Basic Computer Knowledge Test 500 + Questions and Answers

1.

The improvement of computer hardware theory is summarized by which law.?

   A.) Metcalf's law
   B.) Bill's Law
   C.) Moore's First Law
   D.) Grove's law

Answer: Option 'C'

Moore’s First Law

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2.

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

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3.

_______ are software which is used to do particular task.

   A.) Operating system
   B.) Program
   C.) Data
   D.) Software

Answer: Option 'B'

Program

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4.

Who is father of modern computers?

   A.) Abraham Lincoln
   B.) James Gosling
   C.) Charles Babbage
   D.) Gordon E. Moore

Answer: Option 'C'

Charles Babbage

5.

How many generations of computers we have?

   A.) 6
   B.) 7
   C.) 5
   D.) 4

Answer: Option 'C'

5

6.

________ 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

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7.

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

8.

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'

Spam

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9.

The term 'Pentium' is related to

   A.) DVD
   B.) Hard Disk
   C.) Microprocessor
   D.) Mouse

Answer: Option 'C'

Microprocessor

10.

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

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11.

……….is the process of dividing the disk into tracks and sectors.

   A.) Allotting
   B.) Crashing
   C.) Formatting
   D.) Tracking

Answer: Option 'B'

Formatting

12.

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

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13.

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'

Compression

  • Tit-Bits
    * Enter key is an alternative to press OK button
    * Shift key is used in combination with other keys, so this is also called combination key.
    * Caps lock and num lock keys are called as 'toggle keys' because when pressed, they toggle or change their status from one state to another.
    * Numeric keypaid is used only, when the num lock key is in active state.

14.

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

15.

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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16.

When cutting and pasting, cutting section is temporarily stored in

   A.) Dashboard
   B.) Clipboard
   C.) Hard drive
   D.) Diskette

Answer: Option 'B'

Clipboard

17.

You can move between two or more Excel files opened by using the

   A.) ctrl + tab
   B.) ctrl + page up
   C.) ctrl + page down
   D.) ctrl + F9

Answer: Option 'A'

ctrl + tab

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  • Memory is of three types

    * Cache Memory
    * Primary Memory
    * Secondary Memory

    Cache Memory

    * Cache memory is a very high-speed semiconductor memory which can speed up CPU. It acts as a buffer between the CPU and main memory.

    Primary Memory (Main Memory)

    1. Primary memory holds only those data and instructions on which computer is currently working.
    2. It has limited capacity and data is lost when power is switched off.
    3. It is generally made up of the semiconductor device.
    4. The data and instruction require being processed reside in main memory.
    There are two sub-categories ROM and RAM in Primary memory.

18.

To open find window.

   A.) F1
   B.) F2
   C.) F3
   D.) F5

Answer: Option 'D'

F5

19.

______ Is the execution of at least two different programs simultaneously,

   A.) Multiprocessing
   B.) Multi programming
   C.) Recovery
   D.) Integrity

Answer: Option 'A'

Multiprocessing

20.

__________ Is a mechanism by which all the content in a specified storage areas are written as output.

   A.) Scheduling
   B.) Logging
   C.) Chumping
   D.) Dumping

Answer: Option 'D'

Dumping

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