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IT SQE EXAM 1. Which of the following is NOT part of your texts definition of computer literacy?

a) Awareness b) Interaction c) Knowledge d) Programming 2. In terms of computer literacy, interaction means a) Using word processing software c) Responding to e-mail b) Using a simple chat program d) All of the above 3. The three fundamental characteristics of computers are a) Speed, storage capability, variety of applications b) Reliability, speed, storage capability c) Cost effectiveness, speed, variety of applications d) Cost effectiveness, reliability, storage capability 4. The fundamental characteristic of computers most relevant to the service we expect when wemake a bank withdrawal, telephone call or obtain stock quotes isa) Reliability b) Speed c) Storage capability d) Variety of applications 5. According to your text, the by-products resulting from the three fundamental characteristics of computers area) Cost reduction, internet use, and productivity c) Data analysis, internet use and productivity. b) Communication, data analysis, and d) Cost reduction, decision making, and decision making productivity. 6. Computers help to reduce the costs of goods and services in our economy due: a) Speed and reliability c) Decision making and speed b) Storage capability and productivity d) Productivity and decision making 7. According to your text, the most important component of a computer system is a) Hardware b) Software c) People d) All of the above 8. The step-by-step instructions that direct a computer to find your schools website are called: a) Hardware b) A program c) An input device d) Network tools 9. The main aspects of data handling required for a computer to function are: a) Input, processing, output, and storage b) Input, data analysis, reports and connectivity c) Processing, connectivity, speed, and a variety of programs d) Connectivity, input, output and speed 10. The computer hardware that accepts command in a form that the computer can use is called a(n): a) Storage device b) Input device c) Output device d) Processor 11. Each of the members of your history class projects team has written a section of the required paper. Which secondary storage device should be used to provide all this information to the team member who will compile the entire paper? a) Printer c) Diskette b) E-mail attachment d) All of the above are suitable secondary storage devices. 12. Using a computer word processor to do a report for school differs from using an electric typewriter to prepare your report in that: a) You can input the text of your report using something other than a keyboard. b) You can output your report to your instructor without printing it on paper.

c) You can easily produce another copy for your instructor if you drop the original in the mud on the way to class. d) All of the above 13. In addition to typing, data can be input to a computer by: a) Speaking b) Pointing c) Looking d) All of the above 14. Laser beams are used to read input from: a) Wand readers b) Flatbed scanners c) Optical mice d) All of the above 15. The most widely used input device is:
a) Mouse b) Keyboard c) Scanner d) Speech recognition

16. One of your classmates was injured in an accident and broke both wrists. Which input device willhe need to use in the computer lab until he has recovered?
a) Mouse b) Keyboard c) Scanner d) Speech recognition

17. The processor is also known as: a) RAM b) CPU c) Secondary storage d) An input device 18. CPU stands for: a) Code Protection Unit c) Central Processing Unit b) Critical Path Unit d) None of the above 19. Information is data that is: a) Organized, meaningful, and useful c) Useful, cost effective and accurate b) Cost effective, organized, and meaningful d) Factual, logical and verifiable 20. Computer memory is also known as: c) Secondary storage a) A CPU b) Primary storage d) A hard disk 21. Which of the following statements about the contents of computer memory is true? a) Computer memory holds data and programs c) Computer memory holds data only. b) Computer memory holds programs only d) None of the above 22. What is the computers whole reason for being? c) Gaming and e-mail a) Input b) Output d) Processing 23. Raw data that has been processed by the computer is known as: c) Alphanumeric data a) Numeric data b) Textual data d) Information 24. The most common form of secondary storage for personal computers are: b) Optical disk drives a) Magnetic tape c) Magnetic disks d) RAM 25. Which of the following statements is true of optical disk drives? a) CD-ROMs are optical disk drives. c) Diskettes are optical disk drives. b) DVD-ROMs are optical disk drives. d) Both CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs are optical disk drives. 26. The hardware devices that are attached to the computer are calleda) Central processing units c) Peripheral equipment b) Primary storage devices d) Backup devices 27. The term LAN stands for: a) Logical Access Network c) Limited Access Network b) Local Audio Network d) Local Area Network 28. In this type of network, personal computers are connected within an office: a) WAN b) LAN c) Internet d) Web site

29. The device that enables personal computers to be interconnected via phone lines are called: a) Modems b) LANs c) Internets d) ARPAnet 30. The largest and most far-flung network system is called: a) The Matrix b) The internet c) The intranet d) ARPAnet 31. Who owns the internet? a) United States Government c) The World |Trade Organization b) Microsoft d) No one owns the Internet 32. What does TCP/IP stand for? a) Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol b) Transport Capture Protocol/Intranet Protocol c) Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Packet d) Telecommunications Connection Protocol/Internet Protocol 33. The term ISP stands for: a) Internet Surfing Provider c) Internet Service Provider b) Information Service Provide d) Interactive Systems Producer 34. Software that allows the use of a mouse to point and click on screen text or pictures, to explore the internet is called: a) Menu b) Toolbar c) ISP d) Browser 35. The main page of a Web Site is also known as the: a) Front page b) Home page c) URL d) Hyperlink 36. Large servers are likely to be hosted on: a) Mainframe computers c) Workstations b) Personal computers d) Laptop computers 37. One application of data warehouses is: a) Shipping of information c) Decision support b) Order processing d) File updating 38. Older systems that contain data of poor quality are often called___________ systems. a) Controlled c) Database b) Legacy d) Mainframe 39. A database is an organized collection of ____________ related data. a) Logically b) Physically c) Not d) Badly 40. Which of the following types of data can be stored in a database? a) Voice b) Letters c) Numbers d) All of the above 41. Data processed in a way that increases a users knowledge is: a) Text b) Graphics c) Information d) Hyperlink 42. Data that describe the properties of other data are: d) None of the above a) Relationships b) Logical c) Physical 43. All of the following are properties of metadata except: a) Data definitions c) Rules or constraints b) Processing logic d) Data structures 44. One disadvantage of file processing system is: a) Reduced data duplication

b) Program-data independence c) Limited data sharing d) Enforcement of integrity constraints 45. Program-data dependence is caused by: a) File descriptors being stored in each application b) Data descriptions being stored on a server c) Data descriptions being written into programming code d) Data cohabiting with programs 46. Loss of metadata integrity is a result of: a) Poor design b) Unplanned and uncontrolled duplication of data c) Decreased programmer productivity d) A large volume of file i/o. 47. Database development begins with______________ , which establishes the range and general contents of organizational databases. a) Database design c) Departmental data modelling b) Cross-functional analysis d) Enterprise data modelling 48. Which of the following is NOT a component of information systems architecture? a) Data b) Hardware c) Networks d) Reasons 49. Which of the following is a data-oriented methodology used to create information systems? a) Data modelling c) Information architecture b) Information engineering d) System analysis 50. A generic planning methodology that attempts to gain a broad understanding of the organizations information needs is called _______________ planning. a) Strategic planning b) Cross-functional c) Top-down d) Bottom-up

ANSWER KEY 1.D 2.D 3.B 4.B 5.D 6.D 7.C 8.B 9.A 10.B 11.C 12.D 13.A 14.A

15.B 16.D 17.B 18.C 19.A 20.B 21.A 22.D 23.D 24.C 25.D 26.C 27.D 28.B

29.A 30.B 31.D 32.A 33.C 34.D 35.B 36.A 37.C 38.B 39.A 40.D 41.C 42.D

43.B 44.C 45.A 46.B 47.D 48.B 49.B 50.C