Test Your Computer Knowledge. Are you Smarter than the Average Sixth Grader?

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My 12 year old daughter took a quiz in her computer class and got an "A".  When I learned about it I askedTime for a computer quiz permission for her to bring it home and share.  Her computer class was pretty interesting to me.  When I took computer class we used floppy disks and took typing tests.  Our first home computer was a HUGE deal and it was Texas Instruments so we could play munch man.

It rocked.

In 2009 my daughter was asked in her computer class to name 10 attributes of Google, how to clear your cache in your browser, and other useful geek speak.  I thought it would be fun to make up a computer quiz so here we go.

Test your computer knowledge.  Are you smarter than the average sixth grader? 

Try to answer these without GOOGLE first.



  1. What is a file extension?
  2. What is useful to burn pits into CDs and DVDs?
  3. What is a LAN?
  4. What is a WAN?
  5. On the Internet, what does .com at the end of a web address mean?
  6. What is the primary reason that Web sites send Internet cookies?
  7. What does the acronym RSS mean?
  8. What are three video hosting websites you can upload video to at no cost?
  9. What is the name of an HTML editing program?
  10. What are the current three top social networking sites in order #1-3?
  11. What is the number one real estate social networking site?
  12. What are the names of three blogging platforms?
  13. What is the name for video blogging?
  14. What is an example of micro-blogging?
  15. What are the names of three online photo editing sites?
  16. What is the word for an entry made on your blog?


**  Bonus Question:  Should there be a Can-Spam Act for Blog Spammers?**-


I will post answers on Friday to these questions realizing some questions have many choices....Have fun:)  You can keep your answers to yourself or you can post them in a comment, either way it's all good.

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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

That is a pretty good little quiz.  While many people use those things everyday, they will still have difficulty explaining them or answering questions about them.  To some degree it is akin to asking a driver of an automobile questions about the mechanics of the car or about the design of it.  Most consumers don't want to know, they just want to drive it.

Jul 21, 2009 08:59 AM #1
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!


Cute kid! My son Spencer comes in the room and I walk away fgrom the computer. I get his constant "If I were you dad I would..." KIds these days are very smart.

Jul 21, 2009 09:25 AM #2
Janie Coffey
First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty - Ponte Vedra, FL
Uniting Extraordinary Homes w/ Extraordinary Lives

I think I scored a 50%, I always use my 13 yo as my tech support.  PS your daughter is preciuos!

Jul 21, 2009 11:56 PM #3
Anne Marie Malf
Malfi Marketing Solutions ~ for real estate professionals - Yardley, PA
Real Estate Marketing Consultant/Virtual Asst, Bucks County,PA

Hi Rebecca, sure challenge me - lol.  For something I use every day I realize I know very little about it after taking a look at your quiz.  It amazes me what our kids are learning these days and I realize very soon I will not be able to help my daughter with her homework without using a text book or the computer to figure out how to help her.  Looking forward to seeing the answers to see how I did.   ~Anne Marie

Jul 22, 2009 01:27 AM #4
Pat Tasker
Shorewest Realtors - Germantown, WI
Your Milwaukee Metro Area Agent (WI)

I would have failed this test!  But then seeing the answers, I knew them, just not what they are called....

Aug 06, 2009 03:31 PM #5
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