Parts Of A Computer Quiz: Practice Test!

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Computer Parts Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Input refers to?
    • A. 

      Data

    • B. 

      Programs

    • C. 

      Commands

    • D. 

      User responses

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 2. 
    What are the general parts of a computer?
    • A. 

      Memory

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      Input Devices

    • D. 

      Output Devices

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 3. 
    The most commonly used input device is?
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Numeric Keypad

    • C. 

      Keyboard

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 4. 
    The cursor can be?
    • A. 

      Underline character

    • B. 

      Rectangle

    • C. 

      Vertical Bar

    • D. 

      All of Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 5. 
    Pointing devices allow the user to control an on-screen symbol called the?
    • A. 

      Arrow

    • B. 

      The Moving Thing

    • C. 

      Mouse Pointer

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 6. 
    The primary advantage of a mouse?
    • A. 

      You must have empty desk space

    • B. 

      You must move your hand off the keyboard and place it on the mouse.

    • C. 

      It is easy to use

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 7. 
    Pen input devices allow the user to use the pen to?
    • A. 

      Input data using hand-written charters

    • B. 

      As a pointing device like a mouse

    • C. 

      Gesture, which is a way of issuing commands.

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 8. 
    Other pointing devices are?
    • A. 

      Light pen

    • B. 

      Digitizer

    • C. 

      Graphics Tablet

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 9. 
    UPC stands for?
    • A. 

      Universal price code

    • B. 

      Universal product code

    • C. 

      Universal piece code

    • D. 

      Universal bar code

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 10. 
    Magnetic Ink Character Recognition is mostly used by? (Hint:  you get $ there :))
    • A. 

      Hospitals

    • B. 

      Police departments

    • C. 

      Fire departments

    • D. 

      Banks

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 11. 
    Multimedia input devices consist primarily of electronics contained on a separate card, such as?
    • A. 

      Sound card

    • B. 

      Video card

    • C. 

      All of the Above

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 12. 
    Areas where voice input is used are?
    • A. 

      Data entry

    • B. 

      Command and control

    • C. 

      Speaker recognition

    • D. 

      Speech to text

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 13. 
    Output printed to a page is called?
    • A. 

      Printout

    • B. 

      Page print

    • C. 

      Hard copy

    • D. 

      Soft copy

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is a report?
    • A. 

      Internal report

    • B. 

      External report

    • C. 

      Narrative report

    • D. 

      Detail report

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 15. 
    Multimedia is the combination of?
    • A. 

      Text and graphics

    • B. 

      Text and video

    • C. 

      Video and sound

    • D. 

      Graphics and sound

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 16. 
    Impact printers transfer the image by?
    • A. 

      Striking the paper, ribbon, and charter together

    • B. 

      Spraying ink on the page

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 17. 
    Dot matrix printers come in?
    • A. 

      9-pin heads

    • B. 

      24-pin heads

    • C. 

      64-pin heads

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 18. 
    An Example of a nonimpact printer is?
    • A. 

      Ink-jet printer

    • B. 

      Page printer

    • C. 

      Laser printer

    • D. 

      Thermal printer

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 19. 
    Other types of printers are?
    • A. 

      Single label printers

    • B. 

      Bar code label printer

    • C. 

      Portable printer

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 20. 
    Each dot that is illuminated on the CRT screen is called?
    • A. 

      A dot

    • B. 

      A pixel

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    Flat panel displays are?
    • A. 

      A thin display screen that does not use a CRT

    • B. 

      A Television like device

    • C. 

      All of the Above

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 22. 
    Other output devices are
    • A. 

      Data projectors

    • B. 

      Plotters

    • C. 

      Computer output microfilm

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 23. 
    Secondary storage is also called?
    • A. 

      Faster storage

    • B. 

      Auxiliary storage

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 24. 
    What does CPU stand for?
    • A. 

      Central Processing Unit

    • B. 

      Computer Processing Unit

    • C. 

      Computer Power Unit

    • D. 

      Central Power Unit

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 25. 
    Before a hard disk is formatted, it can be divided in to separate areas called?
    • A. 

      Sectors

    • B. 

      Areas

    • C. 

      Partitions

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 26. 
    What are the two different types of memory?
    • A. 

      Primary and Electric

    • B. 

      Primary and Secondary

    • C. 

      Secondary and Magnetite

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 27. 
    Optical disks are made by?
    • A. 

      Magnetic pulse.

    • B. 

      Impact on a disk

    • C. 

      Laser

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 28. 
    A circuit board that contains most of the electronic components of the system unit is?
    • A. 

      Father board

    • B. 

      Mother board

    • C. 

      Main board

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 29. 
    RAM stand for?
    • A. 

      Random access memory

    • B. 

      Real access memory

    • C. 

      Real fast memory

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 30. 
    ROM stand for?
    • A. 

      Random access memory

    • B. 

      Read memory

    • C. 

      Read only memory

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 31. 
    An example of a coprocessor is?
    • A. 

      Math coprocessor

    • B. 

      Graphics coprocessor

    • C. 

      All of the Above

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 32. 
    Which of the following is Secondary Memory?
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      ROM

    • C. 

      Magnetic Hard Disk

    • D. 

      Electric Memory

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 33. 
    One major type of system software is called?
    • A. 

      Operating system software

    • B. 

      Utility Software

    • C. 

      Application software

    • D. 

      Game software

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 34. 
    Alt + F4 is a keyboard alternative for what?
    • A. 

      Close a menu without making a choice

    • B. 

      Exit a program

    • C. 

      Help

    • D. 

      Move through open windows

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 35. 
    What does GUI stand for?
    • A. 

      Get User Information

    • B. 

      Graphical Used Interaction

    • C. 

      Graphical User Interface

    • D. 

      Give User Interaction

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 36. 
    Alt + Tab is a keyboard alternative for what?
    • A. 

      Close a menu without making a choice

    • B. 

      Exit a program

    • C. 

      Help

    • D. 

      Move through open windows (open a new windows tab)

    • E. 

      Non of the above

  • 37. 
    What does MS-DOS stand for?
    • A. 

      Microsoft Desk Opening System

    • B. 

      Microsoft Disk Operating System

    • C. 

      Personal Computer Disk Operating System

    • D. 

      Make sure disk opens safely

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 38. 
    1.        In Microsoft Word, to change the margins for the page you click on what menu and select what?
    • A. 

      Format menu and select paragraph

    • B. 

      Tools menu and select options

    • C. 

      Edit menu and select repeat typing

    • D. 

      File menu and select page setup

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 39. 
    In Microsoft Word, the Show/Hide Codes button does what?
    • A. 

      Shows codes for missed spelled words

    • B. 

      Shows codes for paragraph marks, tabs, and spaces

    • C. 

      Shows codes for bad grammar

    • D. 

      All of Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 40. 
    In Microsoft Word, Vertical Centering is what?
    • A. 

      Text is centered between the left and right margins

    • B. 

      Text is aligned to the left margin

    • C. 

      Text is aligned to the right margin

    • D. 

      Text is centered vertically between the top and bottom margins

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 41. 
    In Microsoft Word, the bullets and numbering feature lets you?
    • A. 

      Create numbered paragraphs

    • B. 

      Use symbols instead of the traditional round dot or square bullet.

    • C. 

      Create bulleted paragraphs

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 42. 
    In Microsoft Word, to change the line spacing you click on what menu and select what?
    • A. 

      Format menu and select paragraph

    • B. 

      Tools menu and select options

    • C. 

      Edit menu and select repeat typing

    • D. 

      File menu and select page setup

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 43. 
    1.        In Microsoft Word, the cut procedure allows you to
    • A. 

      Copy selected text from the screen and temporarily place it on the clipboard

    • B. 

      Delete selected text from the screen and it is gone forever

    • C. 

      Cut or delete selected text from the screen and temporarily place it on the clipboard

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 44. 
    1.        In Microsoft Word, moving text is done by which method?
    • A. 

      Cut and Paste

    • B. 

      Drag and Drop

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 45. 
    1.        In Microsoft PowerPoint, what is the default layout for the first slide in every presentation?
    • A. 

      Title slide

    • B. 

      Bulleted list

    • C. 

      Blank

    • D. 

      Title only

  • 46. 
    1.        In Microsoft Word, center alignment is what?
    • A. 

      Text is centered between the left and right margins

    • B. 

      Text is aligned to the left margin

    • C. 

      Text is aligned to the right margin

    • D. 

      Text is centered vertically between the top and bottom margins

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 47. 
    1.        To select text in Microsoft Word you can?
    • A. 

      Use the keyboard by holding down the shift key and the arrow keys

    • B. 

      Use the keyboard in combination with the mouse

    • C. 

      Use the mouse by dragging the mouse pointer over the desired text

    • D. 

      All of Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above