Barister PC Aptitude Test

31 Questions | Total Attempts: 223

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Aptitude Quizzes & Trivia

This test is to ensure that you are knowledgeable before allowing you to accept service calls from Barrister Global Services.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The contents of these chips are lost when the computer is switched off?
    • A. 

      ROM chip

    • B. 

      RAM chip

    • C. 

      DRAM chip

  • 2. 
    Which bus carries information between processors and peripherals?
    • A. 

      Data Bus

    • B. 

      Auto Bus

    • C. 

      Address Bus

  • 3. 
    When describing a CPU, what does "45 nm" refer to?
    • A. 

      The energy wavelength that powers it

    • B. 

      The manufacturing process used to produce it

    • C. 

      The thickness of the silicon that the processor came from

    • D. 

      The factory in New Mexico where the processor was made

  • 4. 
    What is the bus clock speed of PC8500 DDR2 SDRAM?
    • A. 

      8500 Mhz

    • B. 

      300 Mhz

    • C. 

      533 Mhz

    • D. 

      1000 Hz

    • E. 

      1066 Mhz

  • 5. 
    What type of cable, at a minimum, must be used for Gigabit ethernet?
    • A. 

      Cat 3

    • B. 

      Cat 4e

    • C. 

      Cat 5

    • D. 

      Cat 6.5a

  • 6. 
    How many pins does a PCIe power connector have?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      245

    • E. 

      6

  • 7. 
    What is the advantage of using LCD monitors instead of CRT monitors?
    • A. 

      Takes up less space

    • B. 

      Lighter

    • C. 

      Less power consumption

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is most likely to interfere with a home wireless netowrk (WLAN)?
    • A. 

      TV Remote

    • B. 

      Cordless Phone

    • C. 

      Walkie Talkies

    • D. 

      Microwave

  • 9. 
    What do the data send/receive lights on a cable or dsl modem indicate?
    • A. 

      The reception and distribution to and from your ISP

    • B. 

      The reception and distribution to the nearest tower

    • C. 

      How much data is being transmitted to your computer

  • 10. 
    Terms like SLI and CrossFire refer to which computer component?
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      Video Card

    • C. 

      Memory

    • D. 

      CPU

    • E. 

      Keyboard

  • 11. 
    What does ACPI stand for?
    • A. 

      Advanced Configuration and Power Interface

    • B. 

      Alternate Control Processing Interface

    • C. 

      Anti Control Power Interface

  • 12. 
    What is bareboning a system?
    • A. 

      Removing all components and cabling to the minimum of which a computer can be tested for functionality

    • B. 

      Opening the computer case and removing components that may cause damage to the other components

    • C. 

      Removing the CD drive and the hard Drive so the unit errors out

  • 13. 
    What does RAM stand for?
    • A. 

      Random Access Memory

    • B. 

      Ramdom Accelerator Module

    • C. 

      Random Access Module

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    The power supply supplies power to the drives, certain expansion cards and _________?
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      Memory

    • C. 

      Motherboard

    • D. 

      BIOS

  • 15. 
    Most motherboards have how many IDE connectors?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      None

  • 16. 
    The BIOS is used to do what?
    • A. 

      Transfer data between the motherboard and the drives

    • B. 

      Allow the PC's components to communicate

    • C. 

      Set the time of your PC

    • D. 

      Set up the computers hardware

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    The AGP expansion slot connects AGP video cards to what?
    • A. 

      Modem

    • B. 

      Motherboard

    • C. 

      Memory

    • D. 

      GPU

  • 18. 
    Both sides of the DIMM are connected together at each contact point on both sides of the module.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Motherboards with integrated audio, or sound, do not need a sound card.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    You are installing a second hard disk in the computer, what should you set the jumper to?
    • A. 

      ID 0

    • B. 

      ID 7

    • C. 

      Master

    • D. 

      Slave

  • 21. 
    Which users on a Windows XP computer have the right to load device drivers?
    • A. 

      All Users

    • B. 

      Administrators

    • C. 

      Guest

    • D. 

      Power Users

  • 22. 
    Device settings, such as IRQ's, can be modified through which tools? (Choose all that apply)
    • A. 

      Device manager

    • B. 

      Resource manager

    • C. 

      Device Control Panel (such as the network control panel)

    • D. 

      Desktop

  • 23. 
    What does ESD stand for?
    • A. 

      Electronic Static Discharge

    • B. 

      Electro Static Disruptance

    • C. 

      Electric Synthetic Distribution

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    The computer constantly prompts for the date and time. What does this indicate?
    • A. 

      The date and time are wrong

    • B. 

      The time has fallen back by one hour

    • C. 

      The battery on the motherboard has lost its charge

    • D. 

      The time has jumped ahead by one hour

  • 25. 
    What components can be tested by BIOS self tests? (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Memory

    • B. 

      Graphic Card

    • C. 

      Hard Drive

    • D. 

      CD Drive

    • E. 

      CPU

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