NICL Administrative Officer - Computer Knowledge - Test 1


A device needed to communicate with computers using telephone lines is a

   A.) disk
   B.) CPU
   C.) modem
   D.) VDU

Answer: Option 'C'



The www is made up of the set of interconnected ___________ that are linked together over the Internet.

   A.) files
   B.) web pages
   C.) electronic documents
   D.) All of these

Answer: Option 'C'

electronic documents


What is an E-mail attachment?

   A.) A separate document from another program sent along with an E-mail message
   B.) A malicious parasite that feeds off your messages and destroys the contents
   C.) A receipt sent by the recipient
   D.) A list of Cc : or Bcc : recipients

Answer: Option 'A'

A separate document from another program sent along with an E-mail message


Which of the following inputs a computer's memory, but unlike a virus, it does not replicate itself?

   A.) Trojan horse
   B.) Logic bomb
   C.) Cracker
   D.) Firewall

Answer: Option 'B'

Logic bomb


Memory unit that communicates directly with the CPU is called the

   A.) main memory
   B.) secondary memory
   C.) auxiliary memory
   D.) register

Answer: Option 'D'



The most frequently used instructions of a computer program are likely to be fetched from

   A.) hard disk
   B.) cache memory
   C.) RAM
   D.) ROM

Answer: Option 'B'

cache memory


When machine instructions are being executed by a computer the instruction phase followed by the execution phase is referred to as

   A.) program cycle
   B.) machine instruction
   C.) instruction cycle
   D.) task cycle

Answer: Option 'C'

instruction cycle


Which computer memory is used for storing programs and data currently being processed by the CPU?

   A.) Mass memory
   B.) Internal memory
   C.) Non-Volatile memory
   D.) PROM

Answer: Option 'B'

Internal memory


CPU Stands for

   A.) Computer Processing Unit
   B.) Central Processing Unit
   C.) Computer Protection Unit
   D.) Central Processing Upload

Answer: Option 'B'

Central Processing Unit


The OCR recognises the ________ of the characters with the help of light source.

   A.) size
   B.) shape
   C.) colour
   D.) used ink

Answer: Option 'B'



A device that make copies and reproduces text and images is called

   A.) CPU
   B.) memory
   C.) printer
   D.) scanner

Answer: Option 'C'



_________ is the ability of a device to 'jump' directly to the requested data. 

   A.) Sequential access
   B.) Random access
   C.) Quick access
   D.) All of these

Answer: Option 'B'

Random access


Where are programs and data to be used by the computer available?

   A.) Processing unit
   B.) Output
   C.) Storage
   D.) Input

Answer: Option 'C'



MSD refers as

   A.) Most Significant Digit
   B.) Many Significant Digit
   C.) Multiple Significant Digit
   D.) Most Significant Decimal

Answer: Option 'A'

Most Significant Digit


________ is across between human language and a programming language.

   A.) Pseudo code
   B.) Java
   C.) The Java virtual machine
   D.) The compiler

Answer: Option 'A'

Pseudo code


_______ is a feature for scheduling and multi-programming to provide an economical interactive system of two or more users.

   A.) Time sharing
   B.) Multi tasking
   C.) Time tracing
   D.) Multi processing

Answer: Option 'A'

Time sharing


Title bar, ribbon, status bar, views and document workspace are components of ___________ program.

   A.) windows
   B.) browser
   C.) explorer
   D.) website

Answer: Option 'A'



The basic unit of a worksheet into which you enter data in excel called a 

   A.) tab
   B.) cell
   C.) box
   D.) range

Answer: Option 'B'


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