Practice Quiz Chapter 1 – Digital Literacy

In which of the following mouse operations do you quickly press and release the left mouse button twice without moving the mouse?
double-click
Which of the following is a collection of unprocessed items, which can include text, numbers, images, audio, and video?
Data
In which of the following mouse operations do you move the mouse until the pointer is positioned on the item of choice?
point
Which of the following is a collection of computers and devices connected together, as shown in the accompanying figure, often wirelessly, via communications devices and transmission media?
network
Research indicates that the more text messages students send, the more easily they find formal writing.
false
In which of the following mouse operations do you point to an item, hold down the left mouse button, move the item to the desired location on the screen, and then release the left mouse button?
drag
On a typical notebook computer, the monitor is on top of the system unit, and the keyboard attaches to the system unit with hinges.
false
In which gesture do you press and hold one finger on an object and then move the finger to the new location?
slide
If your cousin asks you what devices can be used to record and retrieve data, instructions, and/or information for future use on a computer, which of the following would you tell her?
USB flash drives, SSDs, hard disks
Which of the following is a personal computer that users can carry from place to place?
mobile computer
Servers like the one in the accompanying figure typically support only one computer at a time
False
Larger corporate, government, and Internet applications may use powerful, expensive servers (an example of which is shown in the accompanying figure) to support their daily operation.
True
Your smartphone allows you to take and store photos, and play and view your digital media. What is this overlap of technologies called?
convergence
Which of the following is a typical size for a game console?
four pounds
USB flash drives and memory cards usually hold more than hard disks like the kind shown in the accompanying figure.
false
Collections, such as that pictured in the accompanying figure, allow computers to share which of the following?
resources
The application system provides a means for users to communicate with the computer or mobile device and other software.
false
Batteries in the kind of computer shown in the accompanying figure typically last longer than those in tablets.
false
A game console is small enough to fit in one hand, making it more portable than the handheld game device.
false
You should delete or quarantine flagged attachments immediately.
true
If a computer adds together a list of numbers, what term identifies these numbers?
data
All social networking sites have a specialized audience.
false
Most computers and many mobile devices, such as smartphones and portable media players, can connect to which kind of network?
Wi-Fi
Which of the following is NOT a type of message you can send with a smartphone?
media message
Which of the following is NOT an operating system used by today’s computers and mobile devices?
DOS