Basics of Computer Science Online Quiz


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Q 1 - Consider the following statements:

1. In 1985, Microsoft launched the revolutionary operating systems and named it ‘Window.’

2. Window programs employ a Graphical User Interface (GUI).

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

GUI facilitates its users to give command only on clicking on-screen symbols. It also facilitates users to perform multiple task simultaneously.

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 -

1. The system of file naming in DOS system can categorized into two parts.

2. The Primary name may be one to eight characters in length and the Secondary name may be 0 to 3 characters.

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 Primary file name (and file extension) is separated by a dot (.).

Answer : D

Explanation

ISDN stands for Integrated Services Digital Network.

Q 6 - Which among the following period is known as the era of second generation computer?

A - 1951 to 1959

B - 1959 to 1965

C - 1965 to 1971

D - 1971 to 1980

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 for Help in your computer system?

A - F1

B - F2

C - F9

D - Ctrl + F

Answer : A

Explanation

To open the help window, F1 is the shortcut key.

Q 9 - Who among the following has created the ‘twitter?’

A - Jack Dorsey

B - Butler Lampson

C - Ronald Rider

D - Greg Chesson

Answer : A

Explanation

Twitter was created in 2006.

Q 10 - Who among the following is popular as ‘Mother of Internet?’

A - Radia Perlman

B - Ada Lovelace

C - Grace Hopper

D - Anita Borg

Answer : A

Explanation

Perlman has invented spanning tree protocol in 1985.

Answer : A

Explanation

All the information stored, processed, or any other information used in computer is known as data.

Answer : C

Explanation

N/A

Q 13 - Which among the following is not a type of printer?

A - LCD Printer

B - Laser Printer

C - Inkjet Printer

D - Electro Thermal Printer

Answer : A

Explanation

Printer is used to get the hard copy of the work.

Q 14 - Consider the following statements?

1. Programming language is an artificial language, used by computer to express computation.

2. Programming language is a set of keywords, symbols, and a system of rules that constructs meaningful statements.

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

Q 15 - Nibble is the series of ……………… bits.

A - 2

B - 4

C - 8

D - 12

Answer : B

Explanation

N/A

Answer : B

Explanation

N/A

Q 17 - Consider the following statements:

1. Integrated Services Digital Network transmits data in digital form.

2. Integrated Services Digital Network does not need modem to transmit data.

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

Q 18 - Which among the following is a meta search engine that can search over a dozen of major search engines in parallel?

A - Lycos

B - Khoj

C - Cyber411

D - MSN

Answer : C

Explanation

Cyber411 provides a range of search boxes in several colors and sizes.

Q 19 - Which one of the following is the most dangerous computer virus?

A - Conficker

B - I Love you

C - Melissa

D - Creeper

Answer : B

Explanation

It was programmed in the form of a worm.

Q 20 - Consider the following statements:

1. Microsoft Windows is an operating system and Graphical User Interface.

2. The first independent version of Microsoft Windows (i.e. Version 1.0) was released in 1985.

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

Bill Gates is the chairman of Microsoft.

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