7th And 8th Grade Computer Hardware Test! Trivia Quiz

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Below is a 7th And 8th Grade Computer Hardware Test! It is never too early to learn about computers since they are used in every field in the world today, and as a 7th and 8th grader, you are expected to have a better understanding of the basics. Be sure to take this quiz and see if you can refresh your memory on what you have learned.


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

    Correct Answer
    B. Monitor
    Explanation
    A monitor is a device that resembles a TV and is used to display images. It is commonly used with computers to visually present information, such as text, images, and videos. Unlike a keyboard or printer, which serve different functions, a monitor specifically allows you to see visual content. Therefore, the correct answer is monitor.

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  • 2. 

    Which two (2) hardware devices are considered input devices?

    • A.

      Keyboard

    • B.

      Printer

    • C.

      Icon

    • D.

      Mouse

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Keyboard
    D. Mouse
    Explanation
    The keyboard and mouse are considered input devices because they allow the user to input data or commands into the computer. The keyboard is used to type text and enter commands, while the mouse is used to control the cursor and select objects on the screen. Both devices send signals to the computer, which processes the input and performs the corresponding actions.

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  • 3. 

    What is the name of THIS removable storage device? ?

    • A.

      Compact Disc

    • B.

      Flash drive

    • C.

      3-1/2" Floppy disk

    Correct Answer
    C. 3-1/2" Floppy disk
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3-1/2" Floppy disk. The question asks for the name of the removable storage device shown in the image, however, since there is no image provided, it is not possible to determine the exact device being referred to. Therefore, an explanation cannot be provided.

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  • 4. 

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

    • A.

      Compact Disc (CD)

    • B.

      Flash Drive

    • C.

      3-1/2" Floppy disk

    Correct Answer
    B. Flash Drive
    Explanation
    A flash drive has the most storage space compared to a CD and a 3-1/2" floppy disk. Flash drives can typically hold much larger amounts of data, ranging from a few gigabytes to several terabytes, depending on the capacity of the drive. CDs, on the other hand, usually have a maximum capacity of 700-800 megabytes, while 3-1/2" floppy disks only hold a maximum of 1.44 megabytes. Therefore, a flash drive is the correct answer as it offers the most storage space among the three options.

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  • 5. 

    When should you press the computer power button  to turn off the 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Never, unless that the computer stops responding.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Never, unless the computer stops responding." This means that you should only press the computer power button to turn it off if it becomes unresponsive or freezes. Pressing the power button in any other situation may cause potential damage to the computer or result in data loss. It is important to properly shut down the computer through the operating system to ensure a safe and controlled shutdown process.

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  • 6. 

    What are the two (2) indications that the computer is on?  Please select two (2) answers.

    • 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.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. If you move the mouse the Icons will appear on the Monitor
    C. The computer lights on the keyboard may blink briefly.
    Explanation
    The two indications that the computer is on are:
    1. If you move the mouse, the icons will appear on the monitor.
    2. The computer lights on the keyboard may blink briefly.

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  • 7. 

    What could be considered an output device.  Please select three (3) choices.

    • A.

      Printer

    • B.

      Mouse

    • C.

      Keyboard

    • D.

      Speakers

    • E.

      Monitor

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Printer
    D. Speakers
    E. Monitor
    Explanation
    The three choices that can be considered as output devices are printer, speakers, and monitor. A printer is used to produce physical copies of documents or images. Speakers are used to produce sound or audio output. A monitor is used to display visual output such as text, images, or videos. These devices take information from the computer system and present it in a usable form to the user.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Click on Start> Shut Down
    Explanation
    To shut down the computer from the desktop, you need to click on the Start button and then select the Shut Down option. This is the correct answer because clicking on the Start button is the first step to accessing various options and features on the computer, including the option to shut it down. By selecting the Shut Down option, you initiate the process of turning off the computer in a controlled manner, allowing any running programs to close properly and ensuring that no data is lost.

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  • 9. 

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

    • A.

      Icon

    • B.

      Cursor

    • C.

      Mouse

    • D.

      Toolbar

    Correct Answer
    B. Cursor
    Explanation
    The blinking line that lets you know where you are on the screen is called a cursor. The cursor is a visual indicator that shows the current position of the input or text insertion point. It is commonly seen as a vertical line that blinks or moves when typing or navigating through a document or application. The cursor allows users to interact with the screen by selecting, editing, or moving content.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Eat, Drink or spill liquid on it
    Explanation
    Eating, drinking, or spilling liquid on a computer can cause damage to the hardware components, such as the keyboard, motherboard, or circuitry. Liquids can short-circuit the electrical components and cause permanent damage. Additionally, food particles can get stuck in the keyboard or other areas, leading to malfunctioning keys or other issues. It is important to keep food and drinks away from the computer to ensure its proper functioning and longevity.

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  • 11. 

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

    • A.

      Icon

    • B.

      Desktop

    • C.

      Camera

    • D.

      Cursor

    Correct Answer
    A. Icon
    Explanation
    An icon is a small graphical representation that represents a program or file. When clicked on, it opens the corresponding program or file. Icons are commonly found on desktops or in file directories, allowing users to easily access and launch their desired programs or files.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. CPU - Central Processing Unit
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is CPU - Central Processing Unit. The CPU is the main component of a computer that performs most of the processing inside the computer. It acts as the brain of the computer, controlling and executing instructions. It holds the hard drive and memory, and is typically located inside the tower or casing of the computer. The CPU is responsible for carrying out all the calculations and operations required by the computer, making it a crucial component for the functioning of the computer system.

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  • 13. 

    This hardware device allows you to click and drag.

    • A.

      Printer

    • B.

      Mouse

    • C.

      Keyboard

    Correct Answer
    B. Mouse
    Explanation
    A mouse is a hardware device that allows you to click and drag. It has buttons that you can press to perform various actions, and it also has a cursor that moves on the screen as you move the mouse physically. By clicking and holding one of the buttons on the mouse, you can select and move objects on the screen, making it the ideal device for clicking and dragging actions.

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  • 14. 

    Please select the five (5) major Hardware components of a desktop computer.

    • A.

      Monitor

    • B.

      CPU/Tower/System Unit

    • C.

      RAM

    • D.

      Printer

    • E.

      Mouse

    • F.

      Keyboard

    • G.

      Bios

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Monitor
    B. CPU/Tower/System Unit
    D. Printer
    E. Mouse
    F. Keyboard
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Monitor, CPU/Tower/System Unit, Printer, Mouse, Keyboard. These components are the major hardware components of a desktop computer. The monitor is the display screen that allows users to see and interact with the computer. The CPU/Tower/System Unit is the central processing unit that performs calculations and processes data. The printer is an output device that allows users to print documents. The mouse and keyboard are input devices that allow users to input commands and interact with the computer. These components are essential for the functioning of a desktop computer.

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  • 15. 

    What is considered the hand of the computer?

    • A.

      Mouse

    • B.

      Monitor

    • C.

      Keyboard

    • D.

      Internet Explorer

    Correct Answer
    A. Mouse
    Explanation
    The mouse is considered the hand of the computer because it is the primary input device used to control the cursor on the screen. It allows the user to navigate through menus, select and open files or programs, and perform various actions by clicking or dragging. The mouse is an essential tool for interacting with the computer and is often used in conjunction with the keyboard to perform tasks efficiently.

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  • 16. 

    The physical computer equipment that can be touched is known as:

    • A.

      Hardware

    • B.

      Software

    • C.

      Motherboard

    • D.

      Operating System

    Correct Answer
    A. Hardware
    Explanation
    Hardware refers to the physical components of a computer system that can be touched or seen. This includes devices such as the central processing unit (CPU), memory, storage devices, input/output devices, and peripherals. Software, on the other hand, refers to the programs and data that are stored on the hardware and enable it to perform specific tasks. The motherboard is a specific hardware component that connects and allows communication between various hardware components. The operating system is a software program that manages and controls the computer's hardware and software resources.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Scanner
    Explanation
    A scanner would be the most suitable device to rectify this problem. A scanner can convert the printed copy into a digital format, allowing you to save the document on your computer again. This way, you can update the work that was mistakenly deleted. A printer would only allow you to print the document again, and a camera would not be able to convert the printed copy into a digital format.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Laptop
    Explanation
    A laptop is a small, portable computer that shares many features with a personal computer or microcomputer. It is designed to be easily carried and used in various locations. Laptops typically have a built-in keyboard, display screen, and trackpad or pointing device. They are capable of performing most tasks that a desktop computer can do, such as word processing, internet browsing, and multimedia playback. Laptops are popular among students, professionals, and individuals who require a computer that can be easily transported.

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  • 19. 

    What type of Network Connection is our classroom using now to allow the computer to connect to one another?

    • A.

      WAN - Wide Area Network

    • B.

      MAN - Metropolitan Area Network

    • C.

      LAN - Local Area Network

    Correct Answer
    C. LAN - Local Area Network
    Explanation
    The correct answer is LAN - Local Area Network. A local area network is a network that connects computers and devices within a limited area, such as a classroom, office, or building. It allows for the sharing of resources, such as files and printers, and enables communication between connected devices. In the context of the question, the classroom is using a LAN to connect the computers to each other, facilitating communication and resource sharing among the devices in that specific area.

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  • 20. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A peripheral device is a hardware device that connects to the computer, usually by a cable. These devices are used to input or output data from the computer. Examples of peripheral devices include keyboards, mice, printers, scanners, and external hard drives. They enhance the functionality of the computer by providing additional features and capabilities. Therefore, the statement that a peripheral device connects to the computer through a cable is true.

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  • 21. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. RAM
    Explanation
    RAM stands for Random Access Memory and it is a type of computer memory that allows for quick and easy access to stored data. It is often compared to a closet in a house because it helps in organizing and accessing information when needed. Additionally, RAM plays a crucial role in making computers faster by providing temporary storage for data that the computer is actively using. It is important to note that RAM is cleared every time the computer is restarted, which allows for a fresh start and efficient functioning.

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  • 22. 

    The physical computer equipment that can be touched is known as:

    • A.

      Software

    • B.

      Hardware

    • C.

      CPU

    Correct Answer
    B. Hardware
    Explanation
    Hardware refers to the physical components of a computer system that can be touched and seen. This includes devices such as the monitor, keyboard, mouse, hard drive, and motherboard. Software, on the other hand, refers to the programs and instructions that run on the hardware. The CPU (Central Processing Unit) is a component of the hardware that is responsible for executing instructions and performing calculations. Therefore, the correct answer is hardware.

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  • 23. 

    What operating system do we use in the computer lab?

    • A.

      MAC X

    • B.

      Microsoft Windows

    • C.

      Linux

    Correct Answer
    B. Microsoft Windows
    Explanation
    The operating system used in the computer lab is Microsoft Windows.

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  • 24. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Maintaining good posture and resting fingers comfortably on the home row while typing is indeed important. This helps in reducing strain on the muscles and joints, preventing discomfort and potential injuries such as repetitive strain injuries. It also promotes efficient typing technique, allowing for faster and more accurate typing. By keeping good posture and resting fingers on the home row, individuals can maintain a neutral position, evenly distributing the workload across the hands and minimizing the risk of developing musculoskeletal issues.

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  • 25. 

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

    • A.

      Device

    • B.

      Text Box

    • C.

      Monitor

    • D.

      Printer

    Correct Answer
    C. Monitor
    Explanation
    A monitor is the hardware output device that displays text and graphics on a screen. It is commonly used for viewing and interacting with computer applications and content. Monitors come in various sizes and resolutions, and can be connected to a computer or other devices through different types of cables. They provide a visual representation of the data and information processed by the computer, allowing users to see and interpret the output in a visual format.

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  • 26. 

    What type of computer is the largest, fastest and most expensive in existence?

    • A.

      Supercomputer

    • B.

      Microcomputer

    • C.

      PC

    • D.

      PDA

    Correct Answer
    A. Supercomputer
    Explanation
    A supercomputer is the largest, fastest, and most expensive type of computer in existence. It is designed to perform complex calculations and process large amounts of data at incredibly high speeds. Supercomputers are used for tasks such as weather forecasting, scientific research, and simulations that require immense computational power. They are typically housed in specialized facilities and consist of thousands of interconnected processors working together to solve intricate problems. Due to their advanced capabilities and specialized design, supercomputers are significantly more powerful and costly than other types of computers like microcomputers, PCs, or PDAs.

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  • 27. 

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

    • A.

      Laptop

    • B.

      Super Computer

    • C.

      Mainframe

    Correct Answer
    A. Laptop
    Explanation
    A laptop is a small, portable computer that is designed for personal use and has features similar to a microcomputer or personal computer. It is compact and lightweight, making it easy to carry around and use on the go. Laptops typically have a keyboard, display screen, and built-in speakers, just like a personal computer. They also have similar functionality and can run various software applications. Therefore, a laptop is the correct answer as it fits the description of a small, portable computer with features similar to a microcomputer or personal computer.

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  • 28. 

    When you first log on, what is the main area of the screen called?

    • A.

      Toolbar

    • B.

      Main Screen

    • C.

      Desktop

    Correct Answer
    C. Desktop
    Explanation
    The main area of the screen when you first log on is called the desktop. It is the background area of the screen where you can see icons, shortcuts, and widgets. The desktop provides a visual representation of the computer's file system and allows you to access various applications and files. It is the starting point for navigating and using the computer's operating system.

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  • 29. 

    What type of office program would you use to add columns of figures, like a budget?

    • A.

      Microsoft Power Point

    • B.

      Microsoft Word

    • C.

      Microsoft Excel

    Correct Answer
    C. Microsoft Excel
    Explanation
    Microsoft Excel is the correct answer because it is a spreadsheet program that is specifically designed for manipulating and analyzing numerical data. It provides tools and functions that make it easy to perform calculations, create formulas, and organize data in columns and rows. Microsoft Power Point is a presentation software, while Microsoft Word is a word processing software, both of which are not designed for performing calculations or working with numerical data in the same way as Microsoft Excel.

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  • 30. 

    What type of program would you use to type a business letter?

    • A.

      Microsoft Exel

    • B.

      Microsoft Word

    • C.

      Microsoft Access

    Correct Answer
    B. Microsoft Word
    Explanation
    Microsoft Word is the correct answer because it is a word processing program specifically designed for creating and editing documents, including business letters. It offers features such as formatting options, templates, spell check, and grammar check, making it suitable for professional correspondence. Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program used for data analysis and calculations, while Microsoft Access is a database management program. Both Excel and Access are not primarily designed for typing business letters.

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  • 31. 

    What does the term RAM stand for

    • A.

      Random Access Memory

    • B.

      Remote Access Monitor

    • C.

      Remote Access Money

    Correct Answer
    A. Random Access Memory
    Explanation
    RAM stands for Random Access Memory. It is a type of computer memory that allows data to be read from or written to in any order, regardless of the physical location of the data. This means that information can be accessed quickly and efficiently, making RAM an essential component in computer systems. Unlike other types of memory, RAM is volatile, meaning that its contents are lost when the power is turned off.

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  • 32. 

    Which of the following are all peripheral devices?

    • A.

      Printers, Cameras, Motherboard, bios

    • B.

      Keyboard, printers, mouse, scanner

    • C.

      Printer, CPU, Intel processor

    Correct Answer
    B. Keyboard, printers, mouse, scanner
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Keyboard, printers, mouse, scanner. These devices are all examples of peripheral devices because they are external devices that connect to a computer and provide input or output functionality. The motherboard, CPU, and Intel processor mentioned in the other options are all internal components of a computer and not considered peripheral devices.

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  • 33. 

    True or False: 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the hard drive is indeed the primary computer storage device where all data is stored for later use. It can be compared to a basement because it serves as a storage space. The size of the hard drive determines the amount of data that can be stored, so the bigger it is, the more data it can hold.

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