Nten111 / Elen115 / CompTIA Practice

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Nten111 / Elen115 / CompTIA Practice

Just a few practices questions for the NTEN111/ELEN115 final exam. Most of this material should be relevant for those taking their CompTIA A+ certification. No log-in or email required - Just make up a user name to take the quiz (Sorry - ProProfs won't let me disable this)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    BIOS stands for:
    • A. 

      Binary Initialization Operation Scheme

    • B. 

      Basic Input/Output System

    • C. 

      Binary Input/Output System

  • 2. 
    Every computer performs a POST during start-up.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The BIOS configuration can be reset to factory defaults by either removing the back-up battery or shorting the "CLEAR" jumper on the motherboard.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    By default, on most systems the POST will halt the boot process if it does not detect that a monitor is connected.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The BIOS is stored on the first sector of the primary hard drive.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    SATA stands for:
    • A. 

      Serial Advanced Technology Attachment

    • B. 

      Serial Advanced Terminal Adapter

    • C. 

      Serial Adapter Terminal Attachment

  • 7. 
    ATAPI was created to allow the connection of CD-ROM and tape drives to SATA ports
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Virtually all new hard drives on the market today connect to the motherboard through an IDE interface.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    How many devices can be connected to a single IDE channel?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      12

  • 10. 
    Typically, a SCSI controller card will assume the lowest address in the device chain.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    How many devices can be connected to a wide SCSI bus? (Including the controller card)
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      12

  • 12. 
    VGA is an analog interface.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    DVI (Digital Visual Interface) cables carry both video and audio signals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    What is the word size of a Pentium 4 CPU?
    • A. 

      16-Bit

    • B. 

      32-Bit

    • C. 

      64-Bit

  • 15. 
    IEEE1394 is also commonly known as:
    • A. 

      USB

    • B. 

      SATA

    • C. 

      Firewire

  • 16. 
    USB 2.0 has a theoretical maximum throughput of _____Mbps
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      480

    • C. 

      1000

  • 17. 
    A standard KVM allows you to connect multiple monitors to one PC.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    RAID6 Requires a Minimum of __ disks.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      4

  • 19. 
    RAID0 Requires a Minimum of __ disks.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      4

  • 20. 
    RAID5 Requires a Minimum of __ disks.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      5

  • 21. 
    The data path width and word size of a CPU do not necessarily have to be the same.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    In a typical computer, data would travel between the CPU and the RAM via the:
    • A. 

      WR Bennett Bridge

    • B. 

      Northbridge

    • C. 

      Southbridge

    • D. 

      Westbridge

  • 23. 
    Peripheral controllers for interfaces such as USB and Ethernet connect to the CPU by way of the:
    • A. 

      Westbridge

    • B. 

      Southbridge

    • C. 

      Northbridge

  • 24. 
    Graphics cards typically connect to the CPU through the:
    • A. 

      Northbridge

    • B. 

      Westbridge

    • C. 

      Southbridge

  • 25. 
    A certain hard drive has 65535 Cylinders, 32 Heads, and 500 Sectors. Given the industry standard sector size is 512 bytes, how big is the drive?
    • A. 

      0.00190GB

    • B. 

      32 GB

    • C. 

      500 GB

    • D. 

      65535 MB

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