Computer Fundamentals Section | Basic Computer Knowledge


When did arch rivals IBM and Apple Computers Inc. decide to join hands?

   A.) 1991
   B.) 1990
   C.) 1984
   D.) 1978

Answer: Option 'A'


Basic Computer Knowledge Quiz


All modern computer operate on

   A.) Word
   B.) Floppies
   C.) Data
   D.) Information

Answer: Option 'C'



The most important advantage of a video disk is

   A.) Cost effectiveness
   B.) Durability
   C.) Potential capacity
   D.) Compactness

Answer: Option 'C'

Potential capacity


Before a disk drive can access any area of the file, a computer program must provide the recording disk address. What information this specific address?

   A.) Track number
   B.) Surface number
   C.) Sector number
   D.) All of above

Answer: Option 'D'

All of above


Regarding a VDU, Which statement is more correct?

   A.) It is a peripheral device
   B.) It is hardware item
   C.) It is an input device
   D.) It is an output device

Answer: Option 'A'

It is a peripheral device


What is the name of the computer terminal which gives paper printout?

   A.) Plotter
   B.) Hard copy terminal
   C.) Soft copy terminal
   D.) Display screen

Answer: Option 'B'

Hard copy terminal


A kind of serial dot-matrix printer that forms characters with magnetically-charged ink sprayed dots is called

   A.) Laser printer
   B.) Chan printer
   C.) Ink-jet printer
   D.) Drum printer

Answer: Option 'C'

Ink-jet printer

Basic Computer Knowledge Quiz


An output device that uses words or messages recorded on a magnetic medium to produce audio response is

   A.) Voice response unit
   B.) Voice recognition unit
   C.) Magnetic tape
   D.) Voice band

Answer: Option 'A'

Voice response unit


A directly accessible appointment calendar is feature of a … resident package

   A.) CPU
   B.) Memory
   C.) Buffer
   D.) ALU

Answer: Option 'B'



Current SIMMs have either … or … connectors (pins)

   A.) 9 or 32
   B.) 30 or 70
   C.) 28 or 72
   D.) 30 or 72

Answer: Option 'D'

30 or 72

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