What Is an Optical Drive? - Definition, Types & Function

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Optical drives vary in their storage capacity. Select the correct order:

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1. The laser used to read optical discs operates using different _____ for different types of discs.

2. CD-ROM stands for:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ever wondered how you burn a CD or DVD? This lesson on optical drives will test how much you know about ODDs and teach you important vocabulary terms you will need to know to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following terms and topics:

  • How lasers read optical drives
  • CD-ROM
  • Optical drive storage capacities
  • Writing data to CDs or DVDs
  • Demand for optical discs

Skills Practiced

You can use this interactive quiz and printable worksheet to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on optical drives
  • Making connections- use understanding of the concept of lasers in optical drives
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the different types of optical drives

Additional Learning

In order to learn more about optical drives, check out the accompanying lesson on What is an Optical Drive? - Definition, Types & Function. This lesson will cover the following topics:

  • Understand the components of an optical disk drive (ODD)
  • Understand the difference between the various types of discs used in optical drives
  • Learn how optical drives work
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