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The most essential software in your computer system is the:

  1. productivity software.

  2. antivirus software.

  3. operating system software.

  4. security software.

Answer:

C

Which of the following Windows utility programs arranges files on your hard drive in sequential order?

  1. Disk Cleanup

  2. Error-checking

  3. Disk Defragmenter

  4. Task Manager

Answer:

C

Which of the following types of programs help manage system resources such as the hard drive?

  1. productivity software

  2. utility programs

  3. application programming interfaces

  4. application software

Answer:

B

The process of replacing repeated patterns of letters in a file with a shorter placeholder is called:

  1. file compression.

  2. file optimization.

  3. file minimization.

  4. file reformatting.

Answer:

A

Which of the following is a file compression utility?

  1. Disk Cleanup

  2. Disk Defragmenter

  3. Windows Explorer

  4. WinZip

Answer:

D

You can use the Windows ________ to check on a nonresponsive program.

  1. Task Manager

  2. System Restore

  3. Backup utility

  4. Explorer

Answer:

A

In Windows you can create ________ to reset your system in the case of a malfunction.

  1. backup flash drives

  2. a previously saved configuration

  3. restore points

  4. backup points

Answer:

C

OS X Leopard includes a backup utility called:

  1. Auto Backup.

  2. Time Machine.

  3. System Restore.

  4. Time Capsules.

Answer:

B

If you want to automatically defragment your hard drive every week you can set a predetermined time using the:

  1. Task Scheduler.

  2. Task Mode.

  3. Task Manager.

  4. Task Calendar.

Answer:

A

Which of the following is NOT an example of a network node?

  1. a modem

  2. a computer

  3. a printer

  4. a mouse

Answer:

D