Computer Basics Quiz For Kids

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Basic Computer Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz covers the first two sections of Unit 1 on Computer Basics.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following definitions best defines the protocol component of data communications?
    • A. 

      The computer that sends the message

    • B. 

      The computer that receives the message

    • C. 

      The media that carries the message

    • D. 

      The rules that govern the orderly transfer of the data

  • 2. 
    Which of the following devices can be classified as examples of hardware?
    • A. 

      Monitor, Word, and Internet Explorer

    • B. 

      Keyboard, mouse, and monitor

    • C. 

      Keyboard and Windows

    • D. 

      Windows, Safari, and AOL

  • 3. 
    Which of the following can be classified as examples of software?
    • A. 

      Monitor, Word, and Internet Explorer

    • B. 

      Keyboard, mouse, and monitor

    • C. 

      Keyboard and Windows

    • D. 

      Windows, Safari, and AOL

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is the definition of a computer?
    • A. 

      An electronic device that receives data.

    • B. 

      An electronic device that processes data.

    • C. 

      An electronic device that stores data and produces a result.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of the following are three examples of system components?
    • A. 

      Memory, ROM, and RAM

    • B. 

      Memory, Basic Controllers, and Central Processing Unit

    • C. 

      CPU, hardware, and software

    • D. 

      Hardware, software, people, and users

  • 6. 
    Any character, number, or letter can be represented by using combinations of 0s and 1s. In computer terminology, what is this system called?
    • A. 

      Computer System

    • B. 

      Data Communications System

    • C. 

      Binary System

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Which of the following definitions best defines the receiver component of a computer system?
    • A. 

      The computer that sends the message

    • B. 

      The computer that receives the message

    • C. 

      The media that carries the message

    • D. 

      The rules that govern the orderly transfer of the data

  • 8. 
    What are the four components of data communications?
    • A. 

      Mail, Windows, AOL, and E-mail

    • B. 

      Receiver, Sender, software, and hardware

    • C. 

      Sender, receiver, channel, and protocol

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    There are two types of memory on the motherboard of a computer. What are these two types of memory called?
    • A. 

      Random Access Memory and Read Only Memory

    • B. 

      Random Access Memory and Reading Area Memory

    • C. 

      Long Term memory and Read Only Memory

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 10. 
    Long term memory on the motherboard is nonvolatile which means that it can not be changed. What is the other name for this type of memory?
    • A. 

      Read Only memory

    • B. 

      Random Access memory

    • C. 

      Short Term Memory

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of RAM?
    • A. 

      It is also known as short term memory

    • B. 

      It is on the motherboard

    • C. 

      It is also known as Read Only Memory

    • D. 

      All of these are characteristics of Short term memory

  • 12. 
    Additional memory cards and video cards can be added to the motherboard of a computer. Where on the motherboard would an additional card be inserted?
    • A. 

      In a USB port

    • B. 

      In an expansion slot

    • C. 

      In the hard disk drive

    • D. 

      In the serial port

  • 13. 
    A port can connect up to 127 devices. This port is used to connect just about all devices to a computer. What is the name for this type of port?
    • A. 

      Universal Resource Locator – URL

    • B. 

      Universal Connectivity Port – UCP

    • C. 

      Universal Serial Bus – USB

    • D. 

      None of these are used to connect devices

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of software?
    • A. 

      Windows

    • B. 

      Microsoft Word

    • C. 

      Keyboard

    • D. 

      Microsoft Excel

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is NOT a benefit of using computer?
    • A. 

      Flexibility

    • B. 

      Speed

    • C. 

      Consistency

    • D. 

      Unlimited space

  • 16. 
    What are the names for the two types of networks?
    • A. 

      WLAN and WAN

    • B. 

      LLAN and WLAN

    • C. 

      WAN and ROM

    • D. 

      WAN and LAN

  • 17. 
    Which of the following definitions best defines the Central Processing Unit?
    • A. 

      The short term memory

    • B. 

      The brains of the computer

    • C. 

      The motherboard

    • D. 

      The long-term memory

  • 18. 
    Which of the following best describes the Control Unit of a computer?
    • A. 

      The Control Unit manages memory and resources

    • B. 

      The Control Unit moves data around the hard drive

    • C. 

      The Control Unit performs calculations and logic operations

    • D. 

      The Control Unit controls all of the CPUs activities

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is not a System Component of a computer?
    • A. 

      The Control Unit

    • B. 

      The Central Processing Unit

    • C. 

      The Serial Bus

    • D. 

      The Memory

  • 20. 
    Computers can be connected in a relatively small area. What is this type of network known as?
    • A. 

      Local Area Network

    • B. 

      Zoned In Network

    • C. 

      School Network

    • D. 

      Wide Area Network

  • 21. 
    When local area networks are expanded to include other local area networks, what are they now known as?
    • A. 

      Local Area Networks

    • B. 

      Zoned In Networks

    • C. 

      School Networks

    • D. 

      Wide Area Networks

  • 22. 
    Which one of the following system components controls the flow of data between the computer and its peripheral devices?
    • A. 

      Basic Controllers

    • B. 

      Control Unit

    • C. 

      USB Ports

    • D. 

      Serial Ports

  • 23. 
    Which of the following system components connects a peripheral device to the computer?
    • A. 

      Basic Controllers

    • B. 

      Control Unit

    • C. 

      USB Ports

    • D. 

      Serial Ports