Computer Basics Pretest

25 Questions | Total Attempts: 35

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Basic Computer Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will test your knowledge of some computer terms


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Extra credit: Explain how a CD-ROM works
  • 2. 
    What do the letters RAM stand for?
    • A. 

      Remote Access Master

    • B. 

      Random Access Memory

    • C. 

      Render Appropriate Memory

    • D. 

      Random Access Master

  • 3. 
    What do the letters ROM stand for?
    • A. 

      Random Ocular Memory

    • B. 

      Remote Only Memory

    • C. 

      Read Only Memory

    • D. 

      IDK

  • 4. 
    Which of the following uses RAM?
    • A. 

      A USB stick

    • B. 

      Streaming music

    • C. 

      Streaming video

    • D. 

      Opening a program

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT magnetic storage?
    • A. 

      An internal hard drive

    • B. 

      A CD ROM

    • C. 

      An external hard drive

    • D. 

      A floppy disk

  • 6. 
    Which of the following objects will erase a hard drive?
    • A. 

      A screwdriver

    • B. 

      A magnet

    • C. 

      A hammer

    • D. 

      Orange juice

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of hardware?
    • A. 

      Microsoft Word

    • B. 

      A Mouse

    • C. 

      A Hard drive

    • D. 

      A Monitor

    • E. 

      A Keyboard

  • 8. 
    Complete this sentence: An application is a program that does...
    • A. 

      Just one thing

    • B. 

      Everything required to run a computer

    • C. 

      Nothing important

    • D. 

      IDK

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of an application?
    • A. 

      Windows XP

    • B. 

      Microsoft Word

    • C. 

      IMovie

    • D. 

      Firefox

    • E. 

      Powerpoint

  • 10. 
    If RAM is like a shopping cart, ROM is like a...
    • A. 

      Basket

    • B. 

      Coffin

    • C. 

      Spaghetti strainer

    • D. 

      Cheese log

  • 11. 
    True or False: You can change something stored in ROM?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    True or False: A USB stick is just a piece of RAM in a plastic case?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    True or False: A CD ROM has binary code burned into it as a series of bumps.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is NOT a form of storage?
    • A. 

      Magnetic

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      ROM

    • D. 

      RIM

  • 15. 
    Which of the following device do you use to save files?
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      Compact Disc

    • C. 

      Printer

    • D. 

      Speaker

  • 16. 
    A central computer dedicated to sending and receiving data from other computers (on a network)
    • A. 

      Server

    • B. 

      Hard drive

    • C. 

      File

  • 17. 
    program that allows you to change settings in a program or change the way a computer looks and/or behaves
    • A. 

      Operating system

    • B. 

      Control panel

    • C. 

      Software

  • 18. 
    The generic word for an application, document, control panel, or other computer data.
    • A. 

      Document

    • B. 

      File

    • C. 

      Control panel

  • 19. 
    (a File menu item) to save a previously saved file in a new location and/or with a new name.
    • A. 

      Save

    • B. 

      Save as

    • C. 

      Download

    • D. 

      Answer option 4

  • 20. 
    Start an application
    • A. 

      Start menu

    • B. 

      Launch

    • C. 

      Upload

  • 21. 
    Files on disk that contain instructions for a computer
    • A. 

      Operating system

    • B. 

      Software

    • C. 

      Hardware

  • 22. 
    A file you create, as opposed to the application that created it
    • A. 

      Upload

    • B. 

      Download

    • C. 

      Document

  • 23. 
    Bar at the bottom or right side of a window that contains the scroll box and allows scrolling
    • A. 

      Menu bar

    • B. 

      Scroll bar

    • C. 

      Control panel

  • 24. 
    A list of program commands listed by topic
    • A. 

      Menu bar

    • B. 

      Menu

    • C. 

      Start

  • 25. 
    System malfunction in which the computer stops working and has to be restarted
    • A. 

      Shut down

    • B. 

      Crash

    • C. 

      Backup