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This quiz is to test your knowledge of the basic parts of the computer.  


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which part of the computer shows you infromation coming from the computer?

    • A.

      Keyboard

    • B.

      Mouse

    • C.

      Screen

    • D.

      Camera

    Correct Answer
    C. Screen
    Explanation
    The screen shows information coming from the computer; it is sometimes referred to as the "monitor"

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  • 2. 

    Which part of the computer is the "brains" of the computer? 

    • A.

      Keyboard

    • B.

      Monitor

    • C.

      Central processing unit

    • D.

      Hard drive

    Correct Answer
    C. Central processing unit
    Explanation
    The central processing unit is the "brains of the computer; it is also known as the "CPU"

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  • 3. 

     Which of the following is an input device?

    • A.

      Mouse

    • B.

      Keyboard

    • C.

      Microphone

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    An input device is any device that sends information or commands to the computer. Digital cameras, CD's, joysticks, headsets, and scanners are also input devices.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is an output device? 

    • A.

      Speakers

    • B.

      Printer

    • C.

      Headphone

    • D.

      Screen

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    Any device that presents information or data through sounds, pictures, video or text from a computer is an output device.

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  • 5. 

    What made this happen?  cAPITAL lETTERS

    • A.

      Shift key was not used

    • B.

      Caps Lock was down when shift was used

    • C.

      CTRL was used

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Caps Lock was down when shift was used
    Explanation
    The caps lock key was on and the shift key was pressed to enter the first letter for each word.

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  • 6. 

    Launch your browser means 

    • A.

      Open a new Word document

    • B.

      Open a web browser

    • C.

      Click start

    • D.

      Log off

    Correct Answer
    B. Open a web browser
    Explanation
    "Launch your browser" means to open a web browser application on your computer or device in order to access and browse the internet. It has nothing to do with tasks like creating a new Word document, clicking the "Start" button, or logging off your computer.

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  • 7. 

    You want to launch or open a program on the desktop.  Which of these will NOT launch the program?

    • A.

      Double-click

    • B.

      Click, press enter

    • C.

      Click

    • D.

      Right click, click open

    • E.

      All are correct

    Correct Answer
    C. Click
    Explanation
    Clicking will launch the program. The other options, such as double-clicking, pressing enter after clicking, and right-clicking and then clicking open, will also launch the program. Therefore, all options are correct and will launch the program.

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  • 8. 

    If you want to save a file you should 

    • A.

      Click x to close then click no

    • B.

      Click x to close then click yes

    • C.

      Click file save as

    • D.

      Click the floppy disk icon in the ribbon

    • E.

      B, C, and D

    Correct Answer
    E. B, C, and D
    Explanation
    B, C, and D all are ways to the first step of saving a document. B and D are quick ways to save changes made on an old document and C is recommended to save new documents are to change file names of old documents.

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  • 9. 

    What three keys are pressesd before you log in?

    • A.

      Ctrl, Alt, Delete

    • B.

      Caps,

    Correct Answer
    A. Ctrl, Alt, Delete
    Explanation
    Before logging in, the user needs to press the keys Ctrl, Alt, and Delete. This key combination is commonly used to bring up the login screen or the task manager in Windows operating systems. Pressing these keys simultaneously helps ensure the security of the login process by preventing unauthorized access or tampering with the system.

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