Computer/Computer Basics Quiz Questions Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
A computer system is the integration of physical entities called hardware and non physical entities called

1.Software

2.Hardware

3.Firmware

4.Liveware


Question:
A computer type, processor, and operating system define its

1.Speed

2.Size

3.Brand

4.Platform


Question:
A CPU can directly understand ____  language.

1.Java

2.C

3.C++

4.Machine


Question:
A digital computer performs its computations by

1.Analogy

2.Mechanical means

3.Counting

4.Guessing


Question:
A flash memory is a special type of ____ that can be erased and reprogrammed.

1.EPROM

2.PROM

3.EEPROM

4.ROM


Question:
A group of wires running parallel to each other in between two connected computer parts and which transfers information is called a

1.Bundle

2.Cable

3.Bus

4.Track


Question:
A temporary storage area, attached to the CPU for I/O operations is a

1.Register

2.Core

3.Buffer

4.Chip


Question:
A type of instruction that produce several lines of machine language code is a

1.Assemble

2.Address

3.Mnemonic

4.Macro


Question:
A ___ instruction transfer information from memory to other devices.

1.Access

2.Response

3.Read

4.Write


Question:
Acceptance testing is

1.Testing changes made in an existing or a new program

2. Is checking the logic of one or more programs in the candidate systems

3.Making sure that the new programs do in fact process certain transactions according to specifications

4. Running the system with line data by the actual user


Question:
ALU stands for

1. Algorithm and logical unit

2.Arithmetic and logical unit

3.Arithmetic and logarithm unit

4.Algorithm and logarithm unit


Question:
An audit trial is

1. A data item that characterizes an object

2.A feature of data processing systems that allows for the study of data as processed from step to step, and auditor can then trace all transactions that affect an account

3. Two or more data items handled as a unit

4. All of these


Question:
Another word for the CPU is

1.Decode

2.Microchip

3.Execute

4.Microprocessor


Question:
CPU reads and executes program instructions, performs calculations and ____

1.make distribution

2.make direction

3.make diversion

4. make decisions


Question:
Electronics Numerical Integrator and calculator (eniac machine) belongs to the

1.First generation computers

2.Second generation computers

3.Third generation computers

4.Fourth generation computers


Question:
Which of the following statements correctly describes the microcomputer disk drive?

1.A disk drive is used to transfer data to and from disks.

2. The two types of disk drives are hard disks and flexible disks.

3.Hard disks are permanent storage devices.

4. All of these


Question:
Magnetic tape can serve on

1. Secondary storage media

2.Input media

3.Output media

4.All of the above


Question:
Memory, also called random access memory, or RAM,_____

1. Allots data, programs, commands, and user responses to be entered into a computer

2.Consists of electronic components that store data

3.Contains the electronic circuits that cause processing to Occur

4.Makes the information resulting from processing available for use


Question:
PCS are considered fourth-generation and contain

1.Microprocessors

2.Information

3.Vacuum tubes

4.Data


Question:
RAM chips

1.Store data indefinitely unless you delete it

2. Allow the computer to store data electronically

3.Are always measured in thousand of bytes

4. All of these


Question:
Speed of processor is measured in

1.Hertz

2.Pathom

3.Byte

4.Bit


Question:
Tangible, physical computer equipment that can be seen and touched is called ___

1. Input/output

2.Storage

3.Software

4.Hardware


Question:
The ALU performs ______ operation.

1.Arithmetic

2.Algorithm

3.ASCII

4.Logarithm


Question:
The arrangement of tracks and sectors on a disk is known as its ___

1.Folder

2.File

3.Format

4.None


Question:
The biggest manufacturing of workstations is

1.Sun Microsystems

2.HP

3.IBM

4.DEC


Question:
The brain of any computer system is

1.CPU

2.Memory

3.ALU

4.Control unit


Question:
The capacity of a memory system is represented by a unit called a ____

1.Bit

2.Ram

3.Rom

4.Byte


Question:
The CPU and memory are located on the

1.Keyboard

2.Graphics board

3.Sound board

4.Motherboard


Question:
The hardware in which data may be stored for a computer system is called

1.Memory

2.Control unit

3.Data

4.Register


Question:
The input unit of a computer

1.Directs all other units

2.Feeds data to the CPU or memory

3.Retrieves data from CPU

4.Al l of the above


Question:
The instructions and data are stored in the ___ so that the processor can directly fetch and execute them.

1.CPU

2.Permanent memory

3.Control unit

4.Main memory


Question:
The main function of the CPU is to perform arithmetic and logical operations on data taken from ____

1. Permanent memory

2.Control unit

3.Main memory

4.CPU


Question:
The microprocessor of a computer cannot operate on any information if that information is not in its

1.ALU

2.Logic unit

3.Main storage

4. Secondary storage


Question:
The name of the location of a particular piece of data is its

1.Data location

2.Address

3.Memory name

4.Storage


Question:
The operation executed on data stored in registers is called ___

1.Byte operation

2.Bit operation

3.Micro operation

4.Macro operation


Question:
The team at Intel that built the first microprocessor was headed by

1.Marcian E (Ted) Hoff

2.Stan mazor

3.Victor poor

4.Seymour cray


Question:
The three main parts of the processor are

1.ALU, control unit and RAM

2.ALU, control unit and registers

3.Control, unit registers and RAM

4. Cache, control unit and register


Question:
The word processor used by DOS to write the programs or instructions

1.EDIT

2.MS-Word

3.WordStar

4.WordPad


Question:
The ___ is controlled by a list of software instructions.

1.ALU

2.CU

3.CPU

4.MU


Question:
The ____  register holds machine instructions.

1.DOS

2.Bus

3.Input

4.Instruction


Question:
Tracing, of any input record or process, performed on a system, back to its original source, is a/an

1.Report generation

2.Conversion

3.Batch processing

4.Audit trial


Question:
Vendor-created program modifications are called

1.Fixes

2.Holes

3.Antiviruses

4.Patches


Question:
Video processors consists of and which store ___ and ___ process images.

1. CPU and VGA

2.CPU and memory

3.VGA and memory

4.VGI and DVI


Question:
What hardware was used by first generation computers?

1.Valves

2.SSI

3.ICS

4.Transistor


Question:
When a file contains instructions that can be carried out by the computer, it is often called a(n) ____ pile.

1.Application

2.Data

3.Information

4.Executable


Question:
When did IBM introduce the 801286 based PC/AT

1.1983

2.1984

3.1985

4.1987


Question:
When did the EISA consortium “gang of nine” came into being?

1.1974

2.1988

3.1989

4.1992


Question:
Which 32-bit microprocessor is used in IBM’s PS/2 model 80 computer?

1.8088

2.80286

3.80386

4.80486


Question:
Which bus is used to connect the monitor to the CPU?

1.SCSI bus

2. HACK bus

3. KISS bus

4.PCI


Question:
Which company announced the first IBM PC clone called MPC?

1.Honey Well Bull Inc.

2.Columbia Data products

3.Carona systems

4.Compaef computer Inc.


Question:
Which functional computer of a computer is responsible for the computing?

1.Memory

2.CPU

3.Input

4.Output


Question:
Which language is directly understood by the computer without translation program?

1.Machine language

2.High level language

3.BASIC language

4.Assembly language


Question:
Which of the following is associated with second generation computers?

1.Magnetic core memory

2.Operating core memory

3.Transistors

4.All of these


Question:
Which of the following is not a type of computer software which can be bought?

1.Off-the-shelf with alterations

2.Custom-developed

3.Tailor-made

4. Off-the–shelf


Question:
Which of the following is the main circuit-board of the system unit?

1.Control unit

2.Sound board

3.Motherboard

4.Graphics board


Question:
Which of the following manages computer resources?

1.BUS

2.ALU

3.I/O unit

4.Control unit


Question:
Which PDR is called the china Green Line?

1.200

2.250

3.270

4.550


Question:
Which protocol has been standardized by the International Standards Organization

1.ISO

2.CALL

3.LISP

4.ISAM


Question:
Which type of storage is a hard disc?

1. Non-volatile

2.Temporary

3.Volatile

4.Non-permanent


Question:
Who amongst the following is credited with the building of the operational stored program computer?

1.Maurice V. Wilkes

2.J.P. Eckert

3.Grace Murray Hoppy

4.Howard Aiken


Question:
_ are a storage medium from which data is read and to which it is written by lasers.

1.Optical drives

2.Optical data

3. Optical disks

4.None


Question:
_ is a memory on which data can be written only once.

1.EPROM

2.PROM

3.ROM

4.RAM


Question:
_ is an input device that controls the movements of the cursor on the display screen.

1.Scanner

2.Monitor

3.Light pen

4.Mouse


Question:
_ printers are high speed printers capable of printing an entire line at a time.

1.Daisy wheel

2.Dotmatrix

3.Line

4.Impact


Question:
__ card is an input device stores data in a microprocessor embedded in the card.

1.Sim

2.Smart

3.Magnetic

4.Laser


Question:
__ is a group of instruction that directs a computer?

1.Logic

2.Data

3.Program

4.Information


Question:
__ printers include all printers that print by striking an ink ribbon.

1.Impact

2.Line

3.Daisywheel

4. Dot matrix


Question:
___  registers holds the information before it goes to the decoder.

1.Address register Data register

2.Bus register

3.Control register

4. Data register


Question:
___ is an extremely fast computer that can perform hundreds of millions of instructions per second.

1.Workstation

2.Mini computer

3. Mainframe computer

4.Supercomputer


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