Are You Really Aware Of Computer Basics?

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Do you like sitting near the computer 24X7? Are you learning any software or programming language? Do you really possess full-fledged technical knowledge when it comes to Software or Hardware? If yes, then prove yourself by attempting this quiz and assess yourself where you stand. This quiz has been designed to test your knowledge about basic concepts of hardware and software. Read the questions carefully and answer. So, let's try out this quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What type of memory is short term; where data, information, and program instructions are stored temporarily?
    • A. 

      Random access memory

    • B. 

      Read any memory

    • C. 

      Read only memory

    • D. 

      Run always memory

  • 2. 
    What type of memory is long term; where the specific instructions that are needed for the computer to operate are stored?
    • A. 

      Random access memory

    • B. 

      Read any memory

    • C. 

      Read only memory

    • D. 

      Run always memory

  • 3. 
    Which type of software is frequently used by people who work with numbers, formulas, and data to perform calculations?
    • A. 

      Clip art

    • B. 

      Database

    • C. 

      Spreadsheet

    • D. 

      Word processor

  • 4. 
    Which application software would create an electronic filing system to organize data such as names and phone numbers?
    • A. 

      Database

    • B. 

      Graphics

    • C. 

      Spreadsheet

    • D. 

      Word processing

  • 5. 
    What is a software program that can be used to retrieve documents from the World Wide Web and to display them in a readable format?
    • A. 

      Browser

    • B. 

      File Retrieval

    • C. 

      Public domain

    • D. 

      Security software

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Hardware

    • B. 

      Input

    • C. 

      Software

    • D. 

      Storage

  • 7. 
    Which hardware device is MOST often used to input information into the computer?
    • A. 

      Disk drive

    • B. 

      Keyboard

    • C. 

      Printer

    • D. 

      Scanner

  • 8. 
    What is the MOST common computer storage method?
    • A. 

      Cassette tape

    • B. 

      CD-ROM

    • C. 

      Disk

    • D. 

      VHS tape

  • 9. 
    Which is NOT a part of the information processing cycle?
    • A. 

      Database

    • B. 

      Input

    • C. 

      Output

    • D. 

      Storage

  • 10. 
    What units make up the information processing cycle?
    • A. 

      Arithmetic, logic, input, and memory

    • B. 

      Control, input/output, and arithmetic

    • C. 

      Input, processing, output, and storage

    • D. 

      Memory, processing, logic, and output

  • 11. 
    What is the information that shows up on the monitor?
    • A. 

      Document

    • B. 

      Hard copy

    • C. 

      Report

    • D. 

      Soft copy

  • 12. 
    Which type of application software is used to key a document, such as a report?
    • A. 

      Clip art

    • B. 

      Database

    • C. 

      Spreadsheet

    • D. 

      Word processor

  • 13. 
    To be safe, which should you do before removing a paper jam from your printer?
    • A. 

      Add more paper

    • B. 

      Change the ink cartridge

    • C. 

      Check the cable connections

    • D. 

      Turn off the printer

  • 14. 
    What type of software combines text, graphics, animation, video, and audio to create presentations?
    • A. 

      Communications

    • B. 

      Multimedia

    • C. 

      System

    • D. 

      Utility

  • 15. 
    Which is NOT an example of hardware?
    • A. 

      Cables

    • B. 

      Disk drive

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Windows XP

  • 16. 
    What is the "brain" of the computer?
    • A. 

      CLS

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      ROM

  • 17. 
    What are the physical parts of the computer?
    • A. 

      Hardware

    • B. 

      Input

    • C. 

      Software

    • D. 

      Storage

  • 18. 
    What is the type of network?
    • A. 

      ALU

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      LAN

    • D. 

      ROM

  • 19. 
    Which is NOT a storage device?
    • A. 

      CD-RW

    • B. 

      Disks

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Tape drive

  • 20. 
    What is the printed copy of the data?
    • A. 

      Hard copy

    • B. 

      Final copy

    • C. 

      New copy

    • D. 

      Soft copy

  • 21. 
    What is the science of designing equipment for a comfortable and safe working environment?
    • A. 

      Economics

    • B. 

      Ecosystems

    • C. 

      Ergonomics

    • D. 

      Experts

  • 22. 
    Which should NOT be kept away from computers?
    • A. 

      Extreme heat

    • B. 

      Food and drink

    • C. 

      Instruction manuals

    • D. 

      Magnets

  • 23. 
    What is the information shown on the monitor called?
    • A. 

      Hard copy

    • B. 

      Soft copy

    • C. 

      Copy

    • D. 

      Facts

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      Basic controller

    • B. 

      Control unit

    • C. 

      Data communications

    • D. 

      Processing unit

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Basic Controllers

    • B. 

      Expansion Slots

    • C. 

      Serial Ports

    • D. 

      Universal Serial Bus