An Easy Computer Quiz

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Do you have basic knowledge of the computer? Would you be interested in taking this easy computer quiz for beginners? For this quiz, you should have a basic understanding of computer hardware, software, search engines, and more. This quiz will not only help you test your knowledge, but you will also learn something as you play it. So, wish you all the best. Do share this quiz with others.


Computer Basics Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    What do you call a portable computer?

    • A.

      Laptop

    • B.

      Bookshop

    • C.

      RAM

    • D.

      Computer

    Correct Answer
    A. Laptop
    Explanation
    A portable computer is commonly known as a laptop. It is a compact and lightweight device that can be easily carried and used anywhere. It is designed to perform similar functions as a desktop computer but with the added advantage of portability. The term "laptop" is widely used and recognized to refer to this type of computer.

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  • 2. 

    What are the REAL Anti-Virus software programs?

    • A.

      Norton

    • B.

      Microsoft

    • C.

      Internet Explorer

    • D.

      AVG

    • E.

      McAfee

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Norton
    D. AVG
    E. McAfee
    Explanation
    The real anti-virus software programs are Norton, AVG, and McAfee. These programs are specifically designed to detect and remove malicious software, such as viruses, from computer systems. They have established themselves as reputable and reliable brands in the cybersecurity industry, offering comprehensive protection against a wide range of threats. Users can trust these programs to safeguard their devices and data from potential cyber-attacks.

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  • 3. 

    What do you use to read CDs/DVDs?

    • A.

      Monitor

    • B.

      Keyboard

    • C.

      CD/DVD PLAYER

    • D.

      Mouse

    Correct Answer
    C. CD/DVD PLAYER
    Explanation
    CDs and DVDs are physical media formats that store data. To access the data stored on these discs, a CD/DVD player is required. A CD/DVD player is a device specifically designed to read and play CDs and DVDs. It uses a laser to read the data encoded on the disc and then sends the information to a computer or audio/video system for playback. A monitor, keyboard, and mouse are peripheral devices that are used to interact with a computer, but they cannot read CDs or DVDs.

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  • 4. 

    What memory below is the largest?

    • A.

      1TB

    • B.

      1GB

    • C.

      55000Bytes

    • D.

      10GB

    Correct Answer
    A. 1TB
    Explanation
    1TB (terabyte) is the largest memory among the given options. TB is a unit of digital information storage and 1TB is equivalent to 1,000GB or 1,000,000MB. In comparison, 1GB (gigabyte) is smaller than 1TB, and both 10GB and 55000 bytes are even smaller units of measurement. Therefore, 1TB is the correct answer as it represents the largest memory capacity.

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  • 5. 

    You need an internet browser to access the Internet.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An Internet browser is a software application that allows users to access and navigate the Internet. Without an internet browser, it is not possible to go on the internet as the browser acts as a gateway between the user and the vast resources available online. Therefore, the statement "You need an Internet browser to go on the Internet" is true.

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  • 6. 

    What do you do if your computer dies/malfunctions?

    • A.

      Reboot (Restart)

    • B.

      Shut Down

    • C.

      Recovery CD and Recover your system

    • D.

      Call a person to fix it

    Correct Answer
    C. Recovery CD and Recover your system
    Explanation
    If your computer dies or malfunctions, one option is to use a recovery CD to restore your system. This CD contains tools and software that can help fix any issues and recover your computer to a previous working state. By using the recovery CD, you can troubleshoot and repair any software or operating system problems that may have caused the malfunction. It is a convenient and effective solution to restore your computer and get it back up and running.

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  • 7. 

    A software comes with a product key.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A software typically comes with a product key, which is a unique alphanumeric code that is required to activate and validate the software license. This product key is used to verify that the software is genuine and legally obtained. Without a valid product key, the software may not be able to function properly or may have limited functionality. Therefore, it is true that a software comes with a product key.

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  • 8. 

    What does a Control Panel do?

    • A.

      Controls your computer

    • B.

      Change settings

    • C.

      Play games

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Change settings
    Explanation
    A Control Panel is a feature in a computer system that allows users to change various settings and configurations. It provides a centralized location where users can customize their computer's appearance, network settings, security options, hardware configurations, and more. The Control Panel acts as a control hub, giving users the ability to personalize and optimize their computers according to their preferences and needs. It does not control the computer itself or serve as a gaming platform, making "Change settings" the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    What is the most used search engine?

    • A.

      Yahoo

    • B.

      Bing

    • C.

      Google

    • D.

      SOSO

    Correct Answer
    C. Google
    Explanation
    Google is the most used search engine because it dominates the market share with the largest user base and search volume. It offers a comprehensive and efficient search experience, providing relevant and accurate results to users. Google's advanced algorithms and constant updates ensure that it delivers the most up-to-date and reliable information. Its user-friendly interface, extensive features, and integration with other Google services make it the preferred choice for most internet users worldwide.

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  • 10. 

    What do you use to click stuff?

    • A.

      RAM

    • B.

      CPU

    • C.

      Keyboard

    • D.

      Mouse

    Correct Answer
    D. Mouse
    Explanation
    A mouse is a peripheral device commonly used to click or select items on a computer screen. It typically has buttons that can be pressed to perform various actions such as clicking on icons, links, or buttons. The mouse is designed to provide a more intuitive and precise way of interacting with the computer compared to using a keyboard or other input devices. Therefore, the correct answer to the question is "Mouse."

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  • 11. 

    What do you use to type?

    • A.

      Mouse

    • B.

      Keyboard

    • C.

      ROM

    • D.

      CPU

    • E.

      Arrow

    Correct Answer
    B. Keyboard
    Explanation
    A keyboard is used to type on a computer or other electronic devices. It consists of a set of keys that are pressed to input letters, numbers, symbols, and commands. The other options, such as mouse, ROM, CPU, and arrow, are not used specifically for typing. A mouse is used for navigating and selecting items on the screen, ROM is a type of memory used for storing permanent data, CPU is the central processing unit that performs calculations and executes instructions, and an arrow is a symbol used for indicating direction.

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  • 12. 

    Which line do you use to connect to the internet? Select all that apply. 

    • A.

      Phone Line

    • B.

      Mouse

    • C.

      Ethernet

    • D.

      Motherboard

    • E.

      USB

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Phone Line
    C. Ethernet
    E. USB
    Explanation
    The correct answers for connecting to the internet are Phone Line, Ethernet, and USB. A Phone Line can be used for dial-up internet connections, where the computer connects to the internet through a telephone line. Ethernet refers to the wired connection using an Ethernet cable, commonly used for high-speed internet connections. USB can also be used to connect to the internet through devices like USB modems or tethering a mobile phone.

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Godwin Iheuwa |MS, Computer Science |
Computer Expert
Godwin is a proficient Database Administrator currently employed at MTN Nigeria. He holds as MS in Computer Science from the University of Bedfordshire, where he specialized in Agile Methodologies and Database Administration. He also earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Port Harcourt. With expertise in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and SQL Server Management Studio, Godwin's knowledge and experience enhance the authority of our quizzes, ensuring accuracy and relevance in the realm of computer science.

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