Muitple Choice (approx 74 questions)
Scantron based- Bring Pencil and Eraser
All chapters covered (Not including database)
8 ½ by 11 in size.
One side only
Questions to ponder
What is computer literacy?
An understanding of computer capabilities and limitations
What is the digital divide?
The gap caused by those with access to computers and the internet and those that
What is information technology?
A study of information handling and retrieval
Compare Data to Information
Data= raw facts. If organized into meaningful manner, we have information
What do we call amazon.ca attempt to offer us interesting related books?
Data-mining- Decisions based on matching purchasing habits
What is computer forensics?
Using computer to help solve crimes
What is nanotechnology?
Really small technology
What are computer simulations?
Using the computer to replicate situations that allow us to study & predict (weather,
What is RFID?
Radio frequency identification: Small devices that can be sensed (animals, stores,
roadway tolls/ 407)
What are the 4 major functions of a computer?
Gathers, Processes, Outputs and stores
Units of measure…. K, meg, gig? K= 1 thousand Meg= 1 million Gig= 1 Billion
What is Ergonomics?
Applied science of how people use and interact with physical objects from safety
and efficiency point of view (eg, chairs, desks, mice and monitors)
What is the Internet?
NOT THE WEB!! Global collection of interconnected networks
Where did the internet come from?
US military during the cold war
What is NIC?
Network Interface Card- Hardware in your computer used to connect you to the
What is PORT?
Connector on your computers to hookup extra devices/ peripherals to your
computer (Eg USB)
What does VOLATILE mean?
Loses data if powered off (RAM). Hard drives are non-volatile
Difference between data and information
What is software
Machine readable instructions that tell the computer how to perform tasks
What are the 2 types of software
System and Application Software
Compare and contrast the two
System software runs the computer (MacOS)
Applications are what people like to use
Give some examples of system software
Operating System: Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
Utility programs: Antivirus, Defrag
What is a PLATFORM?
Combination of hardware and operating system
Application software tends to be Platform specific
Many applications have specific requirements which include that platform and
memory/cpu/peripherals (Gamers need FASST cpus and expensive video cards)
Name some office Productivity software for each platform
Microsoft office: word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access Apple IWork: Pages, Numbers, Keynote…???
Linux Open/ Libre office: Writer, Calc, Impress, Base
Can we take notes with our laptops?
Yes many apps exist for your laptops…. MS OneNote