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Computer Awareness MCQs | Computer Multiple Choice Questions with Answers

1 ............ is a combination of software and hardware
A Firmware
B Shareware
C Freeware
D Netware

Answer: Firmware
2 Which application is used to prepare a presentation/ slide show?
A Photoshop
B Power Point
C Outlook Express
D Internetexplorer

Answer: Power Point
3 Which of the following terms is associated with the computers processing speed?
A MIPS(Million Instruction Per Second)

Answer: MIPS(Million Instruction Per Second)
4 What is the difference between a CD-ROM and a CD-RW?
A They are the same - just two different terms used by different manufactures
B A CAD-ROM can be written to and a CDRW cannot
C A CD-RW can be written to but a CDROM can only be read from
D A CD-ROM holds more information than a CD-RW

Answer: A CD-RW can be written to but a CDROM can only be read from
5 The ALU of a computer responds to the commands coming from
A Primary memory
B Control section
C External memory
D Cache memory

Answer: Control section
6 Chief component of first generation computer was
A Transistors
B Vacuum Tubes and Valves
C Integrated Circuits
D All of the above

Answer: Vacuum Tubes and Valves
7 The output quality of a printer is measured by
A Dot per sq. inch
B Dot per inch
C Dots printed per unit time
D All of the above

Answer: Dot per inch
8 EPROM can be used for
A Erasing the contents of ROM
B Reconstructing the contents of ROM
C Erasing and reconstructing the contents of ROM
D Duplicating ROM

Answer: Erasing and reconstructing the contents of ROM
9 The contents of information are stored in
A Memory data register
B Memory address register
C Memory arithmetic registers
D Memory access register

Answer: Memory data register
10 Computers with 80286 microprocessor:
A XT computer
B AT computer
C PS/2 computer
D PS/3 computer

Answer: AT computer
11 Which of the following is not processing?
A Arranging
B Manipulating
C Calculating
D Gathering

Answer: Gathering
12 Bluetooth is a type of radio wave information transmission system that is good for about __
A 30 feet
B 30 yards
C 30 miles
D 300 miles

Answer: 30 feet
13 Acredit card-sized expansion board that is inserted into portable computers that connects the modem to the telephone wall jack
A Internal modem
B External modem
C PC Card modem
D Wireless modem

Answer: PC Card modem
14 Aspecial high-speed line used by large corporations to support digital communications is known as ___
A Satellite/air connection service lines
B Cable modems
C Digital subscriber lines
D T1, T2, T3 and T4 lines

Answer: T1, T2, T3 and T4 lines
15 The capacity of a communication channel is measured in ___
A Bandwidth
B Bit capacity
C Baud rate
D Data flow

Answer: Bandwidth
16 What is the name given to the values that are automatically provided by software to reduce keystrokes and improve a computer user's productivity?
A Defined values
B Fixed values
C Default values
D Special values

Answer: Default values
17 In MS-DOS 5.0, which is the number that acts as a code to uniquely identify the software product?
D 5.0

Answer: 5.0
18 A page fault
A Is an error in a specific page
B Occurs when a program accesses a page of memory
C Is an access to a page not currently in memory
D None of these

Answer: Is an access to a page not currently in memory
19 Banker's algorithm for resource allocation deals with
A Deadlock prevention
B Deadlock avoidance
C Deadlock recovery
D Mutual exclusion

Answer: Deadlock avoidance
20 The state of a process after it encounters an I/O instruction is
A Ready
B Blocked/Waiting
C Idle
D Running

Answer: Blocked/Waiting

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