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Intro PCs Quiz

00. Introduction (6:11)

Q1. Who is the target audience for this computer basics course?
A. Experienced computer users
B. Professionals in the IT field
C. Individuals with little to no experience with personal computers
D. Students studying computer science at a university

Q2. What will be covered in the next class, Microsoft Windows Beginner Level 1?
A. Advanced computer programming
B. Repairing and upgrading computer hardware
C. Basic software applications, using the internet, file management, security, and privacy
D. In-depth lessons on processor architecture

Q3. What is the professional background of the instructor?
A. A recent graduate in computer science
B. An author who wrote the Complete Idiot's Guide to Excel 2010
C. A former Microsoft CEO
D. A bookstore owner who specializes in technology books

Q4. For what software application did the instructor receive the Microsoft MVP award?
A. Microsoft PowerPoint
B. Microsoft Access
C. Microsoft Excel
D. Microsoft Word

Q5. Where should students post their questions if they are watching the course on the instructor's website?
A. Send them via email
B. At the top of the page
C. At the bottom of the page
D. On a different website forum

Q6. What does Lesson 1 of the course focus on?
A. Internet safety and privacy
B. Software development and programming
C. Computer hardware basics
D. Social media and online communication

Q7. What is the informal term used for new computer users, as mentioned in the video?
A. Newbies
B. Rookies
C. Noobs
D. Students

Q8. What is one reason given for why it is important to learn about computer hardware?
A. To be able to teach others about computers
B. Because learning about hardware will make you an expert gamer
C. So you can invent new computer parts
D. To understand how to use the computer more effectively

01. Computer Hardware 1 (20:42)

Q1. Why is it beneficial to learn about computer hardware when considering buying a new computer?
A. To make sure you can find the most expensive components
B. To understand what the salesperson at the store is telling you
C. To make an informed decision on what to purchase tailored to your needs
D. To learn which components are the heaviest

Q2. What is one of the advantages of having knowledge about computer hardware when getting your PC serviced?
A. You can perform the repairs yourself.
B. Making more informed decisions about service and maintenance.
C. Always knowing the exact cost in advance.
D. Being able to service other people's computers as well.

Q3. Why is it important to have some knowledge of fundamental computer terminology?
A. So you can start a career as a tech support specialist.
B. To communicate effectively with support staff and avoid feeling overwhelmed.
C. To impress your friends with your technical knowledge.
D. It allows you to become famous for your technical skills.

Q4. What is the definition of a computer according to Webster's dictionary?
A. An electronic system for solving complex algorithms.
B. A machine that plays games and watches videos.
C. A programmable device that can store, retrieve, and process data.
D. A system solely designed for communication purposes.

Q5. What is considered hardware in a computer?
A. The binary system
B. Microsoft Windows
C. The motherboard which you can physically touch
D. The Solitaire game installed on your computer

Q6. What is the binary system?
A. A series of numbers that represent alphabets and symbols
B. A set of instructions for the computer's operating system
C. A method for the computer to communicate with external devices
D. A way to measure the size and capacity of computer memory

Q7. One byte is equivalent to:
A. One bit
B. Eight bits
C. 1024 bits
D. A single binary number (0 or 1)

Q8. What is the main difference between a PC and a Mac?
A. The size and shape
B. The manufacturer
C. The operating system most commonly used
D. The brand of the CPU inside

Q9. What best defines the CPU of a computer?
A. The entire tower or box containing all of the components
B. The largest chip on the motherboard
C. The power supply unit that provides energy to the computer
D. The chip responsible for performing all computational tasks

Q10. How are the performance and speed of modern CPUs commonly measured?
A. Megabytes
B. Megahertz
C. Gigahertz
D. Kilobytes

Q11. What should you never do with the power supply of a computer?
A. Connect it to a motherboard
B. Open it to service its internals yourself
C. Plug it into an electrical outlet
D. Use it to power the computer

Q12. The temporary storage in a computer where active data is kept is called:
A. The solid-state drive
B. The hard drive
C. Random Access Memory (RAM)
D. The cache memory

Q13. What are the two common types of hard drives mentioned in the video?
A. Traditional spinning disk drives and magnetic disk drives
B. SSDs (Solid-State Drives) and traditional drives with spinning disks
C. Flash drives and external hard drives
D. Compact disks and digital versatile disks

Q14. Using magnetic screwdrivers around traditional hard drives is not recommended because:
A. They can improve the hard drive's performance
B. They can erase or corrupt the data on the drive
C. They can damage the screwdriver
D. They can make the hard drive spin faster

Q15. What analogy is used in the video to explain the difference between RAM and hard drive storage?
A. A library and its books
B. A desk's surface and its drawers
C. A closet and its hangers
D. A kitchen and its refrigerator

02. Computer Hardware 2 (17:52)

Q1. Which of the following storage capacities accurately represents a standard CD-ROM?
A. 17 gigabytes
B. 650 kilobytes
C. 650 megabytes
D. A couple of megabytes

Q2. What distinguishes a floppy disk from a hard disk?
A. The rigid plastic shell
B. The presence of a magnetic film
C. The ability to store billions of bytes
D. The ability to work without magnets

Q3. How were CDs initially different compared to later versions like CD-RWs (CD-Rewritables)?
A. They were erasable and rewritable
B. They had more storage capacity
C. They could only be read and not written to
D. They did not need a CD burner to write data

Q4. What makes USB flash drives so convenient for transferring files?
A. They require special software to operate
B. They have limited capacity similar to floppy disks
C. They are slower than DVDs and floppy disks
D. They are plug-and-play devices

Q5. What is the primary reason that modern computers have moved away from built-in CD/DVD drives?
A. The limited space to store files on CDs/DVDs
B. The common use of CRT monitors with computers
C. The proliferation of high-speed internet connectivity
D. The physical size of CDs and DVDs

Q6. Cloud storage is different from physical storage devices because:
A. It is located on the local computer's hard drive
B. It provides unlimited space with a finite cost
C. It is more susceptible to magnetic fields
D. It requires an external DVD player

Q7. What type of printer is known for a lower cost per page due to cheaper toner?
A. Inkjet printer
B. Thermal printer
C. Laser printer
D. Dot matrix printer

Q8. Scanners are integrated into what type of printer nowadays?
A. Laser printers
B. Thermal printers
C. Inkjet printers
D. Dot matrix printers

Q9. What technology do modern monitors primarily use?
C. Acoustic coupler
D. Floppy disk

Q10. What advice is given regarding the protection of your computer's power supply?
A. Use a basic power strip for protection
B. Invest in a high-quality surge protector rated for computers
C. Plug your computer directly into the wall outlet
D. Surge protectors are unnecessary in modern computers

03. Using the Keyboard (19:20)

Q1. What is the primary purpose of the alphanumeric and symbol keys on a keyboard?
A. To execute commands or actions
B. To create spaces between words or characters
C. To input numbers and perform mathematical calculations
D. To input letters, numbers, and symbols into the computer

Q2. What is the numpad on a keyboard designed to resemble?
A. An arrow keypad
B. A calculator
C. A typewriter
D. A game controller

Q3. What is the difference between the backspace key and the delete key on a keyboard?
A. The backspace key deletes characters to the right of the cursor, the delete key to the left.
B. The backspace key deletes characters to the left of the cursor, the delete key to the right.
C. Both keys delete characters to the right of the cursor.
D. Both keys delete characters to the left of the cursor.

Q4. What does the space bar key do?
A. It switches between insert and overtype modes.
B. It deletes characters.
C. It creates a space between words or characters when typing.
D. It executes commands or actions.

Q5. What is NOT a primary function of the shift key?
A. To type uppercase letters
B. To perform mathematical calculations
C. To type secondary functions of certain keys, like symbols
D. To toggle between insert and overtype modes

Q6. The Windows key's primary function on a keyboard is to:
A. Lock the computer
B. Perform mathematical calculations
C. Open the Start menu
D. Refresh or reload the current page or document

Q7. What is the typical use for the F1 and F5 function keys on a keyboard?
A. F1 opens a help menu and F5 refreshes the page or document
B. F1 locks the computer screen and F5 captures a screenshot
C. F1 performs a system reboot and F5 toggles num lock
D. F1 opens the Start menu and F5 switches between users

Q8. Which key combination is known as the "three-fingered salute" and why?
A. Shift-Alt-Delete, because it triggers a special system function.
B. Ctrl-Shift-Enter, because it confirms a selection.
C. Alt-F4, because it closes any active application.
D. Ctrl-Alt-Delete, because it performs various system-level functions.

Q9. On most modern keyboards, what does the Caps Lock key do when activated?
A. It locks the computer.
B. It pastes text from the clipboard.
C. It makes all the letters you type in uppercase until turned off again.
D. It turns the backlight on the keyboard on and off.

Q10. What does the Insert key toggle between when pressed?
A. NUM lock and CAPS lock
B. Function and secondary function controls
C. Insert and overtype modes
D. Primary and secondary clipboard

04. Using the Mouse (15:56)

Q1. What is the main function of a computer mouse?
A. To provide power to the computer
B. To control the movement of the cursor on the screen
C. To enhance the audio output from the computer
D. To serve as a secondary storage device

Q2. Which of the following is NOT one of the mouse grips mentioned in the video?
A. Palm grip
B. Fingertip grip
C. Claw grip
D. None of the above

Q3. To avoid wrist strain, you should keep your wrist in what position while using a mouse?
A. Bent upwards
B. Angled downwards
C. Neutral, in a straight alignment with your forearm
D. Rotated to the left or right

Q4. What is the difference between a pointer and a cursor?
A. A pointer is an arrow icon that can be moved, and a cursor is the blinking line where text is entered.
B. A pointer is a blinking line where text is entered, and a cursor is an arrow icon that can be moved.
C. There is no difference; they are the same.
D. A pointer is used to select text, whereas a cursor is used to delete text.

Q5. What action are you performing when you move the mouse to position the pointer on a specific location on the screen without clicking?
A. Right-clicking
B. Double-clicking
C. Clicking
D. Pointing

Q6. Which type of mouse button click is typically used to open a menu or provide a list of options?
A. Left-click
B. Right-click
C. Middle-click
D. Double-click

Q7. What does double-clicking do in a text document like WordPad?
A. Closes the document
B. Underlines the text
C. Selects the entire document
D. Selects the word you double-click on

Q8. What is the purpose of the scroll wheel on a mouse?
A. To move the pointer horizontally across the screen
B. To adjust the volume of the computer's speakers
C. To scroll up and down through a document or webpage
D. To select multiple items at once

Q9. A touchpad is commonly found on what type of computer device?
A. Desktop computers
B. Smartphones
C. Laptops
D. Gaming consoles

Q10. Which feature is specific to modern touchscreen devices?
A. They use a trackball to navigate the interface.
B. They require a mouse to perform all actions.
C. They allow you to use your finger to control the screen.
D. They support right-click menus through tapping the screen.

05. Rick's Tips (16:47)

Q1. What is the primary aim of ergonomics in the context of workspace environments?
A. To make workspaces look more visually appealing
B. To match workspace colors to the company's brand
C. To enhance productivity and minimize risk of injury
D. To ensure that all office furniture is the cheapest available

Q2. Where should the top of your computer monitor be positioned relative to your eyes?
A. Significantly below eye level
B. At or near your eye level
C. Significantly above eye level
D. At the level of your chin

Q3. According to Rick, how far should your monitor ideally be from your face?
A. A few inches away
B. An arm's length away
C. Across the room
D. As close as possible

Q4. How often does Rick suggest you should take eye breaks to prevent vision-related issues?
A. Once every 8 hours
B. Once every 4 hours
C. Once every hour
D. Only at the end of the workday

Q5. What is one of Rick's unconventional recommendations for a footrest?
A. A stack of phone books
B. A small fireproof safe box
C. A pile of computer manuals
D. An actual commercial footrest

Q6. What is a standing desk?
A. A desk that doubles as a treadmill
B. A desk that is permanently fixed at standing height
C. A desk that can adjust between sitting and standing heights
D. A desk that you can only use while standing still

Q7. What does Rick use to help maintain good posture while working at his computer?
A. An exercise ball as a chair
B. Monitor stands to elevate his screens
C. A back brace worn at all times
D. Adjusting his chair to force him to lean forward

06. What's Next (3:06)

Q1. What topic did the "Introduction to Personal Computers" class mainly focus on?
A. Computer programming
B. Hardware and terminology
C. Installing computer games
D. Internet browsing techniques

Q2. After completing the Introduction to Personal Computers, what course does the instructor recommend taking next?
A. Internet Basics Level 1
B. Windows Beginner Level 1
C. Microsoft Access Advanced Level
D. Graphic Design Essentials

Q3. Where can you find the Windows Beginner Level 1 class offered by the instructor?
A. Only on the website
B. Solely in physical textbooks
C. Exclusively via paid online webinars
D. On YouTube and the instructor's website

Q4. Which of the following is NOT a focus of the TechHelp series of videos?
A. Answering specific questions from students
B. Providing detailed solutions and demonstrations
C. Offering full-length tutorials for each topic
D. Catering to questions about Microsoft Word, Windows, or Excel

Q5. How can viewers provide feedback to improve the classes?
A. By subscribing to the YouTube channel
B. By donating to the instructor
C. Through a survey on the instructor's website
D. By emailing the instructor directly

Q6. Which Learning Zone is for basic computer topics introduced in the video?
A. Excel Learning Zone
B. Access Learning Zone
C. Word Learning Zone
D. Computer Learning Zone

Q7. How are most Level 1 classes provided according to the instructor?
A. At a discounted rate
B. Over live webinars
C. For a minimal fee
D. Free of charge

Q8. What should students do if they have questions about the material from the class?
A. Call a hotline provided at the end of the video
B. Post their questions at the bottom of the class page on the website
C. Ask questions in the comments section of the YouTube video
D. Mail the questions to the instructor's office


00. 1-C; 2-C; 3-B; 4-B; 5-C; 6-C; 7-C; 8-D;
01: 1-C; 2-B; 3-B; 4-C; 5-C; 6-A; 7-B; 8-C; 9-D; 10-C; 11-B; 12-C; 13-B; 14-B; 15-B
02: 1-C; 2-B; 3-C; 4-D; 5-C; 6-B; 7-C; 8-C; 9-B; 10-B
03: 1-D; 2-B; 3-B; 4-C; 5-B; 6-C; 7-A; 8-D; 9-C; 10-C
04: 1-B; 2-C; 3-C; 4-A; 5-D; 6-B; 7-D; 8-C; 9-C; 10-C
05: 1-C; 2-B; 3-B; 4-C; 5-B; 6-C; 7-B
06: 1-B; 2-B; 3-D; 4-C; 5-C; 6-D; 7-D; 8-B

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