Fundamentals Of Computer! Knowledge Test! Trivia Quiz

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Do you understand the fundamentals of computers? Do you think you know a sufficient amount to pass this quiz? Computer skills are imperative in our world today, as college professors and higher-ups in the companies we work for, expect that we are knowledgeable when it comes to computers. In almost every industry today, computers are a relevant aspect of a business. Take this quiz to learn more about the fundamentals of computers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    __________________ software provides the ability to make what-if statements to perform forecasts.
    • A. 

      Database

    • B. 

      Spreadsheet

    • C. 

      Word Processing

    • D. 

      Web Page Design

  • 2. 
    What type of software controls & communicate hardware and software listed below: - device drivers - applications - keyboard - mouse - pinter 
    • A. 

      AntiVirus

    • B. 

      Device Manager

    • C. 

      Operating System

    • D. 

      Word Processor

    • E. 

      Norton Ghost

  • 3. 
    Computer Programs used to create and modify video, animations, and music are called _______________.
    • A. 

      Presentation

    • B. 

      PIMS

    • C. 

      Multimedia

    • D. 

      ITunes

    • E. 

      Windows Media Player

  • 4. 
    In the control panel which option will allow you to fix and find problems with hardware devices installed on you computer?
    • A. 

      Add Hardware

    • B. 

      System

    • C. 

      Administrative Tools

    • D. 

      Phone and Modem

  • 5. 
    When naming a file in Windows XP your file can contain a maximum of 255 characters. This limitation is due to the computer's ___________________.
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      BIOS ROM

    • C. 

      Operating System

    • D. 

      Available RAM

    • E. 

      Available Hard disk size

  • 6. 
    What is the first step you should take when clearing a paper jam from a laser printer?
    • A. 

      Disconnect cable from PC

    • B. 

      Remove toner cartridge

    • C. 

      Call helpdesk

    • D. 

      Turn off printers power and unplug

    • E. 

      Call 911

  • 7. 
    A document is opend from the hard disk, the information making up the file is moved from _______________.
    • A. 

      RAM to ROM

    • B. 

      RAM to Hard disk

    • C. 

      Hard disk to RAM

    • D. 

      ROM to Hard disk

  • 8. 
    3.2 GHz (gigahertz) is used to rate the speed of the_____________.
    • A. 

      System Board

    • B. 

      Microprocessor

    • C. 

      Hard disk

    • D. 

      Video Card

  • 9. 
    Microsoft recently released Windows 7. Before releasing this operating system software manufacturers provided a pre-released version of the o/s and asked users to try it and report any problems so they can resolve it before the o/s is released. What is the name of this process?
    • A. 

      Debugging

    • B. 

      Beta Testing

    • C. 

      Design and Coding

    • D. 

      Reprogramming

  • 10. 
    You would use a spreadsheet application to perform which of the following tasks? 
    • A. 

      Forecast annual budgets

    • B. 

      Create a database

    • C. 

      Store phone numbers and address

    • D. 

      Analze pricing models

  • 11. 
    56 kbps (kilobits per second) is used to measure the speed of ________________.
    • A. 

      Ethernet

    • B. 

      Modem

    • C. 

      Bandwidth

    • D. 

      Network protocol

  • 12. 
    How can you organize files so they can be easily found and identified?
    • A. 

      Store all files in My Documents

    • B. 

      Put related files in same folder

    • C. 

      Store all files created into a folder

    • D. 

      Give files meaningful and recognizable file names

    • E. 

      Use same letters, numbers. and symbols when naming a file

  • 13. 
    What type of computer system performs useful functions when connected to a larger systems such as mainframe or minicomputer?
    • A. 

      Macintosh

    • B. 

      Terminal

    • C. 

      Laptop

    • D. 

      Desktop

    • E. 

      Mainframe

  • 14. 
    Data is read by PCs in binary form.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    You would use database software to perform which of the following tasks? 
    • A. 

      Manage hospital records

    • B. 

      Store useful matematical formulas

    • C. 

      Store customers sales information

    • D. 

      Edit a web page

  • 16. 
    1200x760 pixels is used measure _______________.
    • A. 

      Monitor resolution

    • B. 

      Refresh rate

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      ROM

  • 17. 
    After installing a new video card the following problems occur: - The computer stops playing audio and video files - You cant surf the web - Your computer keeps restarting randomly - You see strange characters on your monitor. What is the cause of this problem?
    • A. 

      Your O/S is corrupted

    • B. 

      Hardware Conflict

    • C. 

      Crased System Board

    • D. 

      Driver Problem

    • E. 

      Broken Cable

  • 18. 
    When you try to open a file you see this message. What is the cause?
    • A. 

      The file is password protected you put the incorrect password

    • B. 

      The file is corrupted or damaged

    • C. 

      The file is saved in a different format

    • D. 

      The file is being used by some on on your computer or network

    • E. 

      Your opening the file from the wrong location

  • 19. 
    Why would an organization require all computers to the same version of a word processor? 
    • A. 

      Ensure documents can be shared thoughout organization

    • B. 

      Saving money by buying multiple licences, printers for product

    • C. 

      Easier tech support by standardizing to one word-processing application

    • D. 

      Takes less hard disk space on each computer by using one version of software

  • 20. 
    What computer system should be picked if the operating system is "open source" gives programmers the ability to change the coding in o/s) is required?
    • A. 

      Handheld/ Pocket PC/ PDA rinning Palm O/S

    • B. 

      Server running Linux

    • C. 

      PC running a windows O/S

    • D. 

      A notbook computer running Macintosh O/S

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