Basic Computer Skills Test

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Basic Computer Skills Quizzes & Trivia

Computers are all around us and there is no way one can run away from using them. If you are not up to date with some basic computer skills then the quiz below is perfect for you give it a try and see if you may need to go for refresher classes at your free time.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When you put a CD or floppy disk in a computer in the Youth Technology Lab, you should......
    • A. 

      Copy all the contents to the desktop.

    • B. 

      Turn the volume up on the speakers so everyone can hear.

    • C. 

      Scan the contents before you open any files to make sure that it doesn't contain any viruses.

  • 2. 
    What kinds of things can you do on the YTL system?
    • A. 

      Download file-sharing software including MP3’s and videos.

    • B. 

      Put a picture of your favorite wrestler on the desktop and change the password on the computer.

    • C. 

      Edit digital photography, make my own video clips, and create webpages.

  • 3. 
    Because YTL systems are U.S. government property, I realize that:
    • A. 

      I agree to be watched or monitored, for lawful purposes.

    • B. 

      I know that I am responsible for any wrong doing while I’m logged on, including being subject to criminal prosecution.

    • C. 

      I understand that practically anyone can post information on the Internet, so I have to be particularly cautious about believing and using the information I find online.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 4. 
    My friends and I like to try out new technology and like to use different operating systems than what is used in the YTL. While in the lab, I should:
    • A. 

      Bring my favorite operating system in on CD and adjust the system to my preferences.

    • B. 

      Connect my USB drive to the system and copy or install files that I want to use.

    • C. 

      Realize that because the YTL is a government system with certain limitations, I must first talk to the Program Lead before adding or deleting hardware or software to/from the system.

    • D. 

      Connect my PDA or phone to the system to listen to music or look at pictures/video I may have on those devices.

  • 5. 
    Before I can use the YTL system, I must:
    • A. 

      Tell my friends which chat room to go to so we can chat.

    • B. 

      Know somebody with a password.

    • C. 

      Complete the sign sheet telling what time and which computer I am using.

  • 6. 
    When describing a computer what are some input devices?
    • A. 

      19 inch plasma monitor and Harmon Kardon speakers.

    • B. 

      HP 4600 laser printer.

    • C. 

      Keyboard, mouse, scanner.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 7. 
    Computers are made of many parts and the CPU could be compared to the human:
    • A. 

      Nervous system

    • B. 

      Liver

    • C. 

      Heart

    • D. 

      Brain

  • 8. 
    In comparing units of information, which amount below is the largest?
    • A. 

      1400 bytes

    • B. 

      1 megabyte

    • C. 

      10000 bits

    • D. 

      1400 Kilobytes

  • 9. 
    Once the computer is turned off, the information stored in this memory is gone. Which one is it?
    • A. 

      DVD-ROM

    • B. 

      CD-R/RW

    • C. 

      ROM

    • D. 

      RAM