Are You Computer Savvy? Quiz
Computer technologies have sprawled and evolved in recent decades. How much do you know about various computer concepts? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
How many bytes are there in one kilobyte?
What is the primary component of solid-state hard drives (SSDs)?
- tiny central processing units
- flash memory
- magnetic platters
Dual-core processors have how many processors on a single chip?
What kind of memory holds program data and programs temporarily?
The "F" on the keys at the top of your keyboard stands for what?
Computer chips are made primarily from what substance?
How are computer monitors measured?
What is a primary advantage of SSDs versus older magnetic hard drives?
- more reliable
- both of the above
How much data could a high-density floppy diskette store?
- 720 kilobytes
- 1.44 megabytes
- 2.8 megabytes
What is the most popular pointing device for contemporary computers?
In Windows, which keyboard key combination will display a task manager dialog box?
- Ctrl Delete Tab
- Alt Delete Shift
- Alt Ctrl Delete
The acronym PAN stands for what?
- personal area network
- powered aerial network
- personal audio node
What is the motherboard?
- a circuit board
- the primary video adapter
- the central processing unit that controls the computer
Which is not a type of DVD?
What important capability does Windows' Task Manager provide?
- the ability to find your programs
- the ability to swap back-and-forth between programs
- the ability to kill non-responsive programs
Traditional hard drives store data as magnetized particles on what kind of material?
- metal alloy
How many times can you write and rewrite data to flash memory?
- as many times as you want
- about 1,000 times
Windows 7 included what major evolutionary capability for desktop computers?
- touchscreen capability
- mobile-app interfaces
- simpler applications
Old-school parallel ports transferred data at what speed?
- 8 bits at a time
- 16 bits at a time
- 32 bits at a time
For huge, data-intensive projects, a large company might decide to use what kind of computer?
- a Mac
- a mainframe
- many interconnected laptops
Which of the following is a type of hardware firewall?
- Ethernet card
Which architecture is the foundation for all contemporary computers?
- Babbage architecture
- Von Neumann architecture
- Gates architecture
Supercomputers are optimized for what?
- to play chess
- to run many different processes concurrently
- to calculate a few problems as quickly as possible
What does NIC stand for?
- network intermediary cord
- network interface card
- nodal interface creation
As a computer starts up, it performs a POST, which stands for what?
- power-on startup tool
- power-on self-test
- power-on startup trial
Which security threat refers to faked emails that bait victims into revealing important information?
Virtual memory simulates what?
- additional RAM
- additional ROM
- additional graphics memory
What is the critical function of the chipset?
- It controls all memory functions.
- It is the computer's primary processor.
- It controls communication between the central processing unit and the rest of the computer components.
Read-only memory is permanently installed on which component?
- hard drive
A Trojan horse is a type of what?
- input device
- antivirus software