Module 1: Introducing Today’s Technologies

  1. What is a person called who can accomplish many types of daily tasks using technology?
    Answer: Tech savvy
  2. A(n) TV is an Internet-capable, high-definition television on which you can use the the Internet to watch video, listen to the radio, play games, and communicate with others.
    Answer: Smart
  3. Individuals suffering from technology overload feel distressed when deprived of computers and mobile devices.
    Answer: True
  4. Which of the following is NOT a basic function of a computer?
    Answer: Produce input
  5. Which of the following is given as a reason for the popularity of video games?
    Answer: the social aspect
  6. A collection of related instructions organized for a common purpose is referred to as .
    Answer: software
  7. Keyboards for mobile devices contain the same number of keys as desktop keyboards.
    Answer: False
  8. A(n) is software that finds websites, webpages, images, videos, and other information related to a specific topic.
    Answer: search engine
  9. Storage consists of electronic components that store instructions and data waiting to be excited.
    Answer: False
  10. C++ and JavaScript are examples of programming languages.
    Answer: True
  11. Both earbuds and headphones usually include noise-cancelling technology that enable you to reduce the volume level needed.
    Answer: True
  12. A(n) is a collaborative website that allows users to create, add to, modify, or delete content.
    Answer: wiki
  13. Google is an example of a search engine.
    Answer: True
  14. A(n) is a collection of computers and devices connected together, often wirelessly.
    Answer: network
  15. Parvati wants to find out more information about purchasing a computer, so she performs a web search.

    Parvati should use a search engine, such as .
    Answer: Bing

  16. Which of the following best describes how you can use Facebook?
    Answer: Share messages, interests, activities, events, photos, and other personal information with family and friends.
  17. A(n) is software that enables users with an Internet connection to access and view webpages on a computer or mobile device.
    Answer: browser
  18. Most e-book reader models have a touch screen, and some are Internet capable.
    Answer: True
  19. is a collection of unprocessed items, including text, images, audio, and video.
    Answer: data
  20. With streaming media, you access the media content while it downloads.
    Answer: True
  21. Trojan horses and zombies are examples of .
    Answer: malware
  22. By subscribing to an ISP, you can connect to the Internet through your computers and mobile devices.
    Answer: True
  23. Which of the following is NOT recommended advice to protect your computer from malware?
    Answer: Remove firewall software and hardware.
  24. A(n) consists of programs designed to make users more productive and/or assist them with personal tasks.
    Answer: application
  25. uses short-range radio signals to enable computers and devices to communicate with each other, such as a phone to a headset.
    Answer: Bluetooth
  26. A(n) is an output device that visually conveys text, graphics, and video information.
    Answer: display
  27. Activity trackers and smartwatches are two types of devices.
    Answer: wearable
  28. Which of the following is NOT true about digital cameras?
    Answer: To record video, you must purchase a separate digital video camera.
  29. Without a built-in card slot, you cannot transfer stored items from a memory card to a computer or printer.
    Answer: False
  30. What is described as having a current knowledge of computers, mobile devices, the web, and related technologies?
    Answer: Digital literacy
  31. Computers contain many electric, electronic, and mechanical components known as .
    Answer: hardware
  32. Identify the letter of the choice that best matches the phrase or definition.
    • Having a current knowledge and understanding of computers, mobile devices, the web and related technologies
      Answer: digital literacy
    • Thin, lightweight mobile computer with a screen in its lid and a keyboard in its base
      Answer: laptop
    • A thin, lightweight mobile computer with a touch screen
      Answer: tablet
    • An electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory, that can accept data, process the data according to specified rules, produce information, and store the information for future use
      Answer: computer
    • A personal computer designed to be in a stationary location
      Answer: desktop
    • A computer dedicated to providing one or more services to other computers or devices on a network
      Answer: server
    • A computing device small enough to hold in your hand
      Answer: mobile device
    • An Internet-capable phone that usually also includes a calendar, an address book, a calculator, notepad, games, and several other apps
      Answer: smartphone
    • Any hardware component that allows you to enter data and instructions into a computer or mobile device
      Answer: input device
    • Any hardware component that conveys information from a computer or mobile device to one or more people
      Answer: output device
    • Where a computer keeps data, instructions, and information
      Answer: storage media
    • Removable flash memory
      Answer: memory card
    • A worldwide collection of computer networks
      Answer: Internet
    • A worldwide collection of electronic documents
      Answer: web
    • A storage device that typically uses flash memory to store data, instructions, and information
      Answer: solid-state drive
  33. A mouse is an example of a(n) device.
    Answer: pointing
  34. If you want to connect multiple devices together in your home to share a single Internet connection and devices such as a printer, what should you do?
    Answer: Network your computers and devices.
  35. A(n) network is a system that attempts to imitate the behavior of the human brain.
    Answer: neural
  36. Which of the following best describes the term, the Internet of Things?
    Answer: The ability of everyday devices to transmit data to and from the Internet using sensors.
  37. Which Internet communication service can you use to speak to other users over the Internet?
    Answer: VoIP
  38. With an all-in-one computer the display device is separate from the tower.
    Answer: False
  39. Which of the following is most likely to require use of a server, desktop, and industry-specific handheld computer, and is most likely to use spreadsheets, databases, and accounting software?
    Answer: enterprise user
  40. Gennie has just gotten her first smartphone with a touch screen. Mia is giving her a lesson on how to use the touch screen.

    Gennie wants to zoom in. Mia tells her she should .
    Answer: Stretch

  41. Digital device is the trend of computers and devices with technologies that overlap.
    Answer: convergence
  42. A common way to display a shortcut menu using a mouse is to .
    Answer: right-click
  43. A(n) is an input device that enables you to speak into a computer or mobile device.
    Answer: microphone
  44. Parvati wants to find out more information about purchasing a computer, so she performs a web search.

    Which of the following is NOT true about Parvati’s web search?
    Answer: She will enter the desired search text in the Query box.

  45. A program is another term for software.
    Answer: True
  46. Which Internet communication service can you use to transfer items to and from other computers on the Internet?
    Answer: FTP
  47. When you computers and mobile devices, you match the files in two or more locations with each other.
    Answer: sync
  48. Gaming consoles are more portable than handheld gaming devices.
    Answer: False
  49. A web is a computer that delivers requested webpages to your computer or mobile device.
    Answer: server
  50. Which of the following is NOT true about memory and storage?
    Answer: Most memory keeps data and instructions permanently.
  51. Engineers, scientists, architects, game designers, and graphic artists are examples of power users.
    Answer: True
  52. A common way to move an object from one location to another using a mouse is to .
    Answer: drag
  53. storage is an Internet service that provides remote storage to computer users.
    Answer: Cloud
  54. is an example of a valid web .
    Answer: address
  55. CDs and DVDs are two types of discs.
    Answer: optical
  56. A(n) printer can print solid objects from materials including plastic, nylon, or wood.
    Answer: 3D
  57. Word processing, presentation, and personal finance are types of personal interest applications.
    Answer: False
  58. Flash memory has many moving parts, making it less durable and shock resistant than other types of media.
    Answer: False
  59. A(n) disk is a storage device that contains one or more inflexible, circular platters that use magnetic particles to store data, instructions, and information.
    Answer: hard
  60. Crowdsourcing is the practice of involving a large group of people to collectively contribute time, services, funds, expertise, or ideas.
    Answer: True
  61. Gennie has just gotten her first smartphone with a touch screen. Mia is giving her a lesson on how to use the touch screen.

    Gennie wants to move an item around on the screen. Mia tells her she should .
    Answer: Drag or slide

  62. Several words separated by spaces used in place of a password are called what?
    Answer: passphrases
  63. Uploading is the process of transferring existing content stored on a server or other computer or device to your device via a network.
    Answer: False
  64. A study concluded that drivers using hands-free technologies are distracted, miss visual clues, and have slower reaction times.
    Answer: True
  65. A USB drive is a portable memory storage device that you plug into a USB port.
    Answer: flash
  66. A computer accepts data, called output.
    Answer: False
  67. computing involves reducing the electricity consumed and environmental waste generated when using a computer.
    Answer: Green
  68. A password is a unique combination of characters that identifies one specific user.
    Answer: False
  69. In the educational practice of BYOD, what does D stand for?
    Answer: device
  70. A(n) system is a set of programs that coordinates all the activities among computer or mobile device hardware.
    Answer: operating
  71. Twitter and LinkedIn are examples of what kind of website?
    Answer: online social network
  72. Digital includes music, photos, and videos.
    Answer: media
  73. A(n) is a duplicate of content on a storage medium that you can use in case the original is lost, damaged, or destroyed.
    Answer: backup
  74. You interact with a program through its user .
    Answer: interface
  75. Most people feel that they should be asked before someone posts a picture of them online.
    Answer: True
  76. A headset contains both a microphone and a speaker.
    Answer: True
  77. A(n) is a light-sensing input device that converts printed text and images into a form the computer can process.
    Answer: scanner
  78. A(n) also is called a notebook computer.
    Answer: laptop
  79. Mobile computers and devices typically have a separate physical display device.
    Answer: False
  80. Posts on Twitter form a blog because of its journal format.
    Answer: True

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