General Awareness: Technology And You

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This quiz is about technology created on Aug-18-2011


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In which decade was the AIEE (now the IEEE) founded?
    • A. 

      1850s

    • B. 

      1880s

    • C. 

      1930s

    • D. 

      1950s

  • 2. 
    What is part of a database that holds only one type of information?
    • A. 

      Report

    • B. 

      Field

    • C. 

      Record

    • D. 

      File

  • 3. 
    'OS' computer abbreviation usually means ?
    • A. 

      Order of Significance

    • B. 

      Open Software

    • C. 

      Operating System

    • D. 

      Optical Sensor

  • 4. 
    In which decade with the first transatlantic radio broadcast occur?
    • A. 

      1850s

    • B. 

      1860s

    • C. 

      1870s

    • D. 

      1900s

  • 5. 
    '.MOV' extension refers usually to what kind of file?
    • A. 

      Image file

    • B. 

      Animation/movie file

    • C. 

      Audio file

    • D. 

      MS Office document

  • 6. 
    In which decade was the SPICE simulator introduced?
    • A. 

      1950s

    • B. 

      1960s

    • C. 

      1970s

    • D. 

      1980s

  • 7. 
    Most modern TV's draw power even if turned off. The circuit the power is used in does what function?
    • A. 

      Sound

    • B. 

      Remote control

    • C. 

      Color balance

    • D. 

      High voltage

  • 8. 
    Which is a type of Electrically-Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory?
    • A. 

      Flash

    • B. 

      Flange

    • C. 

      Fury

    • D. 

      FRAM

  • 9. 
    The purpose of choke in tube light is ?
    • A. 

      To decrease the current

    • B. 

      To increase the current

    • C. 

      To decrease the voltage momentarily

    • D. 

      To increase the voltage momentarily

  • 10. 
    '.MPG' extension refers usually to what kind of file?
    • A. 

      WordPerfect Document file

    • B. 

      MS Office document

    • C. 

      Animation/movie file

    • D. 

      Image file

  • 11. 
    Who is largely responsible for breaking the German Enigma codes, created a test that provided a foundation for artificial intelligence?
    • A. 

      Alan Turing

    • B. 

      Jeff Bezos

    • C. 

      George Boole

    • D. 

      Charles Babbage

  • 12. 
    Who developed Yahoo?
    • A. 

      Dennis Ritchie & Ken Thompson

    • B. 

      David Filo & Jerry Yang

    • C. 

      Vint Cerf & Robert Kahn

    • D. 

      Steve Case & Jeff Bezos

  • 13. 
    Made from a variety of materials, such as carbon, which inhibits the flow of current...?
    • A. 

      Choke

    • B. 

      Inductor

    • C. 

      Resistor

    • D. 

      Capacitor

  • 14. 
    The most common format for a home video recorder is VHS. VHS stands for...?
    • A. 

      Video Home System

    • B. 

      Very high speed

    • C. 

      Video horizontal standard

    • D. 

      Voltage house standard

  • 15. 
    What does VVVF stand for?
    • A. 

      Variant Voltage Vile Frequency

    • B. 

      Variable Velocity Variable Fun

    • C. 

      Very Very Vicious Frequency

    • D. 

      Variable Voltage Variable Frequency

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