Computer Hardware! Trivia MCQ Quiz

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Computer Hardware! Trivia MCQ Quiz

Welcome to the Computer Hardware MCQ Quiz. Without any hardware, your computer would not exist, and you wouldn’t be able to use the software. The main body of the computer is called the system unit. The system unit’s case contains a plethora of crucial components. Take this exercise and put your knowledge of computer hardware to the test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following suggestion will make your computer work station more comfortable?
    • A. 

      Work at least four hours without breaks

    • B. 

      Sit with your legs wrapped around the chair legs

    • C. 

      Use a comfortable, adjustable chair.

    • D. 

      Use the CD-ROM drive as a can holder for a soft drink

  • 2. 
    A hardware device that stores data and programs, executes program instructions, and performs arithmetic operations known as the:
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      Integrated Circuits

    • C. 

      Main Storage

    • D. 

      Memory

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements is true concerning the maintenance of the computer hardware?
    • A. 

      One should use periodically clean hardware with appropriate cleaners

    • B. 

      Dust will not affect hardware

    • C. 

      Less expensive printers are easier to maintain

    • D. 

      Monitors should be turned off frequently

  • 4. 
    The small desk-sized computer designed for education and business is called a:
    • A. 

      Laptop

    • B. 

      Minicomputer

    • C. 

      Microcomputer

    • D. 

      Supercomputer

  • 5. 
    Which of the following will have the least impact on the changing role of technology in our lives?
    • A. 

      Environment

    • B. 

      Health Care

    • C. 

      Dangerous jobs

    • D. 

      Transportation

  • 6. 
    What is the main purpose of an external storage device?
    • A. 

      To print hard copies in readable form

    • B. 

      To save time while working on the computer

    • C. 

      To store programs and data until they are needed

    • D. 

      To sort information for later use

  • 7. 
    If your computer has a hard disk drive, which of the following will most likely BOOT the computer?
    • A. 

      Hard disk

    • B. 

      Application disk

    • C. 

      Data disk

    • D. 

      New disk

  • 8. 
    The input device that reads printed characters, symbols, or graphical images into the computer is the:
    • A. 

      Sensors

    • B. 

      Speech recognition

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Scanner

  • 9. 
    The study of creating an efficient, comfortable, and healthy workplace while working on a computer is called:
    • A. 

      Economics

    • B. 

      Ecosystem

    • C. 

      Ergonomics

    • D. 

      Experts

  • 10. 
    If a repair technician is not readily available, which of the following can provide help quickly?
    • A. 

      Emergency Medical Technician

    • B. 

      A technical support number

    • C. 

      Backup disks of your program

    • D. 

      Backup disks of your data

  • 11. 
    What type of computer is the largest, fastest, and most expensive in existence?
    • A. 

      Laptop

    • B. 

      Mainframe

    • C. 

      Minicomputer

    • D. 

      Supercomputer

  • 12. 
    The small, portable computer with features very similar to a microcomputer is a/an:
    • A. 

      Laptop

    • B. 

      Minicomputer

    • C. 

      Mainframe

    • D. 

      Supercomputer

  • 13. 
    The physical computer equipment that can be touched is known as:
    • A. 

      Hardware

    • B. 

      Input/Output

    • C. 

      Software

    • D. 

      Storage

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