Four Components Of A Computer

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True/false quiz on the essential components of a computer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The computer processes bread.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "The computer processes bread" is not true. Computers are electronic devices that process data and perform tasks based on instructions. They do not have the capability to process physical objects like bread. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 2. 

    The computer processes information.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "The computer processes information" is true. Computers are designed to process and manipulate data and information. They receive input, perform calculations or operations on that input, and produce output based on the processed information. This processing can involve tasks such as storing, retrieving, organizing, and analyzing data. Therefore, it is accurate to say that computers are capable of processing information.

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  • 3. 

    Input, storage, processing and output are the 4 essential components to a computer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because input, storage, processing, and output are indeed the four essential components of a computer. Input refers to the data or instructions that are entered into the computer, storage is where the computer stores the data and programs, processing involves the manipulation and calculation of the data by the computer's central processing unit (CPU), and output is the result or information that is produced by the computer and displayed or sent to external devices. These components work together to enable the functioning of a computer system.

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  • 4. 

    Hardware are the computer parts that you can touch.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Hardware refers to the physical components of a computer system that can be touched and interacted with. This includes devices such as the monitor, keyboard, mouse, CPU, and other peripherals. As the statement correctly states, hardware are indeed the computer parts that can be physically touched, making the answer "True" accurate.

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  • 5. 

    Hardware are the parts that are hard to understand.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is incorrect. Hardware refers to the physical components of a computer system, such as the processor, memory, and storage devices. While understanding the technical details of hardware may require some knowledge and expertise, it is not accurate to say that hardware is "hard to understand" in general. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 6. 

    Only certain computers require software.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Only certain computers require software" implies that there are only specific computers that need software, suggesting that not all computers require software. Therefore, the correct answer is False, as it contradicts the statement.

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  • 7. 

    Software enables the computer to figure out what to do with the input you give it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Software is a set of programs, instructions, and data that enables a computer to perform specific tasks. It acts as an intermediary between the user and the computer, allowing the computer to interpret and execute the input provided by the user. Without software, the computer would not be able to understand or process the user's commands. Therefore, the statement that software enables the computer to figure out what to do with the input is true.

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  • 8. 

    You cannot touch software.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Software is a collection of programs, data, and instructions that tell a computer how to perform specific tasks. It is intangible and exists as a set of instructions and code stored on physical media or in a computer's memory. Therefore, it cannot be physically touched or felt like a physical object.

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  • 9. 

    Software gives the computer the ability to process many kinds of information.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Software is a set of instructions or programs that enable a computer to perform specific tasks or functions. It provides the necessary tools and capabilities for the computer to process various types of information, such as text, images, videos, and data. Without software, the computer would not be able to interpret and manipulate these different forms of information. Therefore, the statement "Software gives the computer the ability to process many kinds of information" is true.

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  • 10. 

    Software is soft to the touch.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Software is soft to the touch" is incorrect. Software refers to the programs, data, and instructions that run on a computer system, and it is intangible. It cannot be physically touched or felt as it exists in the form of digital files. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 11. 

    The microprocessor is the device in the computer that performs most of the tasks we ask the computer to do.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The microprocessor is indeed the device in the computer that performs most of the tasks we ask the computer to do. It is responsible for executing instructions, processing data, and controlling the overall operation of the computer. Without a microprocessor, a computer would not be able to function as it relies on this central processing unit to carry out its tasks. Therefore, the statement "The microprocessor is the device in the computer that performs most of the tasks we ask the computer to do" is true.

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  • 12. 

    The microprocessor reads and performs different tasks according to the software that instructs it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A microprocessor is a central processing unit (CPU) that executes instructions and performs tasks based on the software it receives. It reads the instructions from memory and carries out the necessary operations accordingly. Therefore, the statement that the microprocessor reads and performs different tasks according to the software that instructs it is true.

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  • 13. 

    A computer is equivalent to a toaster.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A computer and a toaster are not equivalent because they serve completely different purposes and have different functionalities. A computer is an electronic device that can perform various tasks, such as processing data, running software, and connecting to the internet, while a toaster is a kitchen appliance used for toasting bread. Therefore, the statement that a computer is equivalent to a toaster is false.

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