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MAY PEN HIGH SCHOOL

FORM FOUR END OF YEAR EXAM JUNE 2015


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Name: _________________________
Score: ______/
21/2Hr

ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS

1. Which of the following devices is used to


perform input into the computer
a. Monitor
b. Mouse
c. External hard drive
d. USB flash drive
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3. Which of the following is NOT part of a
diskette?
a. Track
b. Sector
c. Cylinder
d. Cluster
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5. A diskette is divided into a number of concentric
circles called
a. Sectors
b. Cylinders
c. Track
d. Clusters
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7. Which of the following devices is NOT used in
a point of sale terminal?
a. Printer
b. Plotter
c. Bar code reader
d. Electronic cash register
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9. Resolution determines the clarity of the image
displayed on a monitor. The term resolution
refers to the number of pixels
a. present horizontally on the screen
b. present vertically on the screen
c. present in a unit area of the screen
d. that make up the colour
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11. Identify the list that is arranged starting from the
BEST to WORST print quality.
a. Laser, Dot matrix, Inkjet
b. Inkjet, Dot matrix, Laser
c. Laser, Inkjet, Dot matrix
d. Dot matrix, Inkjet, Laser
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13. Which of the following is NOT an audio output?
a. Microphone
b. Earphone
c. Headphone
d. Speakers
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17. The ones complement of 01010011 is
a. 11010011
b. 01011111

c. 10101100
d. 11111111
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19. In modern personal computers, the CPU speed
is measured in
a. Nanoseconds
b. milliseconds
c. MHz
d. GHz
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21. The storage capacity of a floppy disk is
a. 1.44 MB
b. 1.44 GB
c. 1444 KB
d. 1440 MB
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23. The process of preparing a floppy disk to store
data from a computer is called
a. Deleting
b. easing
c. formatting
d. archiving
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25. An example of a point and draw device is a
a. Keyboard
b. Joystick
c. Mouse
d. Scanner
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27. An application in which scanners are commonly
used is
a. Publishing
b. Billing
c. printing reports
d. cheque processing
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29. Which of the following does NOT serial access?
a. Reel to reel tape
b. Microfilm
c. Microfiche
d. Cartridge tape
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31. Which of the following provides transmission of
data in BOTH directions at the SAME time?
a. Half Duplex
b. Full Duplex
c. Null Duplex
d. Simplex
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33. 16. In the URL http://www.shoes.com,
shoes.com stands for the
a. Extension
b. company name
c. domain name
d. internet company
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35. Google is an example of


a. the Internet Explorer
b. a Web browser
c. a search engine
d. the World Wide Web
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37. A new employee at a financial company has
been asked to set a password on her computer.
She has tried setting the password on several
occasions but gets an error message which says
password not effective. The problem can be
corrected by entering a password that is
a. made up of several numbers
b. a relatives name
c. composed of at least six upper case
characters
d. a mixture of mixed case and
alphanumeric characters
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39. Transferring data from a remote computer to
your computer is referred to as
a. Uploading
b. Browsing
c. Downloading
d. data mining
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41. Scrambling of messages at the sending end and
unscrambling them at the receiving end is called
a. Espionage
b. Encryption
c. Coding
d. Eavesdropping
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43. The acronym HTTP stands for
a. Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
b. Hyper Text Transmission Protocol
c. Higher Text Transmission Protocol
d. Higher Text Transfer Protocol
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45. E-mail is the transmission of messages and files


via a computer network. E-mail is short for
a. encrypted mail
b. emerging mail
c. entertainment mail
d. electronic mail
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47. Item 23 refers to the icon below.

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49. In an e-mail program the icon above is used
to
a. send a file
b. forward a file
c. create a file
d. attach a file
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51. Which of the following is NEITHER a
validation NOR a verification check?
a. storage media check
b. Inconsistency check
c. Data-type check
d. Range check
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53. Advantages of information processing include
a. retraining of staff
b. less human intervention
c. increasing the amount of equipment
needed
d. reduction of face-to-face interaction
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55. Which of the following statements is true of a
transaction file?
a. It is the most complete and up-todate data file
b. It is used as a back-up copy
c. It is used for real time processing
d. It is used to update the master file

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1. The board of PG high school has donated a computer system to the school.
a. State TWO additional peripheral devices that can be used with the computer system.
________________________________________________________________
b. Identify ONE way in which EACH device mentioned in (a) above can be used.
i. Device 1 ___________________________________________________________________
ii. Device 2 ___________________________________________________________________
c. State THREE types of general purpose software that could be used on the computer and give an
example of each type.
i. App 1& Example____________________________________________________________
ii. App 2& Example____________________________________________________________
iii. App 3& Example____________________________________________________________
d. Identify ONE way in which EACH application stated in c above can be used.
i. _________________________________________________________________________
ii. _________________________________________________________________________
iii. _________________________________________________________________________
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2. For EACH of the following devices, indicate the communication mode (transmission direction) used to
transmit data:
a. Walkie Talkie ___________________________________________
b. Telephone
___________________________________________
c. Radio
___________________________________________
d. Name the transmission media you would use to do EACH of the following:
a. Connect all the computers at the computer lab. ______________________________
b. Bring Internet connection from the main box on the street to your house 200 m away.
__________________________________
c. Send and receive data from an adjacent building without any physical media.
__________________________________.
d. Send and receive data from your uncle in Australia. _________________________________
e. Classify EACH of the following methods as (S) Software Restriction or (P) Physical Restriction:
i. Use of passwords on files ____________________________________________________
ii. Biometric scanner to access a computer room ____________________________________
iii. Store files in fire/waterproof cabinets ___________________________________________
iv. Encryption of files __________________________________________________________
v. Use of firewall once connected to the Internet and Intranet ___________________________
f. List FOUR ways in which sensitive data can be misused.
i. ___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
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3. Consider the following scenarios.
62. Scenario 1: Raymond communicates with the computer by typing specific commands to get some tasks
done.
63. Scenario 2: Mary communicates with the computer by using the mouse to click on a picture on the
screen representing the task she wants to do.
64. Scenario 3: The cashier communicates with the computer by touching pictures on the screen
representing items being sold in the store.
a. Identify the type of user interface indicated in
65.
Scenario 1 ____________________________________
66.
Scenario 2 ____________________________________
67.
Scenario3 ____________________________________
b. Name the type of software which provides the user interface. _______________________________
c. State the Scenario number which indicates a hardware interface _____________________________
d. Raymond wants to upgrade his operating system so that it handles his hard disk properly. State
THREE task under Disk Management he should look for in the operating system.
i. ______________________________________________________________________
ii. ______________________________________________________________________
iii. ______________________________________________________________________

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4. Answer the following questions based on the six figures below.
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a.

Which of the
figures above
describes

EACH of the following type of media?


i. Magnetic storage media _____________________________________________________
ii. Optical storage media _____________________________________________________
iii. Neither optical nor Magnetic storage media ______________________________________
b. Name one of the figures which use the following access methods?
i. Sequential Access ________________________________
ii. Direct Access
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c. For EACH of the following, state whether it describes optical storage media or magnetic storage
media.
i. More storage capacity
_______________________________
ii. Faster data access
_______________________________
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5. Write down the name of the hardware device that corresponds to the tasks described below.
a. Convert paper-based text to digital form
b. Marks candidates responses on a multiple choice examination
c. Produces a hard copy document
d. Used for playing a car racing game on the computer
e. Turns on the light when someone enters the room
f. Contains boot up instructions
g. Draw lines in an architectural design
h. Modulates and demodulates signals
i. Reads data containing information on a product
j. Read digits specially printed on a cheque
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6. The decimal number 53 is represented by 00110101. Show working on folder leaves for the following
questions
a. Find the twos complement 8-bit representation of the decimal number -53.
b. Find the BCD of a signed decimal number +579.
c. The ASCII representation of the character M is 1001101. Determine the ASCII representation of
the character
i. T.
ii. F
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7. State TWO use of Information Processing in the following areas:
a. Health Care: ______________________________________________________________________
82. ______________________________________________________________________________
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b. Banking _________________________________________________________________________
83. ______________________________________________________________________________
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c. Payroll __________________________________________________________________________
84. ______________________________________________________________________________
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8. Distinguish between the following:
a. data security and data integrity: _______________________________________________________

86. ______________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
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b. verification and validation: __________________________________________________________
87. ______________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
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9. The diagram below illustrates the main components in a computer system.
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a. Name EACH device labelled A F
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A ________________________, B______________________, C

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D ________________________, E______________________, F

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b. The hardware specification of a computer system includes the following information:
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Line 1: Intel CoreTMi3 550, 3.25 GHz

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Line 2: 1 TB SATA HDD, 7200 RPM

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Line 3: 8X DVD +/- RW

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Indicate the line number which provides information on the

i. Optical storage

______________________________

ii. Processor

______________________________

iii. State the

1. Hard Disk Speed ________________________


2. CPU speed

________________________

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10. Consider the following list of primary keys:
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a.

List1: 55, 34, 45, 39, 51, 48, 59

List2: 34, 39, 45, 48, 51, 55, 59

Explain the difference between serial and sequential order.


_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________

b.

Explain why direct access is very fast in locating or storing data


_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________

c.

State which of the lists in part (a) is ordered serially and which is ordered sequentially
a. Serial Order: ______________________________
b. Sequential Order: __________________________

d.

Re-write the two lists showing the result after inserting key 40
a. List 1: ___________________________________________________
b. List 2: ___________________________________________________

e.

The key 51 needs to be deleted. For each list, explain if List1 or List2 would be faster slower or
the same to complete the task after inserting key 40.
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________

f.

For each list, explain if access would be faster slower or the same to reach key 40 after deleting
key 51.
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________

g.

Use the Hash Function H = Key MOD 23, state the storage locations for the keys below
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keys: 55 - _________, 34 - _________, 45 - _________, 39 - _________, 51 -

_________
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SECTION B

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PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS 19 Marks
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Answer ALL questions.

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2. The ICT Unit of a college has prepared the following spreadsheet showing the Internet usage of four
countries.
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a. State the range of data containing the percentage of the population with Internet access for the four
countries. __________________________________
b. Write the function to find the average population of the four countries.
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c. What formatting features has been applied to the population data of the four countries?
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[1 mark]
d. The data in the spreadsheet has been sorted. State the column heading used for the sorting.
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[1 mark]
e. The text Good Access is to be inserted in the Action Needed column if the % of the population
with Internet access is greater than 40%, otherwise, the text Poor Access is inserted. Write the
function that will be inserted in cell D2 to do this.
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[3 marks]

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f. What type of graph would be best used to show the population comparison for the countries.
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[1 mark]
g. Write down four functions that can be used in excel except the average function.
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3. The Motor Vehicle Department of a company maintains a database with two tables shown below to store
information on vehicles and their owners
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a. What type of data is entered into the REG_DATE field?
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b. State the name of the primary key in the VEHICLE table.
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What is the ENGINE_CC of the vehicle owned by the individual /organization with
TAX_NO =G300? ______________________________________________________
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c. Write a query to show all Toyota vehicles registered in 2008 or later.
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d. A report was created for the VEHICLE table and the records were grouped by the TYPE field. State
the name of ANOTHER field that could be used to group the records.
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If the VEHICLE table is sorted on the REG_NO field in ascending order, what is the
ENGINE_CC of the vehicle at the top of the sorted list?
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