Computer Basics Quiz - Lhs Visual Communications

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Computer Basics Quiz - Lhs Visual Communications

Test your knowledge of computer fundamentals and see what level of expertise you are. This quiz is based on the handout Geek Speak, which reviews basic computer parts and functions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If your computer freezes or has major memory problems what should you do first?
    • A. 

      Unplug it

    • B. 

      Reboot

    • C. 

      Pray

    • D. 

      Nothing, just live with it.

  • 2. 
    What is RAM?
    • A. 

      A temporary memory chip measured in gigabytes that operates software.

    • B. 

      A memory chip that permanently stores data on a computer.

    • C. 

      A graphics chip that runs the monitor of the computer.

  • 3. 
    What is a hard drive?
    • A. 

      A drive that is hard to remove from a computer once installed.

    • B. 

      A temporary memory chip measured in gigabytes that operates software.

    • C. 

      A disk shaped storage device that permanently stores data on a computer.

  • 4. 
    What is an Operating System?
    • A. 

      Software that creates a GUI interface for computer operators to use to control a computer.

    • B. 

      Hardware that operates the computers monitor.

    • C. 

      Software that is specfically designed to burn DVD's

  • 5. 
    What does USB stand for and what is it used for?
    • A. 

      United Standard Bios. Balances Bio chips inside a computers motherboard for plugin devices.

    • B. 

      Under Stated Blinker. Special internal plug light.

    • C. 

      Universal Serial Bus. A type of plug that can be used on any computer to plug in a mouse, printer, or keyboard.

  • 6. 
    In a computer what is a GHz?
    • A. 

      A gigahertz. It indicates the power level of a computers processing chip.

    • B. 

      A gigabite. It indicates the memory level of a computers processing chip.

    • C. 

      A gigawatt. It indicates the light level of a computers monitor.

  • 7. 
    Based on the specifications of the 3 computers listed below which one would run the fastest:
    • A. 

      IMac, OS X Panther, 4 RAM, 600 GB Harddrive, 24" monitor, 1.30 GHz

    • B. 

      IMac, OS X Tiger, 8 RAM, 600 GB Harddrive, 20" monitor, 1.30 GHz

    • C. 

      Power Mac, OS X Panther, 1 TB RAM, 600 GB Harddrive, 24" monitor, 1.33 GHz