Second Term Examination Data Processing SS 1 – Exam Questions








Choose the correct answer from the options.


1. ____________________ refers to the manipulation of digitised information by computers and other digital electronic equipment.

[a] information technology

[b] information science

[c] information processing


2. ____________________ can be presented in line graphs, histograms, bar charts, pie chart etc.

[a] information

[b] Data

[c] modeling


3. Which of the following is an advantage of using computer for information processing ?

[a] computer can store enormous amounts of data for future use

[b] initial investment cost can be high

[c] face – to – face interaction among staff may be reduced.


4. The process through which organizations make sense of new information that they have acquired and disseminated is called ____________________.

[a] collation

[b] interpretation of information

[c] continuum


5. The main advantage of collation is ____________________.

[a] To disorganise data and information

[b] To prepare payroll for workers

[c] To makes it fast and easy for a user to find an element in the list.


6. The following are simple process for analyzing information except ____________________.

[a] Skim and scan

[b] High reliability

[c] identify propaganda,bias


7. The means of ____________ has changed according to living situations and advancements in technology.

[a] communication



[b] transmission

[c] organisation


8. ____________________ is the method of sending audio messages over a long distance to large audience using electromagnetic wave

[a] Telegraphy

[b] Radio

[c] Internet


9. The specialized wireless reciever/ transmitter that is lauched by a rocket and placed in orbit around the earth is called ____________________.

[a] Internet

[b] Metal gong

[c] satellite


10. ____________________ was used to pass important information in the days before the existence of the written word.

[a] story telling

[b] letter writing

[c] signs


11. ____________________ operating system allows multiple users to simulteneously use the system.

[a] single user

[b] real time

[c] multi user


12. In a ____________________ operating system interaction between the user and processor is limited or there is no interaction at all during the excution of work.

[a] real time

[b] batch processing

[c] Windows


13. ____________________ allows you to duplicate a section of text .

[a] delete text

[b] cut and paste

[c] copy


14. ____________________ contain menu of commands that allows a user insert features, edit documents, format documents.

[a] Menu bar



[b] title bar

[c] task bar


15. GUI means ___________________________________________.


16. DOS acronmyns ___________________________________________.


17. ____________________ is a technology that allows light to travel along thin glass or plastic wires.


18. ____________________ and ____________________ are most commonly used means of communication.


19. ____________________ is used to transmit both visual and audio messages to large audience over a far distance.


20. A ____________________ display documents a user is currently working on, other documents that were opened by the user, start menu, system etc.




Answer Four questions only.



a. Define lnformation Transmission.



b. There are _______ method of information transmission ? Name them .


c. Mention 5 examples each of the aboved answer.


d. Briefly explain the following:

i. Satellite

ii. Wireless

iii. Fiber optic communication



a. Define the art of information processing .


b. List the procedures for information processing.


c. Write the simple process for analyzing information


d. State 3 advantages and 2 disadvantages of using computers for information processing.



a. What is operating system?


b. Give examples of operating system .


c. State four functions of an operating system .


d. Mention types of operating system .



a. Define word processing.


b. Write four examples of word processor.


c. Mention four examples of Ms – office.


d. List 5 non electronic means of communication.



a. Explain the following:

i. Analysis of information



ii. Collation

iii. Organisation of information


b. Differentiate between Multi tasking and Multi user operating system .


c. List and explain 5 features of standard word processors .


d. Differentiate between Fax machine, Telephone / mobile phone and telegraph.