The Teaching Guide
Windows Specific Stuff
Macintosh Specific Stuff
Some Philosophical Matters

Introduction
Using the Mouse
Icons
windows with a small w
The Desktop Metaphor
Menus and Their Use
Dialog Boxes and Saving and Opening Files
Switching Between and Opening Applications

Kinds of Files
Folders
Using Keyboard Shortcuts
Editing Text
Powering On Your Computer
Shutting Down and Crash Recovery
Getting More Help
Shortcuts and Aliases
Deleting Files
Finding Files and Folders
Terminology


Quiz Number One
Quiz Number Two
Quiz Number Three
Crossword Puzzle
Word Search




 

 

Glossary Quiz for the Computer Basics Module

Created by the Orange mentor training group: Bill Geraci, Jane White, Deborah Wade.

Back to the contents of the main Computer Basics page.

Please click on the answer to each question and then, at the bottom, click Get Score in order to see the percentage you got right!
 


1. What do you call the space where the computer does its processing?

CPU
RAM
OS
 
 

2. What is it called when you remove some information from a file or remove a file from the disk?

Save
Edit
Delete
 

3. What kind of a file is the kind that we care about most (memos, letters, pictures, etc.)?

Application  File
Document Files
System Files
 

4. Using the desktop metaphore, what is the hard drive (and other kinds of storage media like floppy disks)?

File Cabinet
Application Files
Desktop
 

5. What do you do to get rid of a window that you've opened?

Delete
Trash
Close
 

6. What do you do when you make changes to a document?

Drag
Click
Edit
 

7. What menu command do you use to give a file a name and a place to live?

Save
Save As
Creating A File
 

8. What is the cool technical name for devices that hold files and folders?

Documents
Folders
Volumes
 

9. Where do you move icons when you want to get rid of or delete them?

Recycle Bin or Trash
Document Files
Folders
 

10. What part of your computer do you use most to edit word processing documents?

Modifier Keys
Keyboard
Mouse
 

11. What do we call those small, pictorial representations of objects we see on the desktop?

Icons
List View
File menu
 

12. What can we create, rename and move around that allows us to sort out and organize our files?

Resize Box
System Files
Directories or Folders
 

13. What do we call it when you "loose" all the work you've done since the last time you saved?

Crash
Close
Recycle Bin
 

14. What do we call pressing the mouse button twice in rapid succession?

Double Click
Right Click
Click
 

15. What do we call keys that change the meaning of what you type?

Keyboard
Modifier Keys
Disk Space
 

16. What view in a windows arranges the icons (often by name, but you can sort in other ways) and shows more information about them?

Menu
List View
Icon View
 

17. What do we call the main chip of the computer that makes everything go or the box that holds the guts of the computer?

CPU
Megabytes
Operating System
 

18. What part of a window that allows you to move through documents?

Mouse
Keyboard
Scroll Bar
 

19. What menu command allows you to go back to a document you've already worked on?

Save
Open
Save As
 

20. What is a synonym for "Opening" a program application?

Delete
Drag
Launch
 

21. What is the name of the most widely used operating system for personal computers?

Macintosh
UNIX
Windows
 

22. Which way should the "tail" of the mouse point when you use it?

To the right
Away from your body
Toward the ground
 

23. What do we call the part of the screen you can click on which displays a list of commands?

A Menu
Some Documents
The Computer
 

24. What do we call the basic software that allows your computer to work?

File Cabinet
System Files
Application Files
 

25. What do we call moving an object on screen with the mouse?

Double Click
Click
Press and Drag
 
 

Score = 

 

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