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Are you aware of all the concepts of computers? To test your knowledge, you can take this computer concepts quiz and find out the questions and answers. When it comes to computers, there are several things to learn and know about. So, it is important to stay updated with all the terminologies and concepts related to computers. You might be aware of most of the things that would increase your chances of a perfect score on this quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The largest and most important circuit board in the computer is the ____________________, also called the main board or system board.

    • A.

      ROM

    • B.

      Motherboard

    • C.

      Processor/CPU

    • D.

      PCI

    Correct Answer
    B. Motherboard
    Explanation
    motherboard: The main board in the computer, also called the system board. The CPU, ROM chips, SIMMs, DIMMs, RIMMs, and interface cards are plugged into the motherboard.

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  • 2. 

    In the world of computers, the term ____________________ refers to the computer’s physical components, such as the monitor, keyboard, memory chips, and hard drive.

    • A.

      Software

    • B.

      Hardware

    • C.

      Vaporware

    • D.

      Bioware

    Correct Answer
    B. Hardware
    Explanation
    hardware: The physical components that constitute the computer system, such as the monitor, the keyboard, the motherboard, and the printer.

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  • 3. 

    The ____________________ is a group of microchips on the motherboard that control the flow of data and instructions to and from the processor, providing careful timing of activities.

    • A.

      Mainframe

    • B.

      Tollhaus

    • C.

      Dual-core processor

    • D.

      Chipset

    Correct Answer
    D. Chipset
    Explanation
    chipset: A group of chips on the motherboard that controls the timing and flow of data and instructions to and from the CPU.

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  • 4. 

    True or False. The processor uses permanent storage, sometimes called secondary storage, to hold both data and instructions while it is processing them.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    secondary storage: Storage that is remote to the CPU and permanently holds data, even when the PC is turned off, such as a hard drive. Processors do not use this.

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  • 5. 

    This system of pathways used for communication and the protocol and methods used for transmission are collectively called the ____________________

    • A.

      Transmission Relay

    • B.

      Bus

    • C.

      USB

    • D.

      Bit conduits

    Correct Answer
    B. Bus
    Explanation
    bus: The paths, or lines, on the motherboard on which data, instructions, and electrical power move from component to component.

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  • 6. 

    The configuration, or setup, chip is called ______

    Correct Answer
    CMOS, cmos, Cmos, complementary metaloxide semiconductor, Complementary Metaloxide Semiconductor
    Explanation
    CMOS (complementary metaloxide semiconductor): The technology used to manufacture microchips. CMOS chips require less electricity, hold data longer after the electricity is turned off, are slower, and produce less heat than earlier technologies. The configuration, or setup, chip is a CMOS chip.

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  • 7. 

    Different versions of UNIX are referred to as _____

    • A.

      Distributions

    • B.

      UAP

    • C.

      Torvalds

    • D.

      Applications

    Correct Answer
    A. Distributions
    Explanation
    The term UNIX comprises a class of operating systems used to control networks and applications on the Internet. Versions of UNIX are referred to as flavors or distributions. LINUX is the most popular UNIX distribution.

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  • 8. 

    A(n) ____________________ is software that controls a computer

    • A.

      CMOS

    • B.

      Operating System

    • C.

      POST

    • D.

      Binary

    Correct Answer
    B. Operating System
    Explanation
    operating system (OS): Software that controls a computer. An OS controls how system resources are used and provides a user interface, a way of managing hardware and software, and ways to work with files.

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  • 9. 

    A(n) ____________________ is the portion of the OS that relates to the user and to applications.

    • A.

      Kernel

    • B.

      Output device

    • C.

      Byte

    • D.

      Shell

    Correct Answer
    D. Shell
    Explanation
    shell: The portion of an OS that relates to the user and to applications.

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  • 10. 

    When each logical drive is formatted, a single directory table is placed on the drive called the ____________________ directory.

    • A.

      Core

    • B.

      Colonel

    • C.

      Root

    • D.

      Primal

    Correct Answer
    C. Root
    Explanation
    root directory: The main directory created when a hard drive or disk is first formatted. In Linux, it’s indicated by a forward slash. In DOS and Windows, it’s indicated by a backward slash.

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  • 11. 

    True or False. The Windows desktop is the primary tool provided by the Windows shell.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    desktop: The initial screen that is displayed when an OS has a GUI interface loaded.

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  • 12. 

    ____________________, commonly known as static electricity, is an electrical charge at rest.

    • A.

      SED

    • B.

      DES

    • C.

      ESD

    • D.

      EDS

    Correct Answer
    C. ESD
    Explanation
    electrostatic discharge (ESD): Another name for static electricity, which can damage chips and destroy motherboards, even though it might not be felt or seen with the naked eye.

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  • 13. 

    True or False: Generally, when troubleshooting a PC problem, you begin by asking a question and determining the answer from there.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Figures 3-44 and 3-45 of your text covers this concept

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  • 14. 

    MicroATX reduces the total cost of a system by ____.

    • A.

      Reducing the number of I/O slots on the motherboard

    • B.

      Reducing the power supplied to the board

    • C.

      Allowing for a smaller case size

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    MicroATX: A version of the ATX form factor. MicroATX addresses some new technologies that were developed after the original introduction of ATX.

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  • 15. 

    A(n) ____________________ goes back and forth, or oscillates, rather than traveling in only one direction.

    • A.

      Variant current

    • B.

      Direct current

    • C.

      Alternating Current

    • D.

      Vacillating Current

    Correct Answer
    C. Alternating Current
    Explanation
    alternating current (AC): Current that cycles back and forth rather than traveling in only one direction. In the United States, the AC voltage from a standard wall outlet is normally between 110 and 115 V. In Europe, the standard AC voltage from a wall outlet is 220 V

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  • 16. 

    A(n) ____________________ is an electronic device that can hold an electrical charge for a period of time and can smooth the uneven flow of electricity through a circuit.

    • A.

      Transistor

    • B.

      Flux

    • C.

      Capacitor

    • D.

      Charger

    Correct Answer
    C. Capacitor
    Explanation
    capacitor: An electronic device that can maintain an electrical charge for a period of time and is used to smooth out the flow of electrical current. Capacitors are often found in computer power supplies.

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  • 17. 

    True or False. The motherboard, like all other components inside the computer case, should be grounded to the chassis.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In AC powered equipment, exposed metal parts are grounded to prevent contact with a dangerous voltage if electrical insulation fails. A connection to ground limits the voltage built up between power circuits and the earth, protecting circuit insulation from damage due to excessive voltage.

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  • 18. 

    True or False. A memory cache is a small amount of RAM that is much faster than the rest of RAM.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    memory cache: A small amount of faster RAM that stores recently retrieved data, in anticipation of what the CPU will request next, thus speeding up access.

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  • 19. 

    A processor connects to the motherboard by way of a(n) ____________________ or a slot.

    • A.

      Bracket

    • B.

      Bucket

    • C.

      Socket

    • D.

      Sacket

    Correct Answer
    C. Socket
    Explanation
    A processor connects to the motherboard by way of a socket. A socket is a physical interface that allows the processor to be securely inserted and connected to the motherboard. It provides the necessary electrical connections and ensures proper alignment and contact between the processor and the motherboard. This allows the processor to communicate with other components on the motherboard and carry out its functions effectively.

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  • 20. 

    True or False: When selecting a processor to install in a particular motherboard, select a processor the board supports.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    AMD processors use different sockets and slots than do Intel processors, so the motherboard must be designed for one manufacturer’s processor or the other, but not both.

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  • 21. 

    True or False:  Good processor cooling fans maintain a steady temperature of 185 degrees Fahrenheit.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    the cooling assembly should maintain temperatures in the target range of 90-110 degrees Fahrenheit, well below the Intel maximum temperature limit of 185 degrees.

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  • 22. 

    A motherboard form ____________________ determines the size of the board and its features that make it compatible with power supplies, cases, processors, and expansion cards.

    • A.

      Factor

    • B.

      Parameter

    • C.

      Schematic

    • D.

      Plan

    Correct Answer
    A. Factor
    Explanation
    a form factor specifies the physical dimensions of major system components.

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  • 23. 

    True or False. When you change a DIP switch setting, use a graphite pencil to push the switch.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Do not use a pencil--broken graphite pieces may short out the internal circuitry.

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  • 24. 

    You can configure the motherboard in three different ways: DIP switches, ____________________, and CMOS RAM.

    • A.

      Risers

    • B.

      Spacers

    • C.

      BIOS

    • D.

      Jumpers

    Correct Answer
    D. Jumpers
    Explanation
    Jumpers are used to configure the motherboard in different ways. They are small connectors that can be placed on a set of pins to enable or disable certain features or settings on the motherboard. By changing the position of the jumpers, users can customize the hardware settings of the motherboard according to their needs. This allows for flexibility and customization in the configuration process.

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  • 25. 

    In regards to hard drives, what does SATA stand for?

    • A.

      Serial Attached Technology Advancement

    • B.

      Serial Advanced Technology Attachment

    • C.

      Standard Advanced Technology Attachment

    • D.

      Standard AMD Type Array

    Correct Answer
    B. Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
    Explanation
    the other three are gibberish.

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