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Quiz about ComputersTalking the Talk

Computers--Talking the Talk Trivia Quiz


You hear your friends and relatives using these computer terms all the time but do you know what they're talking about? Take this quiz and find out!

A multiple-choice quiz by Snipercatcher. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
386,633
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Very Easy
Avg Score
10 / 10
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1240
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 73 (9/10), Guest 45 (10/10), Guest 112 (10/10).
1. Someone tells you he is getting a lot of spam. What is he is referring to? Hint

new gadgets for his computer
canned meat
unsolicited or "junk" email
money

2. When a computer user talks about his mouse he is referring to which of these? Hint

his girlfriend
a handheld electronic device
one of his pets
one of his childhood toys

3. A friend tells you her computer was hacked. What has happened to it? Hint

accessed by an unauthorized person
stolen
coughed on
repeatedly hit with a sharp-edged object

4. When someone tells you he thinks he has a computer virus he is saying which of these? Hint

he is too tired to respond to his emails
he is addicted to the Internet and can't get off it
he is lazy and wants to get out of work/school
something has caused his computer to run slowly, badly or not at all

5. Someone tells you she follows a gentleman's tweets. What is she referring to? Hint

messages posted on a website for music lovers
messages posted on the social media website Tweeter
messages posted on the social media website Twitter
messages posted on a website for bird lovers

6. A co-worker says he will send you a link. He is referring to which of these? Hint

the name and phone number of a person involved in suspicious activity
a sausage
a sequence of characters usually beginning with "www" or "http." When clicked on they will open up a web page, picture or other file
a cable to attach to your computer

7. Everyone is talking about something they saw on Youtube. What are they referring to? Hint

a website on which you can buy radios, TV sets and computers, much like Crazy Eddie's of old
a website that allows you to view other people's videos and share your own
a website showing all the local TV listings for any given day
a website for users of the London Underground

8. In computing terms, what is a port? Hint

a point on your computer from which you connect to other devices such as speakers, printers etc.
a the part of your computer that looks like a TV screen--you look at it the way you would look through a boat porthole
a place where you store your computer
a place where Internet millionaires keep their yachts

9. You often hear the phrase "there's an app for that." App is short for which of these? Hint

appendix
appliance
application
appearance

10. Which answer describes a viral video? Hint

one containing excessive four-letter words
a pornographic video
a short film clip or animation, usually home made, that becomes popular through online sharing such as email or social media
one which can cause damage to your computer




Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Someone tells you he is getting a lot of spam. What is he is referring to?

Answer: unsolicited or "junk" email

Spam refers to unsolicited and usually unwanted email. Unfortunately as with "snail mail" it can be the result of having someone give or sell your email address to a third party. While some "spammers" are hard to get rid of usually you they will stop emailing you if you tell them to, politely or not so politely.
2. When a computer user talks about his mouse he is referring to which of these?

Answer: a handheld electronic device

Stanford University engineer Doug Engelbart is credited with developing the first computer mouse in the second half of the 20th century.
3. A friend tells you her computer was hacked. What has happened to it?

Answer: accessed by an unauthorized person

Hacking costs billions of dollars per year, but you can protect yourself and your computer by having everything protected with passwords that are not easily guessed by people with malicious intent.
4. When someone tells you he thinks he has a computer virus he is saying which of these?

Answer: something has caused his computer to run slowly, badly or not at all

Just as with biological viruses, the spread of computer viruses can be prevented. One way is by installing antivirus software. Another is to not click on any suspicious links or email attachments.
5. Someone tells you she follows a gentleman's tweets. What is she referring to?

Answer: messages posted on the social media website Twitter

"Tweets" refer to the posts, or electronic messages seen on Twitter. The people who post them are sometimes referred to as "Tweeps."
6. A co-worker says he will send you a link. He is referring to which of these?

Answer: a sequence of characters usually beginning with "www" or "http." When clicked on they will open up a web page, picture or other file

A hyperlink or "hot link" successfully connects two files, web pages etc. A "broken" link will usually result in a message saying "not found" or something similar. This means either the information has expired or the wrong characters were typed in in the first place.
7. Everyone is talking about something they saw on Youtube. What are they referring to?

Answer: a website that allows you to view other people's videos and share your own

In addition to posting your own videos on Youtube you can watch and usually comment on other people's. Usually the service is free but you may have to pay to watch entire movies or TV episodes.
8. In computing terms, what is a port?

Answer: a point on your computer from which you connect to other devices such as speakers, printers etc.

External ports can connect to devices such as microphones, headphones and scanners. Internal ports can connect to hard drives, CD/DVD drives etc.
9. You often hear the phrase "there's an app for that." App is short for which of these?

Answer: application

Computer or phone apps can be great in that they can help us check our email, see when the next bus is coming or learn a foreign language. However, they can also cost money and use up memory or battery power. If you find you're not using them much and need to free up space you can easily delete them.
10. Which answer describes a viral video?

Answer: a short film clip or animation, usually home made, that becomes popular through online sharing such as email or social media

Some people or animals willingly or unwillingly become "overnight" stars as the result of their appearances in such videos. While some are forgotten within a few months, others enjoy millions of views for years.
Source: Author Snipercatcher

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