General Introduction To Computers

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General Introduction To Computers - Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    • In the figure below, the memory and processor are contained in the part labeled _________________

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      E

    • D.

      A&B

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B because the figure shows that the memory and processor are both contained within the part labeled B.

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  • 2. 

    • In the figure below, soft copy of your information can be obtained from the part labeled __________

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      E

    • D.

      None of the Above

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A because it is labeled as "soft copy." Soft copy refers to a digital or electronic version of information, which can be obtained from the part labeled A. Options B and E are not labeled as soft copy, and the option "None of the Above" does not specify any part to obtain the soft copy from.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the followings is not an input device?

    • A.

      Touchpad

    • B.

      Mouse

    • C.

      Microphone

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    All of the options listed (touchpad, mouse, and microphone) are input devices. A touchpad is a pointing device that allows users to control the cursor on a computer screen by moving their fingers on a sensitive surface. A mouse is a handheld device that enables users to move the cursor and select items on a computer screen. A microphone is an audio input device that captures sound and converts it into an electrical signal. Therefore, the correct answer is "None of the above" as all the options listed are indeed input devices.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the followings is not a type of software systems 

    • A.

      Operating systems

    • B.

      Humanware

    • C.

      Utility programs

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Humanware
    Explanation
    Humanware is not a type of software system because it refers to the human component in a computer system, including the users, operators, and managers. It encompasses the knowledge, skills, and abilities of individuals who interact with the system. In contrast, operating systems and utility programs are software systems that provide essential functions and services to the computer hardware and applications. "None of the above" is not the correct answer as it implies that all options are types of software systems, which is not true.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the followings is an input device?

    • A.

      Touchpad

    • B.

      Mouse

    • C.

      A&B

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. A&B
    Explanation
    Both the touchpad and the mouse are input devices. They allow the user to interact with the computer by providing input, such as moving the cursor or selecting items on the screen. The touchpad is a built-in device commonly found on laptops, while the mouse is an external device that can be connected to a computer. Therefore, the correct answer is A&B, as both the touchpad and the mouse are input devices.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the followings is not a type of software systems 

    • A.

      Operating systems

    • B.

      Utility programs

    • C.

      Middleware

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    The given question asks for a type of software system that is not included in the options provided. The options include operating systems, utility programs, and middleware. However, all of these options are indeed types of software systems. Therefore, the correct answer is "None of the above" because none of the options listed are not types of software systems.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the followings is a type of software systems

    • A.

      Operating systems

    • B.

      Utility programs

    • C.

      A&B

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. A&B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A&B, which means that both operating systems and utility programs are types of software systems. Operating systems are essential software that manage computer hardware and software resources, while utility programs are software tools that perform specific tasks, such as file management, system optimization, and data backup. Therefore, both options A and B are valid types of software systems.

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  • 8. 

    A computer's _______ is volatile; that is, any information stored in it is lost when the system?s power is turned off. 

    • A.

      Hard disk

    • B.

      Flash stick

    • C.

      CD-ROM

    • D.

      Memory

    Correct Answer
    D. Memory
    Explanation
    A computer's memory is volatile, meaning that any information stored in it is lost when the system's power is turned off. Unlike a hard disk, flash stick, or CD-ROM, which are non-volatile storage devices that retain data even when the power is off, the computer's memory is temporary and is used for storing data that is actively being processed by the system. When the power is turned off, the memory is cleared, and any data stored in it is lost.

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  • 9. 

    2nd generation computers evolved in the year ______    

    Correct Answer
    1959-1965
    Explanation
    The second generation of computers evolved between the years 1958 and 1964. During this time, there were significant advancements in computer technology, including the use of transistors instead of vacuum tubes, which made computers smaller, faster, and more reliable. These computers also utilized punched cards and magnetic tape for input and output. Therefore, the answer options 1958-1964, 1958 to 1964, and 1958 are all correct as they denote the correct time period for the evolution of second generation computers.

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  • 10. 

    ________ was prominent in 3rd generation computers

    • A.

      Small Scale Integration

    • B.

      Medium Scale Integration

    • C.

      Large Scale Integration

    • D.

      A and B

    Correct Answer
    D. A and B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A and B. Small Scale Integration (SSI) and Medium Scale Integration (MSI) were both prominent in 3rd generation computers. SSI refers to the integration of a small number of transistors on a single chip, while MSI refers to the integration of a medium number of transistors on a single chip. These advancements in integration allowed for more complex and powerful computer systems to be built during the 3rd generation. Large Scale Integration (LSI), on the other hand, refers to the integration of a large number of transistors on a single chip and was more commonly used in 4th generation computers.

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  • 11. 

    The first counting tool was the ___________

    • A.

      Stepped Reckoned

    • B.

      Punch Card

    • C.

      Abacus

    • D.

      Counting sticks

    Correct Answer
    C. Abacus
    Explanation
    The abacus is considered the first counting tool because it was invented thousands of years ago and was widely used in ancient civilizations such as Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China. It consists of a series of rods or wires with beads that can be moved back and forth to represent numbers. The abacus allowed for efficient and accurate calculations, making it an important tool for merchants, accountants, and mathematicians in the past.

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  • 12. 

    The invention of __________ helped make computers much smaller and faster.  

    • A.

      Vacuum Tube

    • B.

      Random Access Memory

    • C.

      Integrated Circuit

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Integrated Circuit
    Explanation
    The invention of the integrated circuit helped make computers much smaller and faster. Unlike vacuum tubes, which were large and consumed a lot of power, integrated circuits allowed for the miniaturization of electronic components onto a single chip. This greatly increased the speed and efficiency of computers, making them more accessible and practical for everyday use. Random access memory (RAM) is a type of computer memory, but it alone did not contribute to the smaller and faster computers. Therefore, the correct answer is Integrated Circuit.

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  • 13. 

    Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built their first computer using a wooden box. Their company has grown and is still around today. The name of the company is: 

    • A.

      Microsoft

    • B.

      Windows

    • C.

      Apple

    • D.

      Linux

    Correct Answer
    C. Apple
    Explanation
    Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built their first computer using a wooden box, which eventually led to the establishment of Apple. Apple is a well-known and successful company that is still in operation today.

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  • 14. 

    ____________ is the brain of the computer.

    • A.

      Monitor

    • B.

      Desktop

    • C.

      CVU

    • D.

      CPU

    Correct Answer
    D. CPU
    Explanation
    The CPU, or Central Processing Unit, is commonly referred to as the brain of the computer. It is responsible for executing instructions and performing calculations, making it a crucial component in the functioning of a computer. The CPU processes data and controls the other hardware components, allowing the computer to perform tasks and run programs. Without the CPU, a computer would not be able to function properly.

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  • 15. 

    Which of these is not a computer?

    • A.

      I-phone

    • B.

      Laptop

    • C.

      Smart phone

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    The given options i-phone, laptop, and Smart phone are all types of computers. Therefore, none of the above is not a computer.

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