Computer Technology Trivia Knowledge Test! Quiz

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Technology Quizzes & Trivia

Computers have made life more accessible than before, and technology has played a significant role in upgrading it. The modern era has changed after the advent of new technology related to computers, smartphones, laptops, etc. But how many of you know about technology related facts? Hope very few. Take this quiz to test your knowledge about computer hardware and software functions. Let's begin. All the best!


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  • 1. 
    This is a application that is used for composing letters, writing reports, and presenting typed material
    • A. 

      Spread Sheet

    • B. 

      Data Base

    • C. 

      Word Processor

    • D. 

      Web Browser

  • 2. 
    CMOS and BIOS are...
    • A. 

      Basic Input/Output Systems on a computer. They help tell the computer how to communicate with the different devices on the computer

    • B. 

      The Operating System

    • C. 

      The Audio and Graphics cards of the computer

    • D. 

      The power supply of a computer

  • 3. 
    Why is there a battery in the desktop computer?
    • A. 

      To power the computer when it is unplugged

    • B. 

      To save basic setup information from CMOS/BIOS and to keep the system clock going in a power outage

    • C. 

      To charge the power supply

    • D. 

      It runs the CPU during warm up.

  • 4. 
    This is a program that is based on a grid. It is very useful for doing calculations quickly and is good at organizing numerical data and making graphs but isn't very good at organizing written data.
    • A. 

      Database

    • B. 

      Word processor

    • C. 

      Spreadsheet

    • D. 

      Presentation Software

  • 5. 
    This is software designed to inform people who are watching the screen about a specific topic. Sometimes this software is interactive, other times it is run on a mouse click or timing. It blocks out all other programs on the screen to display it's information.
    • A. 

      Word Processor

    • B. 

      Spreadsheet

    • C. 

      Database

    • D. 

      Presentation Software

  • 6. 
    The most common Office Suite. This contains Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Power point.
    • A. 

      Microsoft Office

    • B. 

      Word Perfect

    • C. 

      Microsoft Windows

    • D. 

      Apple

  • 7. 
    This is the lowest form of software on the hard disk. It tells the computer how to use it's devices, maintains the drivers and allows other software to run within it. Linux, Windows, and Apple are all examples of these.
    • A. 

      Presentation Software

    • B. 

      Driver Packs

    • C. 

      Operating System

    • D. 

      Download

  • 8. 
    This is the process of transfering data from a remote source such as the internet onto your computer
    • A. 

      Upload

    • B. 

      Download

    • C. 

      Front load

    • D. 

      FTP

  • 9. 
    This is the device that stores most of the information in a computer
    • A. 

      Hard disk

    • B. 

      Keyboard

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      CPU

  • 10. 
    This is the short term memory of a computer. This accessed faster than from a hard drive or other device. When the computer turns off or reboots this type of memory is cleared
    • A. 

      ROM

    • B. 

      Hard disk

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      CPU

  • 11. 
    This is the term for a box on the top of web pages and dialog boxes that allow you to move to different sections in the dialog box. For instance it might list "Formatting, Shading, Borders" and items related to that topic will be displayed if you click on it
    • A. 

      Icon

    • B. 

      Menu

    • C. 

      Tab

    • D. 

      File

  • 12. 
    On windows PCs, the shortcut key to switch between menus is
    • A. 

      Alt-Tab

    • B. 

      Windows Key-M

    • C. 

      Alt-Ctrl-Delete

    • D. 

      Alt-Shift

  • 13. 
    By hitting the insert key, you can switch between what?
    • A. 

      Writing over the text after the cursor or inserting text before the text

    • B. 

      Pasting from the clipboard

    • C. 

      Bringing to cursor to the beginning or end of the paragraph

    • D. 

      Between capital and lower case letters.

  • 14. 
    The num lock button's primary function is...
    • A. 

      Preventing numbers from moving around

    • B. 

      To switch from capital to lowercase letters

    • C. 

      To switch between using the numerical keypad as arrow keys and using it as numbers

    • D. 

      Home key

  • 15. 
    The key near alt and ctrl on most keyboards. This key opens the 'start' menu and can be used for various functions
    • A. 

      Windows key

    • B. 

      Space Bar

    • C. 

      Format

    • D. 

      Backslash

  • 16. 
    This is a term for a set of letters that are drawn in a certain way.
    • A. 

      Symbol

    • B. 

      Font

    • C. 

      Paragraph

    • D. 

      Alphanumeric

  • 17. 
    This is a picture, text or other thing on a website you can click on to access other websites
    • A. 

      Refresh

    • B. 

      Link

    • C. 

      Task Bar

    • D. 

      History

  • 18. 
    At the very bottom of windows systems there is a list of different open windows and the start button. This is called...
    • A. 

      Task Bar

    • B. 

      Start button

    • C. 

      Address bar

    • D. 

      Bottom Menu Thingy

  • 19. 
    Which of these techniques will result in the most secure password
    • A. 

      Replacing letters with other things( IE replacing S with $)

    • B. 

      Making sure not to use simple words

    • C. 

      Including both numbers and letters

    • D. 

      Adjusting the case of the text in the middle of the password

    • E. 

      All of these are great techniques for making passwords harder to guess.

  • 20. 
    An applet or flash document are...
    • A. 

      Things on websites that are often interactive or animated

    • B. 

      A powerpoint presentation

    • C. 

      A sound file

    • D. 

      A video

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is not an example of a image file
    • A. 

      JPG

    • B. 

      TIF

    • C. 

      BMP

    • D. 

      DOC

  • 22. 
    This is the type of file that is usually a program to be run by the computer. The code is executed and it is dangerous to run these if you do not know the source
    • A. 

      Virus

    • B. 

      Exe

    • C. 

      Jpg

    • D. 

      Sound

  • 23. 
    It is not possible to get a virus unless the code is executed. This means that you can't get a virus from an AVI(video), MP3(audio), txt(text), or from the e-mail itself
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Some programs have bugs in them that allow people to hack your machine and install viruses and other programs without your knowledge
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Crayon

    • B. 

      Macro

    • C. 

      Website

    • D. 

      Mouse

  • 26. 
    This is the icon or command on a web browser that allows you to re-download a website.
    • A. 

      Refresh/Reload

    • B. 

      Back

    • C. 

      Forward

    • D. 

      Home

  • 27. 
    This is the number composed of four numbers separated by periods(IE 12.23.445.22) that the internet uses to direct information to your computer.
    • A. 

      IP address

    • B. 

      E-mail address

    • C. 

      FTP server

  • 28. 
    The precusors to the internet were originally developed as...
    • A. 

      A project of Al Gore

    • B. 

      A way of decentralizing data in case of a nuclear strike

    • C. 

      A colaboration between many phone companies

    • D. 

      A way of collecting census data.

  • 29. 
     A secret word or phrase used to access information stored on a computer or computer network.
    • A. 

      Authentication Number

    • B. 

      Username

    • C. 

      Password

    • D. 

      Domain name

  • 30. 
    A system of computers linked together to share data, software, and hardware.
    • A. 

      Network

    • B. 

      Power Supply

    • C. 

      Domain Server

    • D. 

      URL

  • 31. 
    This is the most common port for attaching peripherals onto a PC. iPods, Zunes, Flash drives, and more all use this.
    • A. 

      PCI slot

    • B. 

      VGA

    • C. 

      PS/2

    • D. 

      USB(Universal Serial Bus)

  • 32. 
    A search for specific data. It implies that any condition can be searched for using them Search operators AND, OR, and NOT. This is often used by search engines such as Google or Yahoo
    • A. 

      Toggle Search

    • B. 

      Boolean Search

    • C. 

      URL Search

    • D. 

      E-mail Search

  • 33. 
    This is the metaphor to portray file systems on the computer’s home screen. It consists of pictures, called icons, which show files, folders, and various types of documents. You can arrange the icons on the electronic desktop to suit your particular needs.
    • A. 

      Start Menu

    • B. 

      Desktop

    • C. 

      C:\ (Pronounced "C drive")

    • D. 

      Windows

  • 34. 
    This is something that is a box on your screen. It can usually be minimized, maximized, and moved around. You can have many of these on the screen at once
    • A. 

      Windows

    • B. 

      Desktop

    • C. 

      Icon

    • D. 

      Folder

  • 35. 
    This is a place where files can be stored in an organized manner. You can put these within each other and move them around.
    • A. 

      Icon

    • B. 

      Folder or Directory

    • C. 

      C prompt

    • D. 

      Peripheral

  • 36. 
    Any device that you can attach to a computer. This can be an input, output or sometimes it just draws power from the computer.
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Monitor

    • C. 

      Printer

    • D. 

      Peripheral

  • 37. 
    If you right click on an icon or object, what usually happens?
    • A. 

      It opens up

    • B. 

      It pulls up a list of various things you can do with that icon or object

    • C. 

      You double click

  • 38. 
    This is the basic data layout on a device. This tells a computer how exactly it should store data on the device such as a hard drive, floppy disk, SD card or flash drive and how to read it. By reseting this, you can effectively delete all the data on a drive. Usually it is still there, but the computer no longer knows how to read it.
    • A. 

      Floppy

    • B. 

      Hard Drive

    • C. 

      Erase

    • D. 

      Format