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   Demonstrate What You’ve Learned about Computer Concepts
                                STUDY GUIDE FOR “OPPORTUNITY”

Circle your answer or fill-in the blank (for 18-30) and write the page number that you
found the answer on this handout. We will ask for your answers (verbally) during the
next class—when we prepare for your 50 pt. “opportunity.”

MULTIPLE CHOICE

    1.    Which one of the following would not be considered a PC?
           a. desktop
           b. notebook
           c. mainframe
           d. tablet PC

    2. The intangible components of a computer system, including the programs, are
       called       .
           a. software
           b. hardware
           c. price
           d. peripherals

    3. Keyboards, monitors, and printers are all examples of which of the following?
          a. input devices
          b. output devices
          c. software
          d. peripheral devices

    4. Which of the following is a pointing device that allows you to control the pointer
       by moving the entire device around on a desk?
          a. mouse
          b. trackball
          c. touch pad
          d. pointing stick

    5. To display graphics, a computer needs a monitor and a                          .
          a. parallel port
          b. network card
          c. graphics card
          d. sound card



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From: New Perspectives Microsoft Office 2007 Windows XP Edition First Course: “Essential Computer
       Concepts” pp. EC 35-37.
CPSC 30-Computer Applications                   page 2        Computer Concepts “Opportunity” (Theory)


    6. What part of the computer is responsible for executing instructions to process
       information?
           a. card
           b. processor
           c. motherboard
           d. peripheral device

    7. What do you call each 1 or 0 used in the representation of computer data?
         a. a bit
         b. a byte
         c. an ASCII
         d. a pixel

    8. What is a megabyte?
         a. 10 kilobytes
         b. about a million bytes
         c. one-half a gigabyte
         d. about a million bits

    9. Which of the following temporarily stores data and programs while you are using
       them?
          a. ROM
          b. a floppy disk
          c. RAM
          d. a hard disk

    10. Which of the following permanently stores the set of instructions that the
        computer uses to activate the software that controls the processing function
        when you turn the computer on?
           a. RAM
           b. CMOS
           c. CPU cache
           d. ROM

    11. What do you call a named collection of data stored on a disk?
          a. a file
          b. the operating system
          c. a protocol
          d. a pixel



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From: New Perspectives Microsoft Office 2007 Windows XP Edition First Course: “Essential Computer
       Concepts” pp. EC 35-37.
CPSC 30-Computer Applications                   page 3        Computer Concepts “Opportunity” (Theory)


    12. Which of the following storage media is not a magnetic storage device?
          a. hard disk
          b. floppy disk
          c. DVD
          d. tape

    13. The transmission protocol between a computer and its peripheral devices is
        handled by a              .
           a. channel
           b. data bus
           c. driver
           d. controller card

    14. What telecommunications hardware is needed to convert digital signals to
        analog signals?
           a. mouse
           b. device driver
           c. modem
           d. slot

    15. Which of the following acts as a locked door on a computer?
          a. antivirus software
          b. firewall
          c. DNS server
          d. spyware

    16. Which of the following is not a function of an operating system?
          a. controls basic input and output
          b. allocates system resources
          c. manages storage space
          d. carries out a specific task for the user

    17. Which one of the following is system software?
          a. Microsoft Excel
          b. Microsoft Windows
          c. Microsoft Paint
          d. Microsoft Word




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From: New Perspectives Microsoft Office 2007 Windows XP Edition First Course: “Essential Computer
       Concepts” pp. EC 35-37.
CPSC 30-Computer Applications                   page 4        Computer Concepts “Opportunity” (Theory)

Fill-in answers:
     18.                   are the technical details about each hardware component.

    19. Modifying data is referred to as                            .

    20. A printed copy of computer output is called                              .

    21. The                   is responsible for executing instructions to process data and
        consists of transistors and electronic circuits on a silicon ship on the
        motherboard.

    22. A(n)               is a series of eight bits.

    23. The type of memory that temporarily holds data and programs while the
        computer is on is called                                  .

    24. A(n)                       is magnetic storage media usually sealed in a case inside
        the computer.

    25.                                     is similar to ROM except that it can be written to
          more than once.

    26. Each computer that is part of the network must have a(n)                         installed to
        connect it to the network.

    27. A computer on a network that acts as the central storage location for programs
        and data used on the network is a(n)          .

    28. A program that tracks a user’s Internet usage without the user’s permission is
        called              .

    29.                  is the practice of sending e-mail messages to customers or
          potential customers of a legitimate Web site asking them to click a link in
          the e-mail message to bring them to a spoofed Web site.

    30. A(n)         is system software that acts as a liaison between the user and the
        computer’s hardware and software.




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From: New Perspectives Microsoft Office 2007 Windows XP Edition First Course: “Essential Computer
       Concepts” pp. EC 35-37.

				
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