BECE Past Questions & Answers 2013 (ICT)

June 2013
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY 1

OBJECTIVE TEST
45 Minutes

1. The flat panel screen is also known as
A. CRT B. LCD C. OCR D. VCD

2. The device that the computer uses to keep data is
A. input device
B. output device
C. processing device
D. storage device

3. The first key on the computer keyboard is
A. Caps Lock
B. Delete C. Enter D. Esc

4. In which of the following are the storage devices arranged on the basis of lowest to the highest capacity?
A. CD, DVD, Floppy Disk and Hard Disk B. Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, DVD and CD C. Floppy Disk, CD, DVD and Hard Disk D. Floppy Disk, DVD, CD and Hard Disk

5. A pen drive
A. inputs information
B. puts out information C. retrieves information D. stores information

6. The main storage medium within the system unit of the computer is the
A. CD-ROM B. FDD
C. HDD D. USB

7. To boot a computer is the same as to
A. shut down the computer
B. restart the computer C. start the computer D. stop the computer

8. On which bar is the system clock located?
A. Menu bar B. Scrollbar C. Task bar D. Toolbar

9. The command button used to exit windows application is the
A. close button
B. maximize button C. minimize button D. restore button

10. An example of an operating system is
A. CALC B. DISK C. DOS
D. WORD

11. To copy a file means to
A. cut the file from the desktop B. delete the file into recycle bin C. make a duplicate of the file
D. remove the file from a folder

12. Programs that perform specific task for users are refered to as
A. application software B. computer software C. operating software D. system software

13. A group of files are stored in a
A. folder B. graphic C. text
D. word

14. The operation whereby the computer manipulates data to produce information is known as
A. capturing B. processing C. recording
D. retrieving

c

16. The legal right that does not allow people to copy intellectual property without the permission of the original owner is called
A. copyright B. freeware C. piracy
D. privacy

17. Software that presents lessons in a movie-like manner is referred to as
A. multiplicity B. multimedia C. multipurpose D. multitasking

18. The symbos B, I, U are commonly used buttons found on the
A. drawing toolbar
B. formatting toolbar
C. menu toolbar
D. standard toolbar

19. Right-clicking a mouse on an open window
A. creates a new document
B. opens a file menu
C. opens a new window
D. opens a context menu if available

20. Which of the following computer keyboard keys is used to delete characters from left to right on-screen?
A. Alternate B. Backspace C. Delete
D. shift

c

c

23. When a user clicks within a selected text by holding down the left mouse button, and then transfers the cursor to a different location within the same document, the text will be
A. cut
B. moved C. copied D. deleted

c

25. In order to apply bold formatting to a section of existing text, the user must first
A. click on the formatting button B. click the shortcut mouse button C. save the document
D. select the section to be formatted

26. The save command is found under which of the following menu buttons?
A. Edit B. File C. Insert
D. Tools

28. When a text automatically moves to the next line at the end of a margin in a word processing program, it is referred to as
A. text wrap
B. word wrap
C. text movement
D. word movement

30. A rectangle can be drawn in word processing application using the
A. Arrow B. Circle C. Oval
D. Square

31. The device which is used to produce hard copies from personal computers in schools is
A. photocopier
B. monitor C. printer D. scanner

32. A computer program that enables users to surf the internet is known as
A. internet explorer
B. navigator
C. web browser
D. internet surfer

33. Word processing is used mainly by
A. accountants
B. artists
C. engineers
D. secretaries

c

35. Transferring data from a remote computer to local computer is referred to as
A. download B. linkdown C. upload
D. linkup

36. Specialized programs that assist users to locate information on the internet are called
A. agents
B. internet browsers
C. search engines
D. web

37.Which of the following devices would enable users to get access to the internet.
A.Keyboard
B.Modem
C.Projector
D.Scanner

38. The software responsible for the management of the basic operations of the computer is the
A. application program
B. device drivers
C. operating system
D. utility program

39. On which of the following toolbars is the print preview button located?
A Drawing
B. Formatting
C. Header and Footer
D. Standard

40. The intersection of the 8th row and the 7th column in a spreadsheet application will have the cell reference

A. 8G B. G8
C. 7H D. H7




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June 2013

Information and Communication Technology 1
SOLUTIONS

OBJECTIVE TEST
45 Minutes

1. B. LCD

2. D. storage device

3. D. Esc

4. C. Floppy Disk, CD, DVD and Hard Disk

5. D. stores information

6. C. HDD

7. C. start the computer

8. C. Task bar

9. A. close button

10. C. DOS

11. C. make a duplicate of the file

12. A. application software

13. A. folder

14. B. processing

15. C. Mobile phone

16. A. copyright

17. B. multimedia

18. B. formatting toolbar

19. B. opens a file menu

20. C. Delete

21. C. Caps Lock key

22. B. Ctrl

23. B. moved

24. C. Format menu

25.
D.
select the section to be formatted

26. B. File

27.
C.
Redo
(or
D.
Undo)

28.
B.
word wrap

29.
A.
Arrows

30.
D.
Square

31.
C.
printer

32.
C.
web browser

33.
D.
secretaries

34.
B.
Modem

35.
A.
download

36.
C.
search engines

37.
C.
Spam

38. C. operating system

39.
D.
Standard

40.
B.
G8