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. Which of the following is a common input device?

 
 
 
 

2. A set of instructions that run the computer are

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

4. Computer operations are synchronized by

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

6. The primary storage unit is also called

 
 
 
 

7. Cursor on the screen can be moved by

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

9. CPU is an example of

 
 
 
 

10. Another name of secondary storage is

 
 
 
 

11. An inkjet printer is an example of

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

14. The unit that executes program instructions is called

 
 
 
 

15. A computer bus consists of

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

19. Leaser beam technology is used in

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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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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