Quiz Covering On Basic Computer Terminology

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Quiz Covering On Basic Computer Terminology

In a digitally focused world, it's important to understand some basic computer terminology. You have probably already heard most of them being used in class but do you know how to define or name them? Take up the quick test below and see how good you are with words. Have a blast!


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  • 1. 
    A program in which you do your work
    • A. 

      Application

    • B. 

      PC

    • C. 

      CPU

  • 2. 
    copy of a file or disk you make for archiving purposes
    • A. 

      Backup

    • B. 

      Save

    • C. 

      Save as

  • 3. 
    to start up a computer
    • A. 

      Start menu

    • B. 

      Control panel

    • C. 

      Boot

  • 4. 
    a programming error that causes a program to behave in an unexpected way
    • A. 

      Byte

    • B. 

      Shut down

    • C. 

      Bug

  • 5. 
    program that allows you to change settings in a program or change the way a computer looks and/or behaves
    • A. 

      Operating system

    • B. 

      Control panel

    • C. 

      Software

  • 6. 
    Central Processing Unit. The processing chip that is the "brain" of a computer
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      Operating System

  • 7. 
    system malfunction in which the computer stops working and has to be restarted
    • A. 

      Shut down

    • B. 

      Crash

    • C. 

      Backup

  • 8. 
    an on-screen message box that appears when additional information is required before completing a command
    • A. 

      Shut down

    • B. 

      Control panel

    • C. 

      Dialog box

  • 9. 
    a file you create, as opposed to the application that created it
    • A. 

      Upload

    • B. 

      Dowload

    • C. 

      Document

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Upload

    • B. 

      Save

    • C. 

      Download

  • 11. 
    the generic word for an application, document, control panel, or other computer data.
    • A. 

      Document

    • B. 

      File

    • C. 

      Control panel

  • 12. 
    a large capacity storage device made of multiple disks housed in a rigid case
    • A. 

      Hard drive

    • B. 

      Document

    • C. 

      CD-ROM

  • 13. 
    a graphic symbol for an application, file or folder
    • A. 

      Icon

    • B. 

      Picture

    • C. 

      Desktop

  • 14. 
    start an application
    • A. 

      Start menu

    • B. 

      Lauch

    • C. 

      Upload

  • 15. 
    the temporary holding area where data is stored while it is being used or changed; the amount of RAM a computer has installed
    • A. 

      CD-ROM

    • B. 

      Server

    • C. 

      Memory

  • 16. 
    a list of program commands listed by topic
    • A. 

      Menu bar

    • B. 

      Menu

    • C. 

      Start

  • 17. 
    the system software that controls the computer
    • A. 

      Control panel

    • B. 

      Operating software

    • C. 

      Software

  • 18. 
    acronym for personal computer
    • A. 

      PC

    • B. 

      CD-ROM

    • C. 

      RAM

  • 19. 
    acronym for Random-Access Memory
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      ROM

    • C. 

      CD-ROM

  • 20. 
    to write a file onto a disk
    • A. 

      Save as

    • B. 

      Upload

    • C. 

      Save

  • 21. 
    (a File menu item) to save a previously saved file in a new location and/or with a new name.
    • A. 

      Save

    • B. 

      Save as

    • C. 

      Download

  • 22. 
    bar at the bottom or right side of a window that contains the scroll box and allows scrolling
    • A. 

      Menu bar

    • B. 

      Scroll bar

    • C. 

      Control panel

  • 23. 
    a central computer dedicated to sending and receiving data from other computers (on a network)
    • A. 

      Server

    • B. 

      Hard drive

    • C. 

      File

  • 24. 
    the command from the Special menu that shuts down the computer safely.
    • A. 

      Shut down

    • B. 

      Download

    • C. 

      Reboot

  • 25. 
    files on disk that contain instructions for a computer
    • A. 

      Operating system

    • B. 

      Software

    • C. 

      Hardware

  • 26. 
    to send a file from one computer to another through a network
    • A. 

      Upload

    • B. 

      Save

    • C. 

      Download