KS1 Computing Quiz - Digital Devices (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 wide range of digital devices, apps (or applications) and the rate of change. It is one of 20 quizzes to help you find out about how computers work, and how they affect all our lives.

There are lots of computers and tiny electronic machines. They store information in bits. They are digital machines or devices. When your parents were born there were very few computers. Now there are lots of computers, mobile phones, digital recorders, smart machines and other devices. There are apps available to download. Apps, or applications, are programs for computers. The rate of change is very fast. This year’s new technology is soon out of date. This quiz dips into the digital world.

1. The first computers were very big. Then the first smaller computers were built. They were called PCs. What does PC stand for?
[ ] Police Computer
[ ] Polite Computer
[ ] Personal Computer
[ ] Powerful Computer
2. Which one of these is a smaller computer that you can move about?
[ ] Printer
[ ] Laptop
[ ] Calculator
[ ] Spreadsheet
3. What do we call a phone that you can use almost anywhere?
[ ] Liquid
[ ] Fluid
[ ] Flexible
[ ] Mobile
4. A lot of mobile phones are smart phones. You can use apps and ________ on these phones.
[ ] The Internet
[ ] A knife and fork
[ ] A plate and cup
[ ] A mug and bowl
5. Apps let you do all sorts of things on computers and smart phones. What is app short for?
[ ] Appearance
[ ] Appointment
[ ] Application
[ ] Applause
6. What is a name for a small electronic machine?
[ ] Cooker
[ ] Oven
[ ] Power station
[ ] Gadget
7. Information is sent round the world. Most of this information is sent through __________.
[ ] Pipes
[ ] Wires
[ ] Satellites
[ ] Drains
8. Sam’s Mum has bought a new coat on the Internet. She says, “I bought it _____."
[ ] In a shop
[ ] At the supermarket
[ ] Online
[ ] At a market
9. Sam’s Mum has just __________ a new app onto her phone.
[ ] Downloaded
[ ] Parachuted
[ ] Thrown
[ ] Flown
10. Lots of machines now have tiny computers. If an engine is not working properly, a computer can tell the driver of a ___.
[ ] Car
[ ] Lorry
[ ] Bus
[ ] All three of these
KS1 Computing Quiz - Digital Devices (Answers)
1. The first computers were very big. Then the first smaller computers were built. They were called PCs. What does PC stand for?
[ ] Police Computer
[ ] Polite Computer
[x] Personal Computer
[ ] Powerful Computer
Some people still use PCs
2. Which one of these is a smaller computer that you can move about?
[ ] Printer
[x] Laptop
[ ] Calculator
[ ] Spreadsheet
Do you have laptops at school? Do you have a laptop at home?
3. What do we call a phone that you can use almost anywhere?
[ ] Liquid
[ ] Fluid
[ ] Flexible
[x] Mobile
Who has a mobile phone in your family?
4. A lot of mobile phones are smart phones. You can use apps and ________ on these phones.
[x] The Internet
[ ] A knife and fork
[ ] A plate and cup
[ ] A mug and bowl
Who in your family has a smart phone?
5. Apps let you do all sorts of things on computers and smart phones. What is app short for?
[ ] Appearance
[ ] Appointment
[x] Application
[ ] Applause
Which is your favourite app?
6. What is a name for a small electronic machine?
[ ] Cooker
[ ] Oven
[ ] Power station
[x] Gadget
What is your favourite gadget?
7. Information is sent round the world. Most of this information is sent through __________.
[ ] Pipes
[ ] Wires
[x] Satellites
[ ] Drains
Satellites are up in space, above the Earth
8. Sam’s Mum has bought a new coat on the Internet. She says, “I bought it _____."
[ ] In a shop
[ ] At the supermarket
[x] Online
[ ] At a market
Does anyone in your family shop online?
9. Sam’s Mum has just __________ a new app onto her phone.
[x] Downloaded
[ ] Parachuted
[ ] Thrown
[ ] Flown
Programs can be downloaded from the internet
10. Lots of machines now have tiny computers. If an engine is not working properly, a computer can tell the driver of a ___.
[ ] Car
[ ] Lorry
[ ] Bus
[x] All three of these
Trains, ships and planes also use computers