This Is A Basic Information Technology Quiz On Computers!

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Welcome, this is a basic information technology quiz on computers. The introduction of computers reduced the amount of time that it takes to complete some jobs that could take hours to accomplish. Have you undergone a course on some of the basics when it comes to tech advancements on computers? The quiz below is designed to measure just how much you understood so far. Give it a try and share what score you get.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The operating system is a set of _______________ that interface between an application program and the hardware.
    • A. 

      Computer chips

    • B. 

      Sectors

    • C. 

      System software services

    • D. 

      Binary operation codes

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT an advantage of viewing the system as a set of layers?
    • A. 

      It allows you to see the details and inner workings within an object

    • B. 

      It allows a simplified view of an object

    • C. 

      It allows you to focus on the interfaces between the layers

    • D. 

      It simplifies the view of the system so that it can be better understood

  • 3. 
    A byte consists of
    • A. 

      1 bit

    • B. 

      8 bits

    • C. 

      1 word

    • D. 

      8 word

  • 4. 
    Bytes or words are the basic addressable units of memory. In order for the processor to be able to access the byte or word, it is assigned a unique ________.
    • A. 

      Value

    • B. 

      Address

    • C. 

      Name

    • D. 

      Serial number

  • 5. 
    In the processor, the Instruction Counter contains:
    • A. 

      The data that is being manipulated

    • B. 

      The instruction that is being executed

    • C. 

      The address of the next data item to be fetched

    • D. 

      The address of the next instruction to be fetched

  • 6. 
    Files on a hard disk are stored in one or more
    • A. 

      Memory cells

    • B. 

      Channels

    • C. 

      Sectors

    • D. 

      AND gates

  • 7. 
    A hard disk has a directory to store file information. Each directory entry contains the following information about a file:
    • A. 

      The file's size and starting track number

    • B. 

      The file's name and starting track number

    • C. 

      The file's name and starting sector number

    • D. 

      The file's size and starting sector number

  • 8. 
    On a mainframe computer, peripheral devices are connected to the system through a ___________ and a ____________.
    • A. 

      Channel , I/O control unit

    • B. 

      Interface board , buffer

    • C. 

      Channel , interface board

    • D. 

      Interface board, I/O control unit

  • 9. 
    The binary number 1011 is equivalent to which decimal number and which hex number?
    • A. 

      12 decimal and C hex

    • B. 

      11 decimal and C hex

    • C. 

      12 decimal and B hex

    • D. 

      11 decimal and B hex

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Secondary storage consists of devices such as the hard disk and CD-ROM. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of secondary storage?
    • A. 

      It is high capacity; it typically holds much more than main memory

    • B. 

      It is non-volatile

    • C. 

      It is intended for long term storage of files and data

    • D. 

      The computer can execute a program directly on the secondary storage.

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