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A+ Quiz 1 - IT Technician

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CompTIA Quizzes & Trivia

This first quiz is a review of both the chapters we reviewed and the practice labs. The next 50 questions are worth 2 points each. Make sure to read each question carefully. This is a closed book test. Good luck

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is an advantage of running Windows 2000 on NTFS as opposed to FAT32?
    • A. 

      Security

    • B. 

      Support for DOS applications

    • C. 

      Long filenames

    • D. 

      Network support

  • 2. 
    Joe's Windows XP installation has failed. What file should he check to see what files failed to copy?
    • A. 

      INSTALL.LOG

    • B. 

      SETUP.LOG

    • C. 

      SETUP.TXT

    • D. 

      SETUPLOG.TXT

  • 3. 
    Which of the following best describes the operating system's user interface?
    • A. 

      It enables the system to communicate with peripheral devices.

    • B. 

      It provides a display of the programs and data on a system to the user.

    • C. 

      It provides a display of the system hardware of the user.

    • D. 

      It provides error handling or notification displays when communicating with hardware.

  • 4. 
    If you do not complete the activation process for Windows XP, what will happen to your computer?
    • A. 

      Nothing. Activation is optional.

    • B. 

      The computer will work fine for 30 days and then Windows XP will be disabled.

    • C. 

      Microsoft will not know how to contact you to provide upgrade information.

    • D. 

      You will have to use a floppy disk set to boot XP.

  • 5. 
    If Windows locks up during the installation, what should you do?
    • A. 

      Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart the installation process.

    • B. 

      Push the Reset button to restart the installation process.

    • C. 

      Press the ESC key to cancel the installation process.

    • D. 

      Unplug the computer and restart the installation process.

  • 6. 
    You can upgrade directly to Windows 2000 from which of these operating system?
    • A. 

      Windows 3.11

    • B. 

      Windows 95

    • C. 

      Windows Me

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    The Windows XP CD-ROM contains which two tools for checking hardware and software compatibility?
    • A. 

      The HCL and the ACL

    • B. 

      The HCL and the Windows catalog

    • C. 

      The Windows catalog and the Upgrade Advisor

    • D. 

      The Upgrade Advisor and the HCL

  • 8. 
    Which term describes a combination of many updates and fixes?
    • A. 

      Hot fix

    • B. 

      Hot pack

    • C. 

      Service pack

    • D. 

      Service release

  • 9. 
    Which operating system is made freely available under the GNU public license?
    • A. 

      Linux

    • B. 

      Mac OS X

    • C. 

      UNIX

    • D. 

      Windows 3.1

  • 10. 
    If you are experiencing problems with Windows Me and wish to install Windows XP, what type of installation is preferred?
    • A. 

      Clean install

    • B. 

      Upgrade install

    • C. 

      Network install

    • D. 

      Image install

  • 11. 
    Which folder permission allows file creation and editing, but not deleting?
    • A. 

      Full Control

    • B. 

      Full Access

    • C. 

      Modify

    • D. 

      Read & Execute

  • 12. 
    What type of files are NTLDR, BOOT.INI, and NTDETECT.COM?
    • A. 

      Boot files

    • B. 

      System files

    • C. 

      Starter files

    • D. 

      NTFS files

  • 13. 
    What folder is a central storage location for user files?
    • A. 

      Program Files

    • B. 

      My Documents

    • C. 

      My Files

    • D. 

      My Network Places

  • 14. 
    Which utility is helpful in troubleshooting hardware?
    • A. 

      System Properties

    • B. 

      Device Manager

    • C. 

      Disk Management

    • D. 

      Security Center

  • 15. 
    Which Windows XP utility backs up critical files and settings and enables you to roll back to a previous state?
    • A. 

      Registry

    • B. 

      System Restore

    • C. 

      System Information

    • D. 

      Microsoft Management Console

  • 16. 
    Many tech tools are grouped together in which location?
    • A. 

      Start • All Programs • Tools

    • B. 

      Start • All Programs • Tools • System Tools

    • C. 

      Start • All Programs • System Tools • Accessories

    • D. 

      Start • All Programs • Accessories • System Tools

  • 17. 
    Which utility is missing from the default Windows XP Home installation?
    • A. 

      Backup

    • B. 

      Character Map

    • C. 

      Computer Management

    • D. 

      User Accounts

  • 18. 
    What is displayed in the My Computer window?
    • A. 

      All the drives on your system

    • B. 

      All the Control Panel applets

    • C. 

      Installed programs

    • D. 

      Other computers on the network

  • 19. 
    Which Registry root key contains information about file types?
    • A. 

      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT

    • B. 

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

    • C. 

      HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG

    • D. 

      HKEY_USERS

  • 20. 
    How many 8-bit characters does the ASCII standard define?
    • A. 

      64

    • B. 

      256

    • C. 

      512

    • D. 

      64,000

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is the correct path for a file named YODA.TXT on the C: drive in a directory called JEDI that's in a directory called REBELS that's in the root directory?
    • A. 

      C:\ROOT\JEDI\YODA.TXT

    • B. 

      C:\JEDI\REBELS\YODA.TXT

    • C. 

      C:\REBELS\JEDI\YODA.TXT

    • D. 

      C:\ROOT\REBELS\JEDI\YODA.TXT

  • 22. 
    Which of the following commands will delete all the files in a directory?
    • A. 

      DEL *.*

    • B. 

      DEL ALL

    • C. 

      DEL ?.?

    • D. 

      DEL *.?

  • 23. 
    What command enables you to make a new directory in a Windows XP Professional system? (Check all that apply.)
    • A. 

      MF

    • B. 

      MKFOL

    • C. 

      MD

    • D. 

      MAKEDIR

  • 24. 
    What command do you type at the Run dialog box to access the command-line interface in Windows XP?
    • A. 

      CMD

    • B. 

      COMMAND

    • C. 

      MSDOS

    • D. 

      PROMPT

  • 25. 
    Joe wants to change the name of a file from START.BAT to HAMMER.BAT. Which of the following commands would accomplish this feat?
    • A. 

      REN HAMMER.BAT START.BAT

    • B. 

      REN START.BAT HAMMER.BAT

    • C. 

      RENAME /S START.BAT HAMMER.BAT

    • D. 

      RENAME /S HAMMER.BAT START.BAT

  • 26. 
    What types of characters are the asterisk (*) and the question mark (?)?
    • A. 

      Wildcards

    • B. 

      Optionals

    • C. 

      Designators

    • D. 

      Switches

  • 27. 
    What is the command to make MYFILE.TXT read-only?
    • A. 

      ATTRIB +R MYFILE.TXT

    • B. 

      ATTRIB -R MYFILE.TXT

    • C. 

      READONLY MYFILE.TXT

    • D. 

      MYFILE.TXT /READONLY

  • 28. 
    To learn the syntax of the DIR command, what can you type?
    • A. 

      HELP DIR

    • B. 

      DIR /?

    • C. 

      DIR /HELP

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 29. 
    What is the command to quit the command-line interface?
    • A. 

      EXIT

    • B. 

      BYE

    • C. 

      QUIT

    • D. 

      STOP

  • 30. 
    Your Windows XP Professional system fails to boot up. You suspect that the boot sector has become corrupted. You start the system using the set of boot disks and then launch the Recovery Console. Which command should you use to write a new boot sector into the system partition?
    • A. 

      Chkdsk

    • B. 

      Fdisk

    • C. 

      Fixmbr

    • D. 

      Fixboot

  • 31. 
    Which of the following commands would you use to install the Recovery Console?
    • A. 

      Start • Run; then type d:\i386\winnt32 /cmdcons

    • B. 

      Start • Run; then type d:\i386\winnt32 /rc

    • C. 

      Start • Run; then type d:\i386\winnt32 /cmd:command_line

    • D. 

      Start • Run; then type d:\i386\winnt32 /copydir:recovery_console

  • 32. 
    Which tool in Windows XP Home would you use to back up your essential system files?
    • A. 

      System Restore

    • B. 

      Backup and Recovery Wizard

    • C. 

      Emergency Repair Disk

    • D. 

      Recovery Console

  • 33. 
    Joe tried to install a printer on his Windows XP Professional machine, but found he did not have permission. What could be the problem? (Select all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Joe is logged on with a Limited account.

    • B. 

      Joe is logged on as a Local User.

    • C. 

      Joe is logged on as a Local Administrator.

    • D. 

      Joe is logged on as a Guest.

  • 34. 
    Joe wants to get a quick snapshot of her System Resources on a Windows XP Home machine. How does she get to the appropriate tool?
    • A. 

      Start • Run • Perform.

    • B. 

      Start • Control Panel • Administrative Tools • Performance.

    • C. 

      Start • All Programs • Accessories • System Resources.

    • D. 

      Press CTRL-ALT-DEL once and click the Performance tab.

  • 35. 
    What tool should Joe use to track who logs on and off of the busy library terminal for which he is responsible?
    • A. 

      Event Viewer

    • B. 

      Performance Console

    • C. 

      System Resource Meter

    • D. 

      Task Manager

  • 36. 
    Joe loaded a new video card on his system, but now everything looks very bad. What should he do first?
    • A. 

      Go to Event Viewer and check the log

    • B. 

      Go to Device Manager

    • C. 

      Go to the printed manual

    • D. 

      Call tech support

  • 37. 
    Which of the following is a command-line utility?
    • A. 

      Event Viewer

    • B. 

      Microsoft Management Console

    • C. 

      Task Manager

    • D. 

      Recovery Console

  • 38. 
    Which of the following passwords will probably be the most secure one?
    • A. 

      MaryEllen

    • B. 

      MEO2144

    • C. 

      M-21e44

    • D. 

      MikeM

  • 39. 
    What's another name for a Windows Stop error?
    • A. 

      ASR

    • B. 

      BSOD

    • C. 

      ERD

    • D. 

      Virus

  • 40. 
    On a LCD monitor, what is the technology that uses a matrix of wires under colored glass?
    • A. 

      Active matrix

    • B. 

      Passive matrix

    • C. 

      Active TFT

    • D. 

      Passive TFT

  • 41. 
    What Microsoft API supports 3-D graphics?
    • A. 

      Active Desktop

    • B. 

      DirectX

    • C. 

      Glide

    • D. 

      OpenGL

  • 42. 
    What is WSXGA+ resolution?
    • A. 

      1024 x 768

    • B. 

      1280 x 1024

    • C. 

      1680 x 1050

    • D. 

      1920 x 1080

  • 43. 
    How would you adjust your screen settings?
    • A. 

      Go to Start • Run and type DISPLAY to open the Display applet.

    • B. 

      Go to Start • Run and type MSCONFIG to open the Display applet.

    • C. 

      Go to Start • Control Panel and double-click the Display applet icon.

    • D. 

      Go to Start • All Programs and select the Display applet icon.

  • 44. 
    Which sound format contains no actual sound recording, but only a series of commands stored in a text file for the sound card to interpret?
    • A. 

      WMA

    • B. 

      WAV

    • C. 

      MIDI

    • D. 

      MP3

  • 45. 
    Which of the following are valid audio file formats?
    • A. 

      ASE, WMA, ASP

    • B. 

      PCI, MP3, ASX

    • C. 

      WAV, PCM, AU

    • D. 

      MID, MPEG, AVI

  • 46. 
    Joe needs to change the file system on his second hard drive (currently the D: drive) from FAT32 to NTFS. Which of the following commands would do the trick?
    • A. 

      CONVERT D: /FS:NTFS

    • B. 

      CONVERT D: NTFS

    • C. 

      CONVERT /FS:NTFS D:

    • D. 

      CONVERT NTFS D:

  • 47. 
    Which of the following might offer good hardware authentication?
    • A. 

      Strong passwords

    • B. 

      Encrypted passwords

    • C. 

      NTFS

    • D. 

      Smart Cards

  • 48. 
    Which of the following would you select if you need to back up an Active Directory server?
    • A. 

      Registry

    • B. 

      System state data

    • C. 

      My Computer

    • D. 

      My Server