Hardest Trivia Quiz On CompTIA A+ Certification Test!

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This quiz has been made for students and learners to identify the Components of Computer, to know the Purpose and Characteristics of Processors, Memory, Ports, Motherboard, Cables and Cooling systems. So, let's try out this quiz to assess how much knowledge you possess. Take your time. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     Which computer component contains all the circuitry necessary for other components or devices to communicate with one another?
    • A. 

      Motherboard

    • B. 

      Adapter card

    • C. 

      Hard drive

    • D. 

      Expansion bus

  • 2. 
    Which packaging is used for DDR SDRAM memory?
    • A. 

      168—pin DIMM

    • B. 

      72—pin SIMM

    • C. 

      184—pin DIMM

    • D. 

      RIMM

  • 3. 
    What memory chips would you find on a stick of PC3—16000?
    • A. 

      DDR—2000

    • B. 

      DDR3—2000

    • C. 

      DDR3—16000

    • D. 

      PC3—2000

  • 4. 
    Which motherboard design style is most widely implemented?
    • A. 

      ATX

    • B. 

      AT

    • C. 

      Baby AT

    • D. 

      NLX

  • 5. 
    Which motherboard socket type is used on the Pentium 4 chip?
    • A. 

      Slot 1

    • B. 

      Socket A

    • C. 

      Socket 370

    • D. 

      Socket 478

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is a socket technology that is designed to ease the insertion of modern CPU's?          
    • A. 

      Socket 479

    • B. 

      ZIF

    • C. 

      LPGA

    • D. 

      SPGA

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not controlled by the Northbridge?
    • A. 

      PCIe

    • B. 

      SATA

    • C. 

      AGP

    • D. 

      Cache memory

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is used to store data and programs for repeated use? Information can be added and deleted at will, and it does not lose its data when power is removed.    
    • A. 

      Hard Drive

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      Internal cache memory

    • D. 

      ROM

  • 9. 
    Which motherboard socket type is used with the AMD Athlon XP?
    • A. 

      Slot 1

    • B. 

      Socket A

    • C. 

      Socket 370

    • D. 

      Socket 478

  • 10. 
    You want to plug a keyboard into the back of a computer. You know that you need to plug the keyboard cable into a PS/2 port. Which style of port is the PS/2?     
    • A. 

      Mini DIN 6

    • B. 

      RJ--11

    • C. 

      DE9

    • D. 

      DIN 5

  • 11. 
    Which of the following are the numbers of pins that can be found on DIMM modules used in desktop motherboards?  (Choose three.) 
    • A. 

      168

    • B. 

      180

    • C. 

      184

    • D. 

      200

    • E. 

      240

  • 12. 
    What is the maximum speed of USB 2.0 in Mbps?
    • A. 

      1.5

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      60

    • D. 

      480

  • 13. 
    Which of the following standards are specified by IEEE 1284?  (Choose two.)      
    • A. 

      SPP

    • B. 

      RS 232

    • C. 

      EPP

    • D. 

      ECP

  • 14. 
    What peripheral port type was originally developed by Apple and is currently the optimal interface for digital video transfers?
    • A. 

      DVD

    • B. 

      USB

    • C. 

      IEEE 1394

    • D. 

      IEEE 1284

  • 15. 
    What peripheral port type is expandable using a hub, operates at 1.5 Mbps, and is used to connect various devices (from printers to cameras) to PCs?                     
    • A. 

      DVD 1.0

    • B. 

      USB 1.1

    • C. 

      IEEE 1394

    • D. 

      IEEE 1284

  • 16. 
    Which peripheral port type was designed to transfer data at high speeds over a d-subinterface?             
    • A. 

      DVD

    • B. 

      USB

    • C. 

      IEEE 1394

    • D. 

      IEEE 1284

  • 17. 
    Which motherboard form factor places expansion slots on a special riser card and is used in low-profile PC’s
    • A. 

      AT

    • B. 

      Baby AT

    • C. 

      ATX

    • D. 

      NLX

  • 18. 
    Which Intel processor type might be mounted on a SECC for motherboard installation?
    • A. 

      Athalon

    • B. 

      486

    • C. 

      Pentium

    • D. 

      Pentium ii

  • 19. 
            You have just purchased a motherboard that has an LGA 775 socket for an Intel Pentium 4 processor. What type of memory module will you need for this motherboard?   
    • A. 

      DIP

    • B. 

      SIMM

    • C. 

      RIMM

    • D. 

      DIMM

  • 20. 
            What type of expansion slot is preferred today for high-performance graphics adapters?
    • A. 

      AGP

    • B. 

      PCIe

    • C. 

      PCI

    • D. 

      ISA

  • 21. 
    What is the physical component where data are stored in a HDD?
    • A. 

      Read / Write head

    • B. 

      Platter

    • C. 

      Sector

    • D. 

      Cluster

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is not one of the three major components of a hard disk drive system?
    • A. 

      Drive interface

    • B. 

      Controller

    • C. 

      Hard Disk

    • D. 

      Host Adapter

  • 23. 
    What is the largest NTFS volume size supported by Windows XP       
    • A. 

      256 Gb

    • B. 

      2 Tb

    • C. 

      128 Tb

    • D. 

      256 Tb

  • 24. 
    Which technology is based on flash memory and is intended to eventually replace conventional hard disk hard disk drives that have moving disks and other mechanisms
    • A. 

      Thumb drives

    • B. 

      Memory cards

    • C. 

      Solid state

    • D. 

      Optical drives

  • 25. 
    High-density 3 ½” floppy diskettes have a formatted capacity of:  
    • A. 

      360 Kb

    • B. 

      720 Kb

    • C. 

      1.44 Mb

    • D. 

      2.88 Mb

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