Basic Computer Knowledge Test Questions and Answers


……….is the process of dividing the disk into tracks and sectors.

   A.) Allotting
   B.) Crashing
   C.) Formatting
   D.) Tracking

Answer: Option 'B'



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

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

Answer: Option 'A'

Internal memory

Basic Computer Knowledge Quiz


What type of software creates a smaller file that is faster to transfer over the Internet?

   A.) Compression
   B.) Fragmentation
   C.) Encapsulation
   D.) Unzipped

Answer: Option 'A'


  • Tit-Bits
    * Enter key is an alternative to press OK button
    * Shift key is used in combination with other keys, so this is also called combination key.
    * Caps lock and num lock keys are called as 'toggle keys' because when pressed, they toggle or change their status from one state to another.
    * Numeric keypaid is used only, when the num lock key is in active state.


Which of the following is used for close a tab on a browser?

   A.) Ctrl + Y
   B.) Ctrl + A
   C.) Ctrl + W
   D.) Ctrl + T

Answer: Option 'C'

Ctrl + W


Which of the following is NOT a component of the Central Processing Unit of the computer?

   A.) Universal Serial Bus
   B.) Uninterrupted Power Supply
   C.) CU
   D.) Both A & B

Answer: Option 'D'

Both A & B

Basic Computer Knowledge Quiz


When cutting and pasting, cutting section is temporarily stored in

   A.) Dashboard
   B.) Clipboard
   C.) Hard drive
   D.) Diskette

Answer: Option 'B'



You can move between two or more Excel files opened by using the

   A.) ctrl + tab
   B.) ctrl + page up
   C.) ctrl + page down
   D.) ctrl + F9

Answer: Option 'A'

ctrl + tab

Basic Computer Knowledge Quiz

  • Memory is of three types

    * Cache Memory
    * Primary Memory
    * Secondary Memory

    Cache Memory

    * Cache memory is a very high-speed semiconductor memory which can speed up CPU. It acts as a buffer between the CPU and main memory.

    Primary Memory (Main Memory)

    1. Primary memory holds only those data and instructions on which computer is currently working.
    2. It has limited capacity and data is lost when power is switched off.
    3. It is generally made up of the semiconductor device.
    4. The data and instruction require being processed reside in main memory.
    There are two sub-categories ROM and RAM in Primary memory.


To open find window.

   A.) F1
   B.) F2
   C.) F3
   D.) F5

Answer: Option 'D'



______ Is the execution of at least two different programs simultaneously,

   A.) Multiprocessing
   B.) Multi programming
   C.) Recovery
   D.) Integrity

Answer: Option 'A'



__________ Is a mechanism by which all the content in a specified storage areas are written as output.

   A.) Scheduling
   B.) Logging
   C.) Chumping
   D.) Dumping

Answer: Option 'D'


Basic Computer Knowledge Quiz

Basic Computer Knowledge Download Pdf

Recent Posts