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Computer Programming Quizzes & Trivia

Computers are taking over almost every field in the world today and therefore leading to the increase in demand for individual with adequate computer knowledge. How good are you when it comes to all things computer programming? Take up the quiz below and get to test out your general knowledge of the topics you should know as an aspiring programmer.


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  • 1. 
    Which of the following control structures are looping statements? (I) DO…….WHILE (II) FOR…..NEXT (III) IF……THEN
    • A. 

      Only I

    • B. 

      III only

    • C. 

      I and II

    • D. 

      II and III

  • 2. 
     Which of the following file extensions is not an audio file format?
    • A. 

      MP3

    • B. 

      AIF

    • C. 

      COM

    • D. 

      WAV

  • 3. 
    Which part of the computer cable connects to an EIDI?
    • A. 

      Floppy drive

    • B. 

      Video card

    • C. 

      Hard disk drive

    • D. 

      Driver

  • 4. 
     What is the transfer rate of USB 2.0?
    • A. 

      12Mbps

    • B. 

      256Mbps

    • C. 

      480Mbps

    • D. 

      64Mbps

  • 5. 
    What MS-DOS command can display hidden files?
    • A. 

      More

    • B. 

      Attrib

    • C. 

      Cd

    • D. 

      Ls

  • 6. 
    What type of command clears the screen in MS-DOS and the Windows command line?
    • A. 

      Cd

    • B. 

      Clear

    • C. 

      cls

    • D. 

      echo

  • 7. 
    What is 10100110?
    • A. 

      111

    • B. 

      121

    • C. 

      166

    • D. 

      155

  • 8. 
    which type of memory below cannot have an information written in it?
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      DRAM

    • C. 

      ROM

    • D. 

      SRAM

  • 9. 
    Which year was Microsoft Windows XP released?
    • A. 

      2001

    • B. 

      2004

    • C. 

      2000

    • D. 

      2005

  • 10. 
    who among the given name under was given credit for developing the WORLD WIDE WEB?
    • A. 

      Robert Noyce

    • B. 

      Alan Kay

    • C. 

      Tim Berners-Lee

    • D. 

      Jack Kilby

  • 11. 
    What is the maximum transfer speed of the wireless 802.11a standard?
    • A. 

      100 Mbps

    • B. 

      54 Mbps

    • C. 

      24 Mbps

    • D. 

      10 Mbps

  • 12. 
    The _______ is a device that allows the computer to use a phone line so it can send or receive information (data) from a computer elsewhere, in other words, talks to another computer. 
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      Modem

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Speakers

  • 13. 
    ______ (output) and microphones (input) can also be added to a computer to give sound capability.
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      Keyboard

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Speakers

  • 14. 
    The________ provides basic output for a user to see and interact with the computer. 
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      Keyboard

    • C. 

      CR-R

    • D. 

      Hard disk

  • 15. 
    Parts of the computer that give out information generated by the computer
    • A. 

      Processing device

    • B. 

      Output devices

    • C. 

      Storage devices

    • D. 

      Input devices

  • 16. 
    Part of the computer that processes and controls the flow of information
    • A. 

      Processing device

    • B. 

      Output devices

    • C. 

      Storage devices

    • D. 

      Input devices

  • 17. 
    Parts of the computer that holds information.
    • A. 

      Processing device

    • B. 

      Output devices

    • C. 

      Storage devices

    • D. 

      Input devices

  • 18. 
     Parts of the computer that allows information or data to be given to the computer.
    • A. 

      Processing device

    • B. 

      Output devices

    • C. 

      Storage devices

    • D. 

      Input devices

  • 19. 
    A _______ is an electronic machine that stores and manipulates information (data).
    • A. 

      Computer

    • B. 

      Tester

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Motor

  • 20. 
    The central processing unit (CPU) is the _____ of the computer
    • A. 

      Brain

    • B. 

      Heart

    • C. 

      Head

    • D. 

      Hands

  • 21. 
    Which media holds more information?
    • A. 

      Floppy diskette

    • B. 

      DVD

    • C. 

      CD-ROM

    • D. 

      Zip drive

  • 22. 
    Which Windows program do you use to manage folders and files?
    • A. 

      Windows Explorer

    • B. 

      Windows Accessories

    • C. 

      Microsoft Office

    • D. 

      Windows Control Panel

  • 23. 
    What should you do If you have two different printers attached to your computer for it to work both ways?
    • A. 

      It is not possible to have two printers attached to a single computer

    • B. 

      You need to install a single printer driver

    • C. 

      You need to use application software that can recognize both printers

    • D. 

      You need to install two different printer drivers in order to be able to print to either printer

  • 24. 
    Which control Structure is used to Execute a block of code a specified number of times?
    • A. 

      DO…….WHILE

    • B. 

      FOR…..NEXT

    • C. 

      GOTO

    • D. 

      IF…..THEN

  • 25. 
     Which control structure is used to decide between two alternate courses of action?
    • A. 

      DO…….WHILE

    • B. 

      FOR…..NEXT

    • C. 

      GOTO

    • D. 

      IF….THEN

  • 26. 
    Which of the following control structures are branching statements?  (I)        FOR…. NEXT (II)        GOTO (III)       IF……THEN
    • A. 

      I only

    • B. 

      II only

    • C. 

      I and II

    • D. 

      II and III

  • 27. 
    The smallest piece of information that can be interpreted by a computer is the
    • A. 

      Bit

    • B. 

      Byte

    • C. 

      Character

    • D. 

      Word

  • 28. 
    Which of the following is an e-mail address in the proper Format?
    • A. 

      WWW.gilmon.net

    • B. 

      logic.think.net/stangib

    • C. 
    • D. 

      http://google.com

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 29. 
     Fill in the blanks in the following sentences to make it true: “On the web, data is transmitted by means of a ______ that allows the file on distant computers to appear as if they are on your own computer.”
    • A. 

      Protocol

    • B. 

      Memory chip

    • C. 

      Microprocessor

    • D. 

      CD-R

    • E. 

      Tape drive

  • 30. 
    • A. 

      A laser printer

    • B. 

      An external hard drive or flash drive

    • C. 

      A display that does not use interlacing

    • D. 

      A stereo vision system

    • E. 

      Tape drive

  • 31. 
    Web page Address usually begin with the letters “http,” which signifies form of
    • A. 

      Digital signal processing

    • B. 

      Protocol

    • C. 

      Modem and configuration

    • D. 

      Color rendition

  • 32. 
     A packet is
    • A. 

      A computer memory module

    • B. 

      A unit of 2^10 bytes

    • C. 

      A piece of data sent over the net

    • D. 

      A picture element in display

  • 33. 
     Protocol ensures that
    • A. 

      A hard drive runs smoothly

    • B. 

      A display or printer reproduces color accuracy

    • C. 

      A display or printer generates a clear image.

    • D. 

      Computer can exchange data

  • 34. 
    The character string [email protected] would most likely represent
    • A. 

      A web site.

    • B. 

      The location of data in a computer memory

    • C. 

      An e-mail address

    • D. 

      A computer serial number

  • 35. 
    Which of the following strings is the proper format for an E-mail address?
    • A. 

      http://www.gilmon.net

    • B. 

      Www.logioc-think.com

    • C. 

      Logicthink.com

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 36. 
    The web should be expected to work faster for a use in New York City at
    • A. 

      2:00 A.M, local time on a Tuesday

    • B. 

      4:00 P.M, local time on a Wednesday

    • C. 

      12:30 P.M, local time on Thursday

    • D. 

      Any time; it doesn’t matter

  • 37. 
     with a RAM chip
    • A. 

      It is easier to read data from the device than to write data into it.

    • B. 

      It is more difficult to read data from the device than to write data into it.

    • C. 

      It is easy to read data from the device, and just as easy to write data into it.

    • D. 

      It is difficult to read data from the device, and equally difficult to write data into it.

  • 38. 
    with a ROM chip
    • A. 

      It is easier to read data from the device than to write data into it.

    • B. 

      It is more difficult to read data from the device than to write data into it.

    • C. 

      It is easy to read data from the device, and just as easy to write data into it.

    • D. 

      It is difficult to read data from the device, and equally difficult to write data into it.

  • 39. 
    Which of the following is not a characteristic of a CMOS
    • A. 

      Sensitivity to damage by electrostatic discharge

    • B. 

      Low current Demand

    • C. 

      Ability to work a high speed

    • D. 

      Ability to handle extremely high power

  • 40. 
     Which type of digital IC is least susceptible to noise?
    • A. 

      Transistor Transistor logic

    • B. 

      Base Coupled logic

    • C. 

      Emitter-Coupled logic

    • D. 

      N-channel-coupled logic

  • 41. 
     Which of the following codes is digital
    • A. 

      Mores code

    • B. 

      Baudot code

    • C. 

      ASCII

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 42. 
    All computers must have
    • A. 

      Word processing software

    • B. 

      A printer attached

    • C. 

      An operating system

    • D. 

      A virus checking program

  • 43. 
    An operating system is:
    • A. 

      Integrated software

    • B. 

      CD-ROM software

    • C. 

      Application software

    • D. 

      System software

  • 44. 
     Software is:
    • A. 

      A computer program

    • B. 

      A set of instructions

    • C. 

      Only in operating system

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 45. 
    A computer port is used to
    • A. 

      Communicate with other computer peripherals

    • B. 

      Download files from the web

    • C. 

      Communicate with all hard drives

    • D. 

      Connect computers together