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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TEST ONE (1)

Teacher: Mr. Kenneth Bailey


Please read the instructions carefully and answer accordingly based on the
instructions given for each question.

Write your name on the answer

sheet along with the Day and Time of your Information


Technology Class.
ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE DONE ON THE ANSWER SHEET
NOT ON THE QUESTION PAPER!!!!
DO ALL QUESTIONS!

Question 1
Instructions: Rewrite the sentences on your answer sheet and fill in
the blanks.
Name the input or output device that is BEST suited to perform
EACH of the following activities.
i.
Playing video games with a specific device that controls

ii.

movement is called
__________________________.
Retrieving information electronically from a code on a product
that you purchase from a store is called

iii.

______________________________.
The device that can be used to scan fingerprints or the human
eye is known as ___________________________.

iv.

The ________________________ is used to mark multiple choice

v.
vi.

papers.
The ___________________________ is used to process bank cheques.
The ___________________________ is best used to print architectural
drawings and lines
(6 marks)

Question 2
Instructions: Answer the questions as given.
A. Rewrite and rearrange the following storage units in order of size
with the LARGEST unit first:
Kilobyte
Byte
Terabyte
Megabyte
Gigabyte
(5 marks)
B. Explain ONE (1) difference between a word and a byte.
(2 marks)
C. What is the meaning of bit?
(1 mark)
D. Explain the term bistable device and give an example.
(2 marks)

Question 3
Instructions: Give the BEST possible and ACCURATE answer where
applicable to the questions given.
A. State two differences between R.A.M and R.O.M.
(2 marks)

B. Give two reasons why it is necessary for computer systems to have


secondary storage.
(2 marks)
C.
Instructions: Rewrite the Roman Numerals (i) to (vi) on your
answer sheet. MATCH EACH term in COLUMN 1 with the letters
(A) to (F) that is associated with the MOST appropriate purposes in
COLUMN 2. The first row which is an example is already done for
you and that is the format you are supposed to follow!!!!!
EACH TERM IN COLUMN 1 AND EACH PURPOSE IN COLUMN 2
MUST NOT BE USED MORE THAN ONCE!!!!!!
COLUMN 1
Example i: Used to process data into

COLUMN 2
Example A: Central

(ii)

information
Used for data archival purposes and must

(B)

Processing Unit (CPU)


Flash Drive

(iii)

be accessed sequentially.
A set of metallic disks (platters) mounted

(C)

Floppy Disk

(iv)

on a spool/spindle.
Has a limited storage measured in ONLY

(D)

Magnetic Tape

(v)

megabytes and kilobytes.


Uses Laser Technology to read or write

(E)

Memory Cards

(vi)
(vii

data.
Comes in various shapes and sizes
Used in digital cameras, photo printers

(F)
(G)

Hard Disk/Hard Drive


Digital Versatile Disc

and cell phones.

(DVD)
(6 marks)

Question 4
A. John Doe bought a notebook computer with the following specifications:
Intel Atom Processor N70 (1.6 GHZ/533 MHZ FSB/512K cache)
1 GB DDR2 SDRAM
10.1 Widescreen Display (1024 x 600)

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950


160 GB, 2.5 inch, 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
3 USB Ports
Wireless 802.11g (1397) Mini card
24WHR Lithium-Ion Battery (3 cells)

Using the computer specifications listed ABOVE, state the specifications for
EACH of the following components:
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.

Capacity of the Hard Drive


(1 marks)
Main Temporary Memory capacity
(1 mark)
Resolution of the display
(2 marks)
(Bonus Question) Whats the type and speed of the Hard Drive?
(2 marks)

(B.) (i) Name one operating system.


(1 mark)
(ii) Explain ONE (1) function of an operating system.
(3 marks)
END OF TEST! (Total Marks: 36)
N.B. LOOK OVER YOUR ANSWERS CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR
WORK!