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Computer Basis MCQ Questions and Answers set-9

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This set of computer basis MCQ questions includes a collection of multiple-choice questions on the fundamentals of computers. It includes the computer basis MCQ questions on the generations of computers, computer network fundamentals, different types of computer memory, basic types of record access methods, and the storage used on computers along with the answers.

1) In the third generation of computers…
A. Distributed data processing first became popular
B. On operating system was first developed
C. The high-level procedural language was first used
D. The on-line, real-time system first became popular

2) A communication protocol that converts noisy data links into communication channels free of transmission errors is known as …
A. Datalink protocol
B. Datalink
C. Data medium
D. Data model

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

4) A digital computer did not score over an analog computer in terms of ….
A. Speed
B. Accuracy
C. Cost
D. Memory

5) The storage capacity of a disk system depends on the bits per inch of the track and the tracks per inch of ……
A. Cylinder
B. Hub
C. Cluster
D. Surface

6) Which type of computer uses the 8-bit code called EBCDIC?
A. Minicomputer
B. Microcomputer
C. Mainframe computers
D. Supercomputer

7) The two basic types of record access methods are …
A. Sequential and random
B. Sequential and indexed
C. Direct and immediate
D. On-line and real-time

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8) The disk drive component used to position read/write heads over a specific track is known as …
A. Acoustic couples
B. Access arm
C. Cluster
D. All of the above

9) Computer instructions written with the use of English words instead of binary machine code is called ..
A. Mnemonics
B. Symbolic code
C. Gray codes
D. Opcode

10) Which American computer company is called big blue?
A. Microsoft
B. Compaq Corporation
D. Apple

11) Which number system is commonly used as a shortcut notation for groups of four binary digits?
A. Binary
B. Decimal
C. Octal
D. Hexadecimal

12) Before a disk can be used to store data it must be …
A. Formatted
B. Reformatted
C. Addressed
D. None of the above

13) Who invented the Microprocessor?
A. Marian E. Huff
B. Herman H Goldstein
C. Joseph Jacquard
D. All of the above

14) Sending data from one place to another by Physical or electronic means is…
A. E-mail
B. Internet
C. Data transmission
D. Distributed processing

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15) Multi-user systems provided cost savings for small businesses because they use a single processing unit to link several …
A. Personal computers
B. Workstations
C. Dumb terminals
D. Mainframes

16) Which is the part that transmits data from one part of the computer to another?
A. Bus
C. Hard Disk
D. None of the above

17) A software package to perform calculations on data arranged in an array is…
A. System Software
B. Utility programs
C. Electronic spreadsheet
D. Application programs

18) Which part of the computer is used for calculating and comparing?
A. Disk unit
B. Control unit
D. Modem

19) Plotter accuracy is measured in terms of repeatability and…
A. Buffer size
B. Resolution
C. Vertical dimension
D. Intelligence

20) 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


1) D. On-line, real-time systems first became popular
2) A. Data link protocol
3) D. Terminal
4) C. Cost
5) D. Surface
6) C. Mainframe computers
7) A. Sequential and random
8) B. Access arm
9) B. Symbolic code
10) C. IBM
11) D. Hexadecimal
12) A. Formatted
13) A. Marican E. Huff
14) C. Data transmission
15) C. Dumb terminals
16) A. Bus
17) C. Electronic spreadsheet
18) B. Control unit
19) B. Resolution
20) B. Internal memory

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