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March/April 2008

MOCK EXAM

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
FIFTH FORM
Paper 01 Technical Proficiency
THEORY 1 hours

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
1. This paper has four sections. Answer all questions. 2. Number EACH answer correctly in the answer booklet. 3. You may write Basic or Pascal (or any other language) code in those questions requiring pseudocode/algorithm.

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SECTION I HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE 30 marks Answer ALL questions.


1. The central Processing Unit (CPU) has two major sub-units. a) b) c) d) Name the two sub-units of the CPU. Give the function of EACH sub-unit. What type of memory is MOST closely connected to the CPU? What is the name of the chip that holds the CPU? (2 marks) (2 marks) (1 mark) (1 mark) Total 6 marks 2. You have won a computer which is equipped with 512 megabytes of RAM, a 80-gigabyte hard disk drive, a CD-DVD burner, a floppy disk drive, two ports for flash disks (small storage devices), a laser printer, a finger print reader (for security), and a wireless mouse. a) b) Identify a primary and a secondary storage device in this system. Name TWO peripheral devices found in this system. (2 marks)

(2 marks)

c) Each of your courses needs 15.5 kilobytes of space on your system. How many complete courses can fit into a 5- megabyte file? (2 marks) Total 6 marks 3. State the MOST appropriate data capture method for EACH of the following situations: a) b) c) d) Marking multiple-choice examination answer papers. (1 mark)

Transferring a whole page of a document into your word processing package without the need to type it in. (1 mark) Reading of data on bank cheques Accepting voice instructions (1 mark) (1 mark) Total 4 marks

4. Figure 1 shows a file access interface from and MSDOS system. Figure 2 shows a file access interface from a Windows system.

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Figure 1 Figure 2

a) b) c)

Name the types of files access interfaces, shown in Figure 1 and Figure 2, respectively. (2 marks) Indicate which of the two interfaces would be more appropriate for someone who is not vary comfortable with a computer. Give reason for your answer.(2 marks) What is the name given to the CATEGORY of system software mentioned in the question (MSDOS and Windows)? (1 mark)

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d) Name another example of system software of the type mentioned in part (c) above. (1 mark) Total 6 marks 5. Calculate and show the following: a) b) c) d) e) The binary equivalent of 9410 The decimal equivalent of 101010112 The eight-bit signed and magnitude representation of -20 The Binary Coded Decimal representation of -456 The eight-bit twos complement representation of 13 (1 mark) (1 mark) (2 marks) (2 marks) (2 marks) Total 8 marks

SECTION II APPLICATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS 30 marks Answer ALL questions.


6. a) Describe an Information Technology application that would be BEST suited for the following: (i) (ii) Make payments without carrying cash (1 mark) (1 mark)

Pay bills 24 hours a day without queuing at the counters

b) Describe an IT application that would be useful in EACH of the following areas: (i) (ii) (iii) Doing homework Entertainment Communicating with friends or students (1 mark) (1 mark) (1 mark) Total 5 marks 7. The Minister of Education is quoted as saying: Now that Blackville High School has secured its intranet and has made connection to the internet available, we can look forward to using and web-browsers to access our current homebuilt web-sites and web-pages. In the near future this school will be able to embark on the road to e-learning and even e-commerce. a) b) c) State the difference between the Intranet and the Internet. How do the terms web-browser, web-sites and web-pages differ? What does the term e-commerce mean? (2 marks) (3 marks) (1 mark) Total 6 marks

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8. Two agencies use teleconferencing and videoconferencing tools to collaborate. a) State the meaning of EACH of the tools the agencies use to collaborate.(2 marks) b) Give ONE example of the equipment that is essential for EACH tool to operate effectively. (2 marks) c) State ONE advantage and ONE disadvantage of the use of the tools. (2 marks) Total 6 marks 9. As the safety expert at your company you encounter a young woman who claims to be a temporary receptionist sent by an employment agency and needs to gain access to the network your company uses. She is not familiar to you. a) Indicate TWO steps you would take to verify that this individual is indeed on official business. (2 marks) b) For EACH step indicated, give a reason for your action. c) What is meant by the term computer fraud? (2 marks) (1 mark)

d) Give TWO examples of ways the young woman could be harmful to your institution. (2 marks) Total 7 marks 10. A scanner and a barcode reader are computer-related hardware used in industry to make the work of the employee easier and more efficient. a) State the function of a scanner and a barcode reader (2 marks)

b) For EACH piece of hard ware in (a), state the type of industry in which it would MOST likely be used. (2 marks) c) For ONE of the pieces of hardware, state the job title of the individual who is MOST likely to use this piece of equipment and clearly indicate how it makes their job more efficient. (2 marks) Total 6 marks

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TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY SECTION III 30 marks PROGRAMMING ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS.


11. The three diagrams below represent three different generations of programming languages. LOAD ADD STORE LOAD MULT STORE
Diagram 1

X Y Z W Z X

00000000 01101101 10010010 00011000 10001000 01010101 00001110 01110111 11000110 00111100
Diagram 2

# include stdio.h main() { int myage; myDOB, myID Printf(Type you age, your Date of Birth and your ID number); Scanf(myage); Scanf(myDOB); Scanf(myID); Printf(\n We are twins. I was born on the same day and have the same age) Printf(\n We just need to have the same mothers) }

Diagram 3

a) Identify EACH generation. b) State ONE advantage and ONE disadvantage of EACH generation. 12. Write the result of the following segment of code given num = 10: a) num = 10 If (num>20) then write CXC else write XCX b) num = 10 count = 0 While (num<13) do Write num num = num +1 count = count +1 Write count num = 10 For count = 1 to 2 do Write num

(3 marks) (6 marks) Total 9 marks

(1 mark)

(6 marks)

c)

(2 marks) Total 9 marks

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13. a) This question refers to Table 1 below. Column 1 (Actions), explain several actions. Each action is labeled S1 to S4 as shown in Column 2 (Label). TABLE 1 Actions You want to find the average of your two tests with marks of 78% and 69%. Using your calculator, you enter 78-69, then /2. You have written the following code: INPUT A,B C = A*B OUTPU C The results of the following algorithm: A =3 B =3 Answer = (A+B)/(A-B) Print Answer Using Example 1, you use the calculator to re-enter 78+69, then /2. Label S1 S2

S3 S4

The following statements tagged ER1 to ER4 summarize the actions described in Table 1 above. ER1 ER2 ER3 ER4 Finding an error in the code and correcting it Division by zero Misspelling a key word Mistake during data entry

Write each of the labels S1, S2, S3 and S4, on a new line in your answer booklet. For EACH tagged statement, match the one that BEST summarizes the action described in Table 1 above. Beside each label (S1, S2, S3, S4) written in your answer booklet, write the tag name (ER1 to ER4) associated with the statement that you have matched to the action in Table 1 above. (4 marks) b) The terms below labeled C1 to C5 represent characteristics of the summarized actions described in part (a). C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 Syntax error Run-time error Logic error Debugging This is not an error

Copy Table 2 below in your answer booklet and complete it by writing the appropriate label for the characteristic (C1,C2,C3,C4 or C5) next to each tag name (ER1 to ER4). Label ER1 ER2 ER3 ER4 TABLE 2 Characteristic of Action

(4 marks) Total 8 marks 14. What is meant by EACH of the following terms when associated with running a program? a) b) c) d) Object code Compiling Executing Interpreting (1 mark) (1 mark) (1 mark) (1 mark) Total 4 marks

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GENERAL PROFICIENCY THIS SECTION IS FOT GENERAL PROFICIENCY STUDENTS ONLY SECTION IV 30 marks PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS.
15. The following questions relates to Word-Processing; a) The first line of your document contains the word John. List TWO ways to replace the word John with the word Mary. (1 mark) b) You have a document with 10 paragraphs. How would you interchange the third and seventh paragraphs? (2 marks) c) What is the difference between centered text and fully justified text? (1 mark)

d) You have a document with 10 paragraphs on one page. What is the most efficient way to make paragraphs 6 10 as page two of your document? (1 mark) e) For the submission of your document, you are required to use 1.5 as the left margin and 0.5 as the right margin. How would you set the margins as required? (1 mark) f) The heading of your document is (i) (ii)

THE DIGITAL DIVIDE


(1 mark) (1 mark)

How would you remove the underline? List TWO formatting features used besides underlining and bolding.

g) In you document, you want the page number to be inserted automatically at the top right of EACH page of the document. How would you do this? (1 mark) h) How would you print the content of a page across the length of the paper? (1 mark) Total 10 marks

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16. The following questions relate to Spreadsheet: The number of students attending the local University for the past 5 years is given in the following spreadsheet: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 a) A Programs Masters Degree Diploma Certificate Professional Total B 2001 20 300 700 130 ####### C 2002 18 350 680 211 311 D 2003 12 400 600 345 234 E 2004 10 387 500 678 367 F 2005 13 213 450 212 412 G Total

In cell B6, you entered a number and ####### appears in the cell. Why did this occur and how would you make the actual number you entered appear in the cell? (2 marks) State the range that contains the name of the various programs offered by the University. (1 mark) The number of students who pursued Diploma program in 2002 is 608 and not 680. How would you change the data? (1 mark) You want to compute the total number of students who pursued Masters program for the period: 2001 2005. State the formula you would use. (1 mark) The formula =B3/$B$10 was inserted in a cell. What is the purpose of the $B$10 in the formula? (1 mark) For good presentation, you are required to right-align the data in the range, B1:G1. How would you do this? (1 mark) The formula =SUM(B2:B6) was entered in cell B7. The value in B4 was changed and it was observed that the value in B7 changed. Why did this occur? (1 mark) The formula in cell B7 was copied to the range C7:F7. The values in the range C7:F7 were checked and found to be correct. Why did this occur? (1 mark) Explain how you would format all numeric values in the range, B7:F7 so that all thousand are separated by commas. (1 mark) Total 10 marks

b) c) d) e) f) g)

h) i)

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17. The following questions relate to Database Management: The traffic Department is concerned about reckless driving by drivers of public transportation vehicles using a particular route. On a daily basis, the traffic department would like to store information on the Registration Number of the Vehicle, the type of Vehicle (Bus, Mini-Bus and Hired Car), the driver of the vehicle and the number of ticket issued to the driver. You have been asked to create a database table named TICKET to store the information. a) b) c) d) e) f) Create the structure of the table TICKET. Your structure should indicate the name, data type and size for each field in your table. (3 marks) State ONE reason for using a form to input data into your table. Give ONE example of a record in the TICKET table. (1 mark) (1 mark)

Suppose you now need to store the sex of the driver, what would you do to accomplish this task, assuming that your table has 10 records already? (2 marks) Write a query to show ALL female drivers of Hired Cars How would you print the data in a table for the date, 24/12/06? (1 mark) (2 marks) Total 10 marks

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