Unit 8. Operating system

Unit 8: Self-test

Find answers to this self-test at the back of the book: Answers for Self-Tests

True or false

  1. A pointing device is a device used to control the movement of the keyboard on the screen.
  2. Point and click – point an object on the screen and then press a button on the mouse to select objects / commands, open menus / hyperlinks, or close windows.
  3. Scrolling – sliding content vertically or horizontally on the keyboard and allowing the user to view different parts of information in a window.
  4. Tap (click) – point an object on the screen and then tap on the trackpad to select items / commands, open menus / hyperlinks, or close windows.
  5. If a printer is showing an offline message, it means it can communicate with the computer.
  6. A folder cannot contain additional folders.
  7. The copy deletes the original file or folder, while move creates a duplicate.

Fill in the blank

  1. The major pointing devices in use today are the mouse, trackpad or [blank], touch screens, etc.
  2. Drag and drop – press and hold the [blank] mouse button to grab an object and place it to a different location.
  3. A laptop trackpad is an input device for laptop computer that is made up of a flat, [blank]-sensitive surface. It provides a way to move the cursor around the screen or give an instruction.
  4. Drag and [blank] – double-tap the trackpad to grab an object and place it to a different location.
  5. A printer is an [blank] device linked to a computer. It transfers the information to paper.
  6. Files have names and are represented by various [blank].
  7. Files [blank]– a file system that organizes folders and files in a top-to-bottom structure.

Multiple choice

  1. [Blank]-click – quickly click the left mouse button twice on any folder, file, or program to open it.
    1. right
    2. double
    3. left
    4. all of the above
  2. Horizontal scrolling – sliding content [blank] on a computer screen using a horizontal scroll bar.
    1. right
    2. up and down
    3. left or right
    4. all of the above
  3. Double tap – double tap on the [blank] on any folder, file, program, word, etc. to open / select it.
    1. keyboard
    2. trackpad
    3. screen
    4. all of the above
  4. [Blank] – tap two fingers anywhere on the trackpad to display a popup menu showing commands for a selected item.
    1. right-click
    2. up-click
    3. left-click
    4. double-click
  5. Main functions of operating system:
    1. managing system resources
    2. handling input and output
    3. booting the computer
    4. all of the above
  6. Examples of operating system:
    1. Apple iOS
    2. Linux
    3. Windows
    4. all of the above
  1. A filename can contain:
    1. spaces
    2. numbers
    3. letters
    4. all of the above
  2. A [blank] is a group of buttons and icons at the top of the window. It allows users to access the commands that they need to complete a task.
    1. tab
    2. ribbon
    3. menu
    4. all of the above

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