Hardware And Software Certification Test! Trivia Quiz

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This quiz is to test the Higher Certificate student's knowledge of hardware and software.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is an operating system you would be using on a computer?
    • A. 

      Internet Explorer

    • B. 

      Microsoft Windows XP

    • C. 

      Netscape

    • D. 

      Google

    • E. 

      Dreamweaver

  • 2. 
    What does RAM stand for?
    • A. 

      Random Access Mechanism

    • B. 

      Read Access Memory

    • C. 

      Remote Authorisation Mechanism

    • D. 

      Random Access Memory

    • E. 

      Remote Access Memory

  • 3. 
    Physical components that make up your computer are known as
    • A. 

      Software

    • B. 

      Hardware

    • C. 

      Operating System

    • D. 

      Browser

    • E. 

      Processor

  • 4. 
    What is 3?
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      Power Unit

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      ROM

    • E. 

      Expansion Card

  • 5. 
    What is 2?
    • A. 

      Expansion Card

    • B. 

      Motherboard

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      Hard Disk

    • E. 

      Computer Casing

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is required to hear music on your computer?
    • A. 

      Graphics Card

    • B. 

      Microphone

    • C. 

      Stereo Speakers

    • D. 

      Sound Card

    • E. 

      Sound Drivers

  • 7. 
    What is Virtual Memory?
    • A. 

      As primary memory fills the system moves the least-used chunks to secondary storage devices, retrieving when they are needed.

    • B. 

      Organizes data into files and directories

    • C. 

      Computer data storage on a medium or a device that is not under the control of a processing unit.

    • D. 

      Will retain stored information even if it is not constantly supplied with electric power.

    • E. 

      Memory which requires stored Information to be periodically refreshed, otherwise it would vanish.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is not an input device?
    • A. 

      Optical Mark Reader

    • B. 

      Optical Plotter

    • C. 

      Optical Character Reader

    • D. 

      Bar Code Scanner

    • E. 

      Touch Pad

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not an output device?
    • A. 

      Web Cam

    • B. 

      Laser Printer

    • C. 

      Speakers

    • D. 

      Ink Jet Printer

    • E. 

      Monitor

  • 10. 
    Which one of these is not an Application Program?
    • A. 

      Google Calendar

    • B. 

      Spreadsheet

    • C. 

      PowerPoint

    • D. 

      Database

    • E. 

      Turbo Pascal

  • 11. 
    What is a Peripheral?
    • A. 

      A device that controls the Motherboard

    • B. 

      A device that controls the CPU

    • C. 

      A device that maintains power to the Motherboard

    • D. 

      A device that is connected to a computer

    • E. 

      A device that controls computer processing

  • 12. 
    What does BIOS stand for?
    • A. 

      Basic Input Output Storage

    • B. 

      Basic Internal Organisational System

    • C. 

      Basic Input Output Standards

    • D. 

      Basic Input Output System

    • E. 

      Basic Internal Output System

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is not found on the Motherboard?
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      Power Supply

    • C. 

      Expansion Cards

    • D. 

      RAM

    • E. 

      ROM

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is not one of the four main steps of a CPU?
    • A. 

      Fetch

    • B. 

      Store

    • C. 

      Decode

    • D. 

      Organise

    • E. 

      Execute

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is not connected to Computer Storage?
    • A. 

      CD-ROM

    • B. 

      USB Flash Drive

    • C. 

      DVD Flash Drive

    • D. 

      BD-Writer

    • E. 

      Hard Disk

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