Basic Computer Knowledge Quiz Questions! Trivia

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You are having hard some hard time when it comes to computer class? Worry not like the quiz below on basic computer knowledge is designed to help you better prepare for the finals that are almost here. It covers all the basics you should know and some that you haven’t understood fully. Why don’t you try it out? Best of luck as you do.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The word 'computer' has been derived from which of the following languages ?
    • A. 

      Greek

    • B. 

      English

    • C. 

      Latin

    • D. 

      Spanish

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Which of the following operation is not performed by computer?
    • A. 

      Inputting

    • B. 

      Processing

    • C. 

      Controlling

    • D. 

      Outputting

    • E. 

      Understanding

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is known as the father of computer?
    • A. 

      Herman Hollerith

    • B. 

      Charles Babbage

    • C. 

      Grace Hoppers

    • D. 

      Napier

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 4. 
    The brain of any computer system is
    • A. 

      Control Unit

    • B. 

      Arithmetic logic unit

    • C. 

      Central processing Unit

    • D. 

      Storage Unit

    • E. 

      Output Unit

  • 5. 
    The computer size was very large in
    • A. 

      First generation

    • B. 

      Second generation

    • C. 

      Third generation

    • D. 

      Fourth generation

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 6. 
    Pick the one that is used for logical operations or comparisons such as less than equal or greater than
    • A. 

      Control unit

    • B. 

      Arithmetic and logic unit

    • C. 

      Input unit

    • D. 

      Memory unit

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 7. 
    The first generation of computers were based on
    • A. 

      Transistors

    • B. 

      ICs

    • C. 

      Valves

    • D. 

      Conductor

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 8. 
    All processing of computers is done in
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      Keyboard

    • D. 

      RAM

    • E. 

      ROM

  • 9. 
    RAM is a type of
    • A. 

      Volatile memory

    • B. 

      Primary memory

    • C. 

      Temporary memory

    • D. 

      All of these

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 10. 
    For seeing the output, we use
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      Keyboard

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Joystick

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 11. 
    A scanner scans
    • A. 

      Pictures

    • B. 

      Text

    • C. 

      Graphics

    • D. 

      All of these

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 12. 
    Laser printer is a type of
    • A. 

      Input device

    • B. 

      Output device

    • C. 

      Memory device

    • D. 

      Processing device

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 13. 
    Computer program which controls the operations of computer is called
    • A. 

      Operating System

    • B. 

      Processing system

    • C. 

      Memory system

    • D. 

      Controlling system

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 14. 
    Which of the following directs other components of the computer to perform the tasks specified in the program instructions ?
    • A. 

      Input Unit

    • B. 

      Output Unit

    • C. 

      ALU unit

    • D. 

      Control unit

    • E. 

      System unit

  • 15. 
    ..... are the raw facts from which ...... derived.
    • A. 

      Data, information

    • B. 

      Data, output

    • C. 

      Input, information

    • D. 

      Output, input

    • E. 

      Information, Message

  • 16. 
    Which of the following are the main types of softwares ?
    • A. 

      System software

    • B. 

      Application software

    • C. 

      Utility software

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 17. 
    Printed copy is often called
    • A. 

      Soft copy

    • B. 

      Blank copy

    • C. 

      Hard copy

    • D. 

      Write copy

    • E. 

      Carbon copy

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is a collection of facts and figures?
    • A. 

      Data

    • B. 

      Information

    • C. 

      Processing

    • D. 

      Fire

    • E. 

      Document

  • 19. 
    It is a type of action to be taken on data
    • A. 

      Understanding

    • B. 

      Thinking

    • C. 

      Compiling

    • D. 

      Processing

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 20. 
    It converts accepted instructions into machine language
    • A. 

      Input unit

    • B. 

      Output unit

    • C. 

      Processing unit

    • D. 

      Memory unit

    • E. 

      Logical unit

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