GIC - General Insurance Corporation Computer Knowledge - Test - 1

1.

The cost of a given amount of computing power has _____ dramatically with the progress of computer technology.

   A.) fluctuated
   B.) increased
   C.) decreased
   D.) stayed the same

Answer: Option 'C'

decreased

2.

Computers use the _______ number system to store data perform calculations.

   A.) octal
   B.) decimal
   C.) binary
   D.) hexadecimal

Answer: Option 'C'

binary

3.

A modern electronic computer is a machine that is meant for

   A.) doing quick mathematical calculations
   B.) electronic data processing
   C.) input, storage, manipulation and outputing of data
   D.) performing repetitive tasks accurately

Answer: Option 'C'

input, storage, manipulation and outputing of data

4.

The piece of hardware thatconverts your computer's digital signal to an analog signal that can travel over telephone lines is called a

   A.) red wire
   B.) modem
   C.) blue cord
   D.) tower

Answer: Option 'B'

modem

5.

Impact printers

   A.) include ink-jet and thermal devices
   B.) are more expensive than laser printers
   C.) strike a ribbon aganist the paper to produce character images
   D.) use optical technology

Answer: Option 'C'

strike a ribbon aganist the paper to produce character images

6.

VGA stands for

   A.) Visual Graphics Adapter
   B.) Virtual Graphics Access
   C.) Video Graphics Array
   D.) Volatile Graphics Adapter

Answer: Option 'C'

Video Graphics Array

7.

A person who used his or her expertise to gain access to other people's computers to get information illegally or do damage is a

   A.) programmer
   B.) hacker
   C.) instant messenger
   D.) spammer

Answer: Option 'B'

hacker

8.

Mobile commerce is best described as

   A.) transporting products
   B.) the use of kiosks in marketing
   C.) buying and selling goods/services through wireless handheld devices
   D.) using notebook PC's in marketing

Answer: Option 'C'

buying and selling goods/services through wireless handheld devices

9.

Microsoft Office is an example of a

   A.) closed source software
   B.) horizontal market software
   C.) open source software 
   D.) virtical market software

Answer: Option 'B'

horizontal market software

10.

Which software helps you carry out tasks, such as typing a document or creating a spreadsheet?

   A.) System
   B.) Application
   C.) Operating
   D.) Utility

Answer: Option 'B'

Application

11.

Which of the following is the correct order of the four major functions of a computer?

   A.) Process, A Output, A Input, A Storage
   B.) Input, A Process, A Output, A Storage
   C.) Process, A Output, A Process, A Storage
   D.) None of these

Answer: Option 'B'

Input, A Process, A Output, A Storage

12.

How many bits are equal to one byte?

   A.) Eight
   B.) Ten
   C.) One million
   D.) One thousand

Answer: Option 'A'

Eight

13.

These are specially designed computers that perform complex calculations extremely rapidly.

   A.) Servers
   B.) Supercomputers
   C.) Laptops
   D.) Mainframes

Answer: Option 'B'

Supercomputers

14.

The operating system is the most common type of

   A.) communication software
   B.) application software
   C.) system software
   D.) wprd-processing software

Answer: Option 'C'

system software

15.

They are the fastest and most expensive computers.

   A.) Super
   B.) Macro
   C.) Mini
   D.) Mainframe

Answer: Option 'A'

Super

16.

The two broad categories of software are

   A.) word processing and spreadsheet
   B.) tranaction and application
   C.) windows and Mac OS
   D.) System and Application

Answer: Option 'D'

System and Application

17.

The function of Esc key is

   A.) to end the action
   B.) goto last action
   C.) to repeat the last action
   D.) to begin the action

Answer: Option 'B'

goto last action

18.

Which of the below is used to browse internet?

   A.) Skype
   B.) Facebook
   C.) Google
   D.) Firefox

Answer: Option 'D'

Firefox

19.

Which one of the following is not a broadband communication medium?

   A.) Microwave
   B.) Fibre optic cable
   C.) Twisted pair
   D.) Coaxial cable

Answer: Option 'B'

Fibre optic cable

20.

The shortcut key to print documents is

   A.) Ctrl + A
   B.) Ctrl + B
   C.) Ctrl + P
   D.) Ctrl + C

Answer: Option 'C'

Ctrl + P


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