TEXES 8-12 Technology Applications Practice Test
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The Texas Technology Applications test is divided into four sections:
1) Fundamental Concepts of Technology Applications (24 Questions); 2) Graphic Design, Digital Animation, and Desktop Publishing (20 Questions); 3) Video Technology and Multimedia (20 Questions) and, 4) Networking, Website Design, Website Administration, and the Effects of the Internet on Society (16 Questions).

1. Everything a computer does is based on _____________________________.

A. Ones and Zeroes
B. Letter Codes
C. ASCI Encoding
D. Analog Sequencing

2. The system described in question one is called ________

A. ASCI B. Binary C. Trinary D. Pascal

3. ASCII codes represent ______________ in computers.

A. Gif images B. Video Formats C. Text D. Pixels

4. A binary computer code consists of circuits allowing information, like light switches, to pass. These have _______ possible combinations.

A. 2 B. 3 C. 4 D. 5

5. Video editing using two analog video machines and a device to control them is called ___________________ editing.

A. linear B. non-linear C. digital D. studio

6. __________________ video consists of magnetic impulses on VCR recording tape.

A. Digital B. Non-linear C. Analog D. Inversion

7. The first two digital video time code numbers on the right side indicate __________

A. Frames B. Seconds C. Minutes D. Hours

8. When using a large database, you might do a _____________ to find specific information.

A. Scan B. Table C. Field D. Query

9. A large letter of the alphabet (cap) inserted into the beginning of a paragraph with the top of this initial (large) cap even or near the top line of smaller text in this paragraph is called ___________________

A. Top Cap B. Dropped Cap C. Space Cap D. Compressed Cap

10. A page of layout with one small graphic on the lower right half of the page and one large image on the left half is _____________.

A. Balanced B. Staggered C. Assymetrical D. Kerned

11. The color scheme commonly found on computer screens is __________________________


12. Printed colors found in a high school yearbook are normally ____________________


13. Use the ____________ command to add or modify a series of frames between two existing frames to create the appearance of movement.

A. Tweening B. Truxing C. Disoluting D. Justing

14. An __________________________ is assigned to a computer network utilizing the Internet Protocol indicating the name of phrase of what we seek, an address indicates where it is, and a route indicates how to get there.

A. Internet Routing (IR) Protocol
B. Internet Protocol (IP) address
C. Universal Routing Lan (URL)
D. Universal Reaching algorythm

15. A typesetting unit of measurement commonly used for measuring lines of type in a yearbook or other document is a _______________.

A. Led B. Kern C. Tween D. Pica

16. Your school is performing a stage version of a popular Walt Disney film. You decide to videotape the production and offer it for sale through the school web site. What should you consider?

A. The school is a non-profit organization and permission is not needed from Disney.
B. A copyright notice indicated Disney is the original owner of the production should be inserted into the production.
C. It is against the law to sell the tape without permission from Disney.
D. The First Amendment allows the sale of anything produced on school grounds.

17. ________________ is a digital image format (for diagrams and buttons) commonly used on Web sites that employs lossless data compression so that the file size of an image may be reduced without degrading the visual quality.


18. Which of the following would be the appropriate size for a headline in a printed school newspaper?

A. 2 points B. 10 points C. 28 points D. 300 points

19. The difference between animation and video is that ________________takes continuous motion and breaks it up into specific frames, While _________________ starts with independent pictures.

A. Video & Animation
B. Animation & Video

20. Desktop publishing is useful in:

A. Sale Displays
B. Print Publications
C. Outdoor Signs
D. All the above.



1. A
2. B
3. C
4. C
5. A
6. C
7. A
8. D
9. B
11.C (Red, Green, Blue)
12.D (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key/Black)
13.A (The word comes from "between")
15.D (6 Picas = 1 inch)


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