Basic Computer Quiz 2

Description: Basic Computer Quiz 2
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A 3xx (xx are numbers) POST error code indicates a problem with:

  1. hard drive

  2. keyboard

  3. monitor

  4. system board

  5. RAM

Correct Option: B

A missing pin in a dot matrix printer is the most likely cause of light and uneven printing.

  1. True

  2. False

Correct Option: B

The transfer corona uses this type of charge to attract toner to the paper.

  1. positive

  2. negative

  3. electromagnetic

  4. ESD

Correct Option: A

The maximum number of colors CGA will support is:

  1. 2

  2. 4

  3. 16

  4. 256

Correct Option: C

Which would provide the fastest access to video files?

  1. IDE

  2. EIDE

  3. SCSI

  4. Optical Drives

Correct Option: C
  1. Developer Induction Printer

  2. Dual Inline Package

  3. Durable Iclonic Plastic

  4. Dual Independent Processors

Correct Option: B

Socket 0 CPUs are not upgradeable.

  1. True

  2. False

Correct Option: B

MCA has a maximum speed of:

  1. 4.77 MHz

  2. 8 MHz

  3. 10 MHz

  4. 12 MHz

Correct Option: C

To solve this question, the user needs to know the full form of MCA and its maximum speed.

MCA stands for Micro Channel Architecture, which is a type of expansion bus used in computers. The maximum speed of MCA is measured in MHz (megahertz), which is a unit of frequency equal to one million hertz.

Now, let's go through each option and explain why it is right or wrong:

A. 4.77 MHz: This option is incorrect because 4.77 MHz is not the maximum speed of MCA. It is possible that some specific MCA devices may have operated at this frequency, but it is not the maximum speed.

B. 8 MHz: This option is incorrect because 8 MHz is not the maximum speed of MCA. While some early MCA devices may have run at this frequency, the maximum speed of MCA was higher than 8 MHz.

C. 10 MHz: This option is correct. The maximum speed of MCA is 10 MHz. This means that the MCA bus can transfer data at a rate of up to 10 million cycles per second.

D. 12 MHz: This option is incorrect because 12 MHz is not the maximum speed of MCA. The maximum speed of MCA is 10 MHz.

Therefore, the answer is: C. 10 MHz

The best grounding for a conductive work bench is a:

  1. Computer Chassis

  2. 12 V Battery

  3. Desk Leg

  4. AC Outlet

Correct Option: D

Some Microsoft officials are concerned about the growing popularity of Linux because:

  1. It's a better word processor than Microsoft Word.

  2. It could offer stiff competition to the Windows NT operating system.

  3. They prefer Dilbert to the Peanuts comic strip

  4. It provides faster Internet service than The Microsoft Network.

Correct Option: B

The first version of Intel's Celeron processor, introduced last spring, wasn't as popular as expected because:

  1. It lacked a level 2 cache, so performance was slower than expected.

  2. It wasn't compatible with Windows 98.

  3. There was a bug in its mathematical calculations.

  4. It sounds like a vegetable you'd leave on your plate.

Correct Option: A

Microsoft would like to put Sun Microsystems' Jini back in the bottle because:

  1. It's a better web browser than MS Internet Explorer.

  2. Microsoft has already used its three wishes.

  3. Jini devices aren't compatible with Windows 98.

  4. Jini devices would operate over a network without Windows.

Correct Option: D

According to a Microsoft VP, last summer's launch of Windows 98 was lower-key than the introduction of Window 95 three years ago because:

  1. It might antagonize the U.S. Justice Department.

  2. Tonight Show host Jay Leno demanded too much money to preside over the software launch.

  3. It didn't deserve the same kind of incredible euphoric celebration.

  4. There were insufficient funds in the marketing budget.

Correct Option: C

The Recording Industry Association of America announced a plan to let music lovers download hits from the Internet by Christmas 1999 because:

  1. It doesn't like the popular MP3 format for compressed digital audio.

  2. It plans to phase out music CDs over the next year.

  3. The plan will eliminate high packaging costs and allow songs to be sold for 10 cents apiece.

  4. It fears competition from Microsoft's WinMusic 2000.

Correct Option: A

Palm III is the current top-of-the-line handheld organizer from 3Com, but the company recently announced a new wireless model available in 1999 named:

  1. Palm IV

  2. Palm VII

  3. Razor

  4. Palm Trek 9: Insurrection.

Correct Option: B

Sun Microsystems' Java programming language was first used in a device that:

  1. Brewed delicious coffee.

  2. Operated as a handheld remote control.

  3. Connected a toaster to the Internet.

  4. Calculated spreadsheets in a palmtop computer.

Correct Option: B

Apache Software is:

  1. The largest software developer owned by native Americans.

  2. A leading developer of Java applications.

  3. A website that holds auctions for concert tickets.

  4. The most popular web server application.

Correct Option: D

Videotaped testimony of Bill Gates recently played in Washington, D.C.:

  1. May lead to impeachment hearings.

  2. Are featured in a top-selling videocassette.

  3. May lead to changes in Microsoft's business practices.

  4. Can be purchased on Microsoft's website.

Correct Option: C

Katmai is:

  1. The Japanese word for "pirated software."

  2. Powerful editing software for digital photographs.

  3. Code-name for a processor scheduled for release by Intel in 1999.

  4. A computer-controlled cat litter cleaner. CW

Correct Option: C
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