IT Essentials Chapter 6

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IT Essentials Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Which task must be completed first for a technician to be able to configure power management states using Windows XP?
    • A. 

      APM power management mode must be configured in the BIOS before ACPI can be used to configure power.

    • B. 

      ACPI power management mode must be enabled in the BIOS before Windows XP can be used to configure power management.

    • C. 

      APM power management mode must be disabled in the BIOS so that Windows XP can be used to configure power management.

    • D. 

      All power management settings must be disabled in the BIOS so Windows can be used to manage ACPI.

  • 2. 
    What is the benefit of using CPU throttling in laptops?
    • A. 

      It reduces the processing time needed by end-user applications.

    • B. 

      It reduces CPU power consumption and heat production.

    • C. 

      It reduces the amount of CPU resources needed by system applications.

    • D. 

      It avoids the need to increase the clock speed of the laptop processor.

  • 3. 
    What is the major difference between desktop and laptop motherboards?
    • A. 

      Desktops use the AT form factor while laptops use the mini or baby AT form factor.

    • B. 

      Desktop motherboards typically have a standard form factor and are interchangeable while laptop motherboards are proprietary.

    • C. 

      Desktops have a variety of expansion and RAM slot designs while laptops have standard expansion and RAM slot designs.

    • D. 

      Currently there is no significant difference in the motherboard form factors for the desktop and laptop.

  • 4. 
    Refer to the exhibit. Which two form factors are supported by the devices shown in the graphic? (Choose two.)
    • A. 

      30mm wide

    • B. 

      34mm wide

    • C. 

      43mm wide

    • D. 

      45mm wide

    • E. 

      54mm wide

  • 5. 
    What is meant by a laptop device being hot-swappable?
    • A. 

      The device does not need a driver to interface with the computer OS.

    • B. 

      The laptop does not need to be powered off to install or remove the device.

    • C. 

      The device can be connected using more than one type of port.

    • D. 

      The device can interface with the laptop wirelessly

  • 6. 
    Which three components commonly connect to USB or FireWire ports? (Choose three.)
    • A. 

      Camera

    • B. 

      AC adapter

    • C. 

      PC Card

    • D. 

      Printer

    • E. 

      Scanner

    • F. 

      Graphics adapter

  • 7. 
    Which two actions should be performed to clean the surface of CDs and DVDs? (Choose two.)
    • A. 

      Use a lint-free cotton cloth.

    • B. 

      Use a cotton ball.

    • C. 

      Use a household cleaning solution.

    • D. 

      Wipe the disc from the center outward.

    • E. 

      Wipe the disc in a clockwise direction.

    • F. 

      Wipe the disc in a counterclockwise direction.

  • 8. 
    Which display technology is most commonly found in modern laptop computers?
    • A. 

      CRT

    • B. 

      LED

    • C. 

      Plasma

    • D. 

      LCD

  • 9. 
    Which name is given to the collection of settings that control the power settings of a laptop?
    • A. 

      Current setups

    • B. 

      Energy settings

    • C. 

      Hibernation profiles

    • D. 

      Power profiles

    • E. 

      Power schemes

  • 10. 
    Where can a technician change the power schemes on a laptop running Windows XP?
    • A. 

      Select Advanced Settings from within the BIOS.

    • B. 

      Select Power Options from within the Control Panel.

    • C. 

      Select Power from within Administrative Tools.

    • D. 

      Select Configure Power Settings from within Computer Management

  • 11. 
    Which internal laptop component may be designed as a hot-swappable device?
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      LCD screen

    • C. 

      Optical drive

    • D. 

      RAM

    • E. 

      Touch pad

  • 12. 
    Which generation of cell-phone standards was the first to deal with how to send and receive text, photographs,and video?
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Second

    • C. 

      Third

    • D. 

      Fourth

  • 13. 
    A user has connected a digital projector to the external monitor port on a laptop computer, but the projector indicates that there is no RGB signal. What should the user try first to resolve the problem?
    • A. 

      Connect the projector to the s-video port.

    • B. 

      Press the function key that will redirect the video output to the external monitor.

    • C. 

      Try a different laptop.

    • D. 

      Try a different projector.

  • 14. 
    What is the proper way to clean optical drives?
    • A. 

      Spray ionized solution inside the drive.

    • B. 

      Use an electrostatic vacuum cleaner

    • C. 

      Blow the dust with compressed air from the inside.

    • D. 

      Use a cleaning disc for optical drives

  • 15. 
    Which type of interface do current laptops use to achieve similar expansion capabilities as desktops?
    • A. 

      CardBus

    • B. 

      PC ExpressCard

    • C. 

      ISA

    • D. 

      PCI

  • 16. 
    Refer to the exhibit. What is the correct order of steps to remove a laptop battery?
    • A. 

      3, 2, 4, 1

    • B. 

      2, 3, 4, 1

    • C. 

      2, 4, 1, 3

    • D. 

      3, 2, 1, 4

  • 17. 
    Which type of questions would a technician initially ask to gather information to help solve the problem?
    • A. 

      Categorical

    • B. 

      Closed

    • C. 

      Directed

    • D. 

      Multiple-choice

    • E. 

      Open

  • 18. 
    Which two laptop ports are used primarily for communication and network connectivity? (Choose two.)
    • A. 

      Ethernet

    • B. 

      Modem

    • C. 

      Parallel

    • D. 

      DVI

  • 19. 
    Which two devices can be individually configured within Windows XP to power off after the laptop has been idle for a given period of time? (Choose two.)
    • A. 

      Optical drive

    • B. 

      Disk drive

    • C. 

      Fan

    • D. 

      Monitor

    • E. 

      Wireless NIC

  • 20. 
    Which two characteristics make laptops a better choice than desktop computers? (Choose two.)
    • A. 

      Mobility

    • B. 

      Functionality

    • C. 

      Size

    • D. 

      OS installed

    • E. 

      Compatibility

  • 21. 
    What is the difference between a docking station and a port replicator?
    • A. 

      A docking station has fewer ports.

    • B. 

      A docking station may have PCI slots for expansion cards and speakers.

    • C. 

      A docking station may have a built-in display

    • D. 

      A docking station has a universal connector so that it can be used with all laptops

  • 22. 
    Which three components are interchangeable between desktop and laptop computers? (Choose three.)
    • A. 

      PC ExpressCard

    • B. 

      Hard disk

    • C. 

      PCI sound card

    • D. 

      Printer

    • E. 

      Scanner

    • F. 

      USB flash drive

  • 23. 
    Which two devices are commonly hot-swappable on laptops? (Choose two.)
    • A. 

      Integrated LCD screen

    • B. 

      CPU chip

    • C. 

      PC Card

    • D. 

      RAM

    • E. 

      USB Drive

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