Computer Literacy Pre- And Post- Quiz

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Computer Literacy Quizzes & Trivia

Some basic questions about using a computer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is an example of hardware?
    • A. 

      The Operating System

    • B. 

      A Computer Virus

    • C. 

      An E-mail

    • D. 

      A Computer Mouse

  • 2. 
    What is an example of Software
    • A. 

      A modem

    • B. 

      A byte

    • C. 

      Random Access Memory (RAM)

    • D. 

      Windows XP

  • 3. 
    Which is NOT true about computer viruses?
    • A. 

      They are designed to spread

    • B. 

      If you are running virus protection software, you don't need to worry about getting a virus.

    • C. 

      Your computer might act 'normally' even if you are infected with a virus.

    • D. 

      You can get a virus even if you are not connected to the internet

  • 4. 
    Which of the data storage devices holds the most data?
    • A. 

      Floppy Drive

    • B. 

      Flash Drive

    • C. 

      Hard Drive

    • D. 

      CD-ROM Drive

    • E. 

      DVD Drive

  • 5. 
    If you lose your ability to control your computer with your mouse and keyboard, it is probably a sign:
    • A. 

      Your computer is 'frozen'

    • B. 

      You have just been infected with a virus

    • C. 

      Your hard drive crashed

    • D. 

      You lost your connection to the Internet

  • 6. 
    What term is used for a basic unit of data storage?
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      Folder

    • C. 

      Byte

    • D. 

      Hertz

  • 7. 
    Which is the FIRST step to shutting down a computer
    • A. 

      Press Power Switch

    • B. 

      Click the 'Start' button

    • C. 

      Close all Internet connections

    • D. 

      Log off

  • 8. 
    What does the Operating System NOT do?
    • A. 

      Provides a User Interface (for controlling the computer)

    • B. 

      Helps you manage computer resources such as printers and data storage devices.

    • C. 

      Prevents access to adult-content websites

    • D. 

      Checks for and warns of hardware failures

  • 9. 
    For the safety and health of your computer hardware and software, you should do all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Use a surge protector

    • B. 

      Reformat your hard drive at least once per year

    • C. 

      Routinely Back up your data

    • D. 

      Keep your computer cool and clean

  • 10. 
    Which computer component is considered to be the 'brain' of the computer?
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      Hard Drive

    • C. 

      CPU

    • D. 

      Bus

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