A Computer General Knowledge Test!

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A Computer General Knowledge Test! - Quiz

Are you looking for a Computer General Knowledge Test? If you said yes, then you are in luck as the one below will do exactly that for you. It will not only show you how much you know about computers but will definitely teach you some new things too. Do give it a try and share what you think of it in the comment section.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    It is a device that attaches to a microprocessor to keep it from overheating by absorbing its heat and dissipating it into the air, is known as?

    • A.

      Exhaust fan

    • B.

      Electric fan

    • C.

      Cooling fan

    • D.

      Casing fan

    Correct Answer
    C. Cooling fan
    Explanation
    A cooling fan is a device that is attached to a microprocessor to prevent it from overheating. It works by absorbing the heat generated by the microprocessor and dissipating it into the air, thus maintaining a safe operating temperature for the microprocessor. This helps to prevent damage to the microprocessor and ensures its optimal performance.

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  • 2. 

    It is a device that connects to a computer or network and allows those devices to connect to the Internet.

    • A.

      Digital subscriber line

    • B.

      Broadband

    • C.

      Modem

    • D.

      Wifi

    Correct Answer
    C. Modem
    Explanation
    A modem is a device that connects to a computer or network and allows those devices to connect to the Internet. It serves as a bridge between the computer or network and the Internet service provider, converting digital signals from the computer into analog signals that can be transmitted over telephone lines or cable lines. The modem then receives analog signals from the Internet service provider and converts them back into digital signals that the computer can understand. This enables the computer or network to access and communicate with the Internet.

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  • 3. 

    What do you call to a part of a computer that contains the program like os?

    • A.

      Hard drive

    • B.

      Central processing unit

    • C.

      Mouse

    • D.

      Monitor

    Correct Answer
    A. Hard drive
    Explanation
    A hard drive is a part of a computer that contains the program like an operating system (OS). It is a non-volatile storage device that stores and retrieves digital information. The OS is installed on the hard drive, along with other software and files. It is responsible for booting up the computer and managing all the software and data stored on the computer. Therefore, the hard drive is the correct answer as it directly relates to storing and containing the program like an OS.

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  • 4. 

    It is a device that accepts text and graphic output from a computer and transfers the information to paper is known as?

    • A.

      Monitor

    • B.

      Printer

    • C.

      Scanner

    • D.

      Fax machine

    Correct Answer
    B. Printer
    Explanation
    A printer is a device that accepts text and graphic output from a computer and transfers the information to paper. It is used to produce hard copies of documents or images. Unlike a monitor, which displays information on a screen, a printer physically prints the information onto paper. A scanner, on the other hand, is used to convert physical documents or images into digital format, while a fax machine is used specifically for sending and receiving facsimile (fax) documents. Therefore, the correct answer is printer.

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  • 5. 

    It is an expansion slot found on many motherboards specifically designed for video graphics cards is known as?

    • A.

      PCI slot

    • B.

      AGP slot

    • C.

      USB Slot

    • D.

      Modem Slot

    Correct Answer
    B. AGP slot
    Explanation
    The correct answer is AGP slot. AGP stands for Accelerated Graphics Port, and it is a type of expansion slot that is specifically designed for video graphics cards. AGP slots were commonly found on older motherboards and provided a faster and more efficient connection between the graphics card and the rest of the system. This allowed for better performance and graphics capabilities in gaming and other graphics-intensive applications.

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  • 6. 

    What do you call to the physical arrangement in a computer that contains the computer's basic circuitry and components?

    • A.

      Circuit board

    • B.

      Motherboard

    • C.

      Processing system unit

    • D.

      Expansion system board

    Correct Answer
    B. Motherboard
    Explanation
    The physical arrangement in a computer that contains the computer's basic circuitry and components is called the motherboard. It is the main printed circuit board (PCB) in a computer that connects and allows communication between various hardware components, such as the CPU, memory, storage devices, and expansion cards. The motherboard provides the foundation for the computer's functionality and allows all the components to work together effectively.

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  • 7. 

    A device that provides battery backup when the electrical power fails or drops to an unacceptable voltage level?

    • A.

      PSU

    • B.

      UPS

    • C.

      CPU

    • D.

      AVR

    Correct Answer
    B. UPS
    Explanation
    A UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) is a device that provides battery backup when the electrical power fails or drops to an unacceptable voltage level. It ensures that connected devices continue to receive power during outages, allowing for uninterrupted operation and preventing data loss or damage. A UPS typically provides temporary power until a generator or alternative power source can be activated or until the main power supply is restored.

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  • 8. 

    It is an expansion card that allows the computer to send graphical information to a video display device such as a monitor or projector:

    • A.

      Sound card

    • B.

      USB card

    • C.

      TV card

    • D.

      Video Card

    Correct Answer
    D. Video Card
    Explanation
    A video card is an expansion card that enables a computer to transmit visual information to a video display device, such as a monitor or projector. It is responsible for rendering and displaying images, videos, and graphics on the screen. Without a video card, a computer would not be able to produce any visual output.

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  • 9. 

    It is known as a computer chassis, cabinet, box, tower, enclosure, housing, system unit?

    • A.

      CPU

    • B.

      UPS

    • C.

      RAM

    • D.

      PSU

    Correct Answer
    D. PSU
    Explanation
    The correct answer is PSU, which stands for Power Supply Unit. A PSU is an essential component of a computer system that provides power to all the other components. It converts the AC power from a wall outlet into DC power that is suitable for the computer's internal components. The PSU is typically housed within the computer chassis or cabinet and is responsible for delivering a stable and consistent power supply to ensure proper functioning of the computer.

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  • 10. 

    A device that converts analog audio signals into the equivalent air vibrations to make audible sound is known as?

    • A.

      Speaker

    • B.

      Headset

    • C.

      Mic

    • D.

      Bluetooth

    Correct Answer
    A. Speaker
    Explanation
    A speaker is a device that converts analog audio signals into air vibrations, which then produce audible sound. It is designed to amplify and reproduce sound accurately, making it the correct answer in this context. Headsets are devices that provide audio output and input capabilities, but they are not specifically designed to convert analog audio signals into air vibrations. A microphone is used to capture sound and convert it into electrical signals, while Bluetooth is a wireless communication technology and not directly related to converting analog audio signals into air vibrations.

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  • 11. 

    It is something that stores, preserves and recalls data when needed is known as?

    • A.

      CPU

    • B.

      UPS

    • C.

      RAM

    • D.

      PSU

    Correct Answer
    C. RAM
    Explanation
    RAM stands for Random Access Memory, which is a type of computer memory that stores data that is being actively used by the computer. It allows the computer to quickly access and retrieve data, making it an essential component for running programs and applications. Unlike other types of memory, RAM is volatile, meaning that it loses its data when the computer is turned off or restarted. Therefore, RAM is responsible for temporarily storing and recalling data that is needed by the CPU to perform tasks efficiently.

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  • 12. 

    What do you call to a small amount of memory on a computer motherboard that stores the BIOS settings?

    • A.

      Random Access Memory

    • B.

      CMOS battery

    • C.

      Video card

    • D.

      UPS

    Correct Answer
    B. CMOS battery
    Explanation
    The small amount of memory on a computer motherboard that stores the BIOS settings is called the CMOS battery. The CMOS battery ensures that the BIOS settings are retained even when the computer is powered off. It provides a small amount of power to the CMOS chip, which is responsible for storing and maintaining the BIOS settings.

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  • 13. 

    What do you call to the parts of a motherboard wherein the memory or RAM is placed with?

    • A.

      AGP slot

    • B.

      Memory slot

    • C.

      PCI slot

    • D.

      SATA connector

    Correct Answer
    B. Memory slot
    Explanation
    A memory slot is the correct answer because it is the specific part of a motherboard where the memory or RAM modules are inserted. The memory slots provide the necessary connection and support for the RAM to function properly within the computer system. The other options listed, such as AGP slot, PCI slot, and SATA connector, are different types of slots or connectors on a motherboard that serve different purposes and are not directly related to the placement of memory or RAM.

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  • 14. 

    Same problem, Name number 19 to the mother board?_____________________________?

    Correct Answer
    PCI slot, PCI
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "PCI slot, PCI". This suggests that the problem is related to naming number 19 on the motherboard, specifically in a PCI slot. The PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) slot is a type of expansion slot on a motherboard that allows for the installation of additional hardware components. Therefore, the issue may involve identifying or troubleshooting a specific device connected to the PCI slot numbered 19.

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  • 15. 

    It is a port used to connect a monitor to a computer known as?

    • A.

      AGP port

    • B.

      PCI port

    • C.

      VGA port

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. VGA port
    Explanation
    The VGA port is used to connect a monitor to a computer. It stands for Video Graphics Array and is a widely used port for video output. It is capable of transmitting analog video signals and is compatible with most monitors and graphics cards. The AGP port and PCI port, on the other hand, are not specifically used for connecting monitors to computers. AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) is a type of expansion slot used for graphics cards, while PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) is a general-purpose expansion slot for various types of devices. Therefore, the correct answer is VGA port.

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  • 16. 

    What about number 20 ________________________________?

    Correct Answer
    cmos battery
    Explanation
    The given answer, "cmos battery," suggests that the question is asking about the role or significance of the CMOS battery in relation to "number 20." The CMOS battery is a small battery on the motherboard of a computer that provides power to the CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor) chip. This chip stores the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) settings of the computer, including the date and time. Therefore, the CMOS battery is essential for maintaining the correct settings and ensuring the proper functioning of the computer.

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  • 17. 

    What do you call to the connection for your hard drive or CD / DVD drive? Most drives today come with SATA connections, so this is known as?

    • A.

      Power chord

    • B.

      SATA cable

    • C.

      Memory slot

    • D.

      IDE connector

    Correct Answer
    D. IDE connector
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "IDE connector." IDE stands for Integrated Drive Electronics, and it refers to the connection interface used for hard drives and CD/DVD drives in older computers. SATA (Serial ATA) is the more modern and commonly used connection interface for drives today.

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  • 18. 

    From the motherboard picture below, name the No 18________________________.

    Correct Answer
    PCI-E slot, AGP slot
    Explanation
    The No 18 in the motherboard picture is a slot that can accommodate both a PCI-E card and an AGP card. It is a versatile slot that allows for the installation of different types of expansion cards, providing flexibility for the user.

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  • 19. 

    It is a mechanical component that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a device (usually a microprocessor) and a printed circuit board (PCB), is known as?

    • A.

      CPU socket

    • B.

      Motherboard

    • C.

      Memory

    • D.

      Heatsink

    Correct Answer
    A. CPU socket
    Explanation
    A CPU socket is a mechanical component that provides both mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). It allows the microprocessor to be securely attached to the motherboard and enables the transfer of data and power between the two components. The CPU socket plays a crucial role in the functioning of a computer system, as it ensures the proper communication and integration of the microprocessor with the rest of the hardware.

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