Computer Proficency

Any computer parts that you can actually touch are considered to be:


A ___________ is a pointing device used to move a pointer on the screen and to make


What is the siginificance of a faded (dimmed) command in a drop-down menu?

the command is not currently accesible

An operating system is:

System software

The Maximize button is used to:

expand a window to fill the entire screen

The Minimize button is used to:

Reduce a window to a button on the taskbar

All computers must have:

an operating system

What is the name of the Windows location that stores cut or copied information?


The _____________ shows what file and applications are open.


An unwanted program running on a computer is called a


How to you open aprogram such aso when there are no icons on the desktop?

Click the START button and select the program from the menu

When you are instructed to "point and click," it means you:

Use the mouse to move the pointer around the screen and then click the mouse button once or twice to select the object.

The _________________ is an output device that produces output on paper.


What type of device is a flash drive?


In software applications such as Microsoft Word, a document in known as what on the PC?


The "Control Panel" is:

A system tool that allows a user to set certain settings

Which Windows program do you use to manage folders and files?

Windows Explorer

Desktop" is a computer term that refers to:

The initial screen showing icons for folders, files, and applications

Select on of the followintg to determine the proper procedure for shutting down your computer.

start menu, click "shut down

In a file hierarchy, a folder inside another folder is called


After you delete a file from your hard disk, it is automatcally placed in the

recycle bin

Creating a subdirectory required you to

Create a new folder for specific items

The term ____________ refers to the set of instructions that directs the hardware in a computer to accomplish a task.


A WORD file can be attached to an e-mail message?


What program command saves a copy of a file under a different name

save as

When integrating Word and Excel, Word is usually the


A block of text is selected and now you wish to center align them. Which of the following command will let you do it?

Paragraph command from Format menu

What Are The Different Views To Display A Table

datasheet view, design view, pivote table and pivot chart view ALL THE ABOVE

Which Of The Following Creates A Drop Down List Of Values To Choose From?

Lookup wizard

What is a motion path?

A method of moving items on a slide

In Microsoft PowerPoint two kind of sound effects files that can be added to the presentation are

.wav files and .mid files

Which of the following should you use if you want all of the slides in the presentation to have the same

a presentation design template

what does the acronym LAN refer to?

a computer network

you are allowed to make a copy of copyright protected computer program

when making a backup

how many kilobytes are equivalent to one megabyte

about 1,000

what parameter is used to specify data transfer speed


how can risk of unauthorized computer systems be reduced

using a firewall

files included in an email are



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