Computer Vocabulary Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the Computer Vocabulary listed in our Vocabulary section.

1. A computer program is a piece of

a) hardware b) underwear c) software

2. Devices that are connected to computers, such as printers, scanners and modems, are called

a) peripherals b) formats c) apps

3. What do we call a specific computer record containing data or a small program?

a file
a format
an icon
a) a file b) a format c) an icon

4. What do we call the part of a computer that stores programs and information?

the hotspot
the hard disk
the notebook
a) a hotspot b) the hard disk c) the notebook

5. What do we call a program for exploring the Web and viewing websites?

a driver
a browser
a scanner
a) a driver b) a browser c) a scanner

6. To open a particular folder, file or app, you just have to click on its

a) pixel b) icon c) font

7. RAM, ROM and cache are different types of _______ that computers can use.

a) Wi-Fi b) file c) memory

8. Which allows wireless data communication?

a USB flash drive
a Bluetooth connection
an anti-virus app
a) a USB flash drive b) a Bluetooth connection c) an anti-virus app

9. What do people go to public hotspots for?

Internet access
software bugs
free viruses
a) Internet access b) software bugs c) free viruses

10. A computer's _______ is called its heart or "brains" because it's where data is processed.

a) RAM b) USB c) CPU

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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.