Computer questions and answers part 04 / computer mcq questions

Computer knowledge is one of the important parts of the competitive exam. Do practice the below questions and improve your skills it will help to get more scores in the exam.

 1) The unit MIPS is used to measure the speed of a___.

A) Disk drive

B) Tape drive

C) Printer

D) Processor

 Ans: D

2) ___ converts and executes one statement at a time

A) compiler

B) interpreter

C) converter

D) instructions

 Ans: B

3) A prescribed set of well-defined instructions for solving mathematical problems is called ____

A) A compiler

B) A code

C) A description

D) An algorithm

 Ans: D

4) The primary purpose of an operating system is?

A) To allow people to use the computer

B) To make computers easier to use

C) To keep systems programmers employed

D) To make the most efficient use of the computer hardware

 Ans: D

5) Magnetic disks are the most popular medium for

A) Sequential access

B) Direct access

C) Both A & B

D) None of the above

 Ans: C

6) You cannot close the MS Word application by

A) From the File menu choose the Close submenu

B) Click the X button on the title bar

C) Choosing File menu then Exit submenu

D) Press Alt + F4

 Ans A

7) The two major types of computer chips are

A) Microprocessor

B) Primary memory

C) Both A & B

D) External memory

 Ans: C

8) When you save to this, your data will remain intact even when the computer is turned off __


B) Motherboard

C) Secondary storage device

D) Primary storage device

 Ans: C

9) A Computer works on a ___ number system

A) binary

B) octal

C) decimal

D) hexadecimal

 Ans: A

10) Storage media such as a CD read and write information using ___

A) a laser beam of red light

B) magnetic dots

C) magnetic strips

D) All of these

 Ans: A

11) A removable magnetic disc that holds information __

A) Floppy disk

B) Hard drive

C) Monitor

D) Portable

 Ans: A

12) ___ uses laser technology to store a large amount of information

A) Floppy disk


C) Hard disk


 Ans: B

13) Which of the following is a storage device?

A) Floppy discs

B) hard disk drive

C) Optical disc

D) All of the above

 Ans: D

14) Missing Slot Covers on a Computer can cause

A) Power Surges

B) Incomplete Path of ESD

C) Over Heat


 Ans: C

15) Which of the following is the storage area within the computer itself that holds data only temporarily as the computer process instructions?

A) the hard disk

B) main memory

C) the control unit

D) read-only memory

 Ans B

16) The default header for a worksheet is

A) The date and time

B) User name

C) Date & Time

D) None of the above

 Ans: D

17) A __ is a computer attached to the internet that runs a special Web server software and can send Web pages out to other computers over the internet.

A) web client

B) web system

C) web page

D) Webserver

 Ans: D

18) In MS-Word, for what does ruler help?

A) to set indents

B) to change page margins

C) to set tabs

D) All the above

 Ans: D

19)  What is the name of the virus that fools a user into downloading and executing them by pretending to be useful applications?

A) Trojan horses

B) Keylogger

C) Worm

D) File virus

 Answer A

20) Website address is a unique name that identifies a specific _ on the web.

A) Link

B) Web browser


D) Web site

 Ans: D

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