Computer Terms Quiz For 8th Grade! Trivia

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This is a computer terms trivia quiz for 8th-grade. Play it out and evaluate yourself. Computers are devices used to input, process, edit, and retrieve data in large amounts and with ease. The parts of a computer are divided into hardware and software. The hardware is all the physical components of the computer, while the software is instructions for the hardware. By taking this quiz, you will get to test out just how well you know computers and their different parts.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    This is the on-screen work area on which windows, icons, menus, and dialog boxes appear.

    • A.

      My Computer

    • B.

      Desktop

    • C.

      Disk Drive

    • D.

      Hardware

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Desktop
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Desktop". The desktop is the on-screen work area where windows, icons, menus, and dialog boxes appear. It is the main screen that you see when you start up your computer, and it serves as a central location for accessing files, folders, and applications. It is where you can organize and customize your computer's layout by placing shortcuts to frequently used programs or files.

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  • 2. 

    The physical components of a computer system, including any equipment such as printers, mouse, and monitor.

    • A.

      Software

    • B.

      Desktop

    • C.

      Hardware

    • D.

      My Computer

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Hardware
    Explanation
    Hardware refers to the physical components of a computer system, such as printers, mouse, and monitor. These are tangible objects that can be seen and touched. Software, on the other hand, refers to the programs and instructions that tell the hardware what to do. Desktop and My Computer are not accurate descriptions of the physical components of a computer system, and "None of these" is incorrect because hardware is indeed the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is an example of hardware?

    • A.

      Windows XP

    • B.

      Mac Operation System

    • C.

      Solitaire

    • D.

      Internet Explorer

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    E. None of these
    Explanation
    The options provided are all software programs or operating systems, not hardware. Hardware refers to the physical components of a computer system, such as the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and processor. None of the options listed in the question are examples of hardware.

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  • 4. 

    This is an on-screen list of available functions or operations that can be performed currently.

    • A.

      Menu

    • B.

      My Computer

    • C.

      Task Bar

    • D.

      Start

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Menu
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Menu" because it is referring to an on-screen list of available functions or operations that can be performed currently. The other options mentioned, such as "My Computer," "Task Bar," and "Start," are not specifically associated with a list of functions or operations. Therefore, "Menu" is the most appropriate answer in this context.

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  • 5. 

    This shows you the contents of your disk drives, hard disk, CD-ROM drive, and network drives.

    • A.

      My Documents

    • B.

      Software

    • C.

      Hardware

    • D.

      My Computer

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. My Computer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "My Computer" because it is the option that accurately describes the feature mentioned in the question. "My Computer" allows users to view the contents of their disk drives, hard disk, CD-ROM drive, and network drives. The other options, such as "My Documents," "Software," "Hardware," and "None of these," do not provide the same functionality as "My Computer."

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  • 6. 

    The currently selected window.

    • A.

      Active

    • B.

      Desktop

    • C.

      Window

    • D.

      Taskbar

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Active
    Explanation
    The term "active" refers to something that is currently in use or being operated on. In the context of this question, the "active" window would be the one that is currently selected or being used by the user. This could be any window on the computer screen, such as a web browser, a document editor, or a file explorer. It is the window that is currently receiving input and displaying information or content to the user.

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  • 7. 

    This is the bar that contains the Start button and appears by default at the bottom of the desktop. You can click its buttons to switch between programs.

    • A.

      Menu Bar

    • B.

      Start Bar

    • C.

      Selection Bar

    • D.

      Tool Bar

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    E. None of these
    Explanation
    The given description is referring to the taskbar, which is not listed as one of the options. The options provided are Menu Bar, Start Bar, Selection Bar, and Tool Bar, none of which accurately describe the described bar. Therefore, the correct answer is "None of these".

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  • 8. 

    A unit of data that typically holds a single character, such as a letter, a digit, or a punctuation mark.

    • A.

      Icon

    • B.

      Byte

    • C.

      Software

    • D.

      My Documents

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Byte
    Explanation
    A byte is a unit of data that typically holds a single character, such as a letter, a digit, or a punctuation mark. It is the smallest addressable unit of memory in most computer architectures and is commonly used to represent characters in computer systems. Therefore, the correct answer is "Byte".

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  • 9. 

    The fixed hard disk drive inside your computer system. Information is saved to it, and all your programs are stored and run from it.

    • A.

      C Drive

    • B.

      D Drive

    • C.

      Firmware

    • D.

      My Computer

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. C Drive
    Explanation
    The C Drive is the correct answer because it refers to the fixed hard disk drive inside a computer system where information is saved and all programs are stored and run from. It is a common term used to represent the primary storage device in a Windows operating system.

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  • 10. 

    Stands for "Compact Disc Read-Only Memory.

    • A.

      DVD

    • B.

      My Computer

    • C.

      CD ROM

    • D.

      Home page

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. CD ROM
    Explanation
    CD ROM stands for "Compact Disc Read-Only Memory." It is a type of optical disc storage medium that can only be read and not written or erased. CD ROMs are commonly used for storing and distributing software, games, music, and other data. They are read by CD ROM drives, which use laser technology to read the data stored on the disc. CD ROMs are widely used in computers and other electronic devices for data storage and retrieval.

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  • 11. 

    The central processing unit is the part of the computer that actually works with the data and runs the programs.

    • A.

      My Documents

    • B.

      Application

    • C.

      Motherboard

    • D.

      CPU

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. CPU
    Explanation
    The CPU, or central processing unit, is the component of the computer that performs all the necessary calculations and processes the data. It is responsible for executing instructions, running programs, and managing the flow of information within the computer system. The CPU is often considered the "brain" of the computer as it carries out all the necessary operations to make the computer function properly. Therefore, the CPU is the correct answer as it is the part of the computer that actually works with the data and runs the programs.

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  • 12. 

    This term is used to describe a preset value for some option in a computer program. It is the value used when a setting has not been specified by the user.

    • A.

      Default

    • B.

      Taskbar

    • C.

      Settings

    • D.

      Start Button

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Default
    Explanation
    The term "Default" is used to describe a preset value for some option in a computer program. It is the value used when a setting has not been specified by the user. In other words, it is the standard or initial value that is automatically applied if the user does not make a specific selection or choice.

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  • 13. 

    A secondary window that contains buttons and various kinds of options through which you can carry out a particular command or task

    • A.

      Window

    • B.

      Desktop

    • C.

      Dialogue Box

    • D.

      Application

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Dialogue Box
    Explanation
    A dialogue box is a secondary window that contains buttons and various kinds of options through which you can carry out a particular command or task. It is commonly used in software applications to prompt the user for input or to display messages and notifications. This type of window allows for user interaction and provides a convenient way to access specific features or perform specific actions within an application.

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  • 14. 

    The program that manages a computer's resources, such as Windows XP, Mac OS, or Linux.

    • A.

      Operation System

    • B.

      My Computer

    • C.

      Hardware

    • D.

      Default

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Operation System
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Operation System" because an operating system is a program that manages a computer's resources. It acts as an intermediary between the hardware and software, allowing users to interact with the computer and run different applications. Examples of operating systems include Windows XP, Mac OS, and Linux.

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  • 15. 

    Memory that can be read from or written to by a computer or other devices. Information stored here is lost when the computer is turned off.

    • A.

      Application

    • B.

      Software

    • C.

      My Computer

    • D.

      RAM

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. RAM
    Explanation
    RAM stands for Random Access Memory. It is a type of computer memory that can be read from and written to by a computer or other devices. The information stored in RAM is volatile, meaning it is lost when the computer is turned off. RAM is used by the computer to temporarily store data and instructions that are actively being used by the CPU. It allows for quick access to data, which helps in improving the overall performance of the computer. Therefore, RAM is the correct answer in this case.

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  • 16. 

    This key is "Destructive." As it moves the cursor from right to left, it erases characters or spaces.

    • A.

      Delete

    • B.

      Arrow

    • C.

      My Documents

    • D.

      Control

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    E. None of these
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "None of these." The explanation for this answer is that the key described in the question is a backspace key, not a delete key. The backspace key is used to erase characters or spaces by moving the cursor from right to left. The delete key, on the other hand, is used to remove characters or spaces to the right of the cursor. Therefore, none of the options provided (Delete, Arrow, My Documents, Control) accurately describe the key mentioned in the question.

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  • 17. 

    This key will lock alpha keys into uppercase.

    • A.

      Shift

    • B.

      Caps Lock

    • C.

      Control

    • D.

      Alt

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Caps Lock
    Explanation
    The Caps Lock key is the correct answer because it is specifically designed to lock the alpha keys on a keyboard into uppercase. When the Caps Lock key is activated, all letters typed will be in uppercase until the key is pressed again to deactivate it. This feature is useful for situations where a user needs to type in all uppercase letters without having to hold down the Shift key for each letter.

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  • 18. 

    A customizable toolbar (located on the taskbar) that lets you display the Windows desktop or start a program with a single click.

    • A.

      Start

    • B.

      Quick Launch

    • C.

      My Desktop

    • D.

      Menu Bar

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Quick Launch
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Quick Launch". Quick Launch is a customizable toolbar located on the taskbar that allows users to display the Windows desktop or start a program with a single click. It provides easy access to frequently used programs and shortcuts, making it convenient for users to quickly launch applications without navigating through menus or searching for icons on the desktop.

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  • 19. 

    This key will indent text a precise preset amount each time it is used in a word document. It is also used to move through options in a dialogue box.

    • A.

      Tab

    • B.

      Control

    • C.

      Shift

    • D.

      Alt

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Tab
    Explanation
    The Tab key is used to indent text a precise preset amount each time it is used in a word document. It is also used to move through options in a dialogue box.

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  • 20. 

    A container for programs and files that is symbolized on the screen by a graphical image. Used as a means of organizing programs and documents on a disk.

    • A.

      Application

    • B.

      Icon

    • C.

      Recycle Bin

    • D.

      Folder

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. Folder
    Explanation
    A folder is a container for programs and files that is symbolized on the screen by a graphical image. It is used as a means of organizing programs and documents on a disk. Folders help users to categorize and store their files in a hierarchical structure, making it easier to locate and access them when needed. Folders can be created, renamed, moved, and deleted, providing a flexible and efficient way to manage files and maintain a well-organized system.

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