Introduction to Computing

1. QUESTION: The digital computer was developed primarily in
A. USSR
B. Japan
C. USA
D. UK
CORRECT ANSWER IS: USA

2. QUESTION: The memory which is programmed at the time it is manufactured
A. POM
B. RAM
C. PROM
D. EPROM
CORRECT ANSWER IS: POM

3. QUESTION: The first firm to mass-market a microcomputer as a personal computer was
A. IBM
B. super UNIVAC
C. Radio Shaks
D. Data General Corporation
CORRECT ANSWER IS: Radio Shaks


4. QUESTION: ASCII stands for
A. American Stable Code for International Interchange
B. American Standard Case for Institutional Interchange
C. American Standard Code for Information Interchange
D. American Standard Code for Interchange Information
CORRECT ANSWER IS: American Standard Code for Information Interchange


5. QUESTION: When did arch rivals IBM and Apple Computers In C. decide to join hands?A. 1978
B. 1984
C. 1990
D. 1991
CORRECT ANSWER IS: 1991

6. QUESTION: The subject of cybernetics deals with the science of
A. genetics
B. control and communications
C. molecular biology
D. biochemistry
CORRECT ANSWER IS: control and communications

7. QUESTION: Which of the following memory medium is not used as main memory system?
A. magnetic core
B. semiconductor
C. magnetic tape
D. both a and b
CORRECT ANSWER IS: magnetic tape

8. QUESTION: A digital computer did not score over, an analog computer in terms of
A. speed
B. accuracy
C. reliability
D. cost
CORRECT ANSWER IS: accuracy

9. QUESTION: Who is credited with the idea of using punch cards to control patterns of a weaving machine?
A. Pascal
B. Hollerith
C. Jacquard
D. Babbage
CORRECT ANSWER IS: Jacquard

10. QUESTION: Human beings are referred to as Homosapinens, which device is called Silicon Sapiens?
A. monitor
B. hardware
C. robot
D. computer
CORRECT ANSWER IS: computer

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