Computer Literacy Benchmark Assessment-- Chapters 1 & 2

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Computer Literacy Benchmark Assessment-- Chapters 1 & 2

This test assesses your knowledge about computer hardware and peripheral devices.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Computers can be connected using which of the following models?
    • A. 

      Centralized model

    • B. 

      Distributed model

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      Neither A nor B

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is a component of a computer system?
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Modem

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is not a component of a computer system?
    • A. 

      System unit

    • B. 

      Television

    • C. 

      Storage devices

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    A storage device can be which of the following?
    • A. 

      Floppy disk drive

    • B. 

      CD drive

    • C. 

      DVD drive

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    What is the computer’s main circuit board called?
    • A. 

      Main board

    • B. 

      Power supply

    • C. 

      Motherboard

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Which of the following digits does the binary system use?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 7. 
    What is/are the major component(s) or a computer?
    • A. 

      Processor

    • B. 

      Memory

    • C. 

      Storage

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    CDs and DVDs come in which of the following varieties?
    • A. 

      Read-only

    • B. 

      Recordable

    • C. 

      Rewritable

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Unicode uses how many bits?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      24

    • C. 

      16

    • D. 

      32

  • 10. 
    Wh                 Which of the following is used to measure microprocessor speed?
    • A. 

      Megahertz

    • B. 

      Gigahertz

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      Neither A nor B

  • 11. 
    The ALU uses which of the following to hold data that is being processed?
    • A. 

      Registers

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      Bits

    • D. 

      Bytes

  • 12. 
    A perfect storage device would be:
    • A. 

      Inexpensive

    • B. 

      High-capacity

    • C. 

      Indestructible

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is the main storage device in most computer systems?
    • A. 

      Floppy disk drive c. d.

    • B. 

      Hard disk drive

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      CD drive

  • 14. 
    A comprehensive backup should be scheduled how often?
    • A. 

      Weekly

    • B. 

      Monthly

    • C. 

      Daily

    • D. 

      It depends on how much data you generate.

  • 15. 
                       Which type of computer is also referred to as a laptop?
    • A. 

      PDA

    • B. 

      Handheld computer

    • C. 

      Notebook computer

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
                       A(n) _____________ is a device that accepts input, processes data, stores data, and produces output.  
  • 17. 
                               _________ refers to symbols that represent facts, objects, and ideas.
  • 18. 
                       A(n) _________ _________ is software that helps a computer control itself to operate efficiently and keep track of data.
  • 19. 
                      A(n) ___________ computer fits on a desk and runs on power from an electrical wall outlet.
  • 20. 
                        A(n) _______________ computer is a small, lightweight personal computer that incorporates screen, keyboard, storage, and processing components into a single portable unit.
  • 21. 
                       The __________ system uses the digits 0 and 1.
  • 22. 
                        The computer’s main circuit board is called the ____________.
  • 23. 
                       A(n) _________ device works with discrete data.
  • 24. 
                        A(n) ______________ is an integrated circuit designed to process instructions.
  • 25. 
                      A(n) _____ _________ ________ is a popular portable storage device featuring a built-in connector that plugs directly into a computer’s USB port.
  • 26. 
                      A(n) _______ _______ is typically a row of outlets arranged in a plastic case.
  • 27. 
    Unlike disk storage, most RAM is __________.
  • 28. 
    The binary number system has only _______ digits.
  • 29. 
    The figure below shows an example of _________ code.
  • 30. 
                   The term __________ _________ refers to any input or output component that connects to a computer’s system unit.
  • 31. 
    A(n) ______ produces an image by manipulating light within a layer of liquid crystal cells.
  • 32. 
                      ________ __________ is the measure in inches from one corner of the screen diagonally across to the opposite corner.
  • 33. 
    Display devices are usually classified as __________ devices.
  • 34. 
    The number of colors a monitor can display is referred to as _____ ______.
  • 35. 
                  The number of horizontal and vertical pixels that a device displays on a screen is referred to as _________ __________.
  • 36. 
          A(n          A(n) _______ ______ contains circuitry that generates the signals for displaying an image on the screen.
  • 37. 
                  The quality or sharpness of printed images and text depends on the printer’s resolution, which is measured by _______.
  • 38. 
                       _____________ is an alternative printer language preferred by many publishing professionals.
  • 39. 
    A(n) __________ is a special type of printer designed to produce line drawings.
  • 40. 
                   A(n) _______ ___________ converts digital text into audio output.
  • 41. 
                    A(n) _____________ transmits and receives signals.
  • 42. 
                   If a peripheral device requires a port that is not available on your computer, you might have to install a(n) _______ ________.  
  • 43. 
    A(n) _________ ________ allows you to manipulate an on-screen pointer and other screen-based graphical controls.
  • 44. 
                   The figure below shows a ________ _________ _________.