Simplified guide of MCQs for Exams, Interviews

Sub Topic: Computer Hardware

1 .  What could cause a fixed disk error.

  • A. No-CD installed
  • B. bad ram
  • C. slow processor
  • D. Incorrect CMOS settings

Correct Answer:

Incorrect CMOS settings

2 .  Missing slot covers on a computer can cause?

  • A. over heat
  • B. power surges
  • C. EMI.
  • D. incomplete path for ESD

Correct Answer:

over heat

3 .  When installing PCI NICS you can check the IRQ availability by looking at

  • A. Dip switches
  • C. Jumper settings
  • D. Motherboard BIOS

Correct Answer:

Motherboard BIOS

4 .  With respect to a network interface card, the term 10/100 refers to

  • A. protocol speed
  • B. a fiber speed
  • C. megabits per seconds
  • D. minimum and maximum server speed

Correct Answer:

megabits per seconds

5 .  Which peripheral port provides the FASTEST throughput to laser printers?

  • A. RS-232
  • B. SCSI
  • C. Parallel
  • D. Serial

Correct Answer:


6 .  The mouse pointer moves erratically, what is the possible cause? The mouse

  • A. ball is dirty
  • B. is not connected
  • C. driver is not installed properly
  • D. has an incorrect IRQ setting
  • E. None

Correct Answer:

ball is dirty

7 .  The 34-pin connection on an I/O card is for?

  • A. Floppy drive
  • B. SCSI drive
  • C. IDE drive
  • D. Zip drive

Correct Answer:

Floppy drive

8 .  On the 16-bit ISA bus, IRQ2 is elevated to which higher level Interrupt?

  • A. 9
  • B. 11
  • C. 25
  • D. 15

Correct Answer:


9 .  SQL is a query language and has types_______________?

  • A. Data definition language
  • B. Data manipulation language
  • C. Data control languageAll of the above
  • D. All of the above

Correct Answer:

All of the above

10 .  Which of the following is non-available memory?RAM

  • A. RAM
  • B. Register
  • C. DRAM
  • D. PROM

Correct Answer: