KS3 ICT Quiz
What is ICT 01
DVD stands for Digital Versatile Disc.

What is ICT 01

What is ICT? Find out in this KS3 quiz. ICT consists of all technical means used to handle information and aid communication, including both computer and network hardware as well as necessary software. An ICT system also usually includes the internet. It is much more than just computer science, it is also about the people who use them. From your studies, you will find that ICT systems are used in most environments from homes and businesses to medicine and farming.

When used properly, ICT can add a lot of extra power to what we do. One key feature is how we can handle data. Using an ICT system, we can obtain, process and produce a set of results much faster than before. Computers were a significant step forward in data handling but when the power of a communications network was added, that was possibly an even greater leap forward. Just think - before the internet and mobile phones, you needed to go to a library, find the right books, find the right pages and make notes. Using ICT, you can do the same from one place in a fraction of the time.

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  1. What does DVD stand for?
    It was originally meant to stand for 'digital video disc' but it was soon realised that it could be used to store a lot more than just video images. DVDs are most commonly used to store films and games software
  2. Which is not used for general data storage?
    This is the silicon chip that processes the input
  3. All computers create output by doing what to the input data?
    Remember the stages: input, process and output
  4. What is meant by 'Digital Data'?
    Computers work on binary code. There is no confusion in binary, something can only be 1 or 0
  5. Some equipment is described as 'Digital'. This means .......
    A digital signal (one consisting of a string of only 1's and 0's) can be all three - better quality, more reliable and accurate. The label 'Digital' is often used to impress consumers but it does NOT describe the quality or reliability of the equipment itself, which is what this question asked
  6. Which of the following is an advantage of digital TV signals?
    Digital broadcasts offer more choice of channels. They have many other advantages such as less interference and high definition (HD) images
  7. Which is not used to input data into a computer?
    A printer is an output device
  8. General purpose computers can perform many tasks .......
    Different programs are available to produce different outputs from data
  9. Which is not a good reason to use computers?
    One of the first uses of computers that created unemployment was in the car manufacturing industry where computer controlled machines were used to build many parts of the cars. People were no longer needed and many car workers found themselves unemployed
  10. ICT stands for .......
    It is a very wide subject that includes learning about networks and software as well as computers and how they are used

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