Computer History Practice Questions! Quiz

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Computer History Practice Questions! Quiz

Computers just like everything else have come far from their original to what they are now. The first computer was immobile, it took a lot to operate it, and the processing speed was not as it is now. We have covered all the generations of computer in our previous classes. Take this test up and see how much you know about computer history.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A computer is an electronic machine that
    • A. 

      Lists instructions.

    • B. 

      Accepts data and processes it.

    • C. 

      Has sliding beads.

    • D. 

      Punches holes in cards.

  • 2. 
    What is computer software?
    • A. 

      The soft insides of a computer.

    • B. 

      Programs that tell the computer what to do.

    • C. 

      The brains of a computer.

    • D. 

      Programs you can only use on the Internet.

  • 3. 
    Why do computers use binary numbers?
    • A. 

      Computers can only understand ones and zeros.

    • B. 

      Ten numbers are too many.

    • C. 

      There are too many letters in the alphabet.

    • D. 

      It takes too long to spell words out.

  • 4. 
    What number system do we use today?
    • A. 

      Roman

    • B. 

      English

    • C. 

      Arabic

    • D. 

      French

  • 5. 
    What is a network?
    • A. 

      Programs that tell the computer what to do.

    • B. 

      The wiring between the keyboard and the computer.

    • C. 

      When you have the Internet on your computer.

    • D. 

      Connects computers so they can transmit data.

  • 6. 
    What is a central processing unit?
    • A. 

      Devices such as a mouse or keyboard.

    • B. 

      Where you put a CDROM.

    • C. 

      8 bits.

    • D. 

      Device that directs all the activities of a computer.

  • 7. 
    What is the primary difference between a computer and a calculator.
    • A. 

      A computer can make decisions.

    • B. 

      A calculator uses binary code.

    • C. 

      You can't turn a calculator off.

    • D. 

      A calculator can make decisions.

  • 8. 
    What is random access memory?
    • A. 

      Memory the computer can read but not write.

    • B. 

      Where all the decision are made in the computer.

    • C. 

      Memory the computer can read and write.

    • D. 

      It is a chip the computer uses to remember what to do.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following are examples of hardware components (check all that apply):
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Keyboard

    • C. 

      Program

    • D. 

      Monitor

    • E. 

      Dock

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