A Quiz Testing Your General Knowledge Of Computer Hardware

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A Quiz Testing Your General Knowledge Of Computer Hardware

Computer hardware is all the physical components that are used to give instructions to the computer. The computer should not be able to work correctly without some of the parts. Below is a quiz testing general knowledge of computer hardware for a 7-8th grader to help them meet the AZ technology standards. Give it a shot, and good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The instructions that tell the computer what to do and how to do it:
    • A. 

      Software

    • B. 

      Hardware

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Printer

    • E. 

      Monitor

  • 2. 
    The heart (and brains) of the computer is the:
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      ROM

    • C. 

      Motherboard

    • D. 

      CPU

    • E. 

      Hard drive

  • 3. 
    When keyboarding, all of the following are examples of good posture, EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Eyes on the monitor

    • B. 

      Fingers on "home row"

    • C. 

      Feet on the floor

    • D. 

      Back straight

    • E. 

      Elbows on the table

  • 4. 
    RAM stand for:
    • A. 

      Really Awesome Monkeys

    • B. 

      Rotten Apple Money

    • C. 

      Random Access Memory

    • D. 

      Rugs And Mud

    • E. 

      Raspberry And Mayonaise

  • 5. 
    When you save a file, it is permanently saved on the:
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      Monitor

    • C. 

      Hard drive

    • D. 

      RAM

    • E. 

      Keyboard

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Mouse, keyboard, monitor

    • B. 

      Mouse, keyboard, scanner

    • C. 

      Mouse, printer, CPU

    • D. 

      Mouse, scanner, printer

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Jumpdrive, floppy disk or memory card

    • B. 

      Hard drive or mp3 player

    • C. 

      Floppy disk or hard drive

    • D. 

      Camera phone or hard drive

  • 8. 
    Behavior when using the computer that conforms to accepted standards of conduct:
    • A. 

      Uniform Use Agreement

    • B. 

      All Use Agreement

    • C. 

      Acceptable Use Agreement

    • D. 

      Computer Use Agreement