Trivia Quiz: Test Your Knowledge About Hardware And Software

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Well, in today's modern era we are connected to the world digitally via social media and can have access to information at our fingertips. This revolution and advancement came after the inception of computers. This quiz has been designed to test your knowledge about hardware and software which covers the computer basics including hardware, software and the information processing cycle. Read the questions carefully and answer. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Hardware

    • B. 

      Software

    • C. 

      Input

    • D. 

      Processing

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Senders

    • B. 

      Read Only Memory CDs

    • C. 

      Expansion slots

    • D. 

      Motherboards

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    There are two types of memory on the motherboard of a computer. One is known as RAM which stands for Random Access Memory. This is also known as what type of memory?
    • A. 

      Long term memory

    • B. 

      Short term memory

    • C. 

      Standard access memory

    • D. 

      ROM

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    There is a device on the motherboard which controls the flow or transfer of data from the computer to a peripheral device and vice versa. What is the name for this device?
    • A. 

      Basic Controller

    • B. 

      ROM

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      USB port

    • E. 

      Expansion slot

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      1G

    • B. 

      1MB

    • C. 

      1bit

    • D. 

      1byte

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      1Megabyte 1(MB)

    • B. 

      1Gigabyte (1G)

    • C. 

      1byte

    • D. 

      1bit

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Monitor, keyboard, mouse

    • B. 

      Keyboard, microphone, joystick

    • C. 

      Monitor, printer, scanner

    • D. 

      Modem, monitor, printer

    • E. 

      CD-ROM, DVD, floppy disk

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Input, output, processing, and printing

    • B. 

      Input, output, processing, and deleting

    • C. 

      Input, output, processing, and storage

    • D. 

      Input, output, over, and under

    • E. 

      None of the above comprise the information processing cycle

  • 9. 
    A computer system consists of four parts. What are those four parts?
    • A. 

      Hardware, software, music, and movies

    • B. 

      Hardware, software, processing and data

    • C. 

      Hardware, software, people, and data

    • D. 

      Hardware, software, input, and output

    • E. 

      None of the above comprise a computer system.

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      RAM, ROM, CD-ROM, and DVD

    • B. 

      ROM and RAM

    • C. 

      CD-ROM, DVD, Floppy disk

    • D. 

      Input, output, storage

    • E. 

      Word, Excel, and AOL

  • 11. 
    Sandy wants to write a letter to a restaurant she recently visited. If she is asking her sister for a large business envelope, what number will her sister give her?
    • A. 

      6 3/4

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      8 1/2

    • D. 

      11

  • 12. 
    Which type of port is used to connect a peripheral device to the computer?
    • A. 

      CD-ROM

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      ROM

    • D. 

      USB

    • E. 

      DVD

  • 13. 
    What are the four components of Data Communications?
    • A. 

      Receiver, Sender, Channel, and Protocol

    • B. 

      Input, Output, Processing, and Storage

    • C. 

      Hardware, Software, Data, and People

    • D. 

      Memory, Software, Hardware, and Basic Controllers

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    What is the term used for the transmission of text, numeric, voice, or video from one computer to another computer?
    • A. 

      Binary System

    • B. 

      Data Communications

    • C. 

      Information Processing Cycle

    • D. 

      Digital Communications

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    What component of data communication is defined by "the rules that govern the orderly transfer of data"?
    • A. 

      Receiver

    • B. 

      Sender

    • C. 

      Protocol

    • D. 

      Channel

    • E. 

      Input

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Receiver

    • B. 

      Sender

    • C. 

      Channel

    • D. 

      Protocol

    • E. 

      Output

  • 17. 
    Which type of business software can be used to create a presentation using text, graphics, animation, audio and video?
    • A. 

      Word

    • B. 

      Excel

    • C. 

      Access

    • D. 

      AOL

    • E. 

      PowerPoint

  • 18. 
    Which type of software combines several software applications into one program? An example of this type of software would be AppleWorks.
    • A. 

      Application program

    • B. 

      Utility Program

    • C. 

      Operating System

    • D. 

      System Restore

    • E. 

      Integrated Software

  • 19. 
    Using a specific system computer can convert numbers, letters, and symbols into combinations of ones and zeros. What is the name for this system?
    • A. 

      Conversion System

    • B. 

      Number System

    • C. 

      Control System

    • D. 

      Binary System

    • E. 

      Bits and Bytes System

  • 20. 
    There are three types of printers. Each type of printer produces a specific quality of printed documents. Which type of printer offers the best quality of the printed document?
    • A. 

      Dot matrix

    • B. 

      Laser

    • C. 

      Ink jet

    • D. 

      Quality control

    • E. 

      Digital print out

  • 21. 
    Of the three types of printers, which one produces documents using a pattern of tiny dots?
    • A. 

      Ink jet

    • B. 

      Laser

    • C. 

      Dot matrix

    • D. 

      Laser print out

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Printer, scanner, and softcopy

    • B. 

      Instructions that tell the computer what to do

    • C. 

      Printer, scanner, mouse

    • D. 

      Word, Excel, PowerPoint,

    • E. 

      None of the above are choices for hardware

  • 23. 
    Which of the following tasks should be completed to help maintain your computer system?
    • A. 

      Start a notebook of information for your computer system

    • B. 

      Occasionally review disk directories and delete unnecessary files

    • C. 

      Back up files and data on a regular basis.

    • D. 

      Learn to use system diagnostic programs

    • E. 

      All of the above