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Can you answer this computer diagnosis test? There are some things that people are expected to know if they use computers regularly, and this includes storage devices, as well as softwares one can use to process data. Do you know how to protect your computer from malware? In this quiz, you will get to test out just how well you know computers. Do give it a shot and see what new information you may learn.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Collection of 1024 bytes.

    • A.

      1 MB

    • B.

      1 KB

    • C.

      1 TB

    • D.

      1 GB

    Correct Answer
    B. 1 KB
    Explanation
    A kilobyte (KB) is a unit of digital information storage equal to 1024 bytes. Therefore, a collection of 1024 bytes is equivalent to 1 KB.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is used to save frequently visited websites?

    • A.

      Frequent List

    • B.

      Favorites List

    • C.

      Explorer List

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Favorites List
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Favorites List". This is because a Favorites List is a feature in web browsers that allows users to save and quickly access frequently visited websites. It provides a convenient way to bookmark and organize websites for easy access in the future. The other options, such as Frequent List and Explorer List, are not commonly used terms in relation to saving frequently visited websites.

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  • 3. 

    ISP stands for?

    • A.

      International Service Provider

    • B.

      Internet Service Presenter

    • C.

      Internet Service Provider

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Internet Service Provider
    Explanation
    ISP stands for Internet Service Provider. An ISP is a company or organization that provides internet access to individuals, businesses, and other entities. They offer various types of internet connections, such as dial-up, broadband, and wireless, allowing users to connect to the internet and access online services, websites, and other resources. ISPs play a crucial role in enabling internet connectivity and ensuring that users can access the internet reliably and efficiently.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is a storage device?

    • A.

      Hard Disk

    • B.

      USB Disk

    • C.

      Floppy Disk

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the options listed (Hard Disk, USB Disk, Floppy Disk) are storage devices. A storage device is any hardware component that is used to store and retrieve data. Hard Disk is a non-volatile storage device that is commonly used in computers to store large amounts of data. USB Disk refers to portable storage devices that connect to a computer via a USB port, such as USB flash drives or external hard drives. Floppy Disk is an older storage medium that was commonly used in the past, but is now less common. Therefore, all of the options listed are considered storage devices.

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  • 5. 

    A Bit stands for?

    • A.

      Binary Digit

    • B.

      Binary Data

    • C.

      Binary Deci

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Binary Digit
    Explanation
    A bit stands for "binary digit" which is the basic unit of information in computing and digital communications. It represents the most fundamental form of data in a binary system, where it can have only two possible values, 0 or 1. A bit is used to store and process information in computers and is the building block for all digital data, such as numbers, text, images, and videos. Therefore, the correct answer is "Binary Digit".

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following software is used to view web pages?

    • A.

      Internet Browser

    • B.

      Web Browser

    • C.

      Page Browser

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Web Browser
    Explanation
    A web browser is software that is used to view web pages. It allows users to access and navigate through websites by interpreting HTML and other web technologies. It retrieves and displays web content, including text, images, videos, and links. Web browsers also support various features such as bookmarks, history, and extensions, making it easier for users to browse the internet. Therefore, the correct answer is "Web Browser."

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  • 7. 

    _____________is the process in which a user sends computer information from his computer to another computer through the use of a modem?

    • A.

      Downloading

    • B.

      Uploading

    • C.

      All of the above

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Uploading
    Explanation
    Uploading is the process in which a user sends computer information from his computer to another computer through the use of a modem. This involves transferring files, data, or any other form of information from the user's computer to a remote server or another computer. It is the opposite of downloading, where the user receives information from another computer onto their own computer. Therefore, in this context, uploading is the correct answer as it specifically refers to the process of sending information from one computer to another.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following performs arithmetic and logical operations?

    • A.

      CU

    • B.

      PU

    • C.

      ALU

    • D.

      Memory

    Correct Answer
    C. ALU
    Explanation
    The ALU (Arithmetic Logic Unit) performs both arithmetic and logical operations. It is a key component of the central processing unit (CPU) and is responsible for carrying out calculations and logical comparisons. The ALU can perform operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and logical operations like AND, OR, and NOT. It is designed to handle mathematical computations and logical decisions, making it an essential part of any computer system.

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  • 9. 

    WWW stands for?

    • A.

      World Worm Web

    • B.

      World Word Web

    • C.

      World Wide Web

    • D.

      None of the above?

    Correct Answer
    C. World Wide Web
    Explanation
    WWW stands for World Wide Web, which is a system of interconnected documents and other resources, linked by hyperlinks and URLs. It is a global information space where users can access various types of content such as web pages, images, videos, and more. The World Wide Web revolutionized the way we access and share information, making it easily accessible to people all around the world.

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  • 10. 

    A__________is a group of independent computers attached to one another through communication media?

    • A.

      Internet

    • B.

      E-mail

    • C.

      Network

    • D.

      Plug and play

    Correct Answer
    C. Network
    Explanation
    A network is a group of independent computers attached to one another through communication media. This allows the computers to share resources, such as files and printers, and communicate with each other. The internet is a global network of networks, while email is a method of communication within a network. Plug and play refers to the ability of a computer system to automatically detect and configure hardware devices.

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  • 11. 

    How do you open a program such as Microsoft Word when there are no icons on the desktop?

    • A.

      Right click to reveal all icons

    • B.

      Restart the computer

    • C.

      It is not possible to open program icons if they are not on the desktop

    • D.

      Click the start button and select program from the menu

    Correct Answer
    D. Click the start button and select program from the menu
    Explanation
    To open a program such as Microsoft Word when there are no icons on the desktop, you can click the start button located on the bottom left corner of the screen and then select the program from the menu that appears. The start button provides access to the list of installed programs on the computer, allowing you to launch them even if their icons are not visible on the desktop.

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  • 12. 

    How do you minimize or maximize a program in Windows?

    • A.

      Right click on the mouse

    • B.

      Go to "File" and select minimize or maximize

    • C.

      Top right corner dash or square

    • D.

      This function cannot be done

    Correct Answer
    C. Top right corner dash or square
    Explanation
    To minimize or maximize a program in Windows, you can click on the top right corner dash or square button. This button is commonly known as the "window control buttons" and is used to minimize or maximize the program window.

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  • 13. 

    How do you close a window on your desktop?

    • A.

      Go to "File" and select "Close"

    • B.

      Press the Ctrl key on the keyboard

    • C.

      Use the mouse to press the "X" in the top right hand corner of the screen

    • D.

      Use the mouse to press the "_" at the top right corner of the screen

    Correct Answer
    C. Use the mouse to press the "X" in the top right hand corner of the screen
    Explanation
    To close a window on your desktop, you can use the mouse to press the "X" in the top right hand corner of the screen. This is a common method in most operating systems, where the "X" button is typically used to close windows. By clicking on the "X" button, the window will be closed and removed from the screen.

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  • 14. 

    A word processing file can be attached to an e-mail message.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A word processing file refers to a document created using a word processing software such as Microsoft Word. These files can be easily attached to an email message as an attachment, allowing the recipient to download and open the file on their own computer. This is a common method of sharing documents electronically, making it convenient for sending important files or collaborating on projects. Therefore, the statement "A word processing file can be attached to an e-mail message" is true.

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  • 15. 

    What does the "Reply to All" e-mail function do?

    • A.

      It will generate a reply message to all of the recipients of the message

    • B.

      It will send a reply message to everyone in your address book

    • C.

      It will generate a reply only to the sender of the message

    • D.

      This function is not possible

    Correct Answer
    A. It will generate a reply message to all of the recipients of the message
    Explanation
    The "Reply to All" e-mail function allows the sender to generate a reply message that will be sent to all of the recipients of the original message. This means that everyone who received the original message will also receive the reply.

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  • 16. 

    Desktop is a computer term refers to?

    • A.

      Something that is for the computer programmer only

    • B.

      The part of your work area where the computer monitor sits

    • C.

      The initial screen showing icons for folders, applications and files

    • D.

      The desk where your computer is

    Correct Answer
    C. The initial screen showing icons for folders, applications and files
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The initial screen showing icons for folders, applications and files." This is because the term "desktop" in the context of computers refers to the graphical user interface (GUI) that is displayed on the screen after logging into the operating system. It is the main screen that displays icons representing files, folders, and applications, allowing users to easily access and manage their digital content.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following device is used to carry user files?

    • A.

      Flash Drive

    • B.

      Hard Disk

    • C.

      RAM

    • D.

      CDROM

    Correct Answer
    A. Flash Drive
    Explanation
    A flash drive is a portable storage device that is commonly used to carry user files. It is small in size and can easily be connected to a computer through a USB port. Flash drives have a large storage capacity and are compatible with various devices, making them convenient for transferring and storing files such as documents, photos, videos, and music. Unlike a hard disk, RAM, or CDROM, a flash drive is specifically designed for the purpose of carrying user files.

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  • 18. 

    In order to play and hear sound one, needs:

    • A.

      A sound card and speakers

    • B.

      A microphone

    • C.

      All of them required

    • D.

      None of them required

    Correct Answer
    A. A sound card and speakers
    Explanation
    To play and hear sound, one needs a sound card and speakers. A sound card is necessary as it converts digital audio signals into analog signals that can be played through speakers. Without a sound card, the computer cannot produce sound. Additionally, speakers are required to amplify and project the audio signals produced by the sound card, allowing the user to hear the sound. Therefore, both a sound card and speakers are necessary components for playing and hearing sound.

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  • 19. 

    In a computer _____ is capable to store single binary bit.

    • A.

      Capacitor

    • B.

      Register

    • C.

      Flip Flop

    • D.

      Inductor

    Correct Answer
    C. Flip Flop
    Explanation
    A flip flop is a digital circuit element that can store a single binary bit, either a 0 or a 1. It is commonly used in computer systems for storing and manipulating data. Capacitors and inductors are passive components used in analog circuits and do not have the capability to store binary bits. Registers, on the other hand, are collections of flip flops used for storing multiple bits of data. Therefore, the correct answer is flip flop.

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  • 20. 

    Which of the following have the fastest access time?

    • A.

      Compact Discs

    • B.

      Magnetic Disks

    • C.

      Magnetic Tape

    • D.

      Semiconductor Memory

    Correct Answer
    D. Semiconductor Memory
    Explanation
    Semiconductor memory has the fastest access time compared to the other options listed. This is because semiconductor memory, such as RAM (Random Access Memory), uses electronic circuits made of semiconductors to store and retrieve data quickly. In contrast, compact discs, magnetic disks, and magnetic tapes rely on mechanical processes to read and write data, which usually results in slower access times. Semiconductor memory is commonly used in computers and electronic devices due to its fast access speed and ability to quickly retrieve and store data.

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