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Computer Studies O'level Revision Questions with Answers

1 Memory that is called a read write memory is
A ROM.
B EPROM.
C RAM.
D Registers.
RAM
2 Hard discs, fixed head discs, floppy discs and optical discs all are types of
A serial access storage.
B direct access storage.
C volatile access storage.
D non-volatile access storage.
Non-volatile access storage
3 All of the following are examples of real security and privacy risks except
A viruses.
B hackers.
C spam.
D identity theft.
Spam
4 A company provides its users with a private network that can be accessed from all its
offices worldwide. This network is called
A a LAN.
B a Man.
C an Intranet.
D a WAN.
An intranet
5 Software which control general operations of a computer system is classified as
A dump programs.
B function system.
C operating system.
D enquiry system.
Operating system
6 A small network that does not have a server is called
A peer-to-peer network.
B a ring network.
C a star network .
D a bus.
Peer-to-peer network
7 Line printer, voice synthesizer and computer terminal …

How to gain weight fast

A lot of information is available online on how to lose weight but not much has been written about how to gain weight. If you are one of the people who find it difficult to put on some weight read on.
I once conducted a quick search online to find out how I could gain weight since I needed to start body building exercises . The advice I got was to eat small  frequent meals per day. It did not work! For most people, another reason to add some weight besides body building is just to look good. To accomplish that you do not need a special diet.
I found that from consuming 500ml of soda daily I exponentially increased my weight without greatly changing my diet. You can try it as well and see if it works for you.

Zimsec Combined Science Revision Questions with Answers

This is an interactive revision session. It is a sample of the combined science paper 1 issued by Zimsec in 2018.
1 Which instrument is most suitable for observing specialised cells?
A microscope
B telescope
C bioviewer
D magnifying lens microscope

2 The diagram shows a specialised cell.
What is the name of the cell?
A muscle cell
B palisade cell
C root hair cell
D red blood cell
3 Which adaptation of a leaf does not increase the rate of photosynthesis?
A air spaces
B thick cuticle
C numerous stomata
D large surface area
4 Which atmospheric condition reduces the rate of water uptake in plants?
A high humidity
B high wind speed
C high temperature
D high light intensity
high humidity 5 A wind pollinated flower
A has short filaments.
B has large petals.
C has numerous pollen grains.
D produces nectar.
6 Ebola is caused by a
A bacterium.
B fungus.
C protozoan.
D virus.
virus 7 Excessive consumption of alcohol leads to
A emphysema.
B hallucinations.
C lung ca…

Pasa| Study for your O'Level Exams and Pass Online

Pasa is a studious app which is available as a web app at pasa.co.zw for now and will soon be launched as an Android app.
Pasa is derived from the word pass. The startup is a brain child of a Zimbabwean multimedia technology student. Checkout the sample o'level  science revision questions below.  For more subjects- maths, physics and chemistry- visit O'level MPC

Revision

1. What waste product of respiration causes muscle tiredness?
Oxygen
Carbon dioxide
Lactic acid
Lactic Acid 2. Which of diffusion, osmosis or active transport requires energy?
Osmosis
Active transport
Diffusion
Active transport 3. Which food type provides most of our energy?
Proteins
Carbohydrates
Vitamins
Carbohydrates 4. The aorta is one of the blood vessels carrying blood away from the heart. Is it an artery or vein?
Vein
Artery
Both
Artery 5. Which of the following is an enzyme?
Bile
Protease
Hydrochloric acid
Protease Submit
Results

To access a complete combined science sample question paper (40 ques…

What you need to know about Plumtree from a local guide

Plumtree is a town in the the south western part of Zimbabwe. It is located 10 km away from the border with Botswana. It is a small town with a few services available, most people have to go to a nearby city, Bulawayo, to access certain services. The following are answers to some questions which people visiting the town might want to know.
What is the perfect rondezvous spot?
Each and every town has some spots where people meet. Usually these are easily identifiable buildings so that someone new to the place can not get lost. The place should also be comfortable for someone to spend some several minutes while waiting to meet someone. Plumtree has such a places too namely Nhungamili Center and Petroltrade.


Which place has the best food?
There are several places which make great cuisine and these include Kombani Lodge, Greens Supermarket, Jaival Foods and Chicken King. The best is Kombani Lodge when it comes to quality but if price is concerned, Greens Supermarket has the most affordable…

Storm in Plumtree almost destroyed homes

There was a storm on the 8th of January 2020 in Plumtree, Zimbabwe. It nearly destroyed houses including my home. The wind was very strong and it caused trees to fall and nearly crushed some buildings. The following pictures were taken soon after the storm.



Hide your phone recordings from music players

Have you ever played music loudly from your phone and out of the blues you start to hear a call recording you made sometime ago. The conversation was supposed to be private and suddenly a lot of people heard it loud and clearly from your bluetooth speakers. It is embarrassing, isn't it?


Instead of deleting your recordings to avoid embarrassment you can simply tell the music players not to show or even play your recordings. I am a song writer and whenever I get inspired I compose a song usually by singing out a few words loudly which then form a basis for my composition. I can not do without a sound recorder on my phone. But since the songs would be unpolished, I need to keep them from the public to avoid unnecessary criticism on something I might eventually choose to discard later.
ES file explorer makes the process of hiding your private files easy. Simply open the file manager and head to the recordings folder and click the menu button and select the create file option. Name t…

The best energy drink on the Zimbabwean market

I have tried several energy drinks that are available on the market so far and there is one that has now become my favourite. It is tasty and refreshing as well as affordable in comparison to what is on the market.
In most shops in Zimbabwe, you can choose from a variety of energy drinks namely, dragon, switch, sting and red bull. My favourite is the sting! It is by far the best product that the makers of Pepsi have come up with to date.



According to the description on the package the sting energy drink is a "caffeinated mixed fruit flavoured carbonated energy drink". It contains B vitamins and taurine. The fruity flavour comes from redberry and pineapple. Like most Pepsi drinks it contains non nutritive sweeteners but there is also some sugar I believe which makes the drink tastier.
Sting also comes in 330ml cans unlike most energy drinks which are package in 500ml containers. The price is amazing as it is lower than most canned drinks. Maybe it is because of Pepsi'…

Why Zimbabweans buy fuel from the black market

Many Zimbabweans turn to the black market when they need fuel for their cars. I sought to find out why considering that the prices on the black market are actually higher than on the formal market.
Fuel is sometimes scarce in Zimbabwe and when it is available one has to get into a huge que and wait for hours at a fuel service station before buying the fuel. In huge cities like Harare and Bulawayo, one has to ask around for information on the availability of fuel and may have to travel long distances to find  . the fuel. To avoid disappointment and inconvenience, most people prefer buying the fuel from the black market. That is not the only reason though.
Zimbabwe uses blended petrol. The fuel can be leaded or unleaded but it will definitely be a blend of ethanol and petrol. Many drivers believe that blended petrol does not last as much as pure petrol and that is the main reason why they would rather pay a higher amount of money for fuel on the black market.

Why you should install a mobile tracker

A mobile tracker can increase your chances of recovering your phone if you lose it. Most phones now come with a mobile tracking feature. I shall show you how to turn the feature on as well as explain the logic behind the mobile tracker.
To turn on mobile tracking, go to call settings from the phone app and select mobile tracker. Enter device password and set the your phone number. When you lose your phone you can send SMS commands to your number. The command can be to lock the phone or to wipe data completely.


If someone steals your phone you will receive an SMS on your number with details about your phone's location and the phone number of the new SIM card. This can help you locate and recover your phone.

What food do most Zimbabweans buy when they are on a date?

Dating in Zimbabwe might be slightly different from other parts of the western world. First a boy proposes love to a girl and they only go out on a date after the girl accepts the proposal. This article is about the type of food which most people buy when they go out on a date.

Rarely do dating couples go to a restaurant for lunch or dinner, except the rich in society who tend to follow the western culture more than the local  traditions. When lovers go out on a date they usually buy fast foods.


The  most popular fast foods are fresh chips and chicken. The drink of choice is usually a soft drink. Those with more money to spend usually go for pizza and fruit juices.


Zimbabwe is a cattle country

What is Zimbabwe? That question frequently appears in the eight minute exam which  is taken  by those who would have applied for a provisional driver's license in Zimbabwe. The answer is simple, cattle country!
Indeed Zimbabwe is a cattle country. When you visit the town of Plumtree at the South Western part of Zimbabwe you will concur. Cattle will be moving in town knocking off refuse bins in search of food or they will be grazing near the roads thereby posing a risk to motorists.
Scarcity of grazing pastures and lack of water in the rural areas of Plumtree has led most cattle owners to let their cattle roam freely in town. Luckily, there are no cattle rustlers in the area. The only challenge is the rising number of accidents due to cattle on the roads. Driver's should always remember what Zimbabwe is when they travel through Plumtree.

A lot of drama for a small town like Plumtree

Plumtree's firebrigade members will always remember the day two vehicles caught fire a few minutes apart within a 2km  radius. I was cutting grass in the backyard in Hebron, a suburb in Plumtree, when I heard an explosion. I did not pay attention as explosions like that are not unsual especially in towns where contraction work is always ongoing.

My daughter, Tiffany, was playing near the gate and she came running to me and said there was a car burning along the road nearby. I rushed and saw a ball of fire. The car was engulfed in flames. Within a few minutes, the firebrigade team arrived and doused the fire. Nothing could be salvaged, the car had already been reduced to a shell.

I then went back home and continued cutting grass. I then heard sirens whirling and I thought the firebrigade team was now leaving the scene of the fire incident. It did not occur to me that they were indeed leaving the scene but to attend to another fire incident! It was after I heard another explosion a…

What is it like to run for 20km for the first time?

The first time I ran a distance of twenty kilometers was during training as a police officer. We would wake up every morning at around 5 am and go for a road run. We ran for 10 km away before turning back to complete the 20km road run.
I was not using to run every morning. The first time was challenging. I did not know if I could make it and I was also afraid of failing. I could already imagine my fellow trainees laughing at me. I was slim and tall. Most people would think I was frail. I wanted to prove them wrong. I accepted the fact that I was extremely thin and I liked to think of myself as feisty.
"Fall in!",  someone shouted repeatedly. It was an instruction for all recruits in the barracks to assemble at Hard Square. I quickly got out of bed and put on sports attire before heading to the assembly point.
My gums got sore it was as if I was bleeding. I sweated profusely and the sweat dried out to live a white residue on my caramel skin. I managed to be third from las…

This is why your Econet data bundles seem to vanish quickly

A lot of people believe that their Econet data bundles deplete at a rate which is faster than data from other  ISPs in Zimbabwe. Is that a myth or a fact? I set to find out the truth and I came up with an answer.

First I should admit that I once concurred with the majority who say that Econet bundles just vanish when you least expect it. My preference has not changed after the research, it still remains the same even though I still use Econet bundles now and then. However, the findings will vilify the ISP. The reason why I still prefer NetOne data bundles is because they are activated instantly, no need to wait for a few minutes or to reboot your phone. Although purchasing the bundles using mobile banking sometimes fails.

The following reasons are why your Econet bundles seem to disappear quickly. One of the reasons is that you might not have turned off auto update in Google play store or you might not have used data bundles for a long time and the moment you activate data Tere will …