# Computer Science Trivia: MCQ Quiz!

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• 1.

### The worldwide computer network. Also known as the Word Wide Web.

• A.

Internet

• B.

File

• C.

Font

• D.

Cursor

A. Internet
Explanation
The correct answer is Internet. The given description mentions "The worldwide computer network" and "Also known as the Word Wide Web." These clues indicate that the correct answer is Internet, as it is a global network of interconnected computers that allows for communication and information sharing across the world.

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• 2.

### With Binary 1 and 0 represents the value of a?

• A.

Byte

• B.

On

• C.

Bit

• D.

Off

C. Bit
Explanation
In binary, 1 represents the value "on" or "true" and 0 represents the value "off" or "false". Therefore, with binary, a bit is used to represent the value of either "on" or "off".

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• 3.

### Acronyms dealing with networks PAN, LAN, and WAN stand for?

• A.

Networks

• B.

Personal Area Network, Local Area Network, and Wide Area Network

• C.

Permanent Account Number, Local Access Number, Wireless Area Network

• D.

None of the above

B. Personal Area Network, Local Area Network, and Wide Area Network
Explanation
The correct answer is Personal Area Network, Local Area Network, and Wide Area Network. These acronyms refer to different types of networks. A Personal Area Network (PAN) is a network used for communication between devices in close proximity to an individual. A Local Area Network (LAN) is a network that connects devices within a limited area such as a home, office, or building. A Wide Area Network (WAN) is a network that covers a larger geographical area and connects multiple LANs together, often using public or private communication lines.

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• 4.

### ASCII acronym stands for?

• A.

American Standard Code for Information Intelligence

• B.

American Standard Code for Information Interchange

• C.

Africa Standard Code for Information Interchange

• D.

None of the Above

B. American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Explanation
ASCII stands for American Standard Code for Information Interchange. It is a character encoding standard that assigns unique numeric codes to represent letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and other characters used in digital communication. This standard ensures compatibility and consistency in exchanging information between different computer systems and software. The options "American Standard Code for Information Intelligence" and "Africa Standard Code for Information Interchange" are incorrect and do not correspond to the actual meaning of ASCII. Therefore, the correct answer is "American Standard Code for Information Interchange".

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• 5.

### Part of the computer that allows your computer to connect to the Internet.

• A.

Modem

• B.

Monitor

• C.

Scanner

• D.

Icon

A. Modem
Explanation
A modem is a device that allows your computer to connect to the Internet. It serves as a bridge between your computer and the Internet service provider, converting digital data from your computer into analog signals that can be transmitted over telephone lines or cable lines. This enables your computer to send and receive data over the Internet, allowing you to access websites, send emails, and perform various online activities.

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• 6.

### A group of computers connected together to allow sharing of information.

• A.

Network

• B.

Monitor

• C.

Desktop

• D.

Icon

A. Network
Explanation
A network is a group of computers that are connected together to allow the sharing of information. This allows for communication and data transfer between the computers, enabling users to access shared resources, such as files, printers, and internet connections. Networks can be wired or wireless and can range from local area networks (LANs) within a single building to wide area networks (WANs) that span across multiple locations.

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• 7.

### The physical parts of a computer.

• A.

Hardware

• B.

Software

• C.

Files

• D.

Font

A. Hardware
Explanation
The term "hardware" refers to the physical components of a computer system, such as the processor, memory, motherboard, hard drive, and peripherals. These physical parts are tangible and can be seen and touched. Hardware is essential for a computer to function properly and perform tasks. In contrast, software refers to the programs, applications, and instructions that tell the hardware what to do. Files are collections of data stored on hardware, and fonts are a type of software that determines the visual appearance of text on a computer screen or in print.

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• 8.

### Programs that operate on a computer.

• A.

Hardware

• B.

Software

• C.

Cursor

• D.

Screen

B. Software
Explanation
Software refers to the programs and applications that run on a computer. It includes all the instructions and data that enable the computer to perform specific tasks. Unlike hardware, which consists of physical components, software is intangible and can be installed, updated, and removed as needed. In this context, the correct answer "software" accurately describes the programs that operate on a computer.

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• 9.

### Temporary memory used by a computer to organize information while it is on.

• A.

RAM

• B.

CPU

• C.

Modem

• D.

File

A. RAM
Explanation
RAM stands for Random Access Memory, which is a type of temporary memory used by a computer to store and organize data that is being actively used. Unlike permanent storage devices such as hard drives or solid-state drives, RAM is volatile, meaning that its contents are lost when the computer is powered off or restarted. RAM allows the computer's CPU to quickly access and manipulate data, improving the overall performance and responsiveness of the system. Therefore, RAM is the correct answer as it accurately describes the temporary memory used by a computer while it is on.

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• 10.

### What is the difference between Google Chrome and Google?

• A.

Chrome is a Browser and Google is a Search engine.

• B.

Chrome is a network and Google is a browser

• C.

Chrome is software and Google is hardware

• D.

They are both the same

A. Chrome is a Browser and Google is a Search engine.
Explanation
The explanation for the given correct answer is that Google Chrome and Google are two different entities with different functions. Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google, which allows users to access and navigate the internet. On the other hand, Google is a search engine developed by Google, which allows users to search for information on the internet. Therefore, the difference between Google Chrome and Google is that Chrome is a browser, while Google is a search engine.

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• 11.

### Hidden code that makes a computer malfunction.

• A.

Virus

• B.

CPU

• C.

RAM

• D.

Cursor

A. Virus
Explanation
A virus is a type of malicious software that can infect a computer system and cause it to malfunction. It is typically designed to replicate itself and spread to other computers, often without the user's knowledge or consent. Once inside a computer, a virus can execute harmful actions such as deleting or corrupting files, slowing down system performance, or stealing personal information. Therefore, in the context of the given question, a virus is the most appropriate answer as it directly relates to hidden code that can cause a computer to malfunction.

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• 12.

### The way a person acts while online.

• A.

Netiquette

• B.

Peripheral

• C.

Software

• D.

Network

A. Netiquette
Explanation
Netiquette refers to the set of rules or guidelines that govern the proper behavior and etiquette while interacting with others online. It includes being respectful, polite, and considerate towards others, avoiding offensive or inappropriate language, and being mindful of one's online presence. Netiquette is important to maintain a positive and respectful online environment and to ensure effective communication and collaboration among internet users.

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• 13.

### A software program used to access the Internet.

• A.

Browser

• B.

Network

• C.

Modem

• D.

Monitor

A. Browser
Explanation
A browser is a software program that allows users to access and view information on the internet. It acts as an interface between the user and the internet, enabling them to search for and navigate through websites, view webpages, and interact with online content. Browsers provide features such as bookmarking, tabbed browsing, and downloading files. They interpret and display the HTML code of webpages, allowing users to access various types of content including text, images, videos, and interactive elements. Therefore, a browser is the correct answer as it is specifically designed for accessing the internet.

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• 14.

### Objects in programming are?

• A.

A component in a program that is a name

• B.

A class

• C.

A component of a program that moves.

• D.

A component of a program that knows how to perform certain actions and how to interact with other elements of the program.

D. A component of a program that knows how to perform certain actions and how to interact with other elements of the program.
Explanation
Objects in programming are components of a program that have the ability to perform specific actions and interact with other elements of the program. They encapsulate data and behavior, allowing for modular and reusable code. Objects can have their own attributes and methods, which define their state and actions they can perform. By interacting with other objects, they can collaborate to solve complex problems and achieve desired functionality.

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• 15.

### The Google cloud is used for?

• A.

Holding water

• B.

Browser

• C.

Storage

• D.

Folder

C. Storage
Explanation
The Google cloud is used for storage. It allows users to store and access their data, files, and applications remotely, eliminating the need for local storage devices. The Google cloud provides scalable and reliable storage solutions, allowing users to store and retrieve their data from anywhere at any time.

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### The act of claiming another person's work as your own.

• A.

Netiquette

• B.

Bullying

• C.

Plagiarism

• D.

Document

C. Plagiarism
Explanation
Plagiarism refers to the act of claiming another person's work as your own. It involves copying or using someone else's ideas, words, or creations without giving proper credit or permission. This unethical practice is commonly seen in academic and professional settings, where individuals may try to pass off someone else's work as their own to gain recognition or avoid consequences. Plagiarism is a serious offense that can result in academic penalties, professional consequences, and damage to one's reputation.

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• 17.

### Who created/maintains Scratch and App Inventor?

• A.

MIT

• B.

GA Tech

• C.

CalTech

• D.

Stanford

A. MIT
Explanation
MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) is the correct answer for this question. MIT is the institution that created and maintains both Scratch and App Inventor. Scratch is a visual programming language and online community developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. App Inventor, on the other hand, is a web-based integrated development environment (IDE) maintained by MIT that allows users to create mobile apps for Android devices using a visual block-based programming language.

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### When you code with a while and for you are using?

• A.

Conditions

• B.

Loops

• C.

Circles

B. Loops
Explanation
When you code with a while and for, you are using loops. Loops are used in programming to repeat a specific block of code until a certain condition is met. The while loop will continue executing the code block as long as the specified condition is true. The for loop, on the other hand, is used to iterate over a sequence of values and execute the code block for each iteration. Both while and for loops are essential in controlling the flow of execution in a program and allowing repetitive tasks to be automated.

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### Conditions in programming are:

• A.

Consequences

• B.

Rules

• C.

Loops

• D.

If statements

D. If statements
Explanation
If statements are a type of condition in programming that allow for the execution of a certain block of code only if a specific condition is met. They are used to make decisions in the program based on the evaluation of a Boolean expression. If the condition is true, the code inside the if statement is executed, otherwise, it is skipped. If statements are essential for controlling the flow of the program and making it more dynamic and adaptable to different scenarios.

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• 20.

### Unwanted commercial emails sent in bulk to many addresses.

• A.

Spam

• B.

File

A. Spam
Explanation
The correct answer is "spam" because spam refers to unwanted commercial emails that are sent in bulk to many addresses. These emails are typically unsolicited and can be annoying or harmful to recipients. Spam emails often promote products or services, contain fraudulent content, or attempt to gather personal information from unsuspecting individuals.

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• 21.

### Mail sent or received by the computer.

• A.

E-mail

• B.

Document

• C.

Multimedia

• D.

Plagiarism

A. E-mail
Explanation
E-mail refers to electronic mail, which is a method of sending and receiving messages or documents using a computer or electronic device. It is a common way of communication in the digital age, allowing individuals to exchange information and files over the internet. Therefore, e-mail is the correct answer as it directly relates to the concept of sending or receiving mail through a computer.

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• 22.

### Using more than one method of communication, usually involving technology.

• A.

Multimedia

• B.

Plagiarism

• C.

Netiquette

• D.

E-mail

A. Multimedia
Explanation
Multimedia refers to the use of multiple forms of media, such as text, audio, video, and images, to convey information or communicate with others. It involves the integration of different technologies and communication methods to create a rich and interactive experience. In the context of the given question, multimedia aligns with the description of using more than one method of communication, usually involving technology.

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• 23.

### A set of connected pages on the Internet.

• A.

Website

• B.

Document

• C.

File

• D.

Network

A. Website
Explanation
A website is a collection of interconnected web pages that are accessed through the internet. It is a platform where information, content, and services are provided to users. Websites can range from simple static pages to complex interactive platforms. They are designed and organized to provide users with a seamless browsing experience, allowing them to navigate between different pages and access various types of content.

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### An online document that uses hypertext to display information.

• A.

Web page

• B.

File

• C.

Folder

• D.

Modem

A. Web page
Explanation
A web page is an online document that displays information using hypertext. It is a digital document that can be accessed through a web browser and contains text, images, links, and other multimedia elements. Web pages are designed to be viewed on the internet and are accessed by entering a specific URL or clicking on a hyperlink. They are commonly used for sharing information, providing services, and conducting online transactions.

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