Computer Science: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Data Output (Questions)

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A monitor and printer are two devices for the output of data. The data has been Input, Processed and now it has to be Output. As with Input, there are various devices in relation to Output.

Test your knowledge on the subject of Data Output by answering the following questions.

1. Which could not be used to view output of a process?
[ ] Graphics tablet
[ ] Plotter
[ ] Printer
[ ] VDU
2. A plotter produces 'hardcopy'. This means .......
[ ] it prints a copy which is hard to read
[ ] it prints a permanent copy
[ ] it prints on hard materials like sheet metal
[ ] it prints onto rigid paper which is hard to tear
3. Which is unlikely to be a suitable output device?
[ ] A monitor displaying the word 'Alarm'
[ ] A siren in a computer controlled alarm
[ ] Flashing lights in a computer controlled alarm
[ ] Lights and a siren in a computer controlled alarm
4. Which is not an advantage of a 'hardcopy'?
[ ] It can be viewed after the computer is switched off
[ ] It consumes expensive materials such as paper and ink
[ ] It is harder to corrupt after creation
[ ] It lasts after the computer is switched off
5. Which is an advantage of 'hardcopy'?
[ ] It can be recycled after use
[ ] It can remain accessible for decades
[ ] It increases the carbon footprint
[ ] It takes up lots of space to store
6. What is meant by 'softcopy'?
[ ] A cd which has melted
[ ] A digital document which cannot be printed
[ ] A paper printout which has got wet
[ ] An unprinted digital document
7. Which is not an advantage of a 'softcopy'?
[ ] Can be transported between computers electronically
[ ] Digital files need careful storage if being archived
[ ] Easier to carry because they are not bulky
[ ] Easier to store because they take up little office space
8. Which of these is not a simple output device?
[ ] Actuator
[ ] CD-RW drive
[ ] Inkjet printer
[ ] Monitor
9. Which is not an output device?
[ ] Actuator
[ ] Bell
[ ] OMR
[ ] Video projector
10. Select a device suitable for speech synthesis output.
[ ] Loudspeakers
[ ] Microphone
[ ] Speech chip
[ ] Speech tablet
Computer Science: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Data Output (Answers)
1. Which could not be used to view output of a process?
[x] Graphics tablet
[ ] Plotter
[ ] Printer
[ ] VDU
A graphics tablet is an input device
2. A plotter produces 'hardcopy'. This means .......
[ ] it prints a copy which is hard to read
[x] it prints a permanent copy
[ ] it prints on hard materials like sheet metal
[ ] it prints onto rigid paper which is hard to tear
3. Which is unlikely to be a suitable output device?
[x] A monitor displaying the word 'Alarm'
[ ] A siren in a computer controlled alarm
[ ] Flashing lights in a computer controlled alarm
[ ] Lights and a siren in a computer controlled alarm
It is an ALARM! It has to attract attention
4. Which is not an advantage of a 'hardcopy'?
[ ] It can be viewed after the computer is switched off
[x] It consumes expensive materials such as paper and ink
[ ] It is harder to corrupt after creation
[ ] It lasts after the computer is switched off
Hardcopy is a big expense in most companies
5. Which is an advantage of 'hardcopy'?
[ ] It can be recycled after use
[x] It can remain accessible for decades
[ ] It increases the carbon footprint
[ ] It takes up lots of space to store
6. What is meant by 'softcopy'?
[ ] A cd which has melted
[ ] A digital document which cannot be printed
[ ] A paper printout which has got wet
[x] An unprinted digital document
Softcopies are normally viewed on a monitor
7. Which is not an advantage of a 'softcopy'?
[ ] Can be transported between computers electronically
[x] Digital files need careful storage if being archived
[ ] Easier to carry because they are not bulky
[ ] Easier to store because they take up little office space
New technology can make old data files un-readable
8. Which of these is not a simple output device?
[ ] Actuator
[x] CD-RW drive
[ ] Inkjet printer
[ ] Monitor
CD-RW drives are both input and output devices
9. Which is not an output device?
[ ] Actuator
[ ] Bell
[x] OMR
[ ] Video projector
OMR - Optical Mark Reader
10. Select a device suitable for speech synthesis output.
[x] Loudspeakers
[ ] Microphone
[ ] Speech chip
[ ] Speech tablet