Computers and the Internet - MCQs in Electronics

MCQs in Computers and the Internet from the book Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, 5th edition by Stan Gibilisco.

Multiple choice questions in Computers and the Internet

This is the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in Chapter 33: Computers and the Internet from the book Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, 5th edition by Stan Gibilisco. If you are looking for a reviewer in Electronics Engineering this will definitely help you before taking the Board Exam.

Begin the Test

1. One megabyte is the same amount of data as:

  • A. 1024 bytes.
  • B. 1024 KB.
  • C. 1024 GB.
  • D. 1/1024 KB.

2. The Web would probably work fastest for a user in New York at:

  • A. 2:00 a.m. local time on a Tuesday.
  • B. 4:00 p.m. local time on a Wednesday.
  • C. 12:30 p.m. local time on a Thursday.
  • D. Any of the above times; it does not matter.

3. Image resolution can be specified in terms of:

  • A. Megahertz.
  • B. Color intensity.
  • C. Wavelength.
  • D. Dot pitch.

4. A cluster is a unit of:

  • A. Frequency on a hard drive.
  • B. Data on the Internet.
  • C. Data on a hard drive.
  • D. Bandwidth on the Internet.

5. An example of a mass-storage device is a:

  • A. Hard drive.
  • B. Microprocessor.
  • C. Modem.
  • D. Read-write head.

6. The character string froyd@froydwess.com might represent:

  • A. A Web site.
  • B. The location of data in memory.
  • C. An e-mail address.
  • D. A computer’s serial number.

7. Bits per second (bps) is a unit of:

  • A. Computer memory.
  • B. Mass storage.
  • C. Image resolution.
  • D. Data speed.

8. A platter is a:

  • A. Part of a hard drive.
  • B. Unit of memory.
  • C. Element of a digital image.
  • D. Semiconductor chip.

9. Protocol ensures that:

  • A. A hard drive runs smoothly.
  • B. A monitor reproduces color accurately.
  • C. A printer generates a clear image.
  • D. Computers can exchange data.

10. A packet is:

  • A. A computer memory module.
  • B. A unit of 210 bytes.
  • C. A piece of a file sent over the Net.
  • D. A picture element in a computer monitor.

11. A motherboard contains:

  • A. A microprocessor.
  • B. An external modem.
  • C. A diskette drive.
  • D. A display screen.

12. Cross-referencing among web pages is done with:

  • A. Digital signal processing.
  • B. A modem.
  • C. Internet relay chat (IRC).
  • D. Links.

13. The abbreviation FTP stands for:

  • A. Fast Text Packet.
  • B. File Transfer Protocol.
  • C. Frequency/Time Processing.
  • D. Federal Trade Program.

14. A telephone modem contains:

  • A. An internal hard drive.
  • B. A microprocessor.
  • C. An A/D converter.
  • D. A printer interface.

15. An asset of a dot-matrix printer is:

  • A. Low operating cost.
  • B. Excellent image detail.
  • C. Resemblance to a photocopy machine.
  • D. Compatibility with most modems.

16. Which of the following types of mass storage provide the fastest access time?

  • A. Magnetic tape.
  • B. CD-ROM.
  • C. Flash memory.
  • D. Hard drive.

17. Which of the following is a serial-access medium?

  • A. Computer memory.
  • B. Magnetic tape.
  • C. A hard drive.
  • D. CD-ROM.

18. When computer data is sent over long-distance telephone circuits, the digital highs and lows are generally represented by:

  • A. Audio tones.
  • B. A series of clicks.
  • C. Positive and negative direct currents.
  • D. Pixels.

19. For animated graphics involving fast motion, you should ideally use:

  • A. A laser printer.
  • B. A hard drive.
  • C. Hypertext.
  • D. A noninterlaced monitor.

20. A thermal printer might be the best type of printer for:

  • A. Someone who travels a lot.
  • B. Someone who works with animated graphics.
  • C. Someone who needs to print huge text documents.
  • D. Someone who needs top-quality printouts.

Complete List of Multiple Choice Questions from this Book

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