Basic Hardware Quiz On CompTIA A+ Exam!

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This Basic Hardware quiz has been made to see whether you are completely prepared for the real exam. This practice test will help you pass by familiarizing you with the material and the ensuring that you know the structure of the CompTIA A+ Hardware Test. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following use a SO DIMM?
    • A. 

      Laptop

    • B. 

      Mainframe

    • C. 

      Desktop Computer

    • D. 

      Server

  • 2. 
    What is the most common type of memory found in a typical PC?
    • A. 

      ROM

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      DDR2

    • D. 

      DDR3

  • 3. 
    Where is the BIOS stored on a standard PC?
    • A. 

      SSD

    • B. 

      HDD

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      ROM

  • 4. 
    Which two form factors of motherboards are most commonly used today?
    • A. 

      ATX and ITX

    • B. 

      USB 2.0 and HDMI

    • C. 

      Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX

    • D. 

      Nano-ITX and Pico-ITX

  • 5. 
    Which of these is not a valid reason to install a new expansion card in your PC?
    • A. 

      To boost CPU performance

    • B. 

      To connect an extra monitor

    • C. 

      To increase the number of network interfaces

    • D. 

      To add a VGA connection

  • 6. 
    Which type of RAID array provides zero redundancy?
    • A. 

      RAID 1

    • B. 

      RAID 10

    • C. 

      RAID 0

    • D. 

      RAID 5

  • 7. 
    What is the name for modifying the contents of the BIOS?
    • A. 

      Overclocking

    • B. 

      PXE Boot

    • C. 

      Clocking

    • D. 

      Flashing

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is not a standard rotational speed found on a hard drive?
    • A. 

      5,400

    • B. 

      5,200

    • C. 

      7,200

    • D. 

      10,000

  • 9. 
    What is the purpose of a heat sink on a motherboard?
    • A. 

      To provide a protective covering for hot components on the motherboard

    • B. 

      To pull the heat out of a very hot device into the fins of the heat sink

    • C. 

      To protect you from touching hot parts on the motherboard

    • D. 

      To provide a centralized location for all of the hot components on the motherboard

  • 10. 
    Who are the two biggest x86 processor manufacturers in existence?
    • A. 

      Intel and AMD

    • B. 

      AMD and Sun

    • C. 

      AMD and IBM

    • D. 

      Intel and Apple