IT Essentials - Idiots' Guide

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IT Essentials Quizzes & Trivia

A simple quiz created to test your knowledge of IT essentials, as taught by the Cisco IT Essential Third Edition book.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which voltage levels may be found in wires from an ATX power supply?
    • A. 

      +/- 12V

    • B. 

      +/- 5V

    • C. 

      +3.3V

    • D. 

      0V

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 2. 
    What is the difference between voltage and current?
    • A. 

      Voltage is a song whereas current is a dried fruit.

    • B. 

      Voltage is the measure of force required to push electrons through a circuit and current is the measure of flow of those electrons.

    • C. 

      Voltage is power and current is the measure of electrostatic potential.

    • D. 

      Voltage is needed to eluminate star signatures in telescopes whereas current is the presence of the same star signature.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 3. 
    From the list below, select tools which are commonly found in a repair tool kit.
    • A. 

      Flat head screwdriver.

    • B. 

      Phillips head screwdriver.

    • C. 

      Cross head screwdriver.

    • D. 

      Torx screwdriver.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 4. 
    When typed into 'Run', which command will open the Command Line Interface?
    • A. 

      Command

    • B. 

      Cmmd

    • C. 

      Cmd

    • D. 

      Comd

  • 5. 
    What is the definition of the word 'jargon'?
    • A. 

      A fictional language spoken by a race of creatures on the television program Star Trek.

    • B. 

      A state of discombobulation.

    • C. 

      The seperation of quarks from larger particles such as protons.

    • D. 

      Technical speak that an untrained person or kangaroo may not understand.

  • 6. 
    There are four modes of operation in CPUs. Select two of them from the following list:
    • A. 

      Real mode.

    • B. 

      Safe mode.

    • C. 

      Compatible mode.

    • D. 

      Depache mode.

  • 7. 
    What is a cluster?
    • A. 

      A term used in the Royal Air Force to describe a large quantity of airmen or airwomen failing at a simple task.

    • B. 

      The smallest unit of space for storing data.

    • C. 

      A type of cloud formation.

    • D. 

      Sporadic fungi found in bedspaces of Davies block 14E.

  • 8. 
    What is a network?
    • A. 

      A piece of equipment used by workers in the hungarian fishing trade.

    • B. 

      A gorup of two or more electronic devices, such as computers, PDAs and smartphones, that communicate with each other to share data and resources.

    • C. 

      A mission on the Special Ops menu of CoD: Modern Warfare 2.

    • D. 

      A type of sexual deviance.

  • 9. 
    What is the most secure way of removing data from a hard drive?
    • A. 

      Beat the hard drive repeatedly with a hammer like AC Joynes beating a cat.

    • B. 

      Reformat the hard drive.

    • C. 

      Feed the disk to a zombie, then remove the zombies head from its body with a solid object or high calibre firearm.

    • D. 

      Use a pair of spectacles, angled towards the sun, to melt a hole in the disk.

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