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Computer Hardware Quiz

Description: Computer Hardware Quiz
Number of Questions: 10
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Tags: hardware

Which of the following is NOT a type of motherboard expansion slot?

  1. ISA

  2. PCI

  3. AGP

  4. ATX

Answer: 4

Which IRQ does COM1 commonly use?

  1. 3

  2. 4

  3. 6

  4. 7

  5. 14

Answer: 2

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

  1. IDE

  2. FDD

  3. SCSI

  4. EIDE

Answer: 2

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

Answer: 2

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

Answer: 4

Which IRQ does the system timer commonly use?

  1. 0

  2. 1

  3. 5

  4. 10

Answer: 1

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

Answer: 4

Which of the following is NOT a type of RAM?

  1. SIMM

  2. DIMM

  3. ROM

  4. SLIPP

Answer: 3

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

Answer: 4

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

Answer: 3
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