Computer Literacy Module 1 : Computer Basics

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Computer Literacy Quizzes & Trivia

Computer literacy is one of the things that most people look for when it comes to a prospective employee and this is due to the fact that the world is paperless and people have embraced the use of computers throughout different sectors. Having completed the computer literacy module 1 on computer basics the test below is designed to jog your memory. Try it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The software application that is used the most often is _____________. 
    • A. 

      Word Processing

    • B. 

      Spreadsheet

    • C. 

      Publishing

    • D. 

      Databases

    • E. 

      Presentations

  • 2. 
    Input, processing, output and storage are the steps in the __________.
    • A. 

      Information Cycle

    • B. 

      Information Processing Cycle

    • C. 

      Data Cycle

    • D. 

      Data Processing Cycle

  • 3. 
    The most commonly used input device is the ____________.
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Keyboard

    • C. 

      Joystick

    • D. 

      Scanner

  • 4. 
    CPU stands for ________.
    • A. 

      Central Packet Unit

    • B. 

      Core Processing Unit

    • C. 

      Central Processing Unit

    • D. 

      Central Product Unit

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT a type of printer?
    • A. 

      Dot-Matrix

    • B. 

      Inkjet

    • C. 

      Portrait

    • D. 

      Laser

  • 6. 
    The equipment that makes up the computer.
    • A. 

      Software

    • B. 

      System Unit

    • C. 

      Hardware

    • D. 

      CPU

    • E. 

      RAM

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      BIOS

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Hard Drive

    • D. 

      Software

    • E. 

      Input

  • 8. 
    Software designed to do a specific task like word processing or spreadsheets. 
    • A. 

      Application Software

    • B. 

      System Software

    • C. 

      Operating System

    • D. 

      Monitor

    • E. 

      Keyboard

  • 9. 
    Software that manages the hardware and the other software on your computer.
    • A. 

      BIOS

    • B. 

      Operating System

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      CPU

    • E. 

      CD-ROM

  • 10. 
    The process of communicating with the computer. 
    • A. 

      Software

    • B. 

      Output

    • C. 

      DVD

    • D. 

      Storage

    • E. 

      Input

  • 11. 
    The result of the work done by your computer. 
    • A. 

      Storage

    • B. 

      Output

    • C. 

      Processing

    • D. 

      Input

    • E. 

      Software

  • 12. 
    The actions performed by a computer to manipulate data. 
    • A. 

      Input

    • B. 

      Output

    • C. 

      Power Supply

    • D. 

      Processing

    • E. 

      Saving

  • 13. 
    Printers that have nozzles that spray ink on the paper. 
    • A. 

      Inkjet

    • B. 

      Portrait

    • C. 

      Laser

    • D. 

      Dot-Matrix

    • E. 

      Multi-functional

  • 14. 
    Printers that are similar to copiers 
    • A. 

      Multifunctional

    • B. 

      Inkjet

    • C. 

      Laser

    • D. 

      Dot-Matrix

    • E. 

      Landscape

  • 15. 
    The brain of the computer.
    • A. 

      Brainette

    • B. 

      CD-ROM

    • C. 

      Hard Drive

    • D. 

      CPU

    • E. 

      FSU

  • 16. 
    Other hardware, like the keyboard or monitor, plugs into this.
    • A. 

      Motherboard

    • B. 

      DVD

    • C. 

      System Unit

    • D. 

      CPU

    • E. 

      Port

  • 17. 
    Memory that can read and write, but is lost when the computer is turned off
    • A. 

      ROM

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      EPROM

    • D. 

      PROM

    • E. 

      MB

  • 18. 
    Contains the disk drives and stores the processor.
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      System Unit

    • C. 

      Keyboard

    • D. 

      Motherboard

    • E. 

      Bag

  • 19. 
    Hand-held device that controls the pointer on the screen. 
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Scanner

    • D. 

      Printer

    • E. 

      Speakers

  • 20. 
    Magnetic cylinders on which information in the computer is stored.
    • A. 

      DVD

    • B. 

      Thumb Drive

    • C. 

      Hard Drive

    • D. 

      CD

    • E. 

      Zip Disk