C010 Computer Concepts

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Computer Concept Quizzes & Trivia

Basic Computer Concepts


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    ALU of the computer responds to the commands coming from
    • A. 

      Primary memory

    • B. 

      External memory

    • C. 

      Cache

    • D. 

      Control unit

  • 2. 
    All modern computer operate on
    • A. 

      Information

    • B. 

      Word

    • C. 

      Data

  • 3. 
    What is the optical storage media that can be used almost like an HDD?
    • A. 

      E-paper

    • B. 

      Magneto-optical disk

    • C. 

      WORM

    • D. 

      CD-RW

  • 4. 
    Compared to flash disks, hard disks 
    • A. 

      Are more expensive

    • B. 

      Can hold less volume of data

    • C. 

      Have faster access time

    • D. 

      Have better portability

  • 5. 
    A printer that forms characters with magnetically charged ink sprayed on paper
    • A. 

      Dot-matrix

    • B. 

      Ink-jet

    • C. 

      Laser-jet

  • 6. 
    Which device is used to print engineering and archietctural drawings?
    • A. 

      Laser-jet

    • B. 

      Plotter

    • C. 

      Line printer

  • 7. 
    Color photographs from digital cameras can be printed on dot-matrix printers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    As there is a difference in speeds between CPU and input devices, a temporary storage area in the memory is used.  This is known as 
    • A. 

      Address

    • B. 

      Buffer

    • C. 

      Cache

  • 9. 
    A program designed to perform one or two specific, dedicated tasks e.g. backup data
    • A. 

      System software

    • B. 

      Operating system

    • C. 

      Utility program

  • 10. 
    Time taken by the System to process a particular job/task is
    • A. 

      Down time

    • B. 

      Execution time

    • C. 

      Real time

  • 11. 
    An approach that permits a computer to work on several programs on a time-sharing basis
    • A. 

      Multitasking

    • B. 

      On-line transaction processing system

    • C. 

      Multiprogramming

  • 12. 
    Device that provides information that is passed on to CPU
    • A. 

      Input

    • B. 

      Output

    • C. 

      Data bus

  • 13. 
    SIMM is a type of 
    • A. 

      Memory module

    • B. 

      Micro processor

    • C. 

      Storage device

  • 14. 
    Chips are manufactured from
    • A. 

      Silicon

    • B. 

      Platinum

    • C. 

      Stainless steel

  • 15. 
    An application program which helps in projecting what-if scenarios using numerical data is 
    • A. 

      Database

    • B. 

      Spreadsheet

    • C. 

      Flash video

  • 16. 
    Instructions for start-up of the computer are contained in
    • A. 

      Operating system

    • B. 

      Bios

    • C. 

      Cache

  • 17. 
    ALU consists of high-speed storage elements known as 
    • A. 

      Registers

    • B. 

      Semiconductors

    • C. 

      SIMM

  • 18. 
    An application used for designing machinery and machine parts is 
    • A. 

      Computer aided design

    • B. 

      Computer animated development

    • C. 

      Computer assisted diagramming

  • 19. 
    The language in which source code is written 
    • A. 

      English

    • B. 

      Binary

    • C. 

      High level

  • 20. 
    Which description fits the main memory of a computer?
    • A. 

      Non volatile

    • B. 

      Permanent

    • C. 

      Temporary