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Computer Hardware Quiz

Description: Computer Hardware Quiz
Number of Questions: 10
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Which of the following is NOT a type of motherboard expansion slot?

  1. ISA

  2. PCI

  3. AGP

  4. ATX


Correct Option: D

Which IRQ does COM1 commonly use?

  1. 3

  2. 4

  3. 6

  4. 7

  5. 14


Correct Option: B

Which of the following is NOT a type of computer hard drive?

  1. IDE

  2. FDD

  3. SCSI

  4. EIDE


Correct Option: B

Which of the following retains the information it's storing when the power to the system is turned off?

  1. CPU

  2. ROM

  3. RAM

  4. DRAM

  5. DIMM


Correct Option: B

How can you tell that a particular ribbon cable should only be used to connect a floppy drive?

  1. it's white

  2. it has a red line along one edge

  3. it's wider than all the other ribbon cables

  4. it has a twist in it


Correct Option: D

Which IRQ does the system timer commonly use?

  1. 0

  2. 1

  3. 5

  4. 10


Correct Option: A

What is BIOS an acronym for?

  1. bootstrap initial operating system

  2. basic input output startup

  3. boot initial operating startup

  4. basic input output system


Correct Option: D

Which of the following is NOT a type of RAM?

  1. SIMM

  2. DIMM

  3. ROM

  4. SLIPP


Correct Option: C

What does FDISK do?

  1. performs low-level formatting of the hard drive

  2. fixes bad sectors on the hard drive

  3. recovers lost clusters on the hard drive

  4. creates partitions on the hard drive


Correct Option: D

What type of connector is used to plug a telephone line into a modem?

  1. COM1

  2. RJ-45

  3. RJ-11

  4. RJ-10


Correct Option: C
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