Computer Awareness Quiz 8

Computer Awareness Quiz for Competitive Exams / Test your Computer Knowledge / Basic Computer Knowledge Question and Answers.



01. Computer programs are written in a high level programming language, however, the human readable version of a program is called
a) cache
b) instruction set
c) source code
d) word size
e) None of these

02. What is the difference between a CD-ROM and a CD-RW?
a) They are the same just two different terms used by different manufacturers
b) A CD-ROM can be written to and a CD-RW cannot
c) A CD-RW can be written to, but a CD-ROM can only be read from
d) A CD-ROM holds more information than a CD-RW
e) None of these

03. What is the term for how words will appear on a page?
a) Text formatting
b) Character formatting
c) Point size
d) Typeface
e) None of these

04. The process of a computer receiving information form a server on the Internet is known as
a) Pulling
b) Pushing
c) Downloading
d) Transfering
e) None of these

05. When sending an e-mail, the … line describe the contents of the message
a) Subject
b) To
c) Contents
d) CC
e) None of these

06. All the deleted files go to
a) Recycle bin
b) Task bar
c) Tool bar
d) My computer
e) None of these

07. You organise files by storing them in
a) Archives
b) Folders
c) Indexes
d) Lists
e) None of these

08. A website address is a unique name that identifies a specific ___ on the web
a) Web browser
b) Website
c) PDA
d) Link
e) None of these

09. _________ are specially designed computer chips that reside inside o ther devices, such as your car or your electronic thermostat
a) Servers
b) Embedded computers
c) Robotic computers
d) Mainframes
e) None of these

10. Which of the following places the common data elements in order from smallest to largest?
a) Character, file, record, field, database
b) Character, record, field, file, database
c) Character, field, record, file, database
d) Bit, byte, character, record, field, file, database
e) None of these

11. Which of the following statements is false concerning file names?
a) Files may share the same name or the same extension but not both
b) Every file in the same folder must have a unique name
c) File extension is another name for file type
d) None of these

12. A disk's content that is recorded at the time of manufacture and that cannot be changed or erased by the user is
a) Memory only
b) Write only
c) Read only
d) Run only
e) None of these

13. Distributed processing involves
a) solving computer component problems from a different computer
b) solving computing problems by breaking them into smaller parts that are separately processed by different computers
c) allowing users to share files on a network
d) allowing users to access network resources away from the office
e) None of these

14. The operating system determines the manner in which all of the following occurs except
a) user creation of a document
b) user interaction with the processor
c) printer output
d) data displayed on the monitor
e) None of these

15. Office LANs that are spread geographically apart on a large scale can be connected using a
corporate
a) CAN
b) LAN
c) DAN
d) WAN
e) None of these

16. You can keep your personal files/folders in
a) My folder
b) My documents
c) My files
d) My text
e) None of these

17. The primary purpose of software is to turn data into
a) Websites
b) Information
c) Programs
d) Objects
e) None of these

18. A directory within a directory is called
a) Mini Directory
b) Junior Directory
c) Part Directory
d) Sub Directory
e) None of these

19. A compiler translates a program written in a high-level language into
a) Machine language
b) An algorithm
c) A debugged program
d) Java
e) None of these

20. When your turn on the computer, the boot routine will perform this test
a) RAM test
b) disk drive test
c) memory test
d) power on self test
e) None of these

21. A ___________ is a unique name that you give to a file of information
a) Device letter
b) Folders
c) File name
d) File name extension
e) None of these

22. Hardware includes
a) all devices used to input data into a computer
b) sets of instructions that a computer runs or executes
c) the computer and all the devices connected to it that are used to input and output data
d) all devices involved in processing information including the central processing unit, memory
and storage
e) None of these

23. A ______ contains specific rules and words t hat express the logical steps of an algorithm
a) Programming language
b) Syntax error
c) Programming structure
d) Logic chart
e) None of these

24. The simultaneous processing of two or more programs by multiple processors is
a) multiprogramming
b) multitasking
c) time-sharing
d) multiprocessing
e) None of these

25. The secret code that restricts entry to some programs
a) Password
b) Passport
c) Entry code
d) Access code
e) None of these

26. Computers use the ________ number system to store data and perform calculations.
a) Binary
b) Octal
c) Decimal
d) Hexadecimal
e) None of these

27. The main function of the ALU is to
a) perform arithmetic and logical operations
b) store data and information for future use
c) control computer output, such as printing
d) monitor all computer activities
e) None of these

28. ________ is the process of carrying commands.
a) Fetching
b) Storing
c) Executing
d) Decoding
e) None of these

29. Softcopy is the intangible output, so then what is hardcopy?
a) The physical parts of the computer
b) The printed parts of the computer
c) The printed output
d) The physical output devices
e) None of these

30. A(n) _______ is a program that makes the computer easier to use
a) utility
b) application
c) operating system
d) network
e) None of these

31. A complete electronic circuit with transistors and other electronic components on a small silicon chip is called a(n)
a) workstation
b) CPU
c) magnetic disk
d) integrated circuit
e) None of these

32. Computer systems are comprised of
a) hardware, programs, processors, procedures and people
b) hardware, programs, information, people and procedures
c) hardware, programs, information, people and networks
d) hardware, software, procedures, networks and people
e) None of these

33. An error in a computer program
a) Crash
b) Power Failure
c) Bug
d) Virus
e) None of these

34. What is output?
a) What the processor takes from the user
b) What the user gives to the processor
c) What the processor gets from the user
d) What the processor gives to the user
e) None of these

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