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Example Questions

   

 

This section of the tutorial contains some example questions. You can tell which answer is correct by pointing at it with the mouse cursor: correct answers will highlight.

1) Which of these is not a microcomputer?

a) desktop

b) laptop

c) mainframe

d) handheld PC

 

2) Another name for the main circuit board of a personal computer is...

a) RAM board

b) peripheral board

c) motherboard

d) central processing chip

 

3) The first general purpose computer that could be programmed was the

a) IBM PC

b) Altair

c) HOOVERVAC

d) ENIAC

 

4) The first microprocessor chip was developed by

a) IBM

b) Apple

c) Motorola

d) Intel

 

5) A personal computer is a

a) microcomputer

b) terminal

c) Personal Digital Assistant

d) mainframe

 

6) Which of these is not designed to be portable?

a) notebook computer

b) PDA

c) laptop computer

d) minicomputer

 

7) Which of these would NOT be classified as system software

a) Microsoft Word

b) Microsoft Windows

c) device drivers

d) hard disk recovery utility

 

8) Which of these would NOT be classified as application software?

a) Microsoft Excel

b) Microsoft Access

c) Macintosh OS X

d) Adobe Photoshop

 

9) If your computer reports that a file has a size of one kilobyte, then how much space it is using?

a) 8 bytes

b) 1,024 bytes

c) 1,048,576 bytes

d) exactly 1,000 bytes

 

10) The code used to store letters in the form of numbers in a computer.

a) ROM code

b) ASCII

c) PCMCIA

d) SCSI

 

11) Which component are you unlikely to find as part of a motherboard?

a) ROM

b) CPU

c) CMOS memory

d) CD-ROM

 

12) A computer must be capable of doing all of these things except...

a) electrolyze data

b) output data

c) process data

d) store data

 

13) Which of these is not an output device?

a) monitor

b) microphone

c) laser printer

d) LCD display

 

14) Which of these is a pointing device?

a) laser printer

b) touch pad

c) data bus

d) decimal point

 

15) You could measure a microprocessor’s clock speed in...

a) gigabytes

b) AvisHertz

c) bits per second

d) gigahertz

 

16) CPU stands for:

a) Computation Procedure Unit

b) Chip Production Utility

c) Computer Programmers Union

d) Central Processing Unit

 

17) Which of these is volatile?

a) ROM

b) RAM

c) PRAM

d) BIOS

 

18) Which type of memory holds data that does not change?

a) ROM

b) RAM

c) ASCII

d) CMOS

 

19) A CD-ROM can hold approximately

a) 1.44 megabytes

b) 250 gigabytes

c) 670 megabytes

d) 1.44 gigabytes

 

20) This device stores data by magnetizing tiny spots on a metal disk.

a) CD-ROM disk drive

b) hard disk drive

c) USB Flash Drive

d) DVD disc drive

 

21) Which of these can a personal computer NOT write data on?

a) CD-ROM

b) hard disk

c) Zip disk

d) CD-RW

 

22) These are small expansion cards that can be inserted into many laptop computers.

a) SCSIS cards

b) ASCII cards

c) PCMCIA cards

d) CPU cards

 

23) This is a common networking technology.

a) IEEE 1492

b) Ethernet

c) PCI

d) SCSI

 

24) Which of these ports would you most likely use to connect a keyboard to a personal computer?

a) Parallel port

b) SCSI

c) USB

d) PCMCIA port

 

25) A device that converts digital computer data to analog signals for telecommunications.

a) modem

b) Ethernet card

c) web browser

d) I/O port

 

26) A device with a display and a keyboard, but no independent processing power.

a) Dumb PC

b) LAN

c) workstation

d) terminal

 

   

 

 

 

       
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