Chapter 6 Motherboards Test

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Motherboard Quizzes & Trivia

This test goes along with chapter 6 from our Comptia A+ 2006 textbook.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The PCI Express bus currently comes in how many different slot sizes?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 2. 
    Where is CMOS RAM typically located?
    • A. 

      On a floppy disk

    • B. 

      On a RAM chip

    • C. 

      On a CD

    • D. 

      On external storage

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements best describes how to access the setup program stored in ROM BIOS on a new computer?
    • A. 

      Use the Start menu from from the desktop

    • B. 

      Download a program from the manufacturer's website

    • C. 

      Press a key or combination of keys during the boot process

    • D. 

      Use a boot disk

  • 4. 
    Which of the following describes a star-up password?
    • A. 

      Start-up passwords can never be disabled by using a jumper

    • B. 

      The password is changed by accessing the setup screen

    • C. 

      The password is the same as the OS password

    • D. 

      The password is different from the power-on password

  • 5. 
    True or false?A board that has many embedded components easily accepts add-on devices from other manufacturers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    True or False?The number of wires that make up the memory address lines of the bus determines how many bits can be used for a memory address.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    True or false?When one port fails, the entire motherboard must be replaced.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    True or false?A jumper is considered closed if the cover is in place.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A component on the motherboard is called an embedded or __________________ component.
    • A. 

      Hard wired

    • B. 

      On-board

    • C. 

      Included

    • D. 

      Functioning

  • 10. 
    Embedded components are almost always configured through ________________.
    • A. 

      The Task Bar

    • B. 

      The Start Menu

    • C. 

      The Control Panel

    • D. 

      CMOS Setup

  • 11. 
    A device issues a _________________, which is a command to the processor to wait for slower devices to catch up.
    • A. 

      Wait State

    • B. 

      Pause Command

    • C. 

      Halt Command

    • D. 

      Synchronized Reminder

  • 12. 
    The first expansion slots on early PC's were __________________ slots which had an 8 bit data path size and ran at 4.77 MHz.
    • A. 

      PCI

    • B. 

      PCIe

    • C. 

      ISA

    • D. 

      MCA

  • 13. 
    A bus that does NOT run in sync with the system clock is called a(n) ________________ bus.
    • A. 

      Synchronized

    • B. 

      Expansion

    • C. 

      Data

    • D. 

      Memory

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the types of cargo carried through the embedded wires that make up a bus?
    • A. 

      Electrical power

    • B. 

      Control signals

    • C. 

      Thermal compound

    • D. 

      Data

  • 15. 
    PCI uses a 32 bit or 64 bit parallel bus, ____________ uses a serial bus, which is faster than ta parallel bus because it transmits data in packets.
    • A. 

      PCIe

    • B. 

      AGP

    • C. 

      ISA

    • D. 

      PCI-X

  • 16. 
    Your video card slot should be connected to the ___________ chipset, also known as the Memory Controller Hub, because this chipset is located closer to the CPU which allows for faster throughput of data.
    • A. 

      North Bridge

    • B. 

      South Bridge

    • C. 

      I/O Controller

    • D. 

      PCIe

  • 17. 
    Many older motherboards and expansion cards and few newer ones store setup data using a ____________ switch, which has an on and an off position.
    • A. 

      Jumper

    • B. 

      CMOS Setup

    • C. 

      BIOS

    • D. 

      DIP

  • 18. 
    The process of upgrading or refreshing the firmware stored on the ROM BIOS chip is called ________________.
    • A. 

      Flashing ROM.

    • B. 

      Renewing the ROM

    • C. 

      Renewing the RAM

    • D. 

      Flashing RAM

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is most likely NOT a symptom that a motherboard or processor is failing?
    • A. 

      The system begins to boot but then powers down.

    • B. 

      The power button on the tower quits working.

    • C. 

      An error message displays during the boot.

    • D. 

      Intermittent Windows or hard drive errors occur.

  • 20. 
    True of false?A properly functioning capacitor will have a slightly bulging head with brown spots.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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