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  1. Being ___ means being familiar enough with computers that you understand their capabilities and limitations.
    A. Technology literate
    B. Computer Savvy
    C. Computer competent
    D. Computer Literate
    D. Computer literate
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. The process of searching huge amounts of data with the hope of finding a pattern:
    Data Mining
  3. Which of the following do today's educator NOT need to be familiar with to create constructive computerized lessons and to interact with students?
    A. Computers
    B. Programs like Moodle or Blackboard
    C. Web authoring software
    D. The internet
    C. Web authoring software
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. _____ aare extremely detailed re-creations of crimes or crime scenes that are generated with computers based on forensic evidence, depositions of witnesses, and the opinions of experts.
    A. HALO images
    B. Data mining profiles
    C. computer forensics animations
    D. Verichips
    C. Computer forensics animations
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. Medical students can train on ____ and experience firsthand how a human would react to a particular treatment.
    A. Mannequins
    B. Robots
    C. A 3d Anatomoical System
    D. Patient simulators
    D. Patient simulators
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. By studying the data produced by___, scientists hope to improve the prediction of weather phenomena.
    A. Verichips
    B. GPS
    C. PSSs
    D. Simulations
    D. Simulations
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. A nanometer is:
    A. One-billionth of a meter
    B. one millionth of a meter
    C. the size of a human hair.
    D. one-tenth of a meter
    A. One-billionth of a meter
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. The difference between people with access to computers and the internet and those without this access is known as the :
    A. internet divide
    B. digital divide
    C. broadband divide
    D. web divide
    B. digital divide
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. A___ is a special device that is installed in your computer that allows it to communicate with other deivices on the network.
    A. modem
    B. digital media adapter
    C. media center extender
    D. network adapter
    D. network adaptor
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. While engineers work to create computer that can understand us emotionally, ___ are also evolving toward a more human apperance.
    a. RFIDs
    B. affecting computing techniques
    c. ESP systems
    D. computer systems
    D computer systems
  11. ____ is data that has been organized or presented in a meaningful fashion.
    A. a character
    B. a symbol
    C. a number
    D. information
    D. information
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. ___ binary digits (or bits) combine to create on byte.
    A. ten
    B. eight
    C. two
    D. sixteen
    B. eight
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. A___ is approx. 1 billion bytes.
    A. megabyte
    B. gigabyte
    C. kilobyted
    D. bit
    B. gigabyte
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. ____ Computers are specially designed computer chips that reside inside other devices such as your car or the electronic thermostat in your home.
    A. embedded
    B. internal
    C. desktop
    D. mainframe
    A. embedded
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. A____ is a device that looks like a skinny pen but has no ink.
    A.. e-pen
    B. joystick
    C. pointer
    D. stylus
    D. stylus
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. A(n)____ uses internal sensor or laser to detect the mouse's movement.
    A. trackball mouse
    B. MoGo mouse
    C. wireless mouse
    D. optical mouse
    D. optical mouse
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. _____ printers have tiny hammer-like keys that strike the paper through an inked ribbon.
    A. impact
    B. nonimpact
    C. laser
    D. inkjet
    A. impact
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  18. ___ is power mode that allows the compupter to save an image of the desktop and enter a state of reduce power consumption to save energy.
    a. sleep
    b hibernate
    c. standby
    d. coool down
    b. hibernate
  19. USB ports are fast replacing traditional___ and ___ ports because of their ability to transer data quickly.
    a. video, audio
    b ethernet, speaker
    c. monitor, modem
    d. parallel, serial
    d. parallel, serial
  20. A___ enables your computer to connect to other computers or to the internet.
    A. controller card
    b. video card
    c network interface card
    d. sound card
    c. network interface card (NIC)
  21. The internet is:
    A. the same as the web
    B. an internal communicaion system for a business
    C. a communication of system for the U.S. government.
    D. a large network of networks
    D. a large networks of networks
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  22. Instant messaging (IM) services are programs that enable you to:
    A. communicate with others who are online.
    B. send, receive, and edit files.
    C. post journal entries on the Web.
    D. broadcast over the internet using compressed audio files such as MP3s.
    A. communicate with others who are online
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  23. Web 2.0 describes:
    A. a trend of a new Web applicaions that combine the funtionality of muliple applicaions
    B. the newest web browser on the maket.
    C. the newest netiquette rules for group communication.
    D. the newest Web developm,ent language
    A. a trend of new web applicaions that combine the functionality of multiple applications.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  24. Podcasts use which of the following technologies?
    A. an open source software applications for 3D modeling
    B. Vlog
    C. RSS
    D. MSN messenger
    C. RSS
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  25. Adobe Reader, Flash player, and Quicktime player are all examples of special sofeware programs called;
    A. aggregator
    B. podders
    C. plug-ins
    D. browsers
    C. plug-ins
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  26. The name of the free internet browser from Mozzilla is:
    A. internet explorer
    B. firefox
    C. opera
    D. safari
    B. firefox
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  27. What protocol allows files to be transferred from a web server so that you can view them on your computer using a browser?
    A. WWW
    B. HTTP
    C. FTP
    D. COM
    B. HTTP
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  28. A set of programs that searches the Web to find informations is called a:
    A. phisher
    B. browser.
    C. breadcrumb list
    D. search engine
    D. search engine
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  29. The advantage of a dial-up internet connection is:
    A. low cost
    B. high speed
    C. there is no need for a modem.
    D. wireless capabilities
    A. low costs
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  30. the large scale newworking (LSN) project is:
    A. a U.S. government internet research project.
    B. a military version of the Web.
    C. a project to research the ramifications of free internet in major U. S Cities.
    D. a European internet research project.
    A. a U. S Governement Internet research project
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  31. System software does all the following Except:
    A. coordinate instructions between application software and the computer's hardware deivces.
    B. help manage system resources
    C. add graphics and pictures to files
    D. help run the computer
    C. add graphics and pictures to files
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  32. In a spreadsheet, the colums and rows form indicifual boxes called:
    A. addresses
    B. intersects
    C. worksheets
    D. cells
    D. cells
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  33. Presentation software includes all of the following features Except:
    a,. transitions
    b. animation effects
    c. formulas
    d. themes
    c. formulas
  34. Microsoft Office and Corel Wordperfect Office are examples of:
    A. reeware products
    B. software suites
    C. personal information manager applications
    D. open source products
    B. software suites
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  35. CD ripping refers to:
    A. creating yoru own CDs from your MP3 collection
    B. stealing songs off the internet
    C. erasing content on a CD
    D. encoding Cds to MP3 format
    D. encoding CD to MP3 format
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  36. QuarkXpress and Adobe Indesign are examples of ____ software.
    a word processing
    b. video editing
    c. image editing
    d. destop publishing
    d. desktop publishing
  37. GPS software allows users to:
    A. play games online using portable gaming systems
    B. locate restaurants, airports, and points of interest
    C. fine-tune an internet connection
    D. use PDS to access e-mail.
    B. locate restaurants, airports, and points of interest
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  38. Web-based application software is software that:
    A. is stored completely on a web server instead of your hard drive.
    B. does not need an internet connection
    C. allows you to create Web papes.
    D. is installed by computer manufacturer.
    A. is stored completely on a web server intead of your hard drive
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  39. A(n)___ software installation allows you to decide which features you want to install on the hard drive.
    A. new
    B. upgrade
    C. custom
    D. full
    C. custom
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  40. Which of the following is an example of discounted software?
    A. a software suite
    B. beta versions of software
    C. educational versions of software
    D. Web-based application software
    C. educational versions of software
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  41. The______ of the operating system allows the user to communicate with the computer system.
    A. window
    B. interface
    C. modem
    D. network adapter card
    B. interface
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  42. Which of the following is a single-user, multiask operating system?
    A. Symbian Os
    B. Palm oS
    C. Mac Os
    D. MS-Dos
    C. Mac Os
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  43. Which of the following statments about Apple Mac OS is TRUE?
    a. Mac OS was first OS to use a graphuical user interface.
    c. Mac OS can be used on Windows-based PCs
    d. There are more software applications avaiable for the Mac OS than for Windows-based PCs
    A. Mac OS was the first OS to use a graphical user interface
  44. The ______ is responsible for managing the processor and all other components of the computer system, and is an essential part of the operating system.
    A. kernel
    B. processor
    C. CMOS
    D. BIOS
    A. kernel
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  45. The basic input/output system is stored on a ___chip.
    A. ROM
    B. RAM
    C. CMOS
    D. CPU
    A. ROM
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  46. The ____ contains all of the different configurations used by the OS and by other applications.

    A. CMOS
    B. BIOS
    C. kernel
    D. Registry
    D. registry
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  47. Berfore upgrading your OS, you should back up your:
    A. system files.
    B. Data files
    C. BIOS
    D. ROM
    B. data files
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  48. Windows 7 introduces the concept of___. which are folder that gather files from different locations and display the files as if they were all saved in a single folder.
    A. directories
    B. libraries
    C. collections
    D. groups
    B. libraries
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  49. With Windows Explorer, you can perform all of the following file management actions EXCEPT:
    A. copying files.
    B. editing files.
    C. opening files.
    D. renaming files.
    B. editing files
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  50. The most essential software in your computer system is the:
    A. operating system software
    B. productivity software
    C. antivirus software
    D. security software
    A. operating system software
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  51. You can use the Windows____ to check on a nonrepsonsive program.
    A. Back up utility
    B. System restore
    C. Explorer
    D. Task manager
    D. Task manager
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  52. Moore's Law is a rule that predicts:
    A. the spead of the frontside of the bus.
    B. the access time of the read/wriet head.
    C. the pace at which CPUs inprove.
    D. the gata transfer rate for a hard drive
    C. the pace at which CPUs improve
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  53. The CPU is connected to the system memory by the:
    A. expansion hub.
    B. cache memory
    C. expansion card.
    D. frontside bus
    D. front side bus
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  54. CPU speed is measure in:
    A. megahertz
    B. bytes per second
    C. kilohertz
    D. gigahertz
    D. gigahertz
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  55. When your computer is using virtual memory, the operating system builds a file called the____ on the hard drive that allows processing to continue.
    A. sap file
    B. page file
    C. cache file
    D. RAM file
    B. page file
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  56. The amount of RAM that is actuall on the memory modules in your computer is the ___ memory.
    A. permanent
    B. noncolatile
    C. virtual
    D. physical
    D. physical
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  57. Which is fastest type of optical drive on the market?
    A. cd drives.
    B. flash drives
    C. blu-ray drives
    d DVD drives
    C. Blu-ray drives
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  58. Two types of video memory;
    A. GDDR3 and GDDR5
    B. 4-bit and 8-bit
    C. Irda and IDE
    D. SRAM and DRAM
    A. GDDR3 and GDDR5
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  59. An expansion card that translates binary data into images is a(n):
    A. game card.
    B. video card
    C. audio card
    D. sound card
    B. video card
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  60. Running the Disk Cleanup utility is a quick way to:
    a. clean out your Start up folder
    b. clear out unnecessary files.
    c, remove spyware programs
    d. defrag your hard drive
    b. clear out your unnecessary files
  61. Which of the following is NOT an example of a network node?
    A. modem
    B. mouse
    C. a printer
    D. a computer
    B. mouse
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  62. The ___ is the maximum speed at which data can be transmitted between two nodes on a network.
    a, throughput
    b. data transfer rate
    c. node speed
    d. transmission speed
    b. data transfer rate
  63. A ____ is a newtowk located in your home that is used to connect all of your digital devices.
    A. WAN
    B. LAN
    C. HAN
    D. MAN
    C. HAN
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  64. Client/server newtorks are controlled by a central server that runs a sprecialized piece of software called:
    A. a firewall
    B. a newwork operating system (NOS)
    C. firmware
    D. Windoes Vista
    B. Networking operatins system (NOS)
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  65. A ____ keeps track of data packets and in conjunction with network interface cards, helps the data packets find their destination without running into each other on an Ethernet network.
    A. hub
    B. switch
    C. router
    D. amplifier
    B. switch
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  66. Which of the following newtowkr adapters is most likely to be preinstalled in a typical notebook computer today?
    a. modem
    b. a transceiver
    b. both a wireless and wired network adapter
    d. a power-line adapter
    c. both a wireless and wired network adapter
  67. The unique number assigned to a network adapter by the manufacturer is referred to as the ____ address.
    A. SSID
    B. MAC
    C. Network
    D. IP
    B. Mac
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  68. Which transmission medium is able to transmit data the fastest?
    A. fiber-optic cable
    B. twisted pair cable
    C. coaxial cable
    D. wireless
    A. fiber-optic cable
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  69. The most popular transmission medium option for wired Ethernet networks is:
    A. unshielded twisted pair cable
    B. coaxial cable
    C. fiber-optic cable
    D. powerline cable
    A. unshilded twisted pair cable (UTP)
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  70. Which of the following devices is needed to share an Internet connection on a wireless network?
    A. wireless hub
    B. wireless router
    C. modem
    D. fiber-optic cable
    B. wireless router
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  71. Images are representation of sound and light waves called___ or continuous waves.
    A. digital
    B. patter
    C. analog
    D. modular
    C. digital
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  72. The operating system of a cell phone is stored:
    a the CPU
    b. the transciever
    c. RAM
    d. ROM
    d. ROM
  73. A ____ is included in a cell phone to hangle the compression of data for it to be quickly trnasmitted to another phone.
    A. analog-to-digital converter
    B. digital signal processor
    C. compresson utility
    D. codec
    B. digital signal processor
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  74. SMS delivers messages to appropriate mobile device using__ technology
    A. bluetooth
    B. recieve and forward
    C.store and forward
    D. MMS
    C. store and forward
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  75. An IPOD is an example of a:
    A. digital information manager
    B. personal digital assistant (PDA/ smartphone)
    C. personal media player(PMP)
    d personal information manager
    C. PMP
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  76. To transfer files from your computer to a portable media player, most new pmps use a ___ port or fire wire port.
    A. USB 2.0
    B. serial
    C. multimedia
    D. parallel
    A. USB
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  77. _____ is a special copyleft license used for software.
    A. Noncommercial licensing
    B. creative commons
    C. GNU
    D. attribution licensing
    C. GNU
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  78. A__ runs a full-featured operating system and weighs less than 2 lbs.
    Netbook
  79. Flash memory, used MP3 players, is a type of:
    A. vibrant memory
    B. volatile memory
    C. non vibrant memory
    D. nonvolatile memory
    D. nonvolatile memory
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  80. Broadcasting your video to a live audience over the WEB is referred to as:
    A. internet casting
    B. streaming casting
    C. podcasting
    D. webcasting
    D. webcasting
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  81. A___ is a secure internet pathway that large corporations use to protect sensitive date.
    A. VPN
    B.LAN
    C. WAN
    D.HAN
    B. VPN
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  82. Which type of virus was the famous Michelangelo virus?
    a. a time bomb
    b. a worm
    d. a script virus
    d. an e-mail virus
    a. time bomb
  83. During the process of___ the antivirus software records key attributes about the files on your computer and keeps these statistics in a safe place on your hard drive.
    A. quarantining
    B. encryption
    C. scanning
    D. inoculation
    B. encryption
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  84. ___floods the computer with requests until it shuts down and refuses to answer any more requests for information.
    a. A trojan hourse
    a polymorphic virus
    c. portblocking
    d. a ddos attack
    d. a ddos attack
  85. The purpose of network address translation (NAT) is to:
    A. translate IP addresses from the internet
    B. convert logical ports to physical port configurations
    C. hide user IP addresses from the internet
    D. dynamicaly assign IP addreses VIA an ISP
    C. hide user IP addresses from the internet
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  86. Adware and spyware are referred to collectively as:
    A. viruses
    B. grayware
    C. firmware
    D. alertwar
    B. grayware
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  87. All of the following can be used for backing up data files EXCEPT:
    A. flash drives
    B. external hard drives
    C. RAM
    D. DVDS
    C. RAM
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  88. For complete protection when backing up your files, you should use a program that creates a ____ of your entire system.
    A. image back up
    B. incremental backup
    C. full back up
    D. disk back up
    A. image backup
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  89. Which of the statements about protecting against power surges is false?
    A. a whole-house surge protector protects all electrical deivces in the house
    B. printer do not requie power surge protectors
    C. a power surge ruin your computer
    D. surge protectors wear out over time
    B. PRinters dont require protectors
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  90. Social ___ is any technique that uses social skills to generate human interaction that entices individuals to reveal sensitive information.
    a. engineering
    b/ pharming
    c. pretexting
    d. theft
    a. engineering

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