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Module 4 Computer Concepts Exam
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_____ are standard settings that control how the screen is set up and how a document looks when you first start typing.
_____ is data and instructions entered into the memory of a device.
A file manager is used for all of the following except ____.
to name files and folders
A(n) _____ contains the instructions your computer or device needs to run programs and apps.
A(n) _____ is a small picture that represents a program, file, or hardware device.
An operating system is also called a(n) _____.
Charley likes to have everything organized and she is bothered by the long list of documents on her flash drive. She wants to create folders by semester, then by course. How can you help her?
Show her how to use File Manager
Compressing a file is also called _____ the file
Digital information processed into a useful form is called _____.
Dominic is left-handed and frustrated with his pointing device because the default settings are for right-handed people. You can help Dominic solve his problem by telling him which of the following?
Adjust the settings for the mouse through the control panel.
Folder names should _____.
identify the content and purpose of the folder
How can you display the main folders on a Windows computer
Open File Manager
How do you know if a device is an input device or an output device?
An input device enters data and instructions into the memory of the device. An output device is how the processed information is displayed.
How is an executable file different from a data file?
Unlike a data file, you cannot open and read executable files.
If several programs or apps are running simultaneously, your computer or device might use up its available _____.
If you have a file that has billions of bytes of data, then it would be measured in _____.
In Windows, you use _____ to reorder, move, and navigate between folders.
On a desktop, the _____ is the window you are currently using, and it appears in front of any other open windows.
Samantha has a file named vacation.jpg. What type of file is it?
Samir has saved a file named Project.docx in various locations on his hard drive and needs to work with the most recent version. What file property should he examine to find the most recent version of Project.docx?
Simon has difficulty pressing and holding more than one key at a time, such as CTRL+ALT+DEL. What setting can he change to make this task easier?
Enable sticky keys.
Swapping items between memory and storage is called _____.
The bootstrap program executes which of the following?
tests that check components such as RAM and storage
Tikenya was responsible for creating the PowerPoint presentation for the group project. When it was complete, she wanted to email it to all the group members, but her email service told her the file was too large. She compressed it and was then able to send it. How were the other members able to then see the PowerPoint presentation?
They had to unzip or extract it.
What concerns are there about open source programs?
Programmers will add malicious code to damage a user's system
What does the operating system do if you try to save a file with the same name into the same folder?
It overwrites the original file unless you add a number, date, or initials to differentiate the files.
What happens when you delete a folder?
It goes the Recycle Bin or Trash folder
What is the main purpose of an operating system?
to coordinate the resources and activities on a computer
What is the most common type of volatile memory?
random access memory (RAM)
What should you do the first time you save a file?
Name the file.
What would you need to install if you have an app that is incompatible with your current operating system?
A virtual machine
When does the boot process start?
when you turn on your computer
When Jack takes a class, he saves all his work for that class with the name of the course. What is most likely happening to his saved files?
Because he is using the same name, each time he saves he is overwriting his previous work.
When you save a Microsoft Office file to OneDrive, where are you saving it?
in a storage area located on a server
Where can you pin frequently used apps for easy access?
to the taskbar
Which of the following can you run to find and remove unnecessary files?
disk cleanup utility
Which of the following features is a way to make a computer do what you want it to do?
Which of the following helps you more easily locate the files and folders you need?
grouping similar subfolders together in a folder
Which of the following is an advantage to saving a file to a flash drive?
You can take it with you and then work on it on another computer.
Which of the following is not a hardware device that controls the movement of the pointer on a computer screen?
Which of the following is not a step an operating system performs when printing a document?
It creates the document to be printed.
Which of the following is not an advantage of saving documents in the cloud?
You can access the documents when you are not connected to the Internet.
Which of the following is not an input device?
Which of the following operating systems would allow a user to add functionality and sell or give away their versions?
Which property is assigned to a file by the operating system?
Why is the date a file was modified useful?
It identifies the most recent version
You and your friend both send documents to the printer, but the printer can only print one document at a time. What does it do with the other document?
It places the document in a buffer.
You are describing the boot process to a friend and get to the step where the device loads the operating files into RAM, including the kernel. Your friend starts to laugh because she was not aware that there were kernels in her computer. What do you tell her?
The kernel is the core of an operating system that manages memory, runs programs, and assigns resources.
Before you can open and edit a compressed file, you need to zip it.
If you add a slideshow to play as your desktop theme, you have customized your system software
In Windows, the only way to copy or move files is to use the Clipboard.
Operating systems can run only if they are installed on a hard drive.
Output methods include speakers, headphones, and interactive whiteboards.
Sticky keys enable you to press keyboard shortcuts one key at a time instead of simultaneously.
The Close button reduces a window so that it only appears as a button on the taskbar.
The operating system assigns the file its name, location, and size.
When Liam went to print his presentation, the boot process established the connection to the printer, sent the presentation to the printer, and let other software know the printer was busy
When you add information to a word-processing document, one of the roles that your operating system plays is that is saves your unsaved work to temporary storage.
A(n) _____ protects your device against unauthorized access.
NOT virtual machine
Dharma opens one window, does a little work, closes the window, and then opens a new one. Instead of opening and closing windows, what can Dharma do to work more efficiently?
NOT Point to the title bar of the open window, and then drag the window to a new location
During the boot process, what does the processor do after the computer circuits receive power?
NOT It loads the operating system into RAM.
If you delete a shortcut from your desktop, have you also deleted the original file?
NOT No, because a shortcut is just an organizing icon for apps and files.
Jazmyn cannot find the paper that she wrote last night. She is in a panic and you want to help her. What advice would you give her?
NOT Go to the Start menu or Dock to see if the operating system saved it there
What does an operating system provide so you can interact with a device?
Not file storage
What type of window are you opening when you click the Start button on the Windows desktop, and then click the name of an app?
NOT start window
When you want to add information to a document, what role does your operating system play?
NOT starts the word processing program
Which of the following is a step in the boot process?
NOT The operating system catalogs the files and folders on the system.
Which of the following operating systems includes a virtual assistant?
Windows and macOS
Which of the following statements is true about the Clipboard?
NOT It is temporary storage until you choose to remove it, even if you have already pasted it somewhere.
A temporary Windows storage area that holds the selections you copy or cut so you can use them later.
Which of the following terms refers to the area of the hard drive used for virtual memory?
NOT virtual file
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