Computer Applications Test! Trivia Questions Quiz For 8th Grade

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The modern time and generation crave for faster execution of work. Whether it's an employee, student, doctor, banker, or any other profession, the need for computer knowledge is essential to get the job done in time. But only a few possess enough technical knowledge. This quiz has been created to test your understanding of the functions and parts of the computer. Let's engulf this knowledge and become an expert. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The application of scientific discoveries to the development and improvement of goods and services that ideally improve the life of humans and their environment. Such goods and services include materials, machinery, and processes that improve production or solve problems. In schools, technology ranges from pencils, books, and furniture to lighting, transportation, computers, and more. Most common references in schools imply computing or computer-related programs.

    • A.

      Technology

    • B.

      Operating system

    • C.

      Motherboard

    Correct Answer
    A. Technology
    Explanation
    The given answer, "technology," is the correct answer because the passage describes technology as the application of scientific discoveries to improve goods and services that enhance human life and the environment. It further explains that technology in schools can refer to a wide range of items, including computers and computer-related programs. Therefore, technology is the most appropriate term to encompass the concept described in the passage.

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  • 2. 

    A window you can open to adjust various aspects of your computer, such as the volume, fonts, desktop background, mouse speed, and clock.

    • A.

      Desktop

    • B.

      Wallpaper

    • C.

      Control panel

    Correct Answer
    C. Control panel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is control panel because a control panel is a window that allows users to adjust various aspects of their computer, such as volume, fonts, desktop background, mouse speed, and clock. It provides a centralized location for managing and customizing different settings on a computer.

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  • 3. 

    A device for storing information in a fixed location within your computer. The equivalent of a filing cabinet in an office, the hard drive is used for storing programs and documents that are not being used.

    • A.

      Hard drive

    • B.

      CD drive

    • C.

      Modem

    Correct Answer
    A. Hard drive
    Explanation
    A hard drive is a device used for storing information in a fixed location within a computer. It is comparable to a filing cabinet in an office, as it is used to store programs and documents that are not currently in use. Unlike a CD drive or modem, which have different functions, the hard drive is specifically designed for storage purposes.

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  • 4. 

    Tthe hardware that most people consider the "brain" of the computer. It takes instructions from software, makes calculations, and helps run the show!

    • A.

      PC

    • B.

      CPU

    • C.

      FAQ

    Correct Answer
    B. CPU
    Explanation
    The CPU, or central processing unit, is often referred to as the "brain" of the computer because it is responsible for executing instructions and performing calculations. It takes instructions from software and carries out the necessary operations to run the computer system. The CPU is a crucial component in a computer as it plays a key role in processing data and controlling the overall functioning of the system.

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  • 5. 

    A key on Mac keyboards only that is used to access commands through the keyboard rather than the menus.

    • A.

      Command

    • B.

      Cursor

    • C.

      Shortcut

    Correct Answer
    A. Command
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "command." On Mac keyboards, the command key is used to access commands through the keyboard rather than the menus. This key is commonly used in combination with other keys to perform various actions and shortcuts on a Mac computer.

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  • 6. 

    A tiny picture on the screen that represents a program, file or folder.

    • A.

      Monitor

    • B.

      Menu

    • C.

      Icon

    Correct Answer
    C. Icon
    Explanation
    An icon is a small visual representation that is used to represent a program, file, or folder on a computer screen. Icons are often used as shortcuts to access these items quickly and easily. They are typically small in size and are designed to be easily recognizable and distinguishable from one another. Icons are commonly used in graphical user interfaces to provide a visual representation of various functions and objects, making it easier for users to navigate and interact with their computer systems.

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  • 7. 

    • A.

      CPU

    • B.

      Motherboard

    • C.

      Modem

    Correct Answer
    B. Motherboard
  • 8. 

    • A.

      External modem

    • B.

      Speakers

    • C.

      Cd drive

    Correct Answer
    A. External modem
  • 9. 

    • A.

      Hard drive

    • B.

      Sound card

    • C.

      Memory

    Correct Answer
    C. Memory
  • 10. 

    • A.

      CPU

    • B.

      Motherboard

    • C.

      Floppy disk

    Correct Answer
    A. CPU
  • 11. 

    • A.

      Modem

    • B.

      Power supply

    • C.

      Cd drive

    Correct Answer
    B. Power supply
  • 12. 

    (red and white)

    • A.

      Video

    • B.

      Audio

    • C.

      Internet

    Correct Answer
    B. Audio
    Explanation
    The given options are "video," "audio," and "internet." Out of these options, "audio" is the only one that is associated with sound. "Video" refers to visual content, and "internet" is a network that allows access to various resources. Therefore, the correct answer is "audio" as it is the only option related to sound.

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  • 13. 

    • A.

      Wireless router

    • B.

      Modem

    • C.

      Speakers

    Correct Answer
    A. Wireless router
  • 14. 

    • A.

      Video card

    • B.

      Cd drive

    • C.

      Hard drive

    Correct Answer
    C. Hard drive
  • 15. 

    (pink jack)

    • A.

      Microphone

    • B.

      Speakers

    • C.

      Line in

    Correct Answer
    A. Microphone
  • 16. 

    • A.

      Usb plug

    • B.

      Coxial cable

    • C.

      Mouse

    Correct Answer
    A. Usb plug
  • 17. 

    • A.

      Floppy drive

    • B.

      Flash drive

    • C.

      Cd drive

    Correct Answer
    B. Flash drive

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