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Basic Computer Skills Quizzes & Trivia

This test is comprised of 50 multiple-choice questions of varying difficulty covering the 3 main themes of our class: Computer Theory; Career & College; & Life Skills. Use your test guide to help you. Remember, once you select an answer you cannot go back. Nor, can you have extra time. Best advice: Work on the answers to one page first, then input the answers on the computer. Then move onto the next page.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
      On the keyboard, in the top row from left to right, what is the correct order of keys?
    • A. 

      QWERTYUIOP

    • B. 

      QWERTUIOPY

    • C. 

      QWRETYUIOP

    • D. 

      QWRETUIOPY

  • 2. 
    What am I in general & specifically? I connect computers (via the internet) and allow them to talk to each other.
    • A. 

      Hardware; port

    • B. 

      Hardware; modem

    • C. 

      Software; port

    • D. 

      Software; modem

  • 3. 
    What am I specifically? I wake up the computer and remind it what to do.
    • A. 

      Motherboard

    • B. 

      Power supply

    • C. 

      BIOS

    • D. 

      CPU

  • 4. 
    Which of the following devices have ROM as a storage form?
    • A. 

      CD/Hard Drive

    • B. 

      Memory Card/Flash Drive

    • C. 

      CD/Flash Drive

    • D. 

      Flash Drive/Hard Drive

  • 5. 
    Which of the following item is an output device?
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Printer

    • C. 

      Touchscreen

    • D. 

      TV Remote

  • 6. 
    A picture’s file extension is
    • A. 

      .Pdf

    • B. 

      .Jpeg

    • C. 

      .Html

    • D. 

      .Zip

  • 7. 
    A Microsoft Word’s document extension is..
    • A. 

      .xls

    • B. 

      Pwrpt

    • C. 

      .doc

    • D. 

      .html

  • 8. 
    An electronic photocopy is called a
    • A. 

      .jpeg

    • B. 

      .zip

    • C. 

      .pdf

    • D. 

      Html

  • 9. 
    You were absent in class and you’re borrowing a friend’s notebook to catch up. You want to make an electronic photocopy of the notes, so you can avoid having to write it down in your notebook. You will scan the notes in a scanner. What does the file extension look like?
    • A. 

      Jpeg

    • B. 

      Zip

    • C. 

      .pdf

    • D. 

      .html

  • 10. 
    You are chatting with your crush on Myspace. finding out who he/she likes. He/she just told you that he/she likes you. You’re so ecstatic and message your best friend. Your crush is the hottest guy/girl at school. However, you don’t even talk to each in other at school, so your best friend doesn’t seem to believe you. You decide to copy and paste the message so that your best friend can see that exact words your crush said. In order to copy & paste, you would type…
    • A. 

      Control V+ Control P

    • B. 

      Control C+ Control P

    • C. 

      Control X+ Control V

    • D. 

      Control C+ Control V

  • 11. 
    Your best friend still doesn’t believe your claim that the hottest girl/guy likes you.  For proof, you download the website message and email it to him/her.What should the file’s extension look like?
    • A. 

      Jpeg

    • B. 

      .zip

    • C. 

      .pdf

    • D. 

      .html

  • 12. 
    You were working on your laptop and all of a sudden the screen went black on you. This could be caused by several problems, such as a power surge, laptop overheating, and lack of battery.  What  device has NOTHING to do with these possible problems?
    • A. 

      Power supply

    • B. 

      Fan

    • C. 

      Modem

    • D. 

      Battery charger

  • 13. 
    In terms of a computer’s memory, you already know that there are GB, MB, bytes, KB, bits. Currently, the biggest existing size of memory is a terabyte (TB). Please order the memory size from smallest to biggest.
    • A. 

      Byte, bits, MB, KB, GB, TB

    • B. 

      Byte, bits, KB, MB, GB, TB

    • C. 

      Bits, byte, KB, MB, GB, TB

    • D. 

      Bits, byte, MB, KB, GB, TB

  • 14. 
    Calculate. 500,000,000 bytes=______GB?
    • A. 

      500 GB

    • B. 

      5 GB

    • C. 

      .05 GB

    • D. 

      100 GB

  • 15. 
    There are __ bits in a byte
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      20

  • 16. 
    True or False: Downloading from Internet sites could expose your computer to dangerous viruses
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    True or False: Spilling liquid on your computer won't hurt it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    I am undecided on my career. I think I want to become a chef but then also want to become a lawyer. In order to become a chef, I should go to
    • A. 

      Private university

    • B. 

      Public university

    • C. 

      Professional School

    • D. 

      Trade/Vocational School

  • 19. 
     In order to become a lawyer, I should eventually go to
    • A. 

      Private university

    • B. 

      Public university

    • C. 

      Professional School

    • D. 

      Trade/Vocational School

  • 20. 
    My plan is to go to trade/vocational school first, then RIGHT AFTER attend Professional school. Can I do this?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 21. 
    In order to get into Professional School, I must have what degree?
    • A. 

      H.S. Diploma

    • B. 

      Associates Degree (A.A.)

    • C. 

      Bachelor’s Degree (B.S./B.A.)

    • D. 

      Master’s Degress (M.A.)

  • 22. 
    What does NOT refer to professional school?
    • A. 

      Medical school

    • B. 

      Trade/Vocational School

    • C. 

      Additional schooling post a Bachelor’s degree

    • D. 

      Law school

  • 23. 
    Which school is a public university?
    • A. 

      Pierce College

    • B. 

      University of California, Berkeley

    • C. 

      Los Angeles Valley College

    • D. 

      Santa Monica College

  • 24. 
    True or False: Los Angeles Valley College, CSUN, UCLA are public schools.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
      If you attend a public university, you will encounter certain advantages and disadvantages. Pick the choice that does NOT typically relate to public universities.
    • A. 

      It is less expensive

    • B. 

      Smaller class sizes

    • C. 

      Big environment

    • D. 

      It is funded by the state

  • 26. 
    What is financial aide primarily based on?
    • A. 

      Merit

    • B. 

      How much you need

    • C. 

      What car your boyfriend or girlfriend drives

    • D. 

      What the color of your hair is

  • 27. 
      Jessica attends USC. It is expensive ($20, 000 per year) but to her, it’s worth it. As part of her financial aide package, she works on-campus in the cafeteria. In exchange for her labor, some of her school tuition is paid for. What type of financial aide does this refer to
    • A. 

      Loan

    • B. 

      Scholarship

    • C. 

      Grant

    • D. 

      Work study

  • 28. 
    Let’s talk about her financial aide package. First, Jessica receives $10 K which she must pay back to the government. Second, she receives $5 K because she is a Latina A+scholar, majoring in science, and an athlete. Third, her on-campus job pays the remainder of tuition. Following the above order, name the sources of financial aide.
    • A. 

      Grant; loan; workstudy

    • B. 

      Grant; scholarship; workstudy

    • C. 

      Loan; scholarship; workstudy

    • D. 

      Loan; workstudy; grant

  • 29. 
     Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is a
    • A. 

      Public school

    • B. 

      Public university

    • C. 

      Private university

    • D. 

      Trade/Vocational School

  • 30. 
      Mt. Saint Mary’s College is a  
    • A. 

      Public school

    • B. 

      Public university

    • C. 

      Private university

    • D. 

      Trade/Vocational School

  • 31. 
    Pepperdine is a
    • A. 

      Public school

    • B. 

      Public university

    • C. 

      Private university

    • D. 

      Trade/Vocational School

  • 32. 
    22.    CalState Fullerton is
    • A. 

      Public school

    • B. 

      Public university

    • C. 

      Private university

    • D. 

      Trade/Vocational School

  • 33. 
    22.    ITT Technical Institute is
    • A. 

      Public school

    • B. 

      Public university

    • C. 

      Private university

    • D. 

      Trade/Vocational School

  • 34. 
    Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is a
    • A. 

      Public school

    • B. 

      Public university

    • C. 

      Private university

    • D. 

      Trade/Vocational School

  • 35. 
       I plan to go to ITT technical institute to be a computer technician. What test must I take?
    • A. 

      SAT is not required

    • B. 

      SAT I

    • C. 

      SAT I / ACT & SATII

    • D. 

      ACT

  • 36. 
      I plan to go Calstate Long Beach. What test must I take?
    • A. 

      SAT is not required

    • B. 

      SAT I

    • C. 

      SAT I / ACT & SATII

    • D. 

      ACT

  • 37. 
     I plan to UCLA. What test must I take?
    • A. 

      SAT is not required

    • B. 

      SAT I

    • C. 

      SAT I / ACT & SATII

    • D. 

      ACT

  • 38. 
    True or False: The SAT can be taken only once
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    For our project, what is a fixed expense?
    • A. 

      Movies

    • B. 

      Car

    • C. 

      T.V.

    • D. 

      Trash

  • 40. 
    True or False: If you wanted to go to the movie theatres and watch a movie,that would be considered a fixed expense.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    What is NOT deducted from your paycheck?
    • A. 

      Taxes

    • B. 

      Retirement

    • C. 

      Social Security

    • D. 

      Utilities

  • 42. 
    What is a source of retirement income?
    • A. 

      Health insurance

    • B. 

      Social Security

    • C. 

      Disability

    • D. 

      Life Insurance

  • 43. 
    What can missing credit card payments do to your interest rate? What will this also do to your credit score?
    • A. 

      Increase; decrease

    • B. 

      Decrease; increase

    • C. 

      Decrease; decrease

    • D. 

      Increase; increase

  • 44. 
    You're dating someone new and want to impress him/her by taking him/her out and paying for the date.You only have $50. What can that money realistically buy? Use your common sense.
    • A. 

      2 appetizers, 2 Prime Rib dinners, 2 drinks, & 2 desserts at an expensive steakhouse

    • B. 

      Dinner at Islands & Movies at AMC

    • C. 

      2 tickets to Disneyland and eating a McDonald

  • 45. 
    You really like your new friend and have recently become boyfriend & girlfriend. It's your 1st month anniversary. You want to buy a nice present for him/her but you don't have enough disposable income. (For your girlfriend, you want to buy a Coach bag. For your boyfriend, a WII). Let's say it will cost you $350. Since you don't have the money, you open a credit card account in May & buy your beau the gift. For the first 3 months, the interest (APR) is 0%. After that, the regular rate is 25%; and default rate (missed payment) is 40%. Your first payment begin in June. What is your balance (the total of what you owe) in June? 
    • A. 

      $0

    • B. 

      . $87.50

    • C. 

      $350

    • D. 

      $387.50

  • 46. 
    When will your credit card company start charging the regular rate (APR)?  
    • A. 

      August

    • B. 

      April

    • C. 

      December

    • D. 

      January

  • 47. 
    Since you’ve been paying off a little bit of your debt, now your balance is $300 by September. At this point, you owe the regular interest rate on your balance. How much do you owe in total (balance + interest based on regular rate)?
    • A. 

      . $300

    • B. 

      .$350

    • C. 

      $360

    • D. 

      .$375

  • 48. 
    Let's say that you and your girlfriend/boyfriend broke up in October. You still owe $300 balance. You were so distraught that you missed your payment. Now, you're being charged the default rate. How much do you owe (balance + interest based on default rate)?
    • A. 

      . $300

    • B. 

      $375

    • C. 

      $400

    • D. 

      $420

  • 49. 
    Out website is www.sghscomputers.webs.com.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False