IT And Tech Knowledge Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does BIOS stand for?

    • A.

      Board Integrated Output System

    • B.

      Basic Input Output System

    • C.

      Board Intrusion Offense System

    • D.

      Nothing BIOS is not an acronym

    Correct Answer
    B. Basic Input Output System
    Explanation
    BIOS stands for Basic Input Output System. It is a firmware that is embedded on a computer's motherboard. BIOS provides the necessary instructions for the computer to start up and initialize the hardware components. It also performs various tasks such as controlling the boot process, managing system configuration settings, and providing a platform for the operating system to communicate with the hardware.

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  • 2. 

    What is the protocol used for the majority of network/internet traffic?

    • A.

      TCP/IP

    • B.

      IPX/SPX

    • C.

      OSX

    • D.

      64-Bit

    Correct Answer
    A. TCP/IP
    Explanation
    TCP/IP is the correct answer because it is the most widely used protocol for network and internet traffic. TCP/IP stands for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol and it is a suite of protocols that allows for reliable and secure communication between devices on a network. It provides the rules and procedures for breaking data into packets, addressing, routing, and reassembling at the destination. TCP/IP is used by the majority of devices and applications on the internet, making it the standard protocol for network communication.

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  • 3. 

    What is the most popular wired network topology?

    • A.

      Bus

    • B.

      Star

    • C.

      Mesh

    • D.

      Ring

    Correct Answer
    B. Star
    Explanation
    The most popular wired network topology is the star topology. In a star topology, all devices are connected to a central hub or switch, forming a star-like structure. This topology offers several advantages such as easy troubleshooting, scalability, and high reliability. Each device has its own dedicated connection to the central hub, which allows for independent communication and reduces the chances of network failure. Additionally, the star topology allows for easy addition or removal of devices without disrupting the entire network.

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  • 4. 

    What registered jack is used to terminate the standard network patch cable?

    • A.

      RJ-99

    • B.

      RJ-2

    • C.

      RJ-11

    • D.

      RJ-45

    Correct Answer
    D. RJ-45
    Explanation
    The correct answer is RJ-45. RJ-45 is the registered jack that is commonly used to terminate the standard network patch cable. It has 8 pins and is widely used for Ethernet connections. RJ-99 and RJ-2 are not commonly used registered jacks, while RJ-11 is used for telephone connections.

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  • 5. 

    In a simple home wired network what device would you use to provide more unmanaged/routed Ethernet ports?

    • A.

      Switch

    • B.

      Hub

    • C.

      Router

    • D.

      KVM

    Correct Answer
    A. Switch
    Explanation
    A switch is the correct answer because it is a device used to connect multiple devices in a network, allowing them to communicate with each other. It provides more Ethernet ports, which can be used to connect additional devices to the network. Unlike a hub, a switch can intelligently direct network traffic to the appropriate device, improving efficiency and performance. A router, on the other hand, is used to connect multiple networks together and manage the flow of data between them. A KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) is a device used to control multiple computers using a single set of peripherals.

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  • 6. 

    Which file extension is an image file?

    • A.

      MPG

    • B.

      JPG

    • C.

      MA4

    • D.

      MOV

    Correct Answer
    B. JPG
    Explanation
    JPG is the correct answer because it is a commonly used file extension for image files. JPG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group, which is the organization that developed the file format. JPG files use a lossy compression method to reduce file size while maintaining a good level of image quality. They are widely supported by various devices and software applications, making them a popular choice for storing and sharing digital images.

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  • 7. 

    What is a Codec most commonly used for?

    • A.

      Decoding Passwords

    • B.

      Decoding Audio/Video Stream

    • C.

      Encrypting Data

    • D.

      Saving Contact Information

    Correct Answer
    B. Decoding Audio/Video Stream
    Explanation
    A codec is a technology used to compress and decompress audio and video data. It is commonly used for decoding audio/video streams. Codecs enable efficient transmission and storage of multimedia content by reducing the file size without significantly compromising the quality. By decoding the compressed data, codecs allow the audio and video content to be played or viewed on various devices and platforms.

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  • 8. 

    Can 32-bit programs run on a 64-bit version of Windows 7?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    32-bit programs can run on a 64-bit version of Windows 7 because Windows 7 64-bit includes a compatibility layer called Windows on Windows 64 (WoW64) that allows 32-bit programs to run seamlessly. This compatibility layer enables the operating system to run 32-bit applications by redirecting the necessary system files and resources. Therefore, users can run their existing 32-bit programs on a 64-bit version of Windows 7 without any issues.

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  • 9. 

    RDP stands for?

    • A.

      Removable Disk Placement

    • B.

      Remote Desktop Protocol

    • C.

      Right Desktop Placeholder

    • D.

      Nothing RDP is not an acronym

    Correct Answer
    B. Remote Desktop Protocol
    Explanation
    RDP stands for Remote Desktop Protocol. This is a network protocol that allows users to remotely access and control a computer or virtual machine over a network connection. It enables users to connect to a remote computer and use its resources as if they were sitting in front of it. RDP is commonly used for remote administration, technical support, and accessing files and applications on remote computers.

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  • 10. 

    Is a BSOD a hardware or software problem?

    • A.

      Hardware

    • B.

      Software

    • C.

      Mostly Hardware

    • D.

      Mostly Software

    • E.

      Either Is Equally Possible

    Correct Answer
    E. Either Is Equally Possible
    Explanation
    The answer "Either Is Equally Possible" is correct because a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) can be caused by both hardware and software issues. Hardware problems such as faulty RAM, overheating, or incompatible hardware drivers can trigger a BSOD. Similarly, software issues like incompatible or corrupted software, driver conflicts, or malware can also lead to a BSOD. Therefore, it is not possible to determine whether a BSOD is solely a hardware or software problem without further investigation.

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  • 11. 

    What tool do you use to analyze BSOD crashes?

    • A.

      None Reinstall Windows

    • B.

      Windbg

    • C.

      Windows Error Reporting

    • D.

      Norton

    Correct Answer
    B. Windbg
    Explanation
    Windbg is the correct answer because it is a powerful debugging tool provided by Microsoft that is specifically designed for analyzing Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) crashes. It allows users to examine crash dump files and provides detailed information about the cause of the crash, including the stack trace, memory contents, and register values. Windbg is widely used by developers and system administrators to troubleshoot and diagnose BSOD errors.

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  • 12. 

    In the field of cybersecurity, what does the term "phishing" specifically refer to?

    • A.

      The practice of sending emails that appear to be from reputable sources with the goal of gaining personal information. 

    • B.

      Creating a duplicate of an existing web page to trick users into submitting personal or financial information.

    Correct Answer
    A. The practice of sending emails that appear to be from reputable sources with the goal of gaining personal information. 
    Explanation
    Phishing is a type of social engineering attack often used to steal user data, including login credentials and credit card numbers. It occurs when an attacker, masquerading as a trusted entity, dupes a victim into opening an email, instant message, or text message. The recipient is then tricked into clicking a malicious link, which can lead to the installation of malware, the freezing of the system as part of a ransomware attack, or the revealing of sensitive information. This method is distinct from other attacks like denial-of-service attacks or vulnerability scanning, making it a unique and common threat in the field of cybersecurity.

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  • 13. 

    What file is a Word 2007 or newer document?

    • A.

      .xls

    • B.

      .doc

    • C.

      .rtf

    • D.

      .dox

    • E.

      .docx

    Correct Answer
    E. .docx
    Explanation
    A Word 2007 or newer document is typically saved with the .docx file extension. This file format was introduced in Word 2007 and is used to store documents created in newer versions of Microsoft Word. The .docx format allows for more advanced features and improved compatibility with other software applications. Therefore, the correct answer is .docx.

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  • 14. 

    If you wanted to add a user to a Domain where would you add them?

    • A.

      Domain List

    • B.

      Registry

    • C.

      Active Directory

    • D.

      Directory

    Correct Answer
    C. Active Directory
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Active Directory because Active Directory is a centralized database that stores and manages information about network resources, including user accounts. It provides a way to organize and manage users, computers, and other network objects within a domain. By adding a user to the Active Directory, they will be granted access to the resources and services available within the domain.

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  • 15. 

    If you can get to a website via direct IP but are unable to via web url what is most likely the problem?

    • A.

      Website is down

    • B.

      Computer network card is bad

    • C.

      DNS problem

    • D.

      Router has burnt out

    Correct Answer
    C. DNS problem
    Explanation
    If you are able to access a website using its direct IP address but not through its web URL, the most likely problem is a DNS (Domain Name System) issue. DNS is responsible for translating human-readable domain names into IP addresses that computers can understand. If the DNS is not functioning properly, it may not be able to resolve the web URL to the correct IP address, resulting in the inability to access the website through the URL.

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  • 16. 

    What would you use to connect 2 sites to each other so they can access files/printers as if they were in the local building/location?

    • A.

      VPN

    • B.

      Tracert

    • C.

      Ping

    • D.

      CMD

    Correct Answer
    A. VPN
    Explanation
    A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is used to securely connect two sites together over the internet. It creates a private network connection between the two sites, allowing them to access files and printers as if they were in the same local building or location. This is done by encrypting the data that is transmitted between the two sites, ensuring that it remains secure and private. VPNs are commonly used by businesses to connect remote offices or enable remote workers to access resources on the company's network.

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  • 17. 

    What is SMART?

    • A.

      Winning Jeopardy

    • B.

      A hard drive diagnosis built into the drive

    • C.

      A network routing technology

    • D.

      Nothing

    Correct Answer
    B. A hard drive diagnosis built into the drive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A hard drive diagnosis built into the drive." SMART stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. It is a system built into hard drives that monitors various attributes of the drive's performance and health. It can detect potential issues or failures before they occur, allowing users to take preventative measures such as backing up data or replacing the drive.

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  • 18. 

    What Does RAID Stand for?

    • A.

      Random Access Inside Disks

    • B.

      Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks

    • C.

      Reload Advanced Intel Device

    • D.

      Relocate Array Inside Drive

    Correct Answer
    B. Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
    Explanation
    RAID stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks. This technology combines multiple physical disk drives into a single logical unit to improve performance, reliability, and capacity. By using redundancy, RAID allows for data to be stored across multiple disks, providing fault tolerance in case of a disk failure. The term "inexpensive" refers to the fact that RAID can be implemented using relatively low-cost disk drives, making it a cost-effective solution for data storage.

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  • 19. 

    Is Windows 7 A whole new OS?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    No, Windows 7 is not considered a "whole new OS" in the sense that it was a completely unique invention separate from all previous operating systems. It was an evolution of its predecessor, Windows Vista, introducing improvements in performance, user interface, and security. However, it brought significant enhancements that made it stand out and be well-received compared to Vista.

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  • 20. 

    4u is an indication of how _________________

    • A.

      Tall a server is in a rack

    • B.

      How many systems are in a rack

    • C.

      How many CPUs are in a system

    • D.

      Nothing

    Correct Answer
    A. Tall a server is in a rack
    Explanation
    The term "4u" is an indication of how tall a server is in a rack. The "u" stands for "unit" and is a standard measurement used to determine the height of rack-mounted equipment. In this case, "4u" indicates that the server takes up four units of space in the rack.

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  • 21. 

    SAS stands for

    • A.

      Special Array Storage

    • B.

      Secret Area Storage

    • C.

      Serial Attached Storage

    • D.

      Super Access Speeds

    Correct Answer
    C. Serial Attached Storage
    Explanation
    SAS stands for Serial Attached Storage. This term refers to a computer bus technology that is used to transfer data between computer systems and storage devices, such as hard drives or solid-state drives. It provides a high-speed, point-to-point connection that allows for fast data transfer rates and increased reliability. The other options, Special Array Storage, Secret Area Storage, and Super Access Speeds, do not accurately represent the acronym SAS in the context of computer storage technology.

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  • 22. 

    SAS Drives are usually found in what type of systems?

    • A.

      Desktops

    • B.

      Notebooks

    • C.

      Netbooks

    • D.

      Servers

    • E.

      Gaming systems

    Correct Answer
    D. Servers
    Explanation
    SAS drives are usually found in servers because they are designed to handle heavy workloads and provide high performance and reliability. Servers require fast and efficient storage systems to handle large amounts of data and support multiple users simultaneously. SAS drives offer faster data transfer rates, higher capacities, and better error correction capabilities compared to other types of drives. Therefore, they are the preferred choice for server environments where data accessibility and reliability are crucial.

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  • 23. 

    What technology is primarily used to create decentralized applications that run on a blockchain?

    • A.

      Artificial Intelligence 

    • B.

      Virtual Reality 

    • C.

      Smart Contracts 

    • D.

      Quantum Computing

    Correct Answer
    C. Smart Contracts 
    Explanation
    Smart contracts are self-executing contracts with the terms of the agreement directly written into lines of code. They are a fundamental technology used in the development of decentralized applications (dApps) on blockchain platforms like Ethereum. Smart contracts automatically execute, control, or document legally relevant events and actions according to the terms of a contract or an agreement. This technology enables decentralized apps to run precisely as programmed without any downtime, fraud, or interference from third parties, which is why it is pivotal in the blockchain ecosystem.

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  • 24. 

    Alt+Prt Scr does what?

    • A.

      Sends the current image to your printer

    • B.

      Captures the active window to clipboard

    • C.

      Sends file to your 2nd printer

    • D.

      Captures the entire screen to the clipboard

    Correct Answer
    B. Captures the active window to clipboard
    Explanation
    Pressing the alt+Prt Scr (Print Screen) key combination captures only the active window on the screen and saves it to the clipboard. This allows the user to easily paste the captured image into another application or document. It is a quick way to capture and share specific content without including the entire screen.

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Godwin Iheuwa |MS, Computer Science |
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Godwin is a proficient Database Administrator currently employed at MTN Nigeria. He holds as MS in Computer Science from the University of Bedfordshire, where he specialized in Agile Methodologies and Database Administration. He also earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Port Harcourt. With expertise in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and SQL Server Management Studio, Godwin's knowledge and experience enhance the authority of our quizzes, ensuring accuracy and relevance in the realm of computer science.

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