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In computer terminology, the term program refers to
a) performance
b) input
c) results
d) instructions

Which computer characteristic allows the same program to be used again and again?
a) versatility
b) storage
c) communications
d) accuracy

Which computer characteristic refers to the capability to exchange information over networks?
a) communications
b) storage
c) speed
d) versatility

A network of computers confined to a relatively small geographical area is called a(n)
a) DNA
b) WAN
c) LAN
d) MSN

Which of the following is not text data?
a) alphabetic letters
b) images
c) numbers
d) special characters

Which of the following is an example of video data?
a) song
b) drawing
c) e-mail message
d) animated cartoon

Which step in the information processing cycle is the computer performing when it sends information to the printer?
a) storage
b) processing
c) input
d) output

To which part of the information processing cycle does the system unit correspond?
a) input
b) output
c) storage
d) processing

A personal computer is a self-contained computer capable of
a) input and output
b) processing
c) storage
d) all of the above

Which one of the following is an example of a peripheral device?
a) graphics board
b) system unit
c) motherboard
d) printer

The main components of the motherboard are the
a) microprocessor and secondary storage
b) system unit and main circuit board
c) CPU and microprocessor
d) internal memory and CPU

Which type of hardware device allows the user to retrieve information?
a) input device
b) output device
c) the system unit
d) storage device

An example of an output device is a
a) monitor
b) microphone
c) Zip drive
d) modem

Which one of the following is the most important piece of software in a computer system?
a) communications software
b) utility software
c) application software
d) operating system

Software that scans for viruses is an example of
a) operating software
b) utility software
c) application software
d) communications software

Which type of software allows the user to prepare a spreadsheet?
a) utility software
b) application software
c) system software
d) communications software

Which one of the following is an example of an operating system?
a) Word for Windows
b) Windows 7
c) GIGO
d) Microsoft Network

Which of the following is not an example of an application software?
a) database searching
b) word processing
c) managing disk drives
d) presenting slide shows

A computer is an electronic device that
a) operates under a set of instructions
b) accepts data that a user supplies
c) produces results
d) all of the above

What does GIGO mean?
a) Go In Get Output
b) Get Information Get Output
c) Garbage in Garbage Out
d) Garbage Information Garbage Only

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