Basic Information Technology Quiz For All! Trivia

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Are you ready to put your tech-savvy skills to the test? Step right up and take on our exhilarating Basic Information Technology quiz! Whether you're a seasoned tech enthusiast or a curious beginner, this quiz is designed to challenge your knowledge of the digital world. From the fundamental concepts to the latest trends, this quiz covers it all. This quiz will put your understanding of information technology to the ultimate test. Challenge your friends, colleagues, or even your tech-savvy rivals to see who reigns supreme in this captivating battle of IT wits. So, grab your thinking cap, sharpen your virtual Read morepencil, and embark on a journey of discovery through the fascinating realm of Information Technology. Let the quiz begin!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

      Which of the following is hardware? 

    • A.

      Monitor

    • B.

      Program

    • C.

      Operating System

    • D.

      Microsoft Office

    Correct Answer
    A. Monitor
    Explanation
    A monitor is considered hardware because it is a physical device that is used to display visual output from a computer. It is an output device that allows users to see the information and data processed by the computer. In contrast, a program, operating system, and Microsoft Office are software applications that are not physical devices but rather programs or applications that run on a computer's hardware.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is software?

    • A.

      Keyboard

    • B.

      Microsoft Word

    • C.

      Speakers

    • D.

      Mouse

    Correct Answer
    B. Microsoft Word
    Explanation
    Microsoft Word is considered software because it is a computer program that allows users to create, edit, and save documents. It is an application software specifically designed for word-processing tasks. Unlike the other options listed (keyboard, speakers, and mouse) which are hardware devices, Microsoft Word is a software program that provides functionality and tools for text-based tasks.

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  • 3. 

    What do you call the “brain” of the computer?

    • A.

      Hard Drive

    • B.

      Central Processing Unit

    • C.

      Database

    • D.

      System Software

    Correct Answer
    B. Central Processing Unit
    Explanation
    The "brain" of the computer is called the Central Processing Unit (CPU). The CPU is responsible for executing instructions, performing calculations, and coordinating the activities of all the other hardware components in the computer. It is the most important component of the computer as it carries out all the major processing tasks and controls the overall operation of the system. The CPU consists of an arithmetic logic unit (ALU) and a control unit, which work together to process data and instructions.

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  • 4. 

    What does RAM stand for? 

    • A.

      Review Admittance Monitor

    • B.

      Review Admittance Memory

    • C.

      Random Access Memory

    • D.

      Random Access Monitor

    Correct Answer
    C. Random Access Memory
    Explanation
    RAM stands for Random Access Memory. This type of computer memory allows data to be accessed in any random order rather than sequentially. It is used to store data that is currently being used by the computer's operating system, software programs, and applications. Unlike other types of memory, RAM is volatile, meaning that its contents are lost when the computer is powered off or restarted.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is an example of an operating system?

    • A.

      Microsoft Office

    • B.

      Microsoft Word

    • C.

      Microsoft Licenses

    • D.

      Microsoft Windows

    Correct Answer
    D. Microsoft Windows
    Explanation
    Microsoft Windows is an example of an operating system. It is a software program that manages computer hardware and software resources, provides common services for computer programs, and allows users to interact with the computer. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Licenses are not operating systems but rather software programs or licenses associated with Microsoft.

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  • 6. 

    What does BIOS stand for? 

    • A.

      Basic Input/Output System

    • B.

      Basic Inbox/Outbox System

    • C.

      Between Input/Output System

    • D.

      Between Input/Output Service

    Correct Answer
    A. Basic Input/Output System
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Basic Input/Output System. BIOS stands for Basic Input/Output System. It is a firmware that is built into the computer's motherboard. It is responsible for initializing and testing the hardware components of the computer during the boot-up process. It also provides the computer with basic instructions on how to interact with the hardware devices such as the keyboard, mouse, and monitor.

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  • 7. 

    What is the function of the hard drive disk? 

    • A.

      Processing

    • B.

      Storage

    • C.

      Visual display

    • D.

      Type letters

    Correct Answer
    B. Storage
    Explanation
    The function of the hard drive disk is to store data. It is a non-volatile storage device that permanently stores and retrieves digital information. This allows users to save and access files, documents, programs, and other data on their computers. The hard drive disk is an essential component of a computer system as it provides long-term storage capacity for data that can be accessed even when the computer is turned off.

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  • 8. 

    What is another word for applications?

    • A.

      Drivers

    • B.

      Hardware

    • C.

      Peripherals

    • D.

      Programs

    Correct Answer
    D. Programs
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Programs" because applications and programs are interchangeable terms used to refer to software that performs specific tasks or functions on a computer or electronic device.

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  • 9. 

    Reducing a window until it becomes a button on the taskbar is called:

    • A.

      Maximize

    • B.

      Collapse

    • C.

      Minimize

    • D.

      Restore

    Correct Answer
    C. Minimize
    Explanation
    Minimize refers to the action of reducing a window's size until it becomes a button on the taskbar. This allows the user to temporarily hide the window while still keeping it accessible. It is a common feature in operating systems that enables multitasking and efficient use of screen space.

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  • 10. 

     "Microsoft Office" is an example of:

    • A.

      Closed-source software

    • B.

      Desktop publishing

    • C.

      A database

    • D.

      Hardware

    Correct Answer
    A. Closed-source software
    Explanation
    Microsoft Office is an example of closed-source software because it is proprietary software that is not freely available for modification or redistribution. Its source code is not accessible to the public, and only the developers have the right to modify and distribute the software. Closed-source software is typically commercial and protected by copyright, allowing the developers to control its distribution and licensing.

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Godwin Iheuwa |MS (Computer Science) |
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Godwin is a proficient Database Administrator currently employed at MTN Nigeria. He holds as MS in Computer Science from the University of Bedfordshire, where he specialized in Agile Methodologies and Database Administration. He also earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Port Harcourt. With expertise in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and SQL Server Management Studio, Godwin's knowledge and experience enhance the authority of our quizzes, ensuring accuracy and relevance in the realm of computer science.

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