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Hardware and Software

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  • Q1
    Which of the following is a hardware component of a computer?
    Microsoft Word
    Google Chrome
    Operating system
  • Q2
    What is a hardware component that stores data long-term on a computer?
    USB cable
    Hard drive
  • Q3
    What type of software controls the basic functions of a computer and allows it to run?
    Photo editing software
    Antivirus software
    Operating system
    Web browser
  • Q4
    Which hardware component is responsible for processing all the instructions from the computer programs?
    RAM (Random Access Memory)
    GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)
    CPU (Central Processing Unit)
  • Q5
    Which software is designed to protect a computer from malicious software and cyber threats?
    Antivirus software
    Media player
    File compression software
    Web browser
  • Q6
    Which hardware component is responsible for displaying visuals on a computer screen?
    Power supply unit
    Sound card
    Network card
    Graphics card
  • Q7
    Which hardware component is responsible for temporarily storing data that the CPU needs to access quickly?
    RAM (Random Access Memory)
    CD/DVD drive
    External hard drive
    SSD (Solid State Drive)
  • Q8
    What type of software serves as an interface between the user and the hardware of a computer?
    Operating System
    Adobe Photoshop
    Google Chrome
    Microsoft Office
  • Q9
    What type of software is designed to perform a specific task, such as creating documents, editing photos, or browsing the internet?
    Device Driver
    Application Software
  • Q10
    What is the purpose of a device driver in a computer system?
    Manage computer resources
    Facilitate communication between hardware and the operating system
    Display visual information on the screen
    Store user data permanently
  • Q11
    Which component of a computer system is responsible for providing power to all the other components?
    Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
    Power Supply Unit (PSU)
    Central Processing Unit (CPU)
  • Q12
    What is the main function of an input device in a computer system?
    To display visual information on the screen
    To provide data and instructions to the computer
    To process data and perform calculations
    To store data permanently

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