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What is the name of the printer which prints all the A's in a line before all the B's?

   A.) Thermal printer
   B.) Electrostatic printer
   C.) Line printer
   D.) Ink-jet printer

Answer: Option 'C'

​Line printer


A hashing scheme is used with

   A.) sequential file organization
   B.) direct file organization
   C.) indexed sequential file organization
   D.) partitioned file organization

Answer: Option 'B'

direct file organization


What is the name of the logic circuit which can add two binary digits?

   A.) Full adder
   B.) Half adder
   C.) Buffer
   D.) Register

Answer: Option 'B'

​Half adder


A stand-alone system which produces one page of printed output at a time is

   A.) Page printer
   B.) Line printer
   C.) Laser printer
   D.) Dot matrix printer

Answer: Option 'A'

Page printer


The output quality of a printer is measured by

   A.) Dots printed per unit time
   B.) Dot per inch
   C.) Dot per sq. inch
   D.) All of above

Answer: Option 'C'

Dot per sq. inch

Basic Computer Knowledge Quiz


A technique used by codes to convert an analog signal into a digital bit stream is known as

   A.) Pulse code modulation
   B.) Pulse stretcher
   C.) Query processing
   D.) Queue management

Answer: Option 'A'

​Pulse code modulation


Which access method is used for obtaining a record from a cassette tape?

   A.) Direct
   B.) Sequential
   C.) Random
   D.) All of the above

Answer: Option 'B'



In comparison with static RAM memory, the dynamic RAM memory has

   A.) lower bit density and higher power consumption
   B.) higher bit density and higher power consumption
   C.) lower bit density and lower power consumption
   D.) higher bit density and lower power consumption

Answer: Option 'D'

higher bit density and lower power consumption


Which is a unit representing the no bits of discrete.

   A.) Baud
   B.) Byte
   C.) Bit
   D.) All of the above

Answer: Option 'A'



In synchronous transmission data from various users

   A.) Require header
   B.) Do not require header
   C.) Sometimes require header
   D.) All of the above

Answer: Option 'B'

​Do not require header


A computer also known as server computer, is

   A.) supercomputer
   B.) mainframe computer
   C.) minicomputer
   D.) microcomputr

Answer: Option 'C'



How many types of storage loops exist in magnetic bubble memory?

   A.) 8
   B.) 4
   C.) 16
   D.) 2

Answer: Option 'D'



A memory that holds micro programs is

   A.) Core memory
   B.) ROM
   C.) RAM
   D.) Control memory

Answer: Option 'B'



A typical modern computer uses

   A.) LSI chips
   B.) vacuum tubes
   C.) valves
   D.) Both 1 and 2

Answer: Option 'A'

Alan Turing


Codes consisting of light and dark marks which may be optically read is known as

   A.) Mnemonics
   B.) Bar code
   C.) Decoder
   D.) All of the above

Answer: Option 'B'

​Bar code


The 2's complement of a binary no. is obtained by its 1's complement.

   A.) 0
   B.) 1
   C.) 12
   D.) 14

Answer: Option 'B'



The brain of any computer system is

   A.) ALU
   B.) Memory
   C.) CPU
   D.) Control unit

Answer: Option 'C'



Second Generation computers were developed during

   A.) 1970 to 1990
   B.) 1965 to 1970
   C.) 1956 to 1965
   D.) 1949 to 1955

Answer: Option 'C'

Second generation computers used transistors as Their main electronic component. Was transistor invented by Bell Lab Scientists John Burdeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley in 1947 and won the Nobel Prize in 1956 profit It was not used in computers till 1956. The second generation continued up to the implementation of IC chips invented by Jack Kilby in Texas instruments in 1958.

Basic Computer Knowledge Quiz


Who is credited with the idea of using punch cards to control patterns in a weaving machine?

   A.) Pascal
   B.) Hollerith
   C.) Babbage
   D.) jacquard

Answer: Option 'D'



Which of the following statements is true?

   A.) The installation of a computer is favorably received by all employees
   B.) Some form of training is necessary for employees who will work with computers
   C.) Computers are portrayed solely as society's benefactor
   D.) A businessperson is only interested in the computer's accuracy

Answer: Option 'B'

​Some form of training is necessary for employees who will work with computers


Which output device is used for translating information from a computer into pictorial form on paper.

   A.) Mouse
   B.) Plotter
   C.) Touch panel
   D.) Card punch

Answer: Option 'B'



Which network is a packet switching network?

   A.) Ring network
   B.) LAN
   C.) Star network
   D.) EuroNET

Answer: Option 'D'



The bubbles in a bubble memory pack are created with the help of?

   A.) Laser beam
   B.) Magnetic field
   C.) Electric field
   D.) X-ray

Answer: Option 'B'

Magnetic field


What is the name of the computer which was first used for programming and playing of music?

   B.) ENIAC
   D.) All of the above

Answer: Option 'A'



Analog computer works on the supply of

   A.) continuous electrical pulses
   B.) magnetic strength
   C.) physical strength
   D.) natural strength

Answer: Option 'A'

continuous electrical pulses

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