Computer Awareness Quiz - Set 43

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Computer Awareness Quiz - Set 43

Q1. What is the sequence of events that occurs in the computer when it is interpreting and executing an instruction known as?
(a) Execution cycle
(b) Instruction cycle
(c) Working cycle
(d) Machine cycle
(e) None of the above

Q2. A graphical input device that can generate digital signals that represent the movement of a pen is known as  
(a) Light pen
(b) Data tablet
(c) Touch Panel
(d) Mouse
(e) None of these

Q3. An input device that reads printed text employing optical character pattern matching, is known as _________.
(a) Scanner
(b) Magnetic disk
(c) Mouse
(d) Magnetic tape
(e) None of these

Q4. How many types of semiconductor memory does a computer have?
(a) Four
(b) Eight
(c) One
(d) Two
(e) Five

Q5. Which among the following is a component of ROM?
(a) Magnetic cores
(b) Micro-Processors
(c) Photoelectric cells
(d) Floppy disks
(e) None of these

Q6. What is an Offline device?
a) A device which is not connected to CPU
b) A device which is connected to CPU
c) A direct access storage device
d) A system software
e) All of the above

Q7. Which of the following is correct acronym of VGA?
a) Video Graphics Adapter
b) Visual Graphics Array
c) Volatile Graphics Array
d) Video Graphics Array
e) None of the above

Q8. How can you access the font size tool on font dialog box in MS Word?
(a) Ctrl + S   
(b) Ctrl + Shift + S
(c) Ctrl + P   
(d) Ctrl + Shift + P
(e) Alt + P

Q9. Which of the following terms is related to Internet connectivity?
(a) IP
(b) TCP
(c) Gopher
(d) Both (a) and (b)
(e) All of the above

Q10. What is Visual FOXPRO?
(b) DBMS
(c) Programming Language
(d) All of the above
(e) None of these


Ans1. (b)
An instruction cycle is the basic operational process of a computer. It is the process by which a computer retrieves a program instruction from its memory, determines what actions the instruction dictates, and carries out those actions.

Ans2. (a)
A light pen is a computer input device in the form of a light-sensitive wand used in conjunction with a computer's CRT display. It allows the user to point to displayed objects or draw on the screen in a similar way to a touchscreen but with greater positional accuracy.

Ans3. (a)
A scanner is a device that captures images from photographic prints, posters, magazine pages, and similar sources for computer editing and display.

Ans4. (d)
There are two main kinds of semiconductor memory, volatile and non-volatile. Examples of non-volatile memory are flash memory (used as secondary memory) and ROM, PROM, EPROM and EEPROM memory (used for storing firmware such as BIOS). Examples of volatile memory are primary storage, which is typically dynamic random-access memory (DRAM), and fast CPU cache memory, which is typically static random-access memory (SRAM) that is fast but energy-consuming, offering lower memory areal density than DRAM.

Ans5. (a)
Magnetic cores are component of a ROM.

Ans6. (a)
The terms "online" and "offline" have specific meanings in regard to computer technology in which "online" indicates a state of connectivity, while "offline" indicates a disconnected state.

Ans7. (d)
Video Graphics Array (VGA) refers specifically to the display hardware first introduced with the IBM PS/2 line of computers, but through its widespread adoption has also come to mean either an analog computer display standard, the 15-pin D-subminiature VGA connector or the 640x480 resolution itself.

Ans8. (d)
Ctrl + Shift + P is the shortcut key to access the font size tool on font dialog box.

Ans9. (e)
IP, TCP and Gopher all are protocols governing the internet. IP-Internet Protocol, TCP- Transmission Control Protocol

Ans10. (c)
Visual FoxPro is a data-centric, object-oriented, procedural, programming language produced by Microsoft. It is derived from FoxPro (originally known as FoxBASE) which was developed by Fox Software beginning in 1984.