Basic Computer Knowledge Fundamentals Questions and Answers MCQs Set - 8


__________ is data that has been organized or presented in a meaningful way.

   A.) Storage
   B.) A process
   C.) Information
   D.) Software

Answer: Option 'C'



Verizon Communications on July 2016, announced plans to acquire Yahoo for $4.8 billion in cash. Yahoo ( is a _________.

   A.) Website for Consumers
   B.) E-mail service
   C.) E-commerce website
   D.) Web Portal

Answer: Option 'D'

A Web portal is a specially designed website that often serves as the single point of access for information.
The first Web portals were online services, such as AOL, that provided access to the Web, but by now most of the traditional search engines have transformed themselves into Web portals to attract and keep a larger audience.


Which of the following HTML tags is used to create a horizontal line on a Web page? 

   A.) <hr>
   B.) <tr>
   C.) <line>
   D.) <line direction = “horizontal”>

Answer: Option 'A'

In HTML, you can create a horizontal line on a Web page by using the <hr>tag. The purpose of the <hr> tag is to separate paragraphs or sections on a Web page.


Which of the following is a term related with printer?

   A.) DVD
   B.) Cartridge
   C.) Hard-disk
   D.) Keyboard

Answer: Option 'B'

An ink cartridge or inkjet cartridge is a component of an inkjet printer that contains the ink that is deposited onto paper during printing.


What is the maximum zoom percentage in Microsoft PowerPoint?  

   A.) 100%
   B.) 400%
   C.) 500%
   D.) 200%

Answer: Option 'B'

400% is the max. zoom percentage in PowerPoint.


To justify the selected text, the shortcut key is _______.

   A.) Ctrl+1
   B.) Ctrl+J
   C.) Ctrl+U
   D.) Ctrl+Alt+K

Answer: Option 'B'

Ctrl+J is used to justify the selected text.


Of the 5 words listed below, which is the odd one out? 

   A.) Applications
   B.) Peripherals
   C.) Programs
   D.) Software

Answer: Option 'B'

Except for peripherals, all other options are examples of intangible instructions given to a computer to perform a specific type of task in on orderly manner.


Which among the following is a Super computer series developed by Indian scientists?

   A.) Param
   B.) Super30l
   C.) Compaq Presario
   D.) Cray YMP

Answer: Option 'A'

PARAM is a series of supercomputers designed and assembled by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in Pune, India. The latest machine in the series is the PARAM Kanchenjunga.


Which among the following is the appropriate term to find specific information on a website?

   A.) Analytical research
   B.) MDX querying
   C.) Drill down
   D.) Scroll down

Answer: Option 'C'

In information technology to drill down means to move from one place to another, information to detailed data by focusing in on something.


Who among the following is/were inventor of transistors?

   A.) Walter Houser Brattain
   B.) John William
   C.) John Bardeen
   D.) Both (a) and (c)

Answer: Option 'D'

Walter Houser Brattain was an American physicist, along with John Bardeen and William Shockley, invented the point-contact transistor.


Who contributed to the idea of a stored program?   

   A.) John von Neumann
   B.) Charles Babbage
   C.) Dennis Ritchie
   D.) Daniel Thomas

Answer: Option 'A'

John von Neumann is the first person who proposed the idea of stored program.


Pokémon Go app, an immensely popular game which allowed people to wander around their hometowns and score points by interacting with characters, within the confines of a game, then going to real-life places to make progress in virtual environments. Which of the following is related technology?

   A.) Artificial Intelligence
   B.) Virtual Reality
   C.) Augmented Reality
   D.) Sleeker

Answer: Option 'C'

Augmented reality is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user's view of the real world.


Computers use the ____________ language to process data.

   A.) processing
   B.) binary
   C.) relational
   D.) megabyte

Answer: Option 'B'



The difference between people with access to computers and the Internet and those without this access is known as the:

   A.) digital divide
   B.) cyberway divide
   C.) Web divide
   D.) Internet divide

Answer: Option 'A'

digital divide


What is the blinking symbol on the screen that shows where the next character will appear? 

   A.) Cursor
   B.) Delete key
   C.) Arrow key
   D.) Return key

Answer: Option 'A'

In computer user interfaces, a cursor is an indicator used to show the current position for user interaction on a computer monitor or other display device that will respond to input from a text input or pointing device. 


Transmission control protocol is:

   A.) connection oriented protocol
   B.) uses a three way handshake to establish a connection
   C.) recievs data from application as a single stream
   D.) all of the mentioned

Answer: Option 'D'

all of the mentioned


Which type of system can learn and adjust to new circumstances by themselves?

   A.) Database management system
   B.) Expert systems
   C.) Geographical systems
   D.) Neural networks 

Answer: Option 'D'

Neural networks can adjust to new circumstances by themselves.


Which among the following is the extension of font file?

   A.) .ff
   B.) .fnf
   C.) .fnt
   D.) .font

Answer: Option 'C'

The file extension for a font file is .fnt


Which one of the following provides the ability to query information from the database and to insert tuples into, delete tuples from, and modify tuples in the database?

   A.) DML
   B.) Query
   C.) DDL
   D.) Relational Schema

Answer: Option 'A'



Trackball is an example of a/an ______.

   A.) Programming device
   B.) Pointing device
   C.) Output device
   D.) Software device

Answer: Option 'B'

Trackball is an example of a pointing device (mouse).

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