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Peter Norton’s Introduction to Computers, 6e End of Chapter Solutions Chapter 2

Chapter 2; Lesson A Solutions

Key Term Quiz


1. In computer use, the skill of typing is often referred to as _________________.
<keyboarding>

2. IBM-compatible PCs have 10 or 12 _________________ keys. <function>

3. In many programs, an on-screen symbol called a(n) __________________ or a(n)


_________________ shows you where you are in a document. <cursor, insertion
point>

4. A(n) _________________ is a temporary storage area that holds data until the CPU is
ready for it. <buffer>

5. In addition to pointing, the four primary mouse techniques are __________________,


__________________, __________________, and ___________________.
<clicking, double-clicking, dragging, right-clicking>

6. You use a mouse (or one of its variants) to position a(n) _________________ on the
screen. <pointer>

7. In many Windows applications, you can open a shortcut menu by ________________


the mouse. <right-clicking>

8. Many laptop computers feature a small joystick between the G and H keys, which is
called a(n) _________________ or a(n) _________________. <integrated pointing
device, TrackPoint>

9. _________________ is the study of the way people work with tools. <Ergonomics>

10. _________________ is a common type of repetitive stress injury among computer


users. <Carpal tunnel syndrome>

Multiple Choice
1. Some people claim that when computers can interpret handwriting and speech with
100 percent accuracy, this will become unnecessary.
A. mice
B. typing
C. the pointing device
D. special-purpose keys

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2. These keys make up the part of the keyboard that looks like a typewriter’s keys.
A. special-purpose keys
B. function keys
C. typing keys
D. alphanumeric keys

3. The common keyboard arrangement is called the __________ layout.


A. QWERTY
B. QEWTYR
C. QYWERT
D. QWERYT

4. Which of the following is not a modifier key?


A. SHIFT
B. CTRL
C. ALT
D. BACKSPACE

5. In most programs, you can press this key to get help.


A. ESC
B. F1
C. ALT
D. F10

6. When you press a key, this device notifies the system software.
A. keyboard
B. keyboard buffer
C. keyboard controller
D. keyboard CPU

7. In many Windows applications, you can use this key as an alternative to the right
mouse button.
A. ESC
B. F1
C. SPACEBAR
D. Shortcut

8. This type of mouse uses reflected light to measure its movements.


A. optical
B. laser
C. mechanical
D. wheel

9. In a multi-button mouse, one button must be designated as the __________ button.


A. first
B. left

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C. primary
D. user

10. You can ________ a program’s icon to launch the program.


A. point to
B. double-click
C. right-click
D. drag

Chapter 2; Lesson B Solutions

Key Term Quiz


1. The pen used with a computer—such as a tablet PC—is also called a(n)
__________________. <stylus>

2. You might not think of a(n) __________________ as a true input device, but it is.
<game controller>

3. You can find __________________ being used as input devices in supermarkets and
department stores everywhere. <bar code readers>

4. A bar code reader is a special type of _________________. <image scanner or


scanner>

5. In a computer, a _________________ translates analog audio signals into digital


codes the computer can use. <sound card>

6. The process of translating voice into text or commands the computer can understand
is called __________________. <voice recognition or speech recognition>

7. Using a special _________________ camera, you can participate in online


videoconferences. <PC video>

8. A(n) ____________________ is a popular and inexpensive type of PC video camera.


<Webcam>

9. Using a(n) _________________, you can connect video devices such as a VCR or
camcorder to your PC. <video capture card>

10. A(n) _________________ stores still images on a special memory card, rather than
on film. <digital camera>

Multiple Choice
1. With a pen-based system, you can use the pen as a(n) ________, to select commands.

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A. keyboard
B. pointing device
C. antenna
D. microphone

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2. Pen-based computers are commonly used for this type of work.


A. writing lots of text
B. taking pictures
C. data collection
D. recording sounds

3. ___________ are well-suited for use as input devices at automated teller machines or
public information kiosks.
A. touch screens
B. pens
C. microphones
D. monitors

4. A game controller can be considered an input device because a computer game is one
of these.
A. a joystick
B. a part of a computer
C. a fun pastime
D. a program

5. Game pads usually have two sets of these, one for each hand.
A. controls
B. joysticks
C. games
D. microphones

6. This type of technology lets computers use light as a source of input.


A. optative
B. optical
C. optimal
D. optional

7. A(n) __________ is used to identify a product and provide information about it, such
as its price.
A. price check
B. bar code
C. numeric digit
D. light-sensitive detector

8. Which type of software can translate scanned text into text that you can edit?
A. OCS
B. ORC
C. OCR
D. ORS

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9. The process of converting analog sounds into code a computer can use is called
___________.
A. sound recognition
B. optical character recognition
C. scanning
D. digitizing

10. This type of connection lets a computer communicate with, control, and record
electronic musical instruments.
A. DIMI
B. MIDI
C. DIIM
D. MDII

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