Quiz About The Basic Functions Of Computer

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Quiz About The Basic Functions Of Computer

In this digital world, every work is done on the computer. It has become an essential part of our life, and it is absolutely necessary that we know how to use the computer. Here are some basic questions everyone must know. Take this quiz and know more


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Is the following statement true or false? Desktop PCs and laptops have the same basic parts to allow the user to input and output data.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Is the following statement true or false? Once you have saved any files you have worked on, to shut down a computer safely you only need to switch the system unit power off.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The computer desktop is a part of:
    • A. 

      The computer’s operating system

    • B. 

      An application program

    • C. 

      The computer hardware

  • 4. 
    Three examples of input devices.
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Scanner

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Monitor

  • 5. 
    Three examples of output devices.
    • A. 

      Modem

    • B. 

      Monitor/screen

    • C. 

      Printers

    • D. 

      Joystick

  • 6. 
    When starting up a computer what should you do before you turn on the computer system unit?
    • A. 

      Check the peripheral device connections.

    • B. 

      Turn on power at the power outlet and monitor

    • C. 

      Switch on the printer

    • D. 

      Eject any disk to ensure the computer starts from the operating system on the hard drive.

  • 7. 
    So that you don’t risk losing changes you have made to a file, what should you do before you shut down the computer? You should save and close all open files and close any open software applications before you shut down the computer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Why is it important to log off a computer when you end a session (in the case where you needed to log on to the computer to start up?)
    • A. 

      You will be preventing other people from using the same

    • B. 

      So that you can share your information

    • C. 

      Other people may be able to access your personal files

    • D. 

      You can help other persons to log on easy

  • 9. 
    Three features of your computer’s desktop. If you are using Windows XP?
    • A. 

      A Start menu

    • B. 

      A Task bar

    • C. 

      Icons—used to represent items such as files, programs or storage devices

    • D. 

      Windows—that allow you to see the contents of a folder or a document.

  • 10. 
    What facility of the operating system would you use to customise the appearance of a computer’s desktop?
    • A. 

      You would go to the Control Panel, then go to Display.

    • B. 

      You would go to the Display, then go to Control Panel.

    • C. 

      You would go to the Desktop, then go to Control Panel.

    • D. 

      You would go to the All programmes, then go to Appearance

  • 11. 
    To check if there are any documents currently open on a computer, you could look at the information displayed on the Task bar. Any documents that are open but have been minimised are shown on the Task bar.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    To check what application programs are available on your computer, you could go to the Start menu then select All programs. A menu of all available programs appears when you click on All programs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    There are three main methods you can use for finding online help on a specific topic. What are they
    • A. 

      Type a keyword or phrase into a search box

    • B. 

      Browse a list (or table of contents) to choose a topic

    • C. 

      Type in a question to ask for help.

    • D. 

      Ask someone

  • 14. 
    Which of the following items can you access through icons on the desktop?
    • A. 

      Websites

    • B. 

      Data files

    • C. 

      Folders

    • D. 

      Programs

    • E. 

      Storage drives

    • F. 

      Control Panel

  • 15. 
    To access an item using a desktop icon which of the following mouse actions do you use?
    • A. 

      Right-click once on the icon

    • B. 

      Left-click once on the icon

    • C. 

      Double-click on the icon with the left button

  • 16. 
    Is the following statement true or false? If you delete a shortcut/icon from the desktop the original item is not deleted.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
     Look carefully at the two icons. Which of these icons is a shortcut to a folder? ‘Recent Photos’ or ‘All Photos’?
    • A. 

      Recent Photos

    • B. 

      All photots

  • 18. 
    One way to create a shortcut/icon to an application program is to:
    • A. 

      Make a copy of the program file and place the copy on the desktop

    • B. 

      Click on the program name in the Program menu and hold the mouse button down as you drag from the menu to the desktop

    • C. 

      Double-click on the program name in the Program menu

  • 19. 
    There are many changes you can make to the appearance of an icon and its related text which includes:
    • A. 

      Change the name of the icon

    • B. 

      Change the size of the icon and the size of its text.

    • C. 

      Select a different picture for the icon.

  • 20. 
    What does a ‘read-only’ file prevent you from doing?
    • A. 

      Copying the file

    • B. 

      Moving the file

    • C. 

      Changing the file

  • 21. 
    What is NOT a way to move a file or folder to another location?
    • A. 

      Selecting the file then selecting Move to Folder under the Edit menu (of a window)

    • B. 

      Dragging the file to the new location.

    • C. 

      Right-click on the file and select Cut or Copy. Then Paste the file into the new location.

    • D. 

      Left-click on the file and select Cut or Copy. Then Paste the file into the new location.

  • 22. 
    Is the following statement true or false? If you delete a file by dragging it to the Recycle Bin then it is permanently removed from the computer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Is the following statement true or false? If you format a USB then any contents on the disk are automatically deleted.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The higher the number of RAM a computer has means the
    • A. 

      The faster the internet will work

    • B. 

      Higher the number of software applications you can have active at the same time.

    • C. 

      The more data you can store on your hard drive

    • D. 

      The more software packages you can save to your hard drive

  • 25. 
    When using Microsoft Word the open/edited document that you are viewing on your screen is held in the
    • A. 

      ROM of the computer

    • B. 

      Not held in the memory of the computer anywhere until you save it

    • C. 

      The USB that it is saved to

    • D. 

      RAM of the computer

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