Quiz 1. The Role of Computers in our Lives.

According to the text in Unit 1, modern computers are typically associated with the following notions. What do these notions stand for? Match the options.

  • Automation
  • Multitasking
  • Ubiquity
  • A household name
  • Long distance communication
  • Globalization
  • Mass communication
  • The state or capacity of being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresence.
  • Communication at a distance by technological means, particularly through electrical signals or electromagnetic waves; telecommunication.
  • A person or thing that is very well known.
  • The technique, method, or system of operating or controlling a process by electronic devices, reducing human intervention to a minimum.
  • The process of creating a message and transmitting it through some type of medium to a large, anonymous, heterogeneous audience.
  • The execution of various diverse tasks simultaneously.
  • The process of ideas, products, and people moving around the planet with greater ease and efficiency.

Quiz 2. Windows and its Functionality

According to the text in Unit 2, modern versions of Windows OS can perform some rather “exotic” functions. What do the following functions enable you to do? Match the options.

  • Aero Shake
  • Aero Peek
  • Aero Snap
  • Sticky Notes
  • Unit Conversion
  • Disc Image Burner
  • Gives you the power of X-ray vision, so you can peer past all your open windows straight to the Windows 7 desktop.
  • Helps you to make a to-do list, jot down a phone number, or do anything else that you’d use a pad of paper for.
  • Allows to burn a CD or DVD from an ISO file, with the new disc having the same folders, files, and properties as the original disc.
  • Allows to convert values from one unit of measurement to another, including the measurement of volume, length, weight, temperature, energy, area, speed, time, power, data.
  • Allows you to resize open windows, simply by dragging them to the edges of your screen. Depending on where you drag a window, you can make it expand vertically, take up the entire screen, or appear side-by-side with another window.
  • Helps to cut through a cluttered desktop and quickly focus on a single window.

Quiz 3. Wireless Communication

Recall the information from Unit 3. Which of these characteristics are associated with the wireless devices? Insert the suitable options into the box on the right.

Wireless devices
  • air transmission
  • rechargeable batteries
  • cable transmission
  • portable device
  • immobile device
  • compatible device
  • light emitting diode
  • directly connected to the computer
  • a wide operating range
  • radio frequencies
  • photo sensor
  • infrared sensor

Quiz 4. Graphic Design

Recall the information from Unit 4. Which of these operations are associated with the photo editing techniques? Insert the suitable options into the box on the right.

Photo editing
  • foster
  • fix
  • remodel
  • power
  • roll
  • simplify
  • drop
  • crop
  • solve
  • assume
  • acknowledge
  • reduce
  • rotate
  • escape
  • rewrite
  • orbit
  • revolve
  • copy
  • rebuild
  • click
  • shave
  • push
  • fasten
  • save
  • chip

Quiz 5. Online Libraries and Electronic Books

Online libraries and electronic books offer their users certain advantages. Recall the information from Unit 5 and provide the missing parts of the sentences.

1. When you do a Google Search you are not only returned results from relevant websites but also your search terms are checked against a library encompassing millions of books and are suggested for further reading.
2. The service is completely free of charge and is paid for via a minimal number of which are in no way intrusive or detrimental to the service.
3. From the Google Books site you can perform searches, add books to your or organise your collection in a logical manner.
4. Searching for a book and then subsequently clicking on it opens an interface which allows you to either view the directly scanned pages from the book or in some instances a ‘ version.
5. With Google Books we have the potential to preserve centuries of for generations to come as well as promoting the spread and availability of knowledge amongst all groups and all classes of people.
6. So even if you have to spend on a device initially, you can , and read more eBooks in the amount of money spent to buy a paperback
7. eBooks require no cupboards, no rooms and no boxes. Whether you store them on a laptop, tablet or an e-reader, they occupy the same .
8. With eBooks, all you need is an e-reader to a whole virtual library. No back-breaking loads to lift and carry around across distances, a one-stop digital device holds all your books in the digital format.
9. An eBook can be read over . You can read the same eBook on your laptop, a desktop, an e-reader and even on some mobile phones.
10. Reading in the most like, in low or no light and while walking or on the move, becomes possible.

Quiz 6. Computer Games

Mobile phones offer gamers new options in mobile gaming. Recall the information from Unit 6 and provide the missing parts of the sentences.

1. Some people will sit next to you and force you to endure a of the that they’ve downloaded.
2. Portable are starting to lose ground to a phone.
3. You’re unlikely to get enough uninterrupted time to get immersed in a .
4. The method of is also one of the primary advantages the iPhone has over the competition.
5. The iPhone stores games in the of the phone.
6. It can surely only be a matter of time before Sony Ericsson retaliates with their own .
7. It is becoming apparent that may have their days numbered.

Quiz 7. Search Engines

Recall the information from Unit 7 about Google and its functions. What can it do and what cannot it do yet? Choose the answer as appropriate.

1. Google can extract “valuable results” for every user.

2. Google can guarantee the best user experience at all times.

3. Google satisfies the optimum requirement for most netizens.

4. Google is able to channelize the potential resources on the Internet to the end user.

5. Google can save us from the wrong keyword queries that may not lead us to correct results.

6. Google saves our time.

7. Google can give you what you want even when you miss the right keywords.

8. Google can bridge the gap between us and its bots.

9. Google feels the pulse of our searches and renders “mind-blowing” results.

Quiz 8. The Role of Links

Recall the information from Unit 8 about links and their functions. What problems can links solve and what can be the consequences of delinkification? Choose the answer as appropriate.

1. If a journalist disdains the very notion of providing links to readers he may tomorrow find himself without a job.

2. Pointing people to good links on the Web is a fundamental service.

3. Some people are wary and suspicious of providing too many links beyond their own pages.

4. Links are an essential part of how journalists write and explore source material.

5. Most estimable writers support the campaign against links.

6. Informational links are “brain-sucking attention scourges robbing us of the clarity of print”.

7. Badly executed hypertext can ruin the process of reading.

8. Most often readers ignore a link when their eyes pass over it.

9. Link abuse by some writers discredits linking itself.

10. Overuse of links is usually a sign that the writer does not know how to link.

11. Links provide a powerful check on bullying and misrepresentation.

12. Web users will never reject the practice of links that obscure or misdirect or joke.

Quiz 9. Social Networks

Recall the information from Unit 9 about social networks and their role. Do social networks possess the following characteristics? Choose the answer as appropriate.

1. In all social networks people play themselves and are supposed to be “real”.

2. You can get friend requests only from people you know well.

3. Some people just rack up big numbers to feel important.

4. Each network allows you to choose friends and organize them into discreet groups.

5. Even if you’ve invested in one network, any new useful alternative is worth exploring.

6. An open-source, distributed, nobody-owns-it social network is likely to arrive some day.

7. A social network can provide an all-inclusive discussion.

8. Literally everyone has some sort of attachment to social networking.

9. Social networking sites are free to use.

Quiz 10. The Negative effect of Computers

According to the information from Unit 10, what negative effects can the following problems lead to? Insert the suitable answers into the corresponding boxes on the right.

Cyberbullying Computer rage
  • frustrated workers
  • psychological problems
  • interruption in the work schedule
  • academic failure
  • angry clients
  • anti-social behavior
  • depression and anxiety
  • smashing the keyboard
  • deadlines not being met
  • venting out anger and frustration
  • kicking the monitor
  • financial damages
  • shunning socialization
  • verbal abuse against the PC
  • low self-esteem
  • expressing anger at the people around
  • suicide

Quiz 11. Computer Security

According to the information from Unit 11, what negative effects can the following problems lead to? Insert the suitable answers into the corresponding boxes on the right.

Computer viruses Phishing
  • exposed information
  • stolen identity
  • harm to the smooth functioning of a computer
  • causing losses to companies
  • stolen money
  • creating problems for organizations
  • making computers into zombies
  • hacking email account
  • destroying the system
  • stolen financial records
  • wiping off top secret documents from hard disks
  • stolen personal information
  • computer shut down
  • shutting down businesses for hours