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Bece Past Questions & Answers – 2014 (ICT)

June 2014
45 minutes

1. The part of the computer which displays information to the user in soft copy format is the
A. Monitor
B. Printer
C. Processor
D. Scanner

2. The sharpness of an image on a monitor screen is determined by the number of
A. Inches
B. Pits
C. Pixels
D. Units

3. Which of the following can be used as an input device and at the same time as an output device?
A. Microphone
B. Modem
C. Printer
D. Speaker

4. The device that uses the magnetic method to store data is
A. compact disk
B. digital versatile disk
C. hard disk
D. optical disk

5. Which of the following devices has the largest storage capacity?
A. Compact disk
B. Digital versatile disk
C. Flash memory
D. Hard disk

6. By default, the drive letter assigned to the hard disk drive is
A. A:
B. B:
C. C:
D. D:

7. Which of the following devices must be turned on first when booting a computer?
A. Monitor
B. Printer
C. Scanner
D. System Unit

8. The program that is loaded into the main memory when a computer is booted is
A. Utility program
B. Operating system
C. Communication software
D. Word processing software

9. To copy a file means to
A. Cut the file
B. Delete the file
C. Remove the file
D. Make a duplicate of the file

10. A group of files are stored in a
A. Folder
B. Graphic
C. Text
D. Word

11. The area of the taskbar that displays small icons of some programs such as the system clock is
A. Programs area
B. Scroll bar
C. Start menu
D. System tray

12. Which of the following is a problem to computer users as a result of radiation from the monitor?
A. Cardiovascular
B. Dizziness
C. Eye irritation
D. Loss of grip strength

13. Dragging a folder from one drive to a window on another drive is equivalent to a
A. Cut operation
B. Copy operation
C. Delete operation
D. Move operation

14. Which of the following safety precaution(s) is/are advisable to practice?
I. Do not answer or receive calls when charging mobile phones
II. Do not overload sockets
III. Plugging ICT tools in damaged sockets can be allowed sometimes.

A. I and II only
B. I and III only
C. II and III only
D. I, II and III

15. A computer program that can copy itself and infect the computer without the permission or knowledge of the user is
A. Virus
B. Anti-virus
C. Window
D. Word processor

16. The software that assists students in learning and can also be used to take online examinations is
A. Classroom software
B. Education software
C. Entertaining software
D. Graphic software

17. ICT tools can be used in all the following areas except
A. Sharing ideas
B. Starting cabinetry
C. Accessing information
D. Retrieving information

18. The act of clicking on an object and dragging it to a different location is referred to as
A. Drop-and-drag
B. Drag-and-drop
C. Drop-and-move
D. Drag-and-paste

19. When pursuing typing lessons, computer users are expected to use
A. 5 fingers
B. 6 fingers
C. 8 fingers
D. 10 fingers

20. Which of the following keys is not a function key on the computer keyboard?
A. F1
B. F2
C. F9
D. F13

21. The computer keyboard combination that would move the cursor insertion point to the beginning of the current document is
A. Ctrl + B
B. Ctrl + H
C. Ctrl + Home
D. Ctrl + PgUp

22. Which of the following commands is used to resave an edited file with the same file name?
A. Copy
B. Save
C. Save As
D. Send

23. Computerized text editing is also referred to as
A. Database application
B. Desktop application
C. Spreadsheet application
D. Word processing application

24. In order to apply bold formatting to a section of existing text, the user must first
A. Save the document
B. Click the start button
C. Click on the formatting button
D. Select the section to be formatted

25. Text that is justified is
A. Adjusted to meet one margin
B. Adjusted to meet both margins
C. Grammatically correct
D. Only visible in print preview

26. Which of the following keys are used to underline a text in word processing?
A. Ctrl + B
B. Ctrl + H
C. Ctrl + I
D. Ctrl + U

27. 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. Hard return
D. Text movement

28. The default orientation for a word processing document is
A. A4
B. Landscape
C. Letter
D. Portrait

29. To print a document after previewing, use the
A. Edit command button
B. Open command button
C. Print command button
D. Save command button

30. On an email interface, which of the following areas is mandatory to complete and send a message?
A. Sender body
B. Sender name
C. Message header / subject
D. Message recipient email address

31. Which of the following domain name extensions is used by educational institutions?
A. .com
B. .edu
C. .net
D. .org

32. Which of the following is a web browser?
A. Firewall
B. Opera
C. Windows
D. Yahoo

33. Which feature in a browser enables users to fetch the latest copy of a web page?
A. Backward
B. Forward
C. Refresh
D. Stop

34. Transmitting data from a local computer to a remote computer is referred to as
A. Downlinking
B. Downloading
C. Uplinking
D. Uploading

35. The http:// in a website address refers to
A. Domain name
B. Directory name
C. File name
D. Protocol

36. The command button that opens a dialog box for users to create an email message is
A. Back button
B. Compose button
C. Create button
D. Refresh button

37. A spreadsheet cell name is referenced by a
A. Letter
B. Number
C. Letter and a number
D. Number and a letter

38. Mathematical calculations in a spreadsheet are called
A. Formulas
B. Labels
C. Numbers
D. Values

39. Which of the following does a user need to bypass before accessing an email?
A. Username and computer name
B. Username and email name
C. Username and password
D. Username and yahoo

40. To apply a formula or function in a spreadsheet program, the symbol used is
A. = or *
B. = or +
C. = or /
D. = or –


June 2014
1. A. monitor
2. C. pixels
3. B. Modem
4. C. hard disk
5. D. hard disk
6. C. C
7. D. system unit
8. B. operating system
9. D. make a duplicate of the file
10. A. folder
11. D. system tray
12. C. eye irritation
13. B. copy operation
14. A. I and II only
15. A. virus
16. B. education software
17. B. starting cabinetry
18. B. drag-and-drop
19. D. 10 finger
20. D. F13
21. C. Ctrl + Home
22. B. Save
23. D. word processing application
24. D. select the section to be formatted
25. B. adjusted to meet both margins
26. D. Ctrl + U
27. B. word wrap
28. D. portrait
29. C. print command button
30. D. Message recipient email address
31. B. .edu
32. B. Opera
33. C. Refresh
34. D. uploading
35. D. protocol
36. B. compose button
37. C. letter and a number
38. A. formulas
39. C. Username and password
40. D. = or –

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