Computer Awareness Quiz : Part 48

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1. Each digit in Binary Coded Decimal (BCD) is known as ___________.
    (a) Bit
    (b) Byte
    (c) Nibble
    (d) All of the above

 2. Different components on the motherboard of a PC processor unit are linked together by sets of parallel electrical conducting lines. What are these lines called ?
     (a) Conductors
     (b) Buses
     (c) Connectors
     (d) All of the above
     (e) None of these

3. In analog computer:
    (a) input is first converted to digital form
    (b) input is never converted to digital form
    (c) output is displayed in digital form
    (d) All of the above
    (e) None of these

4. The ____________ settings are automatic and standard.
    (a) icon
    (b) default
    (c) CPU
    (d) peripheral
    (e) None of these

5. Programs or a set of electronic instructions that tell a computer what to do ___________.
    (a) Menu
    (b) Monitor
    (c) Hardware
    (d) Software
    (e) None of these

6. The part if a computer that coordinates all its functions is called its ____________.
     (a) ROM program
     (b) system board
     (c) arithmetic logic unit
     (d) control unit
     (e) None of these

7. The "desktop" of a computer refers to ___________.
     (a) the visible screen
     (b) the area around the monitor
     (c) the top of the mouse pad
     (d) the inside of a folder
     (e) None of these

8. To access a mainframe or supercomputer, users often use a ___________.
    (a) terminal
    (b) node
    (c) desktop
    (d) handheld
    (e) None of these

9. The hardware device commonly referred to as the "brain" of the computer is the ____________.
     (a) RAM chip
     (b) data input
     (c) CPU
     (d) secondary storage
     (e) None of these

 10. A desktop computer is also known as a ____________.
      (a) Palm Pilot
      (b) PC
      (c) laptop
      (d) mainframe
      (e) None of these

 11. A memory in CPU that holds program instructions, input data, intermediate results and the output information produced during processing is
       (a) Secondary memory
       (b) Primary memory
       (c) Tertiary memory
       (d) Auxiliary memory
       (e) None of these

12. Developing sets of instructions for the computer to follow and to do the task the same way as many times as needed is called _____________.
      (a) listing
      (b) sequencing
      (c) programming
      (d) directing
      (e) None of these

13. Where is the disk put in a computer
      (a) In the hard drive
      (b) In the disk drive
      (c) Into the CPU
      (d) In the modem
      (e) None of these

14. A computer's hard disk is ___________.
      (a) an arithmetic and logical unit
      (b) computer system
      (c) operating system
      (d) computer hardware
      (e) None of these

15. Every component of your computer is either
      (a) software of CPU/RAM
      (b) hardware or software
      (c) application software or system software
      (d) input devices or output devices
      (e) None of these


1. Nibble
2. Buses
3. input is never converted to digital form
4. default
5. Software
6. control unit
7. the visible screen
8. terminal
9. CPU
10. PC
11. Primary memory
12. programming
13. Into the CPU
14. computer hardware
15. hardware or software


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