Basic Computer Knowledge Fundamentals Questions and Answers MCQs Set - 6


What is a spooler?

   A.) Type of printer
   B.) Peripheral device
   C.) Program
   D.) Output device

Answer: Option 'C'

Spooler is a program in computing that is used to line up print jobs by storing them in the buffer for a short time and allows the printer to print at the time when it is use.


Which cloud is a cloud computing environment that uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms and it is particularly valuable for dynamic or highly changeable workloads? 

   A.) Dynamic Cloud
   B.) Sharing Cloud
   C.) Combined Cloud
   D.) Hybrid Cloud

Answer: Option 'D'

Hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment which uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms. By using a Hybrid approach, companies can maintain control of an internally managed private cloud while relying on the public cloud as needed.


Which of the following source code is highly protected and only available to trusted employees and contractors?

   A.) Open Source
   B.) Machine Code
   C.) Code was written by human
   D.) Closed Source

Answer: Option 'D'

Closed Source


Which of the following is a cyber attack intended to redirect a website’s traffic to another, fake site?

   A.) Pharming
   B.) Phishing
   C.) Piracy
   D.) Both (A) and (B)

Answer: Option 'A'



Which among the following operation facilitate the operating system to allow more than one process to be loaded into the executable memory at a time and loaded process shares the CPU using time multiplexing?

   A.) Process Scheduling
   B.) Device queues
   C.) Execution
   D.) Multiplexing

Answer: Option 'A'

The process scheduling is the activity of the process manager that handles the removal of the running process from the CPU and the selection of another process on the basis of a particular strategy. Process scheduling is an essential part of Multiprogramming operating systems.


Which among the following is not a function of Star Topology?

   A.) It facilitates centralized management of the network, through the use of the central computer.
   B.) Hub acts as a repeater for data flow.
   C.) Only that node is affected which has failed, rest of the nodes can work smoothly.
   D.) It transmits data only in one direction.

Answer: Option 'D'

It transmits data only in one direction.


Which of the following is a program that controls the computer’s resources?

   A.) Application Software
   B.) Compiler
   C.) Interpreter
   D.) Operating System

Answer: Option 'D'

Operating System


The _______ icon and bold message heading indicating that the e-mail message has not been read.

   A.) Highlighted Envelope
   B.) Opened Envelope
   C.) Closed Envelope
   D.) All of these

Answer: Option 'C'

Closed Envelope


In computer technology, _________ is a program, usually part of a compiler, that receives input in the form of sequential source program instructions

   A.) RAM
   B.) Cache
   C.) Parser
   D.) All of these

Answer: Option 'C'



Which of the following is a two-dimensional barcode consisting of a black and white pixel pattern which allows to encode up to a few hundred characters?

   A.) UPC code
   B.) EAN code
   C.) CODE 93
   D.) Quick Response Code

Answer: Option 'D'

Quick Response Code


In computing,______________ is an Adaptec-developed programming interface which standardizes communication on a computer bus.

   A.) ASPI
   B.) MTBF
   C.) SCSI
   D.) All of these

Answer: Option 'A'



What is Windows Vista?

   A.) Processor
   B.) Operating System
   C.) Input device
   D.) Memory

Answer: Option 'B'

Windows Vista is an operating system, designed and marketed by Microsoft Inc.


Which among the following is a type of device that is used for identifying people by their unique characteristics?

   A.) biometric device
   B.) Web camera
   C.) scanner
   D.) joystick

Answer: Option 'A'

A biometric device is a type of device that records the unique characteristics such as finger prints because it is impossible to have two different persons with the same fingers prints.


Which is an open standard application programming interface (API) for accessing a database?

   A.) Universal Data Access
   B.) Open Database Connectivity
   C.) Command Line Interface
   D.) Open Data-Link Interface

Answer: Option 'B'

Open Database Connectivity


To ‘maximize’ a window means to :

   A.) Fill it to capacity
   B.) Expand it to fit the desktop
   C.) Put only like files inside
   D.) Drag it to the Recycle Bin

Answer: Option 'B'

‘maximize’ a window means expanding it to fit the desktop.

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