Set 3 - random IT questions

Liz Goddard
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GCSE GCSE ICT Quiz on Set 3 - random IT questions, created by Liz Goddard on 03/06/2014.

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Question 1

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Katherine uses specialist software to create flowcharts. Give two reasons for using specialist software.
Answer
  • Easy to edit
  • Easy to resize
  • Contains specialist flow chart symbols
  • Can save it

Question 2

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Michael is a long-distance runner. He is preparing for a marathon. On the day of the marathon, Michael wears a GPS device so his team can monitor his location during the marathon. State two pieces of information that could be calculated using GPS data.
Answer
  • If he is breaking the speed limit
  • Distance between runners
  • How to get home
  • Distance travelled

Question 3

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Some social networking services also use GPS data. Explain how the irresponsible use of GPS data could place social network users at risk.
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  • Location is published / accessible
  • The information could be misused
  • The information is useless
  • The information is inappropriate

Question 4

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John wants to reduce the file size of one of the photographs. Give two ways he can do this.
Answer
  • Compress the image
  • Resize the image
  • Crop the image
  • Recolour the image

Question 5

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Give one disadvantage of reducing the file size of the photograph.
Answer
  • Image may get clearer and sharper
  • Image may get too small to see
  • Image may become blurry and pixellated

Question 6

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Amy owns AMYSCLOTHES.com. It sells a range of clothes and accessories from different suppliers. Zain has been employed to design and develop the company's digital products. Zain will create some digital products. Some will be interactive and others will not. Which one of these products is NOT interactive?
Answer
  • Customer database
  • TV advert
  • E-Learning pakcage
  • Digital catalogue

Question 7

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Identify one interactive feature that could be added to a web banner
Answer
  • A rollover button
  • An image
  • An animated gif

Question 8

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Harry is a Year 7 student. He is doing a project on volcanoes. Harry uses a search engine to find out about volcanoes. Describe the purpose of a 'search engine'.
Answer
  • To watch videos of volcanoes
  • To find information on the internet/www based on key words/phrases
  • To display web pages

Question 9

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Harry enters the phrase volcanic eruptions into a search engine, but finds too many results. How could Harry ensure that only web pages with the exact phrase he is looking for are found?
Answer
  • Use a different search engine
  • Use quotes around the phrase
  • Check his spelling
  • Use a different phrase

Question 10

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Harry has a video of a volcano on his smartphone. State two methods Harry can use to transfer the video from his phone to the school network
Answer
  • Infrared
  • Bluetooth
  • Firewire
  • USB cable

Question 11

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Any High is a secondary school with over 1000 students age 11–19. It makes extensive use of ICT for teaching and learning, as well as administration. The school wants to buy laptops for Year 7 students. The students will sometimes use their laptops for video conferencing in lessons. Give one reason why a built-in webcam may be more convenient than an external one.
Answer
  • Provides better sound
  • Provides better clarity/excludes outside noise
  • Cheaper

Question 12

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The students will use headsets when video conferencing. State two advantages of using a headset.
Answer
  • Less distracting to people around you
  • Looks more professional
  • Excludes external noise so easier to hear
  • They come with built in microphones

Question 13

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Sometimes after plugging in a headset the sound cannot be heard. Give the two most likely reasons.
Answer
  • The headset has been plugged into the wrong jack
  • The computer is broken
  • The headset is broken
  • The sound is turned off

Question 14

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When using a headset is it important to ensure that the volume is set to an appropriate level. Give two reasons for this.
Answer
  • To be respectful
  • High volume can distract others
  • High volume can damage hearing
  • To show you can use the volume control on the computer

Question 15

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The school wants to buy laptops for Year 7 students. Year 7 students will take their laptops with them to to all lessons. Describe one feature of a laptop that makes it suitable for this purpose.
Answer
  • They look cool
  • Lightweight and easy to carry
  • Lightweight and visually appealing

Question 16

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Ryan and Michael arrive in the country where an international athletics event is being held. Ryan sees that he has a mobile phone signal from a local network. Which one of these allows him to use the local network?
Answer
  • Wi-fi
  • Roaming
  • Broadband
  • Bluetooth

Question 17

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Ryan receives a welcome message from the network on his phone. Which one of these would be used to send the message?
Answer
  • SMS
  • WAP
  • POP3
  • RSS

Question 18

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Jon wants to 'surf the web' on his phone. State one feature the phone could have to make this possible.
Answer
  • USB cable
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Wi-fi

Question 19

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on wants to use his phone in the car. He needs to use a hands-free connection. State one method of hands-free connection.
Answer
  • WAP
  • USB cable
  • Bluetooth
  • HDMI cable

Question 20

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State TWO uses of GPS on a mobile phone
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  • Get directions to a specific location using current position
  • Use a location-based app to find local restaurants
  • To let your mum know where you are