Trivia Quiz: Can You Answer All These Computer Questions?

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  • 1. 

    Who designed the first electronic computer – ENIAC?  

    • A.

      Van-Neumann

    • B.

      Steve jobs

    • C.

      J. Presper Eckert and John W Mauchly

    • D.

      All of above

    Correct Answer
    C. J. Presper Eckert and John W Mauchly
    Explanation
    J. Presper Eckert and John W Mauchly designed the first electronic computer, ENIAC.

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  • 2. 

    Personal computers use a number of chips mounted on a main circuit board. What is the common name for such boards?

    • A.

      Board

    • B.

      Motherboard

    • C.

      Father board

    • D.

      Bill board

    Correct Answer
    B. Motherboard
    Explanation
    A motherboard is the correct term for the main circuit board in a personal computer that houses various chips. It is responsible for connecting and allowing communication between all the different components of the computer, including the processor, memory, storage devices, and expansion slots. The motherboard is essentially the central hub that allows all the other components to function together harmoniously.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is valid storage type?

    • A.

      ALU

    • B.

      Keyoard

    • C.

      Floppy drive

    • D.

      D.CPU

    Correct Answer
    C. Floppy drive
    Explanation
    A floppy drive is a valid storage type as it is a device used to read and write data on floppy disks. Floppy disks were commonly used in the past as a portable storage medium for storing and transferring data. They have a small storage capacity compared to modern storage devices, but they were widely used before the advent of USB drives and CD/DVDs.

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  • 4. 

    Which is the application software?

    • A.

      Paint

    • B.

      Game application

    • C.

      Word

    • D.

      All of these

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these
    Explanation
    All of the given options, Paint, Game application, and Word, are examples of application software. Application software refers to programs or software that are designed for specific tasks or purposes, such as creating digital art (Paint), playing games (Game application), or word processing (Word). Therefore, the correct answer is "all of these" as all the options listed are examples of application software.

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  • 5. 

    Which is the system software?

    • A.

      Compiler

    • B.

      Device drivers

    • C.

      Operating system

    • D.

      All of these

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these
    Explanation
    All of the options listed - compiler, device drivers, and operating system - are examples of system software. System software refers to the programs and tools that manage and control the operation of a computer system, providing a platform for other software to run. A compiler is a type of system software that translates source code into machine code. Device drivers are software programs that allow the operating system to communicate with hardware devices. And the operating system itself is a crucial system software that manages computer resources and provides an interface for user interaction. Therefore, all of these options can be categorized as system software.

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  • 6. 

    Which is system software?

    • A.

      Linux

    • B.

      System software

    • C.

      Mac Os

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the options mentioned (Linux, Mac OS) are examples of system software. System software refers to the programs and operating systems that manage the computer hardware and provide a platform for other software to run on. Linux and Mac OS are both operating systems that fall under this category. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above."

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  • 7. 

    CPU consists of

    • A.

      ALU+CU

    • B.

      ROM+ALU

    • C.

      RAM+ROM

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. ALU+CU
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ALU+CU. CPU stands for Central Processing Unit, and it is the main component of a computer that performs most of the processing inside the computer. ALU stands for Arithmetic Logic Unit, which is responsible for performing arithmetic and logical operations. CU stands for Control Unit, which manages and coordinates the activities of the computer's hardware components. Therefore, the CPU consists of both the ALU and the CU.

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  • 8. 

    _______is volatile memory.

    • A.

      Option 1

    • B.

      EPROM

    • C.

      RAM

    • D.

      Hard disk

    Correct Answer
    C. RAM
    Explanation
    RAM stands for Random Access Memory, which is a type of volatile memory. Volatile memory refers to the temporary storage of data that is lost when the power is turned off or interrupted. RAM is used by computers to store data that is being actively used by the processor. It allows for quick and easy access to data, making it an essential component in computer systems. EPROM and hard disk, on the other hand, are types of non-volatile memory that retain data even when power is turned off.

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  • 9. 

    Which is the memory measurement unit?

    • A.

      TB

    • B.

      MB

    • C.

      KB

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    D. Option 4
  • 10. 

    __________ executes the instructions.

    • A.

      CPU

    • B.

      Memory

    • C.

      Hard disk

    • D.

      Scanner

    Correct Answer
    A. CPU
    Explanation
    The CPU, or Central Processing Unit, executes the instructions. It is the main component of a computer system that performs all the necessary calculations and operations. It fetches instructions from memory, decodes them, and then carries out the necessary computations. The CPU is responsible for executing all the tasks and processes in a computer system, making it the correct answer to the given question.

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  • 11. 

    Source code is available in _________ software.

    • A.

      Open source

    • B.

      Bharat OS

    • C.

      Linux OS

    • D.

      All of these

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of these" because open source software refers to software whose source code is available to the public and can be modified and distributed freely. Bharat OS is an open source operating system developed in India, while Linux OS is also an open source operating system widely used around the world. Therefore, all three options mentioned in the question - open source, Bharat OS, and Linux OS - indicate that the source code is available.

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  • 12. 

    Mozilla firefox is

    • A.

      Browser

    • B.

      Editor

    • C.

      Compiler

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. Browser
    Explanation
    Mozilla Firefox is a web browser developed by Mozilla Foundation. It is used by millions of people worldwide to browse the internet, access websites, and perform various online activities. As a browser, it allows users to view web pages, download files, manage bookmarks, and customize their browsing experience with add-ons and extensions. It is not an editor or compiler, which are tools used for editing code or converting it into machine-readable format respectively. Therefore, the correct answer is "Browser".

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  • 13. 

    Internet explorer comes along with A.Linux B.Android C.MAX D.Windows

    • A.

      Option 1

    • B.

      Option 2

    • C.

      Option 3

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    D. Option 4
    Explanation
    Internet Explorer is a web browser developed by Microsoft and is only available for the Windows operating system. Therefore, the correct answer is option 4, which states that Internet Explorer comes along with Windows.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following is not directory command A.Cd? B.Mv C.Rmdir D.Who

    • A.

      Option 1

    • B.

      Option 2

    • C.

      Option 3

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    D. Option 4
    Explanation
    The correct answer is D. Who. This is not a directory command. The who command is used to display information about users who are currently logged in. It does not have any functionality related to directories.

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  • 15. 

    An assembly language is A.low level programming language B.mid level language C.high level language D.scripting language

    • A.

      Option 1

    • B.

      Option 2

    • C.

      Option 3

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. Option 1
    Explanation
    An assembly language is considered a low level programming language because it is closely related to the machine code of a specific computer architecture. It uses mnemonic codes to represent machine instructions and allows direct control over the hardware resources of a computer. This makes it more efficient and faster than high-level languages, but also more difficult to understand and use.

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  • 16. 

    Which is the scripting language: A.Java B.ASP C. .net D.Javascript

    • A.

      Option 1

    • B.

      Option 2

    • C.

      Option 3

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    D. Option 4
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Option 4, Javascript. Javascript is a scripting language commonly used for web development. It is primarily used to add interactivity and dynamic features to websites. Unlike Java, ASP, and .net, which are programming languages, Javascript is specifically designed for scripting purposes.

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  • 17. 

    How to check the current user? A.Who B.Whoami C.Cat D.Touch

    • A.

      Option 1

    • B.

      Option 2

    • C.

      Option 3

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    B. Option 2
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B. Whoami. This command is used to display the username of the current user in a Unix-like operating system. It is commonly used to check the current user when working in a terminal or command prompt.

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  • 18. 

    _______ is pipe operator

    • A.

        /

    • B.

        \

    • C.

        |

    • D.

      >

    Correct Answer
    C.   |
    Explanation
    The pipe operator, represented by the symbol "|", is used to pass the output of one command as input to another command in Unix-like operating systems. It allows for the chaining of multiple commands together, enabling the processing of data in a sequential manner.

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  • 19. 

    In what areas is the COBOL programming language used?

    • A.

      Financial sector and engineering

    • B.

      Graphic design and education

    • C.

      Accounting systems, commercial sector and government

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Accounting systems, commercial sector and government
    Explanation
    COBOL programming language is primarily used in accounting systems, commercial sector, and government. It is widely employed in the financial sector for managing and processing financial data. Additionally, COBOL finds extensive usage in the commercial sector for various business applications and in government organizations for administrative and data processing tasks. Therefore, the correct answer is accounting systems, commercial sector, and government.

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  • 20. 

    A compiler is ______

    • A.

      A combination of computer

    • B.

      A program which translates from one software high level language to A machine level

    • C.

      A program which translates from one high level language to another

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. A program which translates from one software high level language to A machine level
    Explanation
    A compiler is a program which translates code written in a high-level programming language into machine code that can be understood and executed by a computer. It takes the source code as input and generates an executable file or object code as output. The compiler performs various tasks such as lexical analysis, syntax analysis, semantic analysis, code optimization, and code generation. It plays a crucial role in the software development process by converting human-readable code into machine-readable instructions.

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  • 21. 

    ______ runs on computer hardware and serves as platform for other software's to run on

    • A.

      Operating system

    • B.

      Application Software

    • C.

      System Software

    • D.

      All of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Operating system
    Explanation
    An operating system is a software that runs on computer hardware and provides a platform for other software to run on. It manages computer resources, such as memory and processing power, and provides services and functionalities for applications to utilize. It acts as an intermediary between the hardware and the user, allowing the user to interact with the computer system and run various software applications. Therefore, the operating system is the correct answer as it fits the given description.

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  • 22. 

    _____ shares characteristics with both hardware and software.

    • A.

      Operating System

    • B.

      Software

    • C.

      Data

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Operating System
    Explanation
    An operating system shares characteristics with both hardware and software. It is considered software because it is a collection of programs that manage computer hardware and provide services for other software applications. However, it also has characteristics of hardware as it directly interacts with and controls the computer's hardware components, such as the processor, memory, and input/output devices. Therefore, an operating system can be seen as a bridge between the hardware and software layers of a computer system.

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  • 23. 

    Which Language is easy to understand for the machine?

    • A.

      Low-Level Language

    • B.

      Assembly Language

    • C.

      High level language

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Low-Level Language
    Explanation
    Low-level language is easy to understand for the machine because it consists of instructions that directly correspond to the hardware of a computer. It uses a minimal amount of abstraction, allowing the machine to execute the instructions quickly and efficiently. Low-level languages are closer to the binary code that the computer understands, making it easier for the machine to interpret and execute the instructions accurately.

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  • 24. 

    ____ language is written in the form of binary language.

    • A.

      High-Level Language

    • B.

      Assembly Language

    • C.

      Machine Level Language

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Machine Level Language
    Explanation
    Machine Level Language is written in the form of binary language. This language is directly understood and executed by the computer's hardware. It uses a series of 0s and 1s to represent instructions and data. Each instruction in machine level language corresponds to a specific operation that the computer can perform. This low-level language provides the closest interaction between the hardware and the software, making it highly efficient but also difficult to program and understand.

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  • 25. 

    RAM stands for

    • A.

      Random And Memory

    • B.

      Read And Memory

    • C.

      Random Access Memory

    • D.

      Read Access Memory

    Correct Answer
    C. Random Access Memory
    Explanation
    RAM stands for Random Access Memory. It is a type of computer memory that allows data to be read and written in any order, making it random access. RAM is a temporary storage location that is used by the computer to store data that is currently being used or processed. It is a volatile memory, meaning that its contents are lost when the computer is turned off or restarted. Random Access Memory is an essential component of a computer system as it provides fast and temporary storage for data and instructions that are actively being used by the CPU.

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  • 26. 

    1GB=_____

    • A.

      1024 KB

    • B.

      1000KB

    • C.

      1025 MB

    • D.

      `1024 MB

    Correct Answer
    D. `1024 MB
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1024 MB because 1GB is equal to 1024 megabytes (MB) in computer storage. This is because computers use a binary system, where each unit is a power of 2. Therefore, 1GB is equal to 1024MB, not 1000MB.

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  • 27. 

    Base of hexadecimal number system is.

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      16

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    C. 16
    Explanation
    The base of the hexadecimal number system is 16. In this system, digits range from 0 to 9, and then from A to F, representing values 10 to 15 respectively. Hexadecimal is commonly used in computer science and programming as it can represent large numbers in a compact form. Each digit in a hexadecimal number represents a power of 16, allowing for efficient representation and manipulation of binary data.

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