KS3 ICT Quiz - What is ICT 01 (Questions)

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.

1. ICT stands for .......
[ ] Information and Communication Technology
[ ] Information for Communication Technology
[ ] Information for Computer Technology
[ ] International Computer Training
2. All computers create output by doing what to the input data?
[ ] Processing
[ ] Protecting
[ ] Scrambling
[ ] Writing
3. Which is not used for general data storage?
[ ] CPU
[ ] Hard disc
[ ] Magnetic tape
[ ] Optical disc
4. What is meant by 'Digital Data'?
[ ] Data represented by numbers between 0 and 10
[ ] Data which contains no errors
[ ] Information represented as 1s and 0s
[ ] Information represented as numbers
5. Which is not a good reason to use computers?
[ ] They can do many jobs better than people
[ ] They can often save people from doing boring work
[ ] They do not make mistakes
[ ] They make people unemployed
6. General purpose computers can perform many tasks .......
[ ] because modern technology is very clever
[ ] because the electronic components are very small
[ ] because the processing chips are very fast
[ ] because they can be programmed in different ways
7. Some equipment is described as 'Digital'. This means .......
[ ] it is better quality than normal
[ ] it is more reliable
[ ] it is more accurate
[ ] None of these
8. What does DVD stand for?
[ ] Digital Verifiable Disc
[ ] Digital Versatile Disc
[ ] Digital Voodoo Disc
[ ] Digital Volatile Data
9. Which of the following is an advantage of digital TV signals?
[ ] Analogue TVs are old fashioned
[ ] Broadcasters can offer many more channels
[ ] Digital signals are cheaper
[ ] Digital TVs are more reliable
10. Which is not used to input data into a computer?
[ ] Datalogger
[ ] Graphics tablet
[ ] Optical scanner
[ ] Printer
KS3 ICT Quiz - What is ICT 01 (Answers)
1. ICT stands for .......
[x] Information and Communication Technology
[ ] Information for Communication Technology
[ ] Information for Computer Technology
[ ] International Computer Training
It is a very wide subject that includes learning about networks and software as well as computers and how they are used
2. All computers create output by doing what to the input data?
[x] Processing
[ ] Protecting
[ ] Scrambling
[ ] Writing
Remember the stages: input, process and output
3. Which is not used for general data storage?
[x] CPU
[ ] Hard disc
[ ] Magnetic tape
[ ] Optical disc
This is the silicon chip that processes the input
4. What is meant by 'Digital Data'?
[ ] Data represented by numbers between 0 and 10
[ ] Data which contains no errors
[x] Information represented as 1s and 0s
[ ] Information represented as numbers
Computers work on binary code. There is no confusion in binary, something can only be 1 or 0
5. Which is not a good reason to use computers?
[ ] They can do many jobs better than people
[ ] They can often save people from doing boring work
[ ] They do not make mistakes
[x] They make people unemployed
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
6. General purpose computers can perform many tasks .......
[ ] because modern technology is very clever
[ ] because the electronic components are very small
[ ] because the processing chips are very fast
[x] because they can be programmed in different ways
Different programs are available to produce different outputs from data
7. Some equipment is described as 'Digital'. This means .......
[ ] it is better quality than normal
[ ] it is more reliable
[ ] it is more accurate
[x] None of these
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
8. What does DVD stand for?
[ ] Digital Verifiable Disc
[x] Digital Versatile Disc
[ ] Digital Voodoo Disc
[ ] Digital Volatile Data
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
9. Which of the following is an advantage of digital TV signals?
[ ] Analogue TVs are old fashioned
[x] Broadcasters can offer many more channels
[ ] Digital signals are cheaper
[ ] Digital TVs are more reliable
Digital broadcasts offer more choice of channels. They have many other advantages such as less interference and high definition (HD) images
10. Which is not used to input data into a computer?
[ ] Datalogger
[ ] Graphics tablet
[ ] Optical scanner
[x] Printer
A printer is an output device