CSIT 105 Exam 1
Being ________ means being familiar enough with computers that you understand their capabilities and limitations. (1 point)
Unwanted or junk e-mail is called ________. (1 point)
The process of searching huge amounts of data with the hope of finding a pattern is called ________. (1 point)
The technology called QR codes stands for ________. (1 point)
One potential application of ________ is to provide sight to the blind. (1 point)
biomedical chip implants
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
The difference between people with access to computers and the Internet and those without this access is known as the ________. (1 point)
Which of the following software can best be used to help create digital art? (1 point)
________ is the gathering together of groups of people using online tools to connect and exchange ideas. (1 point)
The crisis-mapping tool ________ can collect information to make instantly and publicly available for use in emergencies. (1 point)
The Witness Project
Analyzing computer systems to gather potential legal evidence is ________. (1 point)
Joining together as a group to use a specific product more efficiently is called ________. (1 point)
Affective computing is ________. (1 point)
being able to recognize human fingerprints
speaking human language
computing that relates to emotions
performing calculations faster than humans
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)
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.
Which of the following is not a computer peripheral? (1 point)
Keyboard and mouse
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)
Computers use the ________ language consisting of 0s and 1s. (1 point)
Which of the following is the largest unit of measure for the size of a computer file? (1 point)
Any part of the computer that you can touch is called ________. (1 point)
The term “bit” is short for ________. (1 point)
What type of computer is the Apple iPad?(1 point)
The ________ contains the central electronic components of the computer. (1 point)
In binary language, each letter of the alphabet, each number, and each special character is made up of a unique combination of ________. (1 point)
A keyboard and mouse are examples of ________ devices. (1 point)
Apple developed ________ Mouse, which is the first multitouch wireless mouse. (1 point)
________ is the abbreviation for the place in the computer where the programs and data the computer is currently using are stored. (1 point)
RAM is a ________ storage location. (1 point)
Large, expensive computers that support many users simultaneously are called ________. (1 point)
________ 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)
Repetitive strain prevention
Which tool would you use in Internet Explorer to return to the page you just viewed? (1 point)
The Back button
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 Reply to All
Facebook and YouTube are considered to be ________ Web sites. (1 point)
A computer connected to the Internet that asks for data is a ________.(1 point)
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
The unique identification number assigned to your computer when you connect to the Internet is known by all of the following, EXCEPT ________. (1 point)
Using the Web to communicate and share information with our friends and others is known as ________. (1 point)
All of the following are examples of multimedia, EXCEPT ________. (1 point)
MP3 music files
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
The “s” in “https” stands for ________. (1 point)
secure socket line
secure socket lock
secure socket link
secure socket layer
A ________ is a Web site where anyone can add, remove, or edit its content. (1 point)
The unique address for a particular Web site is the ________. (1 point)
Podcasts deliver their content using ________. (1 point)
Really Simple Syndication
A subset of e-commerce that uses social networks to assist in marketing and purchasing products is known as ________. (1 point)
Match the following terms to their definition: (5 points)
an application program used to view the Web
a tool used to locate information on the Web
a large network of networks
the means of accessing information over the Internet
Which tool would you use if you wanted to trim a half-inch from the left side of a digital photograph? (1 point)
Where would you find answers to common questions about a product? (1 point)
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.
Software refers to a set of instructions that tells the computer what to do. These instruction sets are called ________. (1 point)
The general software you use to do tasks at home, school, or work is known as ________ software.(1 point)
______ software is the software that helps run the computer and coordinate instructions between the computer and the hardware devices. (1 point)
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
In a spreadsheet, equations that use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division operators, as well as values and cell references are called ________. (1 point)
The appropriate software to use for creating research papers is ________. (1 point)
word processing software
The type of software that is best used to create a simple budget is ________. (1 point)
word processing software
________ software helps you manage e-mail, contacts, calendars, and tasks in one place. (1 point)
Personal information manager
QuickBooks and Peachtree are examples of ________ software.(1 point)
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
customer relationship management software
project management software
All of the following are types of multimedia and entertainment software, EXCEPT ________. (1 point)
digital audio software
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
The ________ is(are) the group of programs that controls how your computer functions. (1 point)
The ________ of the operating system enables the user to communicate with the computer system.(1 point)
network adapter card
Which of the following was the first widely used operating system installed in personal computers? (1 point)
Robotic cameras used by television stations for sports events require a ________ operating system. (1 point)
Which of the following operating systems is used primarily with mainframes as a network operating system? (1 point)
More than 50% of smartphones use an operating system developed by ________. (1 point)
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.
The basic input/output system is stored on a ________ chip. (1 point)
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.
Errors in computer software are called ________. (1 point)
The location of a file is specified by its ________. (1 point)
The process of optimizing RAM storage by borrowing hard drive space is called ________. (1 point)
Which of the following types of programs help manage system resources such as the hard drive? (1 point)
Application programming interfaces
You can use the Windows ________ to check on a nonresponsive program. (1 point)
Which utility takes out redundancies in a file to reduce the file size? (1 point)
The rule of thumb that predicts that CPU capacity will double every two years is called ________. (1 point)
The dominant system processors on the market are made by ________. (1 point)
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
All of the following are part of the machine cycle, EXCEPT ________.(1 point)
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
Running the CPU at a faster speed than the manufacturer recommends is called ________. (1 point)
The amount of RAM recommended for most systems today is measured in ________. (1 point)
RAM is an example of ________ storage. (1 point)
A ________ uses electronic memory and has no motors or moving parts. (1 point)
mechanical hard drive
solid state drive
digital video disc
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
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
Video cards include their own RAM. (1 point)
You can add unlimited RAM to any computer. (1 point)
Accessing data from the hard drive to send to the CPU is faster than accessing data from RAM. (1 point)
Solid state drives have no platters or motors. (1 point)
The ________ computer had no keyboard or monitor and used switches on the front of it to enter data using 0s and 1s. (1 point)
The ________ was the first portable computer. (1 point)
What programming language revolutionized the software industry because beginning students could learn it easily?(1 point)
Released in 1984, the Apple Macintosh was the first computer brought to market that used a graphical user interface (GUI). (1 point)
A compiler is a program that translates computer language instructions into English language. (1 point)
Match the following issues with the appropriate example: (5 points)
protection afforded to creators of intellectual property
the study of the general nature of morals and the specific moral choices made by individuals
not conforming to a set of approved behavioral standards
having no sense of right and wrong and no interest in the moral consequences
harassing people by electronic means
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