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European Computer Driving Licence – Module 1
Syllabus Version 4 – Mock Test 3
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This test consists of thirty-six questions which must be completed within fortyfive minutes. Please complete your answers on the Answer Sheet supplied.
The pass mark is 75% - that is 27 out of 36
1) Poor posture at the computer can cause backache and other problems. Which
is the best way of avoiding these problems?
A)
B)
C)
D)
Sitting at the recommended distance from the monitor
Making sure your chair is the correct height
Using a mouse to operate programs
Switching off the computer when not in use
2) The book details stored in a Library database include its title. Which of the
following is a suitable amount of storage that will be required for the Title field?
A)
B)
C)
D)
1 byte
50 bytes
500 bytes
1 Kilobyte
3) If you were working from home, what software application is used to
communicate with colleagues and customers?
A)
B)
C)
D)
Word processing
Contact manager
Electronic mail
Diary program
4) Which input device would you choose to create a digitised version of a
photograph?
A)
B)
C)
D)
Plotter
OCR reader
Digital camera
Scanner
5) Why is it important that you have adequate lighting when using a computer?
A)
B)
C)
D)
To avoid back injuries
To avoid radiation hazards
To avoid repetitive strain injuries
To avoid eyestrain and headaches
6) Which software manages the files and folders on the hard disk drive of your
computer?
A) Operation System software
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B) Application software
C) Network software
D) Utility software
7) Computers use can cause repetitive strain injury (RSI). Which of the following
is the best way to avoid this?
A)
B)
C)
D)
Place your monitor at the correct height
Work with your wrists level with the keyboard
Ensure your computer is in a well lit area
Use an operator chair with arms
8) Which of the following devices do you need to be able to communicate with
other computers using the telephone network?
A)
B)
C)
D)
CD-ROM
Fax machine
Scanner
Modem
9) Which software package would you choose to create a newsletter?
A)
B)
C)
D)
Drawing
Database
Desk Top Publishing
Spreadsheet
10) Which of these is the most important reason for taking frequent breaks when
working at the computer?
A)
B)
C)
D)
To prevent the computer from overheating
To allow data to be saved
To prevent eyestrain
To display the screensaver
11) What do you need to use electronic mail at home?
A)
B)
C)
D)
A modem for incoming mail and a modem for outgoing mail
A modem and a dedicated telephone line
A modem and a network card
A modem and a standard telephone line
12) Which of the following is the MAIN advantage of a network system?
A)
B)
C)
D)
Increases speed of operation
Reduces cost
Allows sharing of data
Backs up data
13) Which of the following is NOT a permanent storage medium?
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A)
B)
C)
D)
Hard disk
CD-ROM
RAM
Magnetic tape
14) The computers in your office are connected together so staff can share files
and printers. What is this arrangement of computers called?
A)
B)
C)
D)
LAN
ISDN
TCP/IP
WAN
15) In which phase of development of a computer system would you determine the
files needed to store the data required by the system?
A)
B)
C)
D)
Implementation
System design
Testing
Systems analysis
16) What does the clock speed in a PC measure?
A)
B)
C)
D)
The speed at which the PC’s microprocessor operates
The frequency of the mains power supply
The speed at which the PC’s hard disk is accessed
The refresh rate of the monitor attached to the PC
17) Which type of computer can be easily moved from place to place?
A)
B)
C)
D)
Mainframe
Laptop
Server
Network workstation
18) Which of these tasks is a function of the operating system?
A)
B)
C)
D)
Scanning a photograph
Copying a file
Producing a database report
Adding data to a spreadsheet
19) A computer system is used for stock control in a mail order company. Which of
these tasks will NOT be done by the system?
A)
B)
C)
D)
Checking physical stock levels in the warehouse
Recording deliveries of goods into stock
Producing invoices for goods sold
Producing information on sales of goods
20) Which is the best way of protecting data from loss?
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A)
B)
C)
D)
Make regular backups of the data
Delete all your old files
Lock your computer
Change your password
21) Which of the following statements is true?
A)
B)
C)
D)
The World Wide Web is an alternative name for the Internet.
The Internet is part of the World Wide Web.
The World Wide Web is part of the Internet.
The Internet only processes e-mails, whereas the World Wide Web displays
pages of information.
22) Which of these is a disadvantage of e-mail?
A)
B)
C)
D)
You can send files to other users.
Your messages can be sent all over the world.
E-mail is a fast method of communication.
E-mail can introduce viruses to your system.
23) Which device would you use to draw shapes on the screen?
A)
B)
C)
D)
Scanner
Mouse
Optical Character Reader
Plotter
24) What is the speed of the CPU measured in?
A)
B)
C)
D)
BPS
GHz
MB
GB
25) Which is the correct statement about main memory?
A)
B)
C)
D)
The larger the memory, the lower the performance of the PC.
The faster the memory, the higher the risk of hardware failures.
The larger the memory, the better the performance of the PC.
The larger the memory, the larger the hard disk must be.
26) Which of the following happens when there is a power cut?
A)
B)
C)
D)
Data currently in the computer is written to the cache.
Data currently in the computer is stored in memory.
Data currently in the computer’s memory is lost.
Data currently in the computer is saved to backing store.
27) Which of the following types of software are you using when you click on the
My Computer icon to see what is on your computer?
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A)
B)
C)
D)
Browser software
Search engine
Graphical User Interface software
Database program
28) An ordering processing system uses a number of tables. Which of the following
tables contains personal data?
A)
B)
C)
D)
Product categories table
Orders table
Products table
Customers’ table
29) Which is most likely to happen after a power cut?
A)
B)
C)
D)
You can restart the computer and carry on with the same work.
The computer will not function.
All unsaved work is lost.
Your disk drive will be damaged.
30) Which of the following devices sends information from the user to the
computer?
A)
B)
C)
D)
Keyboard
System unit
Monitor
Printer
31) What word describes the stage that ensures a computer system performs as
expected?
A)
B)
C)
D)
Testing
Design
Analysis
Programming
32) Which one of the following would be most suitable to backup a small (30 Kb)
report?
A)
B)
C)
D)
Hard drive
CD-ROM
Floppy disk
DVD
33) Which of the following is an example of the use of computers as part of training
in a school?
A) CAD
B) LAN
C) CBT
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D) WAN
34) A software application to record and monitor car registrations would be used
by…
A)
B)
C)
D)
Factories
Government
Hospitals
Libraries
35) Which one of the following activities can help the environment?
A)
B)
C)
D)
Keep computers running continuously
Recycle used printer toner cartridges
Reduce clock speed of computers
Back up work regularly
36) What is meant by software piracy?
A)
B)
C)
D)
The unauthorised backup of software.
The unauthorised copying of software.
The unauthorised viewing of software
The unauthorised use of hardware.
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