Computer Fundamental Basic MCQs (Long Quiz) (Part 11)

This is the quiz about basics of Computer Fundamental . Students and new learner's can test their knowledge.

1. The purpose of an application program is to

Meet specific user needs
Make off-line equpment run better

2. Which of the following translate back from machine code something resembling the source language


3. A six - digit card field used for postal ZIP codes is defined as

An alphabetic field
A numeric field

4. Super-computers

Can now fit on a single silicon chip
Are not fast enough for some applications

5. A disk storage medium in the form of an assembly containing a single rigid magnetic disk permenently is

fixed disk
disk cartridge

6. The benefit of using computers are that

Computers are very fast and can store huge amounts of data
Computers produce accurate output even when the input is incorrect

7. Which is a Common-Business oriented language.


8. Software instructions intended to satisfy a user's specific processing needs are called _____.

Systems software
Applications software

9. Which of the following file organizations is most efficient for a file with a high degree of file activity?

B-Tree index

10. Which major development led to the production of microcomputers?

Logic gates
Integrated circuits

11. The first computer made available for commercial use was


12. In which mode, each user has a local input/output device.

Time sharing mode

13. A physical connection between the microprocessor memory and other parts of the microcomputer is known as

Address bus

14. An IBM System/38 represents the computer class of:

small-scale computer
medium-scale computer

15. Which hole is used to mark the location of the first sector in a soft-sectored disk.


16. Which system was developed by Rank-Xeron for use with office computers and other equipment.


17. Bubble memory is a

Direct access device only
Combination of sequential and direct access devices

18. Any method for controlling access to or use of memory is known as

Memory map
Memory protection

19. A type of instruction that can produce several lines of machine language code is a


20. A common use of computer in office is for

Word processing

21. The imitation of one device or system by another is


22. A type of semiconductor memory that usually has small capacity but very fast access is


23. High-level languages are not concerned with computer but with


24. Which of the following transfers data contained on computer cards to the computer system.

Card sorter
Card reader

25. The difference between memory and storages is that memory is _____ and storage is _____

Temporary, permanent
Slow, fast

26. A fully functional computing device containing all the elements of a computer which is built around a MICROPROCESSOR is known as

Super computer
Micro computer

27. There are historical evidences to prove that abacus was first used in


28. A class of random access memory that requires periodic servicing in order for the contents to remain valid is

Static RAM
Dynamic RAM