How Well Do You Know The Parts Of A Computer? Trivia Quiz Test

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How Well Do You Know The Parts Of A Computer? Trivia Quiz Test - Quiz

Do you understand every one of the parts of the computer and can pass this quiz? Computer components, including the CPU, RAM, power supply hard drive, and motherboard. You plug the equipment, not the motherboard. This contact allows the separate elements to interact with each other to create a fully functional machine. Take this test and see how very much you know about the parts of the computer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

        Only you can hear when using these:

    • A.

      Earplugs

    • B.

      Speakers

    • C.

      Monitors

    • D.

      Headphones

    Correct Answer
    D. Headphones
    Explanation
    Headphones are designed to be worn over the ears, creating a seal that blocks out external sounds and allows only the wearer to hear the audio. This makes them a personal listening device, ensuring that the sound is only audible to the person wearing the headphones. Earplugs, on the other hand, are inserted into the ear canal to block out sound, but they do not produce any audio themselves. Speakers and monitors, on the other hand, project sound into the environment, making it audible to anyone in the vicinity.

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  • 2. 

    Type letters, numbers, and other symbols with this:

    • A.

      Keypad

    • B.

      Keyboard

    • C.

      Laptop

    • D.

      Mousepad

    Correct Answer
    B. Keyboard
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "keyboard" because it is the only option that is specifically related to typing letters, numbers, and other symbols. A keypad is typically used for entering numbers or navigating through options, while a laptop is a device that includes a keyboard but also has additional components. A mousepad is used for controlling the movement of a computer mouse. Therefore, keyboard is the most appropriate option for typing letters, numbers, and symbols.

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  • 3. 

       Helps you see what you are working on:

    • A.

      TV

    • B.

      Headphone

    • C.

      Monitor

    • D.

      Fax

    Correct Answer
    C. Monitor
    Explanation
    A monitor is a device that displays visual output from a computer or other electronic device. It allows users to see what they are working on by providing a visual representation of the content. Unlike a TV, which is primarily used for entertainment purposes, a monitor is specifically designed for computer-related tasks. Similarly, headphones and fax machines do not provide visual output, making them irrelevant in the context of the question. Therefore, the correct answer is monitor.

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  • 4. 

    Point and click or drag and draw with this:

    • A.

      Mouse

    • B.

      Keypad

    • C.

      Icon

    • D.

      Program

    Correct Answer
    A. Mouse
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "mouse" because a mouse is a device that allows users to point and click or drag and draw on a computer screen. It is a common input device used to navigate and interact with graphical user interfaces and programs.

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  • 5. 

               This is what we sometimes call the "brains" of the computer:

    • A.

      ENIAC

    • B.

      Scanner

    • C.

      Monitor

    • D.

      Central Processing Unit (CPU)

    Correct Answer
    D. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
    Explanation
    The "brains" of a computer refer to the component that performs most of the processing and calculations. This component is responsible for executing instructions, performing arithmetic and logical operations, and managing data flow between different parts of the computer. The Central Processing Unit (CPU) is specifically designed for these tasks, making it the correct answer. The other options listed are peripheral devices that serve different functions, such as input (scanner) or output (monitor).

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  • 6. 

    Allows everyone to hear:

    • A.

      Headphones

    • B.

      Monitors

    • C.

      Towers

    • D.

      Speakers

    Correct Answer
    D. Speakers
    Explanation
    Speakers are devices that produce sound and allow everyone in the vicinity to hear it. Unlike headphones, which are worn on the ears and only allow the person wearing them to hear the sound, speakers can project sound waves into the surrounding environment, making it audible to everyone present. Monitors and towers, in this context, are not specifically designed for sound projection and may refer to computer monitors or tower computers. Therefore, speakers are the most suitable option for allowing everyone to hear.

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  • 7. 

    This is where important files, including your own, are stored permanently:

    • A.

      RAM

    • B.

      Hard Drive

    • C.

      Scanner

    • D.

      Printer

    Correct Answer
    B. Hard Drive
    Explanation
    A hard drive is a permanent storage device used to store important files, including personal data, operating system files, and software applications. Unlike RAM, which is volatile and loses data when power is turned off, a hard drive retains data even when the computer is powered off. Scanners and printers are peripheral devices used for input and output purposes, respectively, and do not store files permanently.

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  • 8. 

     This helps your computer connect to the internet:

    • A.

      Random Access Memory

    • B.

      Modem

    • C.

      Hard drive

    • D.

      Fax machine

    Correct Answer
    B. Modem
    Explanation
    A modem is a device that allows your computer to connect to the internet. It converts the digital signals from your computer into analog signals that can be transmitted over telephone lines or cable lines, and vice versa. Without a modem, your computer would not be able to communicate with the internet service provider's network and access the internet. Random Access Memory (RAM) is a type of computer memory used for temporary storage, the hard drive is a storage device for long-term data storage, and a fax machine is a device used for sending and receiving fax documents.

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  • 9. 

     This part of the computer is used to help programs work while the computer is turned on.  It is erased when the computer is turned off or restarted:

    • A.

      Printer

    • B.

      Hard Drive

    • C.

      Random Access Memeory (RAM)

    • D.

      Scanner

    Correct Answer
    C. Random Access Memeory (RAM)
    Explanation
    RAM, or Random Access Memory, is a type of computer memory that is used to store data that is actively being used by programs while the computer is turned on. It provides fast and temporary storage for the operating system and applications. However, RAM is volatile, meaning that its contents are erased when the computer is turned off or restarted. Therefore, it cannot retain data permanently like a hard drive. The other options listed, such as Printer, Hard Drive, and Scanner, are not directly involved in helping programs work while the computer is turned on.

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  • 10. 

    This will give you a paper copy of the work you have done on the computer:

    • A.

      Printer

    • B.

      Scanner

    • C.

      Modem

    • D.

      Monitor

    Correct Answer
    A. Printer
    Explanation
    A printer is a device that produces a hard copy or paper copy of the work that has been done on a computer. It takes digital information from a computer and transfers it onto paper, allowing users to have a physical copy of their work. Printers are commonly used in offices and homes for various purposes such as printing documents, photos, and other materials.

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  • 11. 

    This will copy your picture or paper and save it on your computer:

    • A.

      Monitor

    • B.

      Printer

    • C.

      Scanner

    • D.

      RAM

    Correct Answer
    C. Scanner
    Explanation
    A scanner is a device that allows you to create a digital copy of a physical document or image. It uses optical technology to capture the content of the document or image and save it as a digital file on your computer. Unlike a monitor, printer, or RAM, a scanner specifically focuses on the task of copying and saving documents or images.

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