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This activity contains 21 questions.

Question 1.
____________ software cannot be legally copied or distributed to others.


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Question 2.
The best known example of open-source software is ____________.


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Question 3.
A computer language that uses numeric codes to represent the most basic computer operations is called native ____________.


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Question 4.
A ______________ translates programs from a high-level computer language, such as C#, into machine language.


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Question 5.
___________, usually provided either on a disc or on a Web site, includes instructions for installing and using the software.


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Question 6.
A ____________ limits your right to install and use the software on multiple computers, copy discs, install software on hard drives, and transfer information to other users.


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Question 7.
Software that is not copyrighted and is free for the taking is called ____________.


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Question 8.
A ____________ is a collection of Web pages that are interactive and collaborative documents that can be edited by anyone.


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Question 9.
A ____________ is a Web application that provides services by combining data or functionality from two or more external sources.


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Question 10.
____________ on a multiuser system ensures that users are who they claim to they are.


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Question 11.
A program that does system maintenance and repairs that the operating system does not automatically handle is called a ____________.


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Question 12.
Putting electronic marks on a disk, dividing it into a series of concentric tracks, and dividing each track into a collection of sectors is called ____________.


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Question 13.
The results of intellectual activities in the arts, science, and industry are called _____________.


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Question 14.
The look and feel of the computing experience from a human point of view is the ____________.


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Question 15.
The unauthorized copying and selling of software is called software piracy.


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Question 16.
C:\Users\Course\chapter4.docx represents a pathname.


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Question 17.
The primary purpose of intellectual property laws is to encourage and reward innovation.


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Question 18.
The affective computers being developed by MIT and IBM will be able to read the user's mind.


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Question 19.
A fragmented file is a file that is saved to noncontiguous clusters on a hard disk.


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Question 20.
Dual tasking allows a computer to run several programs at the same time.


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Question 21.
Match the following terms to their definitions.




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A matching question presents 6 answer choices and 6 items. The answer choices are lettered A through F. The items are numbered 21.1 through 21.6. Screen readers will read the answer choices first. Then each item will be presented along with a select menu for choosing an answer choice. Using the pull-down menus, match each item in the left column to the corresponding item in the right column.
A A user interface that allows users to choose commands from on-screen lists
B The standard operating system on IBM-compatible computers that used a command-line interface
C A user interface that requires the user to type commands into the computer
D A feature of Windows that provides one-click access to open applications
E A user interfaced based on windows, icons, and mouse-driven drop-down menus
F A user interface based on characters rather than on graphics
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