Basic 200+ Computer GK Questions

What is Computer?
A computer is a smart machine that can do lots of different tasks. It’s like a clever friend that helps us with work, school, and fun activities. Computers can store a huge amount of information, like pictures, videos, and documents. They have a screen where we can see what’s happening and a keyboard to type on. When we use a computer, we can browse the internet, send emails, play games, and create things like stories or artwork. Computers can also solve problems and calculate numbers really fast.

Here are some basic 200+ computer GK question & answer which every body knows :

Sr. No. Question Answer
Que 1: The term ‘Computer’ is derived from………. Latin
Que 2: Who is the inventor of “Difference Engine”? Charles babbage
Que 3: Who is the father of Computer? Charles babbage
Que 4: Who is the father of Computer science? Allen turing
Que 5: Who is the father of personal computer? Edward robert
Que 6: A CPU contains A control unit and an arithmetic logic unit
Que 7: Which of the following controls the process of interaction between the user and the operating system? User interface
Que 8: The first computers were programmed using Machine language
Que 9: ……….is a combination of hardware and software that facilitates the sharing of information between computing devices. Network
Que 10: Coded entries which are used to gain access to a computer system are called Passwords
Que 11: Which of the following statements is true ? Minicomputer works faster than microcomputer
Que 12: You organize files by storing them in Folders
Que 13: What type of resource is most likely to be a shared common resource in a computer Network? Printers
Que 14: Which device is required for the Internet connection? Modem
Que 15: What is a light pen? Optical input device
Que 16: UNIVAC is Universal automatic computer
Que 17: CD-ROM stands for Compactable read only memory
Que 18: ALU is Arithmetic logic unit
Que 19: VGA is Video graphics array
Que 20: IBM 1401 is Second generation computer
Que 21: MSI stands for Medium scale integrated circuits
Que 22: The capacity of 3.5 inch floppy disk is Wireless area network
Que 23: WAN stands for Wide area network
Que 24: MICR stands for Magnetic ink character reader
Que 25: EBCDIC stands for Extended binary coded decimal interchange code
Que 26: Which of the following is a part of the Central Processing Unit? Computer analogue design
Que 27: CAD stands for Computer aided design
Que 28: Junk e-mail is also called Spam
Que 29: Hackers Break into other people’s computers
Que 30: What type of computers are client computers (most of the time) in a client-server system? May legally break into computers as long as they do not do any damage
Que 31: A computer cannot ‘boot’ if it does not have the Compiler loader microcomputer
Que 32: The amount of vertical space between lines of text in a document is called Double-space line spacing
Que 33: Example of non-numeric data is Employee address
Que 34: What is embedded system? Bookmark
Que 35: First page of Website is termed as- Homepage
Que 36: . ………………… Is the appearance of typed characters? Format
Que 37: When a file is saved for the first time of corporate It must be given a name to identify it
Que 38: Office LANS, which are scattered geographically on large scale, can be connected by the use of corporate Lan programme memory
Que 39: Where are data and programme stored when the processor uses them? Main memory
Que 40: . …………… represents raw facts, where-as…………….. is data made meaningful. Data, information
Que 41: What characteristic of read-only memory (ROM) makes it useful? Data in rom is non-volatile, that is, it remains there even without electrical power.
Que 42: What do you call the programs that are used to find out possible faults and their causes? Rom provides very large amounts of inexpensive data storage.
Que 43: Which programming languages are classified as low level languages? Mcafee
Que 44: Which of the following is not anti- viruses’ software? C, c++
Que 45: Which device is required for the Internet connection? Modem
Que 46: What does DMA stand for? Direct memory access
Que 47: Which of the following is a storage device? 1804
Que 48: When did John Napier develop logarithm? 1614
Que 49: A normal CD- ROM usually can store up to _________ _data? 680GB
Que 50: MIS is designed to provide information needed for effective decision making by? Managers
Que 51: What is a light pen? Optical input device
Que 52: BCD is Binary coded decimal
Que 53: ASCII stands for Binary coded digit
Que 54: Which of the following is first generation of computer? Edsac
Que 55: Chief component of first generation computer was Vacuum tubes and valves
Que 56: FORTRAN is Integrated circuits
Que 57: EEPROM stands for Formula translation
Que 58: Second Generation computers were developed during 1956 to 1965
Que 59: The computer size was very large in First generation
Que 60: Microprocessors as switching devices are for which generation computers All of above
Que 61: Which of the following devices can be sued to directly image printed text? Ocr
Que 62: The output quality of a printer is measured by Dot per sq. Inch
Que 63: In analogue computer Input is never converted to digital form
Que 64: In latest generation computers, the instructions are executed Output is displayed in digital form
Que 65: Who designed the first electronics computer – ENIAC? Both sequentially and parallel
Que 66: Who invented the high level language “C”? Dennis m. Ritchie
Que 67: Personnel who design, program, operate and maintain computer equipment refers to Seymour papert
Que 68: When did arch rivals IBM and Apple Computers Inc. decide to join hands? Computer
Que 69: Human beings are referred to as Homosapinens, which device is called Sillico Sapiens? Glitch
Que 70: An error in software or hardware is called a bug. What is the alternative computer jargon for it? Cheap
Que 71: Modern Computer are very reliable but they are not Infallible
Que 72: What is the name of the display feature that highlights are of the screen which requires operator attention? Reverse video
Que 73: Personal computers use a number of chips mounted on a main circuit board. What is the common name for such boards? Motherboard
Que 74: In most IBM PCs, the CPU, the device drives, memory expansion slots and active components are mounted on a single board. Motherboard
Que 75: What is meant by a dedicated computer? Which is assigned one and only one task
Que 76: The system unit of a personal computer typically contains all of the following except: Modem
Que 77: A computer program that converts an entire program into machine language is called a/an is called a/an Compiler
Que 78: A computer program that translates one program instructions at a time into machine language is called a/an Interpreter
Que 79: A small or intelligent device is so called because it contains within it a Sensor
Que 80: A fault in a computer program which prevents it from working correctly is known as Bug
Que 81: A self replicating program, similar to a virus which was taken from a 1970s science fiction novel by John Bruner entitled Worm
Que 82: A state. is a bi-stable electronic circuit that has Flip-flop
Que 83: Unwanted repetitious messages, such as unsolicited bulk e-mail is known as Spam
Que 84: DOS stands for Disk operating system
Que 85: Who is the chief of Microsoft Bill gates
Que 86: Which of the following are input devices? Keyboard, mouse & card reader
Que 87: Examples of output devices are Screen, printer & speaker
Que 88: Which of the following is also known as brain of computer Central processing unit
Que 89: IBM stands for International business machines
Que 90: ………… translates and executes program at run time line by line Interpreter
Que 91: is an OOP principle Inheritance
Que 92: COBOL is widely used in application s Commercial
Que 93: RAM stands for Random access memory
Que 94: 1 Byte =? 8 bits
Que 95: SMPS stands for Switched mode power supply
Que 96: The device used to carry digital data on analogue lines is called as Modem
Que 97: VDU is also called Screen & monitor
Que 98: BIOS stands for Basic input output system
Que 99: Father of “C‘ programming language Dennis ritchie
Que 100: The instructions that tell a computer how to carry out the processing tasks are referred to as computer……… Programs

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Que 101: An area of a computer that temporarily holds data waiting to be processed is………. Memory
Que 102: ……….. is the key to close a selected drop -down list; cancel a command and close a dialog box. Esc
Que 103: ………. is the key we use to run the selected command. Enter
Que 104: …………. Is the functional key to display save-as box. F12
Que 105: Data becomes ……………. when it is presented in a format that people can understand and use Information
Que 106: The term …………. designates equipment that might be added to a computer system to enhance its functionality. Peripheral device
Que 107: A ………… is a microprocessor -based computing device. Personal computer
Que 108: RAM can be treated as the ……… for the computer’s processor Waiting room
Que 109: Which of the following are the functions of a operating system Allocates resources, monitors activities and manages disks and files
Que 110: To move a copy of file from one computer to another over a communication channel is called? File transfer
Que 111: The primary function of the ………… is to set up the hardware and load and start an operating system Bios
Que 112: What kind of memory is both static and non -volatile? Rom
Que 113: ………. is computer software designed to operate the computer hardware and to provide platform for running application System software
Que 114: The ……… is the amount of data that a storage device can move from the storage medium to the Computer per second Data transfer rate
Que 115: A device, which is not connected to CPU, is called as ……. Off-line device
Que 116: What is the other name for programmed chip? Lsic
Que 117: On-line real time systems become popular in ……….. generation Third generation
Que 118: You use a(n) ….., such as a keyboard or mouse, to input information Input device
Que 119: …………. is the ability of a device to “jump” directly to the requested data Random access
Que 120: …………. provides process and memory management services that allow two or more tasks, jobs, or programs to run Multitasking
Que 121: The task of performing operations like arithmetic and logical operations is called…… Processing
Que 122: ALU and Control Unit jointly known as Cpu
Que 123: RAM is an example of Primary memory
Que 124: Magnetic disk is an example of Secondary memory
Que 125: Which one of the following is NOT a computer language Ms-excel
Que 126: RAM is also called as Read / write memory
Que 127: ………… Store data or information temporarily and pass it on as directed by the control unit Register
Que 128: Select the Odd one Operating system
Que 129: A ………… is an additional set of commands that the computer displays after you make a selection from the main menu Dialog box
Que 130: COBOL is an acronym for…………. Common business oriented language
Que 131: All of the following are examples of real security and privacy risks EXCEPT Spam
Que 132: Which of the following is NOT one of the four major data processing functions of a computer? Analyzing the data or information
Que 133: All of the following are examples of storage devices EXCEPT : Printers
Que 134: The CPU and memory are located on the : Motherboard
Que 135: …………… is the science that attempts to produce machines that display the same type of intelligence that humans do Artificial intelligence (al)
Que 136: Servers are computers that provide resources to other computers connected to a : Mainframe
Que 137: When creating a computer program, the ……… designs the structure of the program System analyst
Que 138: A computer program that converts an entire program into machine language at one time is called a/ an Characters
Que 139: Computers process data into information by working exclusively with : Numbers
Que 140: The difference between people with access to computers and the Internet and those without this access is known as the :</ Digital divide
Que 141: Computers manipulate data in many ways, and this manipulation is called…… Processing
Que 142: The ability to recover and read deleted or damaged files from a criminal’s computer is an example of a law enforcement Computer forensics
Que 143: Where does most data go first with in a computer memory hierarchy ? Ram
Que 144: The………….data mining technique derives rules from real-world case examples. Neural nets
Que 145: …………….are used to identify a user who returns to a Website Cookies
Que 146: Codes consisting of lines of varying widths or lengths that are computer-readable are known as- A bar code
Que 147: Why is it unethical to share copyrighted files with your friends? Sharing copyrighted files without permission breaks copyright laws.
Que 148: Reusable optical storage will typically have the acronym- Rw
Que 149: The most common type of storage devices are- Optical
Que 150: A device that connects to a network without the use of cables is said to be- None of these
Que 151: A person who used his or her expertise to gain access to other people’s computers to get information illegally or do Hacker
Que 152: To access properties of an object, the mouse technique to use is- Right-clicking
Que 153: A DVD is an example of a (n)- Optical disc
Que 154: . The process of transferring files from a computer on the Internet to your computer is called Downloading
Que 155: . ………. is the process of dividing the disk into tracks and sectors. Formatting
Que 156: . Help Menu is available at which button? Start
Que 157: The technology that stores only the essential instructions on a microprocessor chip and thus enhances its speed is Risc
Que 158: Which is not a basic function of a computer? Copy text
Que 159: ASCII is a coding system that provides 1024 different characters
Que 160: Which part of the computer is directly involved in executing the instructions of the computer program? The processor
Que 161: When a computer is switched on, the booting process performs Power-on self-test
Que 162: A computer system that is old and perhaps not satisfactory is referred to as a(n) Legacy system
Que 163: Which of the following is not a binary number? 202
Que 164: Which of the following does not store data permanently? Ram
Que 165: Which of the following is the smallest storage? None of these
Que 166: Which of the following contains permanent data and gets updated during the processing of transactions? Master file
Que 167: Which of the following helps to protect floppy disks from data getting accidentally erased? Write-protect notch
Que 168: A modem is connected to A telephone line
Que 169: Large transaction processing systems in automated organisations use Batch processing
Que 170: In a computer, most processing takes place in Cpu
Que 171: . Which of the following is not a storage medium? Scanner
Que 172: The computer abbreviation KB usually means Kilo byte
Que 173: The typical computer criminal is a(n): Trusted employee with no criminal recor
Que 174: The common name for the crime of stealing passwords is: Spoofing.
Que 175: Collecting personal information and effectively posing as another individual is known as the crime of: Identity theft.
Que 176: Malicious software is known as: Malware.
Que 177: A program that performs a useful task while simultaneously allowing destructive acts is a: Trojan horse.
Que 178: An intentionally disruptive program that spreads from program to program or from disk to disk is known as a: Virus.
Que 179: In 1999, the Melissa virus was a widely publicised: E-mail virus.
Que 180: What type of virus uses computer hosts to reproduce itself? Worm
Que 181: The thing that eventually terminates a worm virus is a lack of: Memory or disk space.
Que 182: When a logic bomb is activated by a time-related event, it is known as a: Time bom
Que 183: A logic bomb that was created to erupt on Michelangelo‘s birthday is an example of a: Time bom
Que 184: What is the name of an application program that gathers user information and sends it to someone through the Internet? Spybot
Que 185: —— is the measurement of things such as fingerprints and retinal scans used for security access. Biometrics
Que 186: What is the most common tool used to restrict access to a computer system? Passwords
Que 187: Hardware or software designed to guard against unauthorized access to a computer network is known as a(n): Firewall.
Que 188: The scrambling of code is known as: Encryption.
Que 189: To prevent the loss of data during power failures, use a(n): Surge protector. Ups.
Que 190: ——Is defined as any crime completed through the use of computer technology. Computer crime
Que 191: —— refers to electronic trespassing or criminal hacking. Cracking
Que 192: The first electronic computer was developed by J.v. Attansoff
Que 193: Snowbol is an/a——— Hll
Que 194: Switching device of fifth generation computer is——– Vlsi
Que 195: ———- computers operates essentially by counting Digital computer
Que 196: ———- computer is small general purpose micro computer, but larger than portable computer Desktop
Que 197: Cathode Ray Tube is a form of……. Monitor
Que 198: Trackball is a……….. Input device
Que 199: …………. computer is a medium sized computer Mini
Que 200: ……….. computer are of large size Mainframe

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Que 201: Note book, laptop,palm,hand-held computers are coming under the category of……… computer Portable computer
Que 202: Light pen and joystick are………… Input devices
Que 203: Touch Screen is………… Input & output device
Que 204: ………….printer is the cheapest in terms of price and operating cost Inkjet dot matrix
Que 205: ………. printer is a non-impact printer and is quite in working Inkjet
Que 206: ………. are high-end printers Laser
Que 207: ……… are used for plotting graphs and design on papers Plotters
Que 208: Daisy wheel, Drum, chain etc are the …………. Printers
Que 209: ….are specific to users’ needs Application software
Que 210: Joshy, Perfumes are examples of…………. Computer viruses
Que 211: Which of the following is/ are operating systems All of these
Que 212: “MAN” stands for Metropolitan area network
Que 213: Which of the following is a network topology Bus
Que 214: Which of the following is a type of network Pan
Que 215: VOIP stands for………. Voice over ip
Que 216: The first web browser is Mosaic
Que 217: LAN stands for…………… Local area network
Que 218: ………. are set of rules and procedures to control the data transmission over the internet Protocol
Que 219: NOS stands for Node operating system network operating system
Que 220: …………… are system software to facilitate editing of text and data Editors
Que 221: Computers, combine both measuring and counting, are called : Digital hybrid
Que 222: In world today, most of the computers are : Digital
Que 223: Physical structure of computer is called : Hardware
Que 224: In which type of computer, data are represented as discrete signals. Digital computer
Que 225: Which of the following is available in the form of a PC now? Microcomputer
Que 226: PARAM is an example of: Super computer
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