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Computer Awareness MCQ

1. Which Microsoft-based technology was built to link desktop applications to the World Wide Web?

[A] Active Channel

[B] Active Desktop

[C] ActiveX

[D] None of the above

Correct Answer: C [ActiveX]

2. Which among the following is the most common source of Viruses to the hard disk of your computer?

[A] Incoming Email

[B] Outgoing Email


[D] Websites

Ans. a

3. Symantec is the maker of which among the following popular antivirus software?

[A] Norton

[B] BitDefender

[C] Avast

[D] McAfee VirusScan

Ans. a

4. Which of the following lies within the CPU?

[A] Primary Memory

[B] Secondary Memory

Secondary Memory

[C] Mouse

[D] Keyboard

Ans. a

5. “Internet escrow ” is a term most commonly related to which of the following?

[A] E-commerce         

[B] Software Development

[C] Privacy Security    

[D] Database Management

Ans. a

6. In the Windows XP, what does XP stands for?

[A] Extra-Powerful

[B] Experience

[C] Extended Platform

[D] Experience Platform

Ans. b

7. V-RAM is used for access of the following?

[A] Video & Graphics

[B] Text & Images

[C] programs

[D] None of the above

Ans. a

8. The word bandwidth is also used to mean ________?

[A] width of the data cable

[B] amount of data transferred

[C] number of the computers on a particular network

[D] none of the above

Ans. b

9. Which among the following is correct about 4GL?

[A] A computer brand

[B] A software brand

[C] A software program

[D] A programming language

Ans. d

10. As a person working in internet banking environment, why you should be aware of the “Dictionary attack”?

[A] It is used to inject worms or viruses in the system

[B] It is used to determine a password

[C] It is used to access customer’s account by determining other details

[D] It is used for stealing info from the Credit Card

Ans. b

11. Which of the following is not the basic capability of a computer?

[A] Speed

[B] Accuracy

[C] Prediction

[D] Processing

Ans. c

12. Which of the following is not an input device of the computer?

[A] Trackball

[B] Image Scanner

[C] Joystick

[D] Sound Card

Ans. d

13. Which of the following is a single integrated circuit on which a CPUs are typically constructed?

[A] Microprocessor

[B] Memory

[C] Motherboard

[D] Hard Disk

Ans. a

14. What kind of data is processed by an analog computer?

[A] Discrete Data

[B] Intermittent Data

[C] Discretely varying Data

[D] Continuously varying Data

Ans. d

15. In which of the following applications are analog computers used?

[A] Measurement of Electric Current

[B] Measurement of Frequency

[C] Measurement of Resistance of a Capacitor

[D] All of the above

Ans. d

16. Where are the instructions which are used to run a digital computer stored?

[A] Motherboard

[B] Hard Disk

[C] Memory

[D] All of the above

Ans. c

17. What are four basic functional elements of a digital computer?

[A] Input-Output Equipment  

[B] Main Memory

[C] Control Unit and ALU       

[D] All of the above

Ans. d

18. A device which is not connected to the CPU is known as which of the following?

[A] Land-line device

[B] On-line device

[C] Off-line device

[D] Device

Ans. c

19. What is the full form of UPS?

[A] Unplugged Power Supply

[B] Uninterruptible Power System

[C] Unknown Power Source

[D] Uninterrupted Power Source

Ans. b

20. Monitors, printers, disk drives, keyboard, mouse are included in which of the following categories?

[A] Storage Device

[B] Hardware

[C] Software

[D] All of the Above

Ans. b

21. What is the use of the wheel located between the two standard buttons on a mouse ?

[A] Click on web pages

[B] To click and select items

[C] Shutdown

[D] To scroll

Ans. d

22. Which type of failure occurs because of input device that does not read data correctly ?

[A] input error

[B] output error

[C] read error

[D] write error

Ans. c

23. Document reader and a light pen are classical examples of Which of the following?

[A] Reading devices

[B] Light devices

[C] Input devices

[D] Digital devices

Ans. c

24. Which of the following consist of the computer main memory?

[A] Hard drive and RAM

[B] CD-ROM and hard drive

[C] RAM and ROM

[D] CMOS and hard drive

Ans. c

25. Which of the following is the ability of a system to jump directly to the requested data?

[A] Sequential Access

[B] Random Access

[C] Quick Access

[D] All of the Above

Ans. b

26. The smallest unit in which data can be stored is known by which of the following names?

[A] Bit

[B] Byte

[C] Kilobyte

[D] Megabyte

Ans. a

27. Which of the following is the name given to the number of concentric circles on a diskette?

[A] Sectors

[B] Cylinders

[C] Tracks

[D] Clusters

Ans. c

28. What is the meaning of SMART commands in a system maintainence?

[A] Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology Commands

[B] Software Management Analysis Reporting Technology Commands

[C] Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Technology Commands

[D] None of the Above

Ans. a

29. Which of the following acts specifically exempts computer-maintenance activities, so copies of copyright files may be made in the course of maintenance provided that they are destroyed afterwards?

[A] The infringement act

[B] The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

[C] Intellectual Property Rights Act

[D] All of the Above

Ans. b

30. The copies of data or program files are always stored as a safety. Which of the following is the name given to these copies?

[A] Backups    

[B] Programs  

[C] Extras       

[D] Stores

Ans. a

31. What is the full form of UDF ?

[A] Universal data frequency             

[B] Unique disk format

[C] Universal disk format                   

[D] Undated disk format

Ans. c

32. Which of the following is the another name given to the LCD display?




[D] All of the Above

Ans. b

33. Which of the following are the hardware components of the computer system?

[A] Graphic Card


[C] Keyboard

[D] All of the Above

Ans. d

34. Which of the following are the software analysis and design tools?

[A] Data Flow Diagrams

[B] ER Diagrams

[C] HIPO Diagrams

[D] All of the Above

Ans. d

35. Which of the following graphs tell us the correct and appropriate way to determine the deadlock situation occurrence?

[A] Starvation Graph

[B] Resource Allocation Graph

[C] Inversion Graph

[D] All of the Above

Ans. b

36. Which of the following is the Vector Graphics Editor?

[A] Sunbird


[C] Adobe Photoshop

[D] Corel Draw

Ans. d

37. What is the name given to any software that is included with a new computer, hardware, or other software program?

[A] Bundled Software

[B] Pre-installed Software

[C] Both a and b

[D] Free Software

Ans. c

38. Who among the following invented the FORTRAN language?

[A] J.W.Backus

[B] Steff Warner

[C] Von Neuman

[D] All of the Above

Ans. a

39. Which of the following are the objects in Microsoft Access?

[A] Tables

[B] Queries

[C] Reports

[D] All of the Above

Ans. d

40. What does ARPANET stand for?

[A] Automated Research Projects Agency Network

[B] American Research Projects Agency Network

[C] Advanced Research Projects Agency Network

[D] American Research Projects Automatic Network

Ans. c

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