What’s Your Computer Literacy IQ?

Want to see how computer literate you are (or aren't!)... Take our very first version of our InfoStream knowledge test.

InfoStream's "Network Expert on Random Data" (I-NERD) Test version 0.94.01a is below. Why version 0.94.01a? No logical reason what so ever... it just proves our nerd prowess!

1. What does Ctrl-B do in many Windows programs? (1 point)

2. What do the following abbreviations stand for? (1 point for each of the following) RAM, IBM, LCD (2 points for each of the following) USB, CPU (3 points for each of the following) SCSI, LAN

3. Name TWO famous computer people (1 point each)

4. Get two points if you have ever done ANY of the following things: Used a floppy disk, owned a Commodore or TRS-80 computer, own a tablet computer, have used a DOS program, have internet access on your TV, or have used voice recognition on your cell phone.

5. Can you name 5 computer programs in 1 minute? (1 point each)

6. Where would you find a pixel? (1 point)

7. If you know how to delete your cookies add 1 point

8. Have you ever solved a computer issue for someone else (if yes, take 2 points)

9. Have you ever found the answer to a computer problem on Google? (2 points if you have)

10. What is an IP address? (1 point if even close)


More then 20: Oh yeah... you know you're a NERD!
13 - 20: Almost there... run out and go buy a pocket protector... quick!
6 - 20: This likely means you have hit a computer before or at least cursed at one!
Under 6: These new fangled computer things %*(!~#(%&*!!!

Thanks for taking the test!

Answers: 1. It bolds what is highlighted, 2. Random Access Memory, International Business Machines, Liquid Chrystal Display, Universal Serial Bus, Central Processing Unit, Small Computer System Interface, Local Area Network, 3. Just some examples: Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Scott McNeally, Charles Babbage, Michael Dell, Alan Crowetz (ok, not really, just checking if you are awake) 5. Just look under your start menu 6. On your monitor, its an individual dot of light 10. It's a number that identifies your computers "address" like a phone number on a network on the internet.

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