What Is A Computer? And Basic Computer Maintenance

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What Is A Computer? And Basic Computer Maintenance

This test covers basic computer maintenance principles for IT Fundamentals, 9th grade course.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A computer is an electronic device that allows you to manipulate data.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Software represents any part of the computer that has a physical component.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Gaming consoles can be considered a computer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which of the following household items can be considered to be a computer?
    • A. 

      A programmable washing machine

    • B. 

      Smart TV's

    • C. 

      Smart Phone

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    What makes a laptop different from a desktop PC?
    • A. 

      :Laptops are portable

    • B. 

      Laptops have a built-in monitor

    • C. 

      Laptops have a built-in keyboard and touchpad

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    A mobile device is simply a hand-held computer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Tablet computers can do everything a desktop PC can do?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Smart phone networks today are generally available in 2G vs. 3G, 4G and LTE.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your computer?
    • A. 

      Dust inside your CPU every week

    • B. 

      Maintain a large browser history

    • C. 

      Clean your monitor with water frequently

    • D. 

      Consistently back up data found on your hard drive

  • 10. 
    You should defrag your computer monthly in order to keep it running smoothly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Uninstalling programs on your computer that you no longer use has little influence on its speed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Disk Management is used to manage the drives installed in a computer - like hard disk drives.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Computer monitors get dusty quickly because:
    • A. 

      The fan inside the CPU attracts the dust from outside

    • B. 

      they create a huge static field around them that "attracts" the dust to it

    • C. 

      Most computer monitors are black and it shows the dust quicker

    • D. 

      Air-conditioning and window fans create more dust

  • 14. 
    Dust inside your computer can slow down your computer and cause some computer components to fail.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Which of the below represent the appropriate steps to take in cleaning the inside of your computer or CPU?
    • A. 

      Create a workspace, open up the computer, spray the entire inside area with compressed air, clean up the work area and then close the computer case.

    • B. 

      Unplug the computer, open up the case, use a vacuum to clean things out quickly and then close the case before new dust can enter.

    • C. 

      Open up the computer, use a small vacuum cleaner to get all the dust out, clean up your work area and close the computer case.

    • D. 

      Unplug the computer, disconnect the LAN cable and all peripherals, open your computer, begin dusting with compressed air, clean the heatsink fan, check all inside areas, clean up the workspace and close the computer.

  • 16. 
    You should pour fluid directly onto the computer mouse when cleaning it?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    What part of the computer should you turn upside down and shake in order to release any lose particles?
  • 18. 
    What helps the hard drive to run at optimum speed?
    • A. 

      Defragmenting your computer

    • B. 

      Upgrade RAM

    • C. 

      Delete temporary files

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    Why is the CD rom drive less sensitive to damage from dust?
    • A. 

      It uses light to read the compact disk

    • B. 

      The CD-ROM drive has its read/write head exposed to the outside air.

    • C. 

      CD_ROM drives are build better than hard drives

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    What type of things can be upgraded in an older computer model to make it more efficient?
    • A. 

      Install a new hard drive

    • B. 

      Install a CD or DVD burner

    • C. 

      Add RAM

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
     A static discharge from your body when cleaning the inside of your computer canot damage or ruin your computer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Prior to doing any work inside your computer, you should get a grounding strap and wear it before attempting to clean your PC.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    110 volts can cause injury or death if you do not unplug your computer prior to cleaning it!
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Restarting your computer is the best way to unfreeze your cursor when it is frozen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    What other ways are appropriate to clean a keyboard instead of turning it upside down and shaking it?
    • A. 

      Use a can of compressed air to blow out any foreign matter.

    • B. 

      Clean the sides of the keys with a cotton swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol.

    • C. 

      Remove all the keys for through cleaning

    • D. 

      All of the above

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