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Objective Questions on Computer Basis set-5

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This set of objective questions on a computer basis includes collections of multiple-choice questions on the fundamental of the computer. It includes objective questions on the history of the computer, parts of the computer and their functions, the difference between memory and storage, and the generations of computers related to a computer basis.

1) A computer Programmer ……..
A. does all the thinking for a computer
B. can enter input data quickly
C. can operate all types of computer equipment
D. can draw only flowchart.

2) The first calculating device is ……….
A. Slide rule
B. Mark I
C. Pascaline
D. Abacus

3) A printed circuit board that adds additional capabilities and functions to a computer’s hardware is…
A. Expansion Board
B. MotherBoard
C. Integrated circuit
D. Extended Board

4) The difference between memory and storage is that memory is ….. and storage is ……
A. Temporary, permanent
B. Permanent, temporary
C. Slow, fast
D. All of the above

5) Fifth-generation computers will have…
A. Ordinary Intelligence
B. Common Intelligence
C. Natural Intelligence
D. Artificial Intelligence

6) Which of the following can be used to control the movement of a cursor on a video screen?
A. Mouse
C. Card Punch
D. Joystick

7) Which was the computer conceived by Babbage?
A. Analytical engine
B. Arithmetic machine
C. Donald Knuth
D. All of the above

8) The supercomputer is also known as …….
A. Number Counter
B. Number Cashier
C. Number Crunchier
D. Number Displayer

9) A local storage register, which contains the address of the next instruction to be executed, is
A. Accumulator
B. Address register
C. Buffer
D. Memory

10) Microprocessors can be used to make
A. Computers
B. Digital Systems
C. Calculators
D. All of the above

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11) IBM PC was established in …….
A. 1924 AD
B. 1824 AD
C. 1942 AD
D. 1928 AD

12) Printers are categorized according to…
A. Whether the image produced is formed by physical contact of the print mechanism with paper
B. The number of characters printed in a minute
C. The size of the computer that the printer is linked to
D. The application software needs of the user

13) Serial access memories are useful in applications where
A. Data consists of numbers
B. Short access time is required
C. Each stored word is processed differently
D. Data naturally needs to flow in and out in the serial form.

14) Transistors were used in ……… generation computer.
A. First
B. Third
C. Second
D. Fourth

15) The linkage between the CPU and the users is provided by…
A. Peripheral devices
B. Storage
C. Control Unit
D. Software

16) Registers, which are partially visible to users and used to hold conditional, are known as …
B. Memory address registers
C. General-purpose register
D. Flags

17) ……… unit acts as a combination channel between the user and a computer.
A. Input
B. Processing
C. Output
D. Storage

18) What is the generation of computers which are built with VLSI technology and microprocessors?
A. Third
B. Fourth
C. Second
D. First

19) An integrated circuit is ..
A. A complicated circuit
B. An integrating device
C. Much costlier than a single chip
D. Fabricated on a tiny silicon chip

20) Which is the connector of coaxial cable?
A. RJ 45
D. None


1) A. does all the thinking for a computer
2) D. Abacus
3) B. Mother Board
4) A. Temporary, permanent
5) D. Artificial Intelligence
6) D. Joystick
7) A. Analytical engine
8) C. Number Crunchier
9) B. Address register
10) D. All of the above
11) A. 1924 AD
12) A. Whether the image produced is formed by physical contact of the print mechanism with paper
13) D. Data naturally needs to flow in and out in the serial form
14) C. Second
15) A. Peripheral devices
16) D. Flags
17) A. Input
18) B. Fourth
19) D. Fabricated on a tiny silicon chip
20) C. BNC

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