Computer Fundamental Basic MCQs (Long Quiz) (Part 6)

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

1. A large number of computers in a wide geographical area can be efficiently connected using

Coaxial cables
Communications satellites

2. What is the name given to the specialized storage element in the processor unit of a computer which is used as a "scratch pad" during processing operations?

primary memory
cache memory

3. Perforated paper used as input or output media is known as

Paper tape
Magnetic tape

4. A computer has no more sense than a light

pen
switch

5. A computer program that converts an entire program into machine language at one time is called a/an

interpreter
compiler

6. What is the name given to the specialized storage element in the processor unit of a computer which is used as a "scratch pad" during processing operations?

primary memory
cache memory

7. In latest generation computers, the instructions are executed

Parallely only
sequentially or parallely

8. Program execution time would be minimum if the programs are written in

Machine Language
Assembly language

9. A small square or rectangular piece of silica on which several layers of an integrated circuit are etched or imprinted is called

micro
chip

10. The processing capability of a microcomputer can be enhanced with the help of

expansion cards
buffer memory

11. Where are silicon chips manufactured in India?

Chandigarh
Punjab

12. A computer programmer

does all the thinking for a computer
can enter input data quickly

13. A menu-driven operating system is one which allows you to pick up from the menu of choices it displays on the screen. What is the name given to the images which are used in such image oriented menus?

Icon
option

14. The first machine to successfully perform a long series of arithmetic and logical operations was:

Mark I
Analytic engine

15. Which is used for manufacturing chips?

Control unit
Semiconductors

16. The 0 and 1 in the binary numbering system are called binary

bytes
bits

17. Floppy disks which are made from flexible plastic material are also called?

diskettes
templates

18. Which of the following tasks is not suited for sequential processing by a computer?

Accounting for credit card purchases
Inventory control

19. Which of the following is responsible for coordinating various operations using timing signals?

Control unit
Memory unit

20. All calculations are performed and all comparisons are made in _____ unit.

control unit
aritmetic-logic unit

21. The terminal device often used in checking charge cards that offers both a limited keyboard input and visual output is the:

Video display terminal
Audio response unit

22. The computer translates the condition of each switch to a number. What number is represented by the OFF state?

1
0

23. Hard disks and diskettes are:

Direct access storage devices
Sequential access storage devices

24. Which of the following is not one of the three primary functions that on-line direct-access systems can serve?

backup
update

25. How many bits can be stored in the 8K RAM?

8000
8192

26. A code which uses more bits for each character then what is necessary is known as

Gray code
Redundant code

27. Point out the odd item amongst the following

Light pen
Printer

28. Which of the following is a part of the Central Processing Unit?

Mouse
Arithmetic Logic Unit

29. The least expensive OCR units can read

marks
handwriting

30. File specification books are created primarily for the use of

programmers
operators