A+ Hardware Chapter 1 Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is another name for the motherboard?
    • A. 

      System board

    • B. 

      Secondary board

    • C. 

      CPU board

    • D. 

      Tertiary board

  • 2. 
    What is a device that is NOT installed directly on the motherboard called?
    • A. 

      USB

    • B. 

      Expansion slot

    • C. 

      Peripheral device

    • D. 

      Primary device

  • 3. 
    A ____________ is a group of microchips on the motherboard that control the flow of data and instructions to and from the processor, providing careful timing of activities.
    • A. 

      System clock

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      Crystal

    • D. 

      Chipset

  • 4. 
    What type of storage is primary storage?
    • A. 

      Temporary

    • B. 

      Permanent

  • 5. 
    What is the most common type of RAM seen in today's computers?
    • A. 

      SIMM

    • B. 

      DIMM

    • C. 

      RIMM

    • D. 

      ROM

  • 6. 
    Is the information stored in the RAM lost when the computer is turned off?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 7. 
    Which type of memory is known as nonvolatile memory?
    • A. 

      ROM

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      Primary storage

    • D. 

      SODIMM

  • 8. 
    A hard drive is an example of what type of storage?
    • A. 

      Secondary

    • B. 

      Tertiary

    • C. 

      Primary

    • D. 

      Hard

  • 9. 
    Circuits or paths that enable data, instructions, and power to move from component to component on the board are sometimes called ___________.
    • A. 

      Wires

    • B. 

      Lines

    • C. 

      Roads

    • D. 

      Traces

  • 10. 
    The main bus on the motherboard that communicates with the CPU, memory, and the chipset goes by several names.  Which one of the following is NOT one of the names for this bus?
    • A. 

      System bus

    • B. 

      Front side bus

    • C. 

      Internal bus

    • D. 

      Host bus

  • 11. 
    The system of pathways used for communication and the protocol and methods used for transmission are collectively called which of the following?
    • A. 

      Bus

    • B. 

      Wires

    • C. 

      Data bus

    • D. 

      Train

  • 12. 
    This power supply does not generate electricity but converts and reduces it to a voltage that the computer can handle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Very basic instructions are stored on the motherboard—just enough to start the computer, use some simple hardware devices, and search for an operating system stored on a storage device such as a hard drive or CD.  These data and instructions are stored on special ROM (read-only memory) chips on the board and are called ______________?
    • A. 

      BIOS

    • B. 

      CMOS

    • C. 

      ROM

    • D. 

      RAMM

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is considered to be software?
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      Memory chips

    • C. 

      Microsoft Word

    • D. 

      Mouse

  • 15. 
    Although we often refer to the speed of the CPU and the motherboard bus, talking about the ________________ of these devices is more accurate, because the term “speed” implies a continuous flow, while the term ______________ implies a digital or binary flow: on and off, on and off. *Both blanks will be filled with the same word.
    • A. 

      Hertz

    • B. 

      Velocity

    • C. 

      Acceleration

    • D. 

      Frequency

  • 16. 
    Data and instructions are stored in a computer in binary form, which uses only two states for data—on and off, or 1 and 0—which are called ______________. 
    • A. 

      Bits

    • B. 

      Bytes

    • C. 

      Hertz

    • D. 

      Gigs

  • 17. 
    Software embedded into hardware is often referred to as ______________ because of its hybrid nature.
    • A. 

      Embedware

    • B. 

      Firmware

    • C. 

      Software/hardware

    • D. 

      Hybridware

  • 18. 
    Two objects are circled, and enlarged, on the motherboard pictured below.  What are these two objects called?
    • A. 

      Bridges

    • B. 

      CMOS batteries

    • C. 

      CPUs

    • D. 

      Chipsets

  • 19. 
    What is the arrow in the picture pointing to?
    • A. 

      Power connector on the motherboard

    • B. 

      IDE connector on the motherboard

    • C. 

      PCI slot on the motherboard

    • D. 

      A CPU socket

  • 20. 
    A feature of both the BIOS and the OS is _________________, a standard designed to make the installation of new hardware devices easier.
    • A. 

      BIOS installation

    • B. 

      Plug and play

    • C. 

      Accessibility

    • D. 

      Firmware

  • 21. 
    The Windows System Tray contains quick launch icons.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    From the Windows desktop, you can launch programs from the Start menu, a shortcut icon on the desktop, the Run dialog box, Windows Explorer, or My Computer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The Control Panel in Windows would be most similar to ______________on a Mac.
    • A. 

      Finder

    • B. 

      System Preferences

    • C. 

      Properties

  • 24. 
    Which one of the following is NOT a type of software?
    • A. 

      BIOS (firmware)

    • B. 

      Device drivers

    • C. 

      Operating systems

    • D. 

      Device Manager

  • 25. 
    Mac OS X provides superior Plug and Play capabilities and better support for multitasking.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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