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BECE 2014 Information and Communication Technology ICT Paper 1

Question 1: The part of the computer which displays information to the user in soft copy format is the
A. monitor
B. printer
C. processor
D. scanner

Question 2: The sharpness of an image on a monitor screen is determined by the number of
A. inches
B. pits
C. pixels
D. units

Question 3: Which of the following can be used as an input device and at the same time as an output device?
A. Microphone
B. Modem
C. Printer
D. Speaker

Question 4: The device that uses the magnetic method to store data is
A. compact disk
B. digital versatile disk
C. hard disk
D. optical disk

Question 5: Which of the following devices had the largest storage capacity?
A. Compact disk
B. Digital versatile disk
C. Flash memory
D. Hard disk

Question 6: By default, the drive letter assigned to the hard disk drive is
A. A:
B. B:
C. C:
D. D:

Question 7: Which of the following devices must be turned on first when booting a computer?
A. Monitor
B. Printer
C. Scanner
D. System Unit

Question 8: The program that is loaded into the the main memory when a computer is booted is
A. utility program.
B. operating system.
C. communication software.
D. word processing software.

Question 9: To copy a file means to
A. cut the file
B. delete the file
C. remove the file
D. make a duplicate of the file

Question 10: A group of files are stored in a
A. folder
B. graphic
C. text
D. word

Question 11: The area of the taskbar that display small icons of some programs such as the system clock is
A. programs area
B. scroll bar
C. start menu
D. system tray

Question 12: Which of the following is a problem to computer users as a result of radiation from the monitor?
A. Cardiovascular
B. Dizziness
C. Eye irritation
D. Loss of grip strength

Question 13: Dragging a folder from one drive to a window on another drive is equivalent to a
A. cut operation
B. copy operation
C. delete operation
D. move operation

Question 14: Which of the following safety precaution(s) is/are advisable to practice?
I. Do not answer or receive calls when charging mobile phones.
II. Do not overload sockets.
III. Plugging ICT tools in damaged sockets can be allowed sometimes.
A. I and II only
B. I and III only
C. II and III only
D. I, II, and III

Question 15: A computer program that can copy itself and infect the computer without the permission or knowledge of the user is
A. virus
B. anti-virus
C. window
D. word processor

Question 16: The software that assists students in learning and can also be used to take online examinations is
A. classroom software
B. education software
C. entertainment software
D. graphic software

Question 17: ICT tools can be used in all the following areas except
A. sharing ideas
B. starting cabinetry
C. accessing information
D. retrieving information

Question 18: The act of clicking on an object and dragging it to a different location is referred to as
A. drop-and-drag
B. drag-and drop
C. drop-and-move
D. drag-and-paste

Question 19: When pursuing typing lessons, computer users are expected to use
A. 5 fingers
B. 6 fingers
C. 8 fingers
D. 10 fingers

Question 20: Which of the following keys is not a function key on the computer keyboard?
A. F1
B. F2
C. F9
D. F13

Question 21: The computer keyboard combinations that would move the cursor insertion point to the beginning of the current document is
A. Ctrl + B
B. Ctrl + H
C. Ctrl + Home
D. Ctrl + PgUp

Question 22: Which of the following commands is used to resave an edited file with the same file name?
A. Copy
B. Save
C. Save as
D. Send

Question 23: Computerized text editing is also referred to as
A. database application
B. desktop application
C. spreadsheet application
D. word processing application

Question 24: In order to apply bold formatting to a section of existing text, the user must first
A. save the document
B. click the start button
C. click on the formatting button
D. select the section to be formatted

Question 25: Text that is justified is.
A. adjusted to meet one margin
B. adjusted to meet both margins
C. grammatically correct
D. only visible in print preview

Question 26: Which of the following keys are used to underline a text in word processing?
A. Ctrl + B
B. Ctrl + H
C. Ctrl + I
D. Ctrl + U

Question 27: When a text automatically moves to the next line at the end of a margin in a word processing program, it is referred to as
A. Text wrap
B. Word wrap
C. Hard return
D. Text movement

Question 28: The default orientation for a word processing document is
A. A4
B. Landscape
C. Letter
D. Portrait

Question 29: To print a document after previewing,  use the
A. Edit command button
B. Open command button
C. Print command button
D. Save command button

Question 30: On an email interface, which of the following areas is mandatory to complete and send a message?
A. Sender body
B. Sender name
C. Message header / subject
D. Message recipient email address

Question 31: Which of the following domain name extensions is used by educational institutions?
A. .com
B. .edu
C. .net
D. .org

Question 32: Which of the following is a web browser?
A. Firewall
B. Opera
C. Windows
D. Yahoo

Question 33: Which feature in a browser enables users to fetch the latest copy of a web page?
A. Backward
B. Forward
C. Refresh
D. Stop

Question 34: Transmitting data from a local computer to a remote computer is referred to as
A. Downlinking
B. Downloading
C. Uplinking
D. Uploading

Question 35: The http:// in a website address refers to
A. Domain name
B. Directory name
C. File name
D. Protocol

Question 36: The command button that opens a dialog box for users to create an email message is
A. Back button
B. Compose button
C. Create button
D. Refresh button

Question 37: A spreadsheet cell name is referenced by a
A. Letter
B. Number
C. Letter and a number
D. Number and a letter

Question 38: Mathematical calculations in a spreadsheet are called
A. Formulas
B. Labels
C. Numbers
D. Values

Question 39: Which of the following does a user need to bypass before accessing an email?
A. Username and computer name
B. Username and email name
C. Username and password
D. Username and yahoo

Question 40: To apply a formula or function in a spreadsheet program, the symbol used is
A. = or *
B. = or +
C. = or /
D. = or -

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