Trivia Quiz On CompTIA A+ Hardware And Troubleshooting!

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This quiz has been made to see whether you are completely prepared for the real exam. This practice test will help you pass by familiarizing you with the material and the ensuring that you know the structure of the CompTIA+ Essentials Hardware Test. Time yourself to 90 minutes to get a feel of the pressures of the real exam. The practice test is designed to reflect the final exam. So, let's try out this challenging quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the primary input device of a computer?
    • A. 

      Printer

    • B. 

      Monitor

    • C. 

      Keyboard

    • D. 

      CPU

  • 2. 
    The following item includes information such as physical data, toxicity, health effects, first aid, storage, disposal, and spill procedures for a chemical substance:
    • A. 

      Chemical Cleaner

    • B. 

      Chemical Sheet

    • C. 

      MSDS

    • D. 

      Cleaner Sheet

  • 3. 
    What is the name of a pointing device used to move a pointer on the screen and to make selections?
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Printer

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Mouse

  • 4. 
    The following tool can be of great help to discover and report computer errors and conflicts at POST:
    • A. 

      POST diagnostic card

    • B. 

      LED expansion card

    • C. 

      Extractor

    • D. 

      Chip diagnostic card

  • 5. 
    What is the name of the visual device that displays the primary output of the computer?
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Keyboard

    • D. 

      Modem

  • 6. 
    The following type of plan can help prevent failures and reduce repair costs and downtime:
    • A. 

      Disaster recovery plan

    • B. 

      PC failure plan

    • C. 

      Network failure plan

    • D. 

      Preventive maintenance plan

  • 7. 
    What is the name of the device that produces output on paper, often called hard cop
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Printer

  • 8. 
    The following is one of the items that you always need to back up from your computer:
    • A. 

      Installed applications

    • B. 

      Visited Web pages

    • C. 

      Email address list

    • D. 

      Pirated software

  • 9. 
    What other type of printer is popular today besides ink-jet, laser, solid ink and dot matrix?
    • A. 

      Ergonomic

    • B. 

      Optic

    • C. 

      Thermal

    • D. 

      Sound

  • 10. 
    When you first set up a computer, you need to start the following to help with future maintenance and troubleshooting:
    • A. 

      Recovery CD

    • B. 

      Recovery DVD

    • C. 

      Setup CD

    • D. 

      Record Book

  • 11. 
    What is the name of a device that is not installed directly on the motherboard?
    • A. 

      Integrated Circuit

    • B. 

      Microchip

    • C. 

      Embedded Circuit

    • D. 

      Peripheral Device

  • 12. 
    The following can damage your computer:
    • A. 

      Tar from cigarettes

    • B. 

      Keyboard cover

    • C. 

      Disabling the ability to write to the boot sector of the hard drive

    • D. 

      Keeping private data encrypted

  • 13. 
    What is the name of the port to an external home theater audio system, providing digital output and best signal quality?
    • A. 

      Serial port

    • B. 

      USB port

    • C. 

      S/PDIF port (a.k.a. Sony/ Phillips Digital Interface)

    • D. 

      Parallel port

  • 14. 
    How often should you make sure air vents on a PC are clear?
    • A. 

      Monthly

    • B. 

      Yearly

    • C. 

      Every two years

    • D. 

      Once every five years

  • 15. 
    What is the name of the port provided by some older motherboards that transmits data serially?
    • A. 

      Parallel port

    • B. 

      Serial port

    • C. 

      S/PDIF

    • D. 

      LAN Antenna port

  • 16. 
    How often should you perform backups on your system?
    • A. 

      Two times a year

    • B. 

      Yearly

    • C. 

      Monthly

    • D. 

      At least weekly

  • 17. 
    What is the name of the temporary storage that the processor uses to temporarily hold both data and instructions while it is processing them?
    • A. 

      Secondary Storage

    • B. 

      Memory

    • C. 

      CMOS

    • D. 

      BIOS

  • 18. 
    How often should you clean printers from dust and bits of paper?
    • A. 

      At least monthly

    • B. 

      Every six months

    • C. 

      Yearly

    • D. 

      Every two years

  • 19. 
    What is the name of the device that provide primary storage?
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      ROM

    • C. 

      CMOS

    • D. 

      BIOS

  • 20. 
    How can you define a sealed case conatining platters or disks that rotate at high speed?
    • A. 

      Hard Drive

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      Volatile drive

    • D. 

      ROM

  • 21. 
    The following is a general guideline when preparing to ship a computer:
    • A. 

      Keep the humidity guideline when preparing

    • B. 

      Keep temperature level high inside the box

    • C. 

      Back up the hard drive

    • D. 

      Keep the temperature level very low inside the box

  • 22. 
    Which type of connector on a motherboard can support one or two EIDE devices?
    • A. 

      Serial ATA

    • B. 

      RIMM

    • C. 

      SIMM

    • D. 

      Parallel ATA

  • 23. 
    The following is true when shipping a computer:
    • A. 

      Ship a notebook with the power turned on

    • B. 

      Remove any removable disks from the drives

    • C. 

      Keep humidity level high

    • D. 

      Keep the computer in a warm environment before shipping it.

  • 24. 
    What is the internal technology that most hard drives use today?
    • A. 

      DIMM

    • B. 

      IDE

    • C. 

      CMOS

    • D. 

      SIMM

  • 25. 
    Which standard allows for more than four drives installed in a system and applies only to hard drives, not to other drives?
    • A. 

      EIDE

    • B. 

      Parallel ATA

    • C. 

      Serial ATA

    • D. 

      IDE