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Basic Computer Questions and Answers for NTS, PPSC, CSS, FPSC, OTS, PTS and PMS

This post contains Basic Computer Questions and Answers for NTS, PPSC, CSS, FPSC, OTS, PTS and PMS. These are Multiple Choice Questions on computer science for practice and getting familiar with the test system. MCQs are taken from Caravan General Knowledge Book. More MCQs of Computer Science are available here.

Computer Science Multiple Choice Questions and Answer

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21. A single worksheet contains ___________.

(a) 65536 columns
(b) 256 columns
(c) 2365 rows
(d) None

(b) 256 columns

22. PC (personal computer) was originally a trade name of __________.

(a) IBM
(b) Apple Computers
(c) Hewlett-Packard
(d) Remington Rand

(a) IBM

23. GW-BASIC is one of the earlier version of BASIC. What does GW stand for?

(a) Gates William
(b) Great Work
(c) Good Wordprocessor
(d) Gee Whiz

(d) Gee Whiz

24. In 1971, he put together all the elements of a computer processor on a single chip slightly larger than one square inch. The result of his efforts was the Intel 4004. the world’s first commercially available microprocessor. Who was he?

(a) Steve Wozniak
(b) Steve Jobs
(c) Bob Metcalf
(d) Dr Ted Hoff

(d) Dr Ted Hoff

25. The power of a supercomputer is measured in terms of:

(a) MIPS (Million Instructions per Second)
(b) BIPS (Billion Instructions per Second)
(c) TIPS (Trillion Instructions per Second)
(d) FLOPS (Floating Point Operations per Second)

(d) FLOPS (Floating Point Operations per Second)

26. Which was the first truly electronic computer?

(a) ENIAC
(b) UNIVAC
(c) IBM
(d) EDSAC

(a) ENIAC

27. In Internet etiquette. typing in all capital letters is considered rude. Why?

(a) It is stressful on the eyes
(b) It looks ugly
(c) it consumes more memory
(d) It is like shouting

(d) It is like shouting

28. A computer virus is actually

(a) A small malicious program is written in machine language
(b) The microorganism which develops on a floppy diskette if left unused for a long time
(c) Microorganisms which develop on the hard disk
(d) A human virus which makes human beings computer addicts

(a) A small malicious program is written in machine language

29. Who created World Wide Web (WWW)?

(a) Ward Christensen
(b) Marcian Hoff
(c) Tim Berner
(d) Robert Noyce

(c) Tim Berner

30. The first sentence uttered by Neil Armstrong upon reaching the moon in 1969 was, “One small step for man, a giant step for the mankind.” These words came through on which make of transponder?

(a) Motorola
(b) Nokia
(c) General Dynamics
(d) NASA

(a) Motorola

31. What is the name of the computer virus which originated from Lahore, Pakistan in January 1986 and which can infect only 5.25-inch floppies?

(a) Den Zuk Virus
(b) Brain virus
(c) Zero bug virus
(d) Pielvirus

(b) Brain virus

32. A hard disk becomes totally inaccessible when a computer virus corrupts its:

(a) Partition table
(b) File Allocation Table (FAT)
(c) Route directory
(d) Boot sector

(a) Partition table

33. What is the name of the professor who coined the name virus for self-replicating programs?

(a) John von Neumann
(b) Ken Thompson
(c) John Mcafee
(d) Fred Cohen

(d) Fred Cohen

34. Microprocessors were introduced the first time in ______.

(a) 2nd generation computers
(b) 3rd generation computers
(c) 5th generation computers
(d) 4th generation computers

(d) 4th generation computers

35. Our personal computer belongs to _______.

(a) 2nd generation computers
(b) 3rd generation computers
(c) 4th generation computers
(d) None of these

(c) 4th generation of computers

36. Optical device was used in which of the following computers for the first time.

(a) 3rd generation computers
(b) 1st generation computers
(c) Microcomputer generation
(d) No computer generation as yet

(c) Microcomputer generation

37. The idea of computers with thinking power was initiated in

(a) 5th generation computers
(b) 4th generation computers
(c) No computer generation supports that idea
(d) 3rd generation computers

(a) 5th generation computers

38. Hybrid computer is________.

(a) An analog computer
(b) A digital computer
(c) Pascal calculator
(d) Combination of analog and digital computer

(d) Combination of analog and digital computer

39. The interface between user and computer is________.

(a) Programming
(b) Hardware
(c) Memory
(d) Microprocessor

(a) Programming

40. BASIC stands for_______.

(a) Basic Assembly Symbols for Instruction Code
(b) Beginner’s Assembler Symbols for interpreter Code
(c) Basic Assembler System for Instruction Compilation
(d) Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code

(d) Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code

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