Mrs Ts 4-5th Computer Quiz - The Computer

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Mrs Ts 4-5th Computer Quiz - The Computer

This quiz was prepared to test the students knowledge of the Basic Hardware components and functions on the computer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Please select the five (5) major external hardware parts of a desktop computer.
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Monitor

    • C. 

      Printer

    • D. 

      Tower/System Unit/CPU

    • E. 

      Mouse

    • F. 

      Motherboard

  • 2. 
    What is the area on the monitors main screen called where icons, taskbar, start menu and windows appear?
    • A. 

      Desktop

    • B. 

      Icon

    • C. 

      Picture

  • 3. 
    The bar on the bottom of the desktop screen that shows you what programs are open and running.
    • A. 

      Icon

    • B. 

      Programs

    • C. 

      Task bar

  • 4. 
    An ________ is the picture that when clicked on will open the program or file.
    • A. 

      Blue E

    • B. 

      Icon

    • C. 

      Menu

  • 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 so that I can turn it off.

  • 6. 
    What are programs (like Microsoft Word, Power Point etc)?
    • A. 

      Hardware

    • B. 

      Software

  • 7. 
    The _________ holds the date and time for your computer and is powered by a simple Lithium backup battery for many years without needing to be replaced.    
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      CMOS - "complementary metal-oxide semiconductor"

    • C. 

      Power Supply

  • 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

  • 9. 
    Who gives commands to the CPU? 
    • A. 

      CMOS backup battery

    • B. 

      You, the User

    • C. 

      Printer

  • 10. 
    The CPU sends the User's command to which internal part of the computer?
    • A. 

      The Motherboard

    • B. 

      Chipset

  • 11. 
    This is a two (2) part question - The Power Supply gives power to what? and from where? (Please select the two correct answers)
    • A. 

      Computer

    • B. 

      The wall

    • C. 

      An electrical outlet

    • D. 

      CRT

  • 12. 
    This is the brains of the computer. It is also called the processor and it lives inside the Tower/System Unit?
    • A. 

      USB - Universal Serial Bus

    • B. 

      CPU - Central Processing Unit

  • 13. 
    This part of the computer is the heart, holds everything together and is the main circuit board. What is it?  
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      Motherboard

    • C. 

      Connectors for integrated peripherals

  • 14. 
    The _______ has temporary (short-term) memory and is erased every-time the computer is shut down.
    • A. 

      LAN Local Area Network

    • B. 

      RAM - Random Access Memory

    • C. 

      WAN - Wide area network

  • 15. 
    This internal storage device is where you save files, programs and the Operating System (O/S).
    • A. 

      Hard drive

    • B. 

      Compact Disc

    • C. 

      Tablet

  • 16. 
    Do computers need an operating system like Windows 7, XP or even Mac O/S, in order to work?   
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 17. 
    Extra Credit: Do you need a brain in order to think? This question was to help you with the last question)   
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 18. 
    Have a GREAT Day! Please type YOUR Name and Grade in the answer box below -   example - Tom Edward G6  
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