Computer Vocabulary: MCQ Trivia Quiz Questions!

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Computer Vocabulary: MCQ Trivia Quiz Questions!

How well do you know computer vocabulary? There are many terms to remember when it comes to your computer. For example, hardware is the computer's brain, as the main component does all the processing. Software is what you install on your computer to accomplish many things, one of them being the word processor, which is the software we use to type documents. This excellent quiz will demonstrate your knowledge of computer vocabulary. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is anti-virus software?
    • A. 

      A cheap removable disk used for storing or transferring information

    • B. 

      A particular type of lettering (on the screen or on paper)...Arial is an example

    • C. 

      A socket at the back of a computer for connecting external equipment or peripherals, especially printers.

    • D. 

      A small unauthorized program that can damage a PC

    • E. 

      A program that finds and removes viruses from a computer

  • 2. 
    What is a driver?
    • A. 

      A disk for storing computer information. It looks like an audio CD

    • B. 

      For the temporary storing of information while a computer is being used

    • C. 

      A small program that tells a PC how a peripheral works

    • D. 

      Messages sent from one computer to another

    • E. 

      A subdivision of a computer's hard disk into which you put files

  • 3. 
    What is an icon?
    • A. 

      The equipment inside a computer that creates the image on the screen

    • B. 

      A small image or picture on a computer screen that is a symbol for folders, disks, peripherals, programs etc.

    • C. 

      A disk for storing computer information. It looks like audio CD

    • D. 

      Thin film transistor, a type of high quality screen for notebook computers

    • E. 

      An operating system used by the majority of PC's

  • 4. 
    What is a serial port?
    • A. 

      Initials that stand for World Wide Web

    • B. 

      Equipment for converting paper documents to electronic documents that can be used by a computer

    • C. 

      When you switch on your computer and wait while it prepares itself

    • D. 

      A socket at the back of a computer for connecting external equipment or peripherals, especially printers.

    • E. 

      A kind of memory that makes a computer work faster

  • 5. 
    What is backup?
    • A. 

      This is a PC's heart or 'brains'

    • B. 

      A copy on floppy disk or flash drive or tape of files, or CD on a PC's hard disk. It is used in case the hard disk file(s) are erased or damaged

    • C. 

      The main memory used while the PX is working. It is temporary

    • D. 

      Is for information used needed by the PC and cannot be changed

    • E. 

      'What You See Is What You Get" - with this program, if you print a document it looks the same on paper as it looks on the screen

  • 6. 
    What is the taskbar?
    • A. 

      A (small) defect or fault in a program

    • B. 

      The number of dots or pixels per inch (sometimes per centimeter) used to create the screen image

    • C. 

      The smallest piece of information that computers use

    • D. 

      8 bits

    • E. 

      Located at the bottom of the screen and shows the programs in use

  • 7. 
    What is a browser?
    • A. 

      Disk Operating System...the original system used for PCs. You type in commands instead of pointing and clicking.

    • B. 

      A program like Netscape or Internet Explorer. You use it to view or browse the Internet

    • C. 

      The basic software that manages a computer

    • D. 

      An international network of computers that uses the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange

    • E. 

      The equipment inside a computer that creates the image on the screen

  • 8. 
    What is a peripheral?
    • A. 

      The basic software that manages a computer

    • B. 

      A smalll image or picture on a computer screen that is a symbol for folders, disks, peripherals, programs etc.

    • C. 

      An operating system used by the majority of computers

    • D. 

      Any equipment that is connected externally to a computer...for example, printers and scanners

    • E. 

      The image that your see on the screen is made of thousands of tiny dots or points

  • 9. 
    What is a scanner?
    • A. 

      Equipment for converting paper documents to electronic documents that can be used by a computer

    • B. 

      A program that finds and removes viruses from a computer

    • C. 

      Messages sent from one computer to another

    • D. 

      A particular sort of lettering (on the screen or on paper....Arial is an example

    • E. 

      The main memory used while the PC is working

  • 10. 
    What is memory?
    • A. 

      The first six letters on English-language keyboards

    • B. 

      When you switch on your computer and wait while it prepares itself

    • C. 

      For the temporary storing of information while a computer is being used

    • D. 

      Software that operates a PC and does various things, such as writing text (word processing), keeping accounts, and drawing pictures

    • E. 

      The number of dots or pixels per inch (sometimes centimeters) used to create the screen image

  • 11. 
    What are a bit and byte?
    • A. 

      This is a PC's heart or brains

    • B. 

      A program like Netscape or Internet Explorer. You use it to view or browse

    • C. 

      A small defect or fault in a program

    • D. 

      The basic software that manages a computer

    • E. 

      The smallest piece of information that computers use and a group of eight is called this

  • 12. 
    What is resolution?
    • A. 

      The smallest piece of information that computers use

    • B. 

      A cheap removable disk used for storing or transferring information

    • C. 

      The number of dots or pixels per inch (sometimes centimeters) used to create the screen image

    • D. 

      Used to measure computer memory and storage

    • E. 

      Socket at the back of a PC connecting peripherals

  • 13. 
    What is a graphics card?
    • A. 

      For the temporary storing of information while a computer is being used

    • B. 

      This is a PC's heart or brains

    • C. 

      The equipment inside a computer that creates the image on the screen

    • D. 

      The basic software that manages a computer

    • E. 

      A cheap removable disk used for storing or transferring information

  • 14. 
    What is a program?
    • A. 

      The basic software that manages a computer

    • B. 

      Equipment for converting paper documents to electronic documents that can be used by a computer

    • C. 

      Software that operates a PC and does various things, such as writing text (word processing)

    • D. 

      This is a PC's heart or brains

    • E. 

      A small unauthorized program that can damage a PC.

  • 15. 
    What is RAM?
    • A. 

      A copy on floppy disk or flash drive or tape of files, or CD on a PC's hard disk. It is used in case the hard disk file(s) are erased or damaged

    • B. 

      The main memory used when the computer is working

    • C. 

      A particular type of lettering (on the screen or on paper)...Arial is an example

    • D. 

      Messages sent from one computer to another

    • E. 

      A subdivision of a computer's hard disk into which you put files

  • 16. 
    What is Windows?
    • A. 

      The equipment inside a computer that creates the image on the screen

    • B. 

      Initials that stand for World Wide Web

    • C. 

      An operating system used by the majority of PC's

    • D. 

      A socket at the back of a computer for connecting external equipment or peripherals, especially printers.

    • E. 

      The smallest piece of information that computers use

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