A+ Certification : 3.0 Understanding Laptops And Portable Devices (Essentials)

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  • 1. 
    You have a floppy drive in your laptop's modular bay, and your laptop is on. What is the recommended first step in removing it so you can put a CD-ROM drive in instead?
    • A. 

      Turn off the laptop.

    • B. 

      Use the latch on the underside of the laptop to release the drive, and pull gently.

    • C. 

      Use the Safely Remove Hardware icon to stop the device.

    • D. 

      Use Add/Remove Hardware in Control Panel to remove the device.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not a benefit of laptop design?
    • A. 

      Portability

    • B. 

      Increased performance

    • C. 

      Desktop replacement

    • D. 

      Higher-quality construction

  • 3. 
    Which of the following must be true for BIOS-ACPI to work? (Choose all that apply.)
    • A. 

      The BIOS must support ACPI.

    • B. 

      You must be running Windows 95 or newer.

    • C. 

      The motherboard must support ACPI.

    • D. 

      The processor must support ACPI.

  • 4. 
    Which laptop input device was released with the IBM ThinkPad series of laptops?
    • A. 

      Touchpad

    • B. 

      Touchball

    • C. 

      Touchpoint

    • D. 

      Touchway

  • 5. 
    Which laptop accessory allows you to power your laptop from a car or airplane?
    • A. 

      AC adapter

    • B. 

      DC adapter

    • C. 

      Battery converter

    • D. 

      Automotive Wizard

  • 6. 
    If the video on your laptop is not working, what should you do to troubleshoot it? (Choose all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Toggle the video function key.

    • B. 

      Try using an external monitor.

    • C. 

      Remove the display unit and reattach it.

    • D. 

      Power the system off and back on.

  • 7. 
    ___________ is the fastest and most modern interface used as an expansion method for external peripherals like mice, web cams, scanners, printers, and so on and is popular on laptops and desktop alike.
    • A. 

      Parallel

    • B. 

      PS/2

    • C. 

      USB

    • D. 

      ATA

  • 8. 
    Which kind of laptop  was designed to look and function like a paper notebook?
    • A. 

      Clamshell PC

    • B. 

      Tablet PC

    • C. 

      Paper PC

    • D. 

      Notebook PC

  • 9. 
    Which type of PC Card is used most often for expansion devices like NICs, sound cards, and so on?
    • A. 

      Type I

    • B. 

      Type II

    • C. 

      Type III

    • D. 

      Type IV

  • 10. 
    Which wireless IEEE standard operates on the 2.4GHz radio frequency and transmits data at a maximum of 11Mbps?
    • A. 

      802.11b

    • B. 

      802.11c

    • C. 

      802.11e

    • D. 

      802.11g

  • 11. 
    What would be the best thing to use to clean a laptop display?
    • A. 

      A dry cloth

    • B. 

      Glass cleaner

    • C. 

      Abrasive cleaning powder

    • D. 

      LCD cleaner

  • 12. 
    PCMCIA expansion cards need which software in order to operate? (Select all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Cardmemeber Services

    • B. 

      Card Services

    • C. 

      Modem Services

    • D. 

      Socket Services

  • 13. 
    What is the most important function of BIOS-ACPI?
    • A. 

      Bootstrap the operating system

    • B. 

      Detect system hardware

    • C. 

      Manage system power

    • D. 

      Remove unused system components

  • 14. 
    The process by which the processor slows down to conserver power is called _____________?
    • A. 

      Dropping

    • B. 

      Cooling

    • C. 

      Disengaging

    • D. 

      Throttling

  • 15. 
    The display on your laptop appears warped and fuzzy. You plug in an external monitor, and the image on it is fine. What is the most likely cause of the problem?
    • A. 

      The video card

    • B. 

      The LCD display

    • C. 

      The motherboard

    • D. 

      The video driver

  • 16. 
    Which of the following types of display has the best performance characteristics?
    • A. 

      Active matrix

    • B. 

      Passive matrix

    • C. 

      Dual matrix

    • D. 

      Quad matrix

  • 17. 
    Which of the following video standards supports 1900 x 1200 resolution at a 16:10 aspect ratio?
    • A. 

      XGA

    • B. 

      SXGA+

    • C. 

      UXGA

    • D. 

      WUXGA

  • 18. 
    Which laptop input device is a flat surface that you can draw on with you finger to control the mouse pointer?
    • A. 

      Touchpad

    • B. 

      Touchball

    • C. 

      Touchpoint

    • D. 

      Touchway

  • 19. 
    Which of the following memory types has the smallest form factor?
    • A. 

      RIMM

    • B. 

      DIMM

    • C. 

      MicroDIMM

    • D. 

      SoDIMM

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