Chapter 1 Information Technology Quiz

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What is an information system?

A combination of people, procedures, software, hardware, data, and the Internet

What does system software do?

It enables application software to interact with the computer hardware

Which type of operating system is used by smartphones and other mobile devices?

Embedded operating system

What are utilities in the context of computer systems?

Programs that help manage, maintain, and control computer resources

What does application software refer to?

Programs that allow the user to do specific tasks

What are the main parts of an information system?

People, procedures, software, hardware, data, and the Internet

Which term describes programs that control the operations of a computer and its devices?

System software

What differentiates general-purpose applications from specialized applications?

General-purpose applications are designed for a wide variety of tasks, while specialized applications focus on specific tasks

How many types of personal computers are there?


What does the book aim to teach users about?

Apps and application software, computer hardware, and the Internet

Study Notes

Information System

  • An information system is a set of components that collect, process, store, and provide information.

System Software

  • System software performs tasks such as managing computer hardware, providing common services, and controlling the execution of application software.

Operating System

  • Mobile devices, such as smartphones, use a mobile operating system.


  • Utilities are system software that performs specific tasks, such as disk formatting, virus scanning, and file compression.

Application Software

  • Application software refers to programs that perform specific tasks, such as word processing, web browsing, or gaming.

Main Parts of an Information System

  • The main parts of an information system are hardware, software, data, people, and procedures.

Programs that Control Computer Operations

  • System software describes programs that control the operations of a computer and its devices.

General-Purpose vs Specialized Applications

  • General-purpose applications are designed to perform a variety of tasks, whereas specialized applications are designed to perform a specific task.

Types of Personal Computers

  • There are three types of personal computers: desktop, laptop, and tablet.

Book's Objective

  • The book aims to teach users about the concepts and skills needed to effectively use computer systems and technology.

Test your knowledge about the parts of an information system, system software, application software, and the different types of systems. This quiz is based on the learning objectives of Chapter 1 of Computing Essentials 2023 by O’Leary.

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