Introduction to Computers MCQs

The most common form in which a modem computer is found today is called:
a. Supercomputer b. Mainframe Computer c. Personal Computer d. Notebook

Computers are:
a. Accurate. b. Consistent. c. Reliable. d. All of these

A computer’s main function is to:
a. Convert information into storage. b. Convert data into information c. Display data.
d. Create data from information.

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Another term for processed data is:
a. Processor b. Output device. c. Storage. d. Information.

Charles Babbage conceived the first computer. It was referred to as Engine.
a. Encoding b. Pattern c. Analog d. Analytical

Jacquard’s contribution to the development of the programming concept was:
a. Abacus b. Programmable loom c. Analytical Engine d. Difference Engine

Howard Aiken developed:
a. ABC b. ENIAC c. UNIVACI d. Mark

During World War II, Mauchly and Eckert constructed the:
a. ABC b. ENIAC c. UNIVACI d. Mark

First-generation computers were characterized by the:
a. Microprocessor b. Transistor c. Integrated circuit d. Vacuum tube

Second-generation computers were characterized by the use of :
a. Integrated circuits b. Transistors c. Vacuum tubes . d. Microprocessors

The first general-purpose commercial computer was called:
a. ABC Computer b. ENIAC c. Mark I d. UNIVACI

Third-generation computers were characterized by the:
a. Microprocessor b. Transistor c. Integrated circuit d. Vacuum tube

Integrated circuits are housed on:
a. Vacuum tubes b. Transistors c. Silicon chips d. Glass tubes

Fourth-generation computers are characterized by the:
a. Microprocessor b. Transistor c. Integrated circuits d. Vacuum tube

Expensive, room-sized machines used for large computing jobs are known as:
a. Mainframe computers b. Personal Computer c. Maxi computers d. High-performance computers

Computers that are smaller and less expensive than mainframes but larger and more
powerful than personal computers are called:
a. Servers b. Workstations c. Minicomputers d. Laptops

Another name for a supercomputer is a:
a. High-performance computer b. Maxi computer c. Mainframe computer d. None

A general-purpose, single-user computer is referred to as (n)
a. Super Computer b. Mainframe Computer c. Personal computer. d. None

What type of program first attracted non-technical people to the Intemet?
a. Games b. Email c. Financial d . Educational

What is another name for a Notebook PC?
a. Laptop b. Super Computer c. Mainframe Computer d. Workstation

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

The prefix kilo refers to approximately:
a. 1 thousand b.1 million c. 1 hundred d. 1 billion

Which computers provide resources to other computers in a network?
a. Server. b. Mainframe. c Platform. d. Resource provider.

Which of the following items can fit in a briefcase?
a. Workstation b. Microcomputer c. Mainframe d. Notebook

The computer that makes data available to other computer is called a(n):
a. Client. b. Server. c. Minicomputer, d. PDA

Which of the following is NOT a peripheral device?
a. Monitor b. Printer c. Motherboard d. Scanner

Input, processing, output, and storage are collectively referred to as:
a. Information processing cycle. b. Software life cycle. c. Hardware life cycle. d. Information technology.

Computers which are smaller and less expensive than mainframes but langer and more
powerful than personal computers are called:
a. Servers b. Workstations c. Minicomputers d. Terminals

A high-end desktop computer with massive low-cost computing power is called:
a. Server b. Workstation c. Personal computer d. Terminal

Which one of the following would NOT be considered a portable computer?
a. Notebook computer b. Palmtop computer c. Desktop computer d. Laptop computer

Handheld computers are called personal digital assistants (PDA) or computers.
a. Palmtop b. Special-purpose C. Notebook d. Embedded

Which of the following is not necessary in order to attain computer literacy?
a. Awareness of the importance of computers b. Knowledge of the basics of how computers work. c. Ability to interact with a computer d. Expertise in computer programming

A computer’s main function is to:
a. Convert information into storage. b. Convert data into information. c. Display data.
d. Create data from information.

Which is a correct association between hardware device and component type?
a. Mouse-processing b. Keyboard-input c. Hard disk-output d. CPU-storage

Which is a correct association between hardware device and action?
a. Scanner – processing b. Keyboard – connectivity c. CD-ROM-output d. CPU – data manipulation

Which is a correct association between hardware device and component type?
a. Memory – processing b. Magnetic tape – input. c. Monitor – output. d. Stylus – storage

All of the following are considered to be personal computers (PCs) except:
a. Minicomputer b. Notebook C Network computer d. Microcomputer

Which of the following progressions of computers go from smallest to largest?
a. PDA → network computer → minicomputer
b. Supercomputer → minicomputer → mainframe
c. Workstation → mainframe → PDA
d. PC → workstation → notebook

Which term is used to describe palmtop PCs, personal digital assistants (PDAs), connected organizers, personal communicators, mobile business centers, and Web phones?
a. Handheld computer b. Microcomputer c. Minicomputers d. Thin clients

What type of system might include appointment scheduling and calendar, fax, to-do lists,
and “post-it” notes?
a. Personal information management (PIM) b. Personal digital assistant (PDA) c. Pen-based d. Electronic-book (e-book)

What does the prefix pico mean?
a. Hundredth b. Millionth c. Billionth d. Trillionth

What does the prefix nano mean?
a. Thousandth b. Millionth c. Billionth d. Trillionth

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