A+ Certification : 2.0 Working With PC Components (Essentials)

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0Test your knowledge with working with PC Components.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following steps is not necessary when replacing a floppy drive?
    • A. 

      Turn off the PC.

    • B. 

      Disconnect the power supply from the drive.

    • C. 

      Disconnect the ribbon cable from the drive.

    • D. 

      Disconnect the audio cable from the drive.

  • 2. 
    When attaching a ribbon cable to a drive, if there is no marking for pin 1, which way should you orient the red stripe?
    • A. 

      Closest to the power supply connector

    • B. 

      Farthest away from the power supply connector.

    • C. 

      Facing the top of the drive

    • D. 

      Facing the bottom of the drive

  • 3. 
    To fix a bad power supply in a desktop PC, you should __________.
    • A. 

      Remove and replace the entire power supply box.

    • B. 

      Disassemble the power supply and replace the coils.

    • C. 

      Disassemble the power supply and replace the capacitors.

    • D. 

      Disassemble the power supply and replace the resistors.

  • 4. 
    How many bits of data does a high-speed serial cable carry simultaneously in a single direction?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      32

    • D. 

      Depends on the cable.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following could not be connected to an IDE interface on a typical motherboard?
    • A. 

      ATA-2

    • B. 

      EIDE

    • C. 

      ATAPI

    • D. 

      All of these could be connected.

  • 6. 
    What do UltraDMA/66 and higher require?
    • A. 

      Cable Select configuration

    • B. 

      An 80-wire cable

    • C. 

      Operating system support

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 7. 
    On the primary IDE channel, if a single hard disk is attached, its jumper should be set to _________.
    • A. 

      Slave

    • B. 

      Single if available; otherwise Master

    • C. 

      Master

    • D. 

      Boot

  • 8. 
    What type of SCSI termination uses voltage regulators inside the terminator?
    • A. 

      Active

    • B. 

      Passive

    • C. 

      High-Byte

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Which AT command resets the modem?
    • A. 

      ATH0

    • B. 

      ATM0

    • C. 

      ATZ

    • D. 

      ATDT

  • 10. 
    While inspecting a motherboard, you notice a discolored area. What is usually a cause of this?
    • A. 

      Spilled liquid

    • B. 

      Improper manufacture

    • C. 

      Power surge

    • D. 

      Underclocking

  • 11. 
    What does the red stripe on a ribbon cable indicate?
    • A. 

      Pin 16

    • B. 

      Pin 1

    • C. 

      The manufacturer's trademark

    • D. 

      Parity

  • 12. 
    Display devices can be connected to a PC using DB-15 connectors or _____________.
    • A. 

      HDT

    • B. 

      DVI

    • C. 

      VBA

    • D. 

      VBP

  • 13. 
    What utility can be used with Windows XP to format drives?
    • A. 

      Disk Design

    • B. 

      Disk Plan

    • C. 

      Disk Management

    • D. 

      Disk Prep

  • 14. 
    What type of the female DB-style connector does SCSI-2 use? (Choose all that apply.)
    • A. 

      25-pin

    • B. 

      50-pin

    • C. 

      68-pin

    • D. 

      72-pin

  • 15. 
    Internally, what type of wire ribbon cable does SCSI use?
    • A. 

      25-pin

    • B. 

      50-pin

    • C. 

      68-pin

    • D. 

      72-pin

  • 16. 
    When changing display devices or upgrading to a newer one, what is one of the most crucial components to have?
    • A. 

      Manufacturer's resolution recommendations

    • B. 

      Antistatic mat

    • C. 

      Ribbon cable

    • D. 

      Correct driver

  • 17. 
    Every computer has a diagnostic program built into its BIOS called the ____________.
    • A. 

      CMOS

    • B. 

      BIOS

    • C. 

      POST

    • D. 

      DNS

  • 18. 
    What two devices are commonly used to cool components within a PC? (Choose two.)
    • A. 

      Fans

    • B. 

      Compressed air

    • C. 

      Freon

    • D. 

      Heat sinks

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