IGCSE ICT Theory
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q. Unit 1 Theory: Which of the following is NOT a type of computer?
    answer choices
    Desktop
    NetBook
    PDA
    Operating System
  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q. Unit 2 Theory: Which of the following is an output device?
    answer choices
    Pressure Sensor
    Plotter
    Microphone
    MICR
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. Unit 3 Theory: Which of the following is NOT a method for backing up files?
    answer choices
    RAID
    Remote Backup
    Mirroring
    Archiving
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. Unit 4 Theory: Skype and Facetime are examples of...
    answer choices
    VoIP
    Email
    Instant Messaging
    SMS
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. Unit 5 Theory: A database where all the data is held in a single table is...
    answer choices
    Flat File
    Relational
    Spreadsheet
    CAD
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. Unit 6 Theory: Which of the following is NOT malware?
    answer choices
    Cookie
    Trojan
    Virus
    Spyware
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. Unit 7 Theory: What is the first stage of the systems life cycle?
    answer choices
    Analysis
    Design
    Implementation
    Evaluation
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. What does GUI stand for?
    answer choices
    Graphical User Interface
    Global User Interface
    Graphical Username Interface
    Global Uniform Interface
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. What does CLI stand for?
    answer choices
    Command Line Interface
    Control Logical Interaction
    Control Line Interface
    Command Logical Interaction
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. What device is stores data on a computer network?
    answer choices
    Server
    Mainframe
    Hard Drive
    Hub
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following is not a image file?
    answer choices
    .png
    .jpg
    .gif
    .pdf
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following would you not use to backup data?
    answer choices
    Magnetic Tape
    CD-RW
    USB Flash Drive
    Scanner
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. Which language is often used to write web pages?
    answer choices
    HTML
    HTTP
    HTTPS
    URL
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following is a small handheld computer?
    answer choices
    PDA
    PNG
    PIN
    FAQ
  • Question 15
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    Q. Which is not a feature of email software?
    answer choices
    Attachments
    BCC
    CC
    URL
  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following devices is not a peripheral?
    answer choices
    Sensor
    Laser Printer
    Video Card
    External Hard Drive
  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following is an example of modelling software?
    answer choices
    Database
    Spreadsheet
    Photo Editing
    Word Processor
  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q. Which is not a feature of database software?
    answer choices
    Tables
    Queries 
    Filters
    Cropping
  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q. Which is not a feature of spreadsheet software?
    answer choices
    Formulas
    Wrap Text
    Charts
    Queries
  • Question 20
    30 seconds
    Q. Which is not a feature of presentation software?
    answer choices
    Master Slide
    Animation
    Transition
    Validation
  • Question 21
    30 seconds
    Q. Which is not a feature of graphics software?
    answer choices
    Layers
    Gradient Fill
    Cropping
    Sorting
  • Question 22
    30 seconds
    Q. What are the two main categories of software?
    answer choices
    Applications & Systems
    Systems & Utilities
    Utilities & Applications
    Applications & Operations
  • Question 23
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of these is not applications software?
    answer choices
    Spreadsheet
    Database
    Word Processor
    Anti-Virus
  • Question 24
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of these is not systems software?
    answer choices
    Anti-Virus
    Firewall
    CAD
    Disk Defragmentation
  • Question 25
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of these is not a type of user interface?
    answer choices
    Command Line
    Menu Driven
    GUI
    Operating System
  • Question 26
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of these is not a common operating system?
    answer choices
    Android
    Windows 10
    iOS
    MS Office
  • Question 27
    30 seconds
    Q. Printer, Monitor, Speakers and Headphones are which type of devices?
    answer choices
    Input
    Output
    Software
    Hardware
  • Question 28
    30 seconds
    Q. What storage loses its data every time the computer is turned off?
    answer choices
    RAM
    ROM
    CPU
    Motherboard
  • Question 29
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    Q. Where does all of the computer's processing go through?
    answer choices
    CPU
    RAM
    ROM
    MOTHERBOARD
  • Question 30
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    Q. What does RAM stand for?
    answer choices
    Random Accurate Maps
    Really Awesome Memory
    Read Only Memory
    Random Access Memory
  • Question 31
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What is the purpose of an IP address?

    answer choices

    Allows a connection to the internet

    Modulates and demodulates data

    A identify's a devices location connected to the internet

    Allows two LAN's to connect to each other via cables

  • Question 32
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What does WLAN stand for?

    answer choices

    Wired Local Arena Name

    Wireless Local Area Network

    Wireless Area Name

    Wired Local Area Network

  • Question 33
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What device is used to connect two LAN's together?

    answer choices

    Hub/Switch

    Bridge

    Router/Modem

    Server

  • Question 34
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What piece of hardware is being described?

    Used for phone line connections to internet. Will convert analogue data into digital data.

    answer choices

    Switch

    Bridge

    Router

    Network Interface Card

    Modem

  • Question 35
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What is being described?

    Sending a copy of a paper document over a telephone network.

    answer choices

    Fax

    Video Conferencing

    Email

    Social Media

  • Question 36
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Select one advantage of video conferencing over a face to face meeting

    answer choices

    More personal

    Can exchange paper documentation

    Travel time and costs are minimal

    No issue with time differences

  • Question 37
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Select one advantage of face to face meetings over video conferencing

    answer choices

    Cost of travel is cheap

    Can exchange paper documentation

    Travel time is minimal

    Only one person can be involved

  • Question 38
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Give one advantage using an email to send information

    answer choices

    Can be received and read immediately

    Signatures can be easily included on a signed document

    Changes to an attachment can be easily changed

    There are no misunderstandings in the interpretation of email content

  • Question 39
    30 seconds
    Q. To convert analogue to digital data you will need what?
    answer choices
    ADC
    DIG
    ANA
    DDC
  • Question 40
    30 seconds
    Q. Is the following an example of measurement or control:
    Maintaining the correct temperature and light conditions in a greenhouse
    answer choices
    Measurement
    Control
  • Question 41
    30 seconds
    Q. What does EPOS do?
    answer choices
    Reads the magnetic ink on cheques
    Reads the marks on a multi-choice test paper
    Read characters on a passport application
    Allows you to pay for goods
  • Question 42
    30 seconds
    Q. Choose the definition for a microprocessor
    answer choices
    A small chip inside a device that is used to control it
    A tracking device that sends out signals of its location
    Buying and selling goods online
    Using a database to track and search for data
  • Question 43
    20 seconds
    Q. Voice Over Internet protocol (VOIP) is used for what?
    answer choices
    Video Conferencing
    Creating a web site
    Microprocessor
    Online databases
  • Question 44
    30 seconds
    Q. Surveys, school records and libraries are examples of what type of applications?
    answer choices
    Data handling appliactions
    Measuring appliactions
    Banking applications
    Expert System appliactions
  • Question 45
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What is BIOS stands for?

    answer choices

    BASIC INPUT OUTPUT SYSTEM

    BASIC INDUCT ONLINE SYSTEM

    BASIC INDUSTRY ONLINE STANDARDS

    BASIC INSULATOR OPEN SOURCE

  • Question 46
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Identify the malwares.

    answer choices

    trojan

    virus

    spyware

    all of the choices

  • Question 47
    30 seconds
    Q.

    It converts high level language program into machine code.

    answer choices

    System

    a compiler

    applications

    A barcode reader

  • Question 48
    30 seconds
    Q.

    the software designed to manage computer hardware

    answer choices

    System

    a compiler

    application

    A barcode reader

  • Question 49
    30 seconds
    Q.

    the software examples include word processing and spreadsheets

    answer choices

    System

    a compiler

    application

    GUI

  • Question 50
    30 seconds
    Q.

    It is a device used to input a PIN

    answer choices

    An interpreter

    A compiler

    A numeric keypad

    A 3D printer

  • Question 51
    30 seconds
    Q.

    produces output in the form of solid objects.

    answer choices

    An interpreter

    A compiler

    A numeric keypad

    A 3D printer

  • Question 52
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Pick 2 that refers to moderated forum

    answer choices

    reduces the chance of offensive messages.

    Posts are not policed.

    No behavioral policies

    stops several postings of the same topic.

  • Question 53
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Name 3 applications of expert systems

    answer choices

    Mineral prospecting

    Traffic lights

    Chess games/ Tax queries

    Car engine fault diagnosis

    Security Alarm

  • Question 54
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Using computers can lead to a number of health issues. Pick 2 of them

    answer choices

    allowing food and drink to spill

    liquids on to computers

    RSI

    Eyestrain

    Falling objects can cause injury

  • Question 55
    30 seconds
    Q.

    types of processing used with ATMs

    answer choices

    Batch transaction

    online transaction

    Real-time transaction

    offline transaction

  • Question 56
    30 seconds
    Q.

    How to recognise fake or bogus websites : Tick 2 of them

    answer choices

    Check the URL

    check for mistakes in spelling / grammar

    Identify user-id

    scan for viruses

  • Question 57
    30 seconds
    Q. Robots have replaced many human jobs in factories. Select the disadvantage of using robots?
    answer choices
    Robots can manufacture more items in less time
    All items produced using robots are identical
    Robots can work every day of the year
    The set up and maintenance of robots are expensive
  • Question 58
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Jobs where there have been decreased employment

    answer choices

    Computer programmers

    Payroll workers

    Lawyers

    Factory workers on production lines

  • Question 59
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Over use of online games or social media could lead to

    answer choices

    more delivery drivers

    houses being cleaned by robots

    hotter houses

    lack of exercise and health problems

  • Question 60
    30 seconds
    Q. Laura has been advised to keep backup copies of her photograph files.
    Give one reasons for the advice
    answer choices
    some may use the photo as copyright
    Someone may accidentally erase the data
    the data can be photoshoped
    hacking
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