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St. Joseph’s College Yearly Examination 2009/2010 Form 4 Information & Communication Technology Time allotted: 1 hour June 2010 Total Marks 100 marks Total no. of pages: 11 There are two sections in this paper. Answer ALL questions in the answer sheet provided. Section A (60 marks) Multiple-Choice Questions There are 30 questions in this section. 1. Mr Cheung wants to give grades to his students according to the following table: Mark Grade

0 to 39 C

40 to 69 B

70 to 100 A

Which of the following functions can be used for this purpose? (1) IF (2) LOOKUP (3) COUNTIF A. (1) only B. (2) only C. (1) and (2) only D. (1), (2) and (3) 2.

The cell A1 contains a value of 3.48. Which of the following formulae give(s) a result of 3? (1) =INT(A1) (2) =ROUND(A1,0) (3) =MOD(A1,3) A. (1) only B. (3) only C. (1) and (2) only D. (1), (2) and (3)


When Simon is listening to the music downloaded from the Internet, the mouse started to move automatically on the screen. This is known as a Trojan horse attack. Simon gets very excited on this opportunity to defend himself and extract revenge. Simon issued a command and quickly identified that there was an unknown listening service on port 12121. This is a very uncommon situation and Simon immediately records the IP address of the computer attached to it. Then he proceeded to execute a port scanner and scanned the IP address of the remote computer. What is IP address? A. It is an address for identification in a computer network. B. It is a port for connecting internet. C. It is stored as binary number and is usually displayed in human-readable notations. D. It maps port number on the Interent to domestic telephone number.


Which of the following format is commonly used to distribute movies on DVD? A. RealVideo B. MPEG-2 C. QuickTime

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D. FireWire 5.

Consider the following SQL instruction, which one sentence is true? SELECT name, student.class, class_teacher FROM student, class WHERE student.class = class.class ORDER BY student.class, class_no; A. table student and table class are not linked by class B. it will display all fields from the two tables C. They are arranged in order of class and class_no D. student.class means that the field student is obtained from the table class


A database table stores the customer information of a mobile phone service provider. Which of the following fields can be a key field of the table? A. Customer name B. Cell phone number C. Service plan D. Fee


Which of the following objects in Microsoft Access is used to store data? A. Form B. Report C. Table D. Module


Which of the following can be used to display the structure of a table in Microsoft Access? A. Datasheet View B. Design View C. Form D. Report


A database table stores the employee information of a company. The structure of the table is shown as below. Field name Data type Name Text Hong Kong Identity Card number Number Date of birth Date Phone number Text Which field may have a wrong data type? A. Name B. Hong Kong Identity Card number C. Date of birth D. Phone number


A database table contains a key field with the name ‘record_ID’. Which of the following data type is most probably not appropriate for this field? A. Text B. Number C. AutoNumber

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D. Date


A teacher puts an examination paper which is a word document on the file server of the school intranet so that all teachers teaching the same subject can obtain a copy before the examination. What activity of office automation is he performing? A. Data management B. Data exchange C. Data storage D. Data application


Which of the following is the BEST description of the following table?

A. B. C. D.

3 rows and 5 columns 5 rows and 3 columns 15 cells A table with fixed column width


Formatting is the process of polishing the appearance of a document by word processor. Which of the following is NOT a formatting feature? A. Set the page orientation to be landscape B. Mail merge by database files into a source document to produce many copies of invitation letters C. Modify the text attributes D. Change the alignment of all paragraphs in a document to be justified


Which of the following statements best describes AutoCorrect function in Microsoft Word? A. It fixes common spelling and capitalization mistakes in the text without user’s intervention. B. It checks the spelling of words in the document with the built-in dictionary. C. It personalizes a generic document with name and contact information from an outside data source. D. It provides list of synonyms for the word selected in the document.


Which of the following networking equipment can be found in an office nowadays? (1) Switch (2) Wireless router (3) NIC A. B. C. D.

(1) only (1) and (3) only (2) and (3) only (1), (2) and (3)

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Which of the following software is used for data analysis usually? (1) Word processor (2) Spreadsheet (3) Presentation software A. B. C. D.


How many different distinct colours can be represented by true color? A. B. C. D.



Which of the following data type should be used to store a picture as a field in a database file by Microsoft Access? A. B. C. D.


256 65,536 16,777,216 38,889,882

Which of the following is NOT a compressed file format? A. B. C. D.


(1) only (2) only (1) and (3) only (1), (2) and (3)

Currency AutoNumber OLE object Hyperlink

Which of the following is the BEST description of cyclic redundancy check (CRC)? A. B. C. D.

CRC is a data detection method CRC is a data recovery method CRC can carry out both data detection and data recovery CRC is polynomial code checksum which is a non-secure hash function designed to produce accidental changes to those hacked computer

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Consider the following Excel data,

All students should have the same test to examination ratio for calculating their overall marks. For example, Susan’s total mark is 91.3 because her test result is 99 which multiplied by 30% (in cell C1) and her examination score is 88 which is multiplied by 70% (in cell C2). What should be the formula in cell D5 so that we can apply fill down to all total marks. Assume teacher may change the test to examination ratio by just modifying the values in cells C1 and C2. A. B. C. D. 22.

Which of the following is TRUE about BROADBAND access? A. B. C. D.


=C1*B5+C2*C5 =C$1*B5+C$2*C5 =C1*B$5+C2*C$5 =C$1*B$5+C$2*C$5

upload bandwidth is the same as download bandwidth upload bandwidth is always larger than download bandwidth upload bandwidth is always smaller than download bandwidth upload bandwidth is sometimes greate than but sometimes lower than download bandwidth

Which of the following can move your symbol in a predefined path such as curves or circle so that you can move Flash objects in circular, zig zag or curved paths? A. B. C. D.

motion tween shape tween motion guide action script

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Consider the following diagram,

It is produced by Flash so that it can produce the animation of a bird moving from the left bottom corner to the righ top corner by the drawing path. How can we show all the birds along the moving path in Flash? A. B. C. D. 25.

frame by frame animation onion skin motion guide action script

Which of the following is an e-waste? A. B. C. D.


Cathode Ray Tube Insulation, nails, electrical wiring, and rebar Lead and asbestos Uranium dioxide, yellowcake, and uranium hexafluoride gas

Arrange the following tasks into correct order. I. II. III. A. B. C. D.


Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) carry out Power On Self Test (POST) of the computer. Loads the Operating System to the memory. Execute the Operating System to provide a user-friendly platform. I, II and then III. II, I and then III. III, II and then I. III, I and then II.

How can cable TV system provide service of many television channels at the same time? A. B. C.

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by routers


How can different subparts of an object have different motion in an animation? For example, how left arm, right arm, left leg and right leg has different movement so that it can co-ordinate together to form a walking man in Flash? A. subparts are divided into different frames B. subparts are divided into different layers C. subparts are divided into different tweenings D. subparts are controlled by action scripts


Which of the following is an example of speech synthesis? A. Optical Character Recognition B. Fingerprint Identification C. Iris Recognition D. Text-to-speech


Consider the following diagram,

The diagram shows some procedures to kill computer virus, which of the following is TRUE about the file attributes “SHR”? A. S stands for System, H stands for Hold and R stands for Retrieve B. S stands for Share, H stands for Hidden and R stands for Read Only C. S stands for System, H stands for Hidden and R stands for Read Only D. S stands for Share, H stands for Hold and R stands for Retrieve

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Section B (40 marks) Conventional Questions 1.

Explain the following terms used in application software. (a) What is word wrap? (2 marks) (b)

What is spell checker?


What is alignment?


What is mail merging?


What is vector graphics?

(2 marks) (2 marks) (2 marks) (2 marks) 2.

The function RAND( ) generates an evenly distributed random number greater than or equal to zero and less than one. How to produce the following by using a spreadsheet like Excel? (a) If a random integer between 2 and 6 (including 2 and 6) is required, suggest the formula to generate it. (Hint: you may use either INT( ) or TRUNC( ).) (3 marks) (b) Explain the difference between INT( ) and TRUNC( ), regarding the results generated by the formula in part (a). (3 marks)


Video editing software is an application. It can provide functions of editing video. (a) Give an example of video editing software. (1 mark) (b) When we use digital camera or digital camcorder to record video, we always find the environment is so noisy that background noise is annoying. Write down how video editing software is helpful in handling such situation. (3 marks)

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Video frames are in form of analogue signals and are captured using a digital video camera. The digital video camera performs the sampling on each frame. Sampling is the process of obtaining discrete sample data from the continuous analogue signal for every fixed time interval. The digital video camera obtains the discrete sample data from the analogue signal frames by dividing the screen horizontally and vertically into different samples respectively. Quantization is the process of converting the attribute of each sample data into a digital code by using a predefined scale. Digital codes, such as C and A, are used to represent different colours like the following table.

The frame on the left hand side shows a letter ‘H’, while the corresponding digital codes are shown on the right hand side. There is a lot of repetitive data in the digital code of the frames. We can use the following compression rule to compress the amount of data. Compression rule: Convert consecutive digital codes to [digital code][number of consecutive codes] e.g. AAA → A3, BBBBBB → B6, C→ C. Therefore the above frame is compressed as the following codes.

(a) Consider the following frame,

If white is represented as digital code ‘C’, grey is represented as digital code ‘A’, what are the digital codes of the frame shown above? (3 marks) (b) Carry out the same compression and apply the described compression rule on the codes generated in part (a). (3 marks) (c) Describe how we can define compression ratio to measure the compression. (4 marks)

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The IT Club chairman uses the following table ‘MEMBER’ to store the information of members. The structure of the table is shown as below: Field name Data type Description Name Character Name of the member Class A Class of the member Sex B Sex of the member Phone C Contact number of the member Post Character Post of the member NumAct D Number of activities that the member has attended (a)

How many fields are there in the ‘MEMBER’ table?


Fill in the missing data types A to D.


What is the problem of choosing the ‘Name’ field as the key field?

(2 marks) (2 marks) (2 marks) (d) Which field would you add to the ‘MEMBER’ table as the key field? Explain your answer briefly. (2 marks) (e) What is the problem of including the ‘NumAct’ field in the ‘MEMBER’ table? Suggest one method to solve the problem. (2 marks)

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A partial Character List for ASCII Character 0 1 2 3 4 S 6 7 8 9 : ; < = > ? @ A B C D E F G H I

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ASCII 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73

Character J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 \ ] ^ ' a b c

ASCII 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

Character d e f g h i j k 1 m n o p q r s t u v w x y z { | }

ASCII 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125

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Solution Section A 1. C 2. C 3. A 4. B 5. C 6. B 7. C 8. B 9. B 10. D

11. B 12. A 13. B 14. A 15. D 16. B 17. C 18. A 19. C 20. C

21. B 22. C 23. C 24. B 25. A 26. A 27. A 28. B 29. D 30. C

Section B 1. (a) Word-wrap means that a word processing program will begin a new line whenever one is needed so that the user doesn’t have to press the ENTER key at the end of each line. (2 marks) (b) A spell checker is used on a word processing program to check the spellings in the text according to a built-in dictionary. (2 marks) (c) Alignment is a feature that lines a block of text up in a particular way. Text can be left aligned, right aligned, centred or justified. (2 marks) (d) Mail merging allows the user to create a standard letter and then merge it with data from a spreadsheet, database or other text file. (2 marks) (e) Information of a bitmap image has to be stored about every pixel in the image. A vector graphics file stores an image as a series of instructions. It uses up much less storage space than a bitmap image. (2 marks) 2. (a) =TRUNC(RAND( )*5+2) or =INT(RAND( )*5+2) (any one × 3 marks) (b) If the numbers to be generated are positive, both formulae will return correct results. (1 mark) If the numbers to be generated are negative, given the same parameter, TRUNC( ) will give the expected results (1 mark) while INT( ) will shift the expect values down by one. (1 mark) 3. (a) (b)

Examples of video editing software are Microsoft Movie Maker, VideoStudio, Apple iMovie, Adobe Premiere, MPEG Video Editor or any reasonable answer. (1 mark) We can split the video into two channels, one is the audio channel and another is video only channel so that we can replace the noise (audio channel) by another background music or any reasonable approach. (3 marks)

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4. (a) The codes are shown in the following. CAACC CCACC CCACC CCACC CAAAC (3 marks) (b)


5. (a) (b)

(c) (d) (e)

The compressed codes are shown in the following. CA2C4 AC4AC 4AC3A 3C (3 marks) The compression ratio can be defined that the number of code (number of characters) before compression compare with the number of code after compression so that it can be classified whether the compression is efficient. Or The compression ratio can be defined as a fraction of the difference in characters before and after compression to the number of code before compression. (Or any reasonable explanation) (4 marks) 6 (2 marks) A: Character (½ mark) B: Character (½ mark) C: Character (½ mark) D: Number (½ mark) There might be more than one student with the same name. (2 marks) ‘MemberID’ (1 mark) It is unique for each record. (1 mark) The number of activities that the member has attended may change from time to time. (1 mark) Split the table into two. One table stores the member’s personal information, and the other table stores the number of activities the member has attended. (1 mark)

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