Computer Hardware And Software Short Quiz

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Computer Hardware And Software Short Quiz

A computer needs two things to be considered as one, and these two are the hardware and software. The hardware is all the tangible parts of a computer, whereas software is a collection of data or computer instructions that tell the computer how to work. This quiz covers basic knowledge of computer hardware and software. Give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is hardware?
    • A. 

      The physical parts of the computer including the monitor, the keyboard, and the mouse.

    • B. 

      The operating system and other programs such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Powerpoint.

    • C. 

      Neither

    • D. 

      Both

  • 2. 
    _______________________ includes programs such as the operating system, video games, and word processors.
  • 3. 
    Which of these are computer hardware?
    • A. 

      Word Munchers

    • B. 

      Tower

    • C. 

      Oregon Trail

    • D. 

      The Internet

  • 4. 
    Which of these are software?
    • A. 

      Trackball

    • B. 

      Scanner

    • C. 

      Internet Explorer

    • D. 

      Keyboard

  • 5. 
    What operating system do we use in the computer lab?
    • A. 

      Linux

    • B. 

      Microsoft Windows

    • C. 

      Apple OS X

  • 6. 
    In the simplest terms, a computer is a machine that stores and processes what?
    • A. 

      The Operating System

    • B. 

      Data

    • C. 

      Games

    • D. 

      Pictures

  • 7. 
    _________________________ allows the user to type information into the computer.
  • 8. 
    Briefly tell me how computers have affected your life as a student.
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