Computer Vocabulary Practice Exam: Quiz!

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Computer Vocabulary Practice Exam: Quiz!

Are you ready to take a computer vocabulary practice exam? For this quiz, you will need to know where to find an electronic signal, what kind of software program allows you to look at the worldwide web, the difference between a gigabyte and megabyte, which part represents the brain of the computer, and what does a blinking light on the screen means. This quiz goes over computer vocabulary, and it tests your computer intelligence.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An extra copy of a document, file or program.
    • A. 

      Binary

    • B. 

      Backup

    • C. 

      Chip

    • D. 

      Modem

  • 2. 
    Refers to base two arithmetic using the numbers 0 and 1.
    • A. 

      Basic

    • B. 

      Byte

    • C. 

      Binary

    • D. 

      Browser

  • 3. 
    An electronic signal which is either on (1) or off (0)
    • A. 

      Bit

    • B. 

      Binary

    • C. 

      Byte

    • D. 

      Backup

  • 4. 
    A software program that lets you explore the World Wide Web.
    • A. 

      Modem

    • B. 

      Computer

    • C. 

      Browser

    • D. 

      Database

  • 5. 
    A group of 8 bits.
    • A. 

      Gigabyte

    • B. 

      Megabyte

    • C. 

      Byte

    • D. 

      Binary

  • 6. 
    A round, shiny portable disk that stores large amounts of software and information.
    • A. 

      CD

    • B. 

      CD-ROM

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      ROM

  • 7. 
    A tiny piece of silicon with electronic circuits.
    • A. 

      Chip

    • B. 

      Icon

    • C. 

      Pixel

    • D. 

      Bit

  • 8. 
    An electronic machine with input, processing, storage, and output.
    • A. 

      Database

    • B. 

      Spreadsheet

    • C. 

      Virus

    • D. 

      Computer

  • 9. 
    The "brain" of the computer.
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      CD-ROM

    • C. 

      CD

    • D. 

      Computer

  • 10. 
    A blinking line or shape on the screen that tells you where the next character will go.
    • A. 

      Icon

    • B. 

      Cursor

    • C. 

      Pixel

    • D. 

      Bit

  • 11. 
    About one billion bytes.
    • A. 

      Megabyte

    • B. 

      Gigabyte

    • C. 

      Bit

    • D. 

      Chip

  • 12. 
    A fixed, large-capacity magnetic storage medium that stores large amounts of information.
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      Browser

    • C. 

      Virus

    • D. 

      Hard Drive

  • 13. 
    The parts of the computer system that you can touch.
    • A. 

      Software

    • B. 

      Hardware

    • C. 

      Hard Drive

    • D. 

      RAM

  • 14. 
    A tiny picture on the screen that represents a program, file or folder.
    • A. 

      Pixel

    • B. 

      Chip

    • C. 

      Byte

    • D. 

      Icon

  • 15. 
    About a million bytes.
    • A. 

      Gigabyte

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      Megabyte

    • D. 

      ROM

  • 16. 
    A device that links a computer to other computers through a phone line.
    • A. 

      Virus

    • B. 

      Cursor

    • C. 

      Software

    • D. 

      Modem

  • 17. 
    A display screen used to provide output.
    • A. 

      Modem

    • B. 

      Pixel

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Cursor

  • 18. 
    The computer's working memory. (temporary storage)
    • A. 

      ROM

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      CD-ROM

    • D. 

      URL

  • 19. 
    The programs that run on a computer.
    • A. 

      Spreadsheet

    • B. 

      Database

    • C. 

      Hardware

    • D. 

      Software

  • 20. 
    A document that helps you organize data in rows and columns of cells.
    • A. 

      Spreadsheet

    • B. 

      Database

    • C. 

      Software

    • D. 

      Virus

  • 21. 
    An organized collection of information.
    • A. 

      Spreadsheet

    • B. 

      Database

    • C. 

      Software

    • D. 

      Virus

  • 22. 
    A tiny dot of light on the screen.
    • A. 

      Icon

    • B. 

      Pixel

    • C. 

      Cursor

    • D. 

      Bit

  • 23. 
    The address of a website on the World Wide Web.
    • A. 

      Browser

    • B. 

      URL

    • C. 

      Modem

    • D. 

      Byte

  • 24. 
    A printed copy.
    • A. 

      Hard Copy

    • B. 

      Soft Copy

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Hardware

  • 25. 
    A computer program that was written to purposely damage computer systems.
    • A. 

      Software

    • B. 

      Virus

    • C. 

      Hard Copy

    • D. 

      Browser

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