ICAU2005B: Do You Know How To Operate Computer Hardware? Trivia Quiz

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ICAU2005B: Do You Know How To Operate Computer Hardware? Trivia Quiz - Quiz

Multiple choice quiz to assess your knowledge of computer hardware components and how they interlink.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is not an item of external computer hardware?

    • A.

      Keyboard

    • B.

      Printer

    • C.

      Parallel Ports

    • D.

      USB

    Correct Answer
    C. Parallel Ports
    Explanation
    Parallel Ports are not an item of external computer hardware because they are actually a type of interface that allows data to be transferred between a computer and a peripheral device, such as a printer or scanner. While parallel ports are used to connect external hardware to a computer, they themselves are not physical devices or components. The other options listed, such as the keyboard, printer, and USB, are all examples of external computer hardware that can be physically connected to a computer.

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  • 2. 

    RAM stands for:

    • A.

      Read Always Memory

    • B.

      Randam Alternative Memory

    • C.

      Random Access Memory

    • D.

      Read Access Memory

    Correct Answer
    C. Random Access Memory
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Random Access Memory." RAM is a type of computer memory that allows data to be read from and written to in any order, making it "random access." It is a volatile memory, meaning that its contents are lost when the power is turned off. RAM is used by the computer to store data that is being actively used by the CPU, allowing for faster access compared to other types of memory.

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  • 3. 

    An intergrated package

    • A.

      Does not have separate components that can be installed and used individually

    • B.

      Is cheaper than a software suite

    • C.

      Does not usually include spreadsheetsing and email

    • D.

      Does not contain a range of software with advanced features

    Correct Answer
    B. Is cheaper than a software suite
    Explanation
    An integrated package refers to a software package that combines multiple functionalities or tools into one unified system. This means that all the components of the package are interconnected and cannot be installed or used individually. Unlike a software suite, which typically includes a range of software with advanced features, an integrated package is generally cheaper as it focuses on providing a specific set of integrated tools rather than a comprehensive suite of software. Additionally, an integrated package may not include spreadsheets and email functionalities as these features are commonly found in software suites.

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  • 4. 

    Peripherals include items such as:

    • A.

      Printers, USB and Motherboards

    • B.

      Bluetooth devices, CDs and Cartridges

    • C.

      Servers, Mouse and Touch Pads

    • D.

      Printers, Speakers and Microphone

    Correct Answer
    D. Printers, Speakers and Microphone
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Printers, Speakers and Microphone. Peripherals are external devices that are connected to a computer to enhance its functionality. Printers, speakers, and microphones are all examples of peripherals as they are not essential components of a computer but can be added to enhance the user's experience.

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  • 5. 

    An OH&S standard that should be followed when operating computer hardware

    • A.

      Correct lighting

    • B.

      Extended working time

    • C.

      Swinging on a chair

    • D.

      Unadjustable chair

    Correct Answer
    A. Correct lighting
    Explanation
    Correct lighting is an OH&S standard that should be followed when operating computer hardware. Adequate lighting is important to ensure that the user can see the screen and keyboard clearly, reducing eye strain and the risk of accidents. Insufficient lighting can lead to poor posture, increased fatigue, and potential injuries. Therefore, it is essential to have appropriate lighting in the workspace to maintain a safe and healthy working environment.

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  • 6. 

    Consumables when using computers we use these do not include

    • A.

      CD-R

    • B.

      Floppy Disks

    • C.

      Modems

    • D.

      Cartridges

    Correct Answer
    C. Modems
    Explanation
    Modems are not considered consumables when using computers. Consumables are items that are used up or depleted during the normal operation of a computer system, such as CD-Rs, floppy disks, and cartridges. Modems, on the other hand, are hardware devices used to connect computers to the internet or other networks and are not typically used up or depleted in the same way as consumables.

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  • 7. 

    Firewalls are a type of

    • A.

      Computerplatforms

    • B.

      Hardware

    • C.

      Software

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Firewalls can be categorized as computer platforms, hardware, and software. Computer platforms refer to the underlying system or architecture on which the firewall operates. Hardware firewalls are physical devices that are specifically designed to protect a network by filtering incoming and outgoing traffic. Software firewalls, on the other hand, are programs or applications that are installed on a computer or server to monitor and control network traffic. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as firewalls can exist in different forms depending on the context.

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  • 8. 

    A cold start is when you

    • A.

      By restarting the computer

    • B.

      Start the computer by pressing the power button

    • C.

      By starting computer from hibernation status

    • D.

      By starting the computer from sleep status

    Correct Answer
    B. Start the computer by pressing the power button
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Start the computer by pressing the power button." This is because a cold start refers to starting the computer from a completely powered off state by pressing the power button. Restarting the computer, starting it from hibernation status, or starting it from sleep status are not considered cold starts as they involve the computer already being in a powered on or standby state.

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  • 9. 

    When using Microsoft Word the open/edited document that you are viewing on your screen is held in the

    • A.

      ROM of the computer

    • B.

      Not held in the memory of the computer anywhere until you save it

    • C.

      The USB that it is saved to

    • D.

      RAM of the computer

    Correct Answer
    D. RAM of the computer
    Explanation
    When using Microsoft Word, the open/edited document that you are viewing on your screen is held in the RAM (Random Access Memory) of the computer. RAM is a type of computer memory that allows data to be stored and accessed quickly by the CPU (Central Processing Unit). It is volatile memory, meaning that its contents are lost when the computer is powered off. Therefore, if you do not save the document, the changes made will be lost once the computer is turned off.

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  • 10. 

    The Internet is an abbreviation of

    • A.

      Installed Networks

    • B.

      Individual Networks

    • C.

      Interconnected Networks

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Interconnected Networks
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Interconnected Networks." The Internet is a global network of interconnected computer networks that communicate with each other using a standardized protocol suite known as TCP/IP. It allows for the exchange of information and communication between devices and networks across the globe. The term "Internet" is derived from the words "interconnected networks" as it represents the interconnected nature of various networks that make up the Internet.

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  • 11. 

    One of the most effective ways to make back-up is to

    • A.

      Make a copy of your files to another folder on your hard-drive

    • B.

      Compressing your files to an external storage device as a WINZIP file

    • C.

      Make a copy of your files as another format onto a USB

    • D.

      Make a copy of your files once a year

    Correct Answer
    B. Compressing your files to an external storage device as a WINZIP file
    Explanation
    Compressing your files to an external storage device as a WINZIP file is an effective way to make a backup because it reduces the file size, making it easier and faster to transfer and store. WINZIP is a widely used compression software that allows you to compress multiple files into a single archive, saving disk space and simplifying the backup process. By compressing your files, you can also protect them with a password, ensuring their security during storage or transfer. Storing the compressed files on an external storage device provides an additional layer of protection against data loss in case of hard drive failure or other issues.

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  • 12. 

    This card provides a port for the network cabling to connect to convert data so that it can be sent over the network.

    • A.

      NIC

    • B.

      Network Image Card

    • C.

      NOC

    • D.

      Network Organisational Card

    Correct Answer
    A. NIC
    Explanation
    A NIC, or Network Interface Card, is a hardware component that provides a port for network cabling to connect to a computer or device. It is responsible for converting data into a format that can be sent over the network. This allows the computer or device to communicate and exchange data with other devices on the network.

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  • 13. 

    BIOS stands for

    • A.

      Basic In Out Scheme

    • B.

      Basic Input/Output Scheme

    • C.

      Back-up Internal Output System

    • D.

      Basic Input/Output System

    Correct Answer
    D. Basic Input/Output System
    Explanation
    BIOS stands for Basic Input/Output System. It is a firmware that is stored on a computer's motherboard. BIOS is responsible for initializing and testing hardware components during the boot process, and it provides a basic set of instructions for the operating system to communicate with the hardware. It also allows users to configure certain settings, such as the boot order and system time, through a simple user interface.

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  • 14. 

    A Terabyte (TB) is

    • A.

      1 024 gb

    • B.

      1 024 TB

    • C.

      1 024 KB

    • D.

      1 024 GB

    Correct Answer
    D. 1 024 GB
    Explanation
    A terabyte (TB) is a unit of digital storage capacity and is equal to 1,024 gigabytes (GB). This means that a terabyte is a larger unit of measurement compared to a gigabyte. Therefore, the given answer "1 024 GB" correctly represents the conversion of a terabyte to gigabytes.

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  • 15. 

    A data storage device that can store approx 1 TB and allows you to take it to another location

    • A.

      A USB

    • B.

      CD-RW

    • C.

      External Hard drive

    • D.

      Floppy Disk

    Correct Answer
    C. External Hard drive
    Explanation
    An external hard drive is a data storage device that can store approximately 1 TB of data and allows you to take it to another location. Unlike a USB, CD-RW, or floppy disk, an external hard drive offers a larger storage capacity, making it suitable for storing large amounts of data. Additionally, it is portable and can be easily connected to different devices, allowing for easy transfer of data between locations.

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  • 16. 

    The flow of the computer processing stages include

    • A.

      Data entered, processed, stored, printed

    • B.

      Data is processed, data entered, data is stored, data is printed

    • C.

      Data is stored, data is processed, data is retrieved, data is printed

    • D.

      Data is printed, processed, stored

    Correct Answer
    A. Data entered, processed, stored, printed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Data entered, processed, stored, printed." This sequence represents the typical flow of computer processing stages. First, data is entered into the computer system. Then, the entered data is processed according to the instructions given. After processing, the data is stored in the computer's memory or storage devices. Finally, the stored data can be printed or displayed as output. This sequence follows the logical order of how data is handled and manipulated in a computer system.

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  • 17. 

    If the computer will not turn on, you should

    • A.

      Turn the computer on and off until it works

    • B.

      Press the off button and come back later

    • C.

      Check that all cables are correctly attached and power source is switched on

    • D.

      Call in technical support person

    Correct Answer
    C. Check that all cables are correctly attached and power source is switched on
    Explanation
    To troubleshoot a computer that will not turn on, one should first check that all cables are correctly attached and the power source is switched on. This step ensures that there are no loose connections or power issues preventing the computer from receiving power. By verifying the cable connections and power source, one can identify and resolve any potential issues related to power supply, allowing the computer to turn on and function properly.

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  • 18. 

    The higher the number of RAM a computer has means the

    • A.

      The faster the internet will work

    • B.

      Higher the number of software applications you can have active at the same time.

    • C.

      The more data you can store on your hard drive

    • D.

      The more software packages you can save to your hard drive

    Correct Answer
    B. Higher the number of software applications you can have active at the same time.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Higher the number of software applications you can have active at the same time." This is because RAM (Random Access Memory) is responsible for temporarily storing data that is actively being used by the computer's software applications. Having a higher amount of RAM allows the computer to store and access more data simultaneously, which means it can handle a greater number of software applications running at the same time without slowing down or experiencing performance issues.

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  • 19. 

    If your keyboard is not working correctly which one of the following would you not need to do:

    • A.

      Check that the cable from the keyboard is correctly connected to the system box

    • B.

      Ensure that all keys on the keyboard are not jammed down

    • C.

      Check to see if the monitor is switched on

    • D.

      Ensure that no food or other objects have not become jammed between keys in the keyboard

    Correct Answer
    C. Check to see if the monitor is switched on
    Explanation
    Checking to see if the monitor is switched on is unrelated to the issue of a malfunctioning keyboard. The monitor being switched on or off does not affect the functionality of the keyboard. Therefore, it is not necessary to check the monitor's status when troubleshooting a keyboard problem.

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  • 20. 

    Which of the following is the correct statement:

    • A.

      The computer should be kept stable at a tempertaure of 32 degrees

    • B.

      It is ok to store the computer in direct sunlight

    • C.

      The cables can be strectched and left around anywhere

    • D.

      Ensure that the computer operator can be seated comfortably in front of te computer on a WH&S regulated chair.

    Correct Answer
    D. Ensure that the computer operator can be seated comfortably in front of te computer on a WH&S regulated chair.
    Explanation
    The correct statement is to ensure that the computer operator can be seated comfortably in front of the computer on a WH&S regulated chair. This statement emphasizes the importance of ergonomics and safety by mentioning the need for a regulated chair that adheres to workplace health and safety standards. It implies that the comfort and well-being of the computer operator should be prioritized to prevent any potential health issues or discomfort that may arise from improper seating arrangements.

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