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Personal Computer Quizzes & Trivia

For students wanting to practice their knowledge of PC systems.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    During the start-up of the system, the Plug and Play process collects information about all the intelligent devices in the system.  Where is this information stored.
    • A. 

      In the Extended System Configuration Data (ESCD) area of the CMOS RAM

    • B. 

      In the Flash portion of the system BIOS

    • C. 

      In the Flash portion of the system of the BIOS extension (BIOSE)

    • D. 

      In the Registry of the operating system

  • 2. 
    What factors must be taken into account when ordering a new power supply for a desktop PC?
    • A. 

      Form factor and wattage

    • B. 

      Total BTUs and amperage

    • C. 

      Voltage and form factor

    • D. 

      Noise and total BTUs

  • 3. 
    What is the purpose of parity?
    • A. 

      To detect operating system problems

    • B. 

      To remove bad sectors

    • C. 

      To delete corrupt files

    • D. 

      To detect memory errors

  • 4. 
    What does ECC RAM do that other RAM types do not?
    • A. 

      ECC RAM stores system configuration settings.

    • B. 

      ECC RAM detects memory errors and corrects them

    • C. 

      ECC RAM stores cached data on the module

    • D. 

      ECC RAM runs at twice the bus speed of other RAM types

  • 5. 
    When you are discussing the memory capacity of a memory module the capacity is specified in 
    • A. 

      Qwords

    • B. 

      Megabits

    • C. 

      Bytes

    • D. 

      Dibits

  • 6. 
    How many devices can a single USB hub support?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      127

    • D. 

      128

  • 7. 
    Your are helping a user over the phone and you need to have the user plug in his/her SVGA monitor.  how would you describe the connector and number of pins in the SVGA connector?
    • A. 

      15-pin, 3-row D Shell

    • B. 

      9-pin 3-row D-shell

    • C. 

      50-pin 2 row D-shell

    • D. 

      6-pin, round mini -DINN

  • 8. 
    How is the information stored in the system's BIOS updated?  Select all that apply
    • A. 

      By physically removing and replacing the BIOS device on the system board.

    • B. 

      By replacing the RTC module so that the variable information stored in CMOS will update the BIOS on startup

    • C. 

      By electronically flashing the BIOS with new information

    • D. 

      By electronically removing the information from the BIOS, using new downloaded BIOS to rewrite the BIOS

  • 9. 
    Which one of the following types of memory can be used to permanently store data and instructions that do not change?
    • A. 

      SRAM devices

    • B. 

      ROM devices

    • C. 

      Magnetic memory

    • D. 

      SDRAM devices.

  • 10. 
    What is the stated clock speed for a DDR 3200 double-pumped DIMM?
    • A. 

      133MHz

    • B. 

      200MHz

    • C. 

      233MHz

    • D. 

      400MHz

  • 11. 
    You are upgrading your PC significantly and need to install an upgrade power supply to handle all the new equipment you have installed.  You use the Internet to check pricing and features and find thousands of power supplies listed.  What specification is key in choosing a new power supply for the system?
    • A. 

      Amperage

    • B. 

      Amp hours

    • C. 

      Voltage

    • D. 

      Wattage

  • 12. 
    What system board structure makes it easy to install upgrade processors in a system?
    • A. 

      A removable ROM BIOS

    • B. 

      A ZIF socket

    • C. 

      A PGA socket

    • D. 

      A PnP BIOS

  • 13. 
    How many wires are there in a standard IDE signal cable?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      40

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      8

  • 14. 
    The mechanism in a CD-ROM/DVD drive is reponsible for positioning the drive's Read mechanism in the correct position is the?
    • A. 

      Colimator

    • B. 

      Spindle

    • C. 

      Stepper motor

    • D. 

      Head actuator

  • 15. 
    Which of the following devices is based on Flash memory technology?
    • A. 

      SD cards

    • B. 

      Floppy disks

    • C. 

      CD-ROMs

    • D. 

      DVDs

  • 16. 
    Which of the following would a high-level game player most likely choose for a video card?
    • A. 

      16MB PCI-X

    • B. 

      256MB PCIe card

    • C. 

      256MB AGP card

    • D. 

      128MB AGP card

  • 17. 
    You are asked to upgrade a customer's PC at his place of business and no one can remember the Supervisor password to get into the machine.  how can you reset the password to gain access to the system and perform the upgrade?
    • A. 

      Remove the BIOS chip from the system

    • B. 

      Remove the CMOS chip from the system

    • C. 

      Remove the CMOS backup battery and unplug the system from the power source for a minute

    • D. 

      Remove the processor from the system for several minutes.

  • 18. 
    What part of a hard disk drive reads the information stored on a disk?
    • A. 

      The spindle

    • B. 

      The R/W head mechanism

    • C. 

      The platter

    • D. 

      The drive controller

  • 19. 
    A computer system with a 1GHz CPU installed is operating at only 700MHz.  What is most likely the problem?
    • A. 

      The processor is employing CPU throttling to operate more efficiently

    • B. 

      The wrong speed processor is installed on the MOBO

    • C. 

      Operation of 1GHz can be obtained only if the processor is overclocked

    • D. 

      The CPU's core speed multiplier has not been configured correctly

  • 20. 
    What is a 3-1/2 floppy is best used for?
    • A. 

      Installing OEM printer drivers

    • B. 

      Booting a failing system in Safe Mode

    • C. 

      Loading third-party device drivers into a Windows system

    • D. 

      Booting a failing system to a command prompt

  • 21. 
    How many pins are in a USB connector
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      15

  • 22. 
    How many pins are in a SVGA connector?
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      50

  • 23. 
    Which portion of the PC system is responsible for controlling the operating temperature of the microprocessor?
    • A. 

      The Processor Management portion of the PCI chipset

    • B. 

      The temp Management portion microprocressor

    • C. 

      The Processor Management portion of the OS

    • D. 

      The Health Management portion of the BIOS

  • 24. 
    Cache memory is used to
    • A. 

      Increase the speed of memory access

    • B. 

      Increase the size of memory available to programs

    • C. 

      Store data in non-volatile memory

    • D. 

      Augment the memory used for the OS kernal

  • 25. 
    What type of device would you expect to find in an AGP slot?
    • A. 

      A sound card

    • B. 

      An internal modem card

    • C. 

      A network interface card

    • D. 

      A video adapter card

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