What Are Peripheral Devices of a Computer? - Definition, Examples & Types


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Technically speaking, what is the most accurate description of a peripheral device?

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1. What are the three general types of peripheral devices?

2. Which of the following is NOT a computer peripheral?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Computer peripherals can be essential to the functioning of the system, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of different types of computer peripherals and their uses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The definition of a peripheral device
  • Computer hardware
  • Types of computer peripherals
  • Connecting peripherals to a computer

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related computer science lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the types of peripheral devices
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how much a computer relies on peripherals

Additional Learning

To learn more about computer science, review the accompanying lesson called What Are Peripheral Devices of a Computer? - Definition, Examples & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the various functions of computer peripherals
  • Review the types of computer peripherals
  • Compare and contrast internal and external peripherals