A+: BIOS, Ide And Virus Reveiw Quiz

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Review quiz for the A+ class at Metcalfe County High School over BIOS, IDE Cables and Virus detection and removal.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What safety device should be worn to help prevent electrical discharge from a technician to a computer system? 
    • A. 

      Wool Jacket

    • B. 

      ESD strap

    • C. 

      Hair Net

    • D. 

      Conductive Shoes

  • 2. 
    What is BIOS?
    • A. 

      BIOS is a small set of programs and software routines on a chip that interacts between the computers hardware, the operating system, and software applications

    • B. 

      BIOS is a setting within your computer that allows the computer to add or remove hardware correctly.

    • C. 

      BIOS is a program stored in the Hard drive that sends data from the Hard Drive to the Motherboard.

    • D. 

      BIOS is an expansion port that allows cards such as video, sound or networking cards to be installed and the drivers stored for future use.

  • 3. 
    BIOS is part of what computer test?
    • A. 

      Boot Up Test

    • B. 

      IDE Data Flow Test

    • C. 

      Power On Self Test

    • D. 

      Computer Self Analysis Test

  • 4. 
    What operation does BIOS perform when an error is detected during boot-up? 
    • A. 

      Puts the computer into Safe Mode

    • B. 

      Produces the blue screen of death

    • C. 

      Puts various error codes onto the computer screen and sends them to Microsoft.

    • D. 

      Send a series of beeps to the computer speakers that helps identify the problem

  • 5. 
    BIOS can be updated?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    How can BIOS be accessed?
    • A. 

      Using a specific set of keyboard commands during the boot-up process within a PC

    • B. 

      Holding down the Shift key when the computer is booting.

    • C. 

      Using the my computer properties

    • D. 

      Installing a special program and cable that will connect to the computers hard drive.

  • 7. 
    The administrator should change BIOS anytime new software is installed?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    All 40 and 80 wire IDE cables are made with the same pin configuration?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which of the following could be used to hook a hard drive up to the motherboard?
    • A. 

      USb Cable

    • B. 

      Ethernet Cable

    • C. 

      BUS Cable

    • D. 

      IDE Cable

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is the newest cable for connecting a hard drive to the Motherboard?
    • A. 

      IDE

    • B. 

      EIDE

    • C. 

      SATA

    • D. 

      RATA

  • 11. 
    How many pins are used in a 40 and 80 wire IDE cable? 
    • A. 

      40

    • B. 

      80

    • C. 

      39

    • D. 

      25

  • 12. 
    40 and 80 wire IDE connectors have the same connector type?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Why is one pin not used in a 40 or 80 wire IDE cable? 
    • A. 

      In the event a wire is broken the extra can be used as a backup

    • B. 

      The single pin is used to perform various system checks

    • C. 

      To allow data to flow both ways within the IDE cable

    • D. 

      So that the cable can never be installed backwards

  • 14. 
    What pin number is missing on a 40 or 80 wire IDE cable? 
    • A. 

      20th

    • B. 

      35th

    • C. 

      19th

    • D. 

      21st

  • 15. 
    The main difference in a virus and a worm is? 
    • A. 

      Worms spread from computer to computer and has the capability to travel without any human action

    • B. 

      Worms are the same as a virus they just have a different name

    • C. 

      A virus can travel from computer to computer without any assistance while a worm needs something to travel on

  • 16. 
    Which of the following defines a virus?
    • A. 

      A program that makes the user think he/she has been infected and wants them to purchase or use a product to remove the problem

    • B. 

      Program or code that attaches itself to another program or file enabling it to spread from one computer to another, leaving infections as it travels.

    • C. 

      A program that is hidden within each computer and is activted by another program which could be within an e-mail or application.

  • 17. 
    How does a computer become infected with a Trojan?
    • A. 

      To the user at first glance an item will appear to be useful software but will actually do damage once installed or run on your computer

    • B. 

      Adware is the primary way that a Trojan Horse can infect a computer

    • C. 

      Application software such as Word or Excel having error messages appear and then sending the messages to a help site which is actually a site full of viruses

  • 18. 
    Which of the following would not be a good percaution to follow in order to protect a computer system from viruses, worms and trojan horses?
    • A. 

      Up To Date Anti Virus

    • B. 

      Updated operating system

    • C. 

      Firewall

    • D. 

      Changing registry settings on your PC

  • 19. 
    A hoax is a message warning the recipient of a non-existent computer virus threat. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    SATA cables can be used on any computer system no matter the age of the machine?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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