Computer Basics Multiple Choice Questions For Beginners

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Computer Basics Multiple Choice Questions For Beginners

It is essential for one to increase their computer knowledge from time to time to be competitive in a world where most business processes are computerized. Have you been having a tough time in computer class? Take up the multiple-choice quiz on computers below for beginners and get to increase your knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Operating System is a:
    • A. 

      System Software

    • B. 

      Application Software

    • C. 

      Utility Software

    • D. 

      Malware

  • 2. 
     Files are Organized in:
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      Cache

    • C. 

      Directories

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      A medium for Data Communications

    • B. 

      A Physical Device that driven by data

    • C. 

      A Physical Device Driven by software

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      WAN and LAN

    • B. 

      WAN and LAN

    • C. 

      TAN and CAN

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      An area that is used for viewing documents

    • B. 

      An area that organizes your documents

    • C. 

      An area that gives you quick access to files

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 6. 
    A graphic artist would use:
    • A. 

      Accounting Software

    • B. 

      Word Processing Application

    • C. 

      Graphics Presentation Software

    • D. 

      Antivirus Software

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Reversing the files stored on the hard drive

    • B. 

      Putting your computer in the back of the room

    • C. 

      Storing an extra copy of data on the hard disk

    • D. 

      Storing an extra copy on an external storage device

  • 8. 
    The process of carrying out a command is called:
    • A. 

      Fetching

    • B. 

      Controlling

    • C. 

      Storing

    • D. 

      Executing

  • 9. 
    A Database is used to:
    • A. 

      Store and Organize data in records

    • B. 

      Store and Organize papers

    • C. 

      Store and Organize records in files

    • D. 

      Store and Organize records in fields

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Communications Software

    • B. 

      System Software

    • C. 

      Accounting Software

    • D. 

      Database Software

  • 11. 
    Electronic mail is best used to:
    • A. 

      Send and Receive messages over a network

    • B. 

      Send and Receive messages via the Internet

    • C. 

      Send and Receive messages via radio waves.

    • D. 

      A and B

  • 12. 
    The term Icon refers to:
    • A. 

      A Picture of symbol that represents a command

    • B. 

      A Photograph

    • C. 

      A Leader

    • D. 

      A Symbol of Power

  • 13. 
    Word Processing and Desktop Publishing are Applications
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    What does the “R” in RAM stands for?
    • A. 

      Rewrite

    • B. 

      Read

    • C. 

      Readable

    • D. 

      Random

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is a multi-user, multi-tasking Operating System?
    • A. 

      MSDOS

    • B. 

      Windows 95/98

    • C. 

      UNIX

    • D. 

      Utility Software

  • 16. 
    Which one of the following applications is used to manage non-numeric lists?
    • A. 

      Database Management System

    • B. 

      Spreadsheet

    • C. 

      Graphics Software

    • D. 

      Microsoft Disk Operating System

  • 17. 
     Raw facts such as letters, words and sounds are called:
    • A. 

      Commands

    • B. 

      Data

    • C. 

      User Response

    • D. 

      Programs

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      1920’s

    • B. 

      1940’s

    • C. 

      1960's

    • D. 

      1970's

  • 19. 
    Modem is short for:
    • A. 

      Modulation Demolition

    • B. 

      Modulator Demodulator

    • C. 

      A and B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    The Main directory is otherwise called the _____________?
    • A. 

      Truck Directory

    • B. 

      C directory

    • C. 

      Root Directory

    • D. 

      LAN Directory

  • 21. 
    Software development is most often done by:
    • A. 

      Analyst

    • B. 

      Programmer

    • C. 

      End User

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 22. 
    C++ is a Programming Language
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    DVD stands for ______________
    • A. 

      Digital video data

    • B. 

      Direct video

    • C. 

      Digital versatile disc

    • D. 

      Direct vertical disc

  • 24. 
    GUI Stands for ____________________  
    • A. 

      Graphical User Interface

    • B. 

      Greater User Interface

    • C. 

      Graphical Utility Icon

    • D. 

      Graphical Utility Interface

  • 25. 
    The special formatting language used to create Web Pages is called:
    • A. 

      HTML

    • B. 

      COBOL

    • C. 

      Perl

    • D. 

      JAVA

  • 26. 
    Skyquest Inc has a large science and research facility. They hope to improve their systems performance and simulations, the types of computers they are using are: I)   Work Stations II) Terminals III) Main Frame IV) Super Computers
    • A. 

      I and IV

    • B. 

      II and III

    • C. 

      I and III

    • D. 

      I only

  • 27. 
    An example of an Input device is a:
    • A. 

      Digital Camera

    • B. 

      Plotter

    • C. 

      Optical Disc

    • D. 

      Monitor

  • 28. 
    An example of an Output device is a:
    • A. 

      Scanner

    • B. 

      Plotter

    • C. 

      Tapes

    • D. 

      Software

  • 29. 
    The Stages of Storage are:
    • A. 

      Primary, Secondary and Tertiary

    • B. 

      Primary, Secondary, and Memory

    • C. 

      Primary and Secondary

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 30. 
     The most popular device for computer games is called:
    • A. 

      Track Ball

    • B. 

      Touch Screen

    • C. 

      Glide Pad

    • D. 

      Joystick

  • 31. 
    Multimedia is similar to Multi-Tasking
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    A computer Virus is a malicious program that affects the computer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    • A. 

      Access to an Internet node or a service provider

    • B. 

      Access to a LAN

    • C. 

      Access to a mainframe computer

    • D. 

      D) An E-mail address d) An E-mail address d) An E-mail address An Email Address

  • 34. 
    ISP Stands for Internet Service Provider
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    The main difference between a super computer and a main frame is
    • A. 

      Processing speed and memory size

    • B. 

      Architecture

    • C. 

      Architecture

    • D. 

      Number of users

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 36. 
    The WWW and the INTERNET are the same thing
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    1024 KB make 1MB
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
      Diagnosis Software is used to:
    • A. 

      Monitor activity and health of software

    • B. 

      Heal the sick

    • C. 

      Stop Viruses

    • D. 

      Format a disk

  • 39. 
    The size of the computer’s memory is measured by the number of:
    • A. 

      Memory Space

    • B. 

      Bytes

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      ROM

  • 40. 
       In Spread Sheets values, formulas and Labels are stored in :
    • A. 

      Ranges

    • B. 

      Functions

    • C. 

      Labels

    • D. 

      Cells

  • 41. 
    The keyboard is output Device used to input data to the computer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    • A. 

      To increase the size of the font

    • B. 

      To Render the font

    • C. 

      To increase the outline of the font

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 43. 
    Networks are always connected in the same building
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    ENIAC stands for:
    • A. 

      Electronic Networks Integrated Ace Computer

    • B. 

      Electronic Numerical Integration and Calculation

    • C. 

      Electronic Numerical Integer And Computing

    • D. 

      Electronic November Is A Crossing

  • 45. 
    Micro Computers are:
    • A. 

      Devices that are only seen by a microscope

    • B. 

      Large and Complex Machines for I/O processing

    • C. 

      Single user devices used in Small Home Office Environment

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 46. 
    A Network is:
    • A. 

      Series of communication point connected by a nodes

    • B. 

      A Series of points or nodes interconnected by communication paths

    • C. 

      Series of nodes connecting paths and interconnections

    • D. 

      A path on a Series of interconnecting points

  • 47. 
    The WWW is:
    • A. 

      World Wide Wig of collections

    • B. 

      World Wide WAN of Computers

    • C. 

      World Wide Web

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 48. 
    A byte is a:
    • A. 

      Scar that is inflicted by an animal of some kind

    • B. 

      Single unit of a megabyte

    • C. 

      Representation of a single character

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 49. 
    When it comes to database Records are:
    • A. 

      Devices that store music

    • B. 

      A combination of related fields

    • C. 

      A storage system

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 50. 
    The primary key is software used to open virtual doors
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 51. 
    Which storage device is considered portable?
    • A. 

      Hard Disk

    • B. 

      Magnetic Tape

    • C. 

      Flash Drive

    • D. 

      ROM

  • 52. 
    A web portal is
    • A. 

      A website that manage programs

    • B. 

      A website that find information on other websites

    • C. 

      A sports website

    • D. 

      An all in one web resource and communication hub

  • 53. 
    Which of the following is true regarding deleted files in Windows?
    • A. 

      Once the files have been deleted, there is no scope left for recovering them

    • B. 

      The last 100 files that have been deleted can be recovered

    • C. 

      The deleted files are sent to a Recycle Bin

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 54. 
    You are preparing a letter in Notepad and your computer reboots without your saving the file, can you recover what you had written?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 55. 
    Which of the following are extensions of graphics files?
    • A. 

      .BMP

    • B. 

      .TXT

    • C. 

      .DOC

    • D. 

      .EXE