Computer Awareness Quiz - Part 50

Computer Awareness Quiz
1. The Central Processing Unit (CPU) consists of ___________.
    (a) Registers and Airthmetic Logic Unit
    (b) Instruction Decoding Circuit
    (c) A control and timing section
    (d) All of the above

2. Future Generation computers will be based on ___________.
    (a) Online processing
    (b) Artificial intelligence
    (c) Time sharing
    (d) All of the above
    (e) None of these

3. The earliest calculating devices are ______________.
     (a) Abacus
     (b) Clock
     (c) Difference Engine
     (d) All of the above
     (e) None of these

4. Punched cards were first introduced by _____________.
    (a) Powers
    (b) Pascal
    (c) Jacquard
    (d) Herman Hollerith
    (e) None of these

5. Supercomputer were primarily designed by
    (a) Seymour Cray
    (b) IBM
    (c) Hewlett-Packard
    (d) C-DAC
    (e) None of these

6. How many vacuum tubes was used in ENIAC ?
    (a) 8,498
    (b) 19,230
    (c) 17,468
    (d) 13,621
    (e) None of these

 7. ASCII Code is a 7 bit code for
    (a) letters, numbers and other symbols
    (b) only for letters
    (c) only for numbers
    (d) for numbers and letters
    (e) None of these

8. How many nbumbers are there in 2 bytes ?
    (a) 1011100101101110
    (b) 0.278
    (c) 0.002
    (d) 2.000
    (e) None of these

9. What is the range of the numbers which can be stored in an eight bit register ?
     (a) -127 to +127
     (b) -128 to +128
     (c) -128 to +127
     (d) -127 to +128
     (e) None of these

 10. What is the maximum count that a 6-bit binary word can represent ?
      (a) 61
      (b) 62
      (c) 63
      (d) 64
      (e) None of these

 11. What is the excess 3 code ?
      (a) Cyclic complimenting code
      (b) Cyclic algebraic code
      (c) Self complimenting code
      (d) Self algebraic code
      (e) None of these

12. Where is the use of cyclic code ?
      (a) Logic gate
      (b) Processing data
      (c) Simultaneous error-correction and Brust error detection
      (d) Networking interface
      (e) None of these

13. The personal-computer industry was started by:
      (a) IBM
      (b) Apple
      (c) Compaq
      (d) HCL
      (e) None of these

 14. From among the following, pick out the item that does not belong to computer:
      (a) Mouse
      (b) OCR
      (c) MICR
      (d) Plotter
      (e) None of these

15. Which is not an item of hardware ?
      (a) An MP3 file
      (b) A keyboard
      (c) A disk drive
      (d) A monitor
      (e) None of these


1. All of the above
2. Artificial intelligence
3. Abacus
4. Herman Hollerith
5. Seymour Cray
6. 17,468
7. letters, numbers and other symbols
8. 1011100101101110
9. -128 to +127
10. 63
11. Self complimenting code
12. Simultaneous error-correction and Brust error detection
13. Apple
14. Plotter
15. An MP3 file


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