A+: Motherboard And Motherboard Components Reveiw Quiz

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A+: Motherboard And Motherboard Components Reveiw Quiz

A review quiz over the motherboard components(Ch3) and the motherboard using the first half of chapter 3 in the IT Support Essentials curriculum.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Brad has decided to disassemble his computer system in an attempt to diagnosis a continuing power problem.  Which of the following would not be a recommended procedure for Brad to follow.
    • A. 

      Standing on an antistatic mat

    • B. 

      Working with a non-magnetized screwdriver

    • C. 

      Wearing an ESD strap while the computer is on

    • D. 

      Working on a bare uncarpeted floor

  • 2. 
    ESD cannot harm a computer system due to its overall low voltage level.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Motherboards are all equal in design and features
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    RAM is universial from motherboard to motherboard
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Betty recently received an order for a custom computer at her computer shop located in Glasgow, KY.  Betty uses an inventory checklist each time she assembles or disassembles a PC.  Which of the following statements best describe why inventory checklists are used where computers are built or repaired?
    • A. 

      The checklist allows for a total price to be determined by a computer technician

    • B. 

      The checklist assists the technician in accounting for all computer parts that may have been removed or are going to be installed within a computer system.

    • C. 

      The checklist documents each and every move that a technician makes while working on a computer and allows the person to review the process of installation or disassembly after the process has been completed.

    • D. 

      The American Association of Computer Manufactures requires the checklist so that all computers have the correct parts installed.

  • 6. 
    After looking at numerous computer cases for his custom PC, Brett has decided on a case with a 600-watt power supply.  Why should consumers and computer builders both be concerned about the wattage of a power supply.
    • A. 

      Each powered component of a computer system pulls from the power supply. If the supply does not have enough watts to supply power to all components then the system will no function correctly.

    • B. 

      The wattage should be matched with the national power standards as in the United states all power supplies should be kept under 200 watts, while in Europe all power supplies must be under 300 watts.

    • C. 

      If a power supply has to much power then devices will not function correctly because they will receive to much power.

    • D. 

      The lower the wattage the better the power supply will perform with high end computer systems such as gaming PC’s or programming PC’s.

  • 7. 
    Eddie was amazed at all of the options available concerning the CPU selection for his new PC.  Which of the following statements is true concerning the CPU?
    • A. 

      CPU’S are interchangeable on a motherboard

    • B. 

      CPU’s only interact with the DIMM and PCI slots on a motherboard

    • C. 

      CPU’s must match up with the socket type on a motherboard

    • D. 

      CPU’s within the Pentium 2 family of processors use socket 7 on the motherboard for installation

  • 8. 
    There is only one socket type within the various motherboards produced today.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    ESD straps should be removed when removing a power sully.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Power supplies are sometimes included with a purchase computer case
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The CPU heat sink allows heat to escape from the CPU and cool air to be pushed towards the CPU.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    As Ken was taking a close look at the small writing on his motherboard he noticed some writing beside a plastic piece that read, “DIMM 1”.  DIMM 1 could be best described as
    • A. 

      A port used to allow advanced graphic cards to be installed on the motherboard

    • B. 

      A module used for memory on a motherboard

    • C. 

      A port used to expand the processing power of the CPU

    • D. 

      A module used to install extra cards in a motherboard for expansion purposes.

  • 13. 
    Mattie has been asked to summarize the installation of the CPU within a new motherboard.  Which of the following would be the correct first steps for Mattie to follow so that she can install the CPU correctly?
    • A. 

      Check the pins on the CPU to ensure they are straight and then with light pressure press the CPU chip into the ZIF socket on the motherboard

    • B. 

      Open the leaver on the ZIF socket and then slide the CPU into the uncovered area on the motherboard. Once centered close the leaver to attach the CPU.

    • C. 

      Using a set of pliers grab the CPU in the corner next to pin 1 and then place the CPU over the ZIF socket before opening the leaver for installation.

    • D. 

      Check the pins on the CPU to ensure they are straight and then locate pin 1 on the chip so that the CPU can be inserted in the correct position.

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is an example of volitile memory?
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      ROM

    • C. 

      CPU

    • D. 

      BIOS

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is not a reason that memory is important to a computer system.
    • A. 

      Memory allows open programs a place to be stored

    • B. 

      Memory stores web pages that are currently acessed by the user

    • C. 

      Memory allows faster access to open games and other programs if storage space is present

    • D. 

      Memory allows for perament storage to occur within the computer system

  • 16. 
    Which of the following could be found on a motherbaord
    • A. 

      ZIF Socket

    • B. 

      Battery

    • C. 

      BIOS

    • D. 

      PCI Slot

    • E. 

      USB Port

    • F. 

      Monitor

    • G. 

      AGP Slot

    • H. 

      CD Drive

    • I. 

      Hard Drive

    • J. 

      Power Connector

  • 17. 
    Which of the following would help reduce the chance of ESD while working on a computer system?
    • A. 

      Use wrist straps when working on computer parts, except when working on monitors

    • B. 

      Keeping the humity below 30%

    • C. 

      Wearing wool gloves

    • D. 

      Touch unpainted grounded metal parts of the computer frequently to lower the static energy of the body.

    • E. 

      Keping the carpet clean and free of metal chairs or metal objects

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is not a component that one 100% need to have when building a custom PC from scratch?
    • A. 

      Motherboard

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      Sound Card

    • D. 

      CPU

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