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Internal and external devices

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1. Which of the following is a basic principle that applies to both internal and external devices?

  • A) when connecting a faster device to a slower port, the port adapts to the speed of the device
  • B) if you have multiple devices to install, it’s best to install them at the same time
  • C) for most installations, install the device first, then the device driver
  • D) some devices don’t require a software component for them to work properly

2. What happens when a problem occurs while Windows 7 is installing a device?

  • A) a blue screen of death is displayed
  • B) the Action Center is launched
  • C) Event Viewer runs and an event is displayed
  • D) Device Manager is loaded

3. What icon might you see in Device Manager that indicates a problem with a device?

  • A) blue circle
  • B) yellow triangle
  • C) red square
  • D) white oval

4. Which of the following describes USB 2.0?

  • A) 480 Mbps, cable length up to 5 meters
  • B) up to 54 Mbps, range to 50 meters
  • C) 1.5 Gbps, cable length up to 2 meters
  • D) up to 12 Mbps, cable length up to 3 meters
5. Which of the following is true about the USB standard and devices?
  • A) up to 64 USB devices can be daisy chained together
  • B) USB uses parallel data transmissions
  • C) a USB cable has four wires, two for power and two for communication
  • D) USB devices must supply their own power

6. Which of the following is true about the FireWire standard and devices?

A) data is transferred on a parallel bus
B) 1394b allows up to 16 daisy-chained devices
C) FireWire 800 uses a 4-pin connector
D) FireWire devices are hot-swappable

7. Which of the following is true about installing a new device?
  • A) a mouse may not require an additional device driver installation
  • B) Vista drivers never work with Windows 7
  • C) 32-bit drivers can be installed in a 64-bit OS
  • D) 64-bit drivers can be installed in a 32-bit OS

8. What happens when a flash memory card is installed in a slot and it is recognized by Windows?

  • A) a window appears prompting you to initialize the device
  • B) a drive letter is assigned to the device and you can see it in Explorer
  • C) Windows automatically partitions and formats the device
  • D) the files are copied from the device to your Documents folder
9. What should you install in a server room that will save space by allowing you to control multiple servers with a single mouse, keyboard, and monitor?
  • A) a MIDI connector
  • B) a digitizer
  • C) biometric device
  • D) a KVM switch

10. Which type of expansion slot uses a retention mechanism to help stabilize a heavy card?

  • A) ISA
  • B) PCI
  • C) AGP
  • D) MGA
11. Which of the following might be the cause of a black screen right after you install a new video card?
  • A) no video card is detected
  • B) the onboard video is not disabled in BIOS
  • C) you installed the video card in the wrong slot
  • D) the video card has insufficient RAM
12. What do you need to do for Device Manager to display nonpresent devices?
  • A) in Device Manager, click View, then click Nonpresent devices
  • B) in Device Manager, click Advanced, then click All Devices
  • C) create and set an environment variable
  • D) reboot the system in Safe Mode with Networking

13. Which type of monitor withstands a lot of handling, use mercury, and take up the most desk space?

Which monitor characteristic is the distance between adjacent dots on the screen?

  • A) cathode-ray tube
  • B) liquid crystal display
  • C) plasma monitor
  • D) light-emitting diode

14. What is the distance between adjacent dots on a screen known as?

  • A) viewing angle
  • B) refresh rate
  • C) native resolution
  • D) pixel pitch

15. Which slot type would you install a video card in to get the best performance?

  • A) AGP
  • B) PCI
  • C) ISA
  • D) PCI-e

16. Which type of video port provides a digital-only signal?

  • A) DVI-I
  • B) DVI-D
  • C) DVI-A
  • D) VGA

17. Which of the following is a requirement for supporting the Aero user interface?

  • A) at least 128 KB video memory
  • B) DirectX 9 or higher
  • C) an HDMI video port
  • D) Windows XP with SP3

18. Which file system is used by large-capacity USB and memory cards?

  • A) NTFS
  • B) FAT16
  • C) exFAT
  • D) CDFS

19. What is the purpose of the LightScribe technology?

  • A) labels can be burned on the top of a disc
  • B) it increases read performance by four times
  • C) reliability of CD-R is substantially increased
  • D) it allows the use of LEDs instead of lasers in the CD/DVD drive

20. Which type of removable storage media can provide up to 2 TB of storage?

  • A) SD
  • B) SDHC
  • C) SDXC
  • D) CFII

Works Cited

  1. “External Storage.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/External_storage.
  2. Gil, B. III-Nitride Semiconductors and Their Modern Devices. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013.
  3. “Internal, External, and ISO Auditing.” Advanced Manufacturing for Optical Fibers and Integrated Photonic Devices, 2015, pp. 209–218.
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