Computer Fundamentals (Practice Test)

1. To locate a data item for storage is

a. Field

b. Feed

c. Database

d. Fetch

2. programs designed to perform specific tasks is known as

a. system software

b. application software

c. utility programs

d. operating system

3. perforated paper used as input of output media is known as

a. paper tapes

b. magnetic tape

c. punched papers tape

d. card punch

4. Time during which a job is processed by the computer is

a. Delay times

b. Real time

c. Execution time

d. Down time

5. a computer which CPU speed around 100 million instruction per second and with the word length of around 64 bits is known as

a. Super computer

b. Mini computer

c. Micro computer

d. Macro computer

6. An approach that permits the computer to work on several programs instead of one is

a. On-line thesaurus

b. Multiprogramming

c. Over lapped processing

d. Outline processor

7. A directly accessible appointment calendar is feature of a … resident package

a. CPU

b. Memory

c. Buffer

d. ALU

8. The term gigabyte refers to

a. 1024 bytes

b. 1024 kilobytes

c. 1024 megabytes

d. 1024 gigabyte

9. Which of the following processors use RISC technology?

a. 486dx

b. Power PC

c. 486sx

d. 6340

10. A/n …. Device is any device that provides information, which is sent to the CPU

a. Input

b. Output

c. CPU

d. Memory

11. Current SIMMs have either … or … connectors (pins)

a. 9 or 32

b. 30 or 70

c. 28 or 72

d. 30 or 72

12. The storage subsystem in a microcomputer consists mainly of … or … media with varying capacities

a. Memory or video

b. Magnetic or optical

c. Optical or memory

d. Video or magnetic

13. Which of the following is not an input device?

a. OCR

b. Optical scanners

c. Voice recognition device

d. COM (Computer Output to Microfilm)

14. The central processing unit (CPU) consists of

a. Input, output and processing

b. Control unit, primary storage, and secondary storage

c. Control unit, arithmetic-logic unit and primary storage

d. Control unit, processing, and primary storage

15. EBCDIC can code up to how many different characters?

a. 256

b. 16

c. 32

d. 64

16. Which is considered a direct entry input device?

a. Optical scanner

b. Mouse and digitizer

c. Light pen

d. All of the above

17. Which is used for manufacturing chips?

a. Bus

b. Control unit

c. Semiconductors

d. A and b only

18. The computer code for the interchange of information between terminals is


b. BCD


d. All of above

19. A byte consists of

a. One bit

b. Four bits

c. Eight bits

d. Sixteen bits

20. A hybrid computer

a. Resembles digital computer

b. Resembles analog computer

c. Resembles both a digital and analog computer

d. None of the above


1. d. Fetch

2. b. application software

3. a. paper tapes

4. c. Execution time

5. a. Super computer

6. c. Over lapped processing

7. b. Memory

8. c. 1024 megabytes

9. b. Power PC

10. a. Input

11. d. 30 or 72

12. b. Magnetic or optical

13. d. COM (Computer Output to Microfilm)

14. c. Control unit, arithmetic-logic unit and primary storage

15. a. 256

16. d. All of the above

17. c. Semiconductors

18. a. ASCII

19. c. Eight bits

20. c. Resembles both a digital and analog computer


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