Basic Computer MCQ’s 01

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Computer Basics MCQ’s (Part-01)

1. The following device allows the user to add external components to a computer system
(A) Storage devices
(B) Keyboards
(C) Ports/ system boards
(D) Diskettes

2. Software that manages data in more than one file at a time and these files are treated as tables with rows and columns rather than as lists of records is
(A) Relational Data Base Management Package
(B) Data Base Management Package
(C) Documentation Package
(D) None of these

3. A program that remains in the memory while other programs are executing
(A) Resident Program
(B) Non-Resident Program
(C) Permanent Program
(D) None of these

4. The total time elapsed between submission of command and data to a computer and getting the result of computation is the
(A) Access time
(B) Response time
(C) Entrance time
(D) None of these

5. An automatic machine that is made to perform routine human tasks is
(A) Computer
(B) Robot
(C) Tanker
(D) None of these

6. The time required to complete a single, continuous execution of an object program is called
(A) Run time
(B) Access time
(C) Random time
(D) Response time

7. Computer network is a
(A) A distributed data processing system
(B) Multiple computers are linked together for the purpose of data communication and resource sharing
(C) Both A & B are false
(D) Both A & B are true

8. A process of collecting, organizing, storing and otherwise maintaining a complete historical record of programs and other documents used or prepared during the different phases of the system is called
(A) Documentation
(B) Document reader
(C) Data process
(D) None of these

9. What are connector symbol?
(A) They are used in a flowchart
(B) It represents a junction in a flow line
(C) Often used to transfer flow between different pages of a lengthy chart
(D) All the above

10. Console is
(A) A device that enables human operators to communicate with the computer
(B) A device that enables human operators not to communicate with the computer
(C) Communication between computers
(D) None of these

11. Constant is a value written into a program instruction
(A) that does not change during the execution of the program
(B) that can change during the execution of the program
(C) that can vary during the execution of the program
(D) none of these

12. A removable direct-access storage medium containing multiple magnetic disks mounted vertically on a single-shaft is referred as
(A) Tape pack
(B) Disk pack
(C) Cylinder
(D) None of these

13. Diskette is a
(A) A low-cost, thin flexible magnetic disk storage device
(B) High volume storage device
(C) Primary storage device
(D) None of these

14. An optical input device that is used to read documents printed in a special type font is known as
(A) Document reader
(B) Documentation
(C) Printer
(D) None of these

15. For checking spelling one uses
(A) Dictionary Disk
(B) Index disk
(C) Directory
(D) None of these

16. Process of finding/ correcting program errors is
(A) Bugs
(B) Debugging
(C) Hacking
(D) Cracking

17. Diagnostic routines is a
(A) Programs used to print error messages
(B) Indicates system problems and improper program instructions.
(C) Both A & B are true
(D) None of these

18. The term DBMS is referred to
(A) Data Base Management system
(B) The software used for the management, maintenance and retrieval of the data stored in a data base
(C) Both A & B are true
(D) None of these

19. The speed at which data is transferred from the main memory to another medium on which data are recorded is referred as
(A) Data transfer rate
(B) Byte
(C) Buds
(D) None of these

20. The time period during which a computer is malfunctioning or not operating correctly due to machine failures is referred as
(A) Downtime
(B) Uptime
(C) Runtime
(D) None of these

21. Automatic execution of high-priority computer programs that have been designed to preempt the use of computer resources is referred as
(A) Foreground processing
(B) background processing
(C) black processing
(D) white processing

22. Digitizer is an input device
(A) Used to convert graphic and pictorial data into binary inputs for a digital computer
(B) Used to convert graphic and pictorial data into analog inputs for a digital computer.
(C) Used for debugging
(D) None of these

23. A storage devices where the access time is effectively independent of the location of the data is referred as
(A) Direct access
(B) Secondary storage
(C) Primary storage
(D) None of these

24. A pictorial representation that uses predefined symbols to describe either the logic of a computer program or the data flow and processing steps of a system is referred as
(A) Flowchart
(B) Algorithm
(C) Program
(D) None of these

25. A flat, circular plate coated with a magnetic material on which data can be stored by magnetization of portions of the flat surface is
(A) Disk
(B) Tape
(C) Pen drive
(D) None of these

26. Disk operating system is referred for
(B) Operating system which contains the disk-oriented commands and uses disk devices for permanent storage
(C) Both A & B
(D) None of these

27. Document reader is
(A) An optical input device used to read documents
(B) A device that arrange the documents
(C) A device that is used to edit document
(D) None of these

28. One or more identifying lines printed at the bottom of a page are referred as
(A) Header
(B) Footer
(C) Index
(D) None of these

29. FORTRAN is
(A) Formula Translation
(B) A high-level mathematically oriented programming language
(C) Both A & B
(D) None of these

30. A CPU designed specifically to handle the communications processing task with main purpose is to off-load communications processing task from the host computer so that the host computer can be dedicated for applications and data processing jobs.
(A) Backend processor
(B) Front-end processor
(C) Node processor
(D) None of these