Basic Input Output System(BIOS) Quizzes

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Basic Input Output System(BIOS) Quizzes

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  • 1. 
    What is the first job the Basic Input Output System(BIOS) does at start-up?
    • A. 

      Run memory byte count

    • B. 

      Test for parity errors

    • C. 

      Load instructions to RAM

    • D. 

      Run the power-on-self-test

  • 2. 
    Which original component was very susceptible to damage from electrostatic discharge?
    • A. 

      Read only memory(ROM)

    • B. 

      Basic Input Output System

    • C. 

      Complimentary metal-oxide semiconductor(CMOS)

    • D. 

      EEPROM

  • 3. 
    Which component uses a lithium battery to maintain computer settings when power is removed?
    • A. 

      ROM

    • B. 

      BIOS

    • C. 

      CMOS

    • D. 

      EEPROM

  • 4. 
    What is considered as nonvolatile permanent memory?
    • A. 

      ROM

    • B. 

      BIOS

    • C. 

      CMOS

    • D. 

      EEPROM

  • 5. 
    What is a form of firmware that contains the computer's startup instructions?
    • A. 

      BIOS

    • B. 

      CMOS

    • C. 

      Cache

    • D. 

      EEPROM

  • 6. 
    What static RAM(SRAM) uses special applications in a CPU?
    • A. 

      BIOS

    • B. 

      CMOS

    • C. 

      Cache

    • D. 

      EEPROM

  • 7. 
    On most modern computers, which has two or three levels of memory?
    • A. 

      CMOS

    • B. 

      Cache

    • C. 

      DDRAM

    • D. 

      EEPROM

  • 8. 
    Actively sampling the status of an external device by a client program is known as
    • A. 

      Polling

    • B. 

      Signaling

    • C. 

      Processing

    • D. 

      Multitasking

  • 9. 
    What is defined as an asynchronous signal from a computer hardware device indicating the need for attention from a central processing unit(CPU) or a synchronous event?
    • A. 

      Cache

    • B. 

      Buffer

    • C. 

      Interface

    • D. 

      Interrupt

  • 10. 
    What interrupt request(IRQ) line number is normally used for the floppy disk controller?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      8

  • 11. 
    Which term describes that data is whole or complete?
    • A. 

      Driver

    • B. 

      Parity bit

    • C. 

      Data Integrity

    • D. 

      Error Correction

  • 12. 
    What is considered as a technique or method of checking data integrity?
    • A. 

      Asynchronous

    • B. 

      Parity bit

    • C. 

      Interrupt

    • D. 

      Fault

  • 13. 
    Which is a very simple example of an error detecting code?
    • A. 

      Interrupt

    • B. 

      Parity bit

    • C. 

      Asynchronous

    • D. 

      Data Integrity

  • 14. 
    What component initializes communication with all hardware devices and sends a message if a keyboard or mouse is not found?
    • A. 

      ROM

    • B. 

      BIOS

    • C. 

      CMOS

    • D. 

      EEPROM

  • 15. 
    Which is a small, low-level program used by the computer operating system to interact with hardware devices?
    • A. 

      BIOS

    • B. 

      Driver

    • C. 

      Parity

    • D. 

      Interrupt

  • 16. 
    Static electricity remains intact until it is
    • A. 

      Absorbed

    • B. 

      Dissolved

    • C. 

      Discharged

    • D. 

      Neutralized

  • 17. 
    Under what class of electrostatic discharge(ESD) would an item fall if it was sensitive to 900 volts?
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      IV

  • 18. 
    Electrostatic discharge(ESD) items sensitive to more than 4,000 but less than 15,000 volts fall into category
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      IV

  • 19. 
    What measure would you take to prevent the build up of static electricity?
    • A. 

      Ground the ESDS device

    • B. 

      Check the relative humidity level

    • C. 

      Disconnect the circuit from the device

    • D. 

      Turn the power switch to the off position

  • 20. 
    What is the first step you must take when either installing or removing an electrostatic discharge sensitive(ESDS) device?
    • A. 

      Ground the ESDS device

    • B. 

      Check the relative humidity level

    • C. 

      Disconnect the circuit from the device

    • D. 

      Turn the power switch to the off position

  • 21. 
    The process of collecting and analyzing data to determine the cause of an operational failure and how to prevent it from recurring is called?
    • A. 

      Fault isolation

    • B. 

      Event evaluation

    • C. 

      Process investigation

    • D. 

      Analytical consideration

  • 22. 
    In which troubleshooting step would you determine which conditions are present?
    • A. 

      Define the problem

    • B. 

      Isolate the problem

    • C. 

      Resolve the problem

    • D. 

      Confirm the resolution

  • 23. 
    In which troubleshooting step would you confirm a dilemma exists?
    • A. 

      Define the problem

    • B. 

      Isolate the problem

    • C. 

      Resolve the problem

    • D. 

      Confirm the resolution

  • 24. 
    In which troubleshooting step would you identify likely causes and eliminate unlikely causes?
    • A. 

      Define the problem

    • B. 

      Isolate the problem

    • C. 

      Resolve the problem

    • D. 

      Confirm the resolution

  • 25. 
    In which troubleshooting step would you review the case history and assure no steps were missed?
    • A. 

      Define the problem

    • B. 

      Isolate the problem

    • C. 

      Resolve the problem

    • D. 

      Confirm the resolution

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