Computer Basics

MCQs about Computer Basics covering the topics related to software, hardware, input devices, output devices, CPU, RAM, ROM, and secondary storage, etc.

MCQs about Computer covering the general topics fo the preparation of computer-related degrees such as ICS, BS Computer Science, and different Computer-related certificates.

1. When CPU executes an instruction, which of the following happens first?


2. Computer operations are synchronized by


3. The electrical paths that carry data from one computer device to another are called


4. Another name of secondary storage is


5. Leaser beam technology is used in


6. Which of the following device does not use magnetic media for storing data?


7. Which of the following is not another name of computer memory?


8. An inkjet printer is an example of


9. Data and programs not being used by the computer are stored in


10. A computer bus consists of


11. Which of the following is not a type of memory?


12. Which of the following is a common input device?


13. A set of instructions that run the computer are


14. Which of the following is not an output device?


15. A set of instructions given to the computer to solve a problem is called


16. The unit that executes program instructions is called


17. The unit that coordinates different devices of the computer system is called


18. The primary storage unit is also called


19. Cursor on the screen can be moved by


20. CPU is an example of


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The greatest scientists of their era, Abu Jaffar Muhammad Ibn Musa Al-Khawarizmi (780-850), Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954), and John Von Neuman (1903-1957) took part in the invention of computers. A mathematician and a scientist (of France) Blaise Pascal developed the first mechanical computing machine called “Paccaline” in 1642. Leibnitz’s invented the machine and named it the “Multiplier Wheel” to perform basic arithmetic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The “MUltiplier Wheel” machine was further modified in 1971.

In 1833 Charles Babbage invented the “Analytical Engine” which was the first programmable computer. The basic units of Analytical Engine were (I) A storage, (ii) A mill and, (iii) A control unit. Mauchly and J.P. Ekert at Moor School of Engineering in the USA gave name to the computer as “Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator (ENIAC)”.

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