Computer Basic Knowledge: 6th Grade Quiz

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Computer Basic Knowledge: 6th Grade Quiz - Quiz

This is a basic computer quiz for 6th-grade students. We all know that a computer is a machine that can be instructed to perform many different functions. It can even do arithmetic or logical operations. The computer is possibly the most significant invention, second only to the internet itself. Take this quiz and see how much you know about the computer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Another name for computer programs and information.
    • A. 

      Output

    • B. 

      Process

    • C. 

      Software

    • D. 

      CPU

  • 2. 
    The part of a computer that allows the user to view information on a screen.
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      Motherboard

    • D. 

      Monitor

  • 3. 
    This part sends signals to other parts of the computer to tell them what to do.
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      Motherboard

    • C. 

      Icon

    • D. 

      Hard drive

  • 4. 
    This is a flat input device that usually sits in front of the monitor.
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Tower

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Laptop

  • 5. 
    This memory is for short term storage and is lost when the computer is turned off.
    • A. 

      Icon

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      Hard drive

    • D. 

      RAM

  • 6. 
    A name for a small picture or image representing a folder or a program.
    • A. 

      Graphic

    • B. 

      Icon

    • C. 

      Software

    • D. 

      Desktop

  • 7. 
    This computer is small enough to fit on your lap and is very portable.
    • A. 

      Laptop

    • B. 

      Tower

    • C. 

      Computer

    • D. 

      Motherboard

  • 8. 
    This part allows the user to hear information from the computer.
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      Software

    • C. 

      Input

    • D. 

      Speaker

  • 9. 
    Another name for all the parts of a computer.
    • A. 

      Process

    • B. 

      Hardware

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Software

  • 10. 
    This input device will allow the user to move the pointer on the screen.
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Speaker

    • C. 

      Icon

    • D. 

      Output

  • 11. 
    This type of computer is tall rather than wide.
    • A. 

      Laptop

    • B. 

      Motherboard

    • C. 

      Hard Drive

    • D. 

      Tower

  • 12. 
    This device allows the user to record or send their voice into the computer.
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      Microphone

    • C. 

      Output

    • D. 

      Speaker

  • 13. 
    This part does the real calculation, moving, and processing of information.
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      IBM

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      Hard Drive

  • 14. 
    This is a type of computer that sets on a table or desk.
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Laptop

    • C. 

      Hard Drive

    • D. 

      Desktop

  • 15. 
    What are the 3 main things a computer does?
    • A. 

      Input

    • B. 

      Save

    • C. 

      Output

    • D. 

      Process

    • E. 

      Reboot

  • 16. 
    This part stores data, programs, settings, and the operating system while the computer is off. While it is on, it spins inside the computer reading and writing data.
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      Motherboard

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      Hard Drive

  • 17. 
    Select 2 input devices.
    • A. 

      Microphone

    • B. 

      Printer

    • C. 

      Keyboard

    • D. 

      Speaker

  • 18. 
    Select 3 output devices.
    • A. 

      Scaner

    • B. 

      Speaker

    • C. 

      Printer

    • D. 

      Microphone

    • E. 

      Monitor

  • 19. 
    Name a type of Disk Drive. (Single word or abreviation only please.) Ex. A ____________ Disk Drive.
  • 20. 
    Name a type of Disk Drive. (Single word or abreviation only please.) Ex. A ____________ Disk Drive.
  • 21. 
    Name a type of Disk Drive. (Single word or abreviation only please.) Ex. A ____________ Disk Drive.
  • 22. 
    Name of an Operating System
    • A. 

      Dell

    • B. 

      Windows XP

    • C. 

      Yahoo

    • D. 

      Microsoft

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