Computer Terms - 8th Grd

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8th Grade Quizzes & Trivia

Everyone is expected to have some basic computer knowledge if they desire to survive in the current job markets where computers are taking over. Are you in the 8th grade and are just adding to your understanding of computers? The quiz below is based on the computer terms you should know by now. Give it a try and get some practice.


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 6. 
    The currently selected window.
    • A. 

      Active

    • B. 

      Desktop

    • C. 

      Window

    • D. 

      Task bar

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 10. 
    Stands for "Compact Disc Read-Only Memory.
    • A. 

      DVD

    • B. 

      My Computer

    • C. 

      CD ROM

    • D. 

      Home page

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 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

  • 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. 

      Task bar

    • C. 

      Settings

    • D. 

      Start Button

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 17. 
    This key will lock alpha keys into uppercase.
    • A. 

      Shift

    • B. 

      Caps Lock

    • C. 

      Control

    • D. 

      Alt

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 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

  • 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

  • 20. 
    A container for programs and files, 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