Computer Concepts Quiz 1

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Computer Concept Quizzes & Trivia

This covers key concepts contained in chapters 1-6 of your textbook.


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

  • 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

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Mainframe

    • B. 

      Tollhaus

    • C. 

      Dual-core processor

    • D. 

      Chipset

  • 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

  • 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

  • 6. 
    The configuration, or setup, chip is called ______
  • 7. 
    Different versions of UNIX are referred to as _____
    • A. 

      Distributions

    • B. 

      UAP

    • C. 

      Torvalds

    • D. 

      Applications

  • 8. 
    A(n) ____________________ is software that controls a computer
    • A. 

      CMOS

    • B. 

      Operating System

    • C. 

      POST

    • D. 

      Binary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 11. 
    True or False. The Windows desktop is the primary tool provided by the Windows shell.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    ____________________, commonly known as static electricity, is an electrical charge at rest.
    • A. 

      SED

    • B. 

      DES

    • C. 

      ESD

    • D. 

      EDS

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 17. 
    True or False. The motherboard, like all other components inside the computer case, should be grounded to the chassis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 19. 
    A processor connects to the motherboard by way of a(n) ____________________ or a slot.
    • A. 

      Bracket

    • B. 

      Bucket

    • C. 

      Socket

    • D. 

      Sacket

  • 20. 
    True or False: When selecting a processor to install in a particular motherboard, select a processor the board supports.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    True or False:  Good processor cooling fans maintain a steady temperature of 185 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 23. 
    True or False. When you change a DIP switch setting, use a graphite pencil to push the switch.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    You can configure the motherboard in three different ways: DIP switches, ____________________, and CMOS RAM.
    • A. 

      Risers

    • B. 

      Spacers

    • C. 

      BIOS

    • D. 

      Jumpers

  • 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