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Computer and Scientific Quiz for UGC | NET | JRF | SET Exams

1. The bare machine or electronic circuitary of a computer system is known as-
  • (A) Software
  • (B) Hardware
  • (C) Firmware
  • (D) None of these

2. Computer software consists of-
  • (A) System program
  • (B) Application program
  • (C) operating system program
  • (D) All of these

3 of a sorter in a computer system The function  is to-
  • (A) Read one column at a time
  • (B) Compare data on different cards
  • (C) Read one row at a time
  • (D) All of these

4. A chain printer prints–
  • (A) By chemical or photographic means
  • (B) By impact of wheels of type against an inked ribbon and paper
  • (C) By impact of a chain of type against an inked ribbon and paper
  • (D) None of these

5. An impact printer is-
  • (A) Faster than a non-impact printer
  • (B) Slower than a non-impact printer
  • (C) Capable of making carbon copies
  • (D) Both (B) and (C) above

6. Most of the memory systems have-
  • (A) Electro-pneumatic properties
  • (B) Electrostatic properties
  • (C) Magnetic properties
  • (D) All of these

7. Auxiliary storage devices
  • (A) Consist of additional core storage units
  • (B) Are no longer commonly used because of wide spread availability of semiconductor core storage
  • (C) Uses semiconductor storage units
  • (D) Have capacities of one hundred to thousand times the capacities of internal storage techniques

8. Transfer of information from main storage is typically n times faster than the transfer from auxiliary storage, where n is about-
  • (A) 5
  • (B) 10
  • (C) 100
  • (D) 200

9. Commonly used auxiliary storage devices
  • (A) Magnetic tape, magnetic drum and magnetic disk
  • (B) Magnetic core magnetic tape and magnetic drum
  • (C) Magnetic disk, semiconductor memory and magnetic drum
  • (D) Magnetic tape, monolithic storage and magnetic disk

10. Major drawback of magnetic tape is-
  • (A) That tape is very expensive
  • (B) The data recorded on the tape can easily get erased
  • (c) The purpose of data recording is very difficult
  • (D) Records must be stored and processed sequentially

11. Magnetic tape-
  • (A) is easier to handle than punched cards
  • (B) Stores data in more compact form
  • (c) Costs less than punched card for same amount of storage capacity
  • (D) All of these

12. Compiler and interpreters are examples of-
  • (A) system software
  • (B) Application software
  • (C) Both system and application software
  • (D) None of these

13. A software program which translates and executes an instruction simultaneously is known as
  • (A) A compiler
  • (B) operating system
  • (C) interpreter
  • (D) Assembler

14. Which of the following word signifies using two or more CPU’s?
  • (A) Time sharing
  • (B) Batch processing
  • (C) Multiprogramming
  • (D) Multiprocessing

15. Daisy wheel printer is type of
  • (A) Matrix printer
  • (B) Impact printer
  • (C) Laser printer
  • (D) Manual printer

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16. The operating sytem manages
  • (A) Memory
  • (B) Processor
  • (c) Disk and vo devices
  • (D) All of these

17. The process of transferring data intended for a peripheral device into a disk (or intermediate store) so that it can be transferred to peripheral at a more appropriate time or in bulk is known as-
  • (A) Multiprogramming
  • (B) Spooling
  • (C) Caching
  • (D) Virtual programming

18. Which of the following operating systems uses write through catches
  • (A) DOS
  • (B) UNDX
  • (C) XENIX
  • (D) ULTRIX

19. A system program which sets up an executable program in main memory ready for execution is
  • (A) Assembler
  • (B) Linker
  • (D)Text editor
  • (C) Loader

20. A compiler for a high level language that runs on one machine and produces code for a different machine is called
  • (A) optimizing compiler
  • (B) One pass compiler
  • (C) Cross compiler
  • (D) Multipass compiler

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