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NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE

GRADE 12

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS TECHNOLOGY P2 (THEORY) NOVEMBER 2010
MARKS: 150 TIME: 3 hours

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INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION 1. 2. 3. This question paper consists of SECTION A and SECTION B. Answer ALL the questions. Number the answers correctly according to the numbering system used in this question paper. Start EACH question on a NEW page.

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SECTION A QUESTION 1: MATCHING ITEMS Choose a term/concept from COLUMN B that matches a description in COLUMN A. Write only the letter (A – R) next to the question number (1.1 – 1.10) in the ANSWER BOOK, for example 1.11 S. COLUMN A 1.1 A device that adds more ports to a computer for devices such as a mouse, printer, keyboard and flash disk The component responsible for the processing of all data and instructions on a computer A way of sending messages and attachments via a computer network A program that allows one to have conversations via a network, such as the Internet A device that can be used as a temporary source of power for computers if there is a power failure A text file containing information about the user's preferences and choices regarding a specific website Software that manages and controls all the activities and resources on a computer A short message sent via Twitter O 1.9 A small touch-sensitive device often used on laptop computers as an alternative to a mouse The size of a typical mp3 file R network (10 x 1) [10] P Q 1.10 MMS cookie 300 KB A B C D E F 1.4 G H 1.5 I J 1.6 K L 1.7 M N 1.8 UPS tweet stylus touch pad application software 4 GB RAM CPU driver program Skype USB hub surge protector e-mail operating system COLUMN B

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QUESTION 2: MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS Various options are provided as possible answers to the following questions. Choose the answer and write only the letter (A – D) next to the question number (2.1 – 2.10) in the ANSWER BOOK, for example 2.11 E. 2.1 Which ONE of the following would typically be the best device or medium to use to backup an entire hard drive? A B C D 2.2 Flash disk DVD SD card External hard drive

The reason for using a modem is that it … A B C D acts as a firewall. allows the computer to send and receive data via a telephone line. acts as a power source to the computer. allows multiple devices to be connected to a personal computer.

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The URL of a website refers to … A B C D the relative ranking of the website by a search engine. the password needed to access the website. an address that identifies a website on the Internet. the e-mail address of the webmaster of the website.

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Which ONE of the following files does NOT have a file format that has been compressed? A B C D mpeg zip jpeg rtf

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Which ONE of the following components will probably improve the performance of a PC the most? A B C D Increasing the refresh rate of the monitor Adding a DVD drive Installing antivirus software Adding more memory (RAM)

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Which ONE of the following may NOT be used as a data source in a mail merge? A B C D A worksheet in a spreadsheet A report in a database A table in a word processing document A query in a database

2.7

Which ONE of the following would be the most suitable example of a good, secure password? A B C D AD12 Mary Q4%61y9! 0825545612

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Which ONE of the following fields in a table in a database containing records of clients would be the best example of a field where an input mask could be used? A B C D The surname of a client The address of a...
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