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How much do you know about computers?

Introduction

This short questionnaire attempts to find out how much you know about the computer you use. The questions are not meant as a test but to help me adapt to YOUR needs. I do not want you wasting your valuable time at the start of the course. If you have any problems please do not hesitate to speak to me at once. This questionnaire has been adapted from Megan Baxters at the Faculty of Medicines Computing Unit Newcastle University along with several of her diagrams.

Please write your name:

1. How much time have you spent at a keyboard of any sort:
q Donít understand question
q None
q Less than 10 hours
q More than ten hours less than a hundred hours
q More than one hundred hours

2. How much time have you spent at a computer keyboard of any sort:
q Donít understand question
q None
q Less than 10 hours
q More than ten hours less than a hundred hours
q More than one hundred hours

3. How much time have you spent using Windows-based software?
q Donít understand question
q None
q Less than 10 hours
q More than ten hours less than a hundred hours
q More than one hundred hours

 

4. Please try to give names to the keys that the labels are pointing to in the diagram below

A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

You can find a nice handout about computer keyboards at: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ucs/

5. How much time have you spent using a word processor
q Donít understand question
q None
q Less than 10 hours
q More than ten hours less than a hundred hours
q More than one hundred hours

6. How much time have you spent using the Internet
q Donít understand question
q None
q Less than 10 hours
q More than ten hours less than a hundred hours
q More than one hundred hours

The anatomy of a PC

7. What does the word PC stand for? Write here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .

8. Please try and fill in the labels to the diagram below, donít worry if you canít thats what your here to learn!:

A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

9. What is the name of the thing shown in the picture opposite?

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10. What does the feature indicated on the picture opposite
with the letter ĎAí do?

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11. Can you format a floppy disc?
q Yes
q No
q Donít know / canít understand question

12. When should you format a floppy disk?
q When the disk is full
q Prior to using it the first time
q When the computer tells me it needs formating
q Every time I use the floppy disc
q Donít know / canít understand question

If you have never used a computer before please ignore the following section. Thanks

Information management

13. Please provide a definition for each of the following terms:

Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Folder (Directory) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

One of the most important things you need to know is how to copy, rename, move and delete files. You can do this by using the 'file manager' or 'Windows explorer'. Given below is a picture of file manager:

 

14. Please provide names & short descriptions for the labels in the diagram above.

15. Explain why you might have several folders? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

16. Can you create a folder?
q Yes
q No
q Donít know / canít understand question

17. Can you copy files to and from one floppy disk to another floppy disc?
q Yes
q No
q Donít know / canít understand question

18. What is the difference between clicking and double clicking a mouse? . . . . . . . . . . .

19. Have you ever sent e-mail?
q Yes
q No
q Donít know / canít understand question