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  • 1. 
    _____________ is the set of instructions processed by the central processing chip in the computer.
    • A. 

      Software

    • B. 

      Firmware

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      ROM

  • 2. 
    What does SCSI stand for? 
    • A. 

      Small Computer Systems Interface

    • B. 

      Small Computing System Interface

    • C. 

      Small Computing Serial Interface

    • D. 

      Silly Computers Sucker Idiots

  • 3. 
    What are two ways that devices gain the attention of the CPU in order to do their work?
    • A. 

      Voting

    • B. 

      Spooling

    • C. 

      Polling

    • D. 

      Interrupt

  • 4. 
    Synchronous memory is ________________________________, but asynchronous memory is not.
    • A. 

      Calibrated at startup

    • B. 

      Held in virtual memory

    • C. 

      Refreshed hundreds of times per second

    • D. 

      Tied to the system clock

  • 5. 
    Regarding USB devices, how many can you connect to the bus?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      127

    • C. 

      256

    • D. 

      11

  • 6. 
    What drive interface is sometimes called the AT Attachment, or ATA interface?
    • A. 

      PCI

    • B. 

      IDE

    • C. 

      SCSI

    • D. 

      Ultra SCSI

  • 7. 
    Why don't devices use IRQ 2?
    • A. 

      It is always used as a primary COMM port

    • B. 

      Higher IRQs are cascaded there

    • C. 

      Acts as a default placeholder for new hardware found by the system

    • D. 

      Reserved for system clock

  • 8. 
    True/False.  SIMM must be installed in pairs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Volatile memory _______________ its contents when it loses its power.
  • 10. 
    Parity is a scheme that enables ____________________.
    • A. 

      Error detection

    • B. 

      For memory transfer operations

    • C. 

      L2 cache

    • D. 

      Msconfig

  • 11. 
    WiMAX has a range of up to ____________.
    • A. 

      100 yards

    • B. 

      100 meters

    • C. 

      21 miles

    • D. 

      31 miles

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    True/False  An IP address is made up of 4 bits separated by periods.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    True/False.  CMOS memory is non-volatile.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    True/False.  Emergency Repair Disks are not bootable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Can you delete files in MS-DOS?
    • A. 

      Always

    • B. 

      Never

    • C. 

      Yes, but only if you have not changed files on the hard disk.

    • D. 

      Yes, but only if you have not created new files on the hard disk.

    • E. 

      C & d

  • 16. 
    Registry files are what type of files?
    • A. 

      Text

    • B. 

      ASCII

    • C. 

      Binary

  • 17. 
    In addition to MS-DOS, what is another way to delete temporary files?
    • A. 

      Internet tools

    • B. 

      Device manager

    • C. 

      Windows Explorer

    • D. 

      Both b & c

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    True/False.  Standard VGA drivers are loaded in Safe Mode.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    129.64.85.1 is an example of a Class ____ IP address.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 20. 
    True/False.  The page-separator processor receives the print job from the print processor and always add a separator page.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    True/False.  MAC addresses function at the lowest (Data Link) networking level.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Where can you view, disable and enable services that run at startup?
    • A. 

      Device manager

    • B. 

      Windows Explorer

    • C. 

      Msconfig

    • D. 

      Regedit32

    • E. 

      A & c

  • 23. 
    True/False.  The Windows print process can be broken down into four major processes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    What is the purpose of  del drive:path\*.tmp?
    • A. 

      Sends files to the temp folder

    • B. 

      Deletes all .tmp files in path

    • C. 

      Undeletes .tmp files

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    Repeating horizontal or vertical black marks on the page are probably caused by
    • A. 

      Dirty rollers

    • B. 

      Scratched drum

    • C. 

      Low toner

    • D. 

      B & c

    • E. 

      A & b

  • 26. 
    Event viewer is available in
    • A. 

      Windows 98

    • B. 

      Windows Me

    • C. 

      Windows 2000 Professional

    • D. 

      Windows XP Home

    • E. 

      Windows XP Professional

  • 27. 
    How many pins are there in a floppy disk cable?
    • A. 

      34

    • B. 

      40

    • C. 

      68

    • D. 

      80

  • 28. 
    Which file system format should you have on a drive if the computer boots to both Windows XP and Windows 98?
    • A. 

      FAT

    • B. 

      FAT16

    • C. 

      FAT32

    • D. 

      NTFS

  • 29. 
    Which of the following are connectors for fiber optic cables?
    • A. 

      RJ 11

    • B. 

      MT-RJ

    • C. 

      ST

    • D. 

      BNC

    • E. 

      SC

  • 30. 
    The first step in hard drive preparation is to _______________ the drive.
    • A. 

      Partition

    • B. 

      Scan

    • C. 

      Format

    • D. 

      Defragment

  • 31. 
    Which of the following is not a valid Windows startup mode?
    • A. 

      Last known good configuration

    • B. 

      DOS safe mode

    • C. 

      Safe mode

    • D. 

      Start Windows normally

    • E. 

      All are valid startup modes

  • 32. 
    True/False. USB 2.0 is a peer-to-peer bus in which every device is an intelligent component--devices work together to negotiate access to th e bus and handle data transfers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    What is the loopback test that verifies that TCP/IP is working on a computer?
    • A. 

      255.255.0.0

    • B. 

      192.0.0.1

    • C. 

      127.0.0.1

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 34. 
    To trace the route to Google's Web server type ___________________ at the command prompt.
    • A. 

      Trace\www.google.com

    • B. 

      Trace route\www.google.com

    • C. 

      Tracer www.google.com

    • D. 

      Tracert www.google.com

    • E. 

      B & d

  • 35. 
    What are safety concerns with regard to working on a laser printer?
    • A. 

      Heat from the fuser assembly

    • B. 

      Toner

    • C. 

      High voltage

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      A, b, & c

  • 36. 
    After Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA) became a standard, what is the maximum number of heads supported by a hard disk drive?
    • A. 

      128

    • B. 

      256

    • C. 

      512

  • 37. 
    How many hosts can you have on a Class A network?
    • A. 

      254

    • B. 

      256

    • C. 

      16,577,214

    • D. 

      16,777,214

  • 38. 
    True/False. POP (Post Office Protocol) is used to send e-mail to an e-mail server and SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol is used to receive e-mail from an e-mail server.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    The computer's system state includes:
    • A. 

      Registry

    • B. 

      Boot files

    • C. 

      COM+ class registration database

    • D. 

      IIS metadirectory

    • E. 

      Windows File Protection system files