KS1 Computing Quiz - Computer Software and Programs (Questions)

This quiz addresses part of the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2 in Computing. Specifically it looks at some common computer software and programs. It is one of 20 quizzes to help you find out about how computers work, and how they affect all our lives.

Computers are now common to us all and there are lots of things you can do with one. Emails, Skype, games - all of these use software or programs. One piece of software will help you to write stories. Another will let you draw pictures. You can find things out with one and do sums with another. Another common use of computers is to keep in touch with our friends. This quiz is all about using computer programs.

1. Toni is typing words into a computer. She is writing a _____.
[ ] Painting
[ ] Drawing
[ ] Story
[ ] Sum
2. Tom is doing a maths quiz on a computer. He is testing how good he is at ____.
[ ] Spelling
[ ] Painting
[ ] Drawing
[ ] Sums
3. Ellie is keeping a weather diary. She puts the information into a _____.
[ ] Table
[ ] Chair
[ ] Toy
[ ] Pan
4. Ellie is using the computer to draw a _____ showing her results.
[ ] Chair
[ ] Chart
[ ] House
[ ] School
5. Ellie’s teacher says, “Don’t forget to ____ your work."
[ ] Delete
[ ] Save
[ ] Lose
[ ] Forget
6. Sam and his family have been on holiday. After the holiday, Sam’s Dad puts lots of pictures from the camera onto the computer. He saves them in a folder called:
[ ] Bin
[ ] Holiday
[ ] Delete
[ ] Waste
7. Sam’s older sister has lots of songs saved on her phone. She has them in a ________.
[ ] Bin
[ ] Box
[ ] Playlist
[ ] Beaker
8. Which one of these is a way of keeping in touch using a computer?
[ ] Emails
[ ] Smoke signals
[ ] Flags
[ ] Postcards
9. Clicker, Word and Powerpoint are all types of computer ________.
[ ] Hardware
[ ] Mice
[ ] Programs
[ ] Printers
10. Connor uses a computer to draw shapes. If the shape has less than four sides, he colours it blue. If it has four or more sides, he colours it red.

What colour is this shape? ★
[ ] Blue
[ ] Green
[ ] Red
[ ] Purple
KS1 Computing Quiz - Computer Software and Programs (Answers)
1. Toni is typing words into a computer. She is writing a _____.
[ ] Painting
[ ] Drawing
[x] Story
[ ] Sum
Toni can also write poems on a computer
2. Tom is doing a maths quiz on a computer. He is testing how good he is at ____.
[ ] Spelling
[ ] Painting
[ ] Drawing
[x] Sums
Have you tried our maths quizzes yet?
3. Ellie is keeping a weather diary. She puts the information into a _____.
[x] Table
[ ] Chair
[ ] Toy
[ ] Pan
Have you ever used a table on a computer?
4. Ellie is using the computer to draw a _____ showing her results.
[ ] Chair
[x] Chart
[ ] House
[ ] School
Have you ever made a chart using a computer?
5. Ellie’s teacher says, “Don’t forget to ____ your work."
[ ] Delete
[x] Save
[ ] Lose
[ ] Forget
Always save your work regularly
6. Sam and his family have been on holiday. After the holiday, Sam’s Dad puts lots of pictures from the camera onto the computer. He saves them in a folder called:
[ ] Bin
[x] Holiday
[ ] Delete
[ ] Waste
Have you ever made a folder on a computer? What did you call it?
7. Sam’s older sister has lots of songs saved on her phone. She has them in a ________.
[ ] Bin
[ ] Box
[x] Playlist
[ ] Beaker
What is your favourite song?
8. Which one of these is a way of keeping in touch using a computer?
[x] Emails
[ ] Smoke signals
[ ] Flags
[ ] Postcards
Emails are used a lot by people at work
9. Clicker, Word and Powerpoint are all types of computer ________.
[ ] Hardware
[ ] Mice
[x] Programs
[ ] Printers
What other programs do you use?
10. Connor uses a computer to draw shapes. If the shape has less than four sides, he colours it blue. If it has four or more sides, he colours it red.

What colour is this shape? ★
[ ] Blue
[ ] Green
[x] Red
[ ] Purple
How many sides has the star?