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IT Principles Level 1 - Mock 1
This test should take no more than 30 minutes. The pass mark is 14 out of 20.
Question 1: Which one of the following parts of a computer is necessary to enable it to play music?
Question 2: A speech synthesizer enables a computer to
Produce music electronically
Convert electronic signals into spoken word
Convert speech into electronic signals
Be controlled by a user talking into a microphone
Question 3: Which one of the following is NOT an output device?
Visual display unit
Question 4: The expression 'http://www.city-and-guilds.co.uk' is an example of
Question 5: Which one of the following is twice the size of A4 paper?
Question 6: Non-volatile memory
Retains content when the computer is turned off
Can be corrupted easily
Enables file sharing
Prevents copies being made
Question 7: The component of a PC that displays information is called a
Question 8: Which one of the following computer peripherals is ONLY an input device?
Question 9: The ability of the VDU to display fine detail depends on its
Use of colour
Question 10: For which one of the following would a spreadsheet be the BEST application for?
Writing a report that includes tables
Handling simple accounts
Producing a grid-referenced map
Keeping an inventory of equipment used
Question 11: Applications software allows a user to
Boot up a computer
Control computer configuration
Perform useful tasks
Question 12: A virus checker does NOT
Notify the user that a virus has been received
Recognise known viruses and isolate them
Stop viruses reaching the computer
Check files after creation
Question 13: The BEST application software for a mailmerge is
Question 14: Which one of the following types of software package would be used to store a list of records and perform sorts or searches on the records?
Question 15: Application software could be used to
Program a computer
Create a bitmap graphic
Control interrupts from hardware
Question 16: The purpose of a virus checker is to
Ensure that viruses are present
Find out if a virus is authentic
Search for invalid viruses
Detect the presence of a virus
Question 17: Which one of the following would be suitable for producing a slide show to support a talk?
A movie editor
A DTP package
A CAD package
A presentation package
Question 18: The main difference between a directory (or folder) and a file is that
Files contain only directories and never other data
Directories can contain files and directories
Files are special types of directories that include other directories
Directories contain only data and never other directories
Question 19: Confidentiality of data can BEST be maintained by the use of
Deletion of confidential data
Open access to data files
Question 20: How many bytes do 4 Kilobytes represent?
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South East Essex College