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A stand-alone system which produces one page of printed output at a time is

   A.) Page printer
   B.) Line printer
   C.) Laser printer
   D.) Dot matrix printer

Answer: Option 'A'

Page printer


A program that is employed in the development, repair or enhancement of other programs is known as

   A.) System software
   B.) Software tool
   C.) Applications program
   D.) Utility program

Answer: Option 'B'

Software tool


An instruction that transfers program control to one or more possible paths is known as

   A.) Utility program
   B.) System software
   C.) Broadband channel
   D.) Application program

Answer: Option 'C'

Broadband channel


Abacus can perform

   A.) multiplication
   B.) addtion
   C.) subtraction
   D.) Both '2' and '3'

Answer: Option ''

Both '2' and '3'


a computer which CPU speed around 100 million instruction per second and with the word length of around 64 bits is known as

   A.) Super computer
   B.) Mini computer
   C.) Micro computer
   D.) Macro computer

Answer: Option 'A'

Super computer


The process of entering data into a storage location

   A.) adds to the contents of the location
   B.) cause variation in its address number
   C.) is known as a readout operation
   D.) is destructive of previous contents

Answer: Option 'D'

is destructive of previous contents


Which is used to provide the sight information to the right person at the right time for proper decision making?

   A.) DBMS
   B.) MIS
   C.) ISO
   D.) PSO

Answer: Option 'B'



One of the main feature that distinguish microprocessors from microcomputers is

   A.) words are usually larger in microprocessors
   B.) words are shorter in microprocessors
   C.) microprocessor does not contain I/O devices
   D.) exactly the same as the machine cycle time

Answer: Option 'B'

​words are shorter in microprocessors


A characteristic of card systems is:

   A.) slowness in processing data
   B.) using cards as records of transactions
   C.) needing a larger DP staff
   D.) all the above

Answer: Option 'D'

all the above


Which of the following is known ad father of modern computer?

   A.) Dennis Ritchie
   B.) Napier
   C.) Charles Babbage
   D.) Alan Turing

Answer: Option 'D'

Alan Turing


Which is a device that changes information into digital form?

   A.) Modem
   B.) Digitizer
   C.) Mouse
   D.) Light pen

Answer: Option 'B'



Computer instructions written with the use of English words instead of binary machine code is called

   A.) Mnemonics
   B.) ​Symbolic code
   C.) Gray code
   D.) Op-code

Answer: Option 'B'

​Symbolic code


Which of the following is not a part of the CPU

   A.) storage unit
   B.) arithmetic and logic unit
   C.) program unit
   D.) control unit

Answer: Option 'C'

​program unit


Which of the following are used to quickly accept, store, and transfer data and instructions that are being used immediately by the CPU?

   A.) microprocessors
   B.) registers
   C.) ROM chips
   D.) data buses

Answer: Option 'B'



A directly accessible appointment calendar is a feature of a _____ resident package.

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

Answer: Option 'B'


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