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Computer Awareness MCQ - Part 13

1. The keyboard shortcut to centralize the selected text in Word is
a. Ctrl + Esc
b. Ctrl + C
c. Ctrl + Space
d. Alt + C

2. In Word, which menu is used to print a document?
a. View
b. File
c. Edit
d. Insert

3. Which of the following is not a word Processor
a. Word Star
b. Word Perfect
c. Word Pad
d. Win Word

4. If a word is typed that is not in Word’s dictionary, a____________wavy underline appears below the word.
a. Green
b. Blue
c. Black
d. Red

5. Grammatical mistakes in MS Word are highlighted by a____________wavy underline
a. Green
b. Blue
c. Red
d. Black

6. What is the term used for the word processing programs that show you directly on the PC screen the appearance of your final document as you might expect on the paper?

7. Selection of text involves only
a. Words
b. Single Line or Multiple Lines
c. Paragraph
d. All of the above

8. The extension of MS-Word 2007 file is
a. .doc
b. .docx
c. .word
d. .xlsx

9. The possible background of any Word document_______________.
a. is always white color
b. is the color you preset under the Option menu
c. is always the same for the entire document
d. can have any color you choose

10. An efficient way to move the 3rd paragraph to place it after the 7th paragraph in MS Word is____________
a. Copy
b. Cut
c. Cut, Copy and Paste
d. Cut and Paste

11. 'www' stands for _____
a. World Word Web
b. World Wide Web
c. World White Web
d. World Work Web

12. What menu is selected to cut, copy, and paste?
a. File
b. Tools
c. Special
d. Edit

13. You can use the tab key to
a. Move a cursor across the screen
b. Indent a paragraph
c. Move the cursor down the screen
d. Only (1) and (2)

14. The most important or powerful computer in a typical network is _____
a. Desktop
b. Network client
c. Network server
d. Network station

15. Which of the following is an example of connectivity?
a. Internet
b. Floppy disk
c. Power cord
d. Data

16. The ability to find an individual item in a file immediately _____ is used.
a. File allocation table
b. Directory
c. Sequential access
d. Direct access

17. The primary purpose of software is to turn data into _____
a. Web sites
b. Information
c. Programs
d. Objects

18. To what temporary area can you store text and other data, and later paste them to another location?
a. The clipboard
b. ROM
d. The hard disk

19. Storage that retains its data after the power is tuned off is referred to as
a. volatile storage
b. non-volatile storage
c. sequential storage
d. direct storage

20. _____is the science that attempts to produce machines that display the same type of intelligence that humans do.
a. Nano science
b. Nanotechnology
c. Simulation
d. Artificial intelligence (AI)


Computer Awareness MCQ - Part 12

1. Internet speed is measured in which of the following?
(A) Giga Hertz
(B) Kilobytes Per Second
(D) None of the above

2. What is a hard copy?
(A) The physical parts of the computer
(B) The printed output
(C) The printed parts of the computer
(D) The physical output devices

3. What is the name of the program that controls the computer?
(A) Antivirus
(B) Operating System
(C) Database
(D) Browser

4. MBR stands for:
(A) Master Book Record
(B) Master Boot Record
(C) Major Boot Record
(D) Minor Boot Record

5. Which of the following should you use in MS Power Point if you want all the slides in the presentation to have the same look?
(A) Slide Layout
(B) Slide Show
(C) Outline
(D) Design Template

6. In MS-DOS, which command creates a directory or sub directory?
(A) CD
(B) RD
(C) MD
(D) Both b and c

7. Each time you turn on your computer, it will check on the control file
(A), io.sys
(C), io.sys, msdos.sys
(D) chkdsk.exe

8. The basic unit of a worksheet into which you enter data in Excel is called a________
(A) Unit
(B) Cell
(C) Character
(D) Range

9. _____________is the process of dividing the disk into tracks and sectors.
(A) Defragmenting
(B) Formatting
(C) Dividing
(D) Encrypting

10. Predefined and built-in formulas in Excel are known as___________
(A) Operations
(B) Functions
(C) Methods
(D) Formula

11. Which of the following refers to the memory in your computer?

12. When you are working on a document on PC, where is the document temporarily stored?
(C) The CPU
(D) Flash memory

13. Information travels between components on the mother board through:
(A) Flash memory
(C) Bays
(D) Buses

14. How are data organised in a spreadsheet?
(A) Lines and spaces
(B) Layers and planes
(C) Height and width
(D) Rows and columns

15. Which of the following is true?
(A) Byte is a single digit in a binary number
(B) Bit represents a grouping of digital numbers
(C) Eight digit binary number is called a byte
(D) Eight digit binary number is called a bit

16. Transformation of input into output is performed by?
(A) Peripherals
(B) Memory
(C) Storage
(D) The CPU

17. How many options does a binary choice offer?
(A) None
(B) One
(C) Two
(D) It depends on the amount of memory in the computer

18. collection of web pages and the very first page that we see on opening of a website
(A) Homepage, Webpage
(B) Website, Homepage
(C) Webpage, Homepage
(D) Webpage, Website

19. When the pointer is positioned on a _____ it is shaped like a hand
(A) Grammar error
(B) Hyperlink
(C) Screen tip
(D) Spelling error

20. The _____ of a system includes the programs or instructions.
(A) Hardware
(B) Icon
(C) Information
(D) Software

Computer Awareness MCQ - Part 11

1. For running WINDOW minimum disk free space required is?
(A) 8MB
(B) 8KB
(C) 64MB
(D) 128MB

2. A parallel port is most often used by a__________
(A) Mouse
(B) Printer
(C) Keyboard
(D) Monitor

3. Which one is a 'text editor' for Microsoft Windows
(A) MS Word
(B) WordPad
(C) Notepad
(D) WordStar

4. In which year '@' sign was first chosen for its use in email address
(A) 1969
(B) 1971
(C) 1965
(D) 1972

5. In which year was the first email sent over internet?
(A) 1969
(B) 1970
(C) 1971
(D) 1972

6. Which one is the latest one from PARAM Super Sries computers
(B) PARAM 10000
(C) PARAM Super
(D) PARAM 2012

7. Number of layers in the OSI Model is
(A) 9
(B) 6
(C) 7
(D) 8

8. OSI Model Stands for
(A) Open Systems Interconnection
(B) One Sided Interaction
(C) Open Signal Interface
(D) None of these

9. Computer follows a simple principle called GIGO which means:
(A) Garbage Input Garbage Output
(B) Garbage In Garbage Out
(C) Good Input Good Output
(D) Greater Instructions Greater Output

10. What does the term "Bug" means in Computer systems
(A) Virus in the system
(B) A flaw in the system
(C) Chips that flashes data
(D) None of the above

11. ____ is the study of molecules and structures whose size ranges from 1 to 100 nanometers.
(A) Nano-science
(B) Micro-electrodes
(C) Computer forensics
(D) Artificial intelligence

12. A single pole, single throw switch with one common line and one output line is
(A) Switch circuit
(B) SPDT switch
(C) SPST switch
(D) Star bit

13. A one bit signal that indicates the start of data transmission by an asynchronous device is
(A) Parity bit
(B) Status bit
(C) Zero bit
(D) Star bit

14. __ is data that has been organized or presented in a meaningful fashion.
(A) A process
(B) Software
(C) Storage
(D) Information

15. The name for the way that computers manipulate data into information is called
(A) Programming
(B) Processing
(C) storing
(D) organizing

16. Computers gather data, which means that they allow users to _____ data
(A) present
(B) input
(C) output
(D) store

17. After a picture has been taken with a digital camera and processed appropriately, the actual print of the picture is considered
(A) data
(B) output
(C) input
(D) the process

18. A circut with about 100 transistors fabricated on a single chip is called

19. One megabyte equals approximately
(A) 1,000 bits
(B) 1,000 bytes
(C) 1 million bytes
(D) 1 million bits

20. Data going into the computer is called?
(A) Output
(B) Algorithm
(C) Input
(D) Calculations

Computer Awareness MCQ - Part 10

1. The binary value of 'A' is _________
(A) 01000100
(B) 01100001
(C) 11000001
(D) 01000001

2. A menu contains a list of__________
(A) commands
(B) icons
(C) files
(D) data

3. Which of the following is not part of MS-Office?
(A) Powerpoint
(B) Photoshop
(C) Excel
(D) Access

4. OSI reference model has _______________ layers
(A) 10
(B) 6
(C) 12
(D) 7

5. Which among the following is not a OSI model layer
(A) Physical
(B) Transport
(C) Buffer
(D) Data Link

6. MBR stands for
(A) Master Book Record
(B) Monster Boot Record
(C) Master Boot Record
(D) Main Boot Record

7. Who is inventor of Facebook?
(A) Bill Gates
(B) Sergey Brin
(C) Mark Zuckerburg
(D) Larry Page

8. Connections to the Internet using a phone line and a modem are called …………… connections.
(C) Wifi
(D) Dailup

9. The default alignment of text inside a column is ____________
(A) Left
(B) Center
(C) Right
(D) None of these

10. Ctrl+B is used to make the text
(A) Brown
(B) Bold
(C) Black
(D) Bright

11. Which of, the following is a storage device that uses rigid, permanently installed magnetic disks to store data/information:
(A) floppy diskette
(B) hard disk
(C) permanent disk
(D) optical disk

12. The computer abbreviation KB usually means:
(A) Key Block
(B) Kernel Boot
(C) Key Byte
(D) Kilo Byte

13. What is the process of copying software programs from secondary storage media to the hard disk called?
(A) Configuration
(B) Download
(C) Storage
(D) Upload

14. In Excel_____allows users to bring together copies of workbooks that other users have worked on independently.
(A) Copying
(B) Merging
(C) Pasting
(D) Compiling

15. Which of the following are advantages of CDROM as a storage media?
(A) CDROM is an inexpensive way to store large, amount of data and information
(B) CDROM disks retrieve data and information more quickly than magnetic disks do
(C) CDROMs make less errors than magnetic media
(D) All of the above

16. Technology no longer protected by copyright, available to everyone, is considered to be:
(A) proprietary
(B) open
(C) experimental
(D) in the public domain

17. A typical modern computer uses
(A) Magnetic cores
(B) LSI chips
(C) Magnetic tapes
(D) More than 1000 vacuum tubes

18. ALU is called for _____ of a computer
(A) Heart
(B) Master dispatcher
(C) Primary memory
(D) All of the above

19. A single dimensional array is called
(A) List
(B) Subscripts
(C) Matrix
(D) File

20. How many types of drawing objects are available in drawing Tool Bar?
(A) 4
(B) 5
(C) 10
(D) None of these


Computer Awareness MCQ - Part 9

1. Linux is a ____________ operating system.
(A) Open source
(B) DOS Based
(C) Microsoft
(D) Windows

2. In Windows XP, if you want to see the file size and modified dates of all files in a folder, the best viewing option is the __________ view.
(A) Thumbnail
(B) Icon
(C) Detail
(D) List

3. The combination of the operating system and the processor is referred to as the computer’s_________
(A) Operating System
(B) Platform
(C) Design
(D) Architecture

4. While using MS-DOS, Which of the following commands displays names of files in sorted order?

5. Which command in DOS can be used to recover accidentally deleted files?

6. Capability of computer to perform more than one tasks at the same time is
(A) Batch Processing
(B) Scheduled Processing
(C) Real Time Processing
(D) Multitasking

7. Which key combination is used to minimize all open windows and displays in the screen
(A) Alt+M
(C) Shift+M
(D) Windows Key+D

8. While using MSDOS, The TIME command is used to display
(A) US time
(B) Julian time
(C) Greenwich mean time
(D) System time

9. How many bits are there is ASCII codes
(A) 8
(B) 12
(C) 10
(D) 16

10. Which of the following extensions of backup copy?
(A) .bac
(B) .bak
(C) .bkf
(D) .mdb

11. Video processors consist of____and____ which store and process images.
(A) CPU and VGA
(B) CPU and memory
(C) VGA and memory
(D) VGI and DVI

12. If you want to connect to your own computer through the Internet from another location, you can use:
(A) email
(C) instant message
(D) Telnet

13. To reload a Web page, press the____button.
(A) Redo
(B) Reload
(C) Restore
(D) Refresh

14. This first step in the transaction processing cycle captures business data through various modes such as optical scanning or at an electronic commerce website:
(A) Document and report generation
(B) Database maintenance
(C) Transaction processing startup
(D) Data Entry

15. A ……… is a special visual and audio effect applied in Powerpoint to text or content.
(A) Animation
(B) Flash
(C) Wipe
(D) Dissolve

16. When the pointer is positioned on a……… it is shaped like a hand
(A) grammar error
(B) Formatting error
(C) Screen Tip
(D) Hyperlink

17. Personal computers can be connected together to form a:
(A) Server
(B) Supercomputer
(C) Network
(D) Enterprise

18. A ……… is the term used when a search engine returns a Web page that matches the search criteria
(A) Blog
(B) Hit
(C) Link
(D) Success

19. ____are words that a programming language has set aside for its own use.
(A) Control words
(B) Control structures
(C) Reserved words
(D) Reserved keys

20. Mobile Commerce is best described as:
(A) The use of Kiosks in marketing
(B) Transporting products
(C) Buying and selling goods/services through wireless handheld devices
(D) Using notebook PC's in marketing


Computer Awareness MCQ - Part 8

1. Who is known as the father of super computing?
(A) Adam Dunkels
(B) David J. Brown
(C) Seymour Cray
(D) Ken Thompson

2. The Term 'BIT' is the short form for:
(A) Mega Byte
(B) Binary Language
(C) Binary digit
(D) Binary number

3. A program for viewing Web Pages is called
(A) Word Processor
(B) Browser
(C) Spreadsheet
(D) Protocol

4. An email address typically consists of user id followed by______and the domain name.
(A) *
(B) ^
(C) $
(D) @

5. India's first Super Computer PARAM 8000 was installed in
(A) 1990
(B) 1991
(C) 1992
(D) 1993

6. For creating a document, you use ______ command at File Menu.
(A) New
(B) Open
(C) Edit
(D) Exit

7. All the deleted files go to
(A) My documents
(B) Downloads
(C) Recycle Bin
(D) Dust Bin

8. When you start spell check, it starts checking the spellings
(A) from the beginning of the document and downward
(B) from the end of the document to upward
(C) from the insertion point
(D) None of the above

9. The first generation of computers were based upon
(A) Transistors
(B) IC’s
(C) valves
(D) microprocessor

10. MS-DOS is a ____________ operating system.
(A) Graphical
(B) Command Driven
(C) User Friendly
(D) Multi-user

11. A series of instructions that tells a computer what to do and how to do it is called a_________
(A) Interpreter
(B) Compiler
(C) Software
(D) Program

12. Which of the following would most likely NOT be a symptom of a virus?
(A) Deleted Files
(B) Motherboard Crash
(C) Hard disk crash
(D) Web browser opens to an unusual home page

13. Ctrl, shift, alt are called ________ keys
(A) Adjustment
(B) Alphanumeric
(C) Function
(D) Modifier

14. File__________reduces the size of a file so that it requires less storage space
(A) Encryption
(B) Compression
(C) De-fragmenting
(D) Synthesizing

15. '©' symbol in computers refers to:
(A) Copy
(B) Cut
(C) Copyright
(D) Clipboard

16. Which ports connect special types of music instruments to sound cards?

17. You can……….a search by providing more information the search engine can use to select a smaller, more useful set of results.
(A) Refine
(B) Expand
(C) Load
(D) Query

18. What is the permanent memory built into your computer called?
(B) Floppy

19. What displays the address of the active cell in Excel?
(A) Name box
(B) Row Headings
(C) Formula bar
(D) Task pane

20. The piece of hardware that converts your computer's digital signal to an analog signal that can travel over telephone lines is called a:
(A) red wire
(B) blue cord
(C) tower
(D) modem

Computer Awareness MCQ - Part 7

1. Who programmed the first computer game 'Spacewar!' in 1962
(A) Alan Emtage
(B) Steve Russell
(C) Bill Gates
(D) Steve Jobs

2. Who is known as the father of internet?
(A) Charles Babbage
(B) Vint Cerf
(C) Steve Lawrence
(D) Steve Russel

3. Which one is the first high level programming language?
(A) C
(B) C++

4. Who created the C programming Language?
(A) Bill Gates
(B) Dennis Ritchie
(C) Charles Babbage
(D) S.K. Smith

5. Which one is the current fastest Supercomputer in India?
(A) PARAM 8000
(B) PARAM 10000

6. Which one is volatile memory?
(D) Hard Disk

7. One Terabyte (1 TB) is equal to
(A) 1000 GB
(B) 1024 MB
(C) 1024 GB
(D) 10000 MB

8. The IPv6 address uses _______ bits
(A) 16
(B) 32
(C) 64
(D) 128

9. Which is the first search engine in internet
(A) Google
(B) Yahoo
(C) Archie
(D) Aslta vista

10. A dual layer Blue ray Disc can store data upto ______ GB of Data
(A) 4.7
(B) 10
(C) 50
(D) 102

11. To change selected text to all capital letters, click the change case button, then click:
(D) Lock Upper

12. The basic unit of a worksheet into which you enter data in Excel is called a:
(A) Tab
(B) Cell
(C) Box
(D) Range

13. You can keep your personal files / folders in:
(A) My folder
(B) My Documents
(C) My Files
(D) My Text

14. In Word you can force a page break:
(A) By positioning your cursor at the appropriate place and pressing the F1 key
(B) By positioning your cursor at the appropriate place and pressing Ctrl+Enter
(C) By using the Insert/Section Break
(D) By changing the font size of your document

15. A DVD is an example of a :
(A) hard disk
(B) optical disc
(C) output device
(D) solid state storage device

16. The default view in Excel is………view.
(A) Work
(B) Auto
(C) Normal
(D) Roman

17. A central computer that holds collections of data and programs for many PCs, workstations, and other computers is a :
(A) Supercomputer
(B) Minicomputer
(C) Laptop
(D) Server

18. The………folder retains copies of messages that you have started but are not yet ready to send
(A) Drafts
(B) Outbox
(C) Address Book
(D) Sent Items

19. Grouping and processing all of a firm's transactions at one time is called:
(A) a database management system
(B) batch processing
(C) a real time system
(D) an online system

20. The ……… enables you to simultaneously keep multiple Web pages open in one browser window.
(A) tab box
(B) popup helper
(C) tab row
(D) address bar

Computer Awareness MCQ - Part 6

1. One advantage of dial-up internet access is __________
(A) It utilizes broadband technology
(B) It uses a router for security
(C) It utilizes existing telephone service
(D) Modem speeds are very fast

2. When we run a program in HTML coding _____ is used as back end and ____ works as front en(D)
(A) Notepad, Internet Explorer
(B) Notepad, Msn messenger
(C) MS-Word, Internet Explorer
(D) Both (1) and (2)

3. Computers process data into information by working exclusively with :
(A) Sound
(B) Electric charge
(C) Numbers
(D) Pictures

4. You must install a (n) ......... on a network if you want to share a broadband Internet connection
(A) Modem
(B) Router
(C) Server
(D) Printer

5. The purpose of the primary key in a database is to _______
(A) unlock the database
(B) provide a map of the data
(C) uniquely identify a record
(D) establish constraints on database operations

6. The design of the network is called the network
(A) Architecture
(B) Server
(C) Transmission
(D) Type

7. The most frequently used instructions of a computer program are likely to be fetched from
(C) Hard Disk
(D) Cache Memory

8. Which of the following would most likely NOT be a symptom of a virus?
(A) Existing program files and icons disappear
(B) The CD-ROM stops functioning
(C) The Web browser opens to an unusual home page 4
(D) Odd messages or images are displayed on the screen

9. The errors that can be pointed out by the compiler are
(A) Syntax error
(B) Symantec error
(C) Logical error
(D) Internal error

10. By default, your documents print in___________ mode
(A) Landscape
(B) Portrait
(C) Page setup
(D) Print preview

11. A Web site's main page is called its:
(A) Home Page
(B) Browser Page
(C) Search Page
(D) Bookmark

12. The simultaneous processing of two or more programs by multiple processors is:
(A) Multi-programming
(B) Multi-tasking
(C) time-sharing
(D) multi-processing

13. Codes consisting of lines of varying widths or lengths that are computer readable are known as:
(A) an ASCII code
(B) a magnetic tape
(C) an OCR scanner
(D) a bar code

14. To instruct Word to fit the width of a column to the contents of a table automatically, click the button and then point to AutoFit Contents.
(A) Fit to Form
(B) Format
(C) Autosize
(D) AutoFit

15. Why is it un-ethical to share copyrighted files with your friends?
(A) It is not un-ethical, because it is legal.
(B) It is unethical because the files are being given for free.
(C) Sharing copyrighted files without permission breaks copyright laws.
(D) It is not unethical because the files are being given for free.

16. Re-usable optical storage will typically have the acronym:
(A) CD
(D) RW

17. The most common type of storage devices are:
(A) Persistent
(B) Optical
(C) Magnetic
(D) Flash

18. A device that connects to a network without the use of cables is said to be:
(A) Distributed
(B) Free
(C) Centralized
(D) open source

19. A person who used his or her expertise to gain access to other people's computers to get information illegally or do damage is a:
(A) Hacker
(B) Analyst
(C) instant messenger
(D) programmer

20. To access properties of an object, the mouse technique to use is:
(A) Dragging
(B) Dropping
(C) right clicking
(D) shift clicking


Computer Awareness MCQ - Part 5

1. One megabyte equals approximately
A. 1,000 bits
B. 1,000 bytes
C. 1 million bytes
D. 1 million bits

2. This _____ key will launch the start button.
A. Esc
B. Ctrl
C. Windows
D. Del

3. _____is the process of finding errors in software code.
A. Debugging
B. Testing
C. Executing
D. Compiling

4. ____________ is a set of computer programs used on a computer to help perform tasks.
A. Document
B. File
C. Software
D. Antivirus

5. DSL is an example of a ____________ connection.
A. Dial-Up
B. Slow
C. Broadband
D. Modem

6. The difference between people with access to computers and the Internet and those without this access is known as___________
A. Digital divide
B. Broadband divide.
C. Internet divide.
D. Web divide

7. Word processing, spreadsheet, and photo-editing are examples of____________
A. Language Processors
B. System Software
C. Utility Programs
D. Application Software

8. In computer language, each letter, number, and an array of special characters consists of__________
A. 1 Byte
B. 1 MB
C. 1 Bit
D. 1 Kb

9. How are data organized in a spreadsheet?
A. Lines and spaces
B. Height and width
C. Layers and planes
D. Rows and columns

10. Which of the following is the largest unit of storage?

11. The main difference between application and system software is that:
A. application software is composed of program instructions but system software is not.
B. application software is stored in memory whereas system software is only in the CPU.
C. system software is unnecessary whereas application software must be present on the computer.
D. system software manages hardware whereas application software performs user tasks.

12. A document created in a word processing program or a budget created in a spreadsheet are both examples of documents created in:
A. application software.
B. system software.
C. an operating system.
D. a Windows platform.

13. Which of the following is an example of system software?
A. Word processor
B. Operating system
C. Management information system
D. Spreadsheet

14. The term that refers to computers that provide resources to other computers in a network is:
A. server.
B. mainframe.
C. platform.
D. resource provider.

15. If a large business is going to use a single computer to execute many programs for hundreds of users at the same time, performing relatively simple operations and transactions, the type of computer will probably be a
A. Supercomputer
C. Mainframe

16. Computer uses the_______ number system to store data and perform calculations.
A. Binary
B. Octal
C. Decimal
D. Hexadecimal

17. A disk's content that is recorded at the time of manufacture and that cannot be changed or erased by the user is:
A. Memory only
B. Write only
C. Run only
D. Read only

18. Which of the following can be used to select the entire document?

19. _____are attempts by individuals to obtain confidential information from you by falsifying their identity.
A. Phishing
B. Computer viruses
C. Spyware scams
D. Viruses

20. Part number, part description, and number of parts ordered are examples of:
A. Control
B. Output
C. Processing
D. Input

Computer Awareness MCQ - Part 4


1. A joystick is primarily used for_______
A. Input
B. Output
C. Gaming
D. Pointing

2. The CPU comprises of Control, Memory and _____________ units.
A. Microprocessor
B. Arithmetic/Logic
C. Output
D. Input

3. Which of the following uses a handheld operating system?
B. Mainframe
C. Server

4. To display the contents of a folder in Windows Explorer you should__________
A. Click on it
B. Maximize It
C. Rename it
D. Give it a password

5. 'C' in CPU denotes____________
A. Central
B. Coded
C. Combined
D. Computer

6. ___________ is the most important/powerful computer in a typical network.
A. Node
B. Desktop
C. Network Server
D. Network Switch

7. Which is not a storage device?
A. Floppy

8. ____________is a Windows utility program that locates and eliminates unnecessary fragments and rearranges files and unused disk space to optimize operations.
A. Backup
B. Disk Cleanup
C. Disk Defragmenter
D. Restore

9. A ____________ appearing on a web page opens another document when clicked.
A. Name
B. Reference
C. Hyperlink
D. Picture

10. Which of the following is a sound format
A. .jpeg
B. .xls
C. .mdb
D. .mp3

11. In computer language, each letter, number, and an array of special characters consists of:
A. 8 kilobytes.
B. 8 bytes.
C. a bit.
D. 8 bits.

12. Which of the following is the correct sequence of smallest to largest unit of storage size?
A. megabyte ? terabyte ? gigabyte ? kilobyte ? petabyte
B. kilobyte ? megabyte ? gigabyte ? terabyte ? petabyte
C. kilobyte ? megabyte ? gigabyte ? petabyte ? terabyte
D. kilobyte ? megabyte ? petabyte ? terabyte ? gigabyte

13. The prefix kilo refers to approximately:
A. one thousand.
B. one million.
C. one hundred.
D. one billion.

14. Computers work in:
A. machine linguistics.
B. binary language.
C. HTML code.
D. bit language.

15. The metal or plastic case that houses the physical components of a computer together is called the:
A. central processing unit .
B. storage device.
C. motherboard.
D. system unit.

16. The brains of the computer which executes the instructions, is called the:
C. motherboard.
D. system unit.

17. Instructions and data that are about to be processed by the CPU are located in:
C. the hard disk.
D. the motherboard.

18. The circuitry that includes the CPU and memory chips is located on the:
A. system unit.
B. operating system.
C. motherboard.
D. computer platform.

19. All of the following are considered to be storage devices EXCEPT
A. floppy disk.
C. CD.
D. hard disk drive.

20. What is the correct association between a hardware component and a computer function?
A. Monitor - input
B. Mouse  - input
C. CPU - storage
D. Hard disk - processing

Computer Awareness MCQ - Part 3


1. Dot matrix printer uses__________ for printing
A. Laser Beam
B. Liquid Ink
C. Hammer
D. Slugs

2. Computer program which controls the operations of computer is called________
A. Utility
B. Anti Virus
C. Application Software
D. Operating System

3. System software are of two types, operating systems and_____________
A. Word processors
B. Antivirus
C. Language Translators

4. By default the bottom margin in the word document is_________
A. 1.5 inch
B. 1 cm.
C. 1 inch
D. 1.5 cm.

5. The contents of__________are lost when the computer turns off.

6. The common name for a modulator - demodulator is
A. Repeater
B. Joint
C. Modem

7. Which of the following is the smallest storage?

8. When a computer is switched on, the booting process performs___________
A. Wake up Test
B. Standby Test
C. Operating System Test
D. Power On Self Test

9. Files are organized by storing them in
A. Databases
B. Tables
C. Folders
D. Clusters

10. _______________ is a group of worksheets
A. Document
B. Presentation
C. Workbook
D. Presentation

11. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, approximately ____________ % of American workers used computers on the job as of 2001.
A. 20
B. 40
C. 50
D. 70

12. Retail employees typically use ____________ terminals to process sales transactions.
A. sales processing
B. transaction point
C. automatic teller
D. point of sale

13. The process of ____________ involves automated study of consumer buying patterns in order to support marketing, inventory replenishment, and pricing decisions.
A. transaction processing
B. data mining
C. simulation
D. information processing

14. The engineering discipline that involves construction of molecular-sized computing devices is called:
A. nanotechnology.
B. molecular processing.
C. silicon grafting.
D. nanoscience.

15. The prefix that stands for a billionth is:
A. giga.
B. tera.
C. nano.
D. peta.

16. A small bio-medical device currently on the market that can be implanted underneath the skin for identification purposes is called the:
A. Identitron.
B. Verichip.
C. Digi card.
D. Nano guard.

17. The four main functions of a computer are:
A. input, processing, output, and storage.
B. learning, thinking, intelligence, and virtuosity.
C. data, information, bits, and bytes.
D. hardware, software, modeling, and operations.

18. The primary purpose of a computer is to process _____________ and convert it into information.
A. Electricity
B. Data
C. raw material
D. a bit

19. Bit refers to a:
A. computer language.
B. CPU instruction.
C. 0 or 1 value.
D. digital representation of an alphabetic character.

20. There are ____________ bits in a byte.
A. Two
B. Four
C. Six
D. Eight

Computer Awareness MCQ - Part 2

1. What type of network connection is NOT a way of connecting to the Internet?
B. Dialup
D. T1

2. Which of the following is the correct syntax for a URL?
A. c:\windows
B. index.html
D. All of the Above.

3. A “High Resolution” computer monitor will have:
A. High dpi, e.g. .31 dpi
B. Low dpi, e.g. .26 dpi
C. 256 colors
D. Resolution isn’t measured in dpi or colors

4. Computer Memory is normally measured in:
A. Kilobytes
B. Megabytes
C. Gigabytes
D. Terabytes

5. In Microsoft Excel, which of the following formulas is incorrect?
A. =SUM(A1,B1,B2,C2)
B. =ROUND(SUM(A1:C2),2)
C. =ROUND(A1:C2,2)
D. =SUM(ROUND(A1:B1,B2:C2))

6. A world wide web contains web pages
A. residing in many computers
B. created using HTML
C. with links to other web pages
D. residing in many computers linked together using HTML

7. By an intranet we mean
A. a LAN of an organization
B. a Wide Area Network connecting all branches of an organization
C. a corporate computer network
D. a network connecting all computers of an organization and using the internet protocol

8. Internet uses
A. Packet switching
B. Circuit switching
C. Telephone switching
D. Telex switching

9. Internet is
A. a local computer network
B. a world wide network of computers
C. an interconnected network of computers
D. a world wide interconnected network of computers which use a common protocol to communicate with one another

10. ____________ is a set of computer programs used on a computer to help perform tasks.
A. An instruction
B. Software
C. Memory
D. A processor

11. System software is the set of programs that enables your computer’s hardware devices and ____________ software to work together.
A. Management
B. Processing
C. Utility
D. Application

12. The PC (personal computer) and the Apple Macintosh are examples of two different:
A. platforms.
B. applications.
C. programs.
D. storage devices.

13. Apple Macintoshes (Macs) and PCs use different ____________ to process data and different operating systems.
A. Languages
B. Methods
D. storage devices

14. Servers are computers that provide resources to other computers connected to a:
A. network.
B. mainframe.
C. supercomputer.
D. client.

15. Smaller and less expensive PC based servers are replacing ____________ in many businesses.
A. Supercomputers
B. Clients
C. Laptops
D. Mainframes

16. DSL is an example of a(n) ____________ connection.
A. Network
B. Wireless
C. Bluetooth
D. Broadband

17. The difference between people with access to computers and the Internet and those without this access is known as the:
A. digital divide.
B. Internet divide.
C. Web divide.
D. broadband divide.

18. ____________ is the science revolving around the use of nano structures to build devices on an extremely small scale.
A. Nano technology
B. Micro technology
C. Computer forensics
D. Artificial intelligence

19. Word processing, spreadsheet, and photo editing are examples of:
A. application software.
B. system software.
C. operating system software.
D. platform software.

20. Which of the following is NOT a necessary characteristic of computer fluency?
A. Understanding the capabilities and limitations of computers
B. Being able to write computer programs
C. Becoming comfortable with the use of computers
D. Understanding the legal, ethical, and societal implications of computing


Computer Awareness MCQ - Part 1


1. The Lowest possible value in binary system is 
A. 1
B. 0
C. a
D. #

2. Computer uses the _____ number system to store data and perform calculations. 
A. Binary
B. Octal
C. Decimal
D. Hexadecimal

3. BCD Stands for 
A. Bits Coded Digital
B. Blue Colored Device
C. Binary Coded Decimal
D. Binary Coded Data

4. Data representation in a computer uses the ______________number system 
A. Decimal
B. Octal
C. Binary
D. Number

5. IC chips used in computers are usually made of 
A. Lead
B. silicon
C. Gold
D. Silver

6. One kilobyte is equal to 
A. 1000 Kb
B. 1024 Bytes
C. 1024 Bits
D. 1024 Characters

7. Which of the following is not an example of Operating System? 
A. Windows 98
B. Auto CAD
D. Macintosh

8. Which supercomputer is developed by the Indian Scientists? 

9. While using MSDOS, which command can be used to recreate the disk’s tracks and sectors? 

10. Formula in MS EXCEL Starts with______ 
A. *
B. =
C. #
D. &

11. The operating system is the most common type of ____________ software. 
A. Application
B. Designing
C. Data Interpretation
D. System

12. The basic input/output system (BIOS) is stored in 

13. Servers are computers that provide resources to other computers connected to a ___________ 
A. Host
B. Client
C. Network
D. Mainframe

14. URL stands for ........ 
A. Uniform Resource Location
B. Uniform Resource Locator
C. Uniform Research List
D. United Resource Location

15. When data changes in multiple lists and all lists are not updated, this causes 
A. Data Manipulation
B. Data Design
C. Data Redundancy
D. Data Inconsistency

16. Which of the following are advantages of CD-ROM as a storage media? 
A. CDROM is an inexpensive way to store large amount of data and information
B. CDROM disks retrieve data and information more quickly than magnetic disks do
C. CDROMs make less errors than magnetic media
D. All of these

17. A ……… is the term used when a search engine returns a Web page that matches the search criteria. 
A. blog
B. hit
C. link
D. view

18. The ……… is the term used to describe the window that is currently being used. 
A. Web Window
B. Display area
C. Word Pad Window
D. Active window

19. CPU is an abbreviation for: 
A. central programming unit
B. central processing unit
C. computer processing unit
D. computer protocol unit

20. A microprocessor is the brain of the computer and is also called a(n): 
A. microchip
B. macro chip
C. macro processor
D. calculator

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