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Computer Literacy

Subjects : literacy, it-skills
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Recording how long something takes

2. Microsoft software presentation program that allows a user to create a slide show of important notes that can be easily shown and moved through during a presentation

3. A word or character that causes the computer to do something. A command is a request or directions given to a computer.

4. Cable TV

5. A note added by way of comment or explanation

6. Microsoft Office feature found in Microsoft Office 2002 (XP) - Office 2003 - and later versions that enables users to have quick access to common features - information - and commands.

7. Information that comes from a computer after it has been processed

8. This is the program you use to browse files. A web browser will browse internet files - like Firefox or Internet Explorer.

9. Toolbar used to format documents

10. Universal Automatic Computer the UNIVAC is an electrical computer containing thousands of vacuum tubes that utilizes punch cards and switches for inputting data and punch cards for outputting and storing data.

11. The first calculation device

12. Protection for any published work that helps to prevent that work from being used without prior authorization

13. A built-in formula that you can use in spread sheet application to calculate an average - a square root - a total - and so on.

14. The process of moving data used in another program or earlier software version and moving it into another program or later version of the program.

15. Location of stored activities or events occurring to a computer or network

16. A tool box that allows you to change the font of text

17. Row of boxes - often at the top of an application window that control various functions of the software

18. The study and designing of products to help reduce the stress & make a product more comfortable to the user helping increase the users' productivity

19. A file containing a series of Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images that are displayed in rapid sequence in some Web browsers.

20. The type and how big the text or object is

21. Add - delete or change the contents of a cell or worksheet or file.

22. Receptacle for unwanted items

23. To combine two or more files into a single file.

24. A connection that is established using a modem

25. A peripheral device which allows users to play video games or computer games which demand fast reflexes and decision-making.

26. A device - such as a keyboard - stylus and tablet - mouse - puck - or microphone - that allows input of information (letters - numbers - sound - video) to a computer.

27. A paragraph style that creates a single list element - usually indicated by a 'bullet' character. This is also known as an 'unordered list.'

28. A precise series of instructions written in a computer language that tells the computer what to do and how to do it. Programs are also called 'software' or 'applications.'

29. World Wide Web - Group of internet servers linking computers around the world.

30. A disk which is 5.25 inches in diameter - with a storage capacity of 143 K (the equivalent of about 70 pages of text).

31. This is simply a way to send a message from one computer to another.

32. A generic text editor included with Microsoft Windows that enables someone to open and read plaintext files

33. The end of a line of text. You can force a line break by pressing 'Return' - or you can let the application break lines for you. This is a special character that forces a new line on a page without creating a new paragraph.

34. Term commonly associated with computer CRT monitors - refresh refers to the renewal of the screen contents.

35. An attachment can be a picture - a word document - a movie - a sound file - an excel document - or any other file that requires another program to open it.

36. A command that removes and adds cell contents from a worksheet.

37. A tool where the numbering happens automatically

38. A collection of icons - pictures - buttons and other useful image files along with sound and video files that can be embedded or inserted into web pages.

39. Alternatively referred to as malware - sneakware - or spyware - adware is a program installed without a user's consent or knowledge during the install of another program

40. In mathematics - a sum is the total amount obtained from adding numbers

41. A discrete collection of information you create with a computer program - including memos - pictures - budgets - text - and so on.

42. Extra programs

43. The screen that shows you what you are doing. It is like a viewer that displays what the computer sends to it.

44. Term used to describe the location or folder that e-mail is received on the computer or a computer program

45. The number keys on the right side of the keyboard that are laid out like the keys on an adding machine. In most cases - you can use these keys interchangeably with the number keys on the top row of the keyboard. Some programs use the numeric keypad a

46. Text that appears at the top and bottom of every page or every other page of a document.

47. Allows equipment to handle information that continuously changes

48. Unique location identified by intersecting column and row coordinates. (spreadsheet application) -The address or name of a specific cell. Cell references may be used in formulas and are relative or absolute. (spreadsheet application)

49. Function performed to reverse the action of an earlier action

50. A character displayed on the screen to prompt the user to take some action. The most common prompt is the 'C prompt' in which the computer hard drive or 'C' requests directions on what the computer should perform next.