Quiz On The Basics Of Computers: Computer Fundamentals

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Quiz on the basics of computers.


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  • 1. 
    Kilobyte, megabyte, and gigabyte refer to _____________, respectively.
    • A. 

      Thousand bytes, billion bytes, million bytes

    • B. 

      Thousand bytes, million bytes, billion bytes

    • C. 

      Million bytes, billion bytes, thousand bytes

    • D. 

      Billion bytes, million bytes, terabytes

  • 2. 
    What is the difference between RAM and a disk drive?
    • A. 

      RAM is temporary, whereas a disk drive is relatively permanent.

    • B. 

      When the computer powers down, RAM loses its data; a disk drive does not.

    • C. 

      Hard drives have greater storage capacity than RAM does.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    RAM is volatile.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Word, Excel, Internet Explorer are examples of ________________.
    • A. 

      User files

    • B. 

      Oeprating systems

    • C. 

      Application software

    • D. 

      Research software

  • 5. 
    Risks posed by long-term computer operation include _______________________.
    • A. 

      Eye strain

    • B. 

      Repetitive stress injuries

    • C. 

      Fatigue

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Antivirus software detects and erases viruses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not a port type?
    • A. 

      USB

    • B. 

      Video

    • C. 

      CD/DVD

    • D. 

      Parallel

  • 8. 
    Which of the following are not peripheral devices?
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Central Processing Unit (CPU)

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Printer

  • 9. 
    The System Unit houses which of the following?
    • A. 

      Desktop

    • B. 

      Central Processing Unit (CPU)

    • C. 

      Printer

    • D. 

      Speakers

  • 10. 
    A new microprocessor's speed is usually measured in ____________________.
    • A. 

      RAM cycles

    • B. 

      Circuitry cycles

    • C. 

      Billions of cycles per second (GHz)

    • D. 

      Thousands of cycles per second (KILOHz)

  • 11. 
    The resolution of a computer screen is measured in ______________.
    • A. 

      Poxies

    • B. 

      Pixels

    • C. 

      Points

    • D. 

      Partials

  • 12. 
    These are all types of drives: floppy, hard, CD, DVD, USB, external and Flash.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The higher the resolution setting, the more you can display on the monitor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    All of the following are features to consider when purchasing a monitor except which one.
    • A. 

      Screen size

    • B. 

      Native resolution

    • C. 

      Port ratio

    • D. 

      Viewing angle

  • 15. 
    Laser printers are __________________.
    • A. 

      Slower, with lower initial cost

    • B. 

      Excellent for printing photos

    • C. 

      Fast, with higher initial cost

    • D. 

      A waste of money

  • 16. 
    You should always connect your computers and peripherals to a surge protector.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The Operating System _________________.
    • A. 

      Controls all basic computer functions.

    • B. 

      Lets you give simple commands to hardware.

    • C. 

      Works with application programs to help you save and retrieve your work.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    Computer virus is a small program that can invisibly "infect" your system without your knowledge.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    A letter typed with a word processor and stored in called _______________.
    • A. 

      Peripheral

    • B. 

      Hardware

    • C. 

      Software

    • D. 

      User file

  • 20. 
    When examining microprocessor performance you should consider which of the following.
    • A. 

      Clock speed

    • B. 

      Design

    • C. 

      Mobile processors

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

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