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1. Which one of these best describes the
resource needed by all NICs?
A. An IRQ and an I/O address
B. A DMA and an IRQ
C. All of the above
D. It depends on whether it is internal or
2. Which one of these is an advantage of
A. It is faster than SCSI and more secure
B. NTFS cannot be affected by viruses
C. NTFS can assign permissions for individual
D. It automatically backs up data where the
archive attribute is set.
3. Are plug and play devices assigned
resources by the BIOs or by the
A. All the resources are set by the BIOS at
B. It depends on the BIOS setting for PnP OS
C. It depends on the device manufacturer
D. USB devices are set by the OS,all others
by the BIOS
4. Which one of these best describes virtual
A. It is memory reserved for virtual device
B. Special SDRAM chips called VSDRAM
C. It Is Memory used only before Windows
D. It is a swap file on a hard disk which is
controlled by the OS
5.Why would you set a CMOS system
password? Choose the one best answer
A. To prevent unauthorized users from
using the PC
B. To prevent unauthorized people from
accessing the Network
C. To prevent unauthorized people from
changing the BIOS settings
D. To prevent unauthorized people from
changing the Windows desktop
6. Why is PCI gradually replacing ISA?
A. PCI is faster and wider than ISA
B. PCI is the same as ISA but with PnP added
C. PCI hubs include a USB controller,and USB
is needed for modern
D. PCi is more suited to WOrkstations,but ISA
is more suited to
servers, so it is less popular
7. What is the most common technology for
main memory in a PC?
A. EE synchronous ROM
B. Synchronous dynamic ROM
C. CD RW RAM
D. Statie RAM DIMMs
8. How many drivers must be set to Master
in a PC with 2 IDE drivers
on the same cable?
A. If it is DVD or CD ROM both, otherwise
B. It depends on which drive is the C: drive
C. Only 1
9. Which of the following should you not be
concerned about when
working inside a Laser Printer?
B. Electric shock
C. Injury from toxic substances
D. Damage to clothes
10.You install a SCSI drive. Should it be set
to Master or to Slave?
Choose the best answer
A. Master and Slave does not apply to SCSI
B. It should be set to Master
C. It should be set to Slave
D. It should be set to Cable Select
11. How can two physical drives be set up
as one partition?
A. Set one to Master and one to Slave and
B. Use NTFS
C. If the drives are EIDE they can both be
set to Master
D. SCSI drives are obsolete
12. In a PC with two IDE drives, from
different manufacturers, which
driver(s) should be used?
A. If one drive comes with UDMA, that drive
should be Master and its drivers
B. Only the driver from the Master drive
C. Both drivers
D. No drivers
13. In a laser printer how is the image fixed
on to the paper?
A. The cold ink dries on the heated paper
B. The toner dust is melted on to the paper
C. The toner liquid is squirted on to the
paper in tiny dots
D. The ink is in the paper and is developed
by the laser to show the image
14. What does the F8 key do to Windows
A. It displays the step-by_step boot
B. It pauses the Startup
C. It causes Windows to use the backed up
D. It causes Safe Mode
15. Which one of these best describes ATX?
A. It is a new standard replacing PCI
B. It is a motherboard size and shape
C. It is the part of Win98/Win2000 that
controls USb services
D. It is part of the Windows kernel for Plug-
16. Which one of these best describes
where cache memory is located?
A. It is on the motherboard
B. It is built in to the CPU
C. L1 is in the CPU, L2 is on the motherboard
D. L2 is in the CPU, L1 is on the motherboard
17. Which one of these is the most accurate
way of finding the size of
a file in Bytes?
A. Use DIR at the commannd prompt
B. Use Regedit/file
C. Use Windows Explorer
D. Use Internet Explorer with file://instead of
18. A PC has a DVD-R drive. Which one of
these can not be read by the DVD drive?
A. A music CD
B. A movie DVD
C. A re-writable CDROM
D. All the above can be read by a DVD drive
19. What happens if the CPU voltage is set
A. The CPU burns out
B. CPU voltage is fixed at 5V so you cannot
set it too high
C. CPU voltage is automatically set by
Windows on startup
D. The CPU will detect the voltage and shut
down to safe mode if it is
set too high
20. In Windows what is the default for file
listing in Windows Explorer?
A. Details with extensions
C. Details with extensions hidden
21. What is the approximate capacity of a
22. Which one of these printer technologies
best handles colour photos for SOHO?
A. Ink Jet
C. Dot Matrix