Test Your Computer Knowledge: Quiz

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Test Your Computer Knowledge: Quiz

Computer knowledge is important, so let’s see how much you know. Do you know what a serial port is and how many pins it has? What is an operating system, why is it needed, and what exactly is the desktop and its use? If you thirst for computer knowledge, this quiz will show you much more. Good luck with it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    9 bit SIMMs have how many pins?
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      40

  • 2. 
    How many bits is the system data bus for a Pentium Processor?
    • A. 

      64

    • B. 

      54

    • C. 

      44

  • 3. 
    How many bits is the data bus for a 486DX4 processor?
    • A. 

      32

    • B. 

      52

    • C. 

      42

  • 4. 
    A serial data port on your PC would have how many pinouts?
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      7

  • 5. 
    How many wires does the standard IDE drive cable have?
    • A. 

      40

    • B. 

      55

    • C. 

      50

  • 6. 
    How big is the conventional memory in a PC?
    • A. 

      640K

    • B. 

      340K

    • C. 

      550K

  • 7. 
    How many bits is the system bus for a 386SX processor?
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      30

  • 8. 
    How many bits is the system bus for a 386DX processor?
    • A. 

      32

    • B. 

      72

    • C. 

      30

  • 9. 
    What is the maximum length for a parallel cable?
    • A. 

      15 ft.

    • B. 

      17ft

    • C. 

      16ft

  • 10. 
    What IRQ does the real time clock use?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      9

  • 11. 
    What would you set your multimeter to if you wanted to detect an AC ripple?
    • A. 

      AC Voltage

    • B. 

      DC Voltage

    • C. 

      Standard Voltage

  • 12. 
    What form of software can also be called firmware?
    • A. 

      Operating System

    • B. 

      System BIOS

    • C. 

      Installation drivers

  • 13. 
    After you install a new floppy drive and restart the system, the floppy drive light stays on constantly and you get an “FDD Controller Failure” POST error. What is the problem?
    • A. 

      Floppy cable not connected

    • B. 

      Floppy cable on forwards

    • C. 

      Floppy cable on backwards

  • 14. 
    What type of port communicates information to a peripheral device one bit at a time?
    • A. 

      Cerial port

    • B. 

      Serial port

    • C. 

      Optical port

  • 15. 
    Should you wear a grounding strap when servicing a CRT monitor?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 16. 
    What are the 4 types of DC voltage usually produced by a power supply?
    • A. 

      -5V,+13V,-4V,+5V

    • B. 

      +12V, +4V,-5V,-13V

    • C. 

      +5V -5V +12V -12V +5V, -5V ,-12V ,+12V

  • 17. 
    Which is the largest computer in terms of physical size?
    • A. 

      The mainframe computer.

    • B. 

      The microcomputer.

    • C. 

      The tower computer.

    • D. 

      The supercomputer.

  • 18. 
    What component of the computer processes data?
    • A. 

      The RAM

    • B. 

      The Storage devices.

    • C. 

      The Processor.

    • D. 

      The Monitor.

  • 19. 
    Which computer below uses the screen touch technology?
    • A. 

      The palmtop.

    • B. 

      The laptop.

    • C. 

      The minicomputer.

    • D. 

      The desktop computer.

  • 20. 
    Which below is an application program?
    • A. 

      Windows Explorer.

    • B. 

      Microsoft DOS.

    • C. 

      Microsoft OS.

    • D. 

      Microsoft Access

  • 21. 
    Which computer device below is an example of an output hardware?
    • A. 

      The keyboard.

    • B. 

      The printer.

    • C. 

      The scanner.

    • D. 

      The microphone

  • 22. 
    Which is the first part of windows that displays when the computer finishes booting?
    • A. 

      My computer.

    • B. 

      The Desktop.

    • C. 

      My documents.

    • D. 

      The application programs.

  • 23. 
    Which storage device of the computer stores or keeps the operating system and application programs?
    • A. 

      The flash disk.

    • B. 

      The diskette

    • C. 

      The CD ROM

    • D. 

      The hard disk.

  • 24. 
    The computer keyboard is divided between how section and features?
    • A. 

      6-7

    • B. 

      2-3

    • C. 

      4-5

    • D. 

      6-10

  • 25. 
    Which storage device below is connected to the USB port?
    • A. 

      The CD and DVD.

    • B. 

      The diskette.

    • C. 

      The flash disk

    • D. 

      Local disk (C:)

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