Types of Data: Text, Numbers & Multimedia


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What is the difference between analog and digital data?

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1. Computers represent data in a finite manner. What does this mean?

2. Which of the following is an example of an integer data type?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Data like text, numbers, and multimedia can be stored in different ways depending on its type, and this quiz/worksheet duo will assist in testing your knowledge of these data types.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will tested on the following concepts:

  • The difference between analog and digital data
  • What it means to represent data in a finite manner
  • An example of an integer data type
  • An example of when numeric data values are best stored as text
  • Facts about multimedia data types

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on types of data
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about analog and digital data and the way they are stored in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define keywords, such as integer and multimedia data

Additional Learning

To learn more about data types, review the corresponding lesson on text, numbers and multimedia as types of data. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand binary digits
  • Compare and contrast analog and digital data
  • Know what a character string is
  • Understand when and why numeric data is used
  • Identify the terms used for a number with a decimal
  • Define integer and Boolean data
  • Recognize how multimedia has become the more significant data type