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Information Storage
Information stored on the internet is called cloud computing.

Information Storage

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 storing information, bits and bytes, storage devices and the need to save information. It is one of 20 quizzes to help you find out about how computers work, and how they affect all our lives.

A library stores lots of information. A lot of it is stored in books. Computers can store lots and lots of information. They can store words, numbers, pictures, videos and sounds. If information is not stored, it is lost. Computers store information in special code. Tiny pieces of code are called bits. Rather bigger pieces of code are called bytes. Usually, there are 8 bits in a byte. The information is stored in storage devices.

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1.
There are lots of other ways to store information. Which one of these is a good way to store information?
Put it in a bin
Write it in a book
Throw it away
Forget about it
Computers mean you can share information easily. But writing things down is still a good thing to do
2.
A piece of information bigger than a bit is called a ____.
Bug
Byte
Bed
Big
It sounds like the word bite, but it is spelt differently
3.
Computers store information in a special code. The smallest piece of this code is called a ___.
Bug
Bit
Byte
Bite
A bit is like a single letter of the alphabet in a very long story
4.
What do computers store so they can work?
Food
Money
Toys
Information
What sort of information do computers store?
5.
How many bits are there in a byte usually?
1
2
4
8
How many letters are there in the word byte?
6.
Music, songs, films and videos can be stored on discs. These discs are called CDs and ____.
CADs
USAs
DVDs
OXOs
DVDs can be used with televisions
7.
Anna has finished writing a story on a computer. What must she do to keep her story?
Save
Delete
Run
Debug
Don’t forget to save your work!
8.
Inside a computer, a lot of information is stored on a:
Table
Shelf
Floor
Hard Drive
A hard drive is a metal disc inside the computer
9.
A lot of information is stored on the internet. This is called _____ computing.
Rain
Cloud
Snow
Frost
This information is kept on really big computers in different countries
10.
Information can be put onto a ___ stick.
USB
CAD
USA
CDU
USB sticks are sometimes called memory sticks, USB pens, or pen-drives
Author:  David Bland

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