3C051 : Computer Systems Operations Test! Trivia Quiz

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3C051 : Computer Systems Operations Test! Trivia Quiz

What are computer systems operations? A computer structure is a basic, complete, and functional computer, including all the hardware and software required to make it practical for any user. It should have the ability to receive user input, process data, and create information for future storage and input. Try taking this quiz and see what you know about computer systems operations.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the first job the basic input-output system (BIOS) does at start-up?
    • A. 

      Run memory byte count.

    • B. 

      Test for parity errors.

    • C. 

      Load instructions to random access memory (RAM)

    • D. 

      Run the power-on self-test (POST)

  • 2. 
    Which original component was very susceptible to damage from electrostatic discharge?
    • A. 

      Read only memory (ROM)

    • B. 

      Basic input output system (BIOS)

    • C. 

      Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS)

    • D. 

      Electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM)

  • 3. 
    Which component uses a lithium battery to maintain computer settings when power is removed?
    • A. 

      Read-only memory (ROM)

    • B. 

      Basic input output system (BIOS)

    • C. 

      Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS)

    • D. 

      Electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM)

  • 4. 
    What is considered as nonvolatile permanent memory?
    • A. 

      Read-only memory (ROM)

    • B. 

      Basic input output system (BIOS)

    • C. 

      Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS)

    • D. 

      Electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM)

  • 5. 
    What is a form of firmware that contains the computer's startup instructions?
    • A. 

      Basic input output system (BIOS)

    • B. 

      Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS)

    • C. 

      Cache

    • D. 

      Electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM)

  • 6. 
    What static RAM (SRAM) uses special applications in a CPU?
    • A. 

      Basic input output system (BIOS).

    • B. 

      Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS)

    • C. 

      Cache

    • D. 

      Electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM)

  • 7. 
    On most modern computers, which has two or three levels of memory?
    • A. 

      Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS)

    • B. 

      Cache

    • C. 

      Double Data Random Access Memory (DDRAM)

    • D. 

      Electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM)

  • 8. 
    Actively sampling the status of an external device by a client program is known as
    • A. 

      Polling

    • B. 

      Signaling

    • C. 

      Processing

    • D. 

      Multitasking

  • 9. 
    What is defined as an asynchronous signal from a computer hardware device indicating the need for attention from a CPU or synchronous event?
    • A. 

      Cache

    • B. 

      Buffer

    • C. 

      Interface

    • D. 

      Interrupt

  • 10. 
    What interrupt request (IRQ) line number is normally used for the floppy disk controller?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      8

  • 11. 
    Which term describes that data is whole or complete?
    • A. 

      Driver

    • B. 

      Parity Bit

    • C. 

      Data Integrity

    • D. 

      Error correction

  • 12. 
    What is considered as a technique or method of checking data integrity?
    • A. 

      Asynchronous

    • B. 

      Parity Bit

    • C. 

      Interrupt

    • D. 

      Fault

  • 13. 
    Which is a very simple example of an error-detecting code?
    • A. 

      Interrupt

    • B. 

      Parity Bit

    • C. 

      Asynchronous

    • D. 

      Data integrity

  • 14. 
    What component initializes communication with all hardware devices and sends a message if a keyboard or mouse is not found?
    • A. 

      Read only Memory (ROM)

    • B. 

      Basic input output system (BIOS)

    • C. 

      Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS)

    • D. 

      Electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM)

  • 15. 
    Which is a small, low-level program used by the computer operating system to interact with hardware devices?
    • A. 

      Basic Input Output System (BIOS)

    • B. 

      Driver

    • C. 

      Parity

    • D. 

      Interrupt

  • 16. 
    What is the sudden and momentary electric current that flows between two objects at different electrical potentials?
    • A. 

      Voltage

    • B. 

      Amperage

    • C. 

      Conductivity

    • D. 

      Electrostatic discharge

  • 17. 
    Static electricity remains intact until it is
    • A. 

      Absorbed

    • B. 

      Dissolved

    • C. 

      Discharged

    • D. 

      Neutralized

  • 18. 
    Under what class of electrostatic discharge (ESD) would an item fall if it was sensitive to 900 volts? 
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      IV

  • 19. 
    Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) items sensitive to more than 4,000 but less than 15,000 volts fall into a category.
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      IV

  • 20. 
    What measure would you take to prevent the buildup of static electricity?
    • A. 

      Ground the electrostatic discharge sensitive (ESDS) device

    • B. 

      Check the relative humidity level

    • C. 

      Disconnect the circuit from the device

    • D. 

      Turn the power switch to the off position

  • 21. 
    What is the first step you must stake when either installing or removing an electrostatic discharge sensitive (ESDS) device?
    • A. 

      Ground the ESDS device

    • B. 

      Check the relative humidity level

    • C. 

      Disconnect the circuit from the device

    • D. 

      Turn the power switch to the off position

  • 22. 
    The process of collecting and analyzing data to determine the cause of an operational failure and how to prevent it from recurring is called
    • A. 

      Fault isolation

    • B. 

      Event Isolation

    • C. 

      Process Investigation

    • D. 

      Analytical consideration

  • 23. 
    In which troubleshooting step would you determine which conditions are present?
    • A. 

      Define the problem

    • B. 

      Isolate the problem

    • C. 

      Resolve the problem

    • D. 

      Confirm the resolution

  • 24. 
    In which troubleshooting step would you confirm a dilemma exists?
    • A. 

      Define the problem

    • B. 

      Isolate the problem

    • C. 

      Resolve the problem

    • D. 

      Confirm the resolution

  • 25. 
    In which troubleshooting step would you identify likely causes and eliminate unlikely causes?
    • A. 

      Define the problem

    • B. 

      Isolate the problem

    • C. 

      Resolve the problem

    • D. 

      Confirm the resolution

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