Computer Fundamental Basic MCQs (Long Quiz) (Part 9)

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

1. A section of code that may only be executed by one process at any one time is

Critical resource
Critical region

2. A step-by-step procedure used to solve a problem is called

Operating system
Algorithm

3. Which memory is nonvolatile and may be written only once?

RAM
PROM

4. A card on the top of pack of cards containing information about the cards in the pack is

Punched card
Reader card

5. A type of core store that has a lower access time than the devices used for working store in the same processor is known as

core memory
fast core

6. What is the alternative name for a diskette?

Floppy disk
Hard disk

7. A standard tape recorder used to save or load computer information is known as

Magnetic tape
Cassette drive

8. Which of the following functional components of a computer is responsible for the transient or temporary storage used by the CPU?

CPU .
Memory

9. Which method is of reading the characters & providing input to a computer.

Optical character reader
Magnetic ink character

10. The memory which is programmed at the time it is manufactured

ROM
RAM

11. When was the world's first laptop computer introduced in the market and by whom?

Epson, 1981
Tandy Model-200, 1985

12. Example of non-numerical data is

Employee address
Examination score

13. A device that both transmits and receives data, is

Translator
Transceiver

14. An automatic machine that performs routine seemingly human tasks is

PL
Robot

15. IBM 7000 digital computer

belongs to second generation
has modular construction

16. The IC was invented at Texas instruments in year 1958 by

Jaik Kilby
John Napier

17. The personnel which deal with the computer and its management put together is known as

Firm ware
Human ware

18. A path linking 2 hardware or telecommunication units down which data and control signals can be transmitted is

Channel
Signalling

19. The unit of hardware an operator uses to monitor computer processing is the:

CPU
Console

20. A framework in which circuit boards can he mounted is

Card cage
Bar code

21. The main purpose of the off line device is

To save computer time
To save floor space in the computer centre

22. Which of the following is a special purpose language used to describe to a computer's operating system.

LOGO
ICL

23. Which of the following languages is the most widely used?

FORTRAN
PASCAL

24. How many addresses are required for 25 x 40 video RAM?

1000
2000

25. Which of the following isn't a type of computer facility?

centralized
de-distributed

26. Which protocol has been standardised by the International Standards Organisation.

ISO
ISAM

27. Which of the following is the largest and most powerful computer manufacture in the world

IBM
Intel

28. A symbol that modifies an action is known as

Modifier
Interpreter

29. Hardware _____ memory is seldom used in modern computers.

LIFO
RAM

30. RAM is also known as

Programmable read-only memory
Read/Write memory