UPSC,PCS,CDS,NDA /Computer Awareness MCQ Competitive Exam - Sample Test 4 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
A process known as ____________ is used by large retailers to study trends.

1.data mining

2.data selection

3.POS

4.data conversion


Question:
A repair for a known software bug, usually available at no charge on the Internet, is called a n

1.version

2.patch

3.tutorial

4.FAQ


Question:
A string of eight 0s and 1s is called a:

1.megabyte

2.byte

3.kilobyte

4.gigabyte


Question:
A ____________ is approximately a million bytes.

1.gigabyte

2.kilobyte

3.megabyte

4.terabyte


Question:
A ____________ is approximately one billion bytes.

1.kilobyte

2.bit

3.gigabyte

4.megabyte


Question:
A(n) ____________ system is a small, wireless handheld computer that scans an item’s tag and pulls up the current price (and any special offers) as you shop.

1.PSS

2.POS

3.inventory

4.data mining


Question:
After a picture has been taken with a digital camera and processed appropriately, the actual print of the picture is considered:

1.data

2.output

3.input

4.the process


Question:
All of the following are examples of input devices EXCEPT a:

1.scanner

2.mouse

3.keyboard

4.printer


Question:
All of the following are examples of real security and privacy risks EXCEPT:

1.hackers.

2.spam.

3.viruses.

4.identity theft.


Question:
All of the following are examples of storage devices EXCEPT:

1.hard disk drives.

2.printers.

3.floppy disk drives.

4.CD drives


Question:
All of the following terms are associated with spreadsheet software except

1.worksheet

2.cell

3.formula

4.virus detection


Question:
Apple Macintoshes (Macs) and PCs use different ____________ to process data and different operating systems.

1.languages

2.methods

3.CPUs

4.storage devices


Question:
A_is approximately one billion bytes

1.kilobyte

2.bit

3.gigabyte

4.megabyte


Question:
Computer uses the ____ number system to store data and perform calculations.

1.binary

2.octal

3.decimal

4.hexadecimal


Question:
Computers gather data, which means that they allow users to ____________ data.

1.present

2.input

3.output

4.store


Question:
Computers gather data, which means that they allow users to__data.

1.present

2.input

3.output

4.store


Question:
Computers process data into information by working exclusively with:

1.multimedia

2.words

3.characters

4.numbers


Question:
Computers use the ____________ language to process data.

1.processing

2.kilobyte

3.binary

4.representational


Question:
DSL is an example of a(n) ____________ connection.

1.network

2.wireless

3.slow

4.broadband


Question:
In the binary language each letter of the alphabet, each number and each special character is made up of a unique combination of:

1.eight bytes

2.eight kilobytes

3.eight characters

4.eight bits


Question:
Which of the following statements is true concerning?

1.Virtual memory is the space on the hard drive where the operating system begins to store data when it becomes memory-bound

2.Accessing data from RAM is a slower than accessing data from virtual memory

3.When it is using virtual memory, the operating system builds a file called the RAM file

4.If a computer is memory-bound, adding more RAM will not solve the problem


Question:
Servers are computers that provide resources to other computers connected to a

1.network

2.mainframe

3.Supercomputer

4.client


Question:
Servers are computers that provide resources to other computers connected to a:

1.network

2.mainframe

3.supercomputer

4.client


Question:
Smaller and less expensive PC-based servers are replacing ____________ in many businesses.

1.supercomputers

2.clients

3.laptops

4.mainframes


Question:
Surgeons can perform delicate operations by manipulating devices through computers instead of manually. This technology is known as:

1.robotics.

2.computer forensics.

3.simulation

4.forecasting.


Question:
System software is the set of programs that enables your computer’s hardware devices and ____________ software to work together.

1.management

2.processing

3.utility

4.application


Question:
Technology no longer protected by copyright, available to everyone, is considered to be:

1.proprietary

2.open.

3.experimental.

4.in the public domain.


Question:
The ability to recover and read deleted or damaged files from a criminal’s computer is an example of a law enforcement specialty called:

1.robotics.

2.simulation.

3.computer forensics.

4.animation.


Question:
The components that process data are located in the:

1.input devices

2.output devices

3.system unit.

4.storage component


Question:
The CPU and memory are located on the:

1.expansion board

2.motherboard

3.storage device

4.output device


Question:
The difference between people with access to computers and the Internet and those without this access is known as the:

1.digital divide.

2.Internet divide

3.Web divide

4.broadband divide


Question:
The name for the way that computers manipulate data into information is called:

1.programming.

2.processing.

3.storing.

4.organizing.


Question:
The PC (personal computer) and the Apple Macintosh are examples of two different:

1.platforms

2.applications

3.programs

4.storage devices


Question:
The term bit is short for

1.megabyte

2.binary language

3.binary digit

4.binary number


Question:
The term bit is short for:

1.megabyte

2.binary language

3.binary digit

4.binary number


Question:
The ____________, also called the “brains” of the computer, is responsible for processing data.

1.motherboard

2.memory

3.RAM

4.central processing unit (CPU)


Question:
Which of the following is an example of an input device?

1.scanner

2.speaker

3.CD

4.printer


Question:
Which of the following is NOT one of the four major data processing functions of a computer?

1.gathering data

2.processing data into information

3.analyzing the data or information

4.storing the data or information


Question:
Which of the following terms is just the connection of networks that can be joined together?

1.virtual private network

2.internet

3.intranet

4.extranet


Question:
Word processing, spreadsheet, and photo-editing are examples of:

1.application software

2.system software

3.operating system software

4.platform software


Question:
_are devices used to transmit data over telecommunications lines.

1.Drives

2.Drive bays

3.Modems

4.Platforms


Question:
_is a form of permanent memory that holds all the instructions the computer needs to start up and does not get erased when the power is turned off:

1.The Network Interface Card (NIC)

2.The CPU

3.RAM

4.ROM


Question:
__ is a set of computer programs used on a computer to help perform tasks.

1.An instruction

2.Software

3.Memory

4.A processor


Question:
_______ are specially designed computers that perform complex calculations extremely rapidly

1.Servers

2.Supercomputers

3.Laptops

4.Mainframes


Question:
_______ is any part of the computer that you can physically touch.

1.Hardware

2.A device

3.A peripheral

4.An application


Question:
_______ is data that has been organized or presented in a meaningful fashion.

1.A process

2.Software

3.Storage

4.Information


Question:
_______ is the study of molecules and structures whose size ranges from 1 to 100 nanometers.

1.Nanoscience

2.Microelectrodes

3.Computer forensics

4.Artificial intelligence


Question:
________ is the science that attempts to produce machines that display the same type of intelligence that humans do.

1.Nanoscience

2.Nanotechnology

3.Simulation

4.Artificial intelligence (AI)


Question:
____________ tags, when placed on an animal, can be used to record and track in a database all of the animal’s movements.

1.POS

2.RFID

3.PPS

4.GPS


Question:
____________terminals (formerly known as cash registers) are often connected to complex inventory and sales computer systems.

1.Data

2.Point-of-sale (POS)

3.Sales

4.Query


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