Hardest Trivia Quiz On CompTIA A+ Essentials!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A CPU can operate in how many different modes and use which of the following instruction sets?
    • A. 

      3 (RISC, EPIC, CISC)

    • B. 

      2 (RISC, EPIC)

    • C. 

      4 (Throttling, Hyperthreading, MMX, Pipelining)

    • D. 

      3 (Throttling, Hyperthreading, Pipelining)

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    LC and ST are what type of connectors?
    • A. 

      IEEE1394

    • B. 

      IEEE1284

    • C. 

      RS-232

    • D. 

      Fiber-Optic

    • E. 

      S/PDIF

  • 3. 
    Which UTP can support speeds of 10 Gbps?
    • A. 

      Cat 4

    • B. 

      Cat 5e

    • C. 

      Cat 6

    • D. 

      Fiber-optic

    • E. 

      Type 3

  • 4. 
    Generally what speeds/bus size does Mini-PCI support?
    • A. 

      33MHz/66MHz 32-bits

    • B. 

      33MHz/66MHz 64-bits

    • C. 

      66MHz/133MHz 32-bits

    • D. 

      33MHz 32/64-bits

    • E. 

      33 MHz 32-bits

  • 5. 
    Firewire running at 400 Mbps uses what IEEE designation?
    • A. 

      802.11

    • B. 

      RS-232

    • C. 

      1284

    • D. 

      1394a

    • E. 

      1394b

  • 6. 
    A customers pet monkey is throwing around your computer parts and generally making a mess, you should:
    • A. 

      Chastise the monkey

    • B. 

      Leave immediately

    • C. 

      Call your supervisor

    • D. 

      Try to work as best as you can

    • E. 

      Request the monkey be leashed and put in a separate room

  • 7. 
    What type of power connectors do most modern day power supplies come with?
    • A. 

      ATX, Molex, Mini, Sata

    • B. 

      P1, Molex, Mini, Sata, Pata

    • C. 

      Molex, Mini, P1, AUX

    • D. 

      Molex, Pata, P1, P4

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 8. 
    You overhear a colleague mentioning that they may have to download "new definitions" on the corporate systems. What is he talking about?
    • A. 

      Updating the Registry

    • B. 

      Downloading high priority microsoft updates

    • C. 

      Software firewall updates

    • D. 

      Anti-virus updates

    • E. 

      Updating drivers

  • 9. 
    A PCIe Lane runs at which speed?
    • A. 

      1.5 Gbps

    • B. 

      2.0 Gbps

    • C. 

      2.5 Gbps

    • D. 

      3.0 Gbps

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    This type of RAM is primary used for cacheing on CPUs and is very expensive. What type of RAM is it?
    • A. 

      DDR3

    • B. 

      FPM

    • C. 

      RDRAM

    • D. 

      SRAM

    • E. 

      DRAM

  • 11. 
    When using the IEEE 1284 Standard which mode has the fastest transfer rate?
    • A. 

      Nibble

    • B. 

      Mode

    • C. 

      ECP

    • D. 

      EPP

    • E. 

      SPP

  • 12. 
    How many IDE controllers do most modern day motherboards that support ATA/ATAPI drives come with?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      0 (IDE no longer comes with modern day drives)

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      3

  • 13. 
    The PCMCIA standard defines two levels of software drivers to support PC Cards. What are they? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      CardBus

    • B. 

      Card Services

    • C. 

      Bus Services

    • D. 

      PCMCIA

    • E. 

      Socket Services

  • 14. 
    A DDR2 running at a DDR-2 speed of 667 MHz has what clock speed?
    • A. 

      133 MHz

    • B. 

      100 MHz

    • C. 

      166 MHz

    • D. 

      200 MHz

    • E. 

      250 MHz

  • 15. 
    On a motherboard using an Intel CPU, what are the names of the different parts of the chipset?
    • A. 

      North Bridge, I/O Controller Hub

    • B. 

      South Bridge, North Bridge

    • C. 

      MMC controller hub, South Bridge

    • D. 

      Memory Controller Hub, I/O Controller Hub

    • E. 

      Super I/O, North Bridge

  • 16. 
    NTFS by default supports HDD of what size?
    • A. 

      16 exabytes

    • B. 

      2 exabytes

    • C. 

      16 petabytes

    • D. 

      2 terabytes

    • E. 

      8 zettabytes

  • 17. 
    If you are using a jumper setting called cable select on two hard drives on the same IDE controller... what determines the order of which is master/slave?
    • A. 

      It is determined by the jumper settings made on the hard drives.

    • B. 

      Attach either drive to either connector. It shouldn't matter.

    • C. 

      Put the master on the end of the cable and the slave in the middle connection.

    • D. 

      Put the master in the middle connector and the slave on the end.

    • E. 

      Set the jumper settings on both drives as master.

  • 18. 
    What is the upper limit for most CPUs in terms of memory utilization if the CPU is running at 32-bits?
    • A. 

      3GB

    • B. 

      2GB

    • C. 

      5GB

    • D. 

      4GB

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    Firewire running at 800 Mbps uses what IEEE designation?
    • A. 

      802.11

    • B. 

      RS-232

    • C. 

      1284

    • D. 

      1394a

    • E. 

      1394b

  • 20. 
    Irda works at what distance and at what speeds?
    • A. 

      3 meters at 3 Mbps

    • B. 

      3 feet at 2 Mbps

    • C. 

      10 meters at 4 Mbps

    • D. 

      100 meters at under 1 Mbps

    • E. 

      1 meter at 4 Mbps

  • 21. 
    Which connector type can carry both audio and video?
    • A. 

      DVI-A

    • B. 

      DVI-D

    • C. 

      DVI-I

    • D. 

      S-Video

    • E. 

      HDMI

  • 22. 
    In windows 2000 how would you edit the registry?
    • A. 

      /Start/Settings/Run/Cmd/regedit.exe

    • B. 

      /Start/Run/Cmd/regedit.exe

    • C. 

      /Start/Settings/Run/Cmd/regedt32.exe

    • D. 

      /Start/Run/Cmd/regedit32.exe

    • E. 

      /Programs/Accessories/command prompt/regedt32.exe

  • 23. 
    What comes to mind when you hear that a laptop is modular?
    • A. 

      RAM, CPUs, Optical Drives

    • B. 

      Docking Station, Port Replicator

    • C. 

      RAM, CPUs, Optical Drives, HDD

    • D. 

      So-Dimms, Docking Station, Port Replicator

    • E. 

      Docking Station

  • 24. 
    In terms of battery technology. Which is the oldest to the newest. Know your batteries. It might rear its ugly head on the test.
    • A. 

      Li-Ion, Ni-Cd, Ni-MH

    • B. 

      Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Li-Ion

    • C. 

      Ni-MH, Ni-Cd, Li-Ion

    • D. 

      Ni-MH, Li-Ion, Ni-Cd

    • E. 

      Ni-Cd, Li-Ion, Ni-MH

  • 25. 
    Which power management option allows use of soft-power?
    • A. 

      SMM

    • B. 

      APM

    • C. 

      ACPI

    • D. 

      APM Softpower

    • E. 

      APM enabled

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