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WAEC Data Processing Questions for SS3 Objectives


1. Who developed the first digital electrical computer?
A. Blaise Pascal
B. Joseph Jacquard
C. Mauchly apd Eckert
D. Von Leibniz

2. Which generation of computers made use of integrated circuits?
A. Fourth
B. Third
C. Second
D. First

3. Which of the following is an alphabetic data?
A. Bed
B. Ax44jj
C. AB + C
D  D.%

4. The type of data which consists of text, number, audio, video, graphic and animation is called
A. data set.
B. multimedia data.
C. multi-purpose data.
D. multi-variable data.

5. Which of die following factors is not considered when classifying computers?
A. Location
B. Size
C. Type
D. Purpose

6. Which of die following is not used for online shopping?
A. Master card
B. Credit card
C. Verve card
D. Sim card

7. Which of the following is a negative impact of ICT in education?
A. Plagiarism
B. e-library
C. Distance learning
D. Computer-based Test –

8. Which of the following are parts of a computer processor?
A. CPU and main memory
B. Control unit and ALU
C. Operating system and applications
D. Main memory and storage

9. Data gathering involves the following means except
A. counting process.
B. voting process.
C. measuring process.
D. calculating process.

10. Two computers, X and Y are such that the processor in X has a word size of 32 bits while that of Y is 16 bits. Which
of the following statements is true?
A. X can process half as much data as Y at the same time.
B. X can process the same amount of data as Y at the same time.
C. X can process two times as much data as Y at the same tune.
D. X can process four times as much data as Y at the same time.

11. The television set displays information as
A. antenna signals.
B. visual signals.
C. audio signals.
D. audio-visual Signals

12 Which of the following is not an ancient medium for transmitting information?
A. Fire lighting
B. Beating of drums
C. Telephone
D. Whistling

13. A server is a computer that provides services to other computers called
A. clients,
B. peers.
C. routers.
D. switches.

14. The rules for exchanging data on a network are known as
A. transmission rules.
B. transfer rules.
C. protocols,
D. configurations.

WAEC Data Processing Past Question Paper Theory

Answer three questions from Section A and the two compulsory questions in Section B.

Answer three questions only from this Section.
All questions carry equal marks.

(1a) Describe data handling.
(1b) Explain two ways of handling data.
(1c) State four factors to consider when handling data electronically.

(2a) Define Information Processing.
(2b) State four steps involved in information processing.
(2c) Mention three advantages of using computers for information processing.
(2d) Highlight three disadvantages of using computers for information processing.

(3ai) With the aid of a simple diagram, explain information transmission.
(3aii) Give one example of information transmission

(3b) Give one example of each of the following:
i. single user, single tasking operating system;
ii. single user, multitasking operating system;
iii. multi user operating system.

(3c) List four features of a Graphical User Interface

(4a) Mention four qualities of a good computer professional
(4b) list four computer professional bodies in Nigeria
(4c) Write the full meaning of the following
i. WiFi,
ii. GUI

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Answer all the questions in this section.

5. (a) Use the information in the spreadsheet below to answer questions 5 (a) i-v

A B C D E F G H i
1 JOHN 16 72 68 81 70
2 MARY 18 80 70 58 76
3 PAUL 19 69 73 86 86
4 JOY 17 71 82 90 78
5 PETER 15 69 74 80 53
6 JAMES 16 73 SI 81 83
7 VERA 17 89 86 83 86
8 FAVOUR 17 56 39 85 58
9 CLETUS 18 34 60 73 57
10 ETTA 17 60 68 70 59

(i) Write the formula to calculate the total score in Mathematics.
(ii) Write two spreadsheet formulas to calculate Paul’s average score in the four subjects.
(iii) What spreadsheet function can be used to determine the highest score in English?
(iv) Outline the procedure for calculating Vera’s total score in afl the subjects and give the result in cell H8.
(v) If the minimum pass mark is an average score of 60, write a formula to determine if Etta passed or failed.

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