Computer Applications And Parts Quiz! Trivia

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Do you know anything about computer applications? Do you assume you can pass this quiz? Some application software examples include Microsoft Office applications, business software’s accounting software’s medical software, educational software’s and computer gaming software. Many of the software is available on the computer upon purchase, but others you come across are optional. Taking this quiz will help you look at how much you realize about computer applications.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Jim is in the process of typing a five-page research paper.  The keyboard Jim is using represents what type of main computer component?
    • A. 

      Output device

    • B. 

      Systems Unit

    • C. 

      Storage

    • D. 

      Input Device

  • 2. 
    Compare the following statements and select the one statement that correctly identifies the particular computer system and its specific qualities.
    • A. 

      The ENIAC computer was a computer used by the military. The military used the ENIAC to help soldiers calculate artillery distance. The primary advantage of the ENIAC was its very small and mobile size.

    • B. 

      THE ABC computer was a three-year development by John Anastoff and Clifford Berry. The ABC computer was a large machine that allowed people to communicate across great distances.

    • C. 

      The Altair 8800 was a computer developed by MITS. The Altair was the first personal computer that was sold to the public. The Altair had no monitor, keyboard, or disk storage.

    • D. 

      The Enhanced PC developed by Stephen Jobs and Bill Gates was a major change in the computer world. The enhanced first PC had a keyboard, mouse, monitor, and disk storage. The Apple computer company manufactured the enhanced PC.

  • 3. 
    A computer is a complex machine made up of many parts.  Some of the parts can even be compared to the human body.  Select the computer part below that is correctly classified with a true human body connection.
    • A. 

      Mouse – The computer keyboard is identical to the feet used by humans. We must use the mouse just like our feet to move things around on our computer.

    • B. 

      CPU- The CPU inside of a computer is identical to the human brain. The CPU processes instructions just like the human brain.

    • C. 

      Monitor- The monitor is identical to our eyes. The monitor is an auxiliary storage location for facts and figures that we see.

    • D. 

      Motherboard – The motherboard is like our entire body. The motherboard is a complex input device that connects everything together.

  • 4. 
    Sara is typing her final English paper and accidentally unplugs her mouse.
    • A. 

      Sara will have to plug her mouse back in, restart her computer, and retype her entire paper.

    • B. 

      Sara will have to install a new input device that will allow her to make new movements within her computer.

    • C. 

      Sara will need to call technical assistance, which will instruct her to unplug her keyboard and try the mouse in that port.

    • D. 

      Sara will be able to perform all operations because the mouse is not a required input device and keyboard commands can be utilized for all operations.

  • 5. 
    Jenny is working at her computer typing up a sales request.  After striking each key the appropriate letter displays on her screen and after typing for some time Jenny saves her work.  Classify the above operations into the correct cycle listed below?
    • A. 

      Input/Output

    • B. 

      Main Components

    • C. 

      Information Processing

    • D. 

      Data Flow

  • 6. 
    Tom wishes to play numerous games on his computer.  The only problem is that each time Tom tries to play a game his computer gets really slow and doesn’t perform very well.  Identify the component that is needed to allow more programs to be stored while they are open.
    • A. 

      Graphics Card

    • B. 

      ROM

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      Hard Drive

  • 7. 
    Alex walks into Best Buy and looks at the new computer systems.  The system has a 19” flat panel monitor, 300gb Hard Drive, a Canon Printer, and an Intel processor.  The above features could be classified into which of the following groups.
    • A. 

      Four Essential Gaming Components of a PC

    • B. 

      Four Main Components of a Computer

    • C. 

      Standard Computer Facts

    • D. 

      Required Specifications To Sell a Computer

  • 8. 
    Sam removed several components from his computer system.  After cleaning and replacing several of the components Sam placed everything back into his machine.  After trying to power on his machine Sam realized that no processing was occurring.  According to the information above what device did Sam leave out?
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      Hard Drive

    • C. 

      CD/RW

    • D. 

      CPU

  • 9. 
    Which of the following statements relate to the early computers that were developed starting with the ABC.
    • A. 

      Lightweight

    • B. 

      Being able to store large amounts of data for an extended time period

    • C. 

      Performing calculations such as adding, subtracting and multiplying

    • D. 

      Being commonly found in most American homes

  • 10. 
    What is the purpose of the computers Hard Drive?
    • A. 

      Store data such as pictures, music and documents

    • B. 

      Provide Instructions for all operations to occur

    • C. 

      Allow connectivity to the Internet and store temporary files.

    • D. 

      Connect all internal components within a computer system

  • 11. 
    Use the following article to answer questions 11-15http://www.popsci.com/environment/article/2009-06/hydro-powerThe main point of this passage is to:
    • A. 

      Illustrate the dependence of the United States on foreign oil and power.

    • B. 

      Illustrate the importance of finding alternative power sources

    • C. 

      Compare hydroelectric and hydrokinetic power supplies found in the United States

    • D. 

      Alert consumers that hydro-power sources are destroying vital ecosystems

  • 12. 
    Use the following article to answer questions 11-15 http://www.popsci.com/environment/article/2009-06/hydro-power The first paragraph suggests that the United States:
    • A. 

      Relies very heavily on the power generated by hydroelectric dams

    • B. 

      Protects the environment by not allowing the creation of new hydroelectric dams

    • C. 

      Utilizes hydroelectric power but is looking for other options concerning the use of “water” power

    • D. 

      Leads the world in the design of alternative power systems.

  • 13. 
    Use the following article to answer questions 11-15 http://www.popsci.com/environment/article/2009-06/hydro-power The third paragraph suggests that hydrokinetic power is:
    • A. 

      A good idea but not a good power alternative

    • B. 

      A power source that could be placed on rivers and streams throughout the United States

    • C. 

      Not cost effective when compared to other power sources such as windmills.

    • D. 

      An unproven power source that has the potential to be more cost efficient than wind power.

  • 14. 
    Use the following article to answer questions 11-15 http://www.popsci.com/environment/article/2009-06/hydro-power Which of the following would the author of this article be least likely to recommend when discussing hydrokinetic power with the public?
    • A. 

      Install numerous hydrokinetic power stations and record results for later study and review.

    • B. 

      Hydrokinetic power should be examined due to our current need for alternative power sources.

    • C. 

      Study the results of the new hydrokinetic power stations to see if they are cost effective and environmentally friendly.

    • D. 

      Generate power by using green resources such as water and wind.

  • 15. 
    Use the following article to answer questions 11-15 http://www.popsci.com/environment/article/2009-06/hydro-power When the author refers to “run-of-river” hydrokinetic, he is most likely suggesting that the power is generated by:
    • A. 

      Using steam to cool river water that is passing through a hydroelectric dam

    • B. 

      Using air to spin a turbine that causes the water to heat and pass steam into chamber that converts it into electricity.

    • C. 

      Using the natural flow of water to create electricity.

    • D. 

      Using a turbine to cause current within a river, which increases the output of a hydroelectric dam.

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