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Name: Group: 1. This is the computers primary text input device. A. monitor B. mouse C. keyboard D.

floppy disk drive 2. The computer monitors display provides A. hard-copy output. B. permanent output. C. primary output. D. soft-copy output. 3. These computers will take over automatically should a main computer fail. A. secondary B. peripheral C. stand-alone D. backup 4. This allows a user to work with the rows and columns of data in a spreadsheet. A. database objects B. spreadsheet memory C. spreadsheet software D. database software 5. Which of the following is not a true statement with regard to IT competency? A. IT-competent people will be comfortable operating and repairing a computer system. B. IT-competent people will understand the impact of computers on society, now and in the future. C. IT-competent people will be able to make the computer work for them. D. IT-competent people will be conversant in the language of computers and information technology 6. Which of the following is NOT a correct statement regarding bits and characters? A. Bits are 1s and 0s. B. A character is usually the same as a byte in terms of data storage. C. The bit is the basic unit for human perception. D. A character is represented by a group of bits. 7. Which of the following is NOT a correct statement regarding the operating system? A. The operating system is actually a family of applications software programs. B. The operating system is the nucleus of all software activity. C. Unix, Linux, and Windows XP are popular operating systems for PCs and workstations. D. One of the operating system programs loads other operating system and applications programs to RAM as they are needed.

8. This is NOT one of the commonly used icons. A. application B. document C. utility D. shortcut 9. In a spreadsheet, the A. columns are numbered and the rows are lettered. B. rows are numbered and the columns are lettered. C. rows are sorted in ascending order and the columns are sorted in descending order. D. rows and columns are both randomized. 10. Microsoft Access allows a user to do all of the following EXCEPT: A. Generate formatted reports with subtotals and totals. B. Sort files in order of size by key fields. C. Extract and list information that meets certain conditions. D. Make inquiries.

11. In a database, these are grouped to form records A. related fields B. rows and columns C. related files D. related cells 12. The first thing done to set up a database table is to specify its A. size. B. relationships. C. structure. D. records. 13. This is not one of the most popular ways to connect a PC to the Internet.

A. network connection
B. direct download C. information service gateway D. internet service provider 14. This is an organization that provides individuals and other organizations with access to, or presence on, the Internet. A. URL B. ISP C. HTP D. HTML 15. This sets the rules for the packaging of information into packets. A. POP B. ISP C. TCP/IP D. URL 16. This is the Internet equivalent of an address. A. TCP B. ISP C. URL D. AOL 17. This is a unique name that identifies an Internet host site. A. HTML B. Http C. router name D. domain name 18. In the URL,, this identifies the folder. A. Long B. 10e C. prenhall D. main 19. This is normally the first page a user views on a Web site. A. home B. hyperlink C. URL D. ISP 20. In the Internet address,, the user name is A. smith. B. cis. C. stateuniv. D. nancy_smith 21. With regard to RAM, this is important. A. size B. cost C. availability D. placement

22. This is the traditional 3.5-inch diskette. A. Superdisk B. Jaz C. Floppy D. Zip 23. Permanent hard disks have storage capacities from about A. 10 GB B. 100 GB C. 10MB D. 50 MB 24. The recording surface is divided into pie-shaped segments in A. disk organization. B. track organization. C. address organization. D. sector 25. On a recording surface, the adjacent sectors are combined to form A. tracks. B. pits. C. clusters. D. cylinders. 26. A variety of communication channels carry digital signals between computers and are rated by their A. router capacity. B. baudwidth. C. bandwidth. D. digital convergence. 27. A channel with a low bandwidth is called A. broadband. B. narrowband. C. baudband. D. fatband. 28. Transmission of these signals is line-of-sight. A. Coaxial cable B. Fiber-optic C. Microwave D. Satellite 29. One of the advantages of this data communication is that data can be transmitted from one location to any number of other locations anywhere on our planet. A. Satellites B. Microwave signals C. Radio signals D. Fiber optic cable 30. Which of the following is NOT a correct statement with regard to wireless communication? A. Transceivers provide users with tremendous flexibility in the location of PCs and terminals in a network. B. The number of terminals/PCs that can be linked via transceivers is limited by the frequencies allotted for this purpose. C. Transceivers link computers via multidirectional sound waves. D. The wireless transceiver hooks into a USB or PCMCIA slot. 31. This is a collective reference to the protocols that link computers on the Internet. A. HTTP B. HTML C. FTP D. TCP/IP 32. This is a collective reference to the protocols that link computers on the Internet. A. HTTP B. HTML C. FTP D. TCP/IP

33. This is assigned to each computer system and terminal/PC in a computer network. A. network password B. network style C. network address D. network format 34. This is the primary hardware/software technology used to alleviate the problems of linking incompatible networks. A. bus B. router C. node D. token 35. This is a description of the possible physical connections within a network. A. network modem B. network backbone C. network router D. network topology 36. This is NOT one of the basic computer network topologies. A. bus B. sphere C. ring D. star 37. This network topology permits the connection of terminals, peripheral devices, and microcomputers along a common cable. A. ring B. triangle C. star D. bus 38. This connects nodes in widely dispersed geographic areas. A. WAN B. LAN C. MAN D. Home network 39. This is a network designed for a city. A. LAN B. WAN C. MAN D. home network 40. Which of the following type of computers does NOT provide the foundation for local area networks? A. workstations B. supercomputers C. thin clients D. PCs 41. This is NOT one of the types of cables that can be connected to the NIC. A. infrared B. fiber optic C. twisted pair D. coaxial 42. Which of the following is NOT a correct statement with regard to peer-to-peer LANs? A. Peer-to-peer LANs are more sophisticated than those that have one or more dedicated servers in support of client/server networking. B. In a peer-to-peer LAN, all PCs are equals. C. Peer-to-peer LANs are popular when small numbers of PCs are involved. D. Any PC can be a client to another peer PC or any PC can share its resources with its peers. 43. This software is designed to restrict unwanted access to an organizations network or its intranet. A. fortress B. digital gate

C. encoded door D. firewall 44. E-commerce transactions are safer for both merchant and consumer in the cyberworld because they are A. scrambled. B. hidden. C. encrypted. D. veiled. 45. HTML stands for A. Hyperlink Transfer Markup Language. B. Hyperlink Text Master Link. C. HyperText Master Link. D. HyperText Markup Language. 46. This has only recently emerged as an important consideration in fitting computers in workplace design. A. environment B. company size C. ergonomics D. site location 47. The issue with the greatest ethical overtones is the ___________ of personal information. A. footprinting B. computer monitoring C. matching D. privacy 48. This quality of information refers to the degree to which it is free from omissions. A. completeness B. viability C. correctness D. relevance 49. This quality of information refers to the time sensitivity of information. A. accuracy B. timeliness C. completeness D. exactness 50. IT has contributed more toward improving this quality of information than any of the other information qualities. A. relevance B. correctness C. timeliness D. completeness 51. This quality of information refers to the appropriateness of the information as input for a particular decision. A. relevance B. completeness C. timeliness D. correctness 52. IT-based information systems provide information for managerial decision making at all of the following levels EXCEPT the A. clerical level. B. operational level. C. tactical level. D. strategic level. 53. This management level determines long-term objectives and sets corporate objectives and policies to be consistent with these objectives. A. strategic B. tactical C. organizational D. operational

54. At this management level, personal judgment and intuition used in conjunction with available information provides the foundation for most decisions. A. operational B. strategic C. tactical D. organizational 55. This results in the right information reaching the right decision maker at the right time in the right form. A. programming B. accuracy C. matching D. filtering 56. This type of information system inputs results from the recording of a transaction or an event. A. response to a prompt B. inquiry C. instruction D. source data 57. Manual systems consist of all of the following EXCEPT: A. software. B. data. C. procedures. D. people. 58. This type of information system shares a common database. A. redundant B. sequential C. function-based D. integrated 60. Data are said to be this if they can be accessed and manipulated by the processor. A. current B. relevant C. frequent D. online 61. Transactions are grouped and entered consecutively in this type of processing. A. batch B. sequential C. synchronous D. transaction-oriented 62. Transactions are entered directly to the system as they occur in this type of processing. A. integrated B. functional C. transaction-oriented D. requested 63. This type of system provides needed information at all levels of management. A. DSS B. MIS C. DP D. SIP 64. Which of the following is NOT a correct statement with regard to the MIS and DP system? A. DP systems tend to support all functional areas. B. MIS caters to the information needs of all levels of management. C. MIS has greater flexibility in meeting the information needs of management. D. A DP system usually produces only scheduled reports. 65. This system is best at supporting decisions that involve structured problems. A. DES B. EIS C. DP D. DSS

66. Technically speaking, an expert system is the highest form of this system. A. functional B. decision-support C. integrated D. knowledge-based 67. This is a single circuit board that provides the path through which the processor communicates with memory components and peripheral devices. A. port B. motherboard C. cache D. control unit 68. You can think of this as the PCs brain and this as the PCs central nervous system. A. motherboard, processor B. device controller, CPU C. processor, motherboard D. motherboard, control unit 69. Ultimately, the type of processor and the amount of this placed on the motherboard define the PCs speed and capacity. A. ROM B. chips C. RAM D. controls 70. The only language that a computer understands is A. controlled language. B. processed language. C. machine language. D. internal language.