Exam Practise Questions for Practice

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Exam practice questions ­ Set 1
Wendy's Wonderful Weddings is a small company that helps couples to plan their wedding. Wendy employs 2
members of staff. The company help couples with everything from designing and sending out invitations,
booking the wedding, organising the reception, choosing the bride and grooms clothes and booking a
honeymoon.
1. Jo works in the office. She is in charge of keeping both customer and staff records up to date and also
keeping track of all the company's finances. The computer system she uses includes:
CD-RW drive DVD-RW drive Hard disk drive Keyboard
CRT monitor Mouse Ink jet printer Processor
RAM ROM Scanner Speakers
a) Jo needs the inkjet printer to print out invoices but unfortunately it has broken down. Wendy has agreed
to buy a laser printer to replace it. Explain why this will be better for Jo......................[2]
b) Which 3 items from the list above are backing storage devices?..........................................[3]
c) Wendy's Wonderful Weddings keep backup copies of all their files. Which backing storage device from
the list above is best for doing this?.........................................................................[1]
Explain why they need to keep backup copies..................................................................[2]
d) Explain why Jo needs a
monitor....................................................................................[2]
She has asked Wendy to change her monitor from a CRT monitor to a TFT monitor. Explain why she might
want this change..........................................................................................[2]
2. Alan is a designer. Some of the things he designs are the company brochures for sending to potential
customers, adverts to put in glossy magazines and the wedding invitations customers send to their guests
(he visits customers in their homes to discuss what designs they would like). He has a desktop computer
like Jo (in question 1 above).
a) Alan is finding the computer runs rather slowly. Explain 2 ways in which the computer could be upgraded
to improve this problem..................................................................................[4]
b) Alan has asked to have the size of his monitor increased from 15'' to 19''. Explain why he might need a
bigger monitor than Jo.......................................................................................[2]
c) As well as the PC described above, Alan also has a notebook computer. Explain why he needs both a PC
and a notebook computer..............................................................................[3]
d) What type of software would be most appropriate for Alan to use to design the company
brochures................................................................................................................[1]
Give a reason why................................................................................................... [1]
e) Alan uses photographs in the company brochure. Explain 2 ways he could get these photographs in a
suitable format to use in a brochure.........................................................................[4]
Explain which of these 2 methods you think is best...........................................................[2]

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Give 3 other items of information, apart from the photographs, that should be included in the brochures
Alan designs...............................................................................................[3]
g) The brochures are not printed by Alan himself, instead they send them off to a specialist printing company
to get them printed. The printing company need to be able to load the brochure designs onto their
computer. Explain a method Alan could use to send them the designs so that they can do
this.....................................................................................................................[2]
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Explain the purpose of anti-virus software.....................................................................[2]
c) Describe 2 things it is important to do regularly with anti-virus software...............................[2]
d) List 3 ways other than those already mentioned that Wendy can make sure her computer system is kept
safe and secure..............................................................................................[3]
e) Explain the difference between folders and files on a computer and how these should be organised and
used...................................................................................................[3]
f) When Jo is working in the office she sometimes needs to leave her computer logged on whilst she pops
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