the eyes
C) ensuring proper lighting
D) taking breaks
B) placing a monitor at least 12″ from the eyes
Apple’s OS X and Microsoft Windows are examples of ________ software.
A) application
B) communication
C) utility
D) operating system
D) operating system
Dropbox is an example of ________.
A) Bluetooth technology
B) SSD
C) optical storage
D) cloud storage
D) cloud storage
A keyboard and mouse are examples of ________ devices.
A) input B) processing C) storage D) output
A) input
A(n)________ CPU has two processing paths, allowing it to process more than one instruction at a time.
A) all-in-one B) dual-mode C) dual-core D) bimodal
C) dual-core
Which of the following computers supports many simultaneous users and manages large amounts of data?
A) Mainframe computer
B) Embedded computer
C) Desktop computer
D) Supercomputer
A) Mainframe computer
The ________ contains the central electronic components of the computer.
A) peripheral unit
B) arithmetic/logic unit
C) motherboard
D) input unit
C) motherboard
Flash drives plug into a(n) ________.
A) drive bay
B) serial port
C) expansion slot
D) USB port
D) USB port
Which of the following optical storage media has the greatest storage capacity?
A) BD B) DVD C) SSD D) CD
A) BD
A(n) ________ is where a peripheral device can attach to a computer so that data can be exchanged between it
and the operating system.
A) expansion bus B) port C) drive D) slot
B) port
Which computer port can transmit uncompressed audio and video?
A) USB B) HDMI C) LCD D) VGA
B) HDMI
Which of the following is NOT a system used with touch screens?
A) Capacitive
B) Resistive
C) Inductive
D) Surface acoustic wave
C) inductive
A ________ enables your computer to connect to other computers or to the Internet.
A) network interface card (NIC)
B) controller card
C) video card
D) sound card
A) network interface card (NIC)
________ printers have tiny hammer-like keys that strike the paper through an inked ribbon.
A) Laser B) Nonimpact C) Impact D) Inkjet
C) Impact
All of the following are names for a flash drive EXCEPT ________ drive.
A) thumb B) hard C) jump D) USB
B) hard
The number of pixels displayed on the screen is known as ________.
A) aspect ratio
B) brightness resolution
C) screen resolution
D) contrast ratio
C) screen resolution
Computers use ________ language consisting of 0s and 1s.
A) system B) binary C) byte D) symbol
B) byte
RAM is a ________ storage location.
A) volatile B) peripheral C) nonvolatile D) permanent
A) volatile
The unique address for a particular website is the ________.
A) domain section B) client C) URL D) protocol
C) URL
Which of the following are personal video journal entries posted on the web?
A) Podcasts B) Newsgroups C) Blogs D) Vlogs
D) Vlogs
The browser feature where tabs are independent of each other is known as ________.
A) pinned tabs
B) free tabs
C) tab isolation
D) privacy browsing
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The web is based on the ________ Protocol.
A) Hypertext Transmit
B) Hypertext Trade
C) Hypertext Transfer
D) Hypertext Translate
C) Hypertext Transfer
The unique identification number assigned to your computer when you connect to the Internet is known as all
of the following EXCEPT ________.
A) IP address
B) dotted quad
C) dotted decimal
D) path
D) path
Which of the following top-level domains identifies a degree-granting institution?
A) .gov B) .net C) .info D) .edu
D) .edu
Podcasts enable you to ________.
A) edit video files over the web
B) communicate with friends in real time
C) post journal entries on the web
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D) deliver audio/video files via RSS
________ media are continuously fed to your browser so you do not have to wait for the entire file to completely
download before listening to or watching it.
A) Hyperlinked
B) Top-level
C) Streaming
D) Tagged
C) Streaming
In the URL http://www.microsoft.com/surface, the portion labeled “surface” is the ________.
A) protocol
B) domain name
C) top-level domain
D) path
D) path
A(n) ________ system requires a program, such as Microsoft Outlook, to be installed on your computer, and
when the program is opened, your e-mail is downloaded to your computer.
A) consumer-to-consumer (C2C)
B) web-based e-mail
C) e-mail client
D) business-to-consumer (B2C)
C) e-mail client
________ is a professional, business-oriented social networking site.
A) Twitter B) Flickr C) Picasa D) LinkedIn
D) LinkedIn
In the URL http://www.microsoft.com/surface, the portion labeled “.com” is the ________.
A) domain name
B) protocol
C) top-level domain
D) host
C) top-level domain
A subset of e-commerce that uses social networks to assist in marketing and purchasing products is known as
social ________.
A) shopping B) business C) commerce D) enterprise
C) commerce
All of the following are types of e-commerce business EXCEPT ________.
A) B2C B) C2C C) B2B D) C2B
D) C2B
Which of the following is NOT a feature of the most popular web browsers?
A) Thumbnail preview
B) Tacked browsing
C) Pinned tabs
D) Session restore
B) tacked browsing
Which of the following is a feature of Live bookmarks?
A) Streams live television programs
B) Enables you to pin your favorite website images
C) Broadcasts webinars
D) Adds RSS technology to bookmarks
D) Adds RSS technology to bookmarks
The World Wide Web was based on a protocol developed by ________.
A) the U.S. government
B) Tim Berners-Lee
C) Microsoft
D) Apple
B) Tim Berners-Lee
All of the following are tips for professional e-mail etiquette EXCEPT ________.
A) be concise and to the point
B) include a meaningful subject line
C) use abbreviations such as “u,” “r,” and “BRB” to keep the e-mail message shorter
D) use spell-checker and proofread before sending
C) use abbreviations such as “u,” “r,” and “BRB” to keep the e-mail message shorter
In the URL http://www.microsoft.com/surface, the portion labeled “http” is the ________.
A) protocol
B) path
C) top-level domain
D) domain name
A) protocol
The “fathers” of the Internet are Vinton Cerf and ________.
A) Tim Berners-Lee
B) Robert Cailliau
C) Bill Gates
D) Robert Kahn
D) Robert Kahn
A computer connected to the Internet that asks for data is a ________.
A) client B) surrogate C) aggregator D) server
A) client
All of the following are examples of software suites EXCEPT ________.
A) Apache OpenOffice
B) Microsoft OneNote
C) Apple iWork
D) Microsoft Office 2013
B) Microsoft OneNote
Unwanted or unneeded software included by manufacturers on new computers is called ________.
A) adware
B) malware
C) shareware
D) bloatware
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D) bloatware
QuarkXPress is an example of ________ software.
A) video-editing
B) image-editing
C) desktop publishing
D) presentation
C) desktop publishing
Multimedia software includes all of the following EXCEPT________.
A) utility software
B) audio-editing software
C) animation software
D) image-editing software
A) utility software
Using applications on smartphones and tablets to buy and sell products is known as ________ commerce.
A) remote B) smart C) mobile D) web
C) mobile
You can obtain software through ________, in which a vendor hosts the software online over the Internet and
you do not have to install it on your computer.
A) Proprietary as a Service
B) Software as a Service
C) Webware as a Service
D) Open Source as a Service
B) Software as a Service
Which of the following is the most common audio compression format?
A) WMA B) AU C) MP3 D) WAV
C) MP3
A(n) ________ software installation enables you to decide which features you want to install on the hard drive.
A) upgrade B) partial C) custom D) full
C) custom
The intersection of a row and column in a spreadsheet program is known as a ________.
A) function B) cell C) label D) formula
B) cell
________ software helps run the computer and coordinates instructions between other software and the
hardware devices.
A) System
B) Recovery
C) Productivity
D) Application
A) system
A(n) ________ software installation copies all the most commonly used files and programs from the distribution disc to your computer’s hard drive.
A) new B) custom C) upgrade D) full
D) full
Dreamweaver is an example of ________ software.
A) accounting
B) course management
C) desktop publishing
D) web page design
D) web page design
All of the following are examples of database software EXCEPT ________.
A) Access B) MySQL C) OneNote D) Oracle
C) OneNote
Web-based application software is software that ________.
A) is installed by the computer manufacturer
B) is stored completely on a web server instead of your hard drive
C) does not need an Internet connection
D) is always free
B) is stored completely on a web server instead of your hard drive
Which of the following is NOT a social networking site?
A) iTunes B) YouTube C) Facebook D) LinkedIn
A) iTunes
A(n) ________ is a usually a live broadcast of audio or video content.
A) Podcast B) Webcast C) Wiki D) Instant message
B) Webcast
A(n) ________ is a navigation aid that shows the path you have taken to get to a web page or where the page is
located within the website.
A) index
B) navigation bar
C) cookie trail
D) breadcrumb trail
D) breadcrumb trail
Adobe Reader, Flash Player, and QuickTime Player are examples of software programs called ________.
A) plug-ins B) aggregators C) helpers D) browsers
A) plug-ins
Which of the following is NOT a precaution to take when shopping online?
A) Avoid making online transactions on a public computer.
B) When placing an order, make sure you receive a confirmation number.
C) Shop at well-known, reputable sites.
D) Pay with a debit card, not a credit card.
D) Pay with a debit card, not a credit card
The concept of the Internet was developed in response to the ________ War.
A) Vietnam B) Korean C) Cold D) Gulf
C) Cold
A ________ allows visitors to add, remove, or edit its content.
A) blog B) wiki C) chat D) podcast
B) wiki
A ________ is a personal journal posted on the web.
A) webcast B) blog C) podcast D) wiki
B)blog
Software that enables you to display and interact with text and other media on the web is a web ________.
A) browser B) server C) client D) agent
A) browser
A Microsoft ________ account allows you to store and share files in the cloud.
A) Drive B) iCloud C) OneDrive D) Dropbox
C) OneDrive
All of the following are tips for a great presentation EXCEPT ________.
A) keep the font size large enough to be read from the back of the room
B) use images to convey a thought or illustrate a point
C) limit bullet points per slide to 4-6
D) use a variety of animations on most slides to keep audience attention
D) use a variety of animations on most slides to keep audience attention
The appropriate software to use for creating research papers is ________ software.
A) spreadsheet
B) word processing
C) presentation
D) database
B) word processing
To remove red eye from a digital image, you would use software such as ________.
A) Apple Keynote
B) Adobe Photoshop
C) Adobe Acrobat
D) Microsoft PowerPoint
B) Adobe Photoshop
All of the following are types of multimedia and entertainment software EXCEPT ________.
A) drawing software
B) digital audio software
C) productivity software
D) gaming software
C) productivity software
When using a spreadsheet, SUM in the expression =SUM(B10:B16), is called a(n) ________.
A) operant B) function C) operator D) formula
B) function
In databases, a category of data is called a ________.
A) field B) record C) worksheet D) table
A) field
AND, OR, and NOT are examples of ________ operators.
A) keyword B) relational C) Boolean D) Jacobian
C) Boolean
Which of the following is NOT a proprietary instant messaging (IM) service?
A) LinkedIn Messenger
B) Yahoo! Messenger
C) AIM
D) Google Chat
A) LinkedIn Messenger
The “s” in “https” stands for for ________ socket layer.
A) server B) social C) secure D) semantic
C) secure
The Internet is ________.
A) the same as the web
B) an internal communication system for businesses
C) a large network of networks
D) a communication system for the U.S. military
C) a large network of networks
________ software helps you manage e-mail, contacts, calendars, and tasks in the same application.
A) Note-taking
B) Presentation
C) Spreadsheet
D) Personal information manager
D) Personal information manager
Peachtree is an example of ________ software.
A) accounting
B) gaming
C) educational
D) course management
A) accounting
Which of the following is NOT an example of a general productivity software application?
A) spreadsheet
B) personal information management
C) word processing
D) image editing
D) image editing
Software designed for real estate agents is an example of ________ software.
A) vertical market
B) general business
C) e-commerce
D) project management
A) vertical market
Computer-aided design software is used by ________.
A) project managers to track tasks
B) game makers to create games
C) web designers to create websites
D) architects to create virtual models
D) architects to create virtual models
Apache OpenOffice is an example of a(n) ________ productivity suite.
A) system
B) desktop publishing
C) web-based
D) open source
D) open source
________ software is used to perform calculations and numerical analyses.
A) Presentation
B) Personal information manager
C) Spreadsheet
D) Database
C) Spreadsheet
Software that manages “back office” functions such as billing, production, inventory management, and human
resources management is called ________ software.
A) enterprise resource planning
B) accounting
C) customer relationship management
D) project management
A) enterprise resource planning
Blackboard is an example of ________ software.
A) utility
B) gaming
C) drawing
D) course management
D) course management
When using a spreadsheet, the expression =D8-D17 is called a ________.
A) formula B) range C) function D) cell
A) formula