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Multiple Choice(28 questions - 1 point each)
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
____ 1. ____ is free software, but it has been donated for public use and has no copyright restrictions.
a. Shareware c. Freeware
b. Public-domain software d. Packaged software
____ 2. ____ software serves as the interface between the user, the application software, and the computer’s
a. System c. Maintenance
b. Management d. Operational
____ 3. A(n) ____ is a graphical element that a user activates to cause a specific action to take place.
a. button c. menu
b. icon d. title bar
____ 4. ____ is a small image displayed on the screen that represents a program, a document, or some other object.
a. menu c. pointer
b. button d. icon
____ 5. A ____ is a special window that provides information, presents available options, or requests a response.
a. command box c. dialog box
b. shortcut menu d. submenu
____ 6. When computer users ____ a document, the computer sends a copy of the document to a medium such as
a. create c. format
b. print d. edit
____ 7. A(n) ____ is a predefined formula that performs common calculations such as adding the values in a group of
a. algorithm c. problem set
b. function d. label
____ 8. Two popular ____ are Microsoft Office 2007 and Apple iWork.
a. personal information managers c. clip art/image galleries
b. software suites d. application service providers
____ 9. Personal ____ software is software that helps home and small business users create newsletters, brochures,
advertisements, postcards, greeting cards, letterhead, business cards, banners, calendars, logos, and Web
a. CAD c. WBT
b. DTP d. CBT
____ 10. A(n) ____ provides functions related to file and disk management.
a. Web browser c. FTP client
b. file manager d. spyware remover
____ 11. A(n) ____ is a third-party organization that manages and distributes software and services on the Web.
a. VSP c. ISP
b. ASP d. OSP
____ 12. In contrast to most desktop computers, a typical notebook computer usually has about ____ keys.
a. 55 c. 85
b. 70 d. 100
____ 13. A(n) ____ keyboard has a design that reduces the chance of wrist and hand injuries.
a. basal c. strength-building
b. enhanced d. ergonomic
____ 14. A(n) ____ mouse is a mouse that has a rubber or metal ball on its underside, unlike the one shown in Figure
a. mechanical c. optical
b. tracking d. enhanced
____ 15. Touchpads are found most often on ____.
a. notebook computers c. mainframe computers
b. PDAs d. desktop computers
____ 16. A(n) ____ looks similar to a mouse, except it has a window with cross hairs, so the user can see through to the
a. joystick c. trackpad
b. keypad d. cursor
____ 17. A camera set at 1280 x 960 ppi might capture and store 61 images, if it has sufficient storage capacity. Which
of the following is a possible number of images on the camera, if the camera is set at 2592 x 1944 ppi?
a. 24 c. 75
b. 61 d. Any of the above
____ 18. Devices that capture data directly from a source document include all of the following except ____.
a. optical scanners and optical readers
b. bar code readers
c. magnetic-ink character recognition readers
d. portable keyboards
____ 19. A(n) ____ scanner works in a manner similar to a copy machine except it creates a file of the document in
memory instead of a paper copy.
a. drum c. roller
b. baseline d. flatbed
____ 20. Many companies use OCR characters on a(n) ____ document, which is a document that is returned to the
company that creates and sends it.
a. flip c. report
b. inverse d. turnaround
____ 21. In a grocery store, a(n) ____ is a combination of an electronic cash register, bar code reader, and printer.
a. automated teller machine (ATM) c. point of sale (POS) terminal
b. flatbed scanner d. smart display
____ 22. External fingerprint scanners usually plug into a ____ port.
a. SCSI c. MIDI
b. IrDA d. USB
____ 23. Biometric devices measure the shape and size of a person’s hand using a hand ____ system.
a. trigonometry c. calculus
b. algebra d. geometry
____ 24. Setting a monitor to display a higher resolution uses a ____.
a. smaller number of pixels and thus provides a smoother image
b. smaller number of pixels and thus provides a rougher image
c. greater number of pixels and thus provides a smoother image
d. greater number of pixels and thus provides a rougher image
____ 25. Until a few years ago, printing a document required connecting a computer to a printer with a cable via the
____ port on the computer.
a. serial port or IrDA c. FireWire or MIDI
b. parallel port or USB d. SCSI or Bluetooth
____ 26. With ____ printing, a computer or other device transmits output to a printer via radio waves.
a. RF c. Bluetooth
b. mobile d. infrared
____ 27. Digital postage is sometimes known as ____ postage.
a. Web c. Internet
b. virtual d. cyber
____ 28. The print head mechanism on a dot-matrix printer contains ____ pins, depending on the manufacturer and the
a. 3 to 8 c. 9 to 24
b. 6 to 16 d. 12 to 32
Modified True/False(10 questions - 2 points each)
Indicate whether the statement is true or false. If false, change the identified word or phrase to make the statement true.
____ 29. In a worksheet, one or more letters identify each row. _________________________
____ 30. In a worksheet, the intersection of column B and row 6 is referred to as cell 6B.
____ 31. A line chart displays bars of various lengths to show the relationship of data. _________________________
____ 32. In a database, each column, called a field, contains a specific category of data within a record.
____ 33. When pressed, the APPLICATION key displays the Start menu. _________________________
____ 34. For a right-handed user, the left button usually is the secondary mouse button. _________________________
____ 35. The cost of a Web cam usually is less than $50. _________________________
____ 36. To protect against OCR, sit at an arm’s length from a CRT monitor. _________________________
____ 37. With an ink-jet printer, a higher dpi means the drops of ink are larger. _________________________
____ 38. Laser printers for mainframe computers ordinarily use continuous-form paper. _________________________
True/False(10 questions - 1 point each)
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
____ 39. When the Start button shown in Figure 3-3 is clicked, the Start menu is displayed on the Windows Vista
____ 40. During the process of creating, editing, and formatting a document, the computer holds it on a storage
____ 41. One of the more powerful features of spreadsheet software is its capability of recalculating the rest of the
worksheet when data in a worksheet changes.
____ 42. Most personal finance software includes financial planning features, such as analyzing home and personal
loans, preparing income taxes, and managing retirement savings.
____ 43. Educational software seldom includes games or content to make the learning experience more fun.
____ 44. With a lower ppi (pixels per inch), fewer images can be captured and stored in a digital camera.
____ 45. An LCD monitor produces more heat and uses more power than a CRT monitor.
____ 46. Some photo printers can print panoramic photos.
____ 47. Impact printers are noisy because a mechanism strikes against an inked ribbon that physically contacts the
____ 48. Like a band printer, a shuttle-matrix printer prints characters in only one font and size.
Completion (7 questions - 2 points each)
Complete each statement.
49. ____________________ software allows a user to plan, schedule, track, and analyze the events, resources,
and costs of a project.
50. ____________________ software for personal computers includes interactive games, videos, and other
programs designed to support a hobby or provide amusement and enjoyment.
51. A(n) _________________________ is a handheld input device that can detect the presence of light.
52. The _________________________ requires any company with 15 or more employees to make reasonable
attempts to accommodate the needs of physically challenged workers.
53. LCDs are geared for a specific resolution, called the ____________________.
54. Pixel pitch, sometimes called ____________________, is the distance in millimeters between pixels on a
55. A(n) ____________________ is a color printer that produces photo-lab-quality pictures.
Matching(8 questions - 1 point each)
Identify the letter of the choice that best matches the phrase or definition.
a. pasting k. templates
b. interface l. instant messaging
c. accounting m. image editing
d. enterprise n. photo editing
e. multimedia authoring o. personal finance
f. tax preparation p. DTP
g. FTP q. CAD
h. newsreader r. project management
i. WBT s. tables
j. chat rooms t. function
____ 56. The process of transferring an item from a clipboard to a specific location in a document
____ 57. A database consists of a collection of these, organized in rows and columns
____ 58. The programs within software suites normally use a similar one of these
____ 59. Newer versions of this kind of software support online credit checks, billing, and direct deposit
____ 60. Requires special computing solutions because of its size and large geographic distribution
____ 61. Decreases the laborious manual drafting that design processes can require
____ 62. Kind of software that determines where users are spending their money
____ 63. Integrated into some operating systems
29. F, column
30. F, B6
33. F, WINDOWS
34. F, primary
35. F, 100
36. F, EMR
37. F, smaller
38. F, Line
49. Project management
51. light pen
52. Americans with Disabilities Act
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
53. native resolution
54. dot pitch
55. photo printer