How Much Do You Know About Printers? Quiz

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In computing, a printer is a peripheral machine which makes a persistent representation of graphics or text, usually on paper. While most output is human-readable, bar code printers are an example of an expanded use for printers. The different types of printers include 3D printer, inkjet printer, laser printer, thermal printer, etc.
Take this quiz and see how much do you know about printers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What mechanism is used by most inkjet printers to push ink ontothe paper?

    • A.

      Electrostatic discharge

    • B.

      Gravity

    • C.

      Air pressure

    • D.

      Electroconductive plates

    Correct Answer
    D. Electroconductive plates
    Explanation
    Most inkjet printers use electroconductive plates to push the ink onto the
    paper.

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  • 2. 

    With a laser printer, what creates the image on the photosensitive drum?

    • A.

      Primary corona

    • B.

      Laser imaging unit

    • C.

      Transfer corona

    • D.

      Toner

    Correct Answer
    B. Laser imaging unit
    Explanation
    The laser imaging unit creates an image on the photosensitive drum.

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  • 3. 

    What is the proper order of the laser printing process?

    • A.

      Clean, charge, write, develop, transfer, and fuse

    • B.

      Charge, write, transfer, fuse, develop, and clean

    • C.

      Clean, write, develop, transfer, fuse, and charge

    • D.

      Clean, charge, write, develop, fuse, and transfer

    Correct Answer
    A. Clean, charge, write, develop, transfer, and fuse
    Explanation
    Clean, charge, write, develop, transfer, and fuse is the proper process.

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  • 4. 

    On a dot-matrix printer, what physically strikes the ribbon to forman image?

    • A.

      Electromagnets

    • B.

      Printwires

    • C.

      Character wheel

    • D.

      Print hammers

    Correct Answer
    B. Printwires
    Explanation
    Printwires physically strike the ribbon in dot-matrix printers.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these items are considered to be dot-matrix printer consumables?(Select all that apply.)

    • A.

      Drive motor

    • B.

      Paper

    • C.

      Flywheel

    • D.

      Ribbon

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Paper
    D. Ribbon
    Explanation
    Both paper and ribbons are considered dot-matrix printer consumables.

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  • 6. 

    What part must be vacuumed or replaced periodically to prevent damage as aresult of the action of the corona?

    • A.

      The rubber rollers

    • B.

      The ozone filter

    • C.

      The transfer filter

    • D.

      The cleaning blade

    Correct Answer
    B. The ozone filter
    Explanation
    The ozone filter should be periodically vacuumed or changed.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following port types commonly support printers? (Select two.)

    • A.

      Parallel

    • B.

      USB

    • C.

      Infrared

    • D.

      RS-232

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Parallel
    B. USB
    Explanation
    You’ll find almost all printers hooked up to parallel or USB ports.

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  • 8. 

    A standalone printer will print a test page just fine, but it makes gobbledygookout of your term paper. What’s probably wrong?

    • A.

      Out of toner

    • B.

      Fuser error

    • C.

      Printer interface

    • D.

      Faulty software configuration

    Correct Answer
    D. Faulty software configuration
    Explanation
    The application (software) that is trying to print is probably configured
    incorrectly

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  • 9. 

    What printing process uses heat sensitive plastic files embedded with variouscolor dyes?

    • A.

      Dye-sublimation

    • B.

      Inkjet

    • C.

      Ink-dispersion

    • D.

      Dye-dispersion

    Correct Answer
    A. Dye-sublimation
    Explanation
    Dye-sublimation printers use heat sensitive plastic files embedded with
    various color dyes.

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  • 10. 

    Which tool would help you determine why a print job didn’t print?

    • A.

      Printer driver

    • B.

      Printer setup

    • C.

      Print spooler

    • D.

      System setup

    Correct Answer
    C. Print spooler
    Explanation
    The print spooler can help you determine why a print job didn’t print.

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