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  1. The Computer System Review Game

  2. Directions: • Read each of the following questions and corresponding answer choices. • Click on the answer that you think best responds to each question. • Write down any questions that you get wrong. Be sure to study these!!!

  3. Allison turned her computer on, but nothing happened. What is Allison’s computer most likely missing? A. Application software B. Operating system C. Keyboard D. Monitor

  4. The CPU can be found inside of which piece of hardware? A. Monitor B. Computer case C. Printer D. Disk drive

  5. Joe needs to produce a hard copy of his report. Which hardware device should he use? A. CD-ROM B. Monitor C. Printer D. Scanner

  6. What are the circuits that act as the “brain” of the computer? A. CLS B. CPU C. RAM D. ROM

  7. What is the metal and plastic case that houses the main system components of the computer called? A. Computer case B. Floppy Drive C. Monitor D. Speaker

  8. What electronic device receives, processes, stores data, and then produces a result? A. Computer B. Hardware C. Printer D. Software

  9. What part of a computer is a machine that prints character or other images on paper? A. Keyboard B. Mouse C. Printer D. Speaker

  10. What part of a computer contains keys that are used to input data into a computer? A. Keyboard B. Mouse C. Printer D. Speaker

  11. What part of the computer is used to view work that has been entered into the computer? A. Keyboard B. Monitor C. Mouse D. Printer

  12. Tracy needs to type an essay for language arts class. What type of software should she use? A. Spreadsheet B. Database C. Graphics D. Word processing

  13. When information is entered into the computer, the computer has done what? A. Cleaned data B. Processed data C. Received data D. Stored data

  14. When information is stored in the computer’s memory or on disk, the computer has done what? A. Cleaned data B. Processed data C. Received data D. Stored data

  15. Which piece of hardware controls the pointer on the screen? A. Keyboard B. Mouse C. Printer D. Scanner

  16. John has a picture of his family that he wants to include in a document. What piece of hardware will allow him to do this? A. Keyboard B. Mouse C. Printer D. Scanner

  17. What does a CD-ROM drive allow the user to do? A. Read B. Store C. Track D. Write

  18. Floppy diskettes have the capacity to hold about how much data? A. 1 GB B. 1.44 GB C. 1 MB D. 1.44 MB

  19. What piece of hardware is used to produce a paper or hard copy of the processing results? A. Keyboard B. Monitor C. Printer D. Speaker

  20. What hardware device must the user have to hear output? A. CD-ROM B. Mouse C. Printer D. Speaker

  21. Which type of storage device allows the user to store the most data? A. CD-ROM B. Floppy disk C. Cassette drive D. Tape drive

  22. What hardware device produces a soft copy? A. CD-ROM B. Monitor C. Printer D. Scanner

  23. Jessica wants to listen to her new CD on her computer but does not want to disturb the other students in the library. What output device could she use? A. Monitor B. Headphones C. Printer D. Projector

  24. Which type of storage method allows the user to store the most data? A. Hard drive B. CD-ROM C. Floppy disk D. Cassette

  25. What does CD-ROM stand for? A. Change Drives-Read Only Memory B. Compact Data-Right On Memory C. Compact Disc-Read Only Memory D. Compact Disk-Right Of Memory

  26. A computer does all of the following EXCEPT: A. Codes data B. Processes data C. Receives data D. Stores data

  27. Alex’s teacher has asked him to review the soft copy of his document. Which piece of hardware should he look at? A. Printer B. Monitor C. Speaker D. Scanner

  28. Judy got a new computer for her birthday. What would be the BEST thing for her to do before using it? A. Call the manufacturer B. Plug it in immediately C. Read the instructions D. Throw out the instructions

  29. Which is NOT a proper care technique for both CD-ROMs and disks? A. Avoid hot and cold locations B. Make a back-up copy of your files C. Keep a drink beside your computer D. Store in a protective cover

  30. What should be kept away from the computer at all times? A. Disks and backups B. Food and drink C. Books and manuals D. Pens and pencils

  31. What would be the BEST use of a CD-ROM drive? A. Using it as a cup holder B. Saving your homework C. Entering information into the computer D. Processing the information that has been entered into the computer

  32. What should you NOT do while the disk drive is running? A. Make a backup B. Remove the disk C. Save another file D. Scan for viruses

  33. Which should you keep near your computer? A. Instruction manuals B. Extreme heat C. Food and drink D. Magnets

  34. True or false, printers can only print documents in black and white? A. True B. False

  35. True or false, you can operate a computer without a mouse? A. True B. False

  36. Which ISNOT a computer part? A. CPU B. Keyboard C. Mouse D. Remote

  37. Which is a good strategy to use with computers? A. Avoid dusty locations B. Avoid regular virus checks C. Cover vents on the CPU D. Place magnets on CPU’s side

  38. What type of software works with the operating system to perform word processing, database, and spreadsheet tasks? A. Application B. Graphics C. Operating system D. Utility

  39. If you wanted to keep track of your allowance and spending, what type of software would you use? A. Database B. Spreadsheet C. Word processing D. Utility

  40. What is the physical equipment that can be touched? A. Hardware B. Input C. Software D. Storage

  41. What are the instructions that tell the computer what to do? A. Hardware B. Input C. Software D. Storage

  42. Which type of application software is used to key a document? A. ClipArt B. Database C. Spreadsheet D. Word processing

  43. Which application software would create an electronic filing system? A. Database B. Graphics C. Spreadsheet D. Word processing

  44. Which type of software controls the operation of a computer system? A. Application B. Graphics C. Operating system D. Utility

  45. What application software is used to write letters and reports? A. Database B. Graphics C. Spreadsheet D. Word processing

  46. An electronic card catalog is an example of which type of application software? A. Spreadsheet B. Word processing C. Database D. Graphics

  47. What kind of computer is designed to be small, light, and portable? A. Laptop B. Mainframe C. Personal D. Tablet

  48. Which IS NOT computer hardware? A. Disk drive B. Monitor C. Printer D. Software

  49. Which IS NOT an example of hardware? A. Cables B. Disk drive C. Monitor D. Windows 98

  50. MS Excel is an example of what? A. Application software B. Database C. Hardware D. System software