What Is a Sound Card? - Definition, Function & Types


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If you want to play music on your computer as well as make your own recordings, a sound card must have which of the following components?

1. A digital-to-analog converter (DAC)

2. An analog-to-digital converter (ADC)

3. A digital signal processor (DSP)

4. Input and output connections

5. Memory

6. an interface to connect to the motherboard

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1. What is the most widely used type of audio connector for computer systems?

2. What is the primary function of a sound card?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of sound cards. You'll be tested on the connectors that are typically found on a separate sound card, as well as the main purpose of a sound card.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will examine your comprehension of:

  • Sound card uses
  • Types of connectors
  • Components of sound cards
  • The benefits of having a separate sound card

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related sound card lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding audio connectors
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about sound card connectors

Additional Learning

Take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about sound cards by reading the associated lesson called What Is a Sound Card? - Definition, Function & Types. Here's what you can expect to learn:

  • The definition of sound card
  • The function of a sound card
  • The parts of a sound card
  • The various kinds of connectors