Computer Fundamental Basic MCQs (Long Quiz) (Part 12)

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

1. Computer can not do anything without a

Memory
Program

2. The ability of a computer system to remain operational despite various failures is

Resilience
Versatility

3. The third generation of computers covers the period:

1959-1964
1965-1971

4. An electronic logic gate whose output is logic 0 only when all inputs are logic 1 is

NOR
NAND

5. A vertically aligned set of tracks on a disk pack is known as

Surface
Cylinder

6. A generalised software package produced to meet the bugs of a variety of data processing users is known as

Operating system
Application package

7. Third generation computers

Were the first to use integrated circuitry
Were the first to use built-in error detecting devices

8. What is the name of the display feature that highlights areas of the screen which require operator attention?

Pixel
Reverse video

9. To set a register or counter to the all-zero-state is

Rerun
Reset

10. Which is used to store firmware.

RAM
ROM

11. A device that prints one character at a ! time is known as

Line printer
Character printer

12. A mechanism for arranging controlled access to a shared resource is

Lock-out
Sorting

13. A computer is a box full of electronic

Switching devices
Chips

14. What are the concentric circles on floppy disks know as?

Tracks
Cylinders

15. A one-bit signal that indicates the start of data transmission by an asynchronous device is

Status bit
Start bit

16. Registers which are partially visible to users and used to hold conditional codes (bits set by the CPU hardware as the result of operations), are known as

PC
Flags

17. An electronic circuit with about 20 transistors fabricated on a silicon chip is known as

SSI
MSI

18. Instructions and memory addresses are represented by

Character codes
Binary Codes

19. Which generation of computers is covered by the period 1964-77?

Second
Third

20. First CAD system called AutoCAD for the PCs was announced in the year 1982. Can you tell who announced it?

Intel Corpn.
Autodesk Inc

21. Main storage is also called

memory
control unit

22. Which printer is very commonly used for desk-top publishing?

Laser Printer
Ink-jet Printer

23. Hard disks are formatted in the same manner as floppy disks. However, before a hard disk can be formatted, it must first be _____

partitioned
sectioned

24. The no of logical records in a physical record is

Group
Blocking factor

25. In the third generation of computers:

high-level procedural languages were first used
on-line, realtime systems first became popular

26. IBM-PC is an example of

Micro computer
A main frame

27. All inputs must be in ON position to have an output is known as

NOT gate
AND gate

28. The number of bits that are typically stored on each track of a magnetic disk is usually

the same
different

29. An error in computer data is called

Chip
Bug

30. A system program which helps the execution of user programs is known as

Batch operating system
Utilities