Computer Hardware Trivia: MCQ Quiz!

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Computer Hardware Trivia: MCQ Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    These ergonomic keyboards are designed to be held like a game controller, and can be used as such, instead of laid out flat on top of a table surface.
    • A. 

      Handheld

    • B. 

      Thumb sized

    • C. 

      Flexible

    • D. 

      Standard

  • 2. 
    He is the inventor who developed the QWERTY layout.
    • A. 

      Christopher Sholes

    • B. 

      Charles Babbage

    • C. 

      Linus Torvalds

    • D. 

      Vannevar Bush

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is a modifier key that can only be found on Apple and Macintosh keyboard?
    • A. 

      Command Key

    • B. 

      Control Key

    • C. 

      Shift Key

    • D. 

      ESC Key

  • 4. 
    A pointing device consisting of a ball held by a socket containing sensors.
    • A. 

      Track Ball

    • B. 

      Track Pad

    • C. 

      Ball-point Mouse

    • D. 

      Switch

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT a cursor key?
    • A. 

      ESC Key

    • B. 

      Tab Key

    • C. 

      Insert Key

    • D. 

      Lock Key

  • 6. 
    Used to return the cursor to the beginning of the line where the cursor is located.
    • A. 

      Home Key

    • B. 

      Tab Key

    • C. 

      Insert Key

    • D. 

      Lock Key

  • 7. 
    This key is used to discard the character ahead of the cursor's position, moving all following characters one position "back" towards the freed place.
    • A. 

      Delete Key

    • B. 

      Tab Key

    • C. 

      Insert Key

    • D. 

      Lock Key

  • 8. 
    This key is located one in the alphanumeric keys and the other one is in the numeric keys.
    • A. 

      Enter Key

    • B. 

      Home Key

    • C. 

      Delete Key

    • D. 

      Insert Key

  • 9. 
    The keyboard layout that was patented by August Dvorak on when?
    • A. 

      1936

    • B. 

      1937

    • C. 

      1942

    • D. 

      1980

  • 10. 
    The definitive ancestor of all key-based text entry devices.
    • A. 

      Typewriters

    • B. 

      Teletypes

    • C. 

      Teleprinters

    • D. 

      Pterotypes

  • 11. 
    A Trackball is an input device consisting of a stick that pivots on a base and reports its angle or direction to the device it is controlling.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The AZERTY layout is used in Qatar, UAE and some neighboring countries.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Other term for projection keyboard is "On-Screen Keyboard".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Computer Hardware is the physical, tangible parts or components of a computer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The input device is a piece of computer hardware equipment used to provide data and control signals to an information processing system such as a computer or information appliance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    On the Macintosh and Apple keyboards, the modifier keys are the Option key and Command key, respectively.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Triple clicks are far less common in traditional navigation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Break/Pause key origins go back to teleprinter users, who wanted a key that would temporarily interrupt the communications line.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Navigation keys include a variety of keys which move the cursor to different positions on the screen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Arrow keys are programmed to move the cursor in a specified direction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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