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IT Essentials Objective 4.1



Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

____ printers work by placing toner on an electrically charged rotating drum and then depositing the toner on paper as the paper moves through the system at the same speed the drum is turning.
a.
Thermal
c.
Inkjet
b.
Dot matrix
d.
Laser
 

 2. 

In a laser printer, the laser beam is initiated and directed toward the octagonal mirror called the ____ mirror.
a.
rotational
c.
laser
b.
scanning
d.
writing
 

 3. 

In the ____ step of laser printing, a strong electrical charge draws the toner off the drum onto the paper.
a.
developing
c.
writing
b.
transferring
d.
cleaning
 

 4. 

What type of printer is used to print continuous-feed, multipart forms?
a.
Dot-matrix printers
c.
Laser printers
b.
Inkjet printers
d.
Dye-sublimation printers
 

 5. 

You have been asked to install a printer in a customer’s office. When you arrive, you find that a number of connectivity options are available with the printer, including wireless RF, infrared, parallel SCSI, and USB connections. Which printer interface is fastest for a local printer?
a.
SCSI
c.
USB
b.
802.11g
d.
IrDA
 

 6. 

What printer type produces print by squirting ink at the page?
a.
Laser
c.
Inkjet
b.
Thermal
d.
Dot-matrix
 

 7. 

Which of the following statements is correct regarding direct thermal printers and thermal wax transfer printers?
a.
Thermal wax transfer printers require special thermal paper on which to print
c.
The early fax machine technology was based on direct thermal printing
b.
In the thermal printer, the print head moves across the page
d.
Both direct thermal printers and thermal wax transfer printers are available in monochrome version only
 

 8. 

What type of printer delivers ink to the page by applying power to an electromagnet, which in turn forces a wire to strike an inked ribbon?
a.
A laser printer
c.
An inkjet printer
b.
A drum printer
d.
A dot-matrix printer
 

 9. 

Which of the following is caused by a positive charge on the transfer corona wire in a laser printer?     
a.
the positive image to appear on the print drum
c.
the excess toner to be dislodged from the drum after printing
b.
the toner to be transferred from the drum to the paper
d.
the negative image to appear on the print drum
 

 10. 

What is the order of operations of a laser printer?
a.
Conditioning, cleaning, writing, developing, fusing, transferring
c.
Writing, conditioning, cleaning, developing, fusing, transferring
b.
Cleaning, conditioning , writing, developing, transferring, fusing
d.
Conditioning, cleaning, writing, developing, transferring, fusing
 

 11. 

Which component of a laser printer transfers toner to the paper?     
a.
The drum
c.
The fuser assembly
b.
The transfer corona wire
d.
The platen
 

 12. 

What is the main circuit board in a dot-matrix printer called?     
a.
Main control board
c.
Control panel
b.
Printhead board
d.
Sensor board
 

 13. 

Which of the following printers can produce photographic-quality, continuous-tone images?
a.
Dot-matrix printer
c.
Direct thermal printer
b.
Dye-sublimation printer
d.
Thermal wax transfer printer
 

 14. 

What is the function of the fuser unit in a laser printer?     
a.
It transfers the image from the drum to the paper
c.
It transfers image to the drum
b.
It melts toner to the paper
d.
It cleans the drum
 

Multiple Response
Identify one or more choices that best complete the statement or answer the question.
 

 15. 

What are the two functions of the two corona wires in a laser printer?     
 a.
They transfer toner from the drum to the paper
 c.
They condition the drum to be written on
 b.
They fuse the toner to the paper
 d.
They clean the drum
 



 
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