Basics of Computer Science Online Quiz


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Q 1 - In reference to computer system, consider the following statements:

1. The Analogue Computer uses the mathematical similarity between the physical interrelationships in certain problems.

2. The Analogue Computer employs hydraulic circuits that simulate the physical problem.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

Explanation

An Analogue Computer is one of the types of computer system.

Answer : A

Explanation

1 Terabyte (Tb) = 1,024 Gb.

1,024 Gb = 1,099,511,627,776 Bytes.

Q 3 - Consider the following statements:

1. Encryption converts original text/message into cipher text by using encryption algorithm and an encryption key.

2. Asymmetric encryption protects stored data, operating system, IP address, etc.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both 1 & 2

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

Explanation

Encryption is progressively used to protect the digital information.

Q 4 - Consider the following statements:

1. Point to Point Protocol is a dial account, which puts personal computer directly on the internet.

2. WWW is explained as Wide Area Hypermedia Information initiative that provides universal access.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

Explanation

N/A

Answer : C

Explanation

MAN stands for Metropolitan Area Network.

Q 6 - The Fourth Generation Computer used …

A - Transistors

B - Integrated circuit

C - Vacuum tube

D - Microprocessor

Answer : D

Explanation

N/A

Q 7 - Who among the following has designed the Erlang programing language?

A - Larry Wall

B - Guido van Rossum

C - Joe Armstrong

D - Yukihiro Matsumoto

Answer : C

Explanation

Erlang is developed collectively by Joe Armstrong, Robert Virding, and Mike Williams.

Q 8 - Which among the following is the shortcut key to search a file or folder in your computer system?

A - F1

B - F3

C - F10

D - Ctrl + T

Answer : B

Explanation

N/A

Q 9 - Which among the following is the shortcut key to save word file in your computer system?

A - F8

B - F12

C - F10

D - Ctrl + Alt + 0

Answer : B

Explanation

F12 has some other functions as well.

Q 10 - Which among the following is the shortcut key to delete a file without moving it into Recycle bin?

A - Shift + Delete

B - Ctrl + Delete

C - Alt + Delete

D - Delete + F5

Answer : A

Explanation

N/A

Q 11 - Consider the following statements:

1. The first generation computer was entirely based on electronic system.

2. The first generation computer used vacuum tubes to store commands and used magnetic drums for memory.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

Explanation

The period of first generation computer was 1942 to 1955.

Q 12 - Magnetic disk or simply disk is an information storage device.

A - City

B - Organization

C - Department

D - Individual

Answer : D

Explanation

N/A

Q 13 - Which among the following is known as ‘point-and-draw’ device?

A - Keyboard

B - Scanner

C - Mouse

D - CPU

Answer : C

Explanation

N/A

Q 14 - Which among the following is a permanent storage device?

A - ROM

B - RAM

C - Flash Drive

D - A & C

Answer : A

Explanation

ROM stands for Read-only Memory.

Q 15 - In a computer binary system, there are ……… choices.

A - 2

B - 6

C - 9

D - Not fixed, it may be any number depending on the configuration of a computer

Answer : A

Explanation

Binary system is expressed by combinations of the digits 0 and 1.

Answer : A

Explanation

N/A

Q 17 - ……………. is a set of finite elements that interconnects different elements of computer systems.

A - Nodes

B - Junctions

C - Mesh

D - Starfish

Answer : C

Explanation

N/A

Q 18 - Which one of the following states, first created telephone directory on internet?

A - Tamil Nadu

B - Sikkim

C - Kerala

D - Karnataka

Answer : C

Explanation

N/A

Q 19 - Which among the following describes that how a message should be transmitted and what action web servers and browsers should take in response to the command given by the users?

A - Transmission Control Protocol

B - File Transfer Protocol

C - Hyper Text Markup Language

D - HTTP

Answer : D

Explanation

HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol.

Q 20 - Which among the following correctly defines the term ‘Home Page’ of a website?

A - Most viewed page

B - Most attractive page

C - Having maximum content, image, and/or video

D - Landing page or first page

Answer : D

Explanation

This is entry page.

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