Basic Computer Questions (401-500)

Basic Computer Questions (401-500)

401. Which was the computer conceived by Babbage?
A) Analytical Engine
B) Arithmetic Machine
C) Donald Kunth
D) All of above

402. The processing speed of first generation computers was
A) milliseconds
B) microseconds
C) nanoseconds
D) picoseconds

403. Model 5100 was ______ in 1957.
A) The first PC built by IBM
B) The first PC built by Apple
C) The first PC built by Motorola
D) The first PC built by Intel

404. VGA is
A) Video Graphics Array
B) Visual Graphics Array
C) Volatile Graphics Array
D) Video Graphics Adapter

405. A kind of scanner MICR is the short form of
A) Magnetic Ink Character Reader
B) Magnetic Ink Code Reader
C) Magnetic Ink Cases Reader
D) None

406. Which of the following is not a class based on size?
A) Mainframe Computer
B) Micro Computer
C) Mini Computer
D) Digital Computer

407. Which 8-bit chip was used in many of today’s TRS-80 computers?
A) Z-8000
B) Motorola 6809 C) Z-8808
D) Z-80

408. Which of the following disk is fixed disk?
A) Hard Disks
B) Flash Disks
C) Blu-Ray Disks

409. Which of the following professions has not been affected by personal computers?
A) Medical
B) Clerical and law
C) Accounting
D) None of the above

410. The word Abacus is derived from Abax, a word from
A) Latin language
B) Greek Language
C) Sanskrit language
D) Ancient Egypt

411. In latest generation computers, the instructions are executed
A) Parallel only
B) Sequentially only
C) Both sequentially and parallel
D) All of above

412. Which of the following memory medium is not used as main memory system?
A) Magnetic core
B) Semiconductor
C) Magnetic tape
D) Both a and b

413. An online backing storage system capable of storing larger quantities of data is
B) Memory
C) Mass storage
D) Secondary storage

414. A kind of serial dot-matrix printer that forms characters with magnetically-charged ink sprayed dots is called
A) Laser printer
B) Ink-jet printer
C) Drum printer
D) Chan printer

415. Which of the following does not affect the resolution of a video display image?
A) Bandwidth
B) Raster scan rage
C) Vertical and horizontal lines of resolution
D) Screen size

416. Which of the following printing devices an output composed of a series of data?
A) Wire matrix printer
B) Band printer
C) Wang image printer
D) Both a and c

417. Which of the following is an example of fifth generation computer?
A) PIM/m
B) ICL 2950
C) IBM 1401
D) None of above

418. Magnetic disks are the most popular medium for
A) Direct access
B) Sequential access
C) Both of above
D) None of above

419. Which of the following is not a third generation computer?
A) IBM 360
B) IBM 1401
C) PDP-8
D) HP2115

420. The number of records contained within a block of data on magnetic tape is defined by the
A) Block definition
B) Record contain clause
C) Blocking factor
D) Record per block

421. Mark I is also known as
A) American Sequence Controlled Calculator
B) Automatic Sequence Calculating Controller
C) American Sequence Controlled Computer
D) Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator

422. Which of the following registers is loaded with the contents of the memory location pointed by the PC?
A) Memory address registers
B) Memory data registers
C) Instruction register
D) Program counter

423. Which of the following are the cheapest memory devices in terms of Cost/Bit?
A) Semiconductor memories
B) Magnetic Disks
C) Compact Disks
D) Magnetic Tapes

424. MIS is designed to provide information needed for effective decision making by?
A) Consumers
B) Workers
C) Foremen
D) Managers

425. Which is valid statement
A) 1 KB = 1024 Bytes
B) 1 MB = 1024 Bytes
C) 1 KB = 1000 Bytes
D) 1 MB = 1000 Bytes

426. Latency time is
A) Time to spin the needed data under head
B) Time to spin the needed data under track
C) Time to spin data under sector
D) All of above

427. Who built the first Mechanical Calculator
A) Joseph Marie Jacquard
B) John Mauchly
C) Blaise Pascal
D) Howard Aiken

428. The most important advantage of a video disk is
A) Compactness
B) Potential capacity
C) Durability
D) Cost effectiveness

429. Which of the following generation computers had expensive operation cost?
A) First
B) Second
C) Third
D) Fourth

430. An IBM system/38 represents the computer class of:
A) Small-scale computer
B) Medium-scale computer
C) Large-scale computer
D) Super computer

431. Another word for a daisy wheel printer
A) Petal printer
B) Golf ball printer
C) Laser printer
D) Line printer

432. Cursor is a ____
A) Pixel
B) Thin blinking line
C) Pointing device
D) None of these

433. Which device is used to backup the data?
A) Floppy Disk
B) Tape
C) Network Drive
D) All of the above

434. Which of the following printers are you sure will not to use if your objective is to print on multi carbon forms?
A) Daisy wheel
B) Dot matrix
C) Laser
D) Thimble

435. Which of the following items are examples of storage devices?
A) Floppy / hard disks
C) Tape devices
D) All of the above

436. ASCII and EBCDIC are the popular character coding systems. What does ASCII stand 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

437. Which computers are used as servers for any medium sized organizations?
A) Mainframe Computer
B) Mini Computers
C) Micro Computers
D) Super Computers

438. Slide Rules was invented in
A) 1614
B) 1617
C) 1620
D) None of above

439. A normal CD-ROM usually can store up to __________data?
A) 680 KB
B) 680 Bytes
C) 680 MB
D) 680 GB

440. Which of the following required large computer memory?
A) Imaging
B) Graphics
C) Voice
D) All of above

441. Which was the computer conceived by Babbage?
A) Analytical engine
B) Arithmetic machine
C) Donald Knuth
D) All of above

442. The lower deck of an abacus is known as
A) heaven
B) sky
C) earth
D) floor

443. All modern computer operate on
A) Information
B) Floppies
C) Data
D) Word

444. The computer that can input analog signals and return result in digital form
A) Analog Computers
B) Digital Computers
C) Hybrid Computers
D) Mainframe Computers

445. Offline device is
A) A device which is not connected to CPU
B) A device which is connected to CPU
C) A direct access storage device
D) An I/O device

446. What is the latest write-once optical storage media?
A) Digital paper
B) Magneto-optical disk
C) WORM disk
D) CD-ROM disk

447. Which of the following programming language started from second generation?
B) C

448. Which one of the following input device is user- programmable?
A) Dumb terminal
B) Smart terminal
D) Intelligent terminal

449. Floppy disks typically in diameter
A) 3?
B) 5.25?
C) 8?
D) All of above

450. Current SIMMs have either __ or __ connectors (pins)
A) 9 or 32
B) 30 or 70
C) 28 or 72
D) 30 or 72

451. Dot-matrix is a type of
A) Tape
B) Printer
C) Disk
D) Bus

452. Which is not consisted in a processor
C) Memory
D) Registers

453. IBM 1401 is the first computer to enter in Nepal. It belonged to
A) First Generation
B) Second Generation
C) Third Generation
D) Froth Generation

454. The Third Generation Computer was made with ________.
A) Vacuum Tube
B) Discrete Components
D) Bio Chips

455. Which of the following are the two main components of the CPU?
A) Control Unit and Registers
B) Registers and Main Memory
C) Control unit and ALU
D) ALU and bus

456. Fifth generation computer is also known as
A) Knowledge information processing system
B) Very large scale integration
C) Both of above
D) None of above

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

458. 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

459. Programs are executed on the basis of a priority number in a
A) Batch processing system
B) Multiprogramming
C) Time sharing
D) None of these

460. When was Apple Macintosh II microcomputer introduced in the market?
A) 1964
B) 1970
C) 1983
D) 1986

461. When was the world’s first laptop computer introduced in the market and by whom?
A) Hewlett-Packard
B) Epson, 1981
C) Laplink traveling software In1982
D) Tandy model-2000, 1985

462. Today’s computer giant IBM was earlier known by different name which was changed in 1924. What was that name?
A) Computer Tabulating Recording Co.
B) The Tabulator Ltd.
C) International Computer Ltd.
D) None of above

463. The personnel who deals with the computer and its management put together are called
A) Software
B) Human ware
C) Firmware
D) Hardware

464. Which of the following is input device?
A) scanner
B) speaker
C) monitor
D) projector

465. Which of the following is true?
A) Fields are composed of bytes
B) Records are composed of fields
C) Fields are composed of characters
D) All of above

466. Who built the world’s first electronic calculator using telephone relays, light bulbs and batteries?
A) Claude Shannon
B) Konrard Zues
C) George Stibits
D) Howard H. Aiken

467. WAN is a most used abbreviation in Networking, what is its full form?
A) WAP Area Network
B) Wide Area Network
C) Wide Array of Network
D) Wireless Access Network

468. In which language is source program written?
A) English
B) Symbolic
C) High level
D) Temporary

469. Which of the following is correct acronym of VGA?
A) Video Graphics Array
B) Visual Graphics Array
C) Volatile Graphics Array
D) Video Graphics Adapter

470. A song being played on computer speaker is
A) hard output
B) soft output
C) both hard and soft output
D) neither hard nor soft output

471. In the IBM PC-At, what do the words AT stand for
A) Additional Terminals
B) Advance technology
C) Applied technology
D) Advanced terminology

472. Size of the primary memory of a PC ranges between
A) 2KB to 8KB
B) 64KB & 256KB C) 256KB & 640KB
D) None of these

473. What is the number of read-write heads in the drive for a 9- trac magnetic tape?
A) 9
B) 16
C) 18
D) 27

474. Apple company used chips from ______ for its computers
A) Intel
B) Motorola
C) Both of above
D) None of above

475. Which of the following is a feature of fifth generation computers?
A) Use of natural language
B) artificial intelligence
C) bio-chips
D) All of above

476. Charles Babbage was awarded by Royal Society for his
A) Difference Engine
B) Analytic Engine
C) Binary System in Analytic Engine
D) His concept of input, mill, output and storage

477. 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

478. When we look at the cost, which of the following computer is most expensive?
A) Mainframe Computer
B) Mini Computers
C) Micro Computers
D) Super Computers

479. Which of the following will happen when data is entered into a memory location?
A) It will add to the content of the location
B) It will change the address of the memory location
C) It will erase the previous content
D) It will not be fruitful if there is already some data at the location

480. Which device is used as the standard pointing device in a Graphical User Environment?
A) Keyboard
B) Mouse
C) Joystick
D) Track ball

481. Mini computers and micro computers are from which generation of computers?
A) First
B) Second
C) Third
D) Fourth

482. Pick the one that is used for logical operations or comparisons such as less than equal to or greater than.
A) Arithmetic and Logic Unit
B) Control Unit
C) Both of above
D) None of above

483. The operating speed of third generation computer was
A) Milliseconds
B) Microseconds
C) Nanoseconds
D) Picoseconds

484. Which of the following is true?
A) Mark I was 8 feet long
B) Mark I was 2 feet long
C) Mark I was 40 feet long
D) None of above

485. Charles Babbage is considered the father of modern computers because
A) of his difference engine
B) of his analytical engine
C) his concept of input, mill and output
D) All of above

486. 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

487. What was the first computer brought in Nepal?
A) ICL/2950
C) IBM 1401
D) None of above

488. The primary advantage of key-to-tape data entry system is
A) A large percentage of editing can be performed at the time of data entry
B) Key verification is easily performed
C) The tape is reusable
D) Keying errors can be detected as they occur.

489. Basic is ________ language.
A) a procedural
B) an object oriented
C) both A and B
D) none of the above

490. A computer Program that translates one program instruction at a time into machine language is called a/an
A) Interpreter
C) Compiler
D) Simulator

491. Which of the following have the fastest access time?
A) Semiconductor Memories
B) Magnetic Disks
C) Magnetic Tapes
D) Compact Disks

492. The first electronic general purpose digital computer built by Eckert and Mauchly called ENIAC did not work on the stored program concept. How many numbers could it store in its internal memory?
A) 100
B) 20
C) 40
D) 80

493. The computer that process both analog and digital is called
A) Analog computer
B) Digital computer
C) Hybrid computer
D) Mainframe computer

494. What was the name of the first commercially available microprocessor chip?
A) Intel 308
B) Intel 33
C) Intel 4004
D) Motorola 639

495. Which of the following class of computers can process physical quantities such as speed?
A) Analog Computers
B) Digital Computers
C) Hybrid Computers
D) None of above

496. How many types of storage loops exists in magnetic bubble memory
A) 8
B) 4
C) 16
D) 2

497. When did IBM introduce the 20286 based PC/AT?
A) 1982
B) 1984
C) 1985
D) 1989

498. The silicon chips used for data processing are called
A) RAM chips
B) ROM chips
C) Micro processors
D) PROM chips

499. Which computers used operating systems by Microsoft?
B) Apple/Macintosh PCs
C) IBM Compatibles
D) Both A & C

500. One of the main feature that distinguish microprocessors from micro-computer is
A) Words are usually large in microprocessors
B) Words are shorter in microprocessors
C) Microprocessor does not contain I/O device
D) Exactly the same as the machine cycle time



401-A 402-A 403-A 404-A 405-A 406-D 407-D 408-A 409-D 410-A
411-C 412-C 413-C 414-B 415-D 416-D 417-A 418-C 419-B 420-C
421-D 422-C 423-C 424-D 425-A 426-A 427-C 428-B 429-A 430-A
431-B 432-B 433-D 434-C 435-D 436-C 437-B 438-C 439-C 440-D
441-A 442-C 443-C 444-C 445-A 446-D 447-D 448-D 449-D 450-D
451-B 452-C 453-B 454-C 455-C 456-A 457-B 458-C 459-B 460-C
461-B 462-B 463-B 464-A 465-D 466-C 467-B 468-C 469-A 470-B
471-B 472-C 473-A 474-B 475-D 476-A 477-A 478-D 479-C 480-B
481-D 482-A 483-C 484-D 485-C 486-B 487-C 488-C 489-A 490-A
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