Computers and the Internet – MCQs in Electronics

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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.

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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 [email protected] 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.

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