UPSC,PCS,CDS,NDA /Computer Awareness MCQ Competitive Exam - Sample Test 8 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
. Personal computers use a number of chips mounted on a main circuit board. What is the common name for such boards?

1.Daughter board

2.Motherboard

3.Father board

4.Breadboard


Question:
....... translates and executes program at run time line by line

1.Compiler

2.Interpreter

3.Linker

4.Loader


Question:
1 Byte =?

1.8 bits

2.4 bits

3.2 bits

4.9 bits


Question:
A computer program that converts an entire program into machine language is called a/an

1.Interpreter

2.Simulator

3.Compiler

4.Commander


Question:
A computer program that translates one program instructions at a time into machine language is called a/an

1.Interpreter

2.CPU

3.Compiler

4.Simulator


Question:
A fault in a computer program which prevents it from working correctly is known as

1.Boot

2.Bug

3.Biff

4.Strap


Question:
A normal CD- ROM usually can store up to _________ _data?

1.680 KB

2.680 Bytes

3.680 MB

4.680 GB


Question:
A self-replicating program, similar to a virus which was taken from a 1970s science fiction novel by John Bruner entitled the Shockwave Rider is

1.Bug

2.Vice

3.Lice

4.Worm


Question:
A small or intelligent device is so called because it contains within it a

1.Computer

2.Microcomputer

3.Programmable

4.Sensor


Question:
A state. is a bi-stable electronic circuit that has

1.Multivibrator

2.Flip-flop

3.Logic gates

4.laten


Question:
An error in software or hardware is called a bug. What is the alternative computer jargon for it?

1.Leech

2.Squid

3.Slug

4.Glitch


Question:
ASCII stands for

1.American Stable Code for International Interchange

2.American Standard Case for Institutional Interchange

3.American Standard Code for Information Interchange

4.American Standard Code for Interchange Information


Question:
BCD is

1.Binary Coded Decimal

2.Bit Coded Decimal

3.Binary Coded Digit

4.Bit Coded Digit


Question:
Chief component of first-generation computer was

1.Transistors

2.Vacuum Tubes and Valves

3.Integrated Circuits

4.None of above


Question:
COBOL is widely used in application 

1.Commercial

2.Scientific

3.Space

4.Mathematical


Question:
DOS stands for

1.Disk Operating System

2.Disk operating session

3.Digital Operating System

4.Digital Open system


Question:
EEPROM stands for

1.Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory

2.Easily Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory

3.Electronic Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory

4.None of the above


Question:
Examples of output devices are

1.Screen

2.Printer

3.Speaker

4.All of these


Question:
FORTRAN is

1.File Translation

2.Format Translation

3.Formula Translation

4.Floppy Translation


Question:
Human beings are referred to as Homosapinens, which device is called Sillico Sapiens?

1.Monitor

2.Hardware

3.Robot

4.Computer


Question:
IBM stands for

1.Internal Business Management

2.International Business Management

3.International Business Machines

4.Internal Business Machines


Question:
In analogue computer

1.Input is first converted to digital form

2.Input is never converted to digital form

3.Output is displayed in digital form

4.All of above


Question:
In latest generation computers, the instructions are executed

1.Parallel only

2.Sequentially only

3.Both sequentially and parallel

4.All of above


Question:
In most IBM PCs, the CPU, the device drives, memory expansion slots and active components are mounted on a single board. What is the name of this board?

1.Motherboard

2.Breadboard

3.Daughter board

4.Grandmother board


Question:
is an OOP principle

1.Structured programming

2.Procedural programming

3.Inheritance

4.Linking


Question:
Which of the following is a storage device?

1.Tape

2.Hard Disk

3.Floppy Disk

4.All of the above


Question:
Microprocessors as switching devices are for which generation computers

1.First Generation

2.Second Generation

3.Third Generation

4.Fourth Generation


Question:
MIS is designed to provide information needed for effective decision making by?

1.Consumers

2.Workers

3.Foremen

4.Managers


Question:
Modern Computer are very reliable but they are not

1.Fast

2.Powerful

3.Infallible

4.Cheap


Question:
Personnel who design, program, operate and maintain computer equipment refers to

1.Console-operator

2.Programmer

3.Peopleware

4.System Analyst


Question:
RAM stands for

1.Random origin money

2.Random only memory

3.Read only memory

4.Random access memory


Question:
Second Generation computers were developed during

1.1949 to 1955

2.1956 to 1965

3.1965 to 1970

4.1970 to 1990


Question:
SMPS stands for

1.Switched mode Power Supply

2.. Start mode power supply

3.Store mode power supply

4.Single mode power supply


Question:
The computer size was very large in

1.First Generation

2.Second Generation

3.Third Generation

4.Fourth Generation


Question:
The device used to carry digital data on analogue lines is called as

1.Modem

2.Multiplexer

3.Modulator

4.Demodulator


Question:
The output quality of a printer is measured by

1.Dot per inch

2.Dot per sq. inch

3.Dots printed per unit time

4.All of above


Question:
The system unit of a personal computer typically contains all of the following except:

1.Microprocessor

2.Disk controller

3.Serial interface

4.Modem


Question:
Unwanted repetitious messages, such as unsolicited bulk e-mail is known as

1.Spam

2.Trash

3.Calibri

4.Courier


Question:
VDU is also called

1.Screen

2.Monitor

3.Both 1 & 2

4.printer


Question:
What is meant by a dedicated computer?

1.Which is used by one-person only

2.Which is assigned one and only one task

3.Which uses one kind of software

4.Which is meant for application software


Question:
What is the name of the display feature that highlights are of the screen which requires operator attention?

1.Pixel

2.Reverse video

3.Touch screen

4.Cursor


Question:
When did arch rivals IBM and Apple Computers Inc. decide to join hands?

1.1978

2.1984

3.1990

4.1991


Question:
When did John Napier develop logarithm?

1.1416

2.1614

3.1641

4.1804


Question:
Which of the following are input devices?

1.Keyboard

2.Mouse

3.Card reader

4.Any of these


Question:
Which of the following devices can be sued to directly image printed text?

1.OCR

2.OMR

3.MICR

4.All of above


Question:
Which of the following is also known as brain of computer

1.Control unit

2.Central Processing unit

3.Arithmetic and language unit

4.Monitor


Question:
Which of the following is first generation of computer?

1.EDSAC

2.IBM-1401

3.CDC-1604

4.ICL-2900


Question:
Who designed the first electronics computer – ENIAC?

1.Van-Neumann

2.Joseph M. Jacquard

3.J. Presper Eckert and John W Mauchly

4.All of above


Question:
Who invented the high level language “C”?

1.Dennis M. Ritchie

2.Niklaus Writh

3.Seymour Papert

4.Donald Kunth


Question:
Who is the chief of Microsoft

1.Babbage

2.Bill Gates

3.Bill Clinton

4.none of these


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