# A Trivia Quiz On Storage Devices!

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• 1.

### Which of the following is the smallest unit of data which can be stored?

• A.

Byte

• B.

Bit

• C.

Kilobyte

• D.

Megabyte

B. Bit
Explanation
A bit is the smallest unit of data that can be stored. It represents a binary digit, which can have a value of either 0 or 1. A byte, kilobyte, and megabyte are all larger units of data storage, with a byte consisting of 8 bits. Therefore, the correct answer is bit.

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• 2.

### Out of these, which has the smallest size 1. Kilobyte 2. Byte 3. Megabyte 4. Terabyte 5. Gigabyte 6. Bit

Bit, 6 Byte Kilobyte Megabyte Gigabyte Terabyte
Explanation
The units of storage are listed in increasing order of size, starting with the smallest unit (bit) and ending with the largest unit (terabyte).

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• 3.

### The word 'bit' is made up of 'Binary Digit'. True or false?

True
Explanation
The statement is true. The word "bit" is indeed made up of the term "Binary Digit". In computing and digital systems, a bit is the basic unit of information, representing a value of either 0 or 1. It is derived from the term "binary digit" because it is used to represent information in binary form, which is a base-2 numeral system. Therefore, the given answer is correct.

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• 4.

### The correct size of a kilobyte is

• A.

1024 megabytes

• B.

1000 megabytes

• C.

1024 bytes

• D.

1000 bytes

D. 1000 bytes
Explanation
The correct size of a kilobyte is 1000 bytes. In computer storage, a kilobyte is equal to 1000 bytes, not 1024 bytes as commonly believed. This is because computer storage is based on the decimal system, where each unit is multiplied by 10. However, in some contexts, such as computer memory, a kilobyte is considered to be 1024 bytes due to the binary nature of memory addressing.

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• 5.

### ROM is 'volatile' memory. True or false?

False
Explanation
The given statement is false. ROM (Read-Only Memory) is a non-volatile memory, meaning it retains its data even when the power is turned off. Unlike volatile memory such as RAM (Random Access Memory), ROM is used to store permanent data that cannot be altered or erased easily. Examples of ROM include firmware in electronic devices and the initial boot-up instructions for a computer system.

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• 6.

### ROM stores the computer starts- up instructions called the BIOS. True or false?

True
Explanation
ROM (Read-Only Memory) is a type of computer memory that stores data that cannot be modified or erased. It is non-volatile memory, meaning it retains its data even when the computer is turned off. One of the important functions of ROM is to store the computer's start-up instructions, known as the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System). Therefore, the statement that ROM stores the computer start-up instructions called the BIOS is true.

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• 7.

### RAM is volatile memory. True or false?

True
Explanation
RAM stands for Random Access Memory, and it is indeed a type of volatile memory. Volatile memory refers to the temporary storage of data that is lost when the power is turned off or interrupted. RAM is used by computers to store data that is actively being used by the CPU, allowing for quick access and processing. As soon as the power is cut off, the data stored in RAM is lost. Therefore, the statement "RAM is volatile memory" is true.

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• 8.

### Which of the following is NOT one of the jobs of RAM?

• A.

Storing the modules that are needed to make your applications work

• B.

Letting you switch between different windows which you have open

• C.

Storing the data that you are working on

• D.

Storing the instructions to start the computer up

D. Storing the instructions to start the computer up
Explanation
RAM, or Random Access Memory, is a type of computer memory that is used to temporarily store data that is actively being used by the computer. It allows for fast access and retrieval of data, making it crucial for the smooth functioning of applications and multitasking. However, storing the instructions to start the computer up is not one of the jobs of RAM. This task is performed by the computer's firmware or BIOS, which is stored in a separate type of memory called ROM (Read-Only Memory). Therefore, the correct answer is "Storing the instructions to start the computer up".

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• 9.

### Which of the following would be a likely size for the amount of RAM which would be installed in a computer?

• A.

1 megabyte

• B.

1 kilobyte

• C.

1 gigabyte

• D.

1 byte

C. 1 gigabyte
Explanation
A likely size for the amount of RAM installed in a computer would be 1 gigabyte. RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that is used to store data that the computer is actively using. It is temporary storage that allows the computer to quickly access and manipulate data. 1 gigabyte of RAM is a common size for modern computers as it provides enough memory to handle multiple tasks and run applications smoothly.

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• 10.

### The hard disk stores the applications that you regularly use on your computer. True or false?

True
Explanation
The hard disk is a storage device that is used to store data, including the applications that are installed on a computer. When you install an application, it is typically stored on the hard disk, allowing you to access and use it whenever needed. Therefore, the statement "The hard disk stores the applications that you regularly use on your computer" is true.

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• 11.

### A hard disk is an optical storage device. True or false?

False
Explanation
A hard disk is not an optical storage device. It is a magnetic storage device that uses spinning disks to store and retrieve data. Optical storage devices, on the other hand, use lasers to read and write data on optical discs such as CDs and DVDs. Therefore, the statement that a hard disk is an optical storage device is false.

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• 12.

### A typical size for a hard disk installed in a computer would be...

• A.

120 gigabytes

• B.

120 bytes

• C.

120 kilobytes

• D.

120 megabytes

A. 120 gigabytes
Explanation
A typical size for a hard disk installed in a computer would be 120 gigabytes. This is because hard disks in modern computers typically have large storage capacities, measured in gigabytes. 120 gigabytes would provide ample space for storing various files, documents, applications, and media.

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• 13.

### A floppy disk is a magnetic storage device. True or false?

True
Explanation
A floppy disk is indeed a magnetic storage device. It uses a thin, flexible magnetic disk enclosed in a protective plastic casing. This disk is capable of storing data magnetically, allowing for the reading and writing of information. Floppy disks were commonly used in the past for storing and transferring files, but they have become obsolete with the advent of more advanced storage technologies such as USB drives and cloud storage.

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• 14.

### Floppy disk store how much data?

• A.

1.44 megabytes

• B.

1.44 kilobytes

• C.

1.44 bytes

• D.

1.44 gigabytes

A. 1.44 megabytes
Explanation
A floppy disk is capable of storing 1.44 megabytes of data. This was the standard storage capacity for floppy disks commonly used in the late 20th century. Floppy disks were a popular portable storage medium before the advent of USB flash drives and other modern storage technologies.

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• 15.

### A zip disk is an optical storage device. True or false?

False
Explanation
A zip disk is not an optical storage device, but a magnetic storage device. It uses magnetic storage technology to store data, unlike optical storage devices such as CDs or DVDs which use lasers to read and write data. Therefore, the statement "A zip disk is an optical storage device" is false.

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• 16.

### Zip drives are usually installed into most computers. True or false?

False
Explanation
The statement is false because Zip drives are not usually installed into most computers. Zip drives were a type of removable storage device that were popular in the 1990s and early 2000s, but they have since become obsolete. Most computers nowadays do not come with built-in Zip drives, and they are not commonly used or installed in modern computers.

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• 17.

### Which of the following is true? A magnetic tape is...

• A.

An optical device with random access

• B.

A magnetic device with random access

• C.

An optical device with serial access

• D.

A magnetic device with serial access

D. A magnetic device with serial access
Explanation
A magnetic tape is a storage device that uses magnetism to store and retrieve data. It is commonly used for sequential access, meaning that data is accessed in a linear manner from start to end. This makes it suitable for applications such as backup and archival storage, where data is written once and accessed infrequently. Therefore, the statement "a magnetic device with serial access" is true.

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• 18.

### If you want to be able to save your files over and over again to the same CD, which of the following types of CD would you need to use?

• A.

CD-WORM

• B.

CD-RW

• C.

CD-ROM

• D.

CD-DVD

B. CD-RW
Explanation
To save files over and over again to the same CD, you would need to use a CD-RW (Compact Disc Re-Writable). CD-RW discs allow data to be written, erased, and rewritten multiple times, making them suitable for repeated use. CD-WORM (Write Once Read Many) discs can only be written once and cannot be rewritten, CD-ROM (Read-Only Memory) discs are not rewritable at all, and CD-DVD is not a valid type of CD.

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• 19.

### How much data can a CD store?

• A.

650 megabytes

• B.

650 kilobytes

• C.

650 bytes

• D.

650 gigabytes

A. 650 megabytes
Explanation
A CD can store up to 650 megabytes of data. CDs are a type of optical disc that use laser technology to read and write data. They have a storage capacity of approximately 700 megabytes, but some of this space is used for file system overhead and formatting, resulting in an actual usable storage capacity of around 650 megabytes. Kilobytes and bytes are much smaller units of measurement and cannot store as much data as a CD. Gigabytes, on the other hand, are much larger units and exceed the storage capacity of a CD.

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• 20.

### A DVD is an optical storage device. True or false?

True
Explanation
A DVD is indeed an optical storage device. DVDs use laser technology to read and write data on a disc coated with a reflective layer. This allows for large amounts of data to be stored and accessed quickly. The information on a DVD is read by a DVD player or drive, which uses the laser to interpret the data stored on the disc. Therefore, the statement that a DVD is an optical storage device is true.

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