mcq quiz computer fundamentalsThis section contains MCQ on Computer fundamentals to test your basic knowledge on the topics.  Each question is multiple choice type with a single answer.  The section consists of 20 questions with multiple-choice options.

MCQ – Computer Fundamentals – Section 1

1: The main memory is also called ____________.

  1. DRAM
  2. ROM
  3. Secondary memory
  4. Accumulator

A is the correct answer.
2: _________ is a historical device that is still used for adding numbers.

  1. ADVAC
  2. UNIVAC
  3. Abacus
  4. ENIAC

C is the correct answer.
3: The symbols used for writing programs in assembly language is called

  1. Mnemonics
  2. Codes
  3. Assembler
  4. All of the above

A is the correct answer.
4: The keyboard arrangement for the personal computer is

  1. QRTEYW
  2. QWERTY
  3. QREWTY
  4. QWRETY

B is the correct answer.
5: The following sequence of action does not occur while the computer is turned on

  1. The operating system files are copied into the main memory.
  2. ROM performs a power-on self-test.
  3. Bootstrap searches for operating systems.
  4. It opens your mail.

D is the correct answer.
6: The unit of measurement for the speed of computer is _____________ .

  1. Hertz
  2. Byte
  3. Watt
  4. RPM

A is the correct answer.
7:  ____________  is an IO device that converts printed document into an electronic format.

  1. Printer
  2. Scanner
  3. Touchpad
  4. Digitizer

B is the correct answer.
8: A micro-program that is stored in ROM at the time of manufacturing is called _________

  1. Utility Software
  2. Application software
  3. Firmware
  4. Spyware

C is the correct answer.
9: Blue ray disk is a type of _________ .

  1. Magnetic Memory
  2. Semiconductor memory
  3. Optical memory
  4. None of the above

C is the correct answer.
10: ___________ generation of computer is considered to be the age of Vacuum tubes.

  1. First
  2. Second
  3. Third
  4. Fourth

A is the correct answer.
11: ____________ is a programming language.

  1. MS Excel
  2. Lotus
  3. Pascal
  4. None of the above

C is the correct answer.
12: The maximum value of  a single digit  in an Octal number system is

  1. 7
  2. 8
  3. 9
  4. 6

A is the correct answer.
13: The basic architecture of the modern computer is developed by

  1. Charles Babbage
  2. Blaise Pascal
  3. John Von Neumann
  4. None of the above

C is the correct answer.
14: In 1981, IBM’s first PC is launched by

  1. Dean Cline
  2. C. B. Rojers Jr.
  3. David Svenson
  4. Bill Gates

B is the correct answer.
15: The computer understands ________ language.

  1. High level
  2. Machine
  3. Human readable
  4. None of the above

B is the correct answer.
16: An error in a computer program is termed as ____________

  1. Bug
  2. Code
  3. CPU
  4. None of the above

A is the correct answer.
17: The example of a non-impact printer is

  1. Dot-matrix printer
  2. Daisy wheel printer
  3. Laser printer
  4. All of the above

D is the correct answer.
18: _______________ is considered as the father of artificial intelligence.

  1. Charles Babbage
  2. Lee De Forest
  3. J P Eckert
  4. John McCarthy

D is the correct answer.
19: Which of the following is the recently created top-level domain.

  1. .business
  2. .pro
  3. .school
  4. .plan

B is the correct answer.
20: The Analytical Engine was developed during the First generation of the computer that uses _________ as memory.

  1. punched card
  2. floppy diskette
  3. harddisk
  4. counter wheel

D is the correct answer.


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