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Multiple Choice Questions
 
1. Which of the following is not a required part of an information system?  A. People
B. Procedures
C. Internet
D. Data
 
2. The physical equipment that processes data in order to create information is called the  A. typology
B. compiler
C. hardware
D. software
 
3. The word "software" is interchangeable with the word 
A. procedure
B. application
C. program
D. computer
 
4. What are the two major software types? 
A. System analysis software and data warehousing software
B. Operating system software and utilities software
C. System software and application software
D. Database management software and application software
 
5. Which of the following is a collection of programs rather than a single program?  A. Procedures
B. System software
C. Hardware
D. Application software
 

6. "Background" software that helps the computer manage resources is called  A. shareware
B. application software
C. desktop
D. system software
 
7. Identify the program that coordinates computer resources, provides an interface between users and the computer, and runs applications.  A. Systems software
B. Operating system
C. Application software
D. Device driver
 
8. Disk Defragmenter eliminates unnecessary file fragments and rearranges files and unused disk space to optimize computer operations. This is an example of which type of program?  A. System software

B. Operating system
C. Application software
D. Utilities
 
9. System software includes all of the following except 
A. Operating systems
B. Device drivers
C. Utilities
D. Browser
 
10. Which of the following is most likely to be used to monitor manufacturing processes and assembly-line operations?  A. Minicomputers
B. Mainframe computers
C. Supercomputers
D. Microcomputers
 

11. Desktop, media center, notebook, netbook, tablet PC, and handheld computers are classified as  A. Mainframe computers
B. Supercomputers
C. Minicomputers
D. Microcomputers
 
12. The most widely used handheld computers are 
A. laptop computers
B. PDAs and smartphones
C. notebooks and netbooks
D. tablet PCs
 
13. A specific type of notebook computer that accepts handwriting, using a stylus, is called a  A. laptop computer
B. netbook
C. subnotebook
D. tablet PC
 
14. This computer component holds data that is currently being processed.  A. RAM
B. ROM
C. Bus
D. Ports
 
15. Which of the following will not retain data after the computer is turned off?  A. DVD
B. RAM
C. ROM
D. Hard drive
 

16. Identify the four basic categories of hardware in a microcomputer system.  A. Hard disk, input/output, secondary storage, and display devices B. System unit, input/output, secondary storage, and primary storage C. System unit, input/output, secondary storage, and communication D. System unit, modem, RAM, and microprocessor

 
17. This hardware houses most of the electronic components that make up a computer system.  A. system unit
B. input/output devices
C. secondary storage
D. communication
 
18. Which of the following are two important components of the system unit?  A. microprocessor and memory
B. keyboard and mouse
C. microphone and speakers
D. monitor and printer
 
19. Which one of the following is not considered a form of secondary storage?  A. Solid-state storage
B. Optical disk
C. RAM
D. Hard disk
 
20. USB drives are a type of what kind of secondary storage?  A. Optical disks
B. Hard drives
C. High-definition disks
D. Solid-state storage
 

21. The communication device that is needed for a computer to transmit data over telephone or cable lines is  A. a personal computer
B. the Internet
C. a telephone line
D. a modem
 
22. Which of the following is not an example of a document file?  A. Spreadsheet
B. Memo
C. Letter
D. Term paper
 
23. A financial budget would be created in what type of data file?  A. Database
B. Worksheet
C. Presentation
D. Document
 
24. Employee records,...
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