Introduction To Computers Vocabulary

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Computer Vocabulary Quizzes & Trivia

Computer literacy is a fundamental skill to posses in this fast paced world with the ever-evolving technology. Thus, it goes without saying that computer vocabularies are a must know. Take the test below to find out more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The data that is entered into a computer. The act of entering data into a computer.
    • A. 

      ROM

    • B. 

      Processing

    • C. 

      Input

    • D. 

      Output

  • 2. 
    The computer-generated information that is displayed to the user in some discernible form such as a screen display, printed page, or sound.
    • A. 

      Input

    • B. 

      Information processing

    • C. 

      DVD

    • D. 

      Output

  • 3. 
    The programs and data that make computer hardware function.
    • A. 

      Software

    • B. 

      Removable media

    • C. 

      Data

    • D. 

      Download

  • 4. 
    A system's permanent, stored instructions, which are never changed; it holds its contents even when the power is turned off.
    • A. 

      Hard drive

    • B. 

      ROM

    • C. 

      Supercomputer

    • D. 

      Mainframe

  • 5. 
    Capturing, storing, updating, and retrieving data and information. A computer is an information-processing machine.
    • A. 

      Media

    • B. 

      File

    • C. 

      Information processing

    • D. 

      Storage

  • 6. 
    The physical material (whether it be paper, hard disk, CD-ROM, DVD, or anything similar) used for storing computer-based information.
    • A. 

      Media

    • B. 

      Mask

    • C. 

      Microcode

    • D. 

      Optical disk

  • 7. 
    To transfer information stored in the user's system to a remote computer system.
    • A. 

      Download

    • B. 

      Upload

    • C. 

      Internet

    • D. 

      Web

  • 8. 
    A storage medium which has greater capacity and bandwidth than a CD. DVDs can be used for multimedia and data storage.
    • A. 

      Cable

    • B. 

      Netflix

    • C. 

      DVD

    • D. 

      VCR

  • 9. 
    A branch of computer science which tries to simulate aspects of human intelligence, including the ability to learn from experience and to use reason to solve a problem or respond to a new situation.
    • A. 

      Atom

    • B. 

      Artificial Intelligence

    • C. 

      Particle

    • D. 

      Neutrons

  • 10. 
    In computing, any device in which (or on which) information is stored.
    • A. 

      Processing

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      Storage

    • D. 

      Hardware

  • 11. 
    Adjective for describing a device or result that is dependent on the action of electrons to work.
    • A. 

      Nucleus

    • B. 

      Electronics

    • C. 

      Atom

    • D. 

      Protons

  • 12. 
    The main processing unit of a computer or information processing device; the "brains" of the machine carrying out instructions, performing calculations, and interacting with the components used to operate the computer.
    • A. 

      Microprocessor

    • B. 

      Motherboard

    • C. 

      Floppy disk

    • D. 

      Data

  • 13. 
    The main circuit board of a computer housing the microprocessor and providing the means of connecting all the components that make up the computer. Provides a means for adding special control units such as sound boards to the computer via expansion slots or sockets.
    • A. 

      Artificial intelligence

    • B. 

      Upload

    • C. 

      Motherboard

    • D. 

      DVD

  • 14. 
    A portable device allowing for the storage of computer data. Examples can include, Memory Sticks, magnetic tapes, CD-ROM, and DVD R.
    • A. 

      Processing

    • B. 

      Removable media

    • C. 

      Motherboard

    • D. 

      Download

  • 15. 
    A chip designed with a specific set of usable instructions. The user cannot change the instructions an _____________was programmed to understand.
    • A. 

      Electrical current

    • B. 

      Electron

    • C. 

      embedded processor

    • D. 

      Electronic mail (email)

  • 16. 
    A complete circuit on a chip, built by a chip fabrication process.
    • A. 

      Integrated circuit

    • B. 

      Internet

    • C. 

      Internal bus unit

    • D. 

      Insulator

  • 17. 
    Processing is the manipulation of data by a microprocessor or embedded processor according to instructions given to it by a program or embedded in the chip itself
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The physical parts of the computer system that you can touch and feel such as the keyboard, monitor, and computer case.
    • A. 

      Hardware

    • B. 

      Disk drive

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      Data

  • 19. 
    The memory that is available on a computer for storing data and programs currently being processed. It is automatically erased when the power is turned off. Information in the RAM that needs to be stored for future use must be saved onto a disk or a tape.
    • A. 

      ROM

    • B. 

      Software

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      Optical disk

  • 20. 
    What does RAM mean?
  • 21. 
    Is [Optical disks are used to store computer or media data. Common formats include CD-ROM, CD RW, DVD, HD-DVD and Blu-ray. Optical drives use laser light to read the data stored on optical disks. Commonly, optical drives can record and read data.] true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    The main device that a computer uses to store information.___________ are rigid aluminum or glass disks about 3.5 inches in diameter in a personal computer, and smaller in a laptop. They are coated with ferromagnetic material and rotate around a central axle. Data is transferred magnetically by a read/write head. A __________ for a personal computer may contain as many as eight hard disks, rotating around the same axle.] true or false?
    • A. 

      Hard disk

    • B. 

      Data

  • 23. 
    An item or items of information. _____ becomes information when it is conveyed in a context that has meaning to people.
  • 24. 
    To transfer files or data from one computer to another. To _____________ means to receive; to upload means to transmit.
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