Hardware & Operating System

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Hardware Quizzes & Trivia

Read the following instructions carefully before you begin to answer the questions. Candidates have to solve each questions. All questions are objective and each question carries 2 mark. There are two types of questions single choice and multiple choice.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which part is the "brain" of the computer?
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      ROM

    • D. 

      MONITOR

  • 2. 
    What is the permanent memory built into your computer called?
    • A. 

      ROM

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      CD-ROM

    • D. 

      CPU

  • 3. 
    The capacity of your hard drive is measured in
    • A. 

      Gigabytes

    • B. 

      MHz

    • C. 

      Mbps

    • D. 

      52X

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is not an input device?
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      Microphone

    • C. 

      Joystick

    • D. 

      Keyboard

  • 5. 
    Which device allows your computer to talk to other computers over a telephone line as well as access the internet?  
    • A. 

      Modem

    • B. 

      Hard Drive

    • C. 

      CD-ROM drive

    • D. 

      RAM

  • 6. 
    Physical components that make up your computer are known as:
    • A. 

      Web Browsers

    • B. 

      Hardware

    • C. 

      Operating Systems

    • D. 

      Software

  • 7. 
     Which of the following will you require to hear music on your computer?
    • A. 

      Sound Card

    • B. 

      Joy Stick

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Video Card

  • 8. 
     DOS stands for:
    • A. 

      Disk Operating System

    • B. 

      Disk Organized System

    • C. 

      Dual Organized System

    • D. 

      Dual Operating System

  • 9. 
    What is BIOS' most important role?
    • A. 

      The BIOS provides instructions to the microprocessor for how to access the operating system.

    • B. 

      Initiating the microprocessor

    • C. 

      Running applications

  • 10. 
    Incorrect settings in the CMOS setup may prevent you from doing what?
    • A. 

      Booting up your computer

    • B. 

      Accessing your e-mail

    • C. 

      Logging on to the Internet

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is not one of the common options included in the CMOS setup?
    • A. 

      Internet provider

    • B. 

      System time and date

    • C. 

      Security

  • 12. 
    Process is
    • A. 

      A program in execution

    • B. 

      Program in High level language kept on disk

    • C. 

      A job in secondary memory

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    When a user deletes a file, empties the recycle bin, what happens to the file?
    • A. 

      Associated entries in the FAT are removed

    • B. 

      Sectors of hard drive are blanked/erased

    • C. 

      Clusters are flushed

    • D. 

      The file is moved to C:\Windows\temp

  • 14. 
    An operating system allows a user to properly use the computer hardware.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The M in WIMP stands for Monitor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    A GUI is a type of interface.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Folders can be used to organise files on a computer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    LAN is short for Local Area Network.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Which of the following devices is responsible for the linking up to 2 or more computer networks?
    • A. 

      Router

    • B. 

      Hub

    • C. 

      Switch

    • D. 

      Repeater

  • 20. 
    Which of the following best describes the function of a router?
    • A. 

      A device which links 2 or more networks and sends data to the correct destination by referring to its address and deciding on the pathway the data should take.

    • B. 

      A device which boosts or amplifies signals in a computer networking environment

    • C. 

      It forwards signals to all nodes on a network, regardless of which node the signal was intended to be received by.

    • D. 

      It divides a network into separate segments and sends the data to the specific node on a network, avoiding any signal collisions

  • 21. 
    Which of the following devices broadcasts data to all nodes on a network, even if the data is meant for only a specific one?
    • A. 

      Hub

    • B. 

      Switch

    • C. 

      Repeater

    • D. 

      Router

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is sometimes referred to as a 'multi-port repeater'?
    • A. 

      Hub

    • B. 

      Router

    • C. 

      Switch

    • D. 

      Server

  • 23. 
    Which of the following devices is responsible for the amplification of signals on a network and has one input port and one output port?
    • A. 

      Switch

    • B. 

      Repeater

    • C. 

      Router

  • 24. 
    What type of connector is used to plug a telephone line into a modem?
    • A. 

      RJ-45

    • B. 

      RJ-11

    • C. 

      COM1

    • D. 

      RS-232

  • 25. 
    Wi-Fi is a -
    • A. 

      Type of network cable

    • B. 

      Set of computer programs that help people make money on the Internet

    • C. 

      set of popular technologies and standards for wireless computer networking

    • D. 

      type of computer

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