ARCHIVED SAMPLE - course no longer available

University of VictoriaIntroduction to IT English
Home  |  Study Guide  |  IT Guide  |  Grammar & Structure  |  Glossary  |  WebBoard

IT Exercise 3

This exercise tests your knowledge of the concepts you just learned. Choose the best answer.

1. Type the best answer in the text box.

Microsoft Windows is an system.
  

2. A software program that performs calculations on rows and columns of numbers is called a __________.

word processor
CAD software
spreadsheet
database management system

3. A feature to check your spelling would be most useful in a __________.

word processor
CAD software
spreadsheet
database management system

4. Type the best answer in the text box.

A grocery store could keep track of what its customers bought in a .
  

5. A photographer could remove a car from a digital photograph with __________.

presentation software
photo-editing software
CAD software
a database management system

6. You could design a bridge with __________.

presentation software
photo-editing software
CAD software
a database management system

7. Which software program would probably NOT help you make a magazine __________.

presentation software
photo-editing software
word processing software
desktop publishing software

8. Type the best answer in the text box.

CAD stands for computer-aided .
  

9. Mozilla, Opera, and Safari are all names of __________.

e-mail clients
photo-editing software
word processing software
Web browsers

10. A database is __________.

a list of addresses
a set of folders and files
a list of information about a group of things, broken down into categories
software to draw blueprints

11. Which of the following is the best example of a database?

the programming language C++
a list of temperatures; for example 10 degrees, 20 degrees, -5 degrees
a list of people, including their names and addresses
the text of a book

12. The software you need to organise a database is called __________.

database monitoring software
database management software
database argument software
database monument software

13. Type the best answer in the text box.

To read your e-mail you need software called an e-mail .
  

14. If you are going to give a presentation at a meeting, you might want to bring the software called __________.

Excel
Oracle
QuarkXPress
PowerPoint

15. Some types of software are like computer-based replacements for older ways of getting things done. Match the older tool in the left column with its software alternative in the right column.

Tool Software Alternative
  1. Overhead projectors
  2. Forms and filing cabinets
  3. Typewriter
  4. Ledger
  5. Drafting tools
  6. Darkroom chemicals
  7. Recording studio
  8. Envelopes and stamps
  1. Spreadsheets
  2. Database management software
  3. CAD software
  4. Word processors
  5. Photo editor
  6. Presentation software
  7. Sound-editing software
  8. E-mail

16. Match the task with the type of software you would need.

To Do This Task You Need This Type of Software
  1. Write a story
  2. Plan a budget
  3. Prepare a slideshow
  4. Design an engine
  5. Organize your record collection
  6. Send a picture to a friend
  7. Change a colour photo to black and white
  8. Run any software application
  9. Make a newsletter
  10. Visit a Web site
  1. Presentation software
  2. E-mail software
  3. Database management system
  4. Desktop publishing software
  5. Web browser
  6. Spreadsheet
  7. Photo editor
  8. Operating system
  9. Word processor
  10. CAD software