CompTIA A+ Trivia Exam: MCQ Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    How many pins does IDE hard disk drive has?
    • A. 

      41

    • B. 

      40

    • C. 

      43

    • D. 

      50

  • 2. 
    How many total IP addresses are represented by the 255.255.255.0 netmask?
    • A. 

      128

    • B. 

      256

    • C. 

      512

    • D. 

      1024

  • 3. 
    A technician is trying to install an ExpressCard device for a user. The user’s laptop is confirmed to have one spare slot for ExpressCard devices, however, the card is simply too large to fit into the labeled port. Which of the following is MOST likely the issue?
    • A. 

      The slot is for ExpressCard/34 devices.

    • B. 

      The slot is for ExpressCard/54 devices.

    • C. 

      The slot is for PCMCIA Type I devices

    • D. 

      The slot is for PCMCIA Type I devices

  • 4. 
    A technician just finished replacing a laptop screen, and upon first boot notices that the screen provides a very faint but darkened image which cannot be adjusted. Which of the following was MOST likely left unplugged after replacement?
    • A. 

      CMOS Battery

    • B. 

      Mini-PCI Card

    • C. 

      Inverter

    • D. 

      DC Cord

  • 5. 
    The Tower of Hanoi is MOST likely configured in a system which implements:
    • A. 

      A high RPM drives.

    • B. 

      A tape drive.

    • C. 

      An externally attached storage.

    • D. 

      A RAID configuration.

  • 6. 
    A technician is tasked with improving the speed at which a system boots and loads applications as well as improving data availability. Which of the following should the technician implement?
    • A. 

      Upgrade external storage to USB 3.0

    • B. 

      Upgrade non RAID hard drives to SSD

    • C. 

      Configure software RAID 5

    • D. 

      Install additional eSATA drives

  • 7. 
    A home user’s PC has an over-clocked CPU with a relatively small heat sync, small fans on the 800W power supply, and a high-end video card. Which of the following is the recommended solution that will manage heat more effectively?
    • A. 

      Replace the CPU heat sync with a high RPM fan

    • B. 

      Purchase an energy efficient power supply

    • C. 

      Not over-clocking the CPU

    • D. 

      Liquid cooling system

  • 8. 
    Which of the following printer types requires calibration to ensure the nozzle is adjusted to print properly?
    • A. 

      Impact

    • B. 

      Inkjet

    • C. 

      Laser

    • D. 

      Thermal

  • 9. 
    Which of the following technologies can be accessed through the Display Port? 
    • A. 

      USB/HDMI

    • B. 

      SATA/HDMI

    • C. 

      DVI/HDMI

    • D. 

      FireWire/HDMI

    • E. 

      HDMI/HDMI

  • 10. 
    Ann, a user, calls requesting help selecting a printer connection technology. She wants to connect multiple devices to her laptop docking station using an external hub. Which of the following connection technologies would BEST meet Ann’s need for multiple devices?
    • A. 

      Parallel

    • B. 

      USB

    • C. 

      FireWire

    • D. 

      Bluetooth

  • 11. 
    Which of the following expansion slots is MOST commonly used for high-end video cards?
    • A. 

      PCI

    • B. 

      PCIe

    • C. 

      CNR

    • D. 

      AGP

  • 12. 
    Which of the following peripherals needs to be configured after installation to work correctly?
    • A. 

      Speakers

    • B. 

      KVM

    • C. 

      Digital camera

    • D. 

      Touch screen

  • 13. 
    Which of the following memory form factors is MOST commonly found in laptops?
    • A. 

      SDRAM

    • B. 

      SODIMM

    • C. 

      RAMBUS

    • D. 

      DIMM

  • 14. 
    Which of the following are components of an “active” CPU cooling solution?
    • A. 

      A heatsink and thermal compound.

    • B. 

      A heatsink, radiator, and thermal compound.

    • C. 

      A heatsink, attached fan, and thermal compound.

    • D. 

      A heatsink, case fan, and thermal compound.

  • 15. 
    A technician must replace a 10/100 NIC in a Windows XP PC. The failed NIC is no longer available and a substitute 1 GB NIC will be used. Which of the following MUST be performed to accomplish the task?
    • A. 

      The drivers for the new 1 GB NIC must be installed.

    • B. 

      The NIC speed cannot exceed 10/100 and the PC must support digitally signed drivers.

    • C. 

      The PC must be rated to support the 1 GB NIC speed.

    • D. 

      The network cable must also be upgraded.

  • 16. 
    A PC technician must upgrade memory from 2 GB to 4 GB in twenty Windows 7 notebook computers. Some of the laptops have DDR2 memory, and some have DDR3. The memory purchased for the upgrade is DDR3. Which of the following is the MOST likely outcome of this upgrade?
    • A. 

      The DDR2 notebooks will work with DDR3 provided the DDR2 is installed in the first DIMM positions.

    • B. 

      The DDR3 notebooks are the only ones that will accept the new memory.

    • C. 

      The DDR2 memory will fit into the DIMM positions and work.

    • D. 

      The DDR3 memory will not work correctly unless the CAS (CL) values are the same.

  • 17. 
    Which of the following printer types uses an imaging drum?
    • A. 

      Laser

    • B. 

      Impact

    • C. 

      Inkjet

    • D. 

      Thermal

  • 18. 
    A technician must trace a network cable from a user’s desk to the punch down block in the wiring closet. Which of the following tools would be the BEST choice?
    • A. 

      Cable tester

    • B. 

      Multimeter

    • C. 

      Loopback plug

    • D. 

      Toner probe

  • 19. 
    A DSL modem MOST commonly uses which of the following media?
    • A. 

      Cable TV coax

    • B. 

      Fiber optic cable

    • C. 

      Wireless adapter

    • D. 

      Household telephone lines

  • 20. 
    Which of the following standards would be used on a wireless router to support speeds up to 150 Mbps?
    • A. 

      802.11a

    • B. 

      802.11b

    • C. 

      802.11g

    • D. 

      50802.11n

  • 21. 
    ECC memory is primarily used in which of the following computers?
    • A. 

      Tablet

    • B. 

      Desktop

    • C. 

      Server

    • D. 

      Laptop

  • 22. 
    A user discovers that color laser prints are printing slightly off-color. Which of the following should help restore the appropriate colors?
    • A. 

      Use different paper

    • B. 

      Replace the fuser

    • C. 

      Replace the duplexer

    • D. 

      Calibrate the printer

  • 23. 
    Which of the following printers is required when carbon paper is used?
    • A. 

      Inkjet

    • B. 

      Thermal

    • C. 

      Laser

    • D. 

      Impact

  • 24. 
    Which of the following devices converts digital signals to analog ones?
    • A. 

      Modem

    • B. 

      Switch

    • C. 

      Hub

    • D. 

      Router

  • 25. 
    Which of the following devices on a home network should be placed in a DMZ?
    • A. 

      Backup server

    • B. 

      Gaming server

    • C. 

      Smartphone

    • D. 

      Wireless printer

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