Fundamentals Of Computer (Set 2)

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Fundamentals of Computer


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  • 1. 
    A Winchester disk is a
    • A. 

      Disk Stack

    • B. 

      Removable disk

    • C. 

      Flexible disk

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which one of the following is the first second-generation computer?
    • A. 

      IBM 7090

    • B. 

      IBM 801

    • C. 

      IBM 7070

    • D. 

      IBM 650

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is not a factor affecting the processing capability or performance of a PC system?
    • A. 

      The clock sped of the microprocessor

    • B. 

      The revolutions per minute of the printer disk

    • C. 

      The primary storage capacity of the processor

    • D. 

      The built-in instruction set available to the microprocessor

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is used for manufacturing chips?
    • A. 

      Control bus

    • B. 

      Control unit

    • C. 

      Parity unit

    • D. 

      Semiconductor

  • 5. 
    Which of the following terms applies to communication between separate computer systems?
    • A. 

      Computer literacy

    • B. 

      Power supply

    • C. 

      Applications software

    • D. 

      Connectivity

  • 6. 
    Output hardware is often categorized according to whether it:
    • A. 

      Cost

    • B. 

      Power consumption

    • C. 

      Produces hardcopy or softcopy

    • D. 

      Can fit on a desktop

  • 7. 
    The original ASCII code used _____ bits of each byte, reserving that last bit for error checking.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      8

  • 8. 
    Which of the following terms is the most closely related to main memory?
    • A. 

      Nonvolatile

    • B. 

      Permanent

    • C. 

      Control unit

    • D. 

      Temporary

  • 9. 
    The computer industry uses prefixes of Greek origin to measure large amounts of data. Which term describes 1024 bytes.
    • A. 

      Kilobyte

    • B. 

      Megabyte

    • C. 

      Gigabyte

    • D. 

      Terabyte

  • 10. 
    Which kind of storage device can be carried around?
    • A. 

      Floppy disk

    • B. 

      Hard disk

    • C. 

      System cabinet

    • D. 

      Hard disk drive

  • 11. 
    One nibble is equal to
    • A. 

      4 bits

    • B. 

      8 bits

    • C. 

      6 bits

    • D. 

      16 bits

  • 12. 
    In which area of the primary storage section are the intermediate processing results held temporarily?
    • A. 

      Input storage area

    • B. 

      Program storage area

    • C. 

      Output storage area

    • D. 

      Working storage space

  • 13. 
    What is required when more than one person uses a central computer at the same time?
    • A. 

      Light pen

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Digitizer

    • D. 

      Terminal

  • 14. 
    Which of the following memories must be refreshed many times per second?
    • A. 

      Static RAM

    • B. 

      Dynamic RAM

    • C. 

      EPROM

    • D. 

      ROM

  • 15. 
    The third generation of computers covers the period:
    • A. 

      1971-1982

    • B. 

      1982-1994

    • C. 

      1959-1964

    • D. 

      1965-1971

  • 16. 
    An electronic logic gate whose output is logic 0 only when all inputs are logic 1 is
    • A. 

      NOR

    • B. 

      NAND

    • C. 

      OR

    • D. 

      NOT

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is the expansion of EBCDIC
    • A. 

      Extended bit comparable to digital interface for computer

    • B. 

      Extended bootable computerised digital infrared calculator

    • C. 

      Extended binary coded decimal interchange code

    • D. 

      Extended binary coded decimal information code

  • 18. 
    A vertically aligned set of tracks on a disk pack is known as
    • A. 

      Cluster

    • B. 

      Surface

    • C. 

      Cylinder

    • D. 

      Panel

  • 19. 
    Which is an electronic device that can store temporarily a single bit of data.
    • A. 

      Accumulator

    • B. 

      Buffer

    • C. 

      Memory

    • D. 

      Latch

  • 20. 
    A digital device that processes data is known as
    • A. 

      Data processor

    • B. 

      Data entry

    • C. 

      DBMS

    • D. 

      Database