1. The trend in computer systems is toward the use of graphical user interfaces (GUIs). In these operating systems, a trackball is described as____________

A) a roller ball which moves the cursor

B) a pen-shaped device which allows data to be entered through the CRT screen

C) a figure which resembles a familiar office device

D) an outdated input device

2. Various applications and documents are represented on the Windows desktop by?

A) Symbols

B) Labels

C) Graphs

D) Icons

3. What is usually used for displaying information at public places ?

A) Monitors

B) Overhead Projections

C) Monitors and Overhead Projections

D) Touch Screen Kiosks

4. The real business and competitive value of information technology lies in?

A) The software applications that are used by many companies

B) The capabilities of the software and value of the information a business acquires and uses

C) The infrastructure of hardware, networks, and other IT facilities that are commonly used by many companies

D) The capabilities of the hardware and the speed at which it processes information

5. Companies use which of the following vendors to provide access to software and services rather than purchasing the applications and maintaining the applications themselves ?

A) Open source vendors

B) Alliances

C) Application service providers

D) All of the above

6. Which one of the following would be considered as a way that a computer virus can enter a computer system ?

A) Opening an application previously installed on the computer

B) Borrowed copies of software

C) Viewing a website without causing any additional transactions

D) Running antivirus programs

7. Collecting personal information and effectively posing as another individual is known as the crime of?

A) spooling

B) dentity theft

C) spoofing

D) hacking

8. The first step in the transaction processing cycle is___________

A) database operations

B) audit

C) data entry

D) user inquiry

1. A 2. D 3. D 4. B
5. C 6. B 7. B 8. C
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