IT Essentials - Chapters 1-10 - Recap

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IT Essentials Quizzes & Trivia

This test will aid as a study guide recap in preparation for the IT Essentials final exam chapters 1-10


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which type of ROM can be erased by UV light?
    • A. 

      PROM

    • B. 

      EEPROM

    • C. 

      EPROM

    • D. 

      ROM

  • 2. 
    What socket does the CPU fit into? (1 or 3 words)
  • 3. 
    What architecture uses a relatively small set of instructions which are designed to execute rapidly? (1 word)
  • 4. 
    Which technique enhances the CPUs performance by executing multiple peices of code simultaneously on each pipeline?
    • A. 

      CPU throttling

    • B. 

      Flashing the BIOS

    • C. 

      Hyperthreading

    • D. 

      CISC

  • 5. 
    Which circuit board holds SDRAM, DDR SDRAM and DDR2 SDRAM chips?
    • A. 

      SIMM

    • B. 

      DIP

    • C. 

      RIMM

    • D. 

      DIMM

  • 6. 
    What IEE standard is Firewire and how many devices can it support?
    • A. 

      1284 and 127

    • B. 

      1394 and 63

    • C. 

      1394 and 127

    • D. 

      1284 and 63

  • 7. 
    Computer components use ................. to request information from the CPU. The ............... travels along a wire on the motherboard to the CPU.  When the CPU receives a .............., it determines how to fulfill this request. (1 or 2 words)
  • 8. 
    Which type of video connector has a 24 pin or 29 pin female connector and provides compressed digital output to a monitor?
    • A. 

      HDMI

    • B. 

      VGA

    • C. 

      AAV

    • D. 

      DVI

    • E. 

      RCA

  • 9. 
    How many conductors does a SATA cable have?
  • 10. 
    What type of cache memory is external cache originally mounted on the motherboard near the CPU? (1 word)
  • 11. 
    The operating system enables the user to interact with software and hardware.  There are two types of user interfaces; which interface interacts with menus and icons? (1 or 3 words)
  • 12. 
    This partition normally uses the remaining free space on a hard drive or takes the place of primary partition. There can be only one ....................    ..........................  per hard drive, and it can be subdivided into smaller sections called logical drives. (2 words)
  • 13. 
    What list provides a detailed inventory of hardware that has been tested and is known to work with the operating system?
    • A. 

      Microsoft Compatibility Assistant

    • B. 

      Microsoft Knowledge Base

    • C. 

      Hardware Compatibility List

    • D. 

      Windows XP Manual

  • 14. 
    Which registry file contains information about the hardware and software in the computer system?
    • A. 

      HKEY_CURRENT_USER

    • B. 

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

    • C. 

      HKEY_USERS

    • D. 

      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT

  • 15. 
    NTFS can be converted back to FAT32 file system. (TRUE or FALSE)
  • 16. 
    What is meant by a laptop device being hot-swappable?
    • A. 

      The device can interface with a laptop wirelessly

    • B. 

      The device does not needs a driver to interface the computer OS

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

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

  • 17. 
    What does ACPI stand for?
  • 18. 
    Which items are hot-swappable on a laptop? (pick 2)
    • A. 

      Hard drive

    • B. 

      USB flash drive

    • C. 

      LCD screen

    • D. 

      Optical drive

    • E. 

      RAM

  • 19. 
    The ............. .............. slot uses an open standard interface to connect to peripherals using the CardBus standard. (2 words)
  • 20. 
    What are the pin configurations for the PC ExpressCard? (pick 2)
    • A. 

      34-pin

    • B. 

      36-pin

    • C. 

      48-pin

    • D. 

      54-pin

    • E. 

      57-pin

  • 21. 
    In Windows XP, the ACPI power management mode must be enabled in BIOS to allow the OS to configure all the power management states. (TRUE or FALSE)
  • 22. 
    What type of memory is used in laptops?
    • A. 

      SIMM

    • B. 

      DIMM

    • C. 

      SODIMM

    • D. 

      PIMM

    • E. 

      RIMM

  • 23. 
    Laptops processors use CPU .................................. to modify the clock speed to reduce power consumption and heat. (1 word)
  • 24. 
    Which type of cell phone standard uses the standard name GPRS (General Packet Radio Service)?
    • A. 

      2G

    • B. 

      2.5G

    • C. 

      3G

    • D. 

      3.5G

    • E. 

      4G

  • 25. 
    What would you use to clean a laptop screen?
    • A. 

      Trichloroethane solvent

    • B. 

      Isopropyl alcohol and water

    • C. 

      Window cleaner

    • D. 

      Ammonia based solvent

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