Computer MCQ (501-600)

501. Napier’s Bones were invented in
A) 1614
B) 1617
C) 1620
D) None of above

502. One computer that is not considered a portable computer is
A) Minicomputer
B) A laptop computer
C) Tablet PC
D) All of the above

503. Computers built before the First Generation of computers were:
A) Mechanical
B) Electro-mechanical
C) Electrical
D) None of these

504. Which of the following is a way to access secondary memory?
A) Random access memory
B) Action method
C) Transfer method
D) Density method

505. What is System Analysis?

A) The design of the screen the user will see and use to enter or display data
B) System analysis defines the format and type of data the program will use
C) System Analysis involves creating formal model of the problem to be solved
D) None of the above

506. Which of the following devices have a limitation that we can only store information to it but cannot erase or modify it?
A) Floppy Disk
B) Hard Disk
C) Tape Drive

507. Which is an item of storage medium in the form of circular plate?
A) Disk
C) Printer

508. Daisy wheel printer is a type of
A) Matrix printer
B) Impact printer
C) Laser printer
D) Manual printer

509. A number system that has eight different symbols to represent any quantity is known as
A) Binary
B) Octal
C) Decimal
D) Hexadecimal

510. The two basic types of record access methods are:
A) Sequential and random
B) Sequential and indexed
C) Direct and immediate
D) Online and real time

511. Artificial Intelligence is associated with which generation?
A) First Generation
B) Second Generation
C) Fifth Generation
D) Sixth Generation

512. One of a class of storage device devices that can access storage locations in any order is

513. The actual execution of instructions happens in
C) Memory
D) None of above

514. Floppy disks are available in
A) Single side single density
B) Single side double density
C) Both of above
D) None of above

515. Which of the following is not electro-mechanical computer?
A) Z3
C) mark I

516. Which of the following is a programming language?
A) Lotus
B) Pascal
C) MS-Excel
D) Netscape

517. Which converts the user data into machine readable form?
A) input unit, outpu unit, control unit
B) central processing unit
C) output unit
D) decoder unit

518. In what respect human beings are superior to computers?
A) Diligence
B) Intelligence
C) Slavery
D) Reliability

519. As compared to the secondary memory, the primary memory of a computer is
A) Large
B) Cheap
C) Fast
D) Slow

520. The language that the computer can understand and execute is called
A) Machine language
B) Application software
C) System program
D) All of above

521. How was the generation of computer classified?
A) by the device used in memory & processor
B) by the speed of computer
C) by the model of the computer
D) by the accuracy of computer

522. Which of the following is not a feature of first generation computers
A) They used vacuum tubes or valves as main electronic component
B) They consumed lots of electricity and produced excessive heat
C) They used machine language and assembly language to program the machine
D) None of above

523. CAD stands for
A) Computer aided design
B) Computer algorithm for design
C) Computer application in design
D) All of the above

524. Which of the following memories has the shortest access times?
A) Cache memory
B) Magnetic bubble memory
C) Magnetic core memory

525. A small or intelligent device is so called because it contains within it a
A) Computer
B) Microcomputer
C) Programmable
D) Sensor

526. Which of the following is not a primary storage device?
A) Magnetic tape
B) Magnetic disk
C) Optical disk
D) All of above

527. Who invented Analytical engine?
A) Blaise Pascal
B) George Bool
C) Charles Babbage
D) Dr. Herman Hollerith

528. CPU speed of a personal computer is
A) 32 KIPS
B) 100 KIPS
D) None of these

529. Circular division of disks to store and retrieve data are known as
A) tracks
B) sectors
C) cycles
D) rings

530. Which statement is valid?
A) 1KB = 1024 bytes
B) 1 MB=2048 bytes
C) 1 MB = 1000 kilobytes
D) 1 KB = 1000 bytes

531. The least significant bit of the binary number, which is equivalent to any odd decimal number, is:
A) 0
B) 1
C) 1 or 0
D) 3

532. The latest PC keyboards use a circuit that senses the movement by the change in its capacitance,
A) Capacitance keyboard
B) Mechanical keyboard
C) Qwerty keyboard
D) Dvorak keyboard

533. The Stepped Reckoner was invented by
A) John Napier
B) William Oughtred
C) Gottfried Leibnitz
D) Blaise Pascal

534. A term used to describe interconnected computer configuration is
A) Multiprogramming
B) Modulation
C) Multiprocessing
D) Micro program sequence

535. While inserting a diskette into the diskette drive of a PC, the diskette’s label side should face
A) East
B) North
C) South
D) Up

536. Most of the inexpensive personal computers do not have any disk or diskette drive. What is the name of such computes?
A) Home computers
B) Diskless computers
C) Dedicated computers
D) General purpose computers

537. What is a light pen?
A) Mechanical Input device
B) Optical input device
C) Electronic input device
D) Optical output device

538. Which of the following class of computers can not support multiple users simultaneously?
A) Mainframe Computer
B) Mini Computers
C) Micro Computers
D) All of them can support

539. Which of the following is considered first computer in the world?
A) Z3
C) Mark I
D) None of abobe

540. When a key is pressed on the keyboard, which standard is used for converting the keystroke into the corresponding bits?

541. In order to play and hear sound on a computer, one needs:
A) a sound card and speakers
B) a microphone
C) all of them required
D) none of them required

542. Which of the following devices can be sued to directly image printed text?
D) All of above

543. For which of the following computers can’t be used?
A) gathering data
B) calculating data
C) comparing data
D) Arranging data

544. Which of the following is called low level languages?
A) Machine language
B) Assembly language
C) Both of the above
D) None of above

545. A factor which would strongly influence a business person to adopt a computer is its
A) Accuracy
B) Reliability
C) Speed
D) All of above

546. Who invented punched cards?
A) Charles Babbage
B) Dr. Herman Hollerith
C) Howard Aikin
D) Joseph Jacquard

547. Each model of a computer has a unique
A) Assembly of a computer
B) Machine language
C) High level language
D) All of the above

548. Which of the following is not a primary storage device?
A) Magnetic tape
B) Magnetic disk
C) Optical disk
D) All of the above

549. In a punched card system, data is processed by a
A) Keypunch machine, sorter and posting machine
B) Accounting machine, posting machine, and billing machine
C) Sorter, posting machine, and billing machine
D) Accounting machine, keypunch machine and sorter

550. Which device is required for the Internet connection?
A) Joystick
B) Modem
C) CD Drive
D) NIC Card

551. A set of rods where numbers were carved and used for multiplication and division aids is known as
A) Pascaline
B) Napier’s Bones
C) Stepped Reckoner
D) Slide Rule

552. Seek time is
A) time to position the head over proper track
B) time to position the head over proper sector
C) time to position the head over proper cylinder
D) none of above

553. Tape speed is measured in
A) Feet per second
B) Inch per second
C) Meter per second
D) Centimeter per second

554. Punched cards were first introduced by
A) Powers
B) Pascal
C) Jacquard
D) Herman Hollerith

555. Which computer support co-processors?
A) XT computer
B) AT comptuers
C) None of these
D) Both of these

556. A floppy disk contains
A) Circular tracks only
B) Sectors only
C) Both circular tracks and sectors
D) None of the above

557. The capacity of 3.5 inch floppy disk is
A) 1.40 MB
B) 1.44 GB
C) 1.40 GB
D) 1.44 MB

558. The contribution of Konrad Zuse was long ignored because
A) He made the computers secretly
B) his computers were very complicated and it took time for the people to recognize its power
C) of political reasons. He was German.
D) All of the above

559. Any method for controlling access to or use of memory is known
A) Memory map
B) Memory protection
C) Memory management
D) Memory instruction

560. In what respect computers are superior to human beings?
A) Diligence
B) Intelligence
C) Both of above
D) None of above

561. Com in Latin is
A) intensifying prefix
B) intensifying suffix
C) a term that means to reckon
D) None of above

562. The system unit of a personal computer typically contains all of the following except:
A) Microprocessor
B) Disk controller
C) Serial interface
D) Modem

563. Which of the following is related to fifth generation computers?
A) Knowledge information processing system
B) Very large scale integration (VLSI)
C) Both of above
D) Only b

564. The process of starting a or restarting a computer system by loading instructions from a secondary storage device into the computer memory is called
A) Duping
B) Booting
C) Padding

565. MSI stands for
A) Medium Scale Integrated Circuits
B) Medium System Integrated Circuits
C) Medium Scale Intelligent Circuit
D) Medium System Intelligent Circuit

566. A Pixel is _________
A) A computer program that draws picture
B) A picture stored in secondary memory
C) The smallest resolvable part of a picture
D) None of these

567. A/n _____ Device is any device that provides information, which is sent to the CPU
A) Input
B) Output
D) Memory

568. What was the nick name of the computer used by the Americans in 1952 for their H-bomb project?

569. Which is the type of memory for information that does not change on your computer?

570. LSI, VLSI & ULSI chips were used in which generation?
A) First
B) Second
C) Third
D) Fourth

571. Which of the following is the largest manufacturer of Hard Disk Drives?
B) Seagate
C) Microsoft
D) 3M

572. Networking such as LAN, MAN started from
A) First generation
B) Second generation
C) Third generation
D) Fourth generation

573. Which characteristic of computer distinguishes it from electronic calculators?
A) Accuracy
B) Storage
C) Versatility
D) Automatic

574. Which of the following registers is used to keep track of address of the memory location where the next instruction is located?
A) Memory address register
B) Memory data register
C) Instruction register
D) Program counter

575. Which of the following is not the classification of computers based on application?
A) Electronic Computers
B) Analog Computers
C) Digital Computers
D) Hybrid Computers

576. Which of the following is not a type of Software
A) System Software
B) Application Software
C) Utility Software
D) Entertainment Software

577. Who invented the high level language C?
A) Dennis M. Ritchie
B) Niklaus Writh
C) Seymour Papert
D) Donald Kunth

578. What do you call the programs that are used to find out possible faults and their causes?
A) Operating system extensions
B) Cookies
C) Diagnostic software
D) Boot diskettes

579. Which computer memory is used for storing programs and data currently being processed by the CPU?
A) Mass memory
B) Internal memory
C) Non-volatile memory

580. Which of the following code used in present day computing was developed by IBM Corporation?
B) Hollerith Code
C) Baudot Code

581. When was the transistors invented?
A) 1948
B) 1938
C) 1958
D) 1968

582. In the third Generation of computers
A) Distributed data processing first became popular
B) An operating system was first developed
C) High level procedural language were first used
D) Online real time systems first become popular

583. Most important advantage of an IC is its
A) Easy replacement in case of circuit failure
B) Extremely high reliability
C) Reduced cost
D) Lower power consumption

584. Which of the following magazines covers only the IBM PC and its compatibles?
A) Byte
B) PC Magazine
C) Personal Computing
D) Interface Age

585. UNIVAC was a first generation computer. What is its full form?
A) Universal Automatic Computer
B) Universal Array Computer
C) Unique Automatic Computer
D) Unvalued Automatic Computer

586. Which of the following is required when more than one person uses a central computer at the same time?
A) Terminal
B) Light pen
C) Digitizer
D) Mouse

587. Which of the following is not an output device?
A) Portable Projector
B) Printer
C) Flat Screen
D) Touch Screen

588. Personal computers used a number of chips mounted on a main circuit board. What is the common name for such boards?
A) Daughterboard
B) Motherboard
C) Father board
D) Childboard


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