07 - Practice Test

 1. Without storage we wouldn't be able to go back to the data/information we have! Storage has changed vastly through the ages. Define a storage device.

  a sequence of binary bits that stores data as bits

  software that enables storage of data

  a piece of computer equipment on which information can be stored.

  hardware that acts as RAM and temporarily holds information

 2. Developments in the field of storage are progressing every day. There is talk of 'embedded storage chips' becoming common place. Can you name one more type of storage that is not on the below list.

  Variable Storage

  Cloud Storage

  Window Storage

  Software Storage

 3. A storage device is sometimes defined as devices used to store data in binary format (used for processing later). Which of the following in the list is NOT a storage device?

  CD-Rom, cellphone, Monitor

  I-Pod and Hard drive

  Digital camera and mouse

  keyboard, mouse, monitor

 4. Three types of storage we commonly look at are 1. Optical 2. Magnetic and 3. Solid State. What would you use for storing images in a digital camera and why?

  Optical (DVD/CD) - because it is cheap and portable and can be read by most computers

  Magnetic - because it has a very large capacity

  Solid State - because it is not affected by the camera moving around a lot

  None of these options would be suitable for a digital camera.

 5. Most computer systems require secondary storage (this is different from Main Memory and RAM) in order to store files (like the operating system) even when the system is 'off'. This is referred to as ____________.



  non volatile


 6. An E-Book reader would be best off using a particular type of storage for the following reasons. What type of storage is this likely to be referring to?
#1 Fast access

#2 No moving parts / robust (can be moved around a lot with no damage)

#3 Small / sufficiently lightweight

#4 low power (would allow for extended battery life)



  Solid State

  Fuel State

 7. Serial data access is faster than direct data access.



 8. CD-ROMS can record data over and over again.



 9. What type of storage device would a mobile phone have?

  Optical Drive



  Flash Memory

 10. Which device would you use to store large amounts of data in your home computer?

  Flash memory

  Optical disk

  Magnetic tape

  Hard Drive

 11. Which type of optical media has the greatest storage capacity?


  They are all the same

  Blu-ray Disc


 12. What is the name given to copies of data or program files?





 13. Floppy discs can store huge amounts of data.



 14. Which of the following types of storage is the most durable?


  They are all the same

  Solid state


 15. Why does a laptop need secondary storage?

  To access the RAM via the monitor

  To store programs that are currently running

  To store data that the processor needs

  To store data, files, and software when the power if turned off (for future use)

 16. Which of the following is an example of Write Once, Read Many (WORM) storage media type?

  Magnetic tape

  Flash drive



 17. A type of storage device with no moving parts that uses memory chips instead of magnetic platters is commonly referred to as a Solid-State Drive (SSD).



 18. What would be the most suitable device to transfer a file from home to school?

  Hard drive

  Zip disk

  Magnetic tape

  USB Flash drive

 19. Fill in the blanks.
_____ (of the following options) has the greatest capacity (greatest amount of storage)

  1.44 MB

  1 GB

  4.7 GB

  25 GB

 20. Which of the following has the highest data density?

  Hard disk



  Floppy disk

 21. Which of the following storage devices recording is done by burning tiny pits on a circular disk?

  Optical disk

  Magnetic tape

  Punched card

  Floppy Disk

 22. Cloud storage is evolving to fight hackers! A decentralized cloud provides more security to any individual or company’s data, as it is not controlled by a single entity. How does this help stop the manipulation/deletion of data?

  All movements of data are tracked so it is impossible to manipulate or delete data without the user’s permission

  Cloud storage is far more cheap than other options, and this helps security

  Cloud storage keeps data in 'high' shelves - out of the reach of hackers.

  Data is kept under lockdown. No one, including the user, can access it easily.

 23. What is cloud computing?

  Downloading data to the clouds in the sky

  Storing RAM on an online server

  Storing our data offline instead of online

  Storing our data online instead of on our own hard drive

 24. What are the advantages of cloud computing?
1) You can access your files wherever you are if there is an internet connection and a 
device that you can view and edit them on

2)It will provide you with a faster internet speed 

3)It may save money as there is no cost to maintain the storage i.e. Administration costs

  2 & 3

  1 & 3



 25. What are the disadvantages of cloud computing?
1) The occasional downtime - You will not be able to access any of your
applications, server or data from the cloud 

2) You can only control and manage the data and 

3) Data is vulnerable as cloud storage is a
public service

  2 & 3


  1, 2 & 3

  1 & 3

 26. Is the following statement true or false…
An example of a storage device is a hard drive. 



 27. What are the advantages of private cloud storage?
1) Efficiency and control as the private cloud storage is hosted either
 on site or a privately hosted environment 

2) High level of customisation (you can choose the infrastructure with specific 
storage and networking characteristics, so the system meets your individual 
needs perfectly) 

3) Has a greater level of security compared to public cloud 
storage as all data is saved and managed on servers in which 
no other company has access to


  1, 2 & 3

  1 & 2


 28. Peripheral Devices are hardware devices but are ______________________________.They are typically connected by cables (USB, network, firewire etc.) or wirelessly (Bluetooth, wireless network links etc.).

  internal to the main body of the computer

  inside the CPU

  outside the CPU and ajdacent to the RAM

  external to the main body of the computer.

 29. The Operating System (OS) of a computer is a set of hardware devices that control the way the user controls the computer and access application software. The OS also controls the way application software accesses computer hardware such as input and output



 30. Operating systems are system's _______________ and examples include: Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 7, Mac OS X, LINUX and UNIX are all examples of operating systems used on computers.

  communication devices

  CPU devices