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Peter Norton’s Introduction to Computers, 6e End of Chapter Solutions

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Chapter 3; Lesson A Solutions Key Term Quiz
1. In computer use, the skill of typing is often referred to as _________________. 2. IBM-compatible PCs have 10 or 12 _________________ keys. 3. In many programs, an on-screen symbol called a(n) __________________ or a(n) _________________ shows you where you are in a document. 4. A(n) _________________ is a temporary storage area that holds data until the CPU is ready for it. 5. In addition to pointing, the four primary mouse techniques are __________________, __________________, __________________, and ___________________. 6. You use a mouse (or one of its variants) to position a(n) _________________ on the screen. 7. In many Windows applications, you can open a shortcut menu by ________________ the mouse. 8. Many laptop computers feature a small joystick between the G and H keys, which is called a(n) _________________ or a(n) _________________. 9. _________________ is the study of the way people work with tools. 10. _________________ is a common type of repetitive stress injury among computer users.

Multiple Choice
1. Some people claim that when computers can interpret handwriting and speech with 100 percent accuracy, this will become unnecessary. A. mice B. typing C. the pointing device D. special-purpose keys

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2. These keys make up the part of the keyboard that looks like a typewriter’s keys. A. special-purpose keys B. function keys C. typing keys D. alphanumeric keys 3. The common keyboard arrangement is called the __________ layout. A. QWERTY B. QEWTYR C. QYWERT D. QWERYT 4. Which of the following is not a modifier key? A. SHIFT B. CTRL C. ALT D. BACKSPACE 5. In most programs, you can press this key to get help. A. ESC B. F1 C. ALT D. F10 6. When you press a key, this device notifies the system software. A. keyboard B. keyboard buffer C. keyboard controller D. keyboard CPU 7. In many Windows applications, you can use this key as an alternative to the right mouse button. A. ESC B. F1 C. SPACEBAR D. Shortcut

8. This type of mouse uses reflected light to measure its movements. A. optical B. laser C. mechanical D. wheel 9. In a multi-button mouse, one button must be designated as the __________ button. A. first B. left

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Peter Norton’s Introduction to Computers, 6e End of Chapter Solutions C. primary D. user 10. You can ________ a program’s icon to launch the program. A. point to B. double-click C. right-click D. drag

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Review Questions
1. Most standard keyboards include five major groups of keys. List them. 2. Why are most standard keyboards called "QWERTY" keyboards? 3. What does the CTRL key do? 4. What is the purpose of the Start key, which appears on many IBM-compatible keyboards? 5. What happens when you press a key on the computer’s keyboard? 6. What is the purpose of the mouse pointer?

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7. How does a mechanical mouse work? 8. Describe two benefits of using a mouse. 9. What does the term “dragging” mean, and how do you do it? 10. Describe the cause and effect of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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Peter Norton’s Introduction to Computers, 6e End of Chapter Solutions

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Chapter 3; Lesson B Solutions Key Term Quiz
1. The pen used with a computer—such as a tablet PC—is also called a(n) __________________. 2. You might not think of a(n) __________________ as a true input device, but it is. 3. You can find __________________ being used as input devices in supermarkets and department stores everywhere. 4. A bar code reader is a special type of _________________. 5. In a computer, a _________________ translates analog audio signals into digital codes the computer can use. 6. The process of translating voice into text or commands the...
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