Computer questions and answers part 05 / 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) 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

 Ans: A

2) The ..... key and the ..... key can be used in combination with other keys to perform shortcuts and special tasks

A) Control, Alt

B) Function, Toggle

C) Caps lock, Num lock

D) None of these

 Ans A

3) Programs designed specifically to address general purpose applications and special-purpose applications are called ......

A) Management Information System

B) System Software

C) Application Software

D) None of these

 Ans: C

4) Software you can use to create a budget is called ___

A) word processing software

B) graphics software

C) utility software

D) spreadsheet software

 Ans: D

5) The germans call this the 'spider monkey' and the Italians call it the 'snail'.Which symbol is this?

A) +

B) @

C) $

D) #

 Ans: B

6) Digital computers use a ......... system to encode data and programs.

A) semiconductor

B) decimal

C) binary


 Ans: C

7) PARAM was developed by 


B) IIT Kanpur


D) IIT Delhi

 Ans: A

8) Which of the following menu types is also called a drop-down menu?

A) fly-out

B) cascading

C) pop-up

D) pull-down

 Ans: D

9) Something which has easily understood instructions is said to be___

A) Analog data

B) Digital data

C) Modem data

D) Watts data

 Ans: A

10) Delayed payload of some viruses is also called ___

A) Bomb

B) Late-Virus

C) Time

D) Anti-virus

 Ans A

11) Markup tags tell the web browser

A) How to display the file

B) How to organize the page

C) How to display a message box on the page

D) None of the above

 Ans: A

12) Compatibility in regard to computers refers to ____

A) The software doing the right job for the user

B) It is versatile enough to handle the job

C) The software being able to run on the computer

D) Software running with other previously installed software

 Ans D

13) ___ hard drives are permanently located inside the system unit and are not designed to be removed unless they need to be repaired or replaced

A) Static

B) Internal

C) External

D) Remove

 Ans: B

14) Main storage is also called

A) Memory

B) Control unit

C) Accumulator

D) Register unit

 Ans: A

15) Which type of memory holds only the program and data that the CPU is presently processing?





 Ans: C

16) Which of the following is not purely an output device?

A) Printer

B) Speaker

C) Plotter

D) Screen

 Ans: D

17) Most application software today comes with an interface called

A) Graphical user interface

B) Character user interface

C) Icon user interface

D) Button user interface

 Ans: A

18) Two devices are in-network if

A) a process is running on both devices

B) PIDs of the processes running of different devices are the same

C) a process in one device is able to exchange information with a process in another device

D) All of the above

 Ans C

19) Which of the following is the largest unit of storage?





 Ans: D

20) The __ is a box that houses the most important parts of a computer system.

A) Software

B) Hardware

C) Input drive

D) System unit

 Ans: D

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