Computer Competency Quiz: MCQ!

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Do you think you are competent on the computer? Do you know how to utilize the essential equipment required to operate a computer? The most common computer competency is knowing how to employ the mouse and keyboard. Typing at a decent pace is mandatory if you want an excellent career. When you use the computer, you should be confident in your typing capabilities. This quiz will test your computer competency. Get ready to prove yourself.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The acronym "CPU" stands for:
    • A. 

      Core Processing Unit

    • B. 

      Central Processing Unit

    • C. 

      Common Processing Unit

    • D. 

      Collated Processing Unit

  • 2. 
    What does a computer allow you to do?
    • A. 

      Type documents and send e-mail

    • B. 

      Surf the internet

    • C. 

      Store and retrieve data

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Which of the following items is not a basic part of a desktop computer?
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Keyboard

    • C. 

      Printer

    • D. 

      Monitor

  • 4. 
    In a desktop computer, the Central Processing Unit, or processor, is the
    • A. 

      Brain of the computer

    • B. 

      Computer's power supply

    • C. 

      Memory area

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Random-access memory or RAM is:
    • A. 

      Long-term memory

    • B. 

      Short-term memory

    • C. 

      Located on a USB/Flash drive

    • D. 

      Connected to the USB port

  • 6. 
    ___________________ is a program that protects your email, files and downloads attached to software.
    • A. 

      Operating system

    • B. 

      Encryption

    • C. 

      Anti-virus software

    • D. 

      Disk cleanup

  • 7. 
    A network can allow 2 or more computers to share an Internet connection and files.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The top-level organization name ".com" represents ___________________.
    • A. 

      A company or business

    • B. 

      A government entity

    • C. 

      A school or educational institution

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    When composing and sending an email message, CC means__________________
    • A. 

      Corrected copy

    • B. 

      Blind carbon copy

    • C. 

      Carbon Copy

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    When opening an email attachment, it is always good practice to __________________.
    • A. 

      Save it to your hard drive

    • B. 

      Scan with and Anti-virus software prior to opening

    • C. 

      Scan with Microsoft Word editor

    • D. 

      Save it to a flash drive

  • 11. 
    Microsoft Windows is an example of a/an ___________________.
    • A. 

      Application

    • B. 

      Software program

    • C. 

      Operating System

    • D. 

      Both "B" and "C" above

  • 12. 
    ROM stands for _________________.
    • A. 

      Ready On Memory

    • B. 

      Resolution Or Management

    • C. 

      Read Only Memory

    • D. 

      Read Only Management

  • 13. 
    A typical input device to the computer could be a ______________________.
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Keyboard

    • C. 

      Printer

    • D. 

      Both "A" and "B" above

  • 14. 
    Www stands for _________________.
    • A. 

      Wow wow wow

    • B. 

      World without women

    • C. 

      World wide web

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    The organization name ".org" stand for?
    • A. 

      Commercial network

    • B. 

      Goverment network

    • C. 

      Organization network (often non-profit)

    • D. 

      Military network

  • 16. 
    A megabyte is equal to __________ characters.
    • A. 

      1,048,576 characters or 1 million

    • B. 

      1,099,511,627,776 characters or 1 trillion

    • C. 

      1,024 characters or 1 thousand

    • D. 

      1,073,741,824 characters or 1 billion

  • 17. 
    The arrow keys move the computer's cursor across the screen and __________________
    • A. 

      Deletes all characters to the left of the cursor

    • B. 

      Deletes all characters to the right of the cursor

    • C. 

      Does not change any of the data on the screen

    • D. 

      Changes all data below the cursor

  • 18. 
    The delete key erases characters to the ______________ of the insertion point while the backspace key erases characters to the ______________ of the insertion point.
    • A. 

      Left; right

    • B. 

      Right; left

    • C. 

      Bottom; top

    • D. 

      Top; bottom

  • 19. 
    The computer without ____________________ would be like a home entertainment systems without any tapes, CD's or movies.
    • A. 

      Hardware

    • B. 

      Firmware

    • C. 

      Diskware

    • D. 

      Software

  • 20. 
    The components or physical pieces of a computer, or the things that you can touch is called?
    • A. 

      Hardware

    • B. 

      Firmware

    • C. 

      Diskware

    • D. 

      Software

  • 21. 
    An example of a "domain name" could be:
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