ECDL Module Test Quiz

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The European Computer Driving Licence is a certification programme for teaching computer literacy, run by the non-profit organisation ECDL Foundation. If you think you know a lot about computer science and how computers work, this quiz will let you know if your knowledge leaves a lot to be desired or if you are ready to face the ECDL certification exam. Let’s see how you perform!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following could be termed a 'peripheral'?

    • A.

      CPU

    • B.

      Operating system software

    • C.

      E-mail

    • D.

      Screen

    Correct Answer
    D. Screen
    Explanation
    A peripheral is something attached to your computer like an input or output device

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  • 2. 

    Information Technology can be defined as:

    • A.

      The combination of hardware, software and communications technologies

    • B.

      The combination of a user and the Internet

    • C.

      Bits and bytes

    • D.

      PCBs

    Correct Answer
    A. The combination of hardware, software and communications technologies
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the combination of hardware, software, and communications technologies. This definition encompasses the essential components of Information Technology. Hardware refers to the physical devices and equipment used in IT systems, such as computers and servers. Software refers to the programs and applications that run on these devices. Communications technologies involve the networks and protocols used to transmit and exchange data. Together, these elements form the foundation of Information Technology.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these types of computer are suitable for use on a train journey?

    • A.

      Mainframe

    • B.

      Network server

    • C.

      Laptop

    • D.

      PC

    Correct Answer
    C. Laptop
    Explanation
    The laptop is the only portable computer in this list

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  • 4. 

    Which of these is the largest?

    • A.

      1 Terabyte

    • B.

      1 Gigabyte

    • C.

      1 Megabyte

    • D.

      1 Kilobyte

    Correct Answer
    A. 1 Terabyte
    Explanation
    The largest unit of data storage among the options given is 1 Terabyte. A terabyte is equal to 1,000 gigabytes, 1,000,000 megabytes, and 1,000,000,000 kilobytes. Therefore, it has a greater capacity for storing data compared to a gigabyte, megabyte, or kilobyte.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these factors has the greatest impact on a computer's performance?

    • A.

      The size of the screen

    • B.

      The speed of the processor

    • C.

      The amount of ROM

    • D.

      The speed of the printer

    Correct Answer
    B. The speed of the processor
    Explanation
    The speed of the processor has the greatest impact on a computer's performance. The processor is responsible for executing instructions and performing calculations, so a faster processor can handle more tasks and process data more quickly. The size of the screen, amount of ROM, and speed of the printer may affect specific aspects of computer performance, but they do not have as significant an impact as the speed of the processor.

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