A+ Essentials Test Prep Quiz

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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