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Approximately what percent of U.S. children ages 2-17 use the Internet today?
a) 25
b) 45
c) 72
d) 85

Digital information is processed, sent, and stored in ______.
a) dots and dashes
b) discrete parts
c) infrared signals
d) a continuous wave

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 characteristics 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

What enables users to move from one site to another on the World Wide Web?
a) online search providers
b) search engines
c) programmed links
d) wide area networks

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

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

Which 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

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

___________ using specail equipment and programs allow computers to communicate with each other through telephone lines, cable connections, and satellites.
a) Networks
b) PDA
c) cell phone
d) search engine

Our school uses a ____________ network.
a) wide area
b) local area
c) school area
d) small area

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