Computer Hardware Quiz! Exercise

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How well do you know about computer hardware? Hardware refers to the technology or the equipment of a computer. All the parts that comprise the computer hardware are important, but the most important piece is the motherboard. The motherboard is made up of more parts that fuel and regulate the inner workings of the computer. This quiz will demonstrate your knowledge of computer hardware. After you pass your quiz with flying colors, get your certificate to take with you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A Personal Computer (PC) is normally a computer that:
    • A. 

      Can be moved from location to location.

    • B. 

      Contains a CPU, storage devices, memory, and a BUS.

    • C. 

      Can be a computer you can carry anywhere.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 2. 
    Internally, a microprocessor (CPU) uses which of the following "numbering" system to perform its functions?
    • A. 

      Decimal

    • B. 

      Octal

    • C. 

      Binary

    • D. 

      Hexadecimal

  • 3. 
    A PC's 'motherboard' will include all the following except:
    • A. 

      The external cache.

    • B. 

      The expansion bus.

    • C. 

      BIOS.

    • D. 

      CD-ROM drive.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following devices or components is probably the LEAST important device on a PC used primarily for "word processing"?
    • A. 

      Memory Size

    • B. 

      Hard Disk Drive

    • C. 

      Graphics Accelerator

    • D. 

      Expansion Bus

  • 5. 
    A monitor is probably the most obvious output device on a PC. The two most important factors in purchasing a monitor would be _____ and ____ if you were concerned with quality viewing.
    • A. 

      Physical size and refresh rate.

    • B. 

      Physical size and refresh rate.

    • C. 

      Resolution and dot pitch.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 6. 
    The primary component that ties all the parts of the computer together on the mother board is called the
    • A. 

      Expansion slots

    • B. 

      Buses

    • C. 

      CPU

    • D. 

      Memory

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is considered the most basic component of a PC?
    • A. 

      Hard disk drive

    • B. 

      Printer

    • C. 

      Motherboard

    • D. 

      Monitor

  • 8. 
    Primary Storage in computer terminology, refers to
    • A. 

      Hard disk drive

    • B. 

      Random access memory (RAM)

    • C. 

      The storage device where the Operating System is stored.

    • D. 

      ROM BIOS

  • 9. 
    A "pixel" on a monitor's CRT is made up of colors. With combinations of these colors, _____, _____, and ______, you can make most other colors.
    • A. 

      Yellow, green, red

    • B. 

      Red, green, blue

    • C. 

      Black, yellow, green

    • D. 

      Black, white, red

  • 10. 
    Which of the following devices is NOT connected directly to the motherboard?
    • A. 

      Hard Disk drive

    • B. 

      VESA Local Bus

    • C. 

      CPU (microprocessor)

    • D. 

      PCI Local Bus

  • 11. 
    A motherboard
    • A. 

      Contains all major components of a "computing system".

    • B. 

      Must have an IDE controller and connectors.

    • C. 

      Must have a large number of expansion slots.

    • D. 

      Connects all components of a computer system.

  • 12. 
    Hard Disk drives have which of the following characteristics?
    • A. 

      Access speeds in the 8 to 12 ms range.

    • B. 

      One or more magnetic coated surfaces.

    • C. 

      Can be installed as a "master" or "slave" drive.

    • D. 

      All of the above are true.

  • 13. 
    Of the current storage devices available, which of the following will allow you to have 1 GB or more storage space?
    • A. 

      Hard Disk drive

    • B. 

      Floppy drive

    • C. 

      ZIP drive

    • D. 

      Bernoulli drive

  • 14. 
    Which of the following motherboard components has been literally phased out by including it as part of the CPU (microprocessor)?
    • A. 

      Cache Memory

    • B. 

      Expansion slots

    • C. 

      Mass storage interface

    • D. 

      Math Co-processor

  • 15. 
    The area in your computer where programs and data are initially loaded before execution is called the _________.
    • A. 

      External cache memory.

    • B. 

      Video memory.

    • C. 

      Random access memory.

    • D. 

      Internal cache memory.

  • 16. 
    Most RAM memory in a PC will come in the form of _____________ chips embedded on a SIMM chip.
    • A. 

      Dual In-Line Pins

    • B. 

      Read Only Memory (ROM)

    • C. 

      BIOS Chips

    • D. 

      Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM).

  • 17. 
    A Dual In-line Memory Modula (DIMM) requires what pin configuration to be installed?
    • A. 

      25 pin

    • B. 

      30 pin

    • C. 

      27 pin

    • D. 

      168 pin

  • 18. 
    A 72-pin SIMM with the specification "1M x 32" holds ______ times the memory of a 30-pin SIMM with the specification of "1M x 8".
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      4

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