Trivia Quiz For Computer Science Students

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Trivia Quiz For Computer Science Students

This is a trivia Quiz for Computer Science Students. In a world where people are using computers on a daily basis. It is important for them to know the basics so as to be better placed in the job market. Take up this quiz and get to review all you have learned about computers do far. All the best and keep on revising!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Contiguous files are created by... 
    • A. 

      Disk cleanup

    • B. 

      Disk defragmenter

    • C. 

      System restore

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    What is the expected data rate of USB 2 interfaces? 
    • A. 

      4800Mbps

    • B. 

      4.8Mbps

    • C. 

      48Mbps

    • D. 

      480Mbps

  • 3. 
    The ISO layer responsible for handling IP addresses is
    • A. 

      The transport layer

    • B. 

      The applications layer

    • C. 

      The network layer

    • D. 

      The physical layer

  • 4. 
    On which of the following interfaces would you NOT expect to find a disc drive in a typical PC architecture:
    • A. 

      SATA

    • B. 

      SCSI

    • C. 

      IDE

    • D. 

      PCI

  • 5. 
    What is a very common symptom of the IDE cable for a floppy drive being connected upside down?
    • A. 

      Drive led never lights

    • B. 

      Drive led is permanently lit

    • C. 

      Drive led flashes

    • D. 

      Drive spins constantly but never comes ready

  • 6. 
    What is the default subnet mask for the IP address 201.120.120.10?
    • A. 

      255.255.255.0

    • B. 

      255.0.0.0

    • C. 

      255.255.0.0

    • D. 

      255.255.192

  • 7. 
     What is the purpose of a driver?
    • A. 

      Improves performance of installed devices by optimising access patterns

    • B. 

      Tells the operating system how to interact with the device

    • C. 

      Provides more useful memory by moving device control data to extended memory

    • D. 

      Modifies application programs to work correctly with devices attached to a system

  • 8. 
    The DOS command ipconfig/all reveals
    • A. 

      The current network configuration of the pc

    • B. 

      The current hardware configuration of the pc

    • C. 

      The current configuration of the web browser

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    What expansion bus types do most modern motherboards support?
    • A. 

      ISA, EISA

    • B. 

      ISA, PCI, AGP

    • C. 

      MCA, PCI

    • D. 

      ISA, VESA, PCI

  • 10. 
    Which of the following should you NEVER attempt to service in the field?
    • A. 

      PSU

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      Graphics card

    • D. 

      Hard drive

  • 11. 
    What does ZIF stand for in relation to a CPU type? 
    • A. 

      Zonal interface file

    • B. 

      Zonal internal faults

    • C. 

      Zero insertion force

    • D. 

      Zero intelligence format

  • 12. 
    IRQ lines ………
    • A. 

      Are not used on modern motherboards and processors

    • B. 

      Allow devices to interrupt the flow of programs in the CPU

    • C. 

      Use USB type connectors

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    Which file extension does not apply to a library file used by an executable program?
    • A. 

      .lib

    • B. 

      .dll

    • C. 

      .exe

    • D. 

      None of the above, they are all library file extensions

  • 14. 
    A site licence allows the user to...
    • A. 

      Use one copy of the software covered by the licence anywhere on the specified site

    • B. 

      Use the software covered by the licence on every machine on the specified site

    • C. 

      Provide every worker on the specified site with their own copy of the software covered by the licence

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    The NTFS filing system can NOT be used by...
    • A. 

      Windows 95

    • B. 

      Windows 98

    • C. 

      Windows 2000

    • D. 

      Windows NT 4.0

  • 16. 
    Which chip sits between the CPU and the RAM on a modern motherboard?
    • A. 

      Southbridge

    • B. 

      Northbridge

    • C. 

      Northgate

    • D. 

      Southgate

  • 17. 
    What is the smallest storage access unit on an IDE hard drive?
    • A. 

      Track

    • B. 

      Cylinder

    • C. 

      Sector

    • D. 

      Partition

  • 18. 
    A laser printer which starts to print smudgy vertical lines on the paper as well as the desired image is probably suffering from
    • A. 

      Corona wire failure

    • B. 

      A failure to charge the drum properly

    • C. 

      A failure to clean the drum properly

    • D. 

      A failure to feed the paper properly

  • 19. 
    What interrupt is traditionally used by the Real Time Clock?
    • A. 

      IRQ 8

    • B. 

      IRQ 3

    • C. 

      IRQ 4

    • D. 

      IRQ 6

  • 20. 
    AGP stands for …
    • A. 

      Alternate graphics processor

    • B. 

      Advanced games port

    • C. 

      Accelerated graphics port

    • D. 

      Anti-glare patch