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CSIT 105 Exam 1

1)

Being ________ means being familiar enough with computers that you understand their capabilities and limitations.      (1 point)

technology literate         

computer competent      

computer savvy              

computer literate            

2)

Unwanted or junk e-mail is called ________.         (1 point)

 spam      

spyware              

adware               

software             

3)

The process of searching huge amounts of data with the hope of finding a pattern is called ________.          (1 point)

data retrieval      

data searching   

data mining        

data warehousing           

4)

The technology called QR codes stands for ________.      (1 point)

quiet reader        

quick response   

quiet response   

quick reaction     

5)

One potential application of ________ is to provide sight to the blind.    (1 point)

VeriChips           

biomedical chip implants           

RFID tags          

patient simulators           

6)

Which of the following is an example of data mining?      (1 point)

An Excel spreadsheet listing all employees and their annual salaries in a random order          

A printout of all sales taken from the register at the end of the day     

Raw data from questionnaires given at the mall            

Amazon providing you with a list of books you might enjoy               

7)

The difference between people with access to computers and the Internet and those without this access is known as the ________.        (1 point)

digital divide      

Web divide        

Internet divide               

broadband divide           

8)

Which of the following software can best be used to help create digital art?      (1 point)

Microsoft Word             

Microsoft Excel             

Adobe Illustrator           

Adobe Acrobat              

9)

________ is the gathering together of groups of people using online tools to connect and exchange ideas.     (1 point)

Affective computing      

Collaborative consumption        

Information technology             

Social networking          

10)

The crisis-mapping tool ________ can collect information to make instantly and publicly available for use in emergencies.   (1 point)

The Witness Project       

data mining        

Marahabaa          

Ushahidi             

11)

Analyzing computer systems to gather potential legal evidence is ________.      (1 point)

computer detectives       

forensics detectives        

computer forensics         

computer enforcement               

12)

Joining together as a group to use a specific product more efficiently is called ________.        (1 point)

creative surplus              

collaborative consumption         

social networking           

affective computing       

13)

Affective computing is ________.    (1 point)

being able to recognize human fingerprints       

speaking human language          

computing that relates to emotions        

performing calculations faster than humans      

14)

What’s the best type of computer for a sales rep who travels extensively and often needs to take notes and show product spec pages to clients in their offices, but has no need for high-performance graphics?(1 point)

All-In-One PC               

Tablet PC           

PC Notebook      

15)

Which of the following is the best reason why somebody might choose a Mac Book Pro?        (1 point)

Needs a portable system with Internet access.              

Needs access to a portable system that can be used to present PowerPoint Presentations.      

Needs a portable system with high-performance graphical capabilities.            

16)

Which of the following is not a computer peripheral?      (1 point)

Printer   

Motherboard       

Keyboard and mouse     

17)

Which of the following is your computer’s main memory that holds programs, data, and instructions currently in use for quick access by the processor?    (1 point)

RAM       

USB Flash          

ROM      

18)

Computers use the ________ language consisting of 0s and 1s.    (1 point)

symbol   

system   

binary     

byte        

19)

Which of the following is the largest unit of measure for the size of a computer file?   (1 point)

Petabyte             

Megabyte           

Gigabyte            

Terabyte                     

20)

Any part of the computer that you can touch is called ________.            (1 point)

software             

hardware            

operating system            

input       

21)

The term “bit” is short for ________.         (1 point)

megabyte            

binary digit         

binary number   

binary language              

22)

What type of computer is the Apple iPad?(1 point)

Netbook             

Tablet computer             

Notebook           

Tablet PC            

23)

The ________ contains the central electronic components of the computer.       (1 point)

system unit         

peripheral unit   

input unit            

motherboard       

24)

In binary language, each letter of the alphabet, each number, and each special character is made up of a unique combination of ________.    (1 point)

eight characters              

eight kilobytes   

eight bits            

eight bytes          

25)

A keyboard and mouse are examples of ________ devices.          (1 point)

storage   

output     

input       

processing          

26)

Apple developed ________ Mouse, which is the first multitouch wireless mouse.          (1 point)

Taboo     

Magic     

Trick       

Touch     

27)

________ is the abbreviation for the place in the computer where the programs and data the computer is currently using are stored.   (1 point)

CPU       

ROM      

RAM      

USB       

28)

RAM is a ________ storage location.          (1 point)

nonvolatile         

permanent          

network              

volatile               

29)

Large, expensive computers that support many users simultaneously are called ________.     (1 point)

powercomputers             

mainframes         

supercomputers              

maxicomputers               

30)

________ is the applied science concerned with designing and arranging machines and furniture so that people use so that the people using them aren’t subjected to an uncomfortable or unsafe experience.            (1 point)

Occupational safety       

Positioning         

Ergonomics        

Repetitive strain prevention       

31)

Which tool would you use in Internet Explorer to return to the page you just viewed?            (1 point)

Refresh               

Press ENTER     

The Back button             

32)

How would you reply to an e-mail you’ve received that has multiple recipients, all of whom you would like to see your reply?          (1 point)

Click Forward   

Click Reply to All           

Click Reply         

33)

Facebook and YouTube are considered to be ________ Web sites.         (1 point)

social networking           

phishing              

e-commerce        

business-to-business       

34)

A computer connected to the Internet that asks for data is a ________.(1 point)

client      

backbone            

client/server network      

server       

35)

Podcasts enable you to ________.    (1 point)

post journal entries on the Web             

edit video files over the Web     

communicate with friends in real time               

deliver audio/video files via RSS          

36)

The unique identification number assigned to your computer when you connect to the Internet is known by all of the following, EXCEPT ________.         (1 point)

dotted period     

dotted decimal               

dotted quad        

IP address          

37)

Using the Web to communicate and share information with our friends and others is known as ________.  (1 point)

friend networking          

e-mailing            

instant messaging           

social networking           

38)

All of the following are examples of multimedia, EXCEPT ________.   (1 point)

graphics              

text         

MP3 music files             

streaming video              

39)

All of the following are tips for professional e-mail etiquette, EXCEPT ________.       (1 point)

include a meaningful subject line           

use abbreviations such as “u”, “r”, and “BRB” to keep the e-mail message shorter       

be concise and to the point        

use spell-checker and proofread before sending            

40)

The “s” in “https” stands for ________.    (1 point)

secure socket line           

secure socket lock          

secure socket link           

secure socket layer         

41)

A ________ is a Web site where anyone can add, remove, or edit its content.    (1 point)

wiki        

blog        

webcast              

podcast               

42)

The unique address for a particular Web site is the ________.    (1 point)

protocol              

domain name      

URL       

path        

43)

Podcasts deliver their content using ________.      (1 point)

Google Reader               

iTunes     

Aggregator         

Really Simple Syndication         

44)

A subset of e-commerce that uses social networks to assist in marketing and purchasing products is known as ________.       (1 point)

social business   

social shopping               

social commerce             

social enterprise              

45)

Match the following terms to their definition:        (5 points)

Terms Definitions
WWWan application program used to view the Web
browserelectronic communication
Internet  a tool used to locate information on the Web
search engine  a large network of networks
e-mail  the means of accessing information over the Internet

46)

Which tool would you use if you wanted to trim a half-inch from the left side of a digital photograph? (1 point)

Crop       

Resize     

Trim         

47)

Where would you find answers to common questions about a product?            (1 point)

About     

FAQs     

Sitemap              

48)

Where would you go to see how much RAM is installed on your computer?     (1 point)

Right-click the C: drive in Windows Explorer and click Properties.     

In the System section of the Control Panel.       

In the Help and Support window.         

49)

Software refers to a set of instructions that tells the computer what to do. These instruction sets are called ________.       (1 point)

databases            

devices               

programs            

peripherals          

50)

The general software you use to do tasks at home, school, or work is known as ________ software.(1 point)

commercial         

application          

open source        

system   

51)

______ software is the software that helps run the computer and coordinate instructions between the computer and the hardware devices.          (1 point)

Application        

System               

Backup               

Recovery            

52)

The cell address C5 indicates that the cell ________.         (1 point)

contains a label value of “C5”   

is at column C, row 5 of the worksheet             

is used in a formula involving the value “C5”   

is at row C, column 5 of the worksheet             

53)

In a spreadsheet, equations that use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division operators, as well as values and cell references are called ________.      (1 point)

functions            

calculations         

formulas             

values     

54)

The appropriate software to use for creating research papers is ________.       (1 point)

database software          

spreadsheet software     

word processing software          

presentation software     

55)

The type of software that is best used to create a simple budget is ________.     (1 point)

spreadsheet software     

database software          

word processing software          

presentation software     

56)

________ software helps you manage e-mail, contacts, calendars, and tasks in one place.        (1 point)

Personal information manager               

Spreadsheet        

Database             

Word processing            

57)

QuickBooks and Peachtree are examples of ________ software.(1 point)

accounting          

course management        

gaming               

educational         

58)

Software that does “back office” operations and processing functions such as billing, production, inventory management, and human resources management is called ________.     (1 point)

enterprise resource planning software   

accounting software       

customer relationship management software     

project management software   

59)

All of the following are types of multimedia and entertainment software, EXCEPT ________.          (1 point)

digital audio software   

productivity software   

gaming software            

drawing software           

60)

Computer-aided design software is used primarily by ________.            (1 point)

airline pilots to navigate             

project managers to track tasks              

game makers to create games     

engineers to create models         

61)

The ________ is(are) the group of programs that controls how your computer functions.       (1 point)

application software       

utility programs              

operating system            

user interface      

62)

The ________ of the operating system enables the user to communicate with the computer system.(1 point)

window              

user interface      

network adapter card     

modem               

63)

Which of the following was the first widely used operating system installed in personal computers?  (1 point)

Symbian OS       

Microsoft Windows       

MS-DOS            

Linux      

64)

Robotic cameras used by television stations for sports events require a ________ operating system.   (1 point)

multiuser            

real-time             

single-user, multitask     

single-user, single-task               

65)

Which of the following operating systems is used primarily with mainframes as a network operating system?            (1 point)

Symbian OS       

Windows Vista              

Mac OS              

UNIX     

66)

More than 50% of smartphones use an operating system developed by ________.       (1 point)

Google               

Apple     

Symbian             

Microsoft           

67)

Which of the following is the first step in the boot process?         (1 point)

The OS is loaded into RAM.     

The BIOS is activated by turning on the computer.      

The BIOS checks that all devices are in place.              

Configuration and customization settings are checked.            

68)

The basic input/output system is stored on a ________ chip.        (1 point)

CMOS   

CPU       

ROM      

RAM      

69)

Which of the following does NOT occur during the power-on self-test?(1 point)

The video card and video memory are tested.               

The BIOS is identified.             

Memory is tested.          

The OS is moved into RAM.     

70)

Errors in computer software are called ________.            (1 point)

spiders   

bugs        

insects   

ants         

71)

The location of a file is specified by its ________.  (1 point)

file type              

file extension      

drive letter          

file path              

72)

The process of optimizing RAM storage by borrowing hard drive space is called ________.   (1 point)

page file             

thrashing            

virtual memory               

swap file             

73)

Which of the following types of programs help manage system resources such as the hard drive?     (1 point)

Productivity software    

Application software     

Utility programs             

Application programming interfaces      

74)

You can use the Windows ________ to check on a nonresponsive program.      (1 point)

System Restore              

Explorer             

Task Manager     

Backup utility   

75)

Which utility takes out redundancies in a file to reduce the file size?      (1 point)

File Compression           

Error-Checking              

Disk Cleanup     

System Restore              

76)

The rule of thumb that predicts that CPU capacity will double every two years is called ________.   (1 point)

Intel’s Law         

Express Rule      

Moore’s Law      

CPU Rule           

77)

The dominant system processors on the market are made by ________.            (1 point)

Apple     

Intel        

Microsoft           

AMD      

78)

Which of the following activities is carried out by the arithmetic logic unit (ALU)?      (1 point)

Movement of read/write heads              

Creation of virtual memory        

Completion of all arithmetic calculations          

Coordination of all other computer components           

79)

All of the following are part of the machine cycle, EXCEPT ________.(1 point)

fetch       

encode   

store       

execute               

80)

The CPU consists of which two parts?       (1 point)

The control unit and the arithmetic logic unit   

The control unit and the front side bus              

The arithmetic logic unit and the front side bus            

The control unit and cache memory       

81)

Running the CPU at a faster speed than the manufacturer recommends is called ________.  (1 point)

fetching              

clock speed        

overclocking       

hyperthreading               

82)

The amount of RAM recommended for most systems today is measured in ________.            (1 point)

KB         

gigahertz            

megahertz           

GB         

83)

RAM is an example of ________ storage.   (1 point)

permanent          

nonvolatile         

volatile               

mobile   

84)

A ________ uses electronic memory and has no motors or moving parts.           (1 point)

mechanical hard drive   

solid state drive              

digital video disc           

Blu-ray disc        

85)

Running the Disk Defragmenter utility will ________.     (1 point)

detect and remove spyware       

make the hard drive work more efficiently       

clear out temporary Internet files           

clean out your Startup folder     

86)

Running the Disk Cleanup utility is a quick way to ________.     (1 point)

clean out your Startup folder     

defrag your hard drive               

remove spyware programs         

clear out unnecessary files         

87)

Video cards include their own RAM.          (1 point)

true

 false

88)

You can add unlimited RAM to any computer.     (1 point)

false

 true

89)

Accessing data from the hard drive to send to the CPU is faster than accessing data from RAM.      (1 point)

false

true

90)

Solid state drives have no platters or motors.         (1 point)

false

true

91)

The ________ computer had no keyboard or monitor and used switches on the front of it to enter data using 0s and 1s.        (1 point)

TRS-80               

Apple II             

Commodore PET           

Altair      

92)

The ________ was the first portable computer.     (1 point)

IBM PC             

Osborne              

Apple Macintosh             

Commodore PET           

93)

What programming language revolutionized the software industry because beginning students could learn it easily?(1 point)

ALGOL             

COBOL             

FORTRAN        

BASIC               

94)

Released in 1984, the Apple Macintosh was the first computer brought to market that used a graphical user interface (GUI).         (1 point)

false

true

95)

A compiler is a program that translates computer language instructions into English language.         (1 point)

false

 true

96)

Match the following issues with the appropriate example:           (5 points)

IssuesExamples
cyberbullying  protection afforded to creators of intellectual property          
amoral behavior   the study of the general nature of morals and the specific moral choices made by individuals              
copyrightnot conforming to a set of approved behavioral standards   
unethical behavior  having no sense of right and wrong and no interest in the moral consequences           
ethics  harassing people by electronic means

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