Ultimate Trivia: Computer MCQ Exam! Quiz

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Ultimate Trivia: Computer MCQ Exam! Quiz

Basic computer knowledge is an important skill today as more sectors are embracing technology and the benefits it brings as the days pass. In this quiz, you will get to test yourself on some of the basics of using a computer, such as editing data and saving it correctly to using specific software and hardware. Do give it a try and see what you may have forgotten about computers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the four main aspects of data handling with a computer?
    • A. 

      Input, processing, output, and storage

    • B. 

      Comparing, dividing, sorting, and organizing

    • C. 

      Decision making, sorting, correcting, and mapping

    • D. 

      Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 2. 
    Most cash registers are now computers that are known as ____________ terminals.
    • A. 

      DS

    • B. 

      POS

    • C. 

      UDC

    • D. 

      UPC

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of system maintenance?
    • A. 

      Making backup copies of files

    • B. 

      Adding, deleting, adjusting records

    • C. 

      Replacing user interfaces

    • D. 

      Providing system security

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is the primary task of a NAS server?
    • A. 

      Login authentication

    • B. 

      Internet access

    • C. 

      File sharing

    • D. 

      E-mail processing

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 5. 
    If you change Windows 98 to Windows XP, you are actually performing ...........
    • A. 

      Upgrade

    • B. 

      Upstart

    • C. 

      Update

    • D. 

      Patch

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 6. 
    To make a copy of the current document to disk ........
    • A. 

      This cannot be done

    • B. 

      Use the 'duplicate' command

    • C. 

      Copy the document

    • D. 

      Use the 'save as' command

    • E. 

      Use the 'Save' command

  • 7. 
    The main system board of a computer is called the ..........
    • A. 

      Integrated circuit

    • B. 

      Processor

    • C. 

      Motherboard

    • D. 

      Microchip

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 8. 
    Your position in the text is shown by a ..........
    • A. 

      Blinker

    • B. 

      Cursor

    • C. 

      Causer

    • D. 

      Pointer

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 9. 
    How many megabytes make a gigabyte ?
    • A. 

      1024

    • B. 

      128

    • C. 

      256

    • D. 

      512

    • E. 

      64

  • 10. 
    Using output devices one can ............
    • A. 

      Input data

    • B. 

      Store data

    • C. 

      Scan data

    • D. 

      View or print data

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 11. 
    Which contents are lost when the computer turns off?
    • A. 

      Memory

    • B. 

      Output

    • C. 

      Storage

    • D. 

      Input

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 12. 
    When you save to this, your data will remain intact even when the computer is turned off
    • A. 

      Motherboard

    • B. 

      Secondary storage device

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      Primary storage device

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 13. 
    A central computer that holds collections of data and programs for many PCs, workstations, and other computers is a(n) 
    • A. 

      Supercomputer

    • B. 

      Minicomputer

    • C. 

      Laptop

    • D. 

      Server

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 14. 
    The piece of hardware that converts your computer's digital signal to an analog signal that can travel over telephone lines are called a
    • A. 

      Modem

    • B. 

      Red wire

    • C. 

      Blue cord

    • D. 

      Tower

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 15. 
    When the pointer is positioned on a……….it is shaped like a hand.
    • A. 

      Grammar error

    • B. 

      Formatting error

    • C. 

      Hyperlink

    • D. 

      Screen Tip

    • E. 

      Spelling error

  • 16. 
    Mobile Commerce is best described as
    • A. 

      The use transporting products

    • B. 

      Buying and selling goods/services through wireless handheld devices

    • C. 

      Using notebook PC's in marketing

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is a storage device that uses rigid, permanently installed magnetic disks to store data/information
    • A. 

      Floppy diskette

    • B. 

      Permanent disk

    • C. 

      Optical disk

    • D. 

      Hard disk

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 18. 
    Which of the following are advantages of CD-ROM as a storage media?
    • A. 

      CD-ROM is an inexpensive way to store large, amount of data and information

    • B. 

      CD-ROM disks retrieve data and information more quickly than magnetic disks do

    • C. 

      CD-ROMs make less errors than magnetic media

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 19. 
    A device, which is not connected to CPU, is called as .......
    • A. 

      Off-line device

    • B. 

      Land-line device

    • C. 

      On-line device

    • D. 

      Device

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    A computer program that converts an entire program into machine language at one time is called a/ an ____ 
    • A. 

      Numbers

    • B. 

      Interpreter

    • C. 

      Compiler

    • D. 

      Simulator

    • E. 

      None of these

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