ICT Mini Mock Exam (Essay Test)

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Information and Communication Technology

Paper 2  –  Essay Test

Time:    20 minutes


1. (a) Write the shortcut keyboard keys combination for the following commands as used in a word processing environment:

(i) Redo an undone action or repeat an action ……………………………….

(ii) Paste text …………………………………..

(iii) Centre text …………………………………..

(iv) Open new word document ……………………………………..

(v) Align text to the right ………………………………………

(b) State two differences between a hard disk and a pen drive

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

2 (a)   Write down the acronyms below in full:

(i)    API ………………………………………

(ii)    BIOS ………………………………………

(iii)    GIF ………………………………………

(iv)    HTTPS ………………………………….

(v)    ISP ………………………………………

(vi)   PDF ………………………………………

(vii)    SEO ………………………………………

(viii)    LED ………………………………………

(ix)    IP ………………………………………

(x)    USSD ………………………………………

(b)   Use the under listed materials to fill the table below

Keyboard, tracker ball, plotter, microphone, monitor, mouse, speaker,scanner, joystick, printer, bar code reader, optical pen, projector

INPUT DEVICES OUTPUT DEVICES
   

SUGGESTED ANSWERS

1(a)
(i)    Redo an undone action or repeat an action ……………..Ctrl + Y
(ii)    Paste text ……………..Ctrl + V
(iii)    Centre text …………….Ctrl + E
(iv)    Open new word document ……………….Ctrl + N
(v)    Align text to the right ……………….Ctrl + R

1 (b)     

HARD DISK PEN DRIVE
Has a larger storage capacity Has a smaller storage capacity
It is larger and heavier (less portable) It is much smaller and lighter (more portable)
Requires a power source for memory storage Does not require a power source for memory storage 
Has parts that move (spins / rotates) Does not have parts that move
Stores memory with a spinning platter and a rotating head Stores memory by flashing into the “cells” of the memory chip

2 (a)

(i)    API ……… Application Programming Interface
(ii)    BIOS ……… Basic Input Output System
(iii)   GIF ………. Graphics Interchange Format
(iv)    HTTPS ………. Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
(v)     ISP ………. Internet Service Provider
(vi)    PDF ………. Portable Document Format
(vii)   SEO ………. Search engine optimisation
(viii)  LED ……….. Light-Emitting Diode
(ix)     IP ……….. Internet protocol
(x)    USSD ……….. Unstructured supplementary service data.

2 (b)

INPUT DEVICE OUTPUT DEVICE

Keyboard, 

tracker ball

microphone

mouse

scanner

joystick

bar code reader

optical pen

monitor

printer

plotter

speaker

projector

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