6th Grade Quiz: Computer Trivia Test!

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6th Grade Quiz: Computer Trivia Test!

Welcome to a 6th Grade Quiz on Computer Trivia Test. It never too early to understand how to use computers, and this is why, as a sixth-grader, you should be on your toes when it comes to the basics surrounding computers. Do you feel like you know enough to pass this quiz? Give it a try and refresh your memory.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A series of bits used to encode a letter, number or a special character.  It is usually made up of 8 bits.  
  • 2. 
    One million bytes is equal to one ______.  
  • 3. 
    This stands for Random Access Memory.  Computers use it to store instructions and data while it is running.  
  • 4. 
    A small piece of silicon on which circuits are etched
    • A. 

      Microchip

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      Vacuum tubes

    • D. 

      Hard disk

  • 5. 
    True or false - digital information is recorded in a continuous stream of data, like sound waves on a record player or a graphic representation of earthquake energy (a seismometer).  An example of digital information is a cassette tape.  This is different from analog information, which is recorded as a combination of 1s and 0s.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The smallest unit on a display screen grid that can be stored, displayed, or changed. 
    • A. 

      Pixie

    • B. 

      Retina

    • C. 

      Pixel

    • D. 

      Microchip

  • 7. 
    These are older, larger devices that controlled how electric current flowed.  Computers used these to process digital information before microchips and transistors were invented.  
  • 8. 
    The smallest piece of information used by the computer.  This very short word is an amalgamation (a combination) of the words "binary" and "digit".  
  • 9. 
    This early computer weighed 30 tons and was built for the US army in the 1940s
    • A. 

      IBM

    • B. 

      ENIAC

    • C. 

      IPad mini

    • D. 

      HAL

  • 10. 
    This is a storage location inside the CPU used to keep track of bytes and bits - it stores data for the CPU.  
    • A. 

      Hard disk

    • B. 

      Memory register

    • C. 

      Graphics card

    • D. 

      Floppy drive

  • 11. 
    Over time, computers have become...
    • A. 

      Bigger and bolder

    • B. 

      Smaller and faster

    • C. 

      Slower and cuter

    • D. 

      Bigger and less complex

  • 12. 
    This computer part stores the CPU, the computer's RAM, and the circuitry that connects everything together
    • A. 

      Floppy drive

    • B. 

      Motherboard

    • C. 

      Flux capacitor

    • D. 

      Hard disk

  • 13. 
    How do you represent the number 3 in binary? 
    • A. 

      001

    • B. 

      010

    • C. 

      011

    • D. 

      3.14159

  • 14. 
    The computer's immediate internal PRIMARY memory  - it is fast, easily accessible, and allows the computer to complete many tasks at once - but it but does not last when the power goes out and is not useful for permanent storage.  
    • A. 

      Secondary memory

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      DVD

    • D. 

      Hard disk

  • 15. 
    The main COMPUTER PROGRAM on your computer that directs all the activities and sets rules for how hardware and software work together
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      Motherboard

    • C. 

      Application

    • D. 

      Operating system

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is used to OUTPUT information from your computer? 
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Computer monitor

    • C. 

      Computer mouse

    • D. 

      Microphone

  • 17. 
    Which is the greatest amount of memory from the choices below:  
    • A. 

      1 Megabyte

    • B. 

      One hundred Gigabytes

    • C. 

      One Terabyte

    • D. 

      30 kilobytes

  • 18. 
    What does CPU stand for? 
    • A. 

      Counter-Programming Unification

    • B. 

      Captain Peter Umbridge

    • C. 

      Central Processing Unit

    • D. 

      Computer Power Unleashed

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