Computer Fundamentals MCQ with Answers – 35 Set

1. Which of the following components is not usually found on a motherboard?

A. Hard drive controller
B. DVD drive controller
C. Memory
D. Video adapter

2. What type of memory is not usually found on a motherboard?

A. CMOS memory
B. L1 Cache
C. L2 Cache

3. The power supply converts 110 volt AC current to which of the following?

A. 3.3 volts and 5 volts
B. 3.3 volts
C. 6 volts
D. 12 volts

4. What is the primary purpose of the processor?

A. To convert digital signals into analog signals
B. To process signals so that they can be displayed on your monitor
C. To carry out instructions from the operating system
D. To convert 16-bit data into 8- or 32-bit data

5. What unit is used to measure RAM speed?

A. Milliseconds
B. Gigaseconds
C. Picoseconds
D. Nanoseconds

6. Which of the following bus types is the hard drive usually attached to? (Select two)


7. What standard do most current monitors follow?


8. Modems are usually attached to a computer through the _________ port.

A. Serial
B. Sequential
C. Parallel
D. Modem

9. Firmware is composed of which of the following? (Choose two)

A. Software
B. Middleware
C. Hardware
D. Componentware

10. Which of the following is part of the POST process?

A. Loading of device drivers
B. Scanning the hard drive for errors
C. Processes in config.sys
D. Locating a bootable device

11. The programs that allow the POST to take place are stored in ___________.


12. What is the purpose of a “port replicator”?

A. It enables you to double the number of COM ports on your computer.
B. It routes data from one computer to another.
C. It provides additional ports for a laptop computer.
D. It provides a communication path between serial and parallel ports.

13. CPU stands for ____________________.

A. Core Predetermination Utility
B. Complementary Provider Unit
C. Central Processing Unit
D. Co-Primary Uniprocessor

14. CMOS stands for ____________________.

A. Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
B. Co-Management of Operating System
C. Configuration Management and Option Semiconductor
D. Configuration Memory Option System

15. SCSI stands for ____________________.

A. Serial Component System Interface
B. Small Component Serial Interface
C. Serial Computing Storage Interface
D. Small Computer System Interface

16. Which of the following best describes superscalar design?

A. The processor is designed using only 3.1 transistors
B. The processor predicts the next few instructions to be executed, and then determines the optimal order for the execution of these instructions.
C. The processor has two instruction pipelines, which enables multiple instructions to execute at the same time
D. The processor works twice as fast as the system board

17. Which of the following sockets would you find a Pentium II processor in:

A. Socket 5
B. Socket 1
C. Socket 7
D. Slot 1

18. Which of the following processors have a 64-bit data bus?

A. 80486SX
B. Pentium
C. 80386DX
D. 80286
E. 80486DX
F. 80386SX

19. What chip type was the Pentium processor packaged in?

A. Slot 1
D. Socket 5

20. Which of the following is a characteristic of protected mode processors?

A. Heat sink support
B. Virtual memory
C. Run only one application
D. Encased in protective shell

21. How much L1 cache does a Pentium processor have built-in?

A. 32K
B. 64K
C. 8K
D. 16K

22. Which of the following acts as a storage container for information that will be processed by the processor?

A. Data bus
B. Address bus
C. Registers
D. Math co-processor

23. How much memory can a Pentium Pro address?

A. 128MB
B. 4GB
C. 64GB
D. 512MB

24. Which statement best describes the purpose of a math co-processor?

A. The math co-processor performs all of the logic functions on behalf of the processor.
B. The math co-processor performs floating point calculations on behalf of the processor.
C. The math co-processor runs all applications, while a processor runs the operating system in a multitasking environment.
D. The math co-processor allows for communication between devices.

25. Which sockets do Pentium chips typically fit into? (Choose two)

A. Socket 1
B. Socket 5
C. Slot 1
D. Socket 7

26. How much L1 cache memory does a Pentium II have built-in?

A. 32K
B. 64K
C. 8K
D. 16K

27. Which of the following is a voltage supported by the Pentium processor?

A. 3.3 volts
B. 3.5 volts
C. 3.1 volts
D. 5.5 volts

28. What is the major difference between a Celeron processor and a Pentium II chip?

A. The Celeron has more L1 cache memory
B. The Celeron has less L1 cache memory
C. The Celeron has more L2 cache memory
D. The Celeron has less L2 cache memory

29. Which of the following CPU characteristics determines how much total memory the system can access?

A. Data bus
B. Address bus
C. Registers
D. Math co-processor

30. What chip type was the 8088 processor packaged in?

A. Slot 1
D. Socket 5

31. How many instruction pipelines does a Pentium processor have?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

32. What chip type uses a ZIF socket?

A. Slot 1
D. Socket 5

33. Which processor runs on a 133 MHz system board?

A. Pentium
B. Pentium III
C. Pentium II

34. A Pentium 133 runs on what speed system board?

A. 60 MHz
B. 66 MHz
C. 100 MHz
D. 133 MHz

35. What type of cache is integrated into the Pentium processor’s chip?

A. L1 cache
B. L2 cache
C. Integrated cache
D. DRAM cache

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