A General Computer Basic Terms Trivia!

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  • 1. 

    What term may be used synonymously with "Sleep Mode" in reference to computers?

    • A.

      Offline

    • B.

      Standby

    • C.

      Frozen

    • D.

      Disconnected

    Correct Answer
    B. Standby
    Explanation
    The term "Standby" can be used synonymously with "Sleep Mode" in reference to computers. In both cases, it refers to a low-power state where the computer is not actively being used but can quickly resume its previous state when needed. "Offline" refers to being disconnected from a network or the internet, "Frozen" typically refers to a program or system becoming unresponsive, and "Disconnected" implies a loss of connection.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following social media services is designed for business networking?

    • A.

      Facebook

    • B.

      Twitter

    • C.

      Pinterest

    • D.

      LinkedIn

    Correct Answer
    D. LinkedIn
    Explanation
    LinkedIn is a social media service that is specifically designed for business networking. It allows professionals to connect with each other, build professional relationships, and showcase their skills and experiences. Unlike other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, LinkedIn focuses on professional networking and career development rather than personal connections or sharing visual content.

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  • 3. 

    In what part of a window is the title bar located?

    • A.

      Top

    • B.

      Bottom

    • C.

      Left

    • D.

      Right

    Correct Answer
    A. Top
    Explanation
    The title bar is located at the top of a window. It typically displays the name or title of the window and contains the minimize, maximize, and close buttons. The placement of the title bar at the top is a common design convention in graphical user interfaces, allowing users to easily identify and interact with different windows on their screen.

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  • 4. 

    What type of wireless technology is used to create a piconet?

    • A.

      Wi-Fi

    • B.

      Cellular

    • C.

      Bluetooth

    • D.

      Infrared

    Correct Answer
    C. Bluetooth
    Explanation
    A piconet is a network that is created using a wireless Bluetooth connection. Some examples of piconets include: 1). A cell phone and a computer. 2). A laptop and a Bluetooth-enabled digital camera. And/or 3). Several PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) that are connected to each other.

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  • 5. 

    What is a file saved in a proprietary format called?

    • A.

      Encoded File

    • B.

      Formatted File

    • C.

      Company File

    • D.

      Native File

    Correct Answer
    D. Native File
    Explanation
    A file saved in a proprietary format is called a "native file." Native files are specific to a particular software or program and are not easily readable or editable by other applications. They often contain additional information and formatting that is specific to the software used to create them. This format is typically used to maintain the integrity and functionality of the file within the program it was created in.

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  • 6. 

    The ability of a computer to act like a human being is also called what?

    • A.

      Artificial Intelligence

    • B.

      Electronic Reasoning

    • C.

      Neural Logic

    • D.

      Machine Language

    Correct Answer
    A. Artificial Intelligence
    Explanation
    Artificial Intelligence refers to the ability of a computer system to imitate human intelligence and perform tasks that typically require human intelligence, such as problem-solving, learning, and decision-making. It involves the development of algorithms and models that enable machines to process and analyze data, recognize patterns, and make predictions or decisions. Therefore, Artificial Intelligence is the correct answer as it encompasses the concept of computers acting like human beings.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is not an input device?

    • A.

      Keyboard

    • B.

      Projector

    • C.

      Touchscreen

    • D.

      Mouse

    Correct Answer
    B. Projector
    Explanation
    A projector is not an input device because it is used to display output, such as images or videos, onto a screen or surface. It does not take any input from the user or interact with the computer system directly. In contrast, a keyboard, touchscreen, and mouse are all examples of input devices as they allow the user to input data or commands into the computer system.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following determines the way files are organized on a storage device?

    • A.

      Disk Cache

    • B.

      Drive Controller

    • C.

      File System

    • D.

      CPU Architecture

    Correct Answer
    C. File System
    Explanation
    hard disks use a file system, which organizes all the files on the disk. The file system is created when you initialize or format your hard disk. It sets up the root directory and subsequent directories beneath it. The file system allows you to create new files and folders, which are added to different parts of the "file tree" on your hard disk.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is typically stored in the ROM of a hardware device?

    • A.

      Shareware

    • B.

      Freeware

    • C.

      Firmware

    • D.

      Spyware

    Correct Answer
    C. Firmware
    Explanation
    Firmware is a software program or set of instructions programmed on a hardware device. It provides the necessary instructions for how the device communicates with the other computer hardware. But how can software be programmed onto hardware? Good question. Firmware is typically stored in the flash ROM of a hardware device. While ROM is "read-only memory," flash ROM can be erased and rewritten because it is actually a type of flash memory.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following statements best describes third party software?

    • A.

      Software that runs on multiple platforms.

    • B.

      Software that runs on hardware developed by a different company.

    • C.

      Software that has not yet completed the testing phase.

    • D.

      Software that is distributed illegally.

    Correct Answer
    B. Software that runs on hardware developed by a different company.
    Explanation
    Third party software refers to software that is developed by a company other than the original manufacturer of the hardware it runs on. This means that the software is designed to be compatible with hardware developed by a different company, allowing users to use the software on various devices regardless of the manufacturer. It does not necessarily imply that the software is illegal or incomplete, but rather focuses on the relationship between the software and the hardware it is intended to run on.

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