Trivia Quiz: GK Test On Computer Abbreviations And Acronym

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Trivia Quiz: GK Test On Computer Abbreviations And Acronym - Quiz

One thing you can say about computers is that a lot of the words that are used every day about it are abbreviated and most people can tend to explain what the abbreviations are, mostly because they are confusing. Below is a GK test on computer abbreviations and acronyms. Take it up and let us see just how fast you can get the answers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    ROM

    • A.

      Random Only Memory

    • B.

      Read Only Memory

    • C.

      Right On Memory

    • D.

      Read One Memory

    Correct Answer
    B. Read Only Memory
    Explanation
    ROM stands for Read Only Memory. It is a type of computer memory that stores data permanently and cannot be modified or erased by normal computer operations. The data stored in ROM is non-volatile, meaning it is retained even when the computer is powered off. This type of memory is commonly used to store firmware and software instructions that are essential for the computer's operation. Unlike RAM (Random Access Memory), which allows both reading and writing of data, ROM can only be read. Therefore, the correct answer is Read Only Memory.

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  • 2. 

    RAM

    • A.

      Random Access Memory

    • B.

      Read And Memorise

    • C.

      Random Accent Memory

    • D.

      Read Access Memory

    Correct Answer
    A. Random Access Memory
    Explanation
    RAM stands for Random Access Memory. It is a type of computer memory that allows data to be accessed randomly, meaning any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes. This makes it different from sequential access memory, where data can only be accessed in a specific order. RAM is volatile, meaning its contents are lost when the power is turned off, which is why it is used for temporary storage of data that is actively being used by the computer's operating system and applications.

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  • 3. 

    CPU

    • A.

      Central Processing Unit

    • B.

      Central Processor Unit

    • C.

      Certain Processing Unit

    • D.

      Centre Processing Unit

    Correct Answer
    A. Central Processing Unit
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Central Processing Unit" because CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. The CPU is the primary component of a computer that performs most of the processing inside the computer. It is responsible for executing instructions, performing calculations, and managing the flow of data between different parts of the computer system.

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  • 4. 

    LCD

    • A.

      Light Crystal Display

    • B.

      Light Central Diode

    • C.

      Liquid Crystal Diode

    • D.

      Liquid Crystal Display

    Correct Answer
    D. Liquid Crystal Display
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Liquid Crystal Display (LCD). LCD is a type of display technology that uses liquid crystals to produce images. It is commonly used in electronic devices such as televisions, computer monitors, and smartphones. The liquid crystals in an LCD panel act as a shutter, allowing or blocking light to create the desired image. LCD displays are known for their thin and lightweight design, low power consumption, and high image quality.

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  • 5. 

    TFT

    • A.

      Thin Flat Thing

    • B.

      Thin Film Television

    • C.

      Thin Film Transisor

    • D.

      Thin Faulty Transisor

    Correct Answer
    C. Thin Film Transisor
    Explanation
    TFT stands for Thin Film Transistor, which is a type of technology used in electronic devices such as televisions, computer monitors, and smartphones. It is a key component in the display screen that controls the individual pixels, allowing for faster response times and better image quality. TFT technology uses a thin film of semiconductor material to create transistors, which are responsible for amplifying and controlling the electrical signals in the display. Therefore, Thin Film Transistor is the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    PDA

    • A.

      People's Data Assistant

    • B.

      Personal Data Assistant

    • C.

      People's Digital Assistant

    • D.

      Personal Digital Assistant

    Correct Answer
    D. Personal Digital Assistant
    Explanation
    The term "PDA" commonly refers to a "Personal Digital Assistant," which is a handheld device that assists individuals in managing personal information, such as contacts, calendars, and tasks. This term has been widely used to describe devices like smartphones and tablets that offer various functions and applications to aid in personal organization and communication. Therefore, the correct answer is "Personal Digital Assistant."

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  • 7. 

    ALU

    • A.

      Arithmetic Logic Unit

    • B.

      Accountant Learning Unit

    • C.

      Accountant Logic Unit

    • D.

      Arithmetic Learning Unit

    Correct Answer
    A. Arithmetic Logic Unit
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Arithmetic Logic Unit. The ALU is a fundamental component of a computer's central processing unit (CPU). It is responsible for performing arithmetic and logical operations on data, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and comparisons. It plays a critical role in executing instructions and manipulating data within the computer system. The other options, Accountant Learning Unit and Accountant Logic Unit, are not relevant to the field of computer science and do not accurately describe the ALU's function.

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  • 8. 

    HCI

    • A.

      Hot Computer Input

    • B.

      Human Computer Input

    • C.

      Human Computer Instructions

    • D.

      Human Computer Interface

    Correct Answer
    D. Human Computer Interface
    Explanation
    HCI stands for Human Computer Interface. It refers to the point of interaction between a human user and a computer system. This interface allows users to communicate and interact with the computer through various input and output devices, such as keyboards, mice, touchscreens, and displays. The purpose of HCI is to create a user-friendly and intuitive interface that enhances the usability and efficiency of the computer system. It focuses on designing interfaces that are easy to understand, navigate, and interact with, ensuring a positive user experience.

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  • 9. 

    Mb

    • A.

      Megabit

    • B.

      Megahertz

    • C.

      Magabyte

    • D.

      Megabyte

    Correct Answer
    D. Megabyte
    Explanation
    A megabyte (MB) is a unit of digital information storage or transmission, commonly used to measure file sizes and data transfer rates. It is equal to 1,000 kilobytes or 1,000,000 bytes. In contrast, a megabit (Mb) is a unit of data transfer rate equal to 1,000 kilobits or 1,000,000 bits per second. Megahertz (MHz) is a unit of frequency equal to one million cycles per second. Magabyte is not a recognized unit of measurement. Therefore, the correct answer is Megabyte.

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  • 10. 

    CD-RW

    • A.

      Compact-Disk Recordable

    • B.

      Computer-Disk ReWritable

    • C.

      Compact-Drive ReWritable

    • D.

      Compact-Disk ReWritable

    Correct Answer
    D. Compact-Disk ReWritable
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Compact-Disk ReWritable" because CD-RW stands for Compact-Disk ReWritable. CD-RW is a type of compact disc that can be written, erased, and rewritten multiple times. The other options provided in the question are incorrect as they do not accurately represent the acronym CD-RW.

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  • 11. 

    WWW

    • A.

      Whole World Web

    • B.

      World Weather Web

    • C.

      Whole Wide Web

    • D.

      World Wide Web

    Correct Answer
    D. World Wide Web
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "World Wide Web". The acronym "WWW" is commonly used to refer to the World Wide Web, which is a system of interconnected documents and resources that can be accessed through the internet. The other options, Whole World Web, World Weather Web, and Whole Wide Web, are not widely recognized or commonly used terms. Therefore, the most likely and correct option is World Wide Web.

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  • 12. 

    OCR

    • A.

      Output Character Recognition

    • B.

      Optical Character Recognition

    • C.

      Output Character Recorder

    • D.

      Optical Character Recorder

    Correct Answer
    B. Optical Character Recognition
    Explanation
    OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition. It is a technology used to convert different types of documents, such as scanned paper documents, PDF files, or images captured by a digital camera, into editable and searchable data. OCR technology recognizes the characters on the document and converts them into machine-readable text. This allows the text to be edited, searched, and stored electronically. Therefore, the correct answer is Optical Character Recognition.

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  • 13. 

    LAN

    • A.

      Logical Area Network

    • B.

      Local Area Network

    • C.

      Little Area Network

    • D.

      Light Area Network

    Correct Answer
    B. Local Area Network
    Explanation
    A Local Area Network (LAN) is a network that connects computers and devices within a limited area, such as a home, office, or building. It allows for the sharing of resources, such as files, printers, and internet connections, among connected devices. The term "local" refers to the limited geographical area that the network covers. Therefore, the correct answer is Local Area Network.

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  • 14. 

    WAN

    • A.

      Wide Area Network

    • B.

      Whole Area Network

    • C.

      World Area Network

    • D.

      Worldwide Area Network

    Correct Answer
    A. Wide Area Network
    Explanation
    A WAN stands for Wide Area Network, which is a type of computer network that spans a large geographical area, typically connecting multiple local area networks (LANs) together. It is used to facilitate communication and data transfer between different locations, such as offices or branches of an organization, over long distances. The term "wide" refers to the large coverage area of the network, which can span across cities, countries, or even continents. Therefore, Wide Area Network is the correct answer.

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  • 15. 

    HTML

    • A.

      Hypertext Markup Language

    • B.

      Hypertext Makup Language

    • C.

      Hypertext Meaning Language

    • D.

      Hypertext Manual Language

    Correct Answer
    A. Hypertext Markup Language
    Explanation
    HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language. It is the standard markup language used for creating web pages and applications. HTML uses various tags to structure the content and define the layout of a web page. It allows the inclusion of images, videos, links, and other multimedia elements. The correct answer, "Hypertext Markup Language," accurately represents the acronym and its meaning.

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  • 16. 

    ISP

    • A.

      Internet Servant Provider

    • B.

      Internet Server Provider

    • C.

      Internet Server Protection

    • D.

      Internal Server Provider

    Correct Answer
    B. Internet Server Provider
    Explanation
    ISP stands for Internet Service Provider, which refers to a company or organization that provides internet access to customers. The term "Internet Server Provider" does not exist and is likely a typo or error. The correct answer is "Internet Service Provider" as it accurately represents the role of these companies in providing internet connectivity to users.

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  • 17. 

    DPA

    • A.

      Digital Protection Act

    • B.

      Digital Prohibit Act

    • C.

      Data Protection Act

    • D.

      Data Prohibit Act

    Correct Answer
    C. Data Protection Act
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Data Protection Act." This act refers to legislation that aims to protect individuals' personal data from being misused or mishandled by organizations. It sets guidelines and regulations for the collection, storage, and processing of personal data, ensuring that individuals have control over their own information. The act also establishes penalties for organizations that fail to comply with these regulations, promoting data privacy and security.

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  • 18. 

    RTF

    • A.

      Right Text Format

    • B.

      Read Text Format

    • C.

      Rich Text Format

    • D.

      Royal Text Format

    Correct Answer
    C. Rich Text Format
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Rich Text Format. RTF stands for Rich Text Format, which is a file format that allows for the formatting of text, such as bold or italicized fonts, different font sizes, and colors. It is commonly used for word processing and document exchange, as it preserves the formatting across different platforms and software applications.

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  • 19. 

    GUI

    • A.

      Graphical User Input

    • B.

      Graphical User Interface

    • C.

      General User Interface

    • D.

      Graphical Useful Interface

    Correct Answer
    B. Graphical User Interface
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Graphical User Interface". GUI stands for Graphical User Interface, which refers to the visual elements and controls that allow users to interact with a computer system. It includes icons, buttons, menus, and other graphical elements that make it easier for users to navigate and operate software applications. GUI provides a user-friendly and intuitive way for users to interact with the underlying system, making it a widely used interface in modern computing.

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  • 20. 

    WIMP

    • A.

      Window Icon Menu Pointer

    • B.

      Window Icon Mouse Pointer

    • C.

      Window Icon Menu Pull down menu

    • D.

      Window Icon Menu Pen

    Correct Answer
    A. Window Icon Menu Pointer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Window Icon Menu Pointer" because WIMP is an acronym that stands for Window, Icon, Menu, and Pointer. These four elements are commonly used in graphical user interfaces to navigate and interact with computer systems. The combination of a window, icons, menus, and a pointer allows users to open and manage multiple applications, access various functions and commands, and control the position and movement of the cursor on the screen.

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