Study Questions for Unit 1 Test

  1. What is a file?
  2. What is the difference between ASCII and Binary files?
  3. Name 2 types of ASCII and 2 types of Binary file extensions.
  4. What does a file extension do?
  1. Can you change this? If so, how?
  1. What is a bit?
  2. What is a byte?
  3. How many bits are in a byte?
  4. What are the 5 common prefixes used to describe large numbers of bytes?  What numbers do they represent?
  5. How is information stored on a computer? What is this called?
  6. Name 5 different software categories.
  7. What is the difference between online and installed software.
  8. Be able to identify various software by type.
  9. What are the 4 different types of usage rules associated  with software? Describe each.
  10. What is Hardware?
  11. What is the difference between internal and peripheral hardware?
  12. What is the CPU? What does it do?
  13. What is the difference between RAM and a Hard Drive? 
  14. What model are all computers based on?
    1. Draw a simplified diagram of this model?
  15. What is the definition of ergonomics?
  1. Be able to identify key ergonomic issues and solutions
  1. Why is 10 finger typing important?
  1. Know the appropriate placement of fingers and keys for proper 10 finger typing.
  1. What is email?
  2. What is a spreadsheet? Give an example.
  3. What is a web browser? Give 3 examples.
  4. What is the difference between to: cc: and bcc: ?
  5. If you want to send out an email invitation to a surprise party but you don’t want everyone to know who is going, what do you do?
  6. What 2 things should you consider when sending an email with an attachment?
  7. What is the difference between html (Rich Text, Formatted) and plain text emails? Why would you want to use one over the other?
  8. What considerations should be taken when emailing a potential employer?
  9. What is spam and how can you avoid it?
  10. List all the basic internet security tips you can think of.
  11. Know the basic tools of the Pixlr and GIMP toolbars.  You will only be tested on ones we went over and worked with in class.
  12. What is the difference between vector and raster graphics?
  13. What is the Internet Backbone?
  14. What is an IP Address?
  15. What piece of hardware connects your home network to the Internet?
  16. In Victoria, Bell and Telus are the two main what?
  17. Which two image formats support transparency? What is the difference?