KS1 Computing Quiz - Computer Hardware (Questions)

This quiz addresses part of the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2 in Computing. Specifically it looks at the main parts, or hardware, of a computer. It is one of 20 quizzes to help you find out about how computers work, and how they affect all our lives.

What makes a computer work? Which bit is which? This quiz tests you on some of the main parts, or hardware, of a computer. Inside the computer there are lots of tiny electronic components. These work very, very fast to make the computer work. They are like the brain of the computer. What about all the other main parts? Find out a little bit more about input and output by playing this quiz.

1. Which one of these is used to type words into a computer?
[ ] Printer
[ ] Mouse
[ ] Keyboard
[ ] Internet
2. A lot of computers have one of these. It sounds like a small animal.
[ ] Cat
[ ] Mouse
[ ] Mole
[ ] Rat
3. Both computers and 'phones have these. You look at them.
[ ] Walls
[ ] Screens
[ ] Doors
[ ] Blankets
4. You put information in to a computer, and you get information out of a computer.

Lucy is using a smart-phone. It has a touch-screen. Lucy touches on an app. What is this?
[ ] Input
[ ] Output
[ ] Putting
[ ] Pouting
5. Which one of these is an output device?
[ ] Mouse
[ ] Keyboard
[ ] Camera
[ ] Printer
6. Which one of these is an input device?
[ ] Printer
[ ] Scanner
[ ] Speaker
[ ] Projector
7. When you speak into a 'phone, your voice is picked up by a tiny __________.
[ ] Loudspeaker
[ ] Printer
[ ] Keyboard
[ ] Microphone
8. Aysha is chatting to her friend on a 'phone. Aysha can hear her friend’s voice. This is because the 'phone gives out ______.
[ ] Sweets
[ ] Money
[ ] Sounds
[ ] Heat
9. Sam’s Mum is using her laptop. The laptop stores information on a ____ _____.
[ ] Keyboard
[ ] Printer
[ ] Hard Drive
[ ] Mouse
10. Lots of 'phones and computers have a ______ to take pictures.
[ ] Microphone
[ ] Camera
[ ] Keyboard
[ ] Mouse
KS1 Computing Quiz - Computer Hardware (Answers)
1. Which one of these is used to type words into a computer?
[ ] Printer
[ ] Mouse
[x] Keyboard
[ ] Internet
Are you good at typing?
2. A lot of computers have one of these. It sounds like a small animal.
[ ] Cat
[x] Mouse
[ ] Mole
[ ] Rat
What can you do with a computer mouse?
3. Both computers and 'phones have these. You look at them.
[ ] Walls
[x] Screens
[ ] Doors
[ ] Blankets
You are looking at a screen now
4. You put information in to a computer, and you get information out of a computer.

Lucy is using a smart-phone. It has a touch-screen. Lucy touches on an app. What is this?
[x] Input
[ ] Output
[ ] Putting
[ ] Pouting
There are lots of input devices. Both mice and keyboards are input devices
5. Which one of these is an output device?
[ ] Mouse
[ ] Keyboard
[ ] Camera
[x] Printer
Printers use ink and paper
6. Which one of these is an input device?
[ ] Printer
[x] Scanner
[ ] Speaker
[ ] Projector
Have you used a scanner? What did you use it for?
7. When you speak into a 'phone, your voice is picked up by a tiny __________.
[ ] Loudspeaker
[ ] Printer
[ ] Keyboard
[x] Microphone
Microphones are input devices
8. Aysha is chatting to her friend on a 'phone. Aysha can hear her friend’s voice. This is because the 'phone gives out ______.
[ ] Sweets
[ ] Money
[x] Sounds
[ ] Heat
'Phones have tiny speakers. These make sounds for us to hear
9. Sam’s Mum is using her laptop. The laptop stores information on a ____ _____.
[ ] Keyboard
[ ] Printer
[x] Hard Drive
[ ] Mouse
All laptops and big computers have hard-drives. They store lots and lots of information
10. Lots of 'phones and computers have a ______ to take pictures.
[ ] Microphone
[x] Camera
[ ] Keyboard
[ ] Mouse
Do you like taking pictures? What do you take pictures of?