INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY DECEMBER  2023 PAST PAPER

THURSDAY: 7 December 2023. Morning Paper. Time Allowed: 2 hours.

This paper is made up of fifty (50) Multiple Choice Questions. Answer ALL questions by indicating the letter (A, B, C or D) that represents the correct answer. Each question is allocated two (2) marks. Do NOT write anything on this paper.

1. ___________ is responsible for converting the data received from the user into a computer understandable format.

A. Output Unit
B. Input Unit
C. Memory Unit
D. Arithmetic & Logic Unit (2 marks)

2. Which of the following ICT resources can access a server?

A. Web Client
B. User
C. Web Browser
D. Web Server (2 marks)

3. ________________ is NOT a form of data storage media.

A. A database
B. Magnetic tape
C. Magnetic disc
D. Optical disc (2 marks)

4. An example of a browser software is____________.

A. Microsoft Word
B. Notepad
C. Internet navigator
D. Microsoft Edge (2 marks)

5. In computer architecture, the cache memory works between _____________.

A. ROM and CPU
B. RAM and ROM
C. CPU and RAM
D. Random and secondary memory (2 marks)

6. When discussing technology, which of the following statement best describes a hot spot?

A. A small overheated area on a CPU
B. A place served by public wireless access
C. Jargon for an X-rated Web site
D. A faulty area in the programming code (2 marks)

7. A computer virus that actively attacks an anti-virus program in an effort to prevent detection is known as _______.

A. Worm
B. Retrovirus
C. Trojan
D. Ghost virus (2 marks)

8. What is World Wide Web?

A. A computer game
B. A software program
C. The part of the Internet that enables information-sharing via interconnected pages
D. Another name for the Internet (2 marks)

9. Which of the following forms the foundation of fifth-generation computers?

A. Artificial Intelligence
B. Vacuum tubes
C. VVLSI
D. Transistors (2 marks)

10. Which computer generation saw the introduction of the microprocessor?

A. First Generation
B. Fourth Generation
C. Second Generation
D. Third Generation (2 marks)

11. _____________ refers to the period of time that a computer spends processing a job.

A. Execution Time
B. Real Time
C. Delay Time
D. Waiting Time (2 marks)

12. Which of the following term can be used to refer to a Landscape in context of word processing program?

A. A font style
B. Paper size
C. Page layout
D. Page orientation (2 marks)

13. What is a “folder” as applied in operating system?

A. A catalogue for files stored on the hard disk of a computer
B. A package of instruction that causes the computer to do something
C. Storage of all files which are deleted
D. A disk used to store bulk data (2 marks)

14. The product of data processing is referred to as______________.

A. Information
B. Data
C. Software Program
D. System (2 marks)

15. A new Laptop comes with various characteristics: weighs less, is smaller and uses less power than previous Laptop models. Which of the following technologies has been used to accomplish this feature?

A. Universal Serial Bus Mouse
B. Faster Random Access Memory
C. Blu Ray Drive
D. Solid State Hard Drive (2 marks)

16. The data storage hierarchy consists of:

A. Bits, bytes, fields, records, files and databases
B. Bits, bytes, records, fields, files and databases
C. Bits, bytes, fields, files, records and databases
D. Bytes, bits, fields, records, files and databases (2 marks)

17. Which one of the following is NOT an operating system?

A. Android Donut
B. Unix
C. Linux
D. Microsoft Word (2 marks)

18. Which program translates an entire set of instructions written in a higher-level language into machine language before the instructions can be executed?

A. Interpreter
B. Assembler
C. Compiler
D. Debugger (2 marks)

19. Which one of the following is NOT an advantage of computerisation?

A. Becomes outdated quickly
B. Reduced costs
C. Reduced space requirements
D. Provides information to management (2 marks)

20. Which one of the following is NOT a part of system software?

A. Device drivers
B. Word processing
C. Utility programs
D. Operating system (2 marks)

21. Which one of the following is NOT an example of a utility software?

A. Disk defragmenters
B. Antivirus software
C. Word Processing
D. Backup software (2 marks)

22. What is defined as a large capital letter used as a decorative element at the beginning of a paragraph or section where it is made larger, taking up several lines of text or the first few sentences?

A. Word wrap
B. Word art
C. Drop cap
D. Typeface (2 marks)

23. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of impact printers?

A. Cheap to buy
B. Slow when printing
C. Relatively poor quality printout
D. Quiet when printing (2 marks)

24. Which of the following is NOT a type of a Chart in a spreadsheet software?

A. Pie
B. Combo
C. Area
D. Flow (2 marks)

25. The statement “covers an entire city”, describes which type of a network?

A. LAN
B. CAN
C. MAN
D. WAN (2 marks)

26. What is the name of the networking hardware which provides the physical connection between the network and the computer workstation?

A. Network interface card
B. Router
C. Multiplexer
D. Gateway (2 marks)

27. The following are characteristics of a microcomputer computer, EXCEPT _________.

A. Small size and low cost
B. Low computing power
C. Runs many applications at the same time
D. Easy to use (2 marks)

28. A set of digits that represents the release date and specific changes to a computer software is known as _________.

A. Release
B. Version
C. Deployment
D. Configuration (2 marks)

29. The following are important objectives of computer networks, EXCEPT ____________.

A. Resource sharing
B. Increase reliability
C. Security of resources
D. Communication (2 marks)

30. A collection of related fields that can be treated as a unit by an application program is called a _______________.

A. Field
B. Record
C. File
D. Database (2 marks)

31. Virtual memory is___________.

A. An illusion of a large main memory
B. A large main memory
C. A large secondary memory
D. A large backing storage (2 marks

32. _______ feature allows a user to create a simple presentation quicker.

A. Animations
B. Chart Wizard
C. Transition Wizard
D. AutoContent Wizard (2 marks)

33. Which type of topology is best suited for large businesses which must carefully control and coordinate the operation of distributed branch outlets?

A. Ring
B. Local area
C. Hierarchical
D. Star (2 marks

34. Which of the following is NOT a process associated with an accounting information system?

A. Auditing existing data
B. Collecting and recording data
C. Providing information to users
D. Analysing and managing data (2 marks)

35. What is the name of the output device shown below?

A. Printer
B. Projector
C. Plotter
D. Scanner (2 marks)

36. Which of the following BEST describes the term multiprocessing?

A. The technique of utilising several programs concurrently in a single processor
B. Running of several programs simultaneously by a computer with several processors
C. System that allows more than one person to access and use it at the same time
D. This is a technique that allows multiple tasks to share a processor (2 marks)

37. What is the name of the feature in a spreadsheet software that automatically applies formatting, such as font colour or bolding, to a cell when the data in that cell meets specific criteria?

A. Relative referencing
B. Filtering
C. Conditional formatting
D. Freezing (2 marks)

38. Network topology refers to the way in which computers and computing devices are linked together. Which of the following factor is NOT important when choosing a topology?

A. Desired reliability of the system
B. Size of the system
C. Availability of communication lines
D. Skills of the personnel (2 marks)

39. The term that includes various forms of technologies that are used to create, display, store, process, transmit, share or exchange information by electronic means is known as ______________.

A. Information system
B. Information Communication Technology
C. Internet
D. Computer network (2 marks)

40. Which of the following is an example of a programming language?

A. A++
B. B++
C. C++
D. D++ (2 marks)

41. The type of main memory which is extremely fast and of small capacity and its access time is closer to the processor speed is known as ______________.

A. Virtual
B. Cache
C. RAM
D. Bubble (2 marks)

42. In the context of presentation software, what is the name of the boxes that are included in a slide layout to hold specific types of content, such as text, images or charts?

A. Placeholders
B. Master slides
C. Slide shows
D. Design templates (2 marks)

43. Which of the following is a pointing input device?

A. Keyboard
B. Sensor
C. Trackpad
D. Digital camera (2 marks)

44. In a spreadsheet program, a workbook holds a number of worksheets, and each worksheet is made up of cells. A cell can hold the following, EXCEPT _______________.

A. Text
B. A formula
C. A file
D. A chart (2 marks)

45. Which type of network topology is shown by the figure below?

A. Ring
B. Bus
C. Star
D. Tree (2 marks)

46. Presentation templates are good resource for anyone looking to improve the quality of presentations made using a presentation software. The following are reasons why presentation templates are preferred, EXCEPT _________.

A. To increase the speed of running professional presentations
B. To customise templates in order to build bespoke presentations
C. To achieve consistency for a more professional style
D. To help make the content more visual

47. The following are applications of a spreadsheet software, EXCEPT _____________.

A. Tracking profits and losses in corporations
B. Managing household budgets by individuals
C. Creating, editing, saving and printing documents
D. Budgeting and spending help (2 marks)

48. During the second generation, the size of computers was decreased by replacing vacuum tubes with________.

A. ICs
B. Semiconductors
C. Transistors
D. Microprocessor (2 marks)

49. A computer on a network that requests files from another computer is known as__________.

A. A client
B. A host
C. A router
D. A web server (2 marks)

50. A filename without path information is known as_________.

A. File name
B. Complete filename
C. Directory name
D. Relative filename (2 marks)

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