How did Bill Gates and Paul Allen affect the development of computers?
They provided an early operating system for personal computers, known as Disk Operating System
What software functions as a translator between the computer and the user to control the hardware?
the operating system
Which of the following are networks that are spread out over several buildings, cities, and states?
WAN or Wide Area Network
Which of the following best describes a network of nine computers wired together?
LAN or Local Area Network
What type of virus travels across a network and sends itself to everyone in your address book?
What happens when a user instructs PowerPoint to save a file?
The operating system saves the file to hard drive
Which of the following tasks is performed by the operating system?
saving, opening, renaming, and deleting files
Which section of the following address is the most specific? C:/My Documents\School\English
Which of the following laws was first passed to protect the intellectual property of others?
the Copyright Act
Why was the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 necessary?
Copyright laws did not cover questions that were raised about what could and could not be done on the Internet
What law made it acceptable under certain circumstances to use small portions of someone else's work as long as the source is cited?
The fair Use Act
Which of the following would normally be considered to be in public domain?
software that is published by the government
What do you do if the article you want to use does not list an author, but everything else needed for the source is available?
if you know the publisher, skip the author and list the next item in the citation
Which of the following is always an example of plagiarism?
using someone else's idea and claiming it as yours
How do most universities view plagiarism?
plagiarism is seen as a form of theft and so it is taken very seriously
Why is it necessary to rephrase information from other sources?
to build on ideas and make them yours
What circumstances have led to more and more companies adopting an acceptable use policy?
employees wasting company resources
Which of the following is not one of the common elements of an acceptable use policy?
a statement that emphasizes the importance of protecting your privacy while at work
Which statement is true about privacy while using a school computer?
School officials have the right to monitor how students are using computers at any time, even if students have personal information on their computers
Which of the following is designed to address accessibility issues?
software that allows disables people to control their computers with voice commands
When would using the refresh button be helpful?
when a page does not load completely or loads with errors
What type of information does a search engine contain?
a list of keywords found in documents and Web pages on the Internet
What would be the most efficient search if you wanted to find clips from the movie "The Astronaut Farmer"?
"The Astronaut Farmer" AND movie
Which of the following is most clearly an example of a biased Web site?
a Web site that tells only the good things about a political candidate and is sponsored by her
How can you tell if a Web site is reliable?
Ask: "Is the Web site filled with advertising pop-up ads?"
How do you determine if an author is an expert in a subject?
by looking for awards, certificates, and college degrees
How can you tell if a Web site is relevant?
Ask: "Does the Web site give me details that I can use?"
Which of the following best describes why chat rooms can be dangerous?
People can pretend to be whoever they want
What will help prevent your identity from being stolen?
shred any documents with personal information on them before throwing them away
A seventeen-year-old young man took obscene pictures of a sixteen-year-old girl while on a school trip. She agreed to have the pictures taken. The high school administration finds out about the pictures. Consequences?
This would be considered child pornography. In addition to harsh discipline from the school, the police would need to be informed and legal action would likely be taken.