Mrs. Ts Computer Quiz - The Computer

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Mrs. Ts Computer Quiz - The Computer

Computers are made of two main components, and these are hardware and software. Computer hardware is the physical attributes of computer and software is a set of instructions to the computer on how to work. Mrs. T`s computer quiz was prepared to test the student’s knowledge of the Basic Hardware components inside and out of the desktop computer. Why don’t you give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The area on the screen of the monitor which icons, taskbar, start menu and windows appear.
    • A. 

      Main Screen

    • B. 

      Desktop

    • C. 

      Windows 8

  • 2. 
    The bar on the bottom of the desktop screen that shows you what programs are open and active.
    • A. 

      Icon

    • B. 

      Desktop

    • C. 

      Task bar

  • 3. 
    A small picture on the desktop screen that represents a program or function and when clicked on will open a program or file.
    • A. 

      Blue E

    • B. 

      Photoshop

    • C. 

      Icon

  • 4. 
    _______________ is programs, and the operating system that allow the computer operate (work). 
    • A. 

      Hardware

    • B. 

      Software

    • C. 

      Chipset

  • 5. 
    When should you press the computer power button  to turn off the computer?
    • A. 

      Never, unless that the computer stops responding.

    • B. 

      Whenever I feel the urge.

    • C. 

      Every time I use the computer so that I can turn it off.

  • 6. 
    The _________ holds the date and time for your computer and is powered by a simple Lithium battery for many years.    
    • A. 

      CMOS - "complementary metal-oxide semiconductor"

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Power Supply

  • 7. 
    The _________loads the operating system into the computer's memory and finishes the boot-up process.
    • A. 

      Internet Explorer

    • B. 

      BIOS - "Basic Input/Output System."

    • C. 

      Monitor

  • 8. 
    How should you SHUT DOWN the computer from the Desktop?
    • A. 

      Click on Start> Shut Down

    • B. 

      Start button> All Programs> Log Off

    • C. 

      Internet Explorer

  • 9. 
    What is a peripheral device? Please choose two answers.
    • A. 

      It is any device that can be connected to a computer but not an essential part of it

    • B. 

      Cursor

    • C. 

      Mouse, keyboard, Speakers and an iPod

  • 10. 
    Which connector, for peripheral devices, do you plug a flash drive into?
    • A. 

      CPA

    • B. 

      USB

    • C. 

      PCI Slot

  • 11. 
    This device is the brains of the computer. It is also called the processor.
    • A. 

      USB - Universal Serial Bus

    • B. 

      CPU - Central Processing Unit

    • C. 

      UPC Bar

  • 12. 
    Who gives the command to the CPU?
    • A. 

      Printer

    • B. 

      You, the User.

    • C. 

      The motherboard

  • 13. 
    Please select the five (5) major hardware components of a desktop computer (the external parts).
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      CPU/Tower/System Unit

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      Printer

    • E. 

      Mouse

    • F. 

      Keyboard

    • G. 

      Operating System

  • 14. 
    The CPU sends the User's command to which part of the computer?
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      Motherboard

    • C. 

      Power supply

  • 15. 
    Where does the power supply get it's power from for the computer?
    • A. 

      The WALL

    • B. 

      User

    • C. 

      An electrical outlet

  • 16. 
    The _______ has temporary (short-term) memory and is erased every-time the computer is shut down.
    • A. 

      RAM - Random Access Memory

    • B. 

      WAN - Wide area network

    • C. 

      LAN - Local area network

  • 17. 
    This internal storage device saves files, programs and the Operating System (O/S). 
    • A. 

      CD - Compact Disc

    • B. 

      Flash drive

    • C. 

      Hard Drive

  • 18. 
    What is this device used for? It is also called a "Dongle". It provides wireless communication over short distances for mouse, keyboard and even printers.
    • A. 

      Music

    • B. 

      Bluetooth

    • C. 

      POP-3

  • 19. 
    This part of the computer is the heart, holds everything together and is the main circuit board. What is it?
    • A. 

      Connectors for Intergrated peripherals

    • B. 

      Motherboard

    • C. 

      CPU

  • 20. 
    Do all computers need an operating system in order to work? 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 21. 
    Extra Credit:  Do you need a brain in order to think?  (This question was to help you with the last question #20) 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 22. 
    Have a GREAT Day! Please type YOUR Name and Grade in the answer box below -  example - Tom Edward G6