Computer Hardware Ultimate Exam: Quiz

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This is the ultimate computer hardware quiz! Computer hardware is a specific term used to describe any of the physical components of an analog or digital computer. The term hardware distinguishes the concrete variables of a computing device from the software, consisting of written instructions that tell physical components what to do. Take this quiz and see how very much you know about computer hardware.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the current standard for expansion slots on a motherboard?
    • A. 

      PCI

    • B. 

      PCIe (PCI Express)

    • C. 

      ISA

    • D. 

      FireWire

  • 2. 
    Which hardware component serves as the circuit board that provides electrical connections by which all other components communicate?
    • A. 

      Hard drive

    • B. 

      Network interface card

    • C. 

      Motherboard

    • D. 

      Serial Bus

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Which is NOT a common component to be integrated into a motherboard?
    • A. 

      Sound card

    • B. 

      Video card

    • C. 

      Network card

    • D. 

      Hard drive

  • 4. 
    The purpose of RAM is to:
    • A. 

      Provide long-term, non-volatile storage

    • B. 

      Provide temporary, non-volatile storage

    • C. 

      Provide long-term, volatile storage

    • D. 

      Provide temporary, volatile storage

  • 5. 
    Which is NOT an advantage that DDR3 RAM has over DDR2 RAM?
    • A. 

      Considerably smaller size

    • B. 

      Lower power consumption

    • C. 

      Faster transfer rates

    • D. 

      None of the above, all options listed are advantages

  • 6. 
    What is the latest standard in RAM that new motherboards are supporting?
    • A. 

      DDR

    • B. 

      EPROM

    • C. 

      DDR3

    • D. 

      Flash

  • 7. 
    Which hardware component uses four basic steps (fetch, decode, execute, writeback) to complete its function?
    • A. 

      Network card

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      Hard drive

    • D. 

      RAM

  • 8. 
    What is a standard hard drive comprised of?
    • A. 

      Large flash memory component

    • B. 

      Platter, spindle, head, and actuator

    • C. 

      Parallel serial bus

    • D. 

      Array of SDRAM chips

  • 9. 
    What is the current standard interface for connecting internal hard drives to the motherboard in desktop computers?
    • A. 

      EIDE

    • B. 

      SCSI

    • C. 

      USB

    • D. 

      SATA

  • 10. 
    Which is NOT a common interface for connecting an external hard drive to a computer?
    • A. 

      ESATA

    • B. 

      USB

    • C. 

      IEEE 1394 (FireWire)

    • D. 

      All of these are common interfaces

  • 11. 
    Which statement is false regarding wireless network interface cards (WNIC)?
    • A. 

      Wireless cards send their signal via microwave frequencies

    • B. 

      Maximum speed is only achieved when in a close proximity of the access point

    • C. 

      Range can be affected by large electrical appliances

    • D. 

      There is no need to secure your wireless network

  • 12. 
    What is the current wireless standard being used by wireless network interface cards (WNIC)?
    • A. 

      802.11n

    • B. 

      802.11g

    • C. 

      802.11b

    • D. 

      802.11f

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Which of these options are sometimes included as additional functionality on video cards?
    • A. 

      TV video output

    • B. 

      TV tuner adapter

    • C. 

      Video capture

    • D. 

      Multiple monitor support

    • E. 

      All of these can be found as added functionality on video cards

  • 14. 
    Which statement is false in regards to video cards?
    • A. 

      Video cards are made up of a GPU, video BIOS, and video memory

    • B. 

      Video cards are only necessary when doing extreme gaming

    • C. 

      Nvidia and ATI both offer the capability to interconnect more than one video card

    • D. 

      Video cards can be either integrated into a motherboard or exist as a separate expansion card

  • 15. 
    Which is NOT an advantage of solid-state hard drives over conventional magnetic platter hard drives?
    • A. 

      Faster read/write speeds

    • B. 

      More durable

    • C. 

      Less costly

    • D. 

      Less energy consumption

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