8th Grade Technology Literacy Assessment:

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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

1.  What is similar to a copy machine, except that it creates a digital file of the image?

a fax machine
a digitizer
a scanner
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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

2.  What is a web browser plug-in?

A program that adds a specific feature to the browser allowing it to play or view certain files
A port in a computer that connects printers and PC's
A CD that you must use while on the Internet
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Associated Standard: IV Critical Thinking, Problem-solving, and Decision-Making

3.  What software would you most likely use to compare the average snowfall from several locations?

Database
Spreadsheet
Word Processor
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Associated Standard: VI Technology Operations and Concepts

4.  The process of making readable data into unreadable (nonsense) characters is called:

Call back
encryption
phishing
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Associated Standard: VI Technology Operations and Concepts

5.  In the email address model@sliboces.org, the domain is:

model
sllboces
org
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Associated Standard: V Digital Citizenship

6.  Guidelines written to protect the original work of others:

Acceptable Use Rules
  Fair Use Rules
Netiquette
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Associated Standard: VI Technology Operations and Concepts

7.  An installer is a utility program that:

Removes a program from the computer
  Removes viruses from a computer's memory bank
Reduces the size of the memory on a computer
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Associated Standard:  II Communication and Collaboration

8.  When you change the color and background of a chart in a spreadsheet you are:

formatting
merging
calculating
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Associated Standard: IV Critical Thinking, Problem-solving, and Decision-Making

9.  To find the average daily amount of rainfall over a four-week period, which software program would be the BEST to use to record data and find the average?:

Database
Spreadsheet
Word Processor
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Associated Standard:  V Digital Citizenship

10.  Getting into someone else's computer without their permission is called:

Spamming
  Attacking
Hacking
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Associated Standard:  II Communication and Collaboration

11.  Adding your comments to a blog for forum is called:

Posting
  Phishing
Streaming
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Associated Standard:  III Research and Information Fluency

12.  Clickable words on a Web page that direct you to another Web page or file are called:

Buttons
Hyperlinks
Icons
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Associated Standard:  III Research and Information Fluency

13.  The simulation of a real or imagined enrironment that appears as a three-dimensional (3-D) space is called:

Animation
Virtual Reality
Graphics
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Associated Standard:  VI  Technology Operations and Concepts

14.  Which of the following is an example of an image file?

.jpeg
.mp3
.exe
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Associated Standard:  III Research and Information Fluency

15.  You have been asked to write a report on "How the civil War Affected the Economy in the South."  Which Boolean operators would you start with when conducting an Internet search?

Civil War NOT Economy
Civil War OR Economy
Civil War AND Economy
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Associated Standard:  IV Critical Thinking, Problem-solving, and Decision-Making

16.  The first thing to consider when developing a multimedia presentation is:

The audience
The font size
The design template
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Associated Standard:  II Communication and Collaboration

17.  Which feature of your word processing program would you use to send a form letter to a group of names and addresses:

Spell Check
Sort and Send
Mail Merge
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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

18.  Software that blocks access to certain websites is called _______ software.

Filtering
Firewall
Spam
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Associated Standard:  II Communication and Collaboration

19.  The word processing feature allows information to be organized in rows and columns:

Format
Tables
Tools
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Associated Standard:  VI  Technology Operations and Concepts

20.  A computer virus is transmitted MOST often through:

Websites
Softward
Email Attachments
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Associated Standard:  III Research and Information Fluency

21.  Which of these is the best way to find websites containing information about the history of New York State?

Instant message your friend
E-mail the websmaster of your school webpage
Type the words "new york state: and history in a search engine
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Associated Standard:  III Research and Information Fluency

22.  In the Internet address www.canton.edu, the "edu" indicates:

The type of organization represented by the address
The accuracy of the information in the address
The date of the information in the address
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Associated Standard:  III Research and Information Fluency

23.  When searching for a topic using a web search engine, which are the BEST Boolean operators to use with your keywords to get better results?:

AND, OR and NOT in the search
IF, THEN and WHAT in the search
HOW, WHEN and WHY in the search
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Associated Standard:  V Digital Citizenship

24.  Copying copyright protected software and giving it to others for free is:

Always allowed
A criminal act
Fair Use
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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

25.  What does multitasking mean?

The computer's ability to run several programs at the same time
The computer's ability to have more than one type of storage device
The coomputer's ability to store more than one type of document
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Associated Standard VI Technology Operations and Concepts

26.  MP3 and WAV files are examples of:

Audio sound files
Video files
Graphics files
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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

27.  To run power hungry programs such as video editing software the computer needs a lot of:

RAM
ROM
REM
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Associated Standard: IV Critical Thinking, Problem-solving and Decision-Making

28.  Computer-based models of real-life situations are called:

Simulations
Virtual Mark Up
Computer-based training
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Associated Standard:  V Digital Citizenship

29.  Which of the following is always legal when you buy a computer game on a CD-ROM?

Burn copies on CDs and give them to your friends
Load the game on one computer that you use
Load the game on all of the computers that you use
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Associated Standard:  II Communication and Collaboration

30.  When designing a presentation the first step is:

Graphics and music
A navigation system
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Associated Standard:  IV Critical Thinking, Problem-solving, and Decision-Making

31.  Which of the following activities would be best accomplished using a spreadsheet?

Peer-edit each others reports
Change fonts and colors to emphasize important text
Generate a graph of students' favorite sports
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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

32.  What does .edu in an e-mail address or URL indicate?

A commercial company
A college or university
An organization
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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

33.  In the Internet address www.maple.ca, .ca indicates:

The purpose for which the site was developed
The country in which the site was developed
The language in which the site was developed
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Associated Standard:  II Communication and Collaboration

34.  AltaVista, Excite, InfoSeek, Lycos, Google, Snap, Dogpile-AT and Yahoo are popular:

Informational listservs
Web search engines
Discussion threads
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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

35.  Using satellites and remote devices to locate things on earth is called

WIKI
GPS
Radar
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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

36.  The connecting of computers so that information can be shared is called:

Surfing
Phishing
Networking
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Associated Standard:  IV Critical Thinking, Problem-solving, and Decision-Making

37.  When planning a database, what is the first step?

Select a font
Select a background color
Select fields
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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

Which of the following types of files CANNOT be opened in a word processing software?

.doc
.txt
.dat
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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

39.  A file that records a user's website visits and preferences is called a(n):

Screensaver file
Internet file
Cookie file
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Associated Standard:  II Communication and Collaboration

40.  Word-wrap allows you to type text that continuously flows to the next line without having to press the:

End key
Alt key
Enter/return key
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Associated Standard:  IV Critical Thinking, Problem solving, and Decision Making

41.  Which of the following is the best tool to calculate the score you would need on a final exam to get a passing grade in class?

Database
Spreadsheet
Word Processor
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Associated Standard:  II Communication and Collaboration

42.  Which of the following information is it safe to share in a public chatroom or blog?

Age and screen name
Name a school
Screen name only
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Associated Standard:  V Digital Citizenship

43.  Ethical use of the Internet states users DO NOT send spam, which is a(n):

Unsolicited message sent to many recipients
Frequently asked question
Program that infects someone's computer
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Associated Standard:  IV Critical Thinking, Problem-solving, and Decision-Making

44.  With which of the following types of software would it be easiest to convert numbers into graphs and charts?

Spreadsheet software
Word processing software
Database software
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Associated Standard:  V Digital Citizenship

45.  Plagiarism is:

Sending unwanted instant messages or emails to many people at the same time
Linking to other people's work as part of a blog
Copying other people's ideas or writing without giving credit to the author
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Associated Standard:  II Communication and Collaboration

46.  Symbols such as :) (smile), :( (frown), : (undecided), and :o (surprise)- used to express feeling in an email message are called:

Embodiments
Embellishments
Emoticons
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Associated Standard:  V Digital Citizenship

47.  A student locates a story online, copies it, and submits it to the teacher as his or her own work.  This is:

Fair use and legal
Plagiarism and illegal
On the Internet and legal
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Associated Standard:  III Research and Information Fluency

48.  When you use a search engine, how do search words such as AND, OR, or NOT help you locate information more efficiently?

They allow you to narrow or expand your search for more accurate results
They allow you to bypass the filter
They allow you to search with whole phrases
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Associated Standard:  IV Critical Thinking, Problem-solving, and Decision-Making

49.  Which of the following activities would be best accomplished using a database?

Create a graph about your favorite books
Create your own class-specific worksheets and study guides
Create a catalog of all the books in your clasroom library
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Associated Standard:  V Digital Citizenship

50.  Ethical use states that Internet users avoid sending or posting flames, which are:

Unwanted messages sent to many recipients
Programs that infect other people's computers
Abusive or insulting messages
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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

51.  Software programs or hardware devices setup to protect computers while online are called:

Firewalls
Filter
Cookies
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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

52.  Which of the following is an output device:

Keyboard
Printer
Microphone
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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

53.  The instructions written in code that tell a web page how to display properly are called:

Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
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Associated Standard:  IV Critical Thinking, Problem-solving, and Decision-Making

54.  Which of the following would you use to compute the average score of four tests using a spreadsheet?

A formula
A calculator
A compilation
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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

55.  The part of a computer that controls the flow of information and manages tasks is the:

Storage Device (SD)
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Output Device (OD)
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Associated Standard:  II Communication and Collaboration

56.  To double space a document is called:

Formatting a document
Viewing a document
Creating a document
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Associated Standard:  IV Critical Thinking, Problem-solving, and Decision-Making

57.  To investigate the impact of the Ice Age on the formation of the Great Lakes, which of the following types of software would give you the ability to see what happened over time without actually being alive during the Ice Age?

Integrated Learning System
Reference
Simulation
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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

58.  When you try to access the Internet, you get error messages stating a "failure to connect."  The first thing you should do is:

Download the latest drivers
Find a different computer to work
Check that cables are correctly connected to the computer
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Associated Standard:  III Research and Information Fluency

59.  When you save a document from a webpage to your computer it is called:

Downloading
Uploading
Sidewinding
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Associated Standard:  II Communication and Collaboration

60.  The part of a word processing document used to display repetitive information such as titles, dates, and page numbers is:

Search and replace
Header and footer
Cut and paste
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Associated Standard:  II Communication and Collaboration

61.  To change from Times New Roman to Arial, you must change the:

Template
Style
Font
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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

62.  Your document has not come out of the printer.   Which of these do NOT do?

Check that you printed to the correct printer.
Check that the paper tray is full.
Continue to go to File, Print until the document comes out.
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Associated Standard:  IV Critical Thinking, Problem-solving, and Decision-Making

63.  Using a technology tool is a good idea if:

You need to create a presentation that includes text, pictures, and video
You need to categorize a lot of related pieces of information
You need to produce a legible report
All of these
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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

64.  The blinking line, box, or arrow on the computer screen is called the:

Cursor
Graphic
Mouse
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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

65.  The default page setup that prints the document vertically is called:

Landscape
Portrait
Attachment
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Associated Standard:  II Communication and Collaboration

66.  Which of the following are examples of how to use the Internet safely?

My compuer has anti-virus and firewall software
I don't download attachments from people I don't know
My passwords are hard to guess
All of the above
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Associated Standard:  II Communication and Collaboration

67.  Typing a message in ALL CAPS in an email message means:

Nothing - that's normal
This message is very important
You are "shouting"
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Associated Standard:  V Digital Citizenship

68.  Which of the following is unacceptable use of the computer network?

Sharing your password
Leaving the computer logged in upon leaving the computer lab
Giving out personal information
All of the above
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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

69.  A system of connected computers that allows the sharing of files and equipment is called a:

Browser
Network
Search Engine
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Associated Standard:  II Communication and Collaboration

70.  The shape and style of text is called the:

Alignment
Graphic
Font
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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

71.  Where would you find copy and paste?  In the:

Taskbar
Address Bar
Menu Bar
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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

72.  A list of options that appears when you right-click on the desktop is a:

Pop up menu
Toolbar
Column
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Associated Standard:  VI Technology Operations and Concepts

73.  Which key should be used to capitalize the first letter of a word?

Num lock
Caps lock
Shift
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Associated Standard:  V Digital Citizenship

74.  Personal copyright protection usually lasts for:

The lifetime of the artist plus 70-95 years
7 years
20 years
The lifetime of the artist plus 20-40 years
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Associated Standard:  V Digital Citizenship

75.  What should you do if someone is harassing you online?

Tell a parent or an adult that you trust
Tell the first person that you see after it happens
Talk back to the person and ask them why they are bothering you
Argue with the person online about their behavior
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Associated Standard:  V Digital Citizenship

76.  Peer networks are:

Legal, but can be used illegally if copyrights are violated
Illegal
Freely used without any policing
Are OK to download anything if you pay to use them
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Associated Standard:  V Digital Citizenship

77.  Which of the following should you never do?

Edit wikipedia articles
Bring a parent or adult with you to mee a person you chat with online
Send a picture of yourself to a stranger
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Associated Standard:  V Digital Citizenship

78.  Which of the following is an appropriate online screen name:

SillyGrrl4
Blue Butterfly
IM_hot_4U
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Associated Standard:  III Research and Information Fluency

79.  When you use a picture from someone else's website in a presentation:

You shouldn't use pictures from other people's websites, that's illegal
Make a note on your slide saying what site the picture came from
Use copy and paste and you're done
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Associated Standard:  III Research and Information Fluency

80.  Which of the following would be the most reliable source of information for a school report?

wikipedia
A political blog from a radio show
www.nationalgeographic.com

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