Basic Computer Knowledge Questions With Answers

  • The improvement of computer hardware theory is summarized by which law.?
    A.) Metcalf’s law B.) Bill’s Law
    C.) Grove’s law D.) Moore’s First Law
    Answer: Option 'D'

    Moore’s First Law

  • The most widely used computer device is.
    A.) Solid state disks B.) External hard disk
    C.) Internal hard disk D.) Mouse
    Answer: Option 'C'

    Internal hard disk

  • _______ are software which is used to do particular task.
    A.) Operating system B.) Program
    C.) Data D.) Software
    Answer: Option 'B'


  • Who is father of modern computers?
    A.) Abraham Lincoln B.) James Gosling
    C.) Charles Babbage D.) Gordon E. Moore
    Answer: Option 'C'

    Charles Babbage

  • How many generations of computers we have?
    A.) 6 B.) 7
    C.) 5 D.) 4
    Answer: Option 'C'


  • ________ controls the way in which the computer system functions and provides a means by which users can interact with the computer.
    A.) The operating system B.) The motherboard
    C.) The platform D.) Application software
    Answer: Option 'A'

    The operating system

  • The difference between people with access to computers and the Internet and those without this access is known as the:
    A.) digital divide. B.) Internet divide.
    C.) cyberway divide. D.) Web divide
    Answer: Option 'A'

    digital divide

  • All of the following are examples of real security and privacy risks EXCEPT:
    A.) Viruses B.) Hackers
    C.) Spam D.) Identity theft.
    Answer: Option 'C'


  • The term 'Pentium' is related to
    A.) DVD B.) Hard Disk
    C.) Microprocessor D.) Mouse
    Answer: Option 'C'


  • What does HTTP stands for?
    A.) Head Tail Transfer Protocol B.) Hypertext Transfer Protocol
    C.) Hypertext Transfer Plotter D.) Hypertext Transfer Plot
    Answer: Option 'B'

    Hypertext Transfer Protocol

  • ……….is the process of dividing the disk into tracks and sectors.
    A.) Allotting B.) Crashing
    C.) Formatting D.) Tracking
    Answer: Option 'B'


  • Which computer memory is used for storing programs and data currently being processed by the CPU ?
    A.) Internal memory B.) Mass memory
    C.) Non-volatile memory D.) PROM
    Answer: Option 'A'

    Internal memory

  • What type of software creates a smaller file that is faster to transfer over the Internet?
    A.) Compression B.) Fragmentation
    C.) Encapsulation D.) Unzipped
    Answer: Option 'A'


  • Which of the following is used for close a tab on a browser?
    A.) Ctrl + Y B.) Ctrl + A
    C.) Ctrl + W D.) Ctrl + T
    Answer: Option 'C'

    Ctrl + W

  • Which of the following is NOT a component of the Central Processing Unit of the computer?
    A.) Universal Serial Bus B.) Uninterrupted Power Supply
    C.) CU D.) Both A & B
    Answer: Option 'D'

    Both A & B

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