ICT GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

Liz Riggs
Quiz by Liz Riggs, updated 7 months ago
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ICT general knowledge questions related to ICT Functional Skills exams Levels 1 and 2.

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Question 1

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Why would you use a folder structure to save your files?
Answer
  • It makes finding files easier and is tidy
  • It isn't always that important as long as you can remember what your files are called

Question 2

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You have been asked to work together on a poster with a person from another branch of the company. Using the Internet, what methods could you use to share the document?
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  • Store files online
  • Use web-based software like Google Apps to allow everyone to work together at the same time
  • Use email to send files to each other
  • None of the above, it is not possible

Question 3

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When you work with other people via the Internet the risk of viruses can be a problem.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 4

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What can you do to minimise the risk of computer viruses?
Answer
  • Install anti-virus software and update it regularly
  • Treat unknown email attachments with caution
  • Do not open email attachments
  • Install anti-virus software once but there is no need to update it as this can prove expensive

Question 5

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You need to make back-up copies of important files to avoid losing information.
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  • True
  • False

Question 6

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If a file is sent to you by a person you do not know, open it as soon as possible to see what it is before deleting it.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 7

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If the date was wrong on your computer, can you change it and, if so, what would you do?
Answer
  • No you can't change it
  • Yes you can change it. Click on the clock and choose 'Change Date and Time Settings'

Question 8

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It important to back up files to somewhere other than your computer.
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  • True
  • False

Question 9

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If an email is sent to you containing someone’s personal information, why is it wrong to forward it to other people?
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  • It isn't wrong, once information is in an email it becomes general information
  • You need to consider the information before forwarding it on to others in case it is personal or sensitive and may also be covered by Data Protection laws

Question 10

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If you were making a PowerPoint presentation about wild animals what would you need to do to make it more appealing to children?
Answer
  • Add audio
  • Add pictures
  • Add colour
  • Add animations
  • Use simple text and short sentences
  • All of the above
  • None of the above, it doesn't really make that much difference

Question 11

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What digital content can be stored on an iPod?
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  • Audio
  • Images
  • Videos
  • Only music

Question 12

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How could you send an email to a group of people keeping each person in the group’s email address private?
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  • You can't do this
  • Use BCC
  • Send the email to each person individually

Question 13

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What effects would the Trojan horse have on your computer?
Answer
  • Slows down the computer, allows or causes pop-ups, it can copy key strokes and steal passwords.
  • None really. These aren't actually that serious.

Question 14

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If a USB memory stick had been infected with a virus, could you make it safe to use again?
Answer
  • No, you would need to throw it away
  • Yes, copy all the files onto a PC or another USB stick
  • Yes, run anti-virus software on the USB stick to clean the virus

Question 15

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What happens when you right click on the mouse?
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  • Nothing
  • Copy and Paste become available
  • A short, relevant menu, appears

Question 16

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Choose the input devices.
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  • Mouse
  • Printer
  • Standard Monitor
  • Microphone
  • Keyboard
  • Speakers
  • Digital camera
  • Projector
  • Touch Screen

Question 17

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Which of the following is a file extension?
Answer
  • www.
  • .jpeg
  • candidate@C&G.com
  • App

Question 18

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A Mail Merge is a function in Word which allows you to use the same information, such as a letter, to send to many different addresses.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 19

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You can use any picture you find on the internet for anything you want.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 20

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When looking at information on the Internet, it important to think who has written it and if the information you are reading is correct.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 21

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It a good idea to store confidential information on a memory stick.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 22

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Which of the following is a website address (URL)?
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  • chris@cgpbooks.co.uk
  • santa.jpeg
  • www.bbc.co.uk/news
  • cgpbooks.html

Question 23

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If your emails aren't being sent or you can't access the internet you need to check the network settings on your computer.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 24

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Choose the output devices.
Answer
  • Projector
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Speakers
  • Printer
  • Touch screen
  • Scanner

Question 25

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It is important to defragment your hard disk from time to time.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 26

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Which one of the following passwords is the strongest?
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  • England
  • 12345678
  • J0$hua*Y17
  • farmer111

Question 27

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What is a firewall used for?
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  • To clear internet history
  • To block unwanted downloads
  • To change screen resolution
  • To make the computer run faster

Question 28

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Which one of the following could a scanner be used for?
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  • To take a photograph of someone
  • To create a digital copy of a document (picture, text, photo etc.)
  • To correct formulas and functions
  • To record a piece of electronic music

Question 29

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Which one of the following is the symbol for a wild card search?
Answer
  • >=
  • <=
  • *
  • $

Question 30

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Defragmenting your PC tidies up the layout of the files on your hard disk which may make the PC work faster.
Answer
  • True
  • False
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