A+ Essentials Chapter 2

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The Visible PC

In this chapter, you will learn how to

• Describe how the PC works
• Identify the essential tools of the trade and avoid electrostatic discharge
• Identify the different connectors on a typical PC system unit
• Identify the major internal and external components of a PC


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the essential tool for computer techs?

    • A.

      File

    • B.

      Phillips-head screwdriver

    • C.

      Pliers

    • D.

      Flat-head screwdriver

    Correct Answer
    B. Phillips-head screwdriver
    Explanation
    A Phillips-head screwdriver is the essential tool for computer techs.

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  • 2. 

    What sort of connector does a typical network card have?

    • A.

      DB-9

    • B.

      Mini-DIN

    • C.

      RJ-11

    • D.

      RJ-45

    Correct Answer
    D. RJ-45
    Explanation
    A typical network card sports an RJ-45 port.

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  • 3. 

    Modern keyboards connect to which of the following ports? (Select all thatapply.)

    • A.

      DIN

    • B.

      FireWire

    • C.

      Mini-DIN

    • D.

      USB

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Mini-DIN
    D. USB
    Explanation
    Modern keyboards connect to either mini-DIN or USB ports.

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  • 4. 

    What do you plug into a three-row, 15-pin port?

    • A.

      Joystick

    • B.

      Keyboard

    • C.

      Monitor

    • D.

      Mouse

    Correct Answer
    C. Monitor
    Explanation
    You plug a monitor into a three-row, 15-pin port.

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  • 5. 

    What connector was designed to connect your PC to a high-end television set?

    • A.

      DB-HD

    • B.

      DVI

    • C.

      HDMI

    • D.

      VGA

    Correct Answer
    C. HDMI
    Explanation
    HDMI was designed to connect your PC to a high-end television set.

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  • 6. 

    What connector was designed to connect your PC to a high-end audio system?

    • A.

      DB-HA

    • B.

      DVI

    • C.

      Mini-audio

    • D.

      S/PDIF

    Correct Answer
    D. S/PDIF
    Explanation
    S/PDIF was designed to connect your PC to a high-end audio system.

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