Computer: A Basics Hardware And Software Questions!

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Computer: A Basics Hardware And Software Questions!

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  • 1. 
    Hardware is any part of your computer that has
    • A. 

      A sticker on it

    • B. 

      A physical structure

    • C. 

      An icon to click on

    • D. 

      The instructions to process data

  • 2. 
    A server is a computer that 
    • A. 

      You would find at a restaurant

    • B. 

      Is highly portable

    • C. 

      Gives information to other computers on a network

    • D. 

      Lacks a sufficient amount of RAM

  • 3. 
    A computer that is called IBM PC Compatible means that it
    • A. 

      Is manufactured by Apple

    • B. 

      Is a "Problem Cruncher."

    • C. 

      Is a "Personal Conductor."

    • D. 

      Is similar to the original IBM

  • 4. 
    A computer's Operating System
    • A. 

      Manages the software on your computer

    • B. 

      Manages the hardware on your computer

    • C. 

      Coordinates all of the actions of your computer

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    What is a Graphical User Interface (GUI)?
    • A. 

      It controls the hardware of a computer

    • B. 

      It is a way to conduct online shopping

    • C. 

      It lets you use your mouse to click on icons, buttons, and menus

    • D. 

      It is a way to work on computer graphics

  • 6. 
    Open Source software
    • A. 

      Can be modified by anyone around the world

    • B. 

      Is very expensive for the average consumer

    • C. 

      Can only be used by business and industry

    • D. 

      Is full of bugs and will damage your computer

  • 7. 
    Which are examples of apps? (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Word processing software

    • B. 

      Angry Birds

    • C. 

      Google Chrome

    • D. 

      Windows Media Player

  • 8. 
    What does the term the cloud refer to?
    • A. 

      A meteorology term to describe water vapor

    • B. 

      Things that you can access remotely over the internet

    • C. 

      A way to access your hard drive

    • D. 

      A mobile app for Android

  • 9. 
    Why is it a good idea to use "the cloud?" (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      It is a good way to back up your computer's data

    • B. 

      You can access your data from anywhere

    • C. 

      You shouldn't use the cloud; it may infect your computer

    • D. 

      You can share and collaborate with friends and colleagues

  • 10. 
    The latest type of monitor is the LED display.  Its advantages include
    • A. 

      It uses no electricity because it plugs into the computer

    • B. 

      It is only .125 inches thick

    • C. 

      It is backlit with light-emitting diodes, allowing for greater contrast

    • D. 

      It is a touch-operated device

  • 11. 
    What is true about RAM?
    • A. 

      It is a computer's short term memory

    • B. 

      It is measured in terrabytes

    • C. 

      This is where you save your documents

    • D. 

      It is difficult to add to your computer

  • 12. 
    What is the smallest unit of data in computer processing called?
  • 13. 
    One million bytes is called
  • 14. 
    One billion bytes is called
  • 15. 
    What is the most obvious thing you would notice about a tablet?
    • A. 

      It uses no dispay

    • B. 

      It lacks a keyboard

    • C. 

      It is quite heavy

    • D. 

      It has 4 different ports

  • 16. 
    A smartphone...(check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Is a mini tablet

    • B. 

      Can be used as a telephone

    • C. 

      Is capable of running apps

    • D. 

      Can access the internet

    • E. 

      Can be used anywhere in the world

  • 17. 
    What do the letters ISP stand for?
  • 18. 
    A hardware device that allows you to connect several computers and other devices to a single internet connection is called a 
  • 19. 
    Dust is your computer's main enemy, so to clean it, you should
    • A. 

      Use a good dose of clean water

    • B. 

      Use furniture cleaner

    • C. 

      Use a strong solvent

    • D. 

      Use an anti-static wipe

  • 20. 
    Malware is any type of software that is designed to damage your computer or gain unauthorized access to your personal information.  Some examples include: (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Viruses

    • B. 

      Worms

    • C. 

      Helpware

    • D. 

      Spyware

    • E. 

      Hardware

  • 21. 
    Why is it important to regularly update your antivirus software?
    • A. 

      To fuel the software company's economic growth

    • B. 

      Because new malware is constantly being developed by the bad guys

    • C. 

      It will help to protect your printer, scanner, and other peripherals

    • D. 

      I have no clue

  • 22. 
    It is a good idea to regularly run your computer's Disk Defragmenter and Disk Cleanup.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    What is the term that describes the science of equipment design and how specific equipment usage and placement can reduce a user's discomfort and increase productivity.
  • 24. 
    What is this called?
    • A. 

      A power fan

    • B. 

      A hard disk drive

    • C. 

      A DVD optical device

    • D. 

      A power supply

  • 25. 
    What is this called?
    • A. 

      A chip

    • B. 

      A USB flash drive

    • C. 

      A tweezers

    • D. 

      A disk drive

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