Basic Computer Questions (201-300)

201. Which of the following is not valid statement?
A) Hard is referred to mean something temporary
B) Hard is used to mean something tangible
C) Soft is used to mean something permanent
D) Soft is used to mean something tangible

202. Digital devices are
A) Digital Clock
B) Automobile speed meter
C) Clock with a dial and two hands
D) All of them

203. Primary memory stores
A) Data alone
B) Programs alone
C) Results alone
D) All of these

204. After copying the content how many times can you paste?
A) 1
B) 16
C) 32
D) Many

205. WAN stands for
A) Wap Area Network
B) Wide Area Network
C) Wide Array Net
D) Wireless Area Network

206. An error in computer data is called
A) Chip
B) Bug
D) Storage device

207. The instructions for starting the computer are house on
A) Random access memory
B) CD-Rom
C) Read only memory chip
D) All of above

208. 1 nibble equals to
A) 1 bits
B) 2 bits
C) 4 bits
D) 8 bits

209. Perforated paper used as input of output media is known as
A) paper tapes
B) magnetic tape
C) punched papers tape
D) card punch

210. The secondary storage devices can only store data but they cannot perform
A) Arithmetic Operation
B) Logic operation
C) Fetch operations
D) Either of the above

211. Which American computer company is called Big Blue?
A) Microsoft
B) Compaq Corp
D) Tandy Svenson

212. It was in 2028 BS the _________ was brought in to calculate census data.
A) IBM 1400
B) IBM 1401
C) ICL 2950
D) None of above

213. Who is the inventor of ABC Computer?
A) John v. Atanasoff
B) Clifford Berry
C) Both of above
D) None of above

214. Which of the following is the largest unit?
A) data
B) field
C) record
D) database file

215. Find out who is not the inventor of transistors among following names
A) John Burdeen
B) William Shockley
C) Walter Brattain
D) Lee de Forest

216. Which of the following is not true for a magnetic disk?
A) It is expensive relative to 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 above

217. A disadvantage of the laser printer is
A) It is quieter than an impact printer
B) It is very slow
C) The output is of a lower quality
D) None of the above

218. The most commonly used standard data code to represent alphabetical, numerical and punctuation characters used in electronic data processing system is called
D) All of above

219. Which access method is used to access cassette tape?
A) Direct
B) Sequential
C) Both of the above
D) None of the above

220. A Compiler is ____
A) a combination of computer hardware
B) a program which translates from one high-level language to another
C) a program which translates from one high-level to a machine level language
D) None of these

221. Which unit holds data temporarily?
A) Input unit
B) Secondary storage unit
C) Output Unit
D) Primary Memory Unit

222. The computer size was very large in
A) First Generation
B) Second Generation
C) Third Generation
D) Fourth Generation

223. A name or number used to identify storage location devices?
A) A byte
B) A record
C) An address
D) All of above

224. Which of the following is not computer language?
A) High level language
B) Medium level language
C) Low level language
D) All of the above

225. Reading data is performed in magnetic disk by
A) Read/write leads
B) Sectors
C) Track
D) Lower surface

226. IBM 7000 digital computer
A) Belongs to second generation
B) Uses VLSI
C) Employs semiconductor memory
D) Has modular constructions

227. Which of the following is not electro-mechanical computer?
A) Mark I
C) Zuse

228. The term ‘computer’ is derived from
A) Greek language
B) Sanskrit language
C) Latin language
D) German language

229. Which statement is valid about magnetic tape?
A) It is a plastic ribbon
B) It is coated on both sides with iron oxide
C) It can be erased and reused
D) All of above

230. Which of the following is first generation computer?
B) IBM 1401
C) CDC 1604
D) ICL 2950

231. A hard copy would be prepared on a
A) Line printer
B) Dot matrix Printer
C) Typewriter terminal
D) All of the above

232. The term GIGO is related to which characteristics of computers?
A) Speed
B) Automatic
C) Accuracy
D) Reliability

233. Which of the following programming language were used in first generation computers?
A) Machine language
B) Assembly language
C) Both of above
D) None of above

234. To locate a data item for storage is
A) Field
B) Feed
C) Database
D) Fetch

235. Who used punched cards practically for the first time in the history of computers?
A) Charles Babbage
B) Dr. Herman Hollerith
C) Howard Aikin
D) Joseph Jacquard

236. Hard disk is coated in both sides with
A) Magnetic metallic oxide
B) Optical metallic oxide
C) Carbon layer
D) All of the above

237. Which of the following term means to reckon?
A) putare
B) com
C) computa
D) computar

238. An input /output device at which data enters or leaves a computer system is
A) Keyboard
B) Terminal
C) Printer
D) Plotter

239. Which of the following is first generation of computer
B) IBM-1401
C) CDC-1604
D) ICL-2900

240. A name or number used to identify a storage location is called
A) A byte
B) A record
C) An address
D) All of above

241. Computer professionals working in a computer centre are
A) Software
B) Firmware
C) Hardware
D) Humanware

242. The first general purpose electronic computer in the world was
D) All of above

243. The contents of information are stored in
A) Memory data register
B) Memory address register
C) Memory arithmetic registers
D) Memory access register

244. Which of the following is correct full form of BCD?
A) Binary Coded Decimal
B) Bit Coded Decimal
C) Binary Coded Digit
D) Bit Coded Digit

245. Which was the world’s first microcomputer that used Intel 80386 microprocessor chip?
A) IBM PS/2 B) HP-9830
C) DeskPro-386
D) IBM-360

246. The qualitative or quantitative attribute of a variable or set of variables is termed as
A) data
B) information
C) both of above
D) none of above

247. Main storage is also called
A) Accumulator
B) Control Unit
C) Register Unit
D) Memory

248. Which of the following are (is) considered to be video component?
A) Resolution
B) Color depth
C) Refresh rate
D) All of the alcove

249. For what Antikyathera was used?
A) For counting
B) For Calculating tax collection
C) For calculating astronomical positions
D) For calculating firing weapons

250. Memory unit is one part of
A) Input device
B) Control unit
C) Output device
D) Central Processing Unit

251. Microprocessors can be used to make
A) Computer
B) Digital systems
C) Calculators
D) All of the above

252. Which statement is valid about computer program?
A) High level languages must be converted into machine language to execute
B) High level language programs are more efficient and faster to execute
C) It is more difficult to identify errors in high level language program than in low level programs
D) All of above

253. By programmable machine we mean
A) computers
B) modern television
C) washing machines
D) anything that can be set to perform different tasks with suitable programs

254. Which of the following is a secondary memory device?
A) Keyboard
B) Disk
D) All of the above

255. The memory which is programmed at the time it is manufactured

256. One of the popular mass storage devices is CD ROM. What does CD ROM stand for?
A) Compactable Read Only Memory
B) Compact Data Read Only Memory
C) Compactable Disk Read Only Memory
D) Compact Disk Read Only Memory

257. Identify the true statement
A) Computers are 100% accurate but it can suffer from GIGO
B) Computers are reliable because they use electronic component which have very low failure rate
C) Computer is never tired and does not suffer from boredom
D) All of above

258. FORTRAN is
A) File Translation
B) Format Translation
C) Formula Translation
D) Floppy Translation

259. The programs which are as permanent as hardware and stored in ROM is known as
A) Hardware
B) Software
C) Firmware
D) ROM ware

260. Which of the following memories must be refreshed many times per second?
A) Static RAM
B) Dynamic RAM

261. What do you call the translator which takes assembly language program as input & produce machine language code as output?
A) Compiler
B) Interpreter
C) Debugger
D) Assembler

262. Serial access memories are useful in applications where
A) Data consists of numbers
B) Short access time is required
C) Each stored word is processed differently
D) Data naturally needs to flow in and out in serial form

263. In ________ mode, the communication channel is used in both directions at the same time?
A) Full-duplex
B) Simplex
C) Half-duplex
D) None of the above

264. Who invented Slide Rules?
A) John Napier
B) William Oughtred
C) Gottfried Leibnitz
D) Blaise Pascal

265. 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

266. Memory is made up of
A) Set of wires
B) Set of circuits
C) Large number of cells
D) All of these

267. Which of the following is the most powerful computers?
A) Mainframe Computer
B) Mini Computers
C) Micro Computers
D) Super Computers

268. Which of the printers used in conjunction with computers uses dry ink powder?
A) Daisy wheel printer
B) Line printer
C) Laser printer
D) Thermal printer

269. What is the path from which data flow in a computer system is known as
A) Car
B) Bus
C) Truck
D) Road

270. Which term is used to describe RAM?
A) Dynamic RAM (DRAM)
B) Static RAM (SRAM)
C) Video RAM (VRAM)
D) All of the above

271. In which year was chip used inside the computer for the first time?
A) 1964
B) 1975
C) 1999
D) 1944

272. Assembly language started to be used from
A) first generation computers
B) second generation computers
C) third generation computers
D) fourth generation computers

273. Which technology is more reliable?
A) Mechanical
B) Electro-Mechanical
C) Electronic
D) For reliability it does not matter. So all of above are reliable

274. Which of the following is not an XT microprocessor?
A) 8006
B) 8086
C) 8088
D) None of above

275. Hard disk is coated in both side with
A) Magnetic metallic oxide
B) Optical metallic oxide
C) Carbon layer
D) All of the above

276. ASCII stands for
A) American Stable Code for International Interchange
B) American Standard Case for Institutional Interchange
C) American Standard Code for Information Interchange
D) American Standard Code for Interchange Information

277. Raw facts and figures about any particular topic are
A) Information
B) facts
C) data
D) none of above

278. A computer can solve more than one kind of problem. This is related to which of the following characteristics?
A) Accuracy
B) Reliability
C) Versatility
D) Automatic

279. From which generation computers the printers were used?
A) first
B) second
C) third
D) fourth

280. How many symbols exist in Baudot code?
A) 32 B) 116
C) 58
D) 76

281. Following IC chip integrates 100 thousand electronic components per chip

282. An application program that helps the user to change any number and immediately see the result of that change is
A) Desktop publishing program
B) Database
C) Spreadsheet
D) All of above

283. In 1830, Charles Babbage designed a machine called the Analytical Engine which he showed at the Paris Exhibition. In which year was it exhibition?
A) 1820
B) 1860
C) 1855
D) 1870

284. 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

285. In analog computer
A) Input is first converted to digital form
B) Input is never converted to digital form
C) Output is displayed in digital form
D) All of the above

286. Which of the following computer is not invented by J.P. Eckert and John Mauchly?

287. When was the company named IBM?
A) 1914
B) 1924
C) 1975
D) None of above

288. Which of the following storage device can store the largest amount of data?
A) Hard Disks
B) Flash Disks
C) Blu-Ray Disks

289. Who invented Mark I?
A) Howard Aikin
B) J. P. Eckert
C) John Mauchley
D) John v. Atanasoff

290. ALU is
A) Arithmetic Logic Unit
B) Array Logic Unit
C) Application Logic Unit
D) None of above

291. A computer program that converts an entire program into machine language at one time is called a/an
A) Interpreter
C) Compiler
D) Simulator

292. When did arch rivals IBM and Apple Computers Inc. decide to join hands?
A) 1978
B) 1984
C) 1990
D) 1991

293. The purpose of vacuum tube was to NOT act like
A) an amplifier
B) a switch
C) a router
D) None of above

294. As compared to diskettes, the hard disks are
A) More expensive
B) More portable
C) Less rigid
D) Slowly accessed

295. Which of the following is the most quickly accessible storage?
B) Registers
C) Disks
D) Pen Drive

296. The octal equivalence of 111010 is
A) 81
B) 72
C) 71
D) None of above

297. Excessive parallel processing is related to
A) First generation
B) Fourth generation
C) Fifth Generation
D) Third generation

298. Second generation computers were developed during
A) 1949 to 1955
B) 1956 to 1965
C) 1965 to 1970
D) 1970 to 1990

299. What do you call a single point on a computer screen?
A) Cell
B) Element
C) Pixel
D) Bit

300. Mostly which of the following device is used to carry user files?
A) Floppy Disk
B) Hard Disk


201-B 202-A 203-D 204-D 205-B 206-B 207-C 208-C 209-A 210-D
211-C 212-B 213-C 214-D 215-D 216-B 217-D 218-A 219-B 220-C
221-D 222-A 223-C 224-B 225-A 226-D 227-D 228-C 229-D 230-A
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