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IT101 Sample Test



Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Through ____, health-care professionals in separate locations conduct live conferences on the computer.
a.
telesurgery
c.
telemedicine
b.
telecommuting
d.
distance learning
 

 2. 

Many search engines use a program called a(n) ____ to build and maintain lists of words found on Web sites.
a.
engine
c.
catalog
b.
directory
d.
spider
 

 3. 

A(n) ____ uses devices that emit and sense light to detect the mouse’s movement.
a.
mechanical mouse
c.
cordless mouse
b.
wheel mouse
d.
optical mouse
 

 4. 

A(n) ____ uses a separate transistor to apply charges to each liquid crystal cell and thus displays high-quality color that is viewable from all angles.
a.
passive-matrix display
c.
dual-scan display
b.
active-matrix display
d.
CRT display
 

 5. 

A hard disk that is mounted inside the system unit sometimes is called a(n) ____ because it is not portable.
a.
floppy disk
c.
system disk
b.
tower disk
d.
fixed disk
 

 6. 

____ consists of a memory chip(s) on a hard disk that stores frequently accessed items.
a.
Cache controller
c.
Disk scanner
b.
Disk defragmenter
d.
Disk cache
 

 7. 

USB flash drives have data transfer rates of about ____.
a.
2 MBps
c.
100 MBps
b.
12 MBps
d.
512 MBps
 

 8. 

With ____, the operating system interrupts a program that is executing and passes control to another program waiting to be executed.
a.
multiuser/multitasking
c.
preemptive multitasking
b.
multiprocessing
d.
multitasking
 

 9. 

Access to free, downloadable Windows programs may be found through the ____ Web site.
a.
Microsoft Hotmail
c.
Bing
b.
Windows Live
d.
MySpace
 

 10. 

____ transmits at fast speeds on existing standard copper telephone wiring.
a.
ATM
c.
DSL
b.
CATV
d.
T1
 

 11. 

A collection of data organized in a manner that allows access, retrieval, and use of that data is called a ____.
a.
document
c.
spreadsheet
b.
data center
d.
database
 

 12. 

The two major weaknesses of a file processing system are data redundancy and ____.
a.
isolated data
c.
voluminous data
b.
multiple records
d.
increased paper files
 

 13. 

A ____ uses the logs and/or backups to restore a database when it becomes damaged or destroyed.
a.
primary key
c.
relational database
b.
data model
d.
recovery utility
 

 14. 

Someone who accesses a computer or network illegally with the intent of destroying data, stealing information, or other malicious action is a ____.
a.
hacker
c.
cracker
b.
script kiddie
d.
spammer
 

 15. 

A private combination of characters associated with the user name that allows access to certain computer resources is called a(n) ____.
a.
firewall
c.
password
b.
identifier
d.
possessed object
 

 16. 

The unauthorized and illegal duplication of copyrighted software is called ___.
a.
software theft
c.
software piracy
b.
intellectual property violation
d.
IP theft
 

 17. 

When designing your work area, the viewing angle should be ____ to the center of the screen.
a.
10º
c.
45º
b.
20º
d.
60º
 

 18. 

Software specifically designed for a certain business or industry is called ____.
a.
custom software
c.
horizontal market software
b.
vertical market software
d.
trade software
 

 19. 

The ____ discipline is design oriented.
a.
management information systems
c.
computer science
b.
computer engineering
d.
computer information systems
 

 20. 

The ____ certification tests a user’s advanced skills of Microsoft Office programs in industry applications such as budgets, presentations, and collaboration.
a.
Microsoft Certified Application Professional (MCAP)
b.
Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS)
c.
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
d.
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
 



Thank you for taking this sample assessment test. If you knew most of the answers and did well here, then you should consider making an appointment with Assessment for taking the true test. Note that there is a fee to take the test.

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