Computer Hardware Trivia Facts Quiz For 6th To 8th Grade!

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Computer Hardware Trivia Facts Quiz For 6th To 8th Grade!

This quiz was prepared to test the student's knowledge of the Basic Hardware components on the computer and general knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name of the TV looking device which allows you to see images?
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Monitor

    • C. 

      Printer

  • 2. 
    Which two (2) hardware devices are considered input devices? (What  parts of the computer do you use to get data INTO the computer?) SELECT 2 answers:
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Printer

    • C. 

      Icon

    • D. 

      Mouse

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Compact Disc

    • B. 

      Flash drive

    • C. 

      3-1/2" Floppy disk

  • 4. 
    Which one of these removable storage devices has the most storage space? Copace Disc (CD):  Flash Drive:   3-1/2º Floppy Disk: 
    • A. 

      Compact Disc (CD)

    • B. 

      Flash Drive

    • C. 

      3-1/2" Floppy disk

  • 5. 
    When should you press the computer power button  to turn off the computer? (CLUE:  How do you shut down a computer? )
    • A. 

      Never, unless that the computer stops responding.

    • B. 

      Whenever I feel the urge.

    • C. 

      Every time I use the computer to turn it off.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      If you move the mouse the Icons will appear on the Monitor

    • B. 

      The computer shuts the CD drive off

    • C. 

      The computer lights on the keyboard may blink briefly.

  • 7. 
    What could be considered an output device.  Please select three (3) choices.  (What comes out of the computer to give/show you your data, music, etc.)
    • A. 

      Printer

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Keyboard

    • D. 

      Speakers

    • E. 

      Monitor

  • 8. 
    How should you SHUT DOWN the computer from the Desktop?
    • A. 

      Click on Start> Shut Down

    • B. 

      Start button> All Programs> Log Off

    • C. 

      Internet Explorer

    • D. 

      Start>Help Support

  • 9. 
    The ________ is the blinking line that lets you know where you are on the screen.
    • A. 

      Icon

    • B. 

      Cursor

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Toolbar

  • 10. 
    What should you NEVER do while using a computer? Please select one (1) answer.
    • A. 

      Eat, Drink or spill liquid on it

    • B. 

      Type a letter to your friend

    • C. 

      Open a program or file

  • 11. 
    An ________ is the picture that when clicked on will open the program or file.
    • A. 

      Icon

    • B. 

      Desktop

    • C. 

      Camera

    • D. 

      Cursor

  • 12. 
    This device is the brains of the computer. It holds the hard drive, memory and is inside the Tower?
    • A. 

      USB - Universal Serial Bus

    • B. 

      CPU - Central Processing Unit

    • C. 

      Ram/Rom Memory

  • 13. 
    This hardware device allows you to click and drag.
    • A. 

      Printer

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Keyboard

  • 14. 
    Please select the five (5) major Hardware components of a desktop computer (external parts of the computer).
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      Tower/System Unit

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      Printer

    • E. 

      Mouse

    • F. 

      Keyboard

    • G. 

      Bios

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Monitor

    • C. 

      Keyboard

    • D. 

      Internet Explorer

  • 16. 
    The physical computer equipment that can be touched is known as:
    • A. 

      Hardware

    • B. 

      Software

    • C. 

      Motherboard

    • D. 

      Operating System

  • 17. 
    You need to update some work on the computer but have deleted all your files by mistake. Luckily you have kept a printed copy. Which one of the following devices would you use to rectify this problem?
    • A. 

      Printer

    • B. 

      Scanner

    • C. 

      Camera

  • 18. 
    The small, portable computer with features very simillar to a microcomputer (Personal Computer) is a/an:
    • A. 

      PDA

    • B. 

      Desktop computer

    • C. 

      Laptop

    • D. 

      Mainframe

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      WAN - Wide Area Network

    • B. 

      MAN - Metropolitan Area Network

    • C. 

      LAN - Local Area Network

  • 20. 
    Which of the following are all peripheral devices?
    • A. 

      Printers, Cameras, Motherboard, bios

    • B. 

      Keyboard, printers, mouse, scanner

    • C. 

      Printer, CPU, Intel processor

  • 21. 
    A peripheral device is a hardware device that connects to the computer (usually by a cable)?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    EXTRA CREDIT: What piece of software instructs the computer to operate all its functions.
    • A. 

      Operating System

    • B. 

      Software

    • C. 

      Processor

    • D. 

      Hardware

  • 23. 
    EXTRA CREDIT: What piece of software sallows the computer to fit with exactly what you want it to do. You can get them from a computer store or download them from the Internet.
    • A. 

      Software table

    • B. 

      Software Programs

    • C. 

      Software RAM

  • 24. 
    EXTRA CREDIT: Random Access Memory. It makes information easier for the computer to access. It makes computers faster. It is like a closet in the house because it make things easier to access when you need them and it gets cleaned out every time you restart your computer.
    • A. 

      CPR

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      ROM

  • 25. 
    The physical computer equipment that can be touched is known as:
    • A. 

      Software

    • B. 

      Hardware

    • C. 

      CPU

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      MAC X

    • B. 

      Microsoft Windows

    • C. 

      Linux

  • 27. 
    True or False: It is important to keep good posture and and fingers rested comfortably on the home row when typing
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    The ____________ is the hardware output device that displays text and graphics on a screen.
    • A. 

      Device

    • B. 

      Text Box

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Printer

  • 29. 
    EXTRA CREDIT: What is software?
    • A. 

      Machinery with buttons, screens and parts that work together.

    • B. 

      A translator that allows us to talk to, and work with, computers.

  • 30. 
    EXTRA CREDIT: It sends and receives information, completes tasks and puts the software to work. The faster it can complete tasks, the faster your computer will be. It is like a butler because it makes sure everything works smoothly together.
    • A. 

      Chip set

    • B. 

      CMOS

    • C. 

      Processor

  • 31. 
    The Hard drive is the primary computer storage device where it stores all data that you want to use later. It is like a basement because it stores things. the bigger it is, the more you can store.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    • A. 

      Supercomputer

    • B. 

      Microcomputer

    • C. 

      PC

    • D. 

      PDA

  • 33. 
    The small, portable computer with features very simillar to a microcomputer (Personal Computer) is a/an:
    • A. 

      Laptop

    • B. 

      Super Computer

    • C. 

      Mainframe

  • 34. 
    • A. 

      Toolbar

    • B. 

      Main Screen

    • C. 

      Desktop

  • 35. 
    • A. 

      Microsoft Power Point

    • B. 

      Microsoft Word

    • C. 

      Microsoft Excel

  • 36. 
    • A. 

      Microsoft Exel

    • B. 

      Microsoft Word

    • C. 

      Microsoft Access

  • 37. 
    • A. 

      Random Access Memory

    • B. 

      Remote Access Monitor

    • C. 

      Remote Access Money