Computer Vocabulary Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the material covered on the Computer Vocabulary page in our Business English section.

1. The physical parts of a computer system, like a hard drive, touch screen and printer, are known as

software
hardware
shareware
a) software b) hardware c) shareware

2. Your computer's operating system, programs, databases and apps are examples of

software
hardware
shareware
a) software b) hardware c) shareware

3. Information that a computer can process, store or manipulate in other ways is called

info
data
stats
a) info b) data c) stats

4. To ensure lost or corrupted data can be recovered, always _______ your computer's files.

delete
memorize
back up
a) delete b) memorize c) back up

5. What do we call pieces of equipment that your computer can link to?

appliances
applications
peripherals
a) appliances b) applications c) peripherals

6. What do the letters RAM stand for?

random availed memory
random access memory
random assessed memory
a) random availed memory b) random access memory c) random assessed memory

7. Which peripheral sends input to a computer?

a scanner
a printer
a projector
a) a scanner b) a printer c) a projector

8. Which peripheral is sent output from a computer?

a mouse
a microphone
external speakers
a) a mouse b) a microphone c) external speakers

9. A set of data that you've saved with an identifying name is

a file
a byte
a cookie
a) a file b) a byte c) a cookie

10. A piece of software that infects a computer to steal or corrupt data is

a corrupt file
a computer virus
an e-bomb
a) a corrupt file b) a computer virus c) an e-bomb

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.