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Computer Fundamentals - Objective Questions (MCQ) with Solutions - Set 11

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Following are the objective questions from Computer Fundamentals Section. Computer Fundamentals section includes the topics such as history of computers, generation of computers, classification of computers, Computer Peripherals, Storage Devices, Computer Security Systems, Computer Viruses, Computer Networking, System Analysis and Design and so on.

 

Set - 11


1. The ALU of a computer responds to the commands coming from

a. Primary memory

b. Control section

c. External memory

d. Cache memory


2. The act of retrieving existing data from memory is called

a. Read-out

b. Read from

c. Read

d. All of above


3. All modern computer operate on

a. Information

b. Floppies

c. Data

d. Word


4. Instructions and memory address are represented by

a. Character code

b. Binary codes

c. Binary word

d. Parity bit


5. Which of the following code used in present day computing was developed by IBM Corporation?

a. ASCII

b. Hollerith Code

c. Baudot Code

d. EBCDIC Code


6. What is the latest write-once optical storage media?

a. Digital paper

b. Magneto-optical disk

c. WORM disk

d. CD-ROM disk


7. The most important advantage of a video disk is

a. Compactness

b. Potential capacity

c. Durability

d. Cost effectiveness


8. What is the number of read-write heads in the drive for a 9-trac magnetic tape?

a. 9

b. 16

c. 18

d. 27


9. Before a disk drive can access any sector record, a computer program has to provide the record’s disk address. What information does this address specify?

a. Track number

b. Sector number

c. Surface number

d. All of above


10. As compared to diskettes, the hard disks are

a. More expensive

b. More portable

c. Less rigid

d. Slowly accessed


11. Floppy disks which are made from flexible plastic material are also called?

a. Hard disks

b. High-density disks

c. Diskettes

d. Templates


12. Regarding a VDU, Which statement is more correct?

a. It is an output device

b. It is an input device

c. It is a peripheral device

d. It is hardware item


13. What is the name of the computer terminal which gives paper printout?

a. Display screen

b. Soft copy terminal

c. Hard copy terminal

d. Plotter


14. Dot-matrix is a type of

a. Tape

e. Printer

f. Disk

g. Bus


15. The two kinds of main memory are:

a. Primary and secondary

b. Random and sequential

c. ROM and RAM

d. All of above


16. A kind of serial dot-matrix printer that forms characters with magnetically-charged ink sprayed dots is called

a. Laser printer

b. Ink-jet printer

c. Drum printer

d. Chan printer


17. Which printer is very commonly used for desktop publishing?

a. Laser printer

b. Inkjet printer

c. Daisywheel printer

d. Dot matrix printer


18. An output device that uses words or messages recorded on a magnetic medium to produce audio response is

b. Magnetic tape

c. Voice response unit

d. Voice recognition unit

e. Voice band


19. Which of the following will happen when data is entered into a memory location?

a. It will add to the content of the location

b. It will change the address of the memory location

c. It will erase the previous content

d. It will not be fruitful if there is already some data at the location


20. A storage area used to store data to a compensate for the difference in speed at which the different units can handle data is

a. Memory

b. Buffer

c. Accumulator

d. Address



Answers:



1. The ALU of a computer responds to the commands coming from

b. Control section


2. The act of retrieving existing data from memory is called

d. All of above

3. All modern computer operate on

c. Data


4. Instructions and memory address are represented by

b. Binary codes


5. Which of the following code used in present day computing was developed by IBM Corporation?

d. EBCDIC Code


6. What is the latest write-once optical storage media?

d. CD-ROM disk


7. The most important advantage of a video disk is

b. Potential capacity


8. What is the number of read-write heads in the drive for a 9-trac magnetic tape?

a. 9


9. Before a disk drive can access any sector record, a computer program has to provide the record’s disk address. What information does this address specify?

d. All of above


10. As compared to diskettes, the hard disks are

a. More expensive


11. Floppy disks which are made from flexible plastic material are also called?

c. Diskettes


12. Regarding a VDU, Which statement is more correct?

c. It is a peripheral device


13. What is the name of the computer terminal which gives paper printout?

c. Hard copy terminal


14. Dot-matrix is a type of

b. Printer


15. The two kinds of main memory are:

c. ROM and RAM


16. A kind of serial dot-matrix printer that forms characters with magnetically-charged ink sprayed dots is called

b. Ink-jet printer


17. Which printer is very commonly used for desktop publishing?

a. Laser printer


18. An output device that uses words or messages recorded on a magnetic medium to produce audio response is

b. Voice response unit


19. Which of the following will happen when data is entered into a memory location?

c. It will erase the previous content


20. A storage area used to store data to a compensate for the difference in speed at which the different units can handle data is

b. Buffer


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