Are You Ready To Take This Basic Computer Hardware Quiz?

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This quiz will test your general knowledge of computer hardware.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The instructions that tell the computer what to do and how to do it.
    • A. 

      Software

    • B. 

      Hardware

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Printer

    • E. 

      Monitor

  • 2. 
    The heart (and brains) of the computer is the...
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      ROM

    • C. 

      Motherboard

    • D. 

      CPU

    • E. 

      Hard drive

  • 3. 
    When keyboarding, all of the following are examples of good posture, EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Eyes on the monitor

    • B. 

      Fingers on "home row"

    • C. 

      Feet on the floor

    • D. 

      Back straight

    • E. 

      Elbows on the table

  • 4. 
    RAM stand for:
    • A. 

      Really Awesome Monkeys

    • B. 

      Rotten Apple Money

    • C. 

      Random Access Memory

    • D. 

      Rugs And Mud

    • E. 

      Raspberry And Mayonaise

  • 5. 
    When you save a file, it is permently saved on the...
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      Monitor

    • C. 

      Hard drive

    • D. 

      RAM

    • E. 

      Keyboard

  • 6. 
    Adding more RAM will speed up your computer's ability to process information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Maybe- I don't know what RAM is.

  • 7. 
    Select three input devices your computer uses:
    • A. 

      Mouse, keyboard, monitor

    • B. 

      Mouse, keyboard, scanner

    • C. 

      Mouse, printer, CPU

    • D. 

      Mouse, scanner, printer

  • 8. 
    What type of devices allow you to save your file, and then take the file with you to access on a different computer?
    • A. 

      Flash drive, CD or memory card

    • B. 

      Hard drive or mp3 player

    • C. 

      Floppy disk or hard drive

    • D. 

      Camera phone or hard drive

  • 9. 
    Which hardware component serves as the circuit board that provides electrical connections by which all other components communicate?
    • A. 

      Hard drive

    • B. 

      Network interface card

    • C. 

      Motherboard

    • D. 

      Serial Bus

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    What operating system do we use in the computer lab?
    • A. 

      Linux

    • B. 

      Microsoft Windows

    • C. 

      Apple OS X

  • 11. 
    What devices are considered OUTPUT device(s)? Click all that apply.
    • A. 

      Web Cam

    • B. 

      Speaker

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Keyboard

  • 12. 
    All of the following are considered INPUT devices EXCEPT,  what?
    • A. 

      Microphone

    • B. 

      Keyboard

    • C. 

      CD

    • D. 

      Mouse

  • 13. 
    What is the highest selling computer type purchased by home users.
    • A. 

      PDA

    • B. 

      Laptop

    • C. 

      Desktop

    • D. 

      Workstation

  • 14. 
    What type of computer would best be used by a traveling salesman who spends half his time on the road and the other half in the office.
    • A. 

      PC Tablet

    • B. 

      Smart Phone

    • C. 

      Desktop

    • D. 

      Laptop

  • 15. 
    In the simplest terms, a computer is a machine that stores and processes what?
    • A. 

      The Operating System

    • B. 

      Data

    • C. 

      Games

    • D. 

      Pictures

  • 16. 
    What does ROM stand for? Can it be changed?
    • A. 

      Random Only Memory

    • B. 

      Read Only Motherboard

    • C. 

      Read Only Memory

    • D. 

      Read Only Modem

  • 17. 
    The instructions that tell the computer what to do and how to do it.
    • A. 

      Software

    • B. 

      Hardware

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Printer

    • E. 

      Monitor

  • 18. 
    Who developed the 1st operating system?
    • A. 

      MS

    • B. 

      APPLE

    • C. 

      RED HAT

    • D. 

      FEDORA

  • 19. 
    PC stands for?
    • A. 

      Particle Computing

    • B. 

      Quantum Physical Connections

    • C. 

      Personal Computer

    • D. 

      Particle Cables

  • 20. 
    LCD stands for?
    • A. 

      Liquid Crysal Display

    • B. 

      Lan Connection Delay

    • C. 

      Liquid Cathrode Display

    • D. 

      Liquid Canopy Design

  • 21. 
    CPU is an acronomyn for?
    • A. 

      Controlled Processing Unit

    • B. 

      Central Processing Unit

    • C. 

      Current Programming Unit

    • D. 

      Credited Programming Unit

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