Computers (Grade 5 - 8)

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5th Grade Computer Quizzes & Trivia

Basic computer information especially for young learners is essential to impart the skills from a young age. What better than this quiz that allows all 5th graders to master the computer essentials. Try it out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What are the three major tasks that a computer performs?

  • 2. 

    .        What is processing? Explain with an example.

  • 3. 

    Which techniques you will use to  motivate the students?

  • 4. 

    How  can you make learning fun for the students?

  • 5. 

    What will you do if the whole class is not getting the concept?

  • 6. 

    Why should we consider you for the teaching job in our school?

  • 7. 

    Another name for computer programs and information.

    • A.

      Output

    • B.

      Process

    • C.

      Software

    • D.

      CPU

    Correct Answer
    C. Software
    Explanation
    Software refers to computer programs and the associated data that instruct a computer on how to perform specific tasks. It encompasses all the instructions, programs, and data used by a computer system to perform various operations. This term is commonly used to describe the applications, programs, and operating systems that run on a computer and enable it to perform specific tasks and processes. Therefore, software is another name for computer programs and information.

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  • 8. 

    The part of a computer that allows the user to view information on a screen.

    • A.

      Mouse

    • B.

      RAM

    • C.

      Motherboard

    • D.

      Monitor

    Correct Answer
    D. Monitor
    Explanation
    The monitor is the part of a computer that allows the user to view information on a screen. It displays the output of the computer, including text, images, videos, and other visual content. Without a monitor, the user would not be able to see or interact with the computer's output. The other options listed, such as the mouse, RAM, and motherboard, are all important components of a computer but do not specifically relate to the display of information on a screen.

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  • 9. 

    This part sends signals to other parts of the computer to tell them what to do.

    • A.

      CPU

    • B.

      Motherboard

    • C.

      Icon

    • D.

      Hard drive

    Correct Answer
    A. CPU
    Explanation
    The CPU, or Central Processing Unit, is responsible for executing instructions and performing calculations in a computer. It acts as the brain of the computer and sends signals to other parts, such as the motherboard, to coordinate their actions and tell them what to do. The CPU is essential for the overall functioning and coordination of the computer system.

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  • 10. 

    This is a flat input device that usually sits in front of the monitor.

    • A.

      Keyboard

    • B.

      Tower

    • C.

      Mouse

    • D.

      laptop

    Correct Answer
    D. laptop
    Explanation
    A laptop is a flat input device that usually sits in front of the monitor. It is a portable computer that combines the functionality of a keyboard and a mouse, allowing users to input commands and interact with the screen. Unlike a tower, which is a vertical computer case that houses the main components of a desktop computer, a laptop is designed to be compact and easily transportable. Therefore, a laptop is the most suitable option among the given choices.

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  • 11. 

    This memory is for short term storage and is lost when the computer is turned off.

    • A.

      Icon

    • B.

      CPU

    • C.

      Hard drive

    • D.

      RAM

    Correct Answer
    D. RAM
    Explanation
    RAM stands for Random Access Memory, and it is a type of computer memory that is used for short-term storage of data and instructions that the computer needs to access quickly. Unlike the hard drive, which is a type of permanent storage, RAM is volatile memory, meaning that its contents are lost when the computer is turned off or restarted. Therefore, the correct answer is RAM.

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  • 12. 

    A name for a small picture or image representing a folder or a program.

    • A.

      Graphic

    • B.

      Icon

    • C.

      Software

    • D.

      Desktop

    Correct Answer
    B. Icon
    Explanation
    An icon is a small picture or image that represents a folder or a program. Icons are commonly used in graphical user interfaces to visually represent different applications or files. They are designed to be easily recognizable and serve as a visual cue for users to quickly identify and access specific folders or programs on their desktop or within a software interface.

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  • 13. 

    This computer is small enough to fit on your lap and is very portable.

    • A.

      Laptop

    • B.

      Tower

    • C.

      Computer

    • D.

      Motherboard

    Correct Answer
    A. Laptop
    Explanation
    The given statement describes a computer that is small enough to fit on your lap and is very portable. This description perfectly matches the characteristics of a laptop. Laptops are designed to be compact and lightweight, making them easy to carry around and use on the go. They typically have a built-in keyboard and trackpad, and their small size allows them to be placed on your lap comfortably. Therefore, the correct answer is Laptop.

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  • 14. 

    This part allows the user to hear information from the computer.

    • A.

      Monitor

    • B.

      Software

    • C.

      Input

    • D.

      Speaker

    Correct Answer
    D. Speaker
    Explanation
    The speaker allows the user to hear information from the computer. It is a hardware device that produces sound output, allowing the user to listen to audio files, videos, or any other form of sound produced by the computer. The monitor is a display device, software refers to programs and applications, and input is the process of entering data into the computer.

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  • 15. 

    Another name for all the parts of a computer.

    • A.

      Process

    • B.

      Hardware

    • C.

      Monitor

    • D.

      Software

    Correct Answer
    B. Hardware
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Hardware" because it refers to all the physical components of a computer system, including the processor, memory, motherboard, and peripherals. These components work together to enable the computer to perform tasks and execute software programs. The term "hardware" is commonly used to differentiate the physical parts of a computer from the software programs that run on it.

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  • 16. 

    This input device will allow the user to move the pointer on the screen.

    • A.

      Mouse

    • B.

      Speaker

    • C.

      Icon

    • D.

      Output

    Correct Answer
    A. Mouse
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mouse" because it is an input device that allows the user to move the pointer on the screen. The other options, such as "Speaker," "Icon," and "Output," do not have the capability to move the pointer on the screen.

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  • 17. 

    This type of computer is tall rather than wide.

    • A.

      Laptop

    • B.

      Motherboard

    • C.

      Hard Drive

    • D.

      Tower

    Correct Answer
    D. Tower
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Tower" because a tower computer is typically designed to be tall rather than wide. Unlike laptops, motherboards, and hard drives, which have more compact designs, tower computers are known for their vertical orientation, allowing for more expansion slots and larger components to be accommodated.

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  • 18. 

    This device allows the user to record or send their voice into the computer.

    • A.

      Monitor

    • B.

      Microphone

    • C.

      Output

    • D.

      Speaker

    Correct Answer
    B. Microphone
    Explanation
    A microphone is a device that allows the user to record or send their voice into the computer. It is used to capture audio and convert it into an electrical signal that can be processed and transmitted digitally. This input device is commonly used for various purposes such as voice recording, video conferencing, and speech recognition.

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  • 19. 

    This part does the real calculation, moving and processing of information.

    • A.

      CPU

    • B.

      IBM

    • C.

      RAM

    • D.

      Hard Drive

    Correct Answer
    D. Hard Drive
    Explanation
    The Hard Drive is responsible for the storage and retrieval of data in a computer system. It stores all the information, including the operating system, software, and user files. It allows for long-term storage of data even when the computer is turned off. The CPU, on the other hand, is the central processing unit that performs calculations and executes instructions. While the CPU is responsible for processing information, it relies on the Hard Drive to store and retrieve the necessary data for processing. Therefore, the Hard Drive is the part that does the real calculation, moving, and processing of information.

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  • 20. 

    This is a type of computer that sets on a table or desk.

    • A.

      Keyboard

    • B.

      Laptop

    • C.

      Hard Drive

    • D.

      Desktop

    Correct Answer
    D. Desktop
    Explanation
    A desktop computer is a type of computer that is designed to be placed on a table or desk. It typically consists of a separate monitor, keyboard, mouse, and a central processing unit (CPU) that houses the hard drive and other components. This type of computer is stationary and not portable like a laptop, making it suitable for use in a fixed location such as an office or home. Therefore, the correct answer is "Desktop".

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  • 21. 

    This part stores data, programs, settings, and the operating system while the computer is off. While it is on, it spins inside the computer reading and writing data.

    • A.

      CPU

    • B.

      Motherboard

    • C.

      RAM

    • D.

      Hard Drive

    Correct Answer
    D. Hard Drive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Hard Drive. The hard drive is a storage device that stores data, programs, settings, and the operating system even when the computer is turned off. It is a non-volatile memory, meaning it retains data even without power. While the computer is on, the hard drive spins and uses read and write heads to access and store data.

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  • 22. 

    Which one the following is an input device?

    • A.

      Desktop

    • B.

      Printer

    • C.

      Keyboard

    • D.

      Speaker

    Correct Answer
    C. Keyboard
    Explanation
    An input device is a device that allows users to input data or commands into a computer. In this case, the keyboard is the only option that fits this definition. A desktop is not an input device, but rather a type of computer. A printer is an output device that produces a physical copy of data. A speaker is also an output device that produces sound. Therefore, the correct answer is keyboard.

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  • 23. 

    Which of the following is an output device?

    • A.

      Desktop

    • B.

      Speaker

    • C.

      Keyboard

    • D.

      Microphone

    Correct Answer
    B. Speaker
    Explanation
    An output device is a device that receives information from a computer and displays or presents it to the user. In this case, a speaker is an output device because it receives audio information from the computer and produces sound for the user to hear.

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  • 24. 

    Name of an Operating System

    • A.

      Dell

    • B.

      Windows XP

    • C.

      Yahoo

    • D.

      Microsoft

    Correct Answer
    B. Windows XP
    Explanation
    Windows XP is the correct answer because it is an operating system, while the other options (Dell, Yahoo, and Microsoft) are not operating systems.

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  • 25. 

    What is the brain of computer?

    • A.

      CPU

    • B.

      ALU

    • C.

      Software

    • D.

      Hardware

    Correct Answer
    A. CPU
    Explanation
    The brain of a computer is the CPU, or Central Processing Unit. It is responsible for executing instructions and performing calculations. The CPU is the main component that controls and coordinates all the operations of the computer. It processes data and carries out the instructions provided by the software, making it a vital component for the functioning of a computer system.

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  • 26. 

    What are the 3 main things a computer does?

    • A.

      Input

    • B.

      Output

    • C.

      Save

    • D.

      Process

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Input
    B. Output
    D. Process
    Explanation
    A computer performs three main functions: input, output, and process. Input refers to the data or information that is entered into the computer, such as through a keyboard or mouse. Output is the result or information that is produced by the computer, which can be displayed on a screen or printed out. Process involves the computer's ability to manipulate and analyze the input data using algorithms and perform various calculations or operations. Saving data is not one of the main functions of a computer, as it is a secondary action that involves storing or preserving the processed data for future use.

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