A+ Essentials Test Quiz -2

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A+ is an entry-level computer certification for PC computer service technicians and as such one is expected to have effectively coved the essentials. Test yourself on what you remember about the essential by taking the quiz below. All the best and do share the quiz with your !


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  • 1. 
    Which of the following are scsi types that allow for 16 devices, including the adapter, to be connected on a sigle shared cable?
    • A. 

      Ultra wide scsi

    • B. 

      Fast scsi

    • C. 

      Ultra scsi

    • D. 

      Fast wide scsi

    • E. 

      Ultra 2 scsi

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is the scsi I.D number generally recommended for the CD-Rom?
    • A. 

      ID 0

    • B. 

      ID 5

    • C. 

      ID 2

    • D. 

      ID 3

  • 3. 
    What do you call the part of a CD-ROM drive's head assembly that moves across the disk to read it?
    • A. 

      Read/write Actuator

    • B. 

      The mechanical frame

    • C. 

      The head actuator

    • D. 

      The dis spindle

  • 4. 
    Identify the form factor of the following motherboard
    • A. 

      Btx

    • B. 

      At

    • C. 

      Nlx

    • D. 

      Atx

  • 5. 
    The new technician wants to know which of the following has a transfer rate 40 MBps and a maximum cable lengh of 12 meters. How will you reply?
    • A. 

      Scsi 2

    • B. 

      Ultra 2 scsi

    • C. 

      Ultra wide scsi

    • D. 

      Fast scsi

    • E. 

      Ultra scsi

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      The processor, memory, and expansion slots are all in line with each other on a "baby" at motherboard, whereas the ATX motherboard has the processor and memory slots at the right angles to the expansion cards.

    • C. 

      The ATX motherboard allows for the installation of more than two full-length expansion cards, whereas the "baby" AT allows for only one or two.

    • D. 

      None

    • E. 

      None

  • 7. 
    What is clock speed of the AGPx8 expansion slot?
    • A. 

      66 MHz

    • B. 

      133 MHz

    • C. 

      266 MHz

    • D. 

      533 MHz

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      You know

    • B. 

      None

    • C. 

      None

    • D. 

      None

    • E. 

      None

  • 9. 
    Which of the following components on the motherboard usually house the IDE connectors?
    • A. 

      PCI bus

    • B. 

      North Bridge

    • C. 

      ISA Bus

    • D. 

      South Bridge

  • 10. 
    Where would you insert the CPU
    • A. 

      You know which one

    • B. 

      None

    • C. 

      None

    • D. 

      None

    • E. 

      None

  • 11. 
    When a technician upgrades firmware on a motherboard he has to_______
    • A. 

      Flash the Bios

    • B. 

      Replace the CMOS chip

    • C. 

      Replace the Bios

    • D. 

      Reset the CMOS

  • 12. 
    In which of the following is the output from a power supply rated?
    • A. 

      Voltage

    • B. 

      Watts

    • C. 

      Hertz

    • D. 

      Ohms

  • 13. 
    When connecting the power cable of an " AT " power supply to the mother board, which two wire on the power connectors ( P8/P9) should be together?
    • A. 

      The green wires

    • B. 

      The white wires

    • C. 

      The black wires

    • D. 

      The brown wires

  • 14. 
    Which of the following sockets are used for a 3.4 GHz Pentium 4 processor?
    • A. 

      Socket 423

    • B. 

      Socket 462

    • C. 

      Socket 478

    • D. 

      Socket 754

    • E. 

      Socket A

  • 15. 
    The new technician wants to know which memory module types are a specialization of DDR SDRAM and Synchronous Graphics RAM ( SGRAM). How will you reply?
    • A. 

      EDO DRAM

    • B. 

      VRAM

    • C. 

      Standard ( FPM) DRAM

    • D. 

      SGRAM

  • 16. 
    Which of the follow RAM modules required 8 ns DRAM chips and was capable of operating at 125MHz?
    • A. 

      PC66

    • B. 

      PC100

    • C. 

      PC133

    • D. 

      PC800

  • 17. 
    Which two of the following describes the number of pins normally associated with dual inline memory modules(DIMMS)?  select two...
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      72

    • C. 

      144

    • D. 

      168

    • E. 

      184

  • 18. 
    Which of the following memory modules must be installed in pairs?
    • A. 

      72 pins SIMMs

    • B. 

      168 pin DIMMs

    • C. 

      184 pin DIMMs

    • D. 

      184 pin RIMMs

  • 19. 
    What is the bandwidth supported by a RIMM module?
    • A. 

      8 bits

    • B. 

      16 bits

    • C. 

      32 bits

    • D. 

      64 bits

  • 20. 
    Which of the following has 184 pins and is 16 bits wide?
    • A. 

      SIMMs

    • B. 

      DIMMs

    • C. 

      RIMMs

    • D. 

      SODIMMs

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is the S-Video connectors?
    • A. 

      A.....Yellow

    • B. 

      B.....Purple

    • C. 

      C.....Green

    • D. 

      D.....gray ( small )

    • E. 

      E.....Gray (large)

  • 22. 
    A female DB-15 socket with three rows of five sockets is used for______
    • A. 

      An EGA/CGA video port

    • B. 

      A network transceiver port

    • C. 

      A VGA/SVGA video adapter

    • D. 

      A joystick port

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is the VGA monitor connector?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 24. 
    From the following display types take up the lease space on the desk?
    • A. 

      Terminal

    • B. 

      LCD

    • C. 

      CRT

    • D. 

      LED

  • 25. 
    After completing the installation of your internal and external SCSI devices that connects to an Adapted AHA-1542s SCSI adapter, you find that none of the devices works. Which of the following should you do first to try and fix the problem?
    • A. 

      Disconnect all devices and start over

    • B. 

      Remove the adapter and replace with a new one

    • C. 

      Change the SCSI ID's

    • D. 

      Enable termination on the adapter

  • 26. 
    Which of the following computer standard supports a data transfer rate of 400 Mbps and up to 63 devices?
    • A. 

      USB 1.1

    • B. 

      USB 2.0

    • C. 

      IEEE 1394

    • D. 

      Ultra SCSI 2

  • 27. 
    Which of the following is the color-code used for the keyboard Port on a new PC that uses a mini-Din 6 Connector?
    • A. 

      Pink

    • B. 

      Blue

    • C. 

      Green

    • D. 

      Purple

  • 28. 
    Which of the following connectors are used for serial ports? ( select all that apply)
    • A. 

      A female DB-9

    • B. 

      A male DB-25

    • C. 

      A female DB-15

    • D. 

      A male DB-9

    • E. 

      A female DB-25

  • 29. 
    A female DB-25 connectors is commonly used for which of the following applications?
    • A. 

      A parallel cable

    • B. 

      A SCSI connector

    • C. 

      A parallel port

    • D. 

      An EGA/CGA video port

    • E. 

      A VBA/SVGA video adapter

  • 30. 
    The new technician wants to know which of the following could be used for connecting a mouse to the computer. how will you reply?  select three
    • A. 

      6 pin MINI Din connector plug

    • B. 

      DIN 5 connector plug

    • C. 

      DB 9 to 25 pin adapter

    • D. 

      DIN 9 connector plug

  • 31. 
    The new technician wants to know what is the color code used for the mouse port on a new PC that uses a mini DIN 6 Connector.
    • A. 

      Pink

    • B. 

      Blue

    • C. 

      Green

    • D. 

      Purple

  • 32. 
    Which of the following is a serial port connector?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 33. 
    Which of the following is a RS  232  connector?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 34. 
    Which of the following is a parallel port connector?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 35. 
    Which of the following is used to connect a game controller, such as a joystick?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 36. 
    Which of the following would you attach an " AT " Keyboard?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 37. 
    Which of the following would you attach a PS/2 keyboard?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 38. 
    Which of the following are keyboard connectors?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 39. 
    Which of the following would you attach a PS/2  mouse?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 40. 
    Which of the following a serial port on an Apple Macintosh computer?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 41. 
    Which of the following could you attach a mouse on an IBM PC?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 42. 
    When installing a new CPU, what is applied directly to the CPU?
    • A. 

      Cooling liquid

    • B. 

      Thermal compound

    • C. 

      A Heat Sink

    • D. 

      A Fan

  • 43. 
    While installing an IDE device, you find that the cable to connect the IDE device is not keyed. which of the following should you do?
    • A. 

      Locate the red stripe on the cable, and connect the device with the red stripe lining up to pin #1

    • B. 

      Attach cable any way that fits

    • C. 

      If there is also no red stripe, Locate the blue stripe on the cable, and connect the device with the blue stipe lining up to pin # 1

    • D. 

      Purchase a new cable

  • 44. 
    Which of the following is a task that you have to perform when installing SCSI devices?
    • A. 

      Set the jumpers for master/slave

    • B. 

      Perfomr a low - level format the SCSI drive

    • C. 

      Assign each SCSI device a unique ID number

    • D. 

      Set the drive type in the CMOS setup

  • 45. 
    Which of the following gives the porper sequence for installing master and slave IDE drives?
    • A. 

      Mount the drive in the carrier, connect the cable to the drive, install the drive in the computer, and configure the drive

    • B. 

      Mount the drives in the carrier, connect the 40-pin cable to the drives, set the drive at the end of the cable to master, set the drive in the middle to the cable to slave, install the drives in the computer, and configure the drives.

    • C. 

      Mount the drive in the carrier, connect the master drive after the twist in the cable, connect the slave drive before the twist in the cable, install the drives in the computer, and configure the drives.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 46. 
    Which of the following determines the master or slave in a system that supports two IDE devices?
    • A. 

      A twist in the cable

    • B. 

      Which device was installed first

    • C. 

      The jumper settings

    • D. 

      The BIOS

  • 47. 
    A second hard disk drive which was recently installed on a computer is not being recognized by the system.All the cables and jumper settings are in order. what can the technician do to locate the cause of this problem?
    • A. 

      Verify that the hard disk drive has been formatted

    • B. 

      Update or repair the MBR

    • C. 

      Verify that the hard disk drive has an active partition

    • D. 

      Verify that the BIOS has been configured to detect a second hard disk drive

  • 48. 
    You want to setup dual monitors on a laptop. you right click on Windows Desktop, select Display Properties and select the Settings tab. What should you do next?
    • A. 

      Select Detect Monitors

    • B. 

      Select the Second Display and check Extend the Desktop

    • C. 

      Set the Resolutions and color Depths

    • D. 

      Select Dual View

  • 49. 
    A technician upgrades the video drivers on a Windows XP computer. Now the computer will not boot up properly. What should the technician do first?
    • A. 

      Revert to the Las Known Good Configuration

    • B. 

      Run the Recovery Console.

    • C. 

      Start the computer in Safe Mode and Roll Back the driver

    • D. 

      Re-install the operating system.