Computer Terms Test

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 Computer Terms Test
Students will evidence their knowledge and understanding of basic computer terms.

  
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  • 1. 
    An executed program that loads the first piece of software and starts a computer.
    • A. 

      Byte

    • B. 

      Boot process

    • C. 

      File virus

    • D. 

      System unit


  • 2. 
    A collection of data, information, or code that is loaded onto your computer without your knowledge and runs against your wishes.  It can use all of your available memory and bring your system to a halt.
    • A. 

      Boot process

    • B. 

      Resolution

    • C. 

      Rom

    • D. 

      File virus


  • 3. 
    The fastest type of computer.
    • A. 

      Supercomputer

    • B. 

      Byte

    • C. 

      Silicon chip

    • D. 

      Pixels


  • 4. 
    Abbreviation for binary term, a unit of storage capable of holding a single character.
    • A. 

      Output

    • B. 

      Icons

    • C. 

      Byte

    • D. 

      Workstation


  • 5. 
    The main part of a personal computer, including the chassis, microprocessor, main memory, bus and ports.  Does NOT include the keyboard or monitor or any peripheral devices.
    • A. 

      Terabyte

    • B. 

      Server

    • C. 

      Mainframe

    • D. 

      System unit


  • 6. 
    Approximately 1 trillion bytes.
    • A. 

      Terabyte

    • B. 

      Boot process

    • C. 

      Silicon chip

    • D. 

      Pentium


  • 7. 
    A small picture that represents an object or program.
    • A. 

      Information

    • B. 

      Icon

    • C. 

      Mainframe

    • D. 

      Resolution


  • 8. 
    A portable computer that is small enough to be held in one's hand.
    • A. 

      Icon

    • B. 

      Program

    • C. 

      Handheld

    • D. 

      Server


  • 9. 
    An organized list of instructions that,when executed,causes the computer to behave in a predetermined manner.
    • A. 

      Pentium

    • B. 

      Gigabyte

    • C. 

      Workstation

    • D. 

      Program


  • 10. 
    A type of computer used for engineering applications,desktop publishing,software development and other types of applications that require a moderate amount of computing power and relatively high quality graphics capabilities.
    • A. 

      Workstation

    • B. 

      File virus

    • C. 

      Output

    • D. 

      Rom


  • 11. 
    A computer or device on a network that manages network resources.
    • A. 

      Silicon chip

    • B. 

      Resolution

    • C. 

      Server

    • D. 

      File virus


  • 12. 
    A collection of facts and data about a specific subject.
    • A. 

      Icon

    • B. 

      Information

    • C. 

      Rom

    • D. 

      Byte


  • 13. 
    A small piece of semi-conducting material (usually a nonmetallic chemical element in the carbon family) on which an integrated circuit is embedded.
    • A. 

      Output

    • B. 

      Information

    • C. 

      Pentium

    • D. 

      Silicon chip


  • 14. 
    A very large and expensive computer capable of supporting thousands of users at the same time.
    • A. 

      Mainframe

    • B. 

      File virus

    • C. 

      Terabyte

    • D. 

      Pixel


  • 15. 
    An acronym, or single letter abbreviation, for Read-Only Memory, computer memory on which data has been prerecorded.
    • A. 

      ROM

    • B. 

      Resolution

    • C. 

      Pentium

    • D. 

      Gigabyte


  • 16. 
    Anything that comes out of a computer.
    • A. 

      Handheld

    • B. 

      Byte

    • C. 

      Output

    • D. 

      ROM


  • 17. 
    A microprocessor.
    • A. 

      Icon

    • B. 

      Main frame

    • C. 

      Supercomputer

    • D. 

      Pentium


  • 18. 
    Refers to the sharpness and clarity of an image.
    • A. 

      Pixels

    • B. 

      Resolution

    • C. 

      File virus

    • D. 

      Work station


  • 19. 
    Short for Picture Element; a single point on a graphic image.
    • A. 

      Pixel

    • B. 

      Byte

    • C. 

      Semiconductor

    • D. 

      Server


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