Central Processing Unit (CPU) MCQs

Central Processing Unit (CPU) MCQs

Try to answer these Central Processing Unit (CPU) MCQs and check your understanding of the Central Processing Unit (CPU) subject. Scroll down and let's begin!

1: A computer system consists of all of the following, except ________.

A.   Microprocessor

B.   Disk controller

C.   Secondary storage devices

2: The ________ is the biggest power consumer on a computing device.

A.   Display

B.   Hard drive

C.   Memory module

D.   CPU

3: Because cpu makers cannot make the processors run much quicker, they instead _______________.

A.   Combine multiple CPUs on a single chip

B.   Make the ram run quicker

C.   The motherboard

D.   Eliminate the use of hyper-threading

4: What is the primary function of the Central Processing Unit (CPU)?

A.   To store and manage data permanently

B.   To provide power supply to all computer components

C.   To perform calculations and execute instructions

D.   To connect the computer to the internet

5: What are the two main components of a CPU?

A.   Input and output units

B.   Memory and graphics processing unit (GPU)

C.   Control unit and arithmetic logic unit (ALU)

D.   Hard drive and motherboard

6: What is the role of the Control Unit in the CPU?

A.   To perform arithmetic calculations

B.   To manage input and output devices

C.   To direct the flow of data and instructions within the CPU

D.   To provide temporary storage for data

7: Which part of the CPU is responsible for performing arithmetic operations like addition and subtraction?

A.   Control Unit

B.   Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU)

C.   Cache Memory

D.   Register

8: What is the purpose of the clock speed in a CPU?

A.   To control the flow of data between the CPU and other components

B.   To regulate the power supply to the CPU

C.   To determine how quickly the CPU can process instructions

D.   To control the graphics performance of the computer

9: What is meant by the term "CPU core"?

A.   The physical chip that contains the entire CPU

B.   The main body of the CPU where instructions are processed

C.   An independent processing unit within the CPU that can handle tasks simultaneously

D.   The area of the CPU that stores data and instructions

10: What is the purpose of the CPU cache memory?

A.   To store permanent data and instructions

B.   To store frequently accessed data and instructions for faster access

C.   To provide temporary storage for data during execution

D.   To connect the CPU to the motherboard

11: Which of the following is NOT a common type of CPU architecture?

A.   x86

B.   ARM


D.   ALU

12: What is the role of the CPU in the booting process of a computer?

A.   The CPU loads the operating system into RAM

B.   The CPU configures the BIOS settings

C.   The CPU executes the instructions stored in the firmware to initiate the boot process

D.   The CPU establishes a connection with the internet

13: What is the significance of the CPU in overall computer performance?

A.   The CPU has no impact on computer performance

B.   The CPU is the most critical component that determines the speed and efficiency of task execution

C.   The CPU only affects the graphics performance of the computer

D.   The CPU is responsible for storing all data and files in the computer