Sixth Grade Computer Component Test

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Test checks for comprehension of computer components such as hardware, software, storage, programming and Operations.

  
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  • 1. 
    Computers that lay flat on the desk are considered?
    • A. 

      Towers

    • B. 

      Desktops

    • C. 

      Laptops

    • D. 

      Flattops


  • 2. 
    Whick of these computer components are considered imput devices?
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Printer

    • D. 

      Monitor

    • E. 

      Both A and B


  • 3. 
    How are monitors measured?
    • A. 

      By its circumference

    • B. 

      Horizontally

    • C. 

      Vertically

    • D. 

      Diagonally


  • 4. 
    Scanners are considered an imput device?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 5. 
    An MP3/IPod would be considered what kind of device?
    • A. 

      Input

    • B. 

      Output

    • C. 

      Software

    • D. 

      Both A and B


  • 6. 
    A DVD can hold less information than a CD.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 7. 
    The computer component that allows you to connect to the internet is called?
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      ROM

    • C. 

      Hard Drive

    • D. 

      Modem


  • 8. 
    If you were going to add a joystick to your computer you would need to plug it into a______?
    • A. 

      Modem

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      Port

    • D. 

      Monitor


  • 9. 
    Memory that forgets everything when it is turned off is called_______?
    • A. 

      ROM

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      Hard Drive

    • D. 

      CD


  • 10. 
    Another name for the CPU is?
    • A. 

      Central Production Unit

    • B. 

      Brain of the Computer

    • C. 

      Central Privilege Unit

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 11. 
    The mother board'sjob is to?
    • A. 

      Hold all the circuits and components together

    • B. 

      Send power to all the components

    • C. 

      Tell the computer what to do

    • D. 

      Display information


  • 12. 
    ROM is temporary memory.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 13. 
    When you save information to your computer you are saving to your?
    • A. 

      CD Drive

    • B. 

      Hard Drive

    • C. 

      DVD Drive

    • D. 

      CPU


  • 14. 
    The component that allows you to display graphics on the computer.
    • A. 

      Video Card

    • B. 

      Port

    • C. 

      BIOS

    • D. 

      Modem


  • 15. 
    In order to make a capital letter A you would need to strike the letter a and the?
    • A. 

      Right Shift Key

    • B. 

      Left Shift Key

    • C. 

      Enter Key

    • D. 

      Back Space Key


  • 16. 
    Which of these devices would be best to save a movie?
    • A. 

      CD

    • B. 

      Flash Drive

    • C. 

      Floppy Disk

    • D. 

      DVD


  • 17. 
    DVDs can hold how much more information than a CD?
    • A. 

      2 Times

    • B. 

      5 Times

    • C. 

      7 Times

    • D. 

      10 Times


  • 18. 
    Since hard drives are created using electricity and magnetism, it's okay to place a magnet near it?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 19. 
    Is it safe to share personal information about yourself on the Internet?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 20. 
    Which of these components are not considered Hardware?
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      Printer

    • C. 

      Scanner

    • D. 

      Microsoft Word


  • 21. 
    While here at school we save our information to the H:drive.  The H:drive is considered the ?
    • A. 

      Network Drive

    • B. 

      Hard Drive

    • C. 

      CPU

    • D. 

      Desktop


  • 22. 
    Which saving device does not require a disk in order to save?
    • A. 

      DVD Drive

    • B. 

      CD Drive

    • C. 

      Floppy Disk Drive

    • D. 

      Hard Drive


  • 23. 
    An example(s) of programming language would be?
    • A. 

      C++

    • B. 

      Basic

    • C. 

      Java Script

    • D. 

      HTML

    • E. 

      All of the above


  • 24. 
    The Operating System___________________________________________.
    • A. 

      Controls how the CPU communicates with other hardware and software components.

    • B. 

      Is responsible for waking up the computer.

    • C. 

      Makes computers user friendly.

    • D. 

      Both A and C.


  • 25. 
    The graphics located on the desktop that represent computer programs are called_____?
    • A. 

      Icons

    • B. 

      Buttons

    • C. 

      Storage

    • D. 

      BIOS


  • 26. 
    The BIOS is responsible for ____________________?
    • A. 

      Waking up the computer.

    • B. 

      Displaying graphics

    • C. 

      Writing programs

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 27. 
    People who write codes to create programs are known as computer_____________________?
    • A. 

      Writers

    • B. 

      Linguists

    • C. 

      Technicians

    • D. 

      Programmers


  • 28. 
    I'm online and I meet someone my age in a chat room.  Is it OK to give him/her my address or phone number so we can get together?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Yes if they seem nice


  • 29. 
    I have a digital picture of myself and someone I met online wants to see it.  Is it OK to send it to that person?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Yes if they seem nice


  • 30. 
    Which of the following are considered input devices?
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Scanner

    • C. 

      Touchpad

    • D. 

      Mouse

    • E. 

      All of the above


  • 31. 
    Which of the following are considered output devices?
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      Speakers

    • C. 

      Printer

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 32. 
    Give two reasons why we need external storage devices.

  • 33. 
    List three reasons why Flash Drives tend to be better than a Floppy Disk.

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