ITGS SL P1 - INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE BACCALAURAT...

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY STANDARD LEVEL PAPER 1 Monday 15 May 2000 (afternoon) 1 hour M00/390/S(1) INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE BACCALAURÉAT INTERNATIONAL BACHILLERATO INTERNACIONAL 220-140 15 pages INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES ! Do not open this examination paper until instructed to do so. ! Answer all the questions. ! For each question, choose the answer you consider to be the best and indicate your choice on the answer sheet provided.
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1. Which phase is concerned with manipulating and organising data to create information? A. Input B. Processing C. Output D. Storage 2. Mistakes or errors are often blamed on computers. Which human actions are used to reduce computer errors? I. Accurate data entry II. Thorough testing to find bugs in software III. Defragmenting files stored on hard disks A. I only B. I and II C. II and III D. I, II and III 3. Which task is better done by a computer rather than a human? A. Welding automotive parts on an assembly line B. Interpreting the author’s symbolism in a play C. Outlining the plot for a novel D. Making a rapid decision in a uniquely dangerous situation – 2 – M00/390/S(1) 220-140
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4. Which ergonomic consideration would not be important in the design of a computer workstation? A. An adjustable chair with back and height variations B. Variable angles for the monitor’s position C. A CPU tower positioned under the desk D. A height adjustable table for the keyboard 5. Which action demonstrates that the economic rights of a business have been invaded using information technology tools? A. Privacy of individuals B. Software Piracy C. Employee Monitoring D. Spamming 6. Which effect can be a positive result from using computer games? A. An improvement in problem-solving skills B. A decrease in hand-to-eye coordination C. The development of new antivirus software D. An increase in the use of analog technologies – 3 – M00/390/S(1) 220-140 Turn over
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7. Which action helps in maintaining the integrity of files? A. Keeping diskettes labelled and indexed B. Defragmenting a hard disk regularly C. Verifying the accuracy of data on a regular basis D. Using a complicated password 8. The New Frontier Company maintains large databases of business opportunities which may be accessed on the World Wide Web. What ethical consideration(s) should be considered when commercial business is available on the World Wide Web? I. Whether the businesses offered are harmful to young people II. Whether someone is responsible for the accuracy of the information provided III. Whether a large profit can be expected from a small investment A. I only B. I and II C. II and III D. I, II and III 9. Which is a common practice associated with personal data stored in databases? A.
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