Bece Past Questions & Answers – 2015 (ICT)

June 2015
45 minutes

1. Which of the following computer keyboard keys is used to type upper case letters when the caps lock light is off?
A. Control key
B. Enter key
C. Insert key
D. Shift key

2. Which of the following devices are used to feed a computer system with data?
A. Keyboard and monitor
B. Keyboard and mouse
C. Mouse and monitor
D. Mouse and printer

3. A computer accepts data input, processes the data and produces
A. byte
B. data
C. output
D. storage

4. The component of the computer that houses the motherboard and the power supply unit is called
A. central processing unit
B. monitor
C. printer
D. system unit

5. Which component of the computer resembles the typewriter?
A. Keyboard
B. Monitor
C. Mouse
D. Webcam

6. The optical storage media among the following is
A. compact disc
B. floppy disk
C. hard disk
D. magnetic disk

7. Which of the following media stores data temporarily?
A. Floppy disk
B. Hard disk
C. Random Access Memory
D. Read Only Memory

8. Which of the following devices must be turned on first when booting the computer?
A. Central Processing Unit
B. Monitor
C. Printer
D. System Unit

9. The part of the central processing unit responsible for performing all logical operations is

10. When files and folders are deleted from the computer, they go into the
A. Briefcase
B. Desktop
C. Delete bin
D. Recycle bin

11. Which of the following gives the user a log of all opened programs?
A. Start button
B. Start menu
C. Taskbar
D. Title bar

12. Which of the following would happen when a user double clicks on a folder?
A. A sub-folder would be created
B. The folder would be closed
C. The folder would be deleted
D. The folder would be opened

13. Dragging a folder from one drive to a window on the same drive is equivalent to a
A. copy operation
B. cut operation
C. delete operation
D. move operation

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

15. The stages of information processing cycle under ICT are
A. input, output, process and distribution
B. input, process, output and distribution
C. input, process, distribution and output
D. input, distribution, output and process.

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

17. Which of the following is a reason for copyrighting ICT tools or technologies?
A. To avoid distribution of viruses
B. To encourage people to make illegal copies
C. To protect the intellectual works of the inventors
D. To ensure poorer people do not have access to ICT tools

18. Which of the following is a bad practice in the usage of ICT tools?
A. Making or receiving phone calls whilst driving
B. Not receiving phone calls when charging it
C. Use of air conditioning to improve dry atmosphere
D. Use of footstools to adjust leg positioning when working on computers

19. To search for information on various topics, which of the following packages is used?
A. Database
B. Encarta
C. Presentation
D. Spreadsheet

20. If a user places the mouse cursor at one end of a text, holds down the left button and drags to the other end of the text, the effect will be
A. copying the text
B. cutting the text
C. moving the text
D. selecting the text

21. To underline selected text(s) under a word processing environment, use the shortcut keys
A. Ctrl+U
B. Shift+U
C. Alt+U
D. Insert+U

22. A collection of separate windows applications sold as a group is called
A. command
B. communication
C. integrated
D. suite

23. Adding 3-D effect to an object is done through the
A. Auto Formatting dialogue box
B. Drawing Toolbar
C. Formatting Toolbar
D. Graphic Styles menu

24. Which of the following options is required to save a document with a different name?
A. File, New
B. File, Close
C. File, Save
D. File, Save As

25. The process of automatically moving an entire word to start the next line in a word processing program is called
A. text wrap
B. text movement
C. word wrap
D. word movement

26. In the symbol H2O, the 2 appears as a
A. number
B. positive integer
C. subscript
D. superscript

27. The shift key on a computer keyboard is used to
A. erase characters
B. toggle cases of letters
C. insert a space into a word document
D. type a word rather than a character

28. Which of the following document views will enable a user to view a document as it will appear on a printed page?
A. Normal view
B. Outline view
C. Print layout view
D. Web layout view

29. The print preview button is located on which of the following toolbars?
A. Drawing toolbar
B. Formatting toolbar
C. Header/Footer toolbar
D. Standard toolbar

30. Which of the following is an icon on the drawing toolbar?
A. Arrows
B. Change Case
C. Drop Cap
D. Text Direction

31. Transferring data from a local computer to a remote computer is referred to as
A. downlinking
B. downloading
C. uplinking
D. uploading

32. In computing, an element which links from one document to another or within the same document is called
A. hyperlink
B. pointer
C. web browser
D. web page

33. Information printed on paper is referred to as
A. carbon copy
B. hard copy
C. print copy
D. soft copy

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

35. Computer virus is capable of
A. enhancing the contents of a file
B. maintaining the computer system
C. making the work of the computer easy
D. slowing down the computer system performance

36. In an email environment, the acronym BCC refers to
A. Blank Carbon Copy
B. Bulk Carbon Copy
C. Blind Carbon Copy
D. Backup Carbon Copy

37. A computer program that enables users to surf the internet is called
A. internet surfer
B. web browser
C. web navigation
D. web surfer

38. Specialized programs that assist a user to locate information on the internet is called
A. electronic mail
B. search engine
C. web browser
D. web portal

39. The sign which represents an insertion of a formula in a spreadsheet program is
A. = or +
B. = or –
C. = or *
D. = or /

40. Which of the following terms in a spreadsheet is identified by a letter and a number?
A. Column
B. Cell
C. Range
D. Row


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1. D. Shift key
2. B. Keyboard and mouse
3. C. output
4. D. system unit
5. A. Keyboard
6. A. compact disc
7. C. Random Access Memory
8. D. System Unit
9. A. ALU
10. D. Recycle bin
11. C. Taskbar
12. D. The folder would be opened
13. D. move operation
14. B. processing
15. B. input, process, output and distribution
16. C. Eye irritation
17. C. To protect the intellectual works of the inventors
18. A. Making or receiving phone calls whilst driving
19. B. Encarta
20. D. selecting the text
21. A. Ctrl+U
22. D. suite
23. B. Drawing Toolbar
24. D. File, Save As
25. C. word wrap
26. C. subscript
27. B. toggle cases of letters
28. C. Print layout view
29. D. Standard toolbar
30. A. Arrows
31. D. uploading
32. A. hyperlink
33. B. hard copy
34. B. Compose
35. D. slowing down the computer system performance
36. C. Blind Carbon Copy
37. B. web browser
38. B. search engine
39. B. = or –
40. B. Cell