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Computer and Scientific Quiz

1. In super computer, a machine must be capable of performing at least ?
  • (A) 40 million arithmetic operations per second
  • (B) 20 million arithmetic operations per second
  • (C) 80 million arithmetic operations per second
  • (D) 10 million arithmetic operations per second

2. PL/I was developed in the late 1960’s by IBM as an intended successor to ?
  • (A) PASCAL
  • (B) FORTRAN & COBOL
  • (C) BASIC
  • (D) None of the above

3. Which computer language is preferred for data
  • (A) BASIC
  • (B) PASCAL
  • (C) APL
  • (D) None of these

4. A user can interact with the compiler through ?
  • (A) Interpreter
  • (B) Translator
  • (C) Memory
  • (D)None of these

5. Which of the following is high level ?
  • (A) Machine language
  • (B) Assembly language
  • (C) BASIC
  • (D) None of these

6. The difference between an interpreter and a compiler is that the compiler creates?
  • (A) Pascal program
  • (B) Object program
  • (C) Assembly program
  • (D) None of the above

7. Which of the following is an electronic computer ?
  • (A) Differential analyzer
  • (B) Abacus
  • (C) UNIVAC
  • (D) Antibythera mechanism

8. The classified name for ENIAC project was–
  • (A) MAMMOTH
  • (B) PX
  • (C) NUMBER CRUNCHER
  • (D) EN

9. The first computer to be built in a commercial contract was
  • (A) UNIVAC
  • (B) IBM 701
  • (C) ENIAC
  • (D) EDVAC

10. The fourth generation computer-
  • (A) Mark 1
  • (B) ENIAC
  • (C) IBM PC
  • (D) EDSAC

11. Which of the following is not an electronic computer?
  • (A) IBM 1620
  • (B) ENIAC
  • (C) IBM PC
  • (D) PC DOS

12. An hexadigit can be represented by–
  • (A) Eight binary (consecutive) bits
  • (B) Sixteen binary (consecutive) bits
  • (C) Four binary (consecutive) bits
  • (D) Three binary (consecutive) bits

13. The pentium processor contains–
  • (A) A hundred thousands of transistors
  • (B) Several millions of transistors
  • (C) Tens of thousand of transistors
  • (D) Thousands of transistors

14. The first UNIX operating system, as it was in the development stage was written in-
  • (A) Assembly language
  • (B) ‘C’ language
  • (C) Machine language
  • (D) None of the above

15. The UNIX operating system (available commercially), has been written in-
  • (A) ‘C’ language
  • (B) PASCAL
  • (C) Machine language
  • (D) Assembly language

16. Choose the Correct statement-
  • (A) Unix and MS-DOS are ? comparable from the file security view point
  • (B) MS-DOS has better file security system compared to UNIX
  • (C) UNIX has better security for files relative to MS-DOS
  • (D) one of the these is correct

17. UNIX is ?
  • (A) Only a multiprogramming system
  • (B) Neither a time sharing nor a multipro-gramming system
  • (C) Only a time sharing system
  • (D) Both a time sharing and multipro-gramming system

18. A command in UNIX can have
  • (A) No arguments
  • (B) Only one argument
  • (C) One or more arguments
  • (D) None of these

19. A statement of the type  is 10 LET AS = ‘STRING’ allowed in ?
  • (A) FORTRAN
  • (B) COBOL
  • (C) C language
  • (D) BASIC language

20. Integrated circuits were first used in-
  • (A) First generation system
  • (B) Second generation system
  • (C) Third generation system
  • (D) Fourth generation system

21. Microcomputer application software is usually written in-
  • (A) Multiprogramming environment
  • (B) Time sharing environment
  • (C) User friendly environment
  • (D) Network environment

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