Trivia Quiz On CompTIA A+ Certification Practice Exam 220-601

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This quiz covers the topic related to hardware and software of Windows 98 and Windows XP. This practice test will help you pass by familiarizing you with the material and the ensuring that you know the structure of the CompTIA A+ Certification Test. The practice test is designed to reflect the final exam. So, let's try out this hardest quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following are SCSI types that allow for 16 devices, including the adapter, to be connected on a single shared cable?
    • A. 

      Ultra Wide SCSI

    • B. 

      Fast SCSI

    • C. 

      Ultra SCSI

    • D. 

      Fast Wide SCSI

    • E. 

      ULTRA 2 SCSI

  • 2. 
    Identify the form factor of the following motherboard
    • A. 

      BTX

    • B. 

      AT

    • C. 

      NLX

    • D. 

      ATX

  • 3. 
    A female DB-15 socket with three rows of five sockets is used for ______.
    • A. 

      An EGA/CGA video port

    • B. 

      A network transceiver portm

    • C. 

      A VGA/SVGA video adapter

    • D. 

      A joystick por

  • 4. 
    A female DB-25 connector is commonly used for which of the following applications?
    • A. 

      A parallel cable

    • B. 

      A SCSI connector

    • C. 

      A parallel port

    • D. 

      An EGA/CGA video port

    • E. 

      VGA/SVGA video adapter

  • 5. 
    When installing a new CPU, what is applied directly to the CPU?
    • A. 

      Cooling liquid

    • B. 

      Thermal compound

    • C. 

      A heat sink

    • D. 

      A fan

  • 6. 
    Which of the following troubleshooting steps usually takes place after you have talked to the user experiencing the problem?
    • A. 

      Gathering information on the issue

    • B. 

      Talking to the user experiencing the problemðŸ@

    • C. 

      Isolating possible causes of the issue

    • D. 

      Eliminating possibilitiestm

    • E. 

      Document your findings and solutions

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is the FIRST thing you should check when a new IDE hard drive is not recognized?
    • A. 

      The BIOS

    • B. 

      The cabling

    • C. 

      The jumper settings

    • D. 

      The drive

  • 8. 
    Which of the following should be included when performing preventive maintenance of hardware? (Select TWO.)
    • A. 

      Checking environmental conditions

    • B. 

      Ensuring hardware compatibility

    • C. 

      Replacing cables

    • D. 

      Checking for visual defects

  • 9. 
    When cleaning a monitor it is recommended that you apply cleaning solution to ______.
    • A. 

      A soft brush

    • B. 

      A lint-free cloth

    • C. 

      A damp sponge

    • D. 

      The display screen

  • 10. 
    Which of the following memory module form factors are commonly used for laptops?
    • A. 

      Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMMs

    • B. 

      Small Outline DIMMs (SODIMMs)

    • C. 

      Single Inline Memory Modules (SIMMs)

    • D. 

      Rambus Inline Memory Modules (RIMMs)

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Type I

    • B. 

      Type II

    • C. 

      Type III

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    The correct connection method for an internal laptop hard disk drive would be which of the following?
    • A. 

      SCSI

    • B. 

      PATA

    • C. 

      IEEE 1394

    • D. 

      Firewire

  • 13. 
    What is a main difference between the processor on a laptop and on a desktop?
    • A. 

      Power consumption and heat production

    • B. 

      Mobility and clock speed

    • C. 

      L2 Cache and clock speed

    • D. 

      Power consumption and front side bus speed

    • E. 

      L2 Cache and front side bus speed

  • 14. 
    Which of the following laptop or notebook pointing devices looks like an opto-mechanical mouse turned upside down?
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Trackball

    • C. 

      Touch Screen

    • D. 

      Drawing Tablet

  • 15. 
    Where would you enable Hibernation on a Windows XP laptop?
    • A. 

      In Screen Savers

    • B. 

      In the system BIOS

    • C. 

      In Power Management

    • D. 

      In Power Schemes

  • 16. 
    Which of the following types of batteries has the shortest battery life?
    • A. 

      Nickel metal-hydride (NiMH

    • B. 

      Nickel cadmium (NiCD)

    • C. 

      Nickel-lithium (Ni-Li)

    • D. 

      Lithium-ion (Li-Ion)

  • 17. 
    You attach a printer to a four port unpowered USB hub that is connected to a notebook. However, you cannot print to the printer. What is the cause of this problem?
    • A. 

      The printer drivers are not installed properly.

    • B. 

      The printer has no USB cable.

    • C. 

      The printer cartridge needs to be purged.

    • D. 

      The portable printer requires more power than is available through the USB hub

  • 18. 
    A customer reports that his laptop can no longer print to the printer, after relocating a Wireless IrDA (Infrared data association) printer. Explain by choosing from the following what the MOST likely cause of this problem would be.
    • A. 

      The printer is more than one meter (3 feet) from the laptop

    • B. 

      The printer driver has not been set up.

    • C. 

      The laptop needs to be rebooted

    • D. 

      The printer needs to be installed

  • 19. 
    You have a notebook with a single Type II connection. You purchase a multi-function PCMCIA card that is approximately a centimeter thick and uses a Type II connection or greater However, the PCMCIA card does not fit into Type II slot on the notebook. Why?
    • A. 

      Old Pentium class notebooks only support single function PCMCIA cards.

    • B. 

      The notebook must have a parallel port

    • C. 

      The card requires either a dual Type II or a single Type III slot

    • D. 

      This card requires Slot 1 (SC242

  • 20. 
    To remove dust from inside a laptop, which of the options below should the technician use? (Select TWO.)
    • A. 

      Alcohol swabs

    • B. 

      Compressed air

    • C. 

      Gently blow the dust out

    • D. 

      Vacuum the dust out of the system

  • 21. 
    You just completed a hardware upgrade of a Windows 95 home computer, and now you have to upgrade the operating system. Which of the following is the operating system you would recommend? (Select all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Windows NT Workstation

    • B. 

      Windows 98

    • C. 

      Windows ME

    • D. 

      Windows 2000

  • 22. 
    What is the process called when you are assigning part or all of the drive for use by the computer?
    • A. 

      Formatting

    • B. 

      Modification

    • C. 

      Partitioning

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    You need to make a startup disk from a Windows 95/98 system. What should you do?
    • A. 

      At the DOS prompt, copy the system files to a floppy disk.

    • B. 

      In the Add/Remove Programs icon is a tab called Startup Disk, click the tab

    • C. 

      In the Add/Remove Programs icon is a tab called Windows Setup, click the tab

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    Which of the following do NOT support FAT32?
    • A. 

      Windows 98

    • B. 

      Windows 95

    • C. 

      Windows 2000

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 25. 
    Of the following system files, which is needed to boot your Windows 98 system properly? (Select all that apply.)
    • A. 

      IO.SYS

    • B. 

      AUTOEXEC.BAT

    • C. 

      WIN.COM

    • D. 

      COMMAND.COM

    • E. 

      MSDOS.SYS