Computer Fundamental Quiz Set 05

Computer Fundamentals MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) :

1. A factor which would strongly influence a business person to adopt a computer is its
a)Accuracy
b)Reliability
c)Speed
d)All of the above

d)All of the above

2. CAD stands for
a)Computer aided design
b)Computer algorithm for design
c)Computer application in design
d)All of the above

a)Computer aided design

3. RATS stands for
a)Regression Analysis Time Series
b)Regression Analysis Time Sharing
c)Real Analysis Series
d)All of the above

a)Regression Analysis Time Series

4. In which year was chip used inside the computer for the first time?
a)1964
b)1975
c)1999
d)1944

b)1975

5. What was the name of the first commercially available microprocessor chip?
a)Intel 308
b)Intel 33
c)Intel 4004
d)Motorola 639

c)Intel 4004

6. When were the first minicomputer built?
a)1965
b)1962
c)1971
d)1966

a)1965

7. The first digital computer built with IC chips was known as
a)IBM 1790
b)Apple-1
c)IBM System/360
d)VAX-10

c)IBM System/360

8. In which language is source program written?
a)English
b)Symbolic
c)High level
d)Temporary

c)High level

9. Which of the following terms is the most closely related to main memory?
a)Non Volatile
b)Permanent
c)Control Unit
d)Temporary

d)Temporary

10. Which of the following is used for manufacturing chips?
a)Control bus
b)Control unit
c)Parity unit
d)Semiconductor

d)Semiconductor

11. Which of the following is required when more than one person uses a central computer at the same time?
a)Terminal
b)Light Pen
c)Digitizer
d)Mouse

a)Terminal

12. Which of the following is used only for data entry and storage, and never for processing?
a)Mouse
b)Dumb terminal
c)Micro computer
d)Dedicated data entry system

b)Dumb terminal

13. To produce high quality graphics (hardcopy) in color, you would want to use a/n
a)RGM monitor
b)Plotter
c)Ink-jet printer
d)Laser printer

b)Plotter

14. To locate a data item for storage is
a)Field
b)Feed
c)1Database
d)Fetch

d)Fetch

15. Programs designed to perform specific tasks in known as
a)System software
b)Application software
c)Utility software
d)Operating system

b)Application software

16. Perforated paper used as input of output media is known as
a)Paper tape
b)Magnetic tape
c)Punched papers tape
d)Card punch

a)Paper tape

17. Time during which a job is processed by the computer is
a)Delay times
b)Real time
c)Execution time
d)Down time

c)Execution time

18. A computer which CPU speed around 100 million instruction per second and with the word length of around 64-bits is known as
a)Super computer
b)Mini computer
c)Micro computer
d)Macro computer

a)Super computer

19. An approach that permits the computer to work on several programs instead of one is
a)On-line thesaurus
b)Multiprogramming
c)Over lapped processing
d)Outline processor

c)Over lapped processing

20. A directly accessible appointment calendar is feature of a….resident package
a)CPU
b)Memory
c)Buffer
d)ALU

b)Memory

21. The term gigabyte refers to
a)1024 bytes
b)1024 kilobytes
c)1024 megabytes
d)1024 gigabytes

c)1024 megabytes

22. Which of the following processor use RISC technology?
a)486dx
b)Power PC
c)486sx
d)6340

b)Power PC

23. A/n …. Device is any device that provides information, which is sent to the CPU
a)Input
b)Output
c)CPU
d)Memory

a)Input

24. Current SIMMs have either….or…..connectors (pins)
a)9 or 32
b)30 or 70
c)28 or 72
d)30 or 72

d)30 or 72

25. The storage subsystem in a microcomputer consists mainly of …..or….media with varying capacities
a)Memory or video
b)Magnetic or optical
c)Optical or memory
d)Video or magnetic

b)Magnetic or optical

26. Which of the following is not an input device?
a)OCR
b)Optical scanners
c)Voice recognition device
d)COM (Computer Output to Microfilm)

d)COM (Computer Output to Microfilm)

27. The basic architecture of computer was developed by
a)John Von Neumann
b)Charles Babbage
c)Blaise Pascal
d)Garden Moore

a)John Von Neumann

28. EBCDIC can code up to how many different characters?
a)256
b)16
c)32
d)64

a)256

29. Which of the considered a direct entry input device ?
a)Optical scanner
b)Mouse and digitizer
c)Light pen
d)All of the above

d)All of the above

30. Which is used for manufacturing chips?
a)Bus
b)Control unit
c)Semiconductors
d)a and b only

c)Semiconductors

31. The computer code for the interchange of information between terminals is
a)ASCII
b)BCD
c)EBCDIC
d)All of the above

a)ASCII

32. A byte consists of
a)ne bit
b)Four bits
c)Eight bits
d)Sixteen bits

c)Eight bits

33. A hybrid computer
a)Resembles digital computer
b)Resembles analog computer
c)Resembles both a digital and analog computer
d)None of the above

c)Resembles both a digital and analog computer

34. The ALU of a computer responds to the commands coming from
a)Primary memory
b)Control section
c)External memory
d)Cache memory

b)Control section

35. The act of retrieving existing data from memory is called
a)Read-out
b)Read from
c)Read
d)All of the above

d)All of the above

36. All modern computers operate on
a)Information
b)Floppies
c)Data
d)Word

c)Data

37. Instructions and memory address are represented by
a)Character code
b)Binary codes
c)Binary word
d)Parity bit

b)Binary codes

38. Which of the following code used in present day computing was developed by IBM Corporation?
a)ASCII
b)Hollerith code
c)Baudot code
d)EBCDIC code

d)EBCDIC code

39. What is the latest write-once optical storage media?
a)Digital paper
b)Magnetic-optical disk
c)WROM disk
d)CD-ROM disk

d)CD-ROM disk

40. The most important advantage of a video disk is
a)Compactness
b)Potential capacity
c)Durability
d)Cost effectiveness

b)Potential capacity

41. What is the number of read-write heads in the drive for a 9-track magnetic tape?
a)9
b)16
c)18
d)27

a)9

42. Before a disk drive can access any sector record, a computer program has to provide the record’s disk address. What information does this address specify?
a)Track number
b)Sector number
c)Surface number
d)All of the above

d)All of the above

43. As compared to diskettes, the hard disks are
a)More expensive
b)More portable
c)Less rigid
d)Slowly accessed

a)More expensive

44. Floppy disks which are made from flexible plastic material are also called?
a)Hard disk
b)High-density disk
c)Diskettes
d)Templates

c)Diskettes

45. Regarding a VDU, statement is more correct?
a)It is an output device
b)It is an input device
c)It is a peripheral device
d)It is hardware item

a)It is an output device

46. What is the name of the computer terminal which gives paper printout?
a)Display screen
b)Soft copy terminal
c)Hard copy terminal
d)Plotter

c)Hard copy terminal

47. The two kinds of main memory are:
a)Primary and secondary
b)Random and sequential
c)ROM and RAM
d)All of the above

c)ROM and RAM

48. A kinds of serial dot-matrix printer that forms characters magnetically charged ink sprayed dots is called
a)Laser printer
b)Ink-jet printer
c)Drum printer
d)Chan printer

49. Which printer is very commonly used for desktop publishing?
a)Laser printer
b)Inkjet printer
c)Daisywheel printer
d)Dot matrix print

a)Laser printer

50. An output device that uses words or messages recorded on a magnetic medium to produce audio response is
a)Magnetic tape
b)Voice response unit
c)Voice recognition unit
d)Voice band

b)Voice response unit

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