BECE 2016 ICT Past Question Paper Two

1

(a) Identify the diagram below:
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(b) Identify the parts labeled A, B and C in 1(a)

A ………………………………………………………………………………………
B ………………………………………………………………………………………
C ………………………………………………………………………………………

(c) Provide the names and functions of each of the following mouse pointer shapes:
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(d) Outline the steps used to rename a folder on the desktop of a computer.

1. (a) Shutdown Dialog Box

(b)

A Stand by / Hibernate
B Turn off
C Restart

(c)

(i)

Normal Select Pointer
Used to select

(ii)

Used to indicate a pending menu action OR
To select graphical objects or an entire line from the extreme left-hand side

(iii)

Busy / Processing – indicates that the system is currently busy executing a process.

(iv)

Text select pointer / I beam pointer – indicates that the selected area has editable text.

(v) Link Select Pointer – Used to select text and graphic links/hyperlinks

(d)

Steps to rename a folder on the desktop of a computer
(i) Right-click on folder’s icon
(ii) Select Rename (by clicking on it or using the arrow keys and pressing ‘Enter’)
(iii) Type the new name of the folder
(iv) Press ‘ENTER’ or click on any free space on the desktop

2

 (a) Explain the term word processing

(b) Give the default extension for the following file format:
Notepad

(c) Write the shortcut keyboard keys combination for the following commands as used in a word processing environment:

(i) Cut
(ii) Copy
(iii) Paste
(iv) Print

2. (a)
It is the production, storage and manipulation of text on a computer using word processor software, such as Microsoft Word.
Examples of Word processing processes include composing, editing, formatting and printing text.(b)
Notepad – .txt

(c)
(i) Cut CTRL + X
(ii) Copy CTRL + C
(iii) Paste CTRL + V
(iv) Print CTRL + P

3

 (a) List two examples of:
(i) input devices
(ii) output devices
(iii) storage media
(iv) devices which serve both input and output purposes

(b) Outline two differences between storage media and storage devices

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3. (a)
(i) input devices – Keyboard, mouse, microphone, scanner, camera(ii) output devices – Screen , printer, Monitor, speaker plotter.

(iii) storage media – Magnetic storage media such as hard disk, floppy disk and magnetic tape
Optical Storage media such as CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-R, DVD-RAM, CD-RW and DVD-RW
Solid state storage media such as solid-state hard disc, memory stick and flash memory

(iv) devices which serve both input and output purposes
Touch screen, Modem, Digital Camera, disk drives, facsimile (fax)

(b) Outline two differences between storage media and storage devices

Storage media are the materials that actually hold the data/information whereas
Storage devices are the devices that save and / or read data from the storage media (ie, the device is what uses the media)
The storage media are usually placed on/in storage devices.

4

.(a) Explain the following terms:
(i) Internet
(ii) Search engine

(b) What do the following Top Level Domains (TLDs) represent in a website address?
(i) .com
(ii) .edu
(iii) .gov
(iv) .net
(v) .mil
(vi) .org

4.(a)
(i) Internet – a global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols.

(ii) Search engine – a program that searches for and identifies items in a database that correspond to keywords or characters specified by the user, used especially for finding particular sites on the World Wide Web.Examples of search engines are Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.

(b)
(i) .com Commercial
(ii) .edu Educational
(iii) .gov Government
(iv) .net Network
(v) .mil Military
(vi) .org Organization

5

(a) What is copyright?

(b) State two reasons for copyright protection

(c) Give three ICT devices that can produce output on paper

(d) State one difference between softcopy output and hardcopy output.

5. (a) What is copyright?
The legal right to control the production and selling of a book, play, film, or software
OR
It is the legal right that prevents people from copying intellectual property without the permission of the original owner.(b) Reasons for copyright protection
• to promote the progress of science, technology, and the arts
• to encourage the creation of new and improved intellectual works
• to prevent the unlawful/unauthorized use and/or duplication of creative works
• to protect the interests of the authors/creators of intellectual property
[4 marks]

(c) Three ICT devices that can produce output on paper
• Printer,
• plotter
• facsimile (fax)
• photocopier

(d) State one difference between softcopy output and hardcopy output.

SOFTCOPY OUTPUTHARDCOPY OUTPUT
It is digital / electronic in formIt is physical / tangible in form
It is produced on an electronic screenIt is produced on paper / other physical support
Can be transferred / sent electronically

Can be transferred / transported physically

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