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match quiz  Regular Expressions 101 Editor choice 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Aug 21 17

Regular expressions are the building blocks of text analysis, manipulation and search. This quiz demonstrates usage of a few basic ones. Find the one-to-one correspondence between the text on the right column and the regular expressions on the left one.
Very Difficult
Aug 21 17
183 plays
trivia quiz  'Back' to the Basics cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, PDAZ, May 10 12

All you young whippersnappers with your tablets and smart phones! Some of us prefer to do things the old fashioned way: on a computer. In case you've forgotten, here is how we bought our computers in the old days...
PDAZ gold member
May 10 12
3540 plays
trivia quiz  The New Virus Threat 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Bertho, Aug 27 04

One hundred years ago it was smallpox. Recently it was AIDS. In the age of technology there's a new virus that threatens our way of life. This quiz looks at computer virus history and some famous viruses that have plagued and panicked the computer world.
Aug 27 04
3375 plays
trivia quiz  Cryptology 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, Hegh, Aug 22 07

Follow the history of codes from Roman times to the present.
Aug 22 07
1788 plays
trivia quiz  Computer Building for Dummies 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Apr 28 12

You can of course buy any standard computer package, but to fulfil special tasks you might have to ask an assembler of non-standardized components. Let's see what you know of these.
Very Easy
JanIQ gold member
Apr 28 12
2010 plays
trivia quiz  Deus Ex Machina! 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, christopherm, Feb 08 13

This quiz contains questions involving the principles of computer science. Tidbits from a variety of topics within the discipline are included. The literal translation of "Deus Ex Machina," is "god from the machine," hence the title.
christopherm gold member
Feb 08 13
702 plays
trivia quiz  The Curious History of Digital Computers 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, UUizard, Apr 15 17

You will probably need to be a hard-core geek and a baby boomer to be good at this quiz. Can you process these little known facts about early digital computers and computer people? Some of the answers may surprise you!
Apr 15 17
222 plays
trivia quiz  Basic Computer Security 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Codelock, Aug 02 04

This quiz is designed to test your understanding of basic computer security aspects as well as a little history.
Aug 02 04
6132 plays
trivia quiz  Computers Don't Byte! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Jennifer5, Jul 21 15

Ten mixed questions on various aspects of computing, from its early history to more modern usage in the world today.
Jennifer5 gold member
Jul 21 15
411 plays
trivia quiz  Computer Terms 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, LMN, Apr 04 00

Ten questions to quiz your computer knowledge.
Apr 04 00
21405 plays
trivia quiz  Authentication and Password Guidelines 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, Mar 02 18

In 2016 the US National Institute of Standards and Technology updated the Digital Identity Guidelines. Though written for public sector, many private sites use the guidelines. As an end user, do you know what the standards recommend to protect you?
mlcmlc gold member
Mar 02 18
333 plays
match quiz  Computer Acronyms 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, lout62001, Jan 12 18

You will need to match the computer acronym to the function, accessory or program that it relates to.
lout62001 gold member
Jan 12 18
420 plays
trivia quiz  Not So Familiar Computing Terms 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, fritzer, Feb 14 04

You know all about CPU's and motherboards and inkjet nozzles and modems (you do, don't you?). This quiz has to do with more obscure terminolgy applied to computing hardware and software. I encountered all of these in the 3/2/04 issue of PC Magazine.
Feb 14 04
7812 plays
trivia quiz  Computer Potpourri II 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, foobarguyohio, Apr 28 05

More general computer trivia. I've expanded beyond hardware and software. I have thrown in some companies and a comic strip as well.
Very Difficult
Apr 28 05
3735 plays
match quiz  Origin Of Malware Terms 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, AlexT781, Jun 08 17

Match each given word origin or definition to the correct term.
AlexT781 gold member
Jun 08 17
489 plays
trivia quiz  The Science of Computer Technology 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ebanks120, Mar 22 09

Nowadays just about everything deals with computer usage. This quiz is based of the fundamentals of general computing. Thinking about going into engineering? Well, this quiz is for you.
ebanks120 gold member
Mar 22 09
2796 plays
trivia quiz  Computer Trivia 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Computer100, Nov 28 12

Computers are a widely used device that are found in many homes and businesses. This quiz will test your knowledge of computer technology.
Nov 28 12
1332 plays
trivia quiz  Emoticons - Before They Were Graphic 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, Mar 01 11

Emoticons can be used to add expression to a text message. Originally, they were all constructed from characters on the keyboard. I have based this quiz on Western style emoticons.
mlcmlc gold member
Mar 01 11
1350 plays
trivia quiz  Click Here to Get a Computer Virus 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, bluestocking, Jan 24 13

Computer viruses have wreaked havoc (or extreme inconvenience) on computer users around the world. Can you recall some of the most well-known viruses? Do you know how to protect yourself against future threats?
Jan 24 13
555 plays
trivia quiz  Managing Passwords 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, Nov 03 18

This quiz will detail various threats to online and device password security, and a few ways that you can manage those threats.
Trivia_Fan54 gold member
Nov 03 18
279 plays
trivia quiz  Computer Acronyms 15 questions
Difficult, 15 Qns, nyte, Jan 01 02

It is a quiz on Computer Acronyms. Good Luck!
Jan 01 02
10866 plays
trivia quiz  Why 360? 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, Aliquis, Mar 13 14

Fifty years ago, on April 7, 1964, IBM announced System/360 computers intended to revolutionize the computer industry. This may be difficult for those who didn't experience the mainframe era, but additional information in the answer gives a perspective.
Mar 13 14
252 plays
trivia quiz  The Real Computer History Quiz 15 questions
Very Difficult, 15 Qns, brownknows, Aug 28 00

There are lots of PC experts out there today. Not too many of them have knowledge that extends back to the early days of the PC. How good are you at early PC history?
Very Difficult
Aug 28 00
6408 plays
trivia quiz  Can I Get An Upgrade? 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, jmarlin, Aug 06 11

Ever get the feeling the your computer is obsolete the minute you get it home from the store? That feeling has been around for a long time. Computer science has been progressing by leaps and bounds. How well do you you know your computer history?
jmarlin gold member
Aug 06 11
546 plays
trivia quiz  Are You A Computer Geek? 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, Richgurl26, Dec 20 04

You are staring at your computer at this very moment. But how much do really know about it? Take our quiz and try to earn your computer-geek stripes.
Dec 20 04
6246 plays
trivia quiz  Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, tgamble, Jun 23 13

Computer keyboard shortcuts can be a major timesaver in today's computer world. There are countless shortcuts within the Microsoft platform. This quiz will focus on a few of the keystrokes used within various Microsoft programs.
Jun 23 13
348 plays
trivia quiz  Computer Potpourri I (The Early Decades) 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, foobarguyohio, Apr 26 05

This is a collection of computer trivia primarily from the '60s and '70s (all the correct answers are from those decades, but I have sprinkled some incorrect answers from other decades). Old-timers should have no problem with this one.
Very Difficult
Apr 26 05
1668 plays
trivia quiz  Computerized 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, CINDYNLACE, May 04 01

Questions from the A+ Certification Test.(these are some questions I remembered)
May 04 01
4809 plays
trivia quiz  The Stupid Computer User Super Quiz 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, bobbyc, Mar 01 03

Very general, extremely trivial computer questions for all the family....
Mar 01 03
6357 plays
trivia quiz  General Computer Software 5 questions
Difficult, 5 Qns, aimezly, Dec 13 01

General questions on the theoretical side of designing software!
Dec 13 01
5979 plays
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