Trivia Quiz: Elements Of Computing

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Trivia Quiz: Elements Of Computing

Computer knowledge is one of the skills that most employers look for in a prospective employee. This is because businesses are now becoming paperless, and most of the transactions people undertake to take place online. Being that you just covered the basic elements of computing, I have designed a quiz that is designed to help you review all that you have learned.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to general consensus, which of the following companies won the mainframe battle of the first electronic computer generation?  
    • A. 

      A. IBM

    • B. 

      B. Remington Rand

    • C. 

      C. Honeywell

    • D. 

      D. RCA

  • 2. 
    Using the Berners-Lee protocols, Marc Andreesen created the browser that had the most impact beyond the walls of academia: ____.  
    • A. 

      A. Internet Explorer

    • B. 

      B. Next

    • C. 

      C. Mosaic

    • D. 

      D. Impact

  • 3. 
    ENIAC was a functioning and useful computer that could perform both arithmetic and ____ operations.                  
    • A. 

      A. standard

    • B. 

      B. surgical

    • C. 

      C. linguistic

    • D. 

      D. logical

  • 4. 
    Which of the following technologies made electronic computing possible?                            
    • A. 

      a.reusable pins

    • B. 

      B.punch cards

    • C. 

      c.vacuum tubes

    • D. 

      d.keyboards

  • 5. 
    The loose collection of networks called “the Internet” is the short form of which of the following words?                            
    • A. 

      a.internetwork

    • B. 

      B.internexus

    • C. 

      C.interarpanet

    • D. 

      d.interconnect

  • 6. 
    Based on low cost, available source code, and reputed reliability, which of the following operating systems presents the greatest competitive threat to Windows?                  
    • A. 

      A.Crescent

    • B. 

      B.Star

    • C. 

      C.Linux

    • D. 

      D.OS/2

  • 7. 
    In 1823 ____ invented a mechanical device that did addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of 6-digit numbers.                            
    • A. 

      A.Gottfried Leibniz

    • B. 

      B.Blaise Pascal

    • C. 

      C.Charles Babbage

    • D. 

      D.Thomas Jefferson

  • 8. 
    In its antitrust suit with the government, Microsoft claimed which of the following programs was an integral part of the operating system?                                
    • A. 

      A.Mosaic

    • B. 

      B.Internet Explorer

    • C. 

      C.Navigator

    • D. 

      D.MS-Word

  • 9. 
    Both the Jacquard loom and the player piano had a “____”.                            
    • A. 

      a.stored program

    • B. 

      B.monitor

    • C. 

      C.disk drive

    • D. 

      D.keyboard

  • 10. 
    Which of the following war-time activities caused the U.S. Navy Board of Ordinance to sponsor the development of the first modern electronic computer?                            
    • A. 

      a.ship building

    • B. 

      B.aerial reconnaissance

    • C. 

      C.weapons development

    • D. 

      D.map-making

  • 11. 
    The integration of Internet Explorer with the dominant Windows operating system was the turning point in what came to be known as the “____”.                            
    • A. 

      A.Internet affair

    • B. 

      B.browser wars

    • C. 

      C.code conflict

    • D. 

      D.network nightmare

  • 12. 
    In Western society, you can probably credit the 1622 invention of the ____as the beginning of the solution of complex mathematical problems by mechanical devices with moving parts.                            
    • A. 

      A.abacus

    • B. 

      B.slide rule

    • C. 

      C.logarithm

    • D. 

      D.transit

  • 13. 
    Which of the following operating systems was developed jointly by IBM and Microsoft?                            
    • A. 

      A.NOS

    • B. 

      B.OS/2

    • C. 

      C.Linux

    • D. 

      D.Unix

  • 14. 
    Which of the following was the first commercially viable computer?                              
    • A. 

      A.UNIVAC

    • B. 

      B.ENIAC

    • C. 

      C.Mark I

    • D. 

      D.EDVAC

  • 15. 
    In the fifth generation of electronic computing, modular approaches to coding, such as ____ , facilitate larger, more complex, and more quickly and reliably delivered software products.                        
    • A. 

      A.assembly programming

    • B. 

      B.machine programming

    • C. 

      C.object-oriented programming

    • D. 

      D.binary programming

  • 16. 
    Herman Hollerith introduced electromechanical counting equipment using ____ as input.                          
    • A. 

      a.voice patterns

    • B. 

      B.punch cards

    • C. 

      C.magnetic tape

    • D. 

      D.keyboard entry

  • 17. 
    ____ involves dividing messages into blocks that can be reassembled at their destination, with each block possibly following a different path.                              
    • A. 

      A.Multiplexing

    • B. 

      B.Linking

    • C. 

      C.Packet switching

    • D. 

      D.Decoding

  • 18. 
    The concept of computer design that allows for future modifications and additions by members of the public is known as which of the following?                              
    • A. 

      a.closed architecture

    • B. 

      B.proprietary architecture

    • C. 

      C.open architecture

    • D. 

      D.licensed architecture

  • 19. 
    Fiberoptics and wireless technologies have given rise to which of the following terms?                            
    • A. 

      a.WAN

    • B. 

      B.Internet

    • C. 

      C.WLAN

    • D. 

      D.LAN

  • 20. 
      In 1977, Apple released the ____ based upon the Motorola 6502 processor.                            
    • A. 

      a.Apple I

    • B. 

      B.Apple II

    • C. 

      C.Macintosh

    • D. 

      D.iPod

  • 21. 
    The Macintosh had the first mass-produced ____ , an interface that uses graphical instead of text commands.                            
    • A. 

      A.ARPA

    • B. 

      B.SMP

    • C. 

      C.GUI

    • D. 

      D.MPP

  • 22. 
    IBM’s first multipurpose machine was called which of the following?                            
    • A. 

      A.UNIVAC

    • B. 

      B.EDVAC

    • C. 

      C.Mark I

    • D. 

      D.ENIAC

  • 23. 
    Assembly language, while easier to use than machine code, has what type of correspondence with machine code?                            
    • A. 

      a.many-to-one

    • B. 

      B.many-to-many

    • C. 

      C.one-to-one

    • D. 

      D.one-to-many d. one-to-many

  • 24. 
    The term ____ computing or ____ architectures refers to linking a number of CPUs to work on a task simultaneously.                            
    • A. 

      A.parallel

    • B. 

      B.sequential

    • C. 

      C.serial

    • D. 

      D.monolithic

  • 25. 
    A(n) ____ network consists of computers that independently decide how to channel to the next computer.                          
    • A. 

      A.concentrated

    • B. 

      B.distributed

    • C. 

      C.monolithic

    • D. 

      D.centralized