Ch 2 Computer Hardware & Software

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Computer Software Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The CPU is a single chip called a microprocessor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The more RAM a computer has, the faster it can process data.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Data are stored permanently in RAM.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Speakers allow you to save audio right to your hard drive.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A GUI allows users to select words, symbols, or graphics from a desktop.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The major difference between a LAN and a WAN is the size of area that the network covers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Dial-up connections transmit data at a faster rate than broadband connections.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which of these is not a part of a computer system?
    • A. 

      Hardware

    • B. 

      Internet

    • C. 

      Software

    • D. 

      User

    • E. 

      Data

  • 9. 
    The "brain" of the computer is the _____________________.
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Hard drive

    • C. 

      User

    • D. 

      CPU

  • 10. 
    The computer stores data it is processing in ____________________.
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      GUI

    • C. 

      GB

    • D. 

      CRT

    • E. 

      IBM

  • 11. 
    Which of these is not an input device?
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Keyboard

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Scanner

    • E. 

      Microphone

  • 12. 
    Which of these is not an output device?
    • A. 

      Microphone

    • B. 

      Monitor

    • C. 

      Printer

    • D. 

      Speaker

  • 13. 
    What capacity of storage can a flash drive have?
    • A. 

      8 GB

    • B. 

      100 MB

    • C. 

      1 Byte

    • D. 

      1.44 MB

    • E. 

      None of the others

  • 14. 
    Which of these is not a type of application software?
    • A. 

      Web browser

    • B. 

      GUI

    • C. 

      Spreadsheet

    • D. 

      E-mail

  • 15. 
    What are the two most common operating systems?
    • A. 

      Unix; Linux

    • B. 

      Macintosh OS; Linux

    • C. 

      Microsoft Windows; Macintosh OS

    • D. 

      Unix; Microsoft Windows

  • 16. 
    What connects computers in a single location to other computers at that location?
    • A. 

      GUI

    • B. 

      LAN

    • C. 

      WAN

    • D. 

      Dial-up connection

  • 17. 
    A _____________ is a hardware component that enables a computer to send and receive signals through telephone lines.
    • A. 

      Server

    • B. 

      Client

    • C. 

      Modem

    • D. 

      NIC

  • 18. 
    What special hardware device is used to join two or more LANs?
    • A. 

      Router

    • B. 

      NIC

    • C. 

      WAN

    • D. 

      Modem

  • 19. 
    A_______________ is the main folder that contains all of the site's other files and folders.
    • A. 

      Sub folder

    • B. 

      Path folder

    • C. 

      Web site folder

    • D. 

      Root folder

  • 20. 
    Which of these internet connects is the slowest?
    • A. 

      Cable

    • B. 

      Dial-up

    • C. 

      DSL

    • D. 

      ISDN

  • 21. 
    What does RAM stand for?
  • 22. 
    What does CPU stand for