Inside The Personal Computer

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Personal Computer Quizzes & Trivia

Tests basic knowledge of the personal computer. Introduction to hardware.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This is a special type of memory chip that uses a small battery to retain information about your PC's hardware configuration even while the computer is turned off.
    • A. 

      Video Card

    • B. 

      CMOS

    • C. 

      Hardware Chip

    • D. 

      BIOS

    • E. 

      Expansion Slot

  • 2. 
    This component of the pc has magnetic recordings of your programs and documents on hard, thin platters.
    • A. 

      Power Supply

    • B. 

      Floppy Drive

    • C. 

      Thin Drive

    • D. 

      Keyboard Port

    • E. 

      Hard Drive

  • 3. 
    This port allows keyboards, input devices, flash memory, printers, and other devices to connect to the PC without encountering resource conflicts.
    • A. 

      USB Port

    • B. 

      Parallel Port

    • C. 

      Modem

    • D. 

      Expansion Slot

    • E. 

      BIOS

  • 4. 
    This component translates image information into the varying electrical currents needed to display an image on the monitor.
    • A. 

      Sound Card

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      CD-ROM

    • D. 

      Video Card

    • E. 

      Microprocessor

  • 5. 
    This component is often called the brains of a computer, is a tight, complex collection of transistors arranged so that they can be used to manipulate data
    • A. 

      Data Processor

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      Microprocessor

    • D. 

      Heat Sink

    • E. 

      Real-Time Clock

  • 6. 
    All electricity enters your PC through this shielded metal box.
    • A. 

      Fan

    • B. 

      Electricity Box

    • C. 

      Disk Controller

    • D. 

      Power Supply

    • E. 

      CMOS Battery

  • 7. 
    This component is used to dissipate heat so that internal components of the microprocessor don't melt.
    • A. 

      Processor Cooler

    • B. 

      Keyboard Port

    • C. 

      Sound Card

    • D. 

      Heat Sink

    • E. 

      USB Port

  • 8. 
    This component uses a laser beam to read data from a spiral of indentation and flat areas on a layer of metallic film.
    • A. 

      Hard Drive

    • B. 

      Video Card

    • C. 

      Floppy Drive

    • D. 

      Laser Drive

    • E. 

      CD-ROM/DVD-ROM

  • 9. 
    This component has a vibrating crystal that sets the pace and synchronizes the work of all other components.
    • A. 

      CMOS

    • B. 

      BIOS

    • C. 

      Real-Time Clock

    • D. 

      Crystal Clock

    • E. 

      Serial Port

  • 10. 
    This component connects your PC to a telephone line so that you can get to information services and the Internet.
    • A. 

      Telephone Port

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      Parallel Port

    • D. 

      Modem

    • E. 

      CMOS

  • 11. 
    How much data can a CD hold?
    • A. 

      65 bytes

    • B. 

      650 gigabytes

    • C. 

      600 megabytes

    • D. 

      650 megabytes

    • E. 

      4.7 gigabytes

  • 12. 
    This component serves as an intermediary between the operating software running your computer and the various hardware components.
    • A. 

      BIOS

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      Intermediate Chip

    • D. 

      Mouse Port

    • E. 

      Disk Controller

  • 13. 
    This component contains circuitry for recording and reproducing multimedia sound.
    • A. 

      Sound Port

    • B. 

      Serial Port

    • C. 

      CMOS

    • D. 

      Fan

    • E. 

      Sound Card

  • 14. 
    RAM is where the computer stores programs and data while it uses them. What do the letters stand for?
    • A. 

      Random Applied Memory

    • B. 

      Random Access Memory

    • C. 

      Round Access Memory

    • D. 

      Real Access Memory

    • E. 

      Random Access Module

  • 15. 
    True or False. An expansion slot contains system files that operate your computer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    True or False. When the computer is turned off, the contents of RAM are saved.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    True or False. Because a hard drive produces so much heat, a heat sink is used to dissipate the heat so that the internal components don't melt.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    True or False. A hard drive uses a small battery to retain information about your PC's hardware configuration.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    True or False. The BIOS draws cool air over heat critical components inside the PC case.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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