UPSC,PCS,CDS,NDA /Computer Awareness MCQ Competitive Exam - Computer Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
  printer is a non-impact printer and is quite in working

1.Inkjet

2.Laser

3.Thermal

4.Dot matrix


Question:
 ------ is the measurement of things such as fingerprints and retinal scans used for security access

1.Biometrics

2.Bio measurement

3.Computer security

4.Smart weapon machinery


Question:
 ------ refers to electronic trespassing or criminal hacking

1.Cracking

2.Switching device of fifth generation computer is-

3.Spoofing

4.Smarming


Question:
 ------Is defined as any crime completed through the use of computer technology

1.Computer forensics

2.Computer crime

3.Hacking

4.Cracking


Question:
 A computer system that is old and perhaps not satisfactory is referred to as a(n)

1.Ancient system

2.Historical system

3.Age old system

4.Legacy system


Question:
 are high-end printers

1.Inkjet

2.Laser

3.Thermal

4.Dot matrix


Question:
 are set of rules and procedures to control the data transmission over the internet

1.IP address

2.Domains

3.Protocol

4.Gateway


Question:
 are system software to facilitate editing of text and data

1.MS Word

2. Editors

3.PowerPoint

4.MS publisher


Question:
 are used for plotting graphs and design on papers

1.Trackball

2.Joystick

3.Light pen

4.Plotters


Question:
 computer are of large size

1.Micro

2.Mainframe

3.Super

4.Mini


Question:
 computer is a medium sized computer

1.Micro

2.Mainframe

3.Super

4.Mini


Question:
 is computer software designed to operate the computer hardware and to provide platform for running application software

1.Application software

2.System software

3.Software

4.Operating system


Question:
 is the ability of a device to jump directly to the requested data

1.Sequential access

2.Random access

3.Quick access

4.All of the above


Question:
 Is the functional key to display save-as box

1.F5

2.F6

3.F9

4.F12


Question:
 is the key to close a selected drop -down list; cancel a command and close a dialog box

1.TAB

2. SHIFT

3.ESC

4.F10


Question:
 is the key we use to run the selected command

1.SHIFT

2.TAB

3.ENTER

4.CTRL


Question:
 is the process of dividing the disk into tracks and sectors

1.Tracking

2.Formatting

3.Crashing

4.Allotting


Question:
 is the science that attempts to produce machines that display the same type of intelligence that humans do

1.Nanoscience

2.Nanotechnology

3.Simulation

4.Artificial intelligence (Al)


Question:
 provides process and memory management services that allow two or more tasks, jobs, or programs to run simultaneously

1.Multitasking

2.Multithreading

3.Multiprocessing

4.Multicomputing


Question:
 RAM can be treated as the  for the computer's processor

1.factory

2.operating room

3.waiting room

4.planning room


Question:
 Store data or information temporarily and pass it on as directed by the control unit

1.Address

2.Register

3.Number

4.Memory


Question:
---------- computer is small general purpose micro computer, but larger than portable computer

1.Hybrid

2.Digital

3.Desktop

4.Laptop


Question:
---------- computers operates essentially by counting

1.Portable computer

2.Hybrid computer

3.Analog computer

4.Digital computer


Question:
A ............ is a microprocessor -based computing device.

1.personal computer

2.mainframe

3.workstation

4.server


Question:
A ............ is an additional set of commands that the computer displays after you make a selection from the main menu

1.dialog box

2.submenu

3.menu selection

4.All of the above


Question:
A computer program that converts an entire program into machine language at one time is called a/ an

1.Interpreter

2.simulator

3.characters

4.compiler


Question:
A device that connects to a network without the use of cables is said to be

1.Distributed

2.free

3.centralized

4.none of these


Question:
A device, which is not connected to CPU, is called as .......

1.land-line device

2.On-line device

3.Off-line device

4.Device


Question:
A DVD is an example of a (n

1.hard disk

2.optical disc

3.output device

4.solid-state storage device


Question:
A logic bomb that was created to erupt on Michelangelo‘s birthday is an example of a

1.Time-related bomb sequence

2.Virus

3.Time bomb

4.Trojan horse


Question:
A modem is connected to

1.a telephone line

2.a keyboard

3.a printer

4.a monitor


Question:
A person who used his or her expertise to gain access to other people's computers to get information illegally or do damage is a

1.Hacker

2.spammer

3.instant messenger

4.programmer


Question:
A program that performs a useful task while simultaneously allowing destructive acts is a

1.Worm

2.Trojan horse

3.Virus

4.Macro Virus


Question:
All of the following are examples of real security and privacy risks EXCEPT

1.hackers

2.Spam

3.Viruses

4.identity theft


Question:
All of the following are examples of storage devices EXCEPT 

1.hard disk drives

2.printers

3.floppy disk drives

4.CD drives


Question:
ALU and Control Unit jointly known as

1.RAM

2.ROM

3.CPU

4.PC


Question:
An intentionally disruptive program that spreads from program to program or from disk to disk is known as a:

1.Trojan horse

2.Virus

3.Time bomb

4.Time-related bomb sequence


Question:
are specific to users’ needs

1.System software

2.Application software

3.Assemblers

4.Compilers


Question:
ASCII is a coding system that provides

1.256 different characters

2.512 different characters

3.1024 different characters

4.128 different characters


Question:
…………….are used to identify a user who returns to a Website

1.Cookies

2.Plug-ins

3.Scripts

4.ASPs


Question:
Cathode Ray Tube is a form of.......

1.Keyboard

2.Mouse

3.Monitor

4.Mother board


Question:
COBOL is an acronym for.............

1.Common Business Oriented Language

2.Computer Business Oriented Language

3.Common Business Operated Language

4.Common Business Organized Language


Question:
Codes consisting of lines of varying widths or lengths that are computer-readable are known as- 

1.an ASCII code

2.a magnetic tape

3.an OCR scanner

4.a bar code


Question:
Collecting personal information and effectively posing as another individual is known as the crime of

1.Spoofing

2.Identity theft

3.Spoofing

4.Hacking


Question:
Computers manipulate data in many ways, and this manipulation is called......

1.upgrading

2.processing

3.batching

4.utilizing


Question:
Computers process data into information by working exclusively with 

1.multimedia

2.word

3.numbers

4.characters


Question:
Computers, combine both measuring and counting, are called 

1.Analog

2.Digital

3.Hybrid

4. All of these


Question:
Daisy wheel, Drum, chain etc are the ............. 

1.Flow chart

2.Mouse School of Distance Education

3.Key board

4.Printers


Question:
Data becomes ................ when it is presented in a format that people can understand and use

1.processed

2.graphs

3.information

4.presentation


Question:
Hardware or software designed to guard against unauthorized access to a computer network is known as a(n):

1.Hacker-proof program

2.Firewall

3.Hacker-resistant server

4.Encryption safe wall.


Question:
Help Menu is available at which button?

1.End

2.Start

3.Turnoff

4.Restart


Question:
In 1999, the Melissa virus was a widely publicised:

1.E-mail virus

2.Macro virus

3.Trojan horse

4.Time bomb.


Question:
In a computer, most processing takes place in

1.Memory

2.RAM

3.motherboard

4.CPU


Question:
In which type of computer, data are represented as discrete signals.

1.Analog computer

2.Digital computer

3.both

4.Hybrid Computer


Question:
In world today, most of the computers are

1.Digital

2.Hybrid

3.Analog

4.Complex


Question:
An area of a computer that temporarily holds data waiting to be processed is..........

1.CPU

2.Memory

3.Storage

4.File


Question:
Joshy, Perfumes are examples of.............

1.Operating system

2. Computer languages

3.Computer viruses

4.Web portals


Question:
LAN stands for..............

1.Limited Area Network

2.Logical Area Network

3.Local Area Network

4.Large Area Network


Question:
Large transaction processing systems in automated organisations use

1.Online processing

2.Batch Processing

3.Once-a-day Processing

4.End-of-day processing


Question:
Light pen and joystick are............

1.Algorithm

2.Input devices

3.Output devices

4.Portals


Question:
Magnetic disk is an example of

1.Secondary memory

2.Primary memory

3.Main memory

4.Both (1) and (2)


Question:
Malicious software is known as:

1.Badware

2.Malware

3.Maliciousware

4.Illegalware


Question:
MAN stands for

1.Maximum Area Network

2. Minimum Area Network

3.Maximum Area Network

4.Metropolitan Area Network


Question:
NOS stands for

1.Node operating system

2.Non-open software

3.Network Operating system

4.Non-operating software


Question:
Note book, laptop,palm,hand-held computers are coming under the category of......... computer

1.Digital computer

2.Mainframe computer

3.Portable computer

4.Hybrid computer


Question:
On-line real time systems become popular in ........... generation

1.First Generation

2.Second Generation

3.Third Generation

4.Fourth Generation


Question:
Physical structure of computer is called

1.Software

2.Hardware

3.Human ware

4.All of these


Question:
printer is the cheapest in terms of price and operating cost

1.Inkjet

2.Laser

3.Thermal

4.Dot matrix


Question:
RAM is also called as

1.Read / Write Memory

2.Long Memory

3.Long Memory

4.Primary Memory


Question:
RAM is an example of

1.Secondary memory

2.Primary memory

3.Main memory

4.Both (1) and (2)


Question:
Reusable optical storage will typically have the acronym- 

1.CD

2.DVD

3.ROM

4.RW


Question:
Select the Odd one

1.Operating system

2.Interpreter

3.Compiler

4.Assembler


Question:
Servers are computers that provide resources to other computers connected to a 

1.networked

2.mainframe

3.supercomputer

4.client


Question:
Snowbol is an/a---------

1.Operating system

2. HLL

3.Software

4. Search engine


Question:
Switching device of fifth generation computer is-

1.Vacuum tubes

2.Transistors

3.IC

4.VLSI


Question:
The ......... is the amount of data that a storage device can move from the storage medium to the Computer per second

1.data migration rate

2.data digitizing rate

3.data transfer rate

4.data access rate


Question:
The ability to recover and read deleted or damaged files from a criminal's computer is an example of a law enforcement speciality called

1.robotics

2.simulation

3.computer forensics

4.animation


Question:
The common name for the crime of stealing passwords is:

1.Jacking

2.Identity theft

3.Spoofing

4.Hacking


Question:
The computer abbreviation KB usually means

1.Key Block

2.Kernel Boot

3.Kilo

4.Kit Bit


Question:
The CPU and memory are located on the 

1.expansion board

2.motherboard

3.storage device

4.output device


Question:
The difference between people with access to computers and the Internet and those without this access is known as the 

1.digital divide

2.Internet divide

3.Web divide

4.E-illiteracy


Question:
The first electronic computer was developed by

1.J.V. Attansoff

2.Bill Gates

3.Simur Cray

4.Winton Serf


Question:
The first web browser is

1.Mosaic

2.Netscape

3.Internet explorer

4.Collabra


Question:
The most common type of storage devices are

1.Steel

2.optical

3. magnetic

4.flash


Question:
The primary function of the ............ is to set up the hardware and load and start an operating system

1.System Programs

2.BIOS

3.CP

4.Memory


Question:
The process of transferring files from a computer on the Internet to your computer is called

1.Downloading

2.uploading

3.FTP

4.JPEG


Question:
The scrambling of code is known as:

1.Encryption

2.a firewall

3.Scrambling

4.Password proofing


Question:
The task of performing operations like arithmetic and logical operations is called......

1.Processing

2.Storing

3.Editing

4.Sorting


Question:
The technology that stores only the essential instructions on a microprocessor chip and thus enhances its speed is referred to as

1.CISC

2.RISC

3.CD-ROM

4.Wi-Fi


Question:
The term ............. designates equipment that might be added to a computer system to enhance its functionality.

1.digital device

2.system add-on

3.disk pack

4.peripheral device


Question:
The thing that eventually terminates a worm virus is a lack of:

1.Memory or disk space

2.Time

3.CD drives space

4.CD-RW


Question:
The typical computer criminal is a(n):

1.Young hacker

2.Trusted employee with no criminal record

3.Trusted employee with a long, but unknown criminal record.

4.Overseas young cracker.


Question:
The………….data mining technique derives rules from real-world case examples

1.Rule discover

2.Signal processing

3.Neural nets

4.Case-based reasoning


Question:
To access properties of an object, the mouse technique to use is

1.Dragging

2.dropping

3.right-clicking

4.shift-clicking


Question:
To move a copy of file from one computer to another over a communication channel is called?

1.File transfer

2.File encryption

3.File modification

4.File copying


Question:
To prevent the loss of data during power failures, use a(n):

1.Encryption program

2.Surge protector

3.Firewall

4. UPS


Question:
Touch Screen is............

1.Input device

2.Output device

3.Both a & b above

4.None of these


Question:
Trackball is a...........

1.Input device

2.Output device

3.Programming language

4.Software


Question:
VOIP stands for.........

1.Voice over IP

2. Video over IP

3.Viruses over IP

4.Virtual over IP


Question:
What is the most common tool used to restrict access to a computer system?

1.Hacker-proof program

2.Passwords

3.Computer keys

4.Access-control software


Question:
What is the name of an application program that gathers user information and sends it to someone through the Internet?

1.A virus

2.Spybot

3.Logic bomb

4.Security patch


Question:
What is the other name for programmed chip?

1.RAM

2.ROM

3.LSIC

4.PROM


Question:
What kind of memory is both static and non -volatile?

1.RAM

2.ROM

3.BIOS

4.CACHE


Question:
What type of virus uses computer hosts to reproduce itself?

1.Time bomb

2.Worm

3.Melissa virus

4.Macro virus


Question:
When a computer is switched on, the booting process performs

1.Integrity Test

2.Power-On Self-Test

3.Correct Functioning Test

4.Reliability Test


Question:
When a logic bomb is activated by a time-related event, it is known as a:

1.Time-related bomb sequence

2.Virus.

3.Time bomb

4.Trojan horse


Question:
When creating a computer program, the ......... designs the structure of the program

1.. End user

2.System Analyst

3.Programmer

4.All of the above


Question:
Where does most data go first with in a computer memory hierarchy ?

1.RAM

2.ROM

3.BIOS

4.CACHE


Question:
Which is not a basic function of a computer?

1.Store data

2.Accept input

3.Process data

4.Copy text


Question:
Which of the following are the functions of a operating system

1.Allocates resources

2.Monitors Activities

3.Manages disks and files

4.All of the above


Question:
Which of the following contains permanent data and gets updated during the processing of transactions?

1.Operating System File

2.Transaction file

3.Software File

4.Master file


Question:
Which of the following does not store data permanently?

1.ROM

2.RAM

3.Floppy Disk

4.Hard Disk


Question:
Which of the following helps to protect floppy disks from data getting accidentally erased?

1.Access notch

2.Write-protect notch

3.Entry notch

4.Input notch


Question:
Which of the following is a network topology

1.LAN

2.WAN

3.MAN

4.BUS


Question:
Which of the following is a type of network

1.Ring

2.Bus

3.Star

4.PAN


Question:
Which of the following is available in the form of a PC now?

1.Mainframe

2.Microcomputer

3.Minicomputer

4.Both (B) & (C)


Question:
Which of the following is not a binary number?

1.1

2.101

3.202

4.110


Question:
Which of the following is not a storage medium?

1.Hard disk

2.Flash drive

3.DVD

4.scanner


Question:
Which of the following is NOT one of the four major data processing functions of a computer?

1.gathering data

2.processing data into information

3.analyzing the data or information

4.storing the data or information


Question:
Which of the following is the smallest storage?

1.Megabyte

2.Gigabyte

3.Terabyte

4.None of these


Question:
Which of the following is/ are operating systems

1.Windows

2.Unix

3.OS/2

4.All of these


Question:
Which one of the following is NOT a computer language

1.MS-Excel

2.BASIC

3.COBOL

4.C++


Question:
Which part of the computer is directly involved in executing the instructions of the computer program?

1.The scanner

2.The main storage

3.The secondary storage

4.The processor


Question:
Why is it unethical to share copyrighted files with your friends?

1.It is not unethical, because it is legal.

2.It is unethical because the files are being given for free.

3.Sharing copyrighted files without permission breaks copyright laws.

4.It is not unethical because the files are being given for free.


Question:
You use a(n) ....., such as a keyboard or mouse, to input information 

1.output device

2.input device

3.storage device

4. processing device


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