MCQ Fundamentals of Computer Science - Set 43 - ObjectiveBooks

MCQ Fundamentals of Computer Science - Set 43

Practice Test: Question Set - 43

1. The purpose of an application program is to
    (A) Convert program written in high level language to machine language
    (B) Meet specific user needs
    (C) Allow the operating system to control resources better
    (D) Make off-line equipment run better

2. Who is called the "grand-father" of the computer?
    (A) Blaise Pascal
    (B) Charles Babbage
    (C) Joseph Jacquard
    (D) Dr. Herman Hollerith

3. Which of the following terms is the most closely related to main memory?
    (A) Non-volatile
    (B) Permanent
    (C) Control unit
    (D) Temporary

4. A 32 bit microprocessor has the word length equal to
    (A) 2 bytes
    (B) 4 bytes
    (C) 8 bytes
    (D) 32 bytes

5. The original ASCII code used ________ bits of each byte, reserving that last bit for error checking.
    (A) 6
    (B) 7
    (C) 8
    (D) 9

6. Software instructions intended to satisfy a user's specific processing needs are called _______.
    (A) Systems software
    (B) A microcomputer
    (C) Documentation
    (D) Applications software

7. Condensing output data to exhibit specific information is
    (A) Calculating
    (B) Recording
    (C) Merging
    (D) Summarising

8. A prewritten program that's sold to perform a common task is called an application
    (A) System software
    (B) Package
    (C) Utilities
    (D) Program

9. A device that converts one type of signal into another is called
    (A) Modem
    (B) Transducer
    (C) Punched paper tape
    (D) Punched card

10. The code that should be adequate for present and anticipated data processing both for machine and human use is
    (A) Conciseness
    (B) Uniqueness
    (C) Operability
    (D) None of the above

11. The number of bits that are typically stored on each track of a magnetic disk is usually
    (A) The same
    (B) Different
    (C) Depend on the program to be stored
    (D) None of the above

12. Which selection below best describes the term data processing?
    (A) The collection of information or data
    (B) The distribution of information or data
    (C) The manipulation of information or data
    (D) The storage of information or data

13. In the third generation of computers:
    (A) Distributed data processing first became popular
    (B) An operating system was first developed
    (C) High-level procedural languages were first used
    (D) On-line, real-time systems first became popular

14. When was the world's first laptop computer introduced in the market and by whom?
    (A) Hewlett-Packard, 1980
    (B) Epson, 1981
    (C) Laplink Travelling Software Inc, 1982
    (D) Tandy Model-200, 1985

15. Example of non-numerical data is
    (A) Employee address
    (B) Examination score
    (C) Bank balance
    (D) None of the above

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