BECE 2011 ICT Past Question Paper Two

1

(a) Study the diagram below carefully and answer the questions that follow:
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(i) What is the name of the application program used to create the above file?

(ii) Give the file name of the application program above

(iii) Name the parts labeled A, B, C, D, E and F in the diagram
A. …………………………………………………………………………………………………..
B. …………………………………………………………………………………………………..
C. …………………………………………………………………………………………………..
D. …………………………………………………………………………………………………..
E. …………………………………………………………………………………………………..
F. …………………………………………………………………………………………………..

(iv) State the functions for B and C in (a) above.

(b) List the steps (in the right order) involved in switching on a personal computer system

(c) Identify the following ICT tools:

 
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1. (a) (i) WordPad

(ii) WAEC EXAMINATION

(iii)
A. Document Area or Text Area
B. Formatting Toolbar
C. Title bar
D. Menu bar
E. Standard toolbar
F. Ruler

(iv)

Functions of B. (Formatting Toolbar) –
(i) To change the font style
(ii) To change the font size
(iii) To change the font colour
(iv) To bold font (or reverse it)
(v) To change font to italics (or reverse it)
(vi) To underline font
(vii) To insert bullets
(viii) To align text to the right / left / centre

Functions of C. (Title Bar)
(i) It shows / displays the title of the document
(ii) It shows / displays the icon of the application program
(iii) It shows / displays the name of the application program
(iv) It shows / displays the minimize, maximize and close command buttons
(v) It can be used to resize the window
(vi) It can be used to move / drag the window around

(b) The steps involved in switching on a personal computer system

(i) Check the power cables connected to the system unit and monitor
(ii) Check the main socket connection.
(iii) Make sure there is no floppy disk in the floppy drive
(iv) Press the power button on the system unit.
(v) Press the power button on the monitor

(c) Identified ICT tools:
(i)Headphone or earphone
(ii)Digital watch
(iii)Pen drive or Flash memory/drive

2

(a) What is:
(i) Input device:
(ii) Output device:

(b) Classify the following into either input or output device in the table below:
(i). Microphone;
(ii). Joystick
(iii). Webcam
(iv). Plotter
(v). Scanner
(vi). Mouse

      INPUT       OUTPUT
  
  
  

2.
(i) Input device
A device that allows the user to feed /put data into a computer Or:
A component or peripheral device used to enter information into a computer Or:
A hardware component that enables users to interact with a computer
Examples are keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner, etc

(ii) An output device

Any device that is capable of producing information from binary data that it receives from the CPU.
Or:
Any device capable of displaying information from a computer
Examples are printers, plotters, projectors, video displays, computer speakers, and synthesizers

(b)

      INPUT       OUTPUT
 MicrophonePlotter
Joystick 
Scanner 
Webcam 
 Mouse 
3

(a) Explain the term desktop as used in the personal computer environment
(b) List three areas of learning where information and communication technology tools can be integrated
(c) List two tools on the formatting toolbar of a word processing application
(d) State two benefits associated with the use of information and communication tools in teaching and learning

(a) Desktop as used in the personal computer environment
The background image of a display screen, on which windows, icons, and other graphical items appear.
Or:
A display on a computer screen comprising background and icons representing equipment, programs, and files
The windows desktop is the environment where all your work on the computer takes place. Some features of the desktop screen include: Start button, Taskbar, Wallpaper, Notification area, Mouse pointer etc.

(b) Areas of learning where information and communication technology tools can be integrated

(i) Agriculture
(ii) Medicine
(iii) Geology
(iv) Communications
(v) Education
(vi) Business accounting
(vii) Music

(c) Tools on the formatting toolbar of a word processing application
 Bold,
 Italic,
 Underline,
 Font size list,
 Font type list,
 Alignment (Right, Centre, Left, Justify)

(d) Benefits associated with the use of information and communication tools in teaching and learning
(i) They enable us to perform complex calculations.
(ii) Lectures can be conducted using LCD projectors to beam lecture notes onto large screens
(iii) They enable us to share knowledge thus using mobile phones, radio, and the internet.
(iv) They enable us to access information using the internet or educational CDs like Microsoft Encarta
(v) They enable us to store large amounts of information on a portable medium, such flash memory, compact disk, digital versatile disc (DVD), etc

4

(a)
(i) What is internet?
(ii) List four uses of the internet

4. (b)
(i) What is a web browser?
(ii) Give two examples of a web browser?

(a) Internet
The Internet is a worldwide system of interconnected computer networks.
Or
The internet is an international computer network made up of thousands of networks linked together.
Or:
A global (or giant) computer network linking smaller computer networks worldwide

(b)

Uses of the Internet
(i) To search for information on various topics, such as news, weather, sports, etc (ii) To communicate with others through email, chatting services, phone calls, etc.
(iii) Countries use it for internal relations.
(iv) For business / commercial activities, such as online banking, job search, buying and selling, advertising etc
(v) For research / studies or surveys
(vi) For educational purposes, such as long-distance education (online programmes), project writing, etc
(vii) For entertainment, such as watching movies, sports, etc.
(viii) For social networking through websites such as Facebook, Twitter, hi5, myspace, etc.
(ix) It provides access to services such as online banking, job seeking, and purchasing tickets for your favorite movies, etc.

(c) (i) A web browser – An application program used to browse the Internet or view web pages.

(ii) Examples of web browser
(i) Netscape Navigator,
(ii) Opera, Safari,
(iii) Internet Explorer,
(iv) Mozilla Firefox,
(v) Slim,
(vi) Google Chrome

5

Explain the following terminologies:

(a) Cell
(b) Column
(c) Row
(d) Graph

5.

(a) Cell
 A rectangular box in a worksheet of a spreadsheet program, such as Excel
 It is a box in which one can enter a single piece of data
 It is the intersection of a row and column in a worksheet
 It is identified by the letter of the column and the number of the row
 The cell can hold 3 types of data – text, a number (or numeric value) or a formula

(b) Column:
 A vertical line of cells (boxes) in a worksheet of a spreadsheet program  It is labelled with a letter
 A column has the same width.

(c) Row
 A horizontal line of cells (boxes) in a worksheet of a spreadsheet program
 It is labelled with a number
 A row has the same height

(d) Graph
A visual representation of worksheet data
 Graphs / charts make it easier to understand the data in a worksheet
 Some examples of graphs are o Pie graphs, bar graphs, line graphs, scatter graphs, column graphs, etc

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