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7th Grade Computers

7th Grade Computers - 3rd Term Quiz

A circuit board which contains most of the major electronic components of the computer. MOTHERBOARD
A "pointing" device that allows you to move your text cursor and to point and click icons and menu options. mouse
The computer's ability to permit more than one application to be active on the desktop or in memory at the same instant in time. MULTITASKING
A collection of computers and devices connected together via communication devices and transmission media that allows computers to share resources. NETWORK
A set of programs that coordinates all the activities among computer hardware devices. (Windows XP or Windows 7). OPERATING SYSTEM
Hardware that allows a user to see the results of input and processing. The two most common devices are a video-display monitor and a printer. OUTPUT DEVICES
A secret code to protect your data and keep others from accessing your computer. PASSWORD
The point at which a peripheral attaches to or communicates with a system unit so it can send data to or receive information from the computer. PORT
A series of instructions that tells a computer how to perform tasks necessary to processing data and information. PROGRAM
The internal memory in your computer where data and programs reside while being executed by the CPU. A memory chip that can be read from and written to. RAM
Memory that can be read but not written to. It also describes the chip inside your computer that holds data, instructions, and information. ROM
Stands for "sending particularly annoying messages" or unwanted e-mail. SPAM
A button on the Windows taskbar that displays the Windows main menu. START BUTTON
A blinking vertical line that appears on your screen. It indicates where text will appear when you type in a document. TEXT CURSOR
Software that was written to harm your computer and the data that is stored on it. VIRUS
Created by: Sueanne Hill