Thursday, February 10, 2011

Quiz Questions and Answers for Computer Basics




1)What type of devices are CDs or DVDs?
a) output
b) storage
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2)Who created Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)?
a) Paul Zimmerman
b) Ken Thompson
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3)What kind of computer memory is both static and nonvolatile?
a) ROM
b) RAM
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4)What type of device is a digital camera?
a) output
b) Input
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5) Which of the following is not a network command?
a) Ping
b) Netcfg
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6) What is a URL?
a) The address of a page on the World Wide Web
b) The title of a web site
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7) MIME stands for?

a) Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
b) Multitask Intenet Mail Extensions
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8) Which of the following is not an Internet browser?
a) Netscape
b) .AOL
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9) What is a cookie?
a) Internet information file
b) Hacker file
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10)".BAT" extension refers usually to what kind of file?
a) System file
b) Backup file
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11)What was the first ARPANET message?
a) "Hello World"
b) "lo"
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12) A Cathode Ray Tube is found in what?
a) Monitor
b) CPU
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13) Which of the following is not an image file?
a) JPEG
b) TMP
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14) Which one is not an output device?
a) keyboard
b) Modem
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15)What type of device is a computer mouse?
a) output
b) Input
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16) How does virtual memory free up RAM?
a) It looks for data in RAM that hasn
b) It converts other kinds of memory into RAM temporarily on an as-needed basis
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17) Where is the headquarters of Microsoft located?
a) Redmond, Washington
b) Santa Clara, California
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18)".BAK" extension refers usually to what kind of file?
a) Backup file
b) Audio file
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19) One MB is equal to
a) 1024 Bytes
b) 1024 KB
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20) Which one works as an output and input device?
a) Scanner
b) Modem
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21) The windows registry consists of which two files?
a) win.reg and user.dat
b) user.dat and system.dat
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22)Why was the first Intel Celeron processor not as popular as expected?
a) No level 2 cache
b) Caused Excess heat
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23)A computer tower is NOT:
a) A CPU
b) A peripheral
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24) What does BIOS stand for?
a) Binary i/p and o/p system
b) Biological internet os
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25) Compact discs, (according to the original CD specifications) hold how many minutes of music?
a) 74 mins
b) 60 mins
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26) Which one is an email address
a) joesmart@billme.com
b) http://vianet.com/index.htm
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27) Which hard disk will be able to store more information?
a) 24Gig
b) 24MB
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28) Which file extensions indicate only graphics files
a) JPEG and TXT
b) BMP and GIF
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29)In the world of computers, what is bus width?
a) The number of pins in a computer port
b) The number of bits that can be sent to a CPU simultaneously
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30) What does the term IRQ stand for?
a) Interrupt Request
b) Interrupt Request Que
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31) What type of device is a 3 1/2 inch floppy drive?
a) Storage
b) Software
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32) Unix is short for what? 
a) It is not a acronym
b) UNIt X
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33) Which Windows program do you use to manage folders and files?
a) Windows Explorer
b) Windows Accessories
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34) A Computer Virus cannot be contracted by
a) Computer Scanner
b) Floppy diskette
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35) A computer port is used to
a) Communicate with other computer peripherals
b) Download files from the web
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36)What type of device is a computer keyboard?
a) Input
b) Output
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37) Which computer is the fastest?
a) Pentium 600MHz
b) PIII 600MHz
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38) In order for your computer to play music you need
a) Nothing more than the internal speaker
b) A sound card and speakers
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39)What is latency?
a) The number of clock cycles needed to read a particular bit of information.
b) The gap between a processor
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40) Which of the following is a PC video file extension?
a) .MVE
b) .AVI
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41) Which kind of computer memory is the first to activate when you turn on your computer?
a) BIOS
b) Ram
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42)What is a memory cache?
a) The amount of memory your computer has on hand for any particular task
b) A temporary memory storage device that keeps certain data available for quick reference
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43) When your computer speed begins to drop, which element of memory is likely overtaxed?
a) RAM
b) ROM
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44)Which of the following is not an operating system?
a) Windows
b) OSD
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45) What type of device is a computer monitor?
a) Input
b) Output
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46) In order to access the World Wide Web you need
a) An Internet connection, an Internet Service Provider and browser software
b) A modem and a browser
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47) The sampling rate, (how many samples per second are stored) for a CD is...?
a) 44.1 kHz
b) 48.4 kHz
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48) Software is
a) Set of instructions
b) Collection of programs
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49)What is degauss?
a) Creating magnetic media
b) Erasing magnetic media
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50) The brain of the computer is called
a) RAM
b) CPU
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51) Which of the following file extensions is not an audio file format?
a) COM
b) AIF
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52) The resolution of a printer is measured in
a) Dots per inch
b) inches
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53)".TMP" extension refers usually to what kind of file?
a) Temporary file
b) Audio file
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54)The Intel Pentium bug/flaw was an issue with the:
a) FPU
b) Cache
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55) Typically, hard disk drives employ what technology as a storage mechanism?
a) Magnetic
b) Light
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56) Which command lists files in MS-DOS?
a) ls
b) dir
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57)What type of device is a computer printer?
a) Input
b) Output
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58) Who co-founded Hotmail in 1996 and then sold the company to Microsoft?
a) Sabeer Bhatia
b) Ada Byron Lovelace
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59) What type of devices are computer speakers or headphones?
a) Input
b) Output
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60)"INI" extension refers usually to what kind of file?
a) Image file
b) System file
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61) Where does most data go first within a computers memory hierarchy
a) RAM
b) ROM
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62)What is the capacity of a standard PC floppy?
a) 2MB
b) 1.44MB
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63) Which of the following is not a Unix or Linux variant ?
a) Debian
b) DOS
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64)What is a clock cycle?
a) CPU Processing Speed
b) The accuracy of a computer
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65) Which media holds more information?
a) DVD
b) CD ROM
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66) All computers must have
a) Operating System
b) Word processing Software
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67)"MPG" extension refers usually to what kind of file?
a) Image file
b) Animation/movie file
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68)A CPU stands for what?
a) Central Power Unit
b) Central Processing Unit
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Answers

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(11) b  (12) a  (13) b  (14) a  (15) b  (16) a  (17) b  (18) a  (19) b  (20) b 
(21) b  (22) a  (23) b  (24) a  (25) a  (26) a  (27) a  (28) b  (29) b  (30) a 
(31) a  (32) a  (33) a  (34) a  (35) a  (36) a  (37) b  (38) b  (39) a  (40) b 
(41) a  (42) b  (43) a  (44) b  (45) b  (46) a  (47) a  (48) a  (49) b  (50) b 
(51) a  (52) a  (53) a  (54) a  (55) a  (56) b  (57) b  (58) a  (59) b  (60) b 
(61) a  (62) b  (63) b  (64) a  (65) a  (66) a  (67) b  (68) b 


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3 comments:

Parth said...

Hey I like the quiz. I like because most of my answers are right but as a blogger i want to know how to put link as done as answer link, which lead to to the answers on same page!
Pls do rply.

Rajamanickam Antonimuthu said...

It is very simple, just we have to use # with some lable name. You can see it using "view source" option of the browser.

varsha said...

hai...........i am varsha......the questions are not up to a mark..i am expecting some more twisted & interesting questions buddy.......



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