Take The Ultimate Advanced Computer Quiz!

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Take The Ultimate Advanced Computer Quiz!

Computers have been evolving in makeup and design ever since they were first introduced. Most people nowadays are expected to have at least basic knowledge of how to use one. How conversant are you with the basic components of a computer? Take up the quiz below and get to test your understanding of advanced computers and their components. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Let's start with an easy one. What does CPU stand for?
    • A. 

      Computer Processing Unit

    • B. 

      Central Peripheral Unit

    • C. 

      Central Processing Unit

    • D. 

      Computer Processing User

  • 2. 
    Who invented the Graphical User Interface (GUI)?
    • A. 

      Microsoft

    • B. 

      Apple

    • C. 

      Bell Labs

    • D. 

      Xerox

    • E. 

      HP

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Whoever you ordered it from lied to you.

    • B. 

      Formatting tables and free space.

    • C. 

      The hard drive is defective.

    • D. 

      You incorrectly formatted the hard drive with an older formatting standard.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Power Supply

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      Hard Drive

    • D. 

      CPU

    • E. 

      Motherboard

  • 5. 
    What is the transfer rate of a standard USB 2.0 Device?
    • A. 

      100 Mbit/s

    • B. 

      480 Mbit/s

    • C. 

      1 Gbit/s

    • D. 

      250 Mbit/s

  • 6. 
    While we're on the subject of USB, who invented it?
    • A. 

      Microsoft

    • B. 

      Apple

    • C. 

      AMD

    • D. 

      Samsung

    • E. 

      Intel

  • 7. 
    QPI and HyperTransport have all but replaced this in current hardware, but what used to be the single most important factor in overall system speed?
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      Memory

    • C. 

      Front Side Bus (FSB)

    • D. 

      Video Card

    • E. 

      Hard Drive

  • 8. 
    What does BIOS stand for?
    • A. 

      Basic Input Output System

    • B. 

      Byte Integration Operations System

    • C. 

      Basic Interconnect Operating System

  • 9. 
    Who invented the x86 standard?
    • A. 

      IBM

    • B. 

      AMD

    • C. 

      VIA

    • D. 

      Cyrix

    • E. 

      Intel

  • 10. 
    More importantly, when did the first x86 CPU come out?
    • A. 

      1982

    • B. 

      1978

    • C. 

      1990

    • D. 

      1974

  • 11. 
    What does the x stand for in AGP 8x?
    • A. 

      Times the FSB Speed

    • B. 

      Times the CPU Speed

    • C. 

      Times PCI Speed

    • D. 

      Times Graphics Speed

  • 12. 
    Your computer suddenly shuts off and doesn't turn on after repeated attempts.  What is the most likely cause?
    • A. 

      CPU fried

    • B. 

      Hard Drive crashed

    • C. 

      CD-ROM fried

    • D. 

      Power Supply blown

    • E. 

      Motherboard fried

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Smaller

    • B. 

      Near zero access times

    • C. 

      No Moving Parts

    • D. 

      Ruggedness

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    True or False: CPU Frequency (Mhz, Ghz) is the most important factor in overall CPU speed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False