Computer Fundamental Quiz set 06

Best Computer Fundamentals MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions);

1.Which of the following will happen when data is entered into a memory location?
a)It will add to the content of the location
b)It will change the address of the memory location
c)It will erase the previous content
d)It will not be fruitful if there is already some data at the location

c)It will erase the previous content

2.Dot-matrix is a type of


3.A storage area used to store data to a compensate for the difference in speed at which the different units can handle data is
a)Memory buffer


4.Which of the following devices can be used to directly image printed text?
d)All of the above


5.The output quality of a printer is measured by
a)Dot per inch
b)Dot per sq. inch
c)Dots printed per unit time
d)All of the above

b)Dot per sq. inch

6. “LRU” page replacement police is
a)Last Replaced Unit
b)Last Restored Unit
c)Least Recently used
d)Least Required Unit

c)Least Recently used

7. In latest generation computers, the instructions are executed
a)Parallel only
b)Sequentially only
c)Both sequentially and parallel
d)All of the above

c)Both sequentially and parallel

8. The memory allocation scheme subject to “external” fragmentation is
c)Pure demand paging
d)Multiple fixed contiguous partitions


9. Who invented the high level language C?
a)Dennis M. Ritchie
b)Niklaus Writh
c)Seymour Papert
d)Donald Kunth

a)Dennis M. Ritchie

10. Personal who design, program, operate and maintain computer equipment refers to
d)System Analyst


11. When did arch rivals IBM and Apple Computers Inc. decide to join hands?


12. Human beings are referred to as Homosapinens, which device is called Sillico Sapiens?


13. An error in software or hardware is called a bug. What is the alternative computer jargon for it?
a) Leech
b) Squid
c) Slug
d) Glitch


14. What is the name of the display feature that highlights area of the screen which requires operator attention?
a) Pixel
b) Reserve video
c) Touch screen
d) Cursor

Reserve video

15. Personal computers use a number of chips mounted on a main circuit board. What is the common name for such boards?
a) Daughter board
b) Motherboard
c) Father board
d) Breadboard


16. In most IBM PCs, the CPU, the device drives, memory expansion slots and active components are mounted on a single board. What is the name of the board?
a) Motherboard
b) Breadboard
c) Daughter board
d) Grandmother board


17. What is meant by a dedicated computer?
a) Which is used by one person only
b) Which is assigned one and only one task
c) Which uses one kind of software
d) Which is meant for application software

b)Which is assigned one and only one task

18. Modern computers are very reliable but they are not
a) Fast
b) Powerful
c) Infallible
d) Cheap


19. The system unit of a personal computer typically contains all of the following expect:
a) Microprocessor
b) Disk controller
c) Serial interface
d) Modem


20. A computer program that converts an entire program into machine language is called a/an
a) Interpreter
b) Simulator
c) Compiler
d) Commander


21. A computer programs that translates one program instructions at a time into machine language is called a/an
a) Interpreter
b) CPU
c) Compiler
d) Simulator


22. A small or intelligent device is so called because it contains within it a
a) Computer
b) Microcomputer
c) Programmable
d) Sensor


23. … a technique of temporarily removing inactive programs form the memory of computer system
a) Swapping
b) Spooling
c) Semaphore
d) Scheduler


24. Which of the following is not true for a magnetic disk?
a) It is expensive relative t magnetic tape
b) It provides only sequential access to stored data
c) Users can easily update records by writing over the old data
d) All of the above

c)b)It provides only sequential access to stored data

25.The primary advantage of key-to-tape data entry system is
a) A large percentage of editing can be performed at the time of data entry
b) Key verification is easily performed
c) The tape is reusable
d) Keying errors can be detected as they occur

c)The tape is reusable

26.The terminal device that functions as a cash register, computer terminal, and OCR reader is the:
a) Data collection terminal
b) OCR register terminal
c) Video Display terminal
d) POS terminal

d)POS terminal

27.Which of the following dos not affect the resolution of a video display image?
a) Bandwidth
b) Raster scans rage
c) Vertical and horizontal lines of resolution
d) Screen size

d)Screen size

28.While inserting diskette into the diskette drive of a PC, the diskette’s label side should face
a) East
b) North
c) South
d) Up


29. In which year was UK’s premier computing event called “which computer” started?
a) 1980
b) 1985
c) 1986
d) 1987


30.The latest PC keyboards use a circuit that senses the movement by the change in its capacitance,
a) Capacitance keyboard
b) Mechanical keyboard
c) Qwerty keyboard
d) Dvorak keyboard

a)Capacitance keyboard

31. Different components on the motherboard of a PC processor unit are linked together by sets or parallel electrical conducting lines. What are these lines called?
a) Conductors
b) Buses
c) Connectors
d) Connectively


32. Which of the following magazines covers only the IBM PC and its compatibles?
a) Byte
b) PC Magazine
c) Personal Computing
d) Interface Age

b)PC Magazine

33. Which of the following professionals has not been affected by personal computers?
a) Medical
b) Clerical and law
c) Accounting
d) Non of the above


34. The arranging of data in a logical sequence is called
a) Sorting
b) Classifying
c) Reproducing
d) Summarizing


35. When was Apple Macintosh II microcomputer introduced in the market?
a) 1964
b) 1970
c) 1983
d) 1956


36. What is the name of the new color laptop computer which is powered by a 386 processor at 33 MHz and is built by Epson?
a) AX3/33
b) NEC-20
c) Magnum 2000
d) HCL-3000


37. What does the disk drive of a computer do?
a) Rotate the disk
b) Read the disk
c) Load a program form the disk into the memory
d) Both b and c

b)Read the disk

38. The language that the computer an understand and execute is called
a) Machine language
b) Application software
c) System program
d) All of the above

a)Machine language

39. An application suitable for sequential processing is
a) Processing of grades
b) Payroll processing
c) Both a and b
d) All of the above

c)Both a and b

40. The word processing task associated with changing the appearance of a document is
a) Editing
c) Formatting
d) All of the above


41. Which of the following is used as a primary storage device?
a) Magnetic drum
c) Floppy
d) Relocation


42. … a technique improving the priority of process waiting in Queue for CPU allocation
a) Starvation
b) Ageing
c) Revocation
d) Relocation


43. IBM 7000 digital computer
a) Belongs to second generation
b) Uses VLSI
c) Employs semiconductor memory
d) Has modular constructions

d)Has modular constructions

44. The proper definition of a modern digital computer is
a) An electronic automated machine that can solve problems involving words and numbers
b) A more sophistic and modified electronic pocket calculator
c) Any machine that can perform mathematical operations
d) A machine that works on binary code

a)An electronic automated machine that can solve problems involving words and numbers

45. A modern electronic computer is a machine that is meant for
a) Doing quick mathematical calculations
b) Input, storage, manipulation and outputting of data
c) Electronic data processing
d) Performing repetitive tasks accurately

b)Input, storage, manipulation and outputting of data

46. An integrated circuit is
a) A complicated circuit
b) An integrating device
c) Much costlier than a single transistor
d) Fabricated on a tiny silicon chip

d)Fabricated on a tiny silicon chip

47. Most important advantage of an IC is its
a) Easy replacement in case of circuit failure
b) Extremely high reliability
c) Reduced cost
d) Lower power consumption

b)Extremely high reliability

48. In a punched card system, data is processed by a
a) Keypunch machine, sorter and posting machine
b) Accounting machine, posting machine, and billing machine
c) Sorter, posting machine, and billing machine
d) Accounting machine, keypunch machine and sorter

d)Accounting machine, keypunch machine and sorter

49. The first machine to successfully perform a long series of arithmetic and logical operations was;
b) Mark-I
c) Analytic engine


50. In the third generation of computers:
a) Distributed data processing first became popular
b) An operating system was first developed
c) High-level prcedu7ral languages were firs used
d) On-line, real time systems first became popular

d)On-line, real time systems first became popular

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