Computer Quiz

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Q1. Which action can a user perform using an output device?
(a) input data
(b) store data
(c) scan data
(d) view or print data
(e) None of these


Ans. (d)
Sol. Output devices can be used to view/ print data. Output devices provides processed output by the system to the user. 


Q2. Which among the following statement is closely related to secondary storage?
(a) It is non-volatile and its content remains after power is switched off
(b) It does not use magnetic media
(c) It consists of four main types of devices
(d) It does not store information for later retrieval
(e) It's main purpose is to make interconnections of networks

Ans. (a)
Sol. Secondary storage is non-volatile.

Q3. Which one of the following statements is not true for data Buffer?
(a) A data buffer is a region of a physical memory storage used to temporarily store data
(b) A buffer often adjusts timing by implementing a queue (or FIFO) algorithm in memory
(c) A majority of buffers are implemented in software, which typically use the ROM to store temporary data
(d) Buffers are often used in conjunction with I/O to hardware, such as disk drives, sending or receiving data to or from a network
(e) None of the above

Ans. (c)
Sol. Majority of buffers use the faster RAM to store temporary data not the ROM, due to the much faster access time compared with hard disk drives. 

Q4. Which among the following is software application commonly used to prepare a presentation/slide show?
(a) Adobe
(b) Power Point
(c) Outlook Express
(d) Internet Explorer
(e) Windows Explorer

Ans. (b)
Sol. PowerPoint is used to make presentations/slide shows.

Q5. A CD player can access data/information using which method?
(a) Sequential access
(b) Random access
(c) Multivariate access
(d) All of these
(e) None of these

Ans. (d)
Sol. All are memory access mechanism which a CD Player can use.

Q6. Each box in a spreadsheet is called a ________.
(a) Cell
(b) Block
(c) Field
(d) Table
(e) Empty space

Ans. (a)
Sol. Each box in a spreadsheet is called a cell.

Q7. ________key is the example of Toggle key
(a) Alt
(b) Shift
(c) Control
(d) Escape
(e) Caps Lock

Ans. (e)
Sol. A Toggle key is a key that is operated the same way but with opposite effect on successive occasions.

Q8. Which among the following is one of the category of the programs of system software?
(a) Utility Programs
(b) Operating System
(c) Language Translator
(d) All of the above
(e) None of these

Ans. (d)
Sol. All are types of system software.

Q9. Why is it unethical to share copyrighted files with your friends?
(a) It is not unethical, because it is legal.
(b) It is unethical because the files are being given for free.
(c) Sharing copyrighted files without permission breaks copyright laws.
(d) It is not unethical because the files are being given for free.
(e) It is not unethical - anyone can access a computer

Ans. (c)
Sol. It is illegal to break copyright laws. Copyright infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission, infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, distribute, display or perform the protected work, or to make derivative works. Copyright infringement disputes are usually resolved through direct negotiation, a notice and take down process, or litigation in civil court. 

Q10. Some viruses have delayed payload, which is sometimes called a ____.
(a) time
(b) anti-virus
(c) bomb
(d) action
(e) call

Ans. (c)
Sol. Some viruses have a delayed payload, which is sometimes called a bomb. For example, a virus might display a message on a specific day or wait until it has infected a certain number of hosts. A time bomb occurs during a particular date or time, and a logic bomb occurs when the user of a computer takes an action that triggers the bomb. 

Q11. Which computer was the first to use the magnetic drum for memory?
(a) IBM - 650
(b) IBM - 7090
(c) IBM - 701
(d) IBM - 360
(e) None of these

Ans. (a)
Sol. IBM - 650 was the first to use the magnetic drum for memory.

Q12. Network Firewalls are used to protect against _________.
(a) Unauthorised Attacks
(b) Virus Attacks
(c) Data Driven Attacks
(d) Fire Attacks
(e) None of these

Ans. (a)
Sol. Firewall protects against Unauthorised Attacks. Network firewalls may be hardware devices, software programs, or a combination of the two. Network firewalls guard an internal computer network against malicious access from the outside. Network firewalls may also be configured to restrict access to the outside from internal users.

Q13. Which is the best definition among the given options of a software package?
(a) A peripheral for computer system
(b) A set of computer programs used for a certain function
(c) A protection you can buy for a computer
(d) The box, manual and license agreement that accompany commercial software
(e) None of these

Ans. (b)
Sol. Software package can be said as a set of computer programs used for a certain function.

Q14. The process that deals with the technical and management issues of software development is ______.
(a) Delivery process
(b) Control process
(c) Software process
(d) Testing process
(e) Monitoring process

Ans. (c)
Sol. Software process deals with the technical and management issues of software development.

Q15. Which among the following property is of a disk’s content that is recorded at the time of manufacture and that cannot be changed or erased by the user?
(a) memory-only
(b) write-only
(c) once-only
(d) run-only
(e) read-only

Ans. (e)
Sol. Read-Only data cannot be erased or modified.

Awareness Quiz

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Q1. In which year of First World War Germany declared war on Russia and France?
(a) 1913
(b) 1914
(c) 1915
(d) 1916
(e) 1917
On August 1, 1914, four days after Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, two more great European powers—Russia and Germany—declare war on each other; the same day, France orders a general mobilization. The so-called “Great War” 

Q2. India's first Technicolor film ____ in the early 1950s was produced by ____
(a) 'Jhansi Ki Rani', Sohrab Modi
(b) 'Jhansi Ki Rani', Sir Syed Ahmed
(c) 'Mirza Ghalib', Sohrab Modi
(d) 'Mirza Ghalib', Munshi Premchand
(e) None of the above
Sohrab Modi produced the India’s first Technicolor film ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’ in 1950.

Q3. How many Lok Sabha seats belongs to Rajasthan?
(a) 32
(b) 35
(c) 24
(d) 30
(e) 25
Elections in Rajasthan are held since 1952 to elect members of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly and of Lok Sabha. There are 200 assembly constituencies and 25 Lok sabha constituencies. The maximum strength of the House envisaged by the Constitution of India is 552, which is made up by election of up to 530 members to represent the states; up to 20 members to represent the Union Territories and not more than two members of the Anglo-Indian Community to be nominated by the President of India.

Q4. India's first atomic reactor was?
(a) Zerlina
(b) Apsara
(c) Dhruva
(d) Kamini
(e) None of the above
Apsara is the oldest of India's research reactors. The reactor was designed by the Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) and built with assistance from the United Kingdom (which also provided the initial fuel supply consisting of 80 percent enriched uranium). Apsara first went critical on 4 August 1956.

Q5. India's first ocean wave's energy project was launched in..?
(a) 1993
(b) 1990
(c) 1991
(d) 1992
(e) None of the above
Vizhinjam harbour is the site of a unique demonstration plant that converts energy from waves to electricity using Oscillating Water Columns (OWCs). The electricity generated is then fed into the local grid.[1] A caisson was constructed on the site in December 1990 and two generations of power modules have so far been tested. The plant was first commissioned in October 1991.

Q6. India's tallest stone statue of the Jain sage Gomateswara is at?
(a) Mysore, Karnakata
(b) New Delhi
(c) Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
(d) Sravanabelagola, Karnataka
(e) None of the above
The image shows the 17.9 m statue of the Jain prophet Gomatheswara. Carved between 978-993 AD, it is thought to be the largest monolithic statue in the world.

Q7. How much districts are there in Punjab??
(a) 22
(b) 28
(c) 19
(d) 25
(e) 30
The state of Punjab, with a total population of 2.77 crore, is divided into 22 districts. Population of all the 22 districts of Punjab is given here. Amongst the total 22 districts of Punjab, Ludhiana is the most populous district whereas Barnala is the least populous district.

Q8. India participated in Olympics Hockey in?
(a) 1918
(b) 1928
(c) 1938
(d) 1948
(e) 1954
The Indian Hockey Team is the national men's hockey team of India. It was the first non-European team to be a part of the International Hockey Federation. In 1928, the team won its first Olympic gold medal

Q9. How many times has Brazil won the World Cup Football Championship?
(a) Four times
(b) Six times
(c) Five times
(d) Twice
(e) Once
Brazil have won five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. The other World Cup winners are Germany and Italy, with four titles each; Argentina and inaugural winner Uruguay, with two titles each; and England, France and Spain, with one title each.

Q10. In August, 1996 at Kolar(near Bangalore), India made successful test flights of Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) named..?
(a) Nishant
(b) Vijayanta
(c) Lakshya
(d) Arjun
(e) None of the above
The DRDO Nishant was an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) developed by India's ADE (Aeronautical Development Establishment), a branch of DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) for the Indian Armed Forces.

Q11. India's first nuclear blast at Pokhran in Rajasthan took place in..?
(a) 1984
(b) 1964
(c) 1954
(d) 1981
(e) 1974
Smiling Buddha (MEA designation: Pokhran-I) was the assigned code name of India's first successful nuclear bomb test on 18 May 1974. The bomb was detonated on the army base, Pokhran Test Range (PTR), in Rajasthan by the Indian Army under the supervision of several key army officials

Q12. India's first indigenous helicopter was successfully flown in Bangalore on?
(a) August 30, 1990
(b) August 30, 1982
(c) August 30, 1994
(d) August 30, 1992
(e) None of the above
Indigenous Helicopter India's first indigenous helicopter was successfully flown in Bangalore on 30 August 1992.
Q13. In which of the followings places was the last Winter Olympics Games held?
(a) Albertville
(b) Lillehammer
(c) Sochi, Russia
(d) Salt Lake City (USA)
(e) None of the above
The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially called the XXII Olympic Winter Games (French: Les XXIIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver) and commonly known as Sochi 2014, were a major international multi-sport event held from 7 to 23 February 2014 in Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia,
Q14. Hundred year war was fought between..?
(a) Greek and Persian forces
(b) Civil war in England
(c) India and England
(d) France and England
(e) None of the above
The Hundred Years' War was a war between England and France. England and France fought over who would be the king of France. The war lasted from 1337 to 1453.
Q15. India's Integrated Missiles Development Programme was started in ____ under the chairmanship of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
(a) 1981-82
(b) 1982-83
(c) 1980-81
(d) 1979-80
(e) None of the above
The Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) was an Indian Ministry of Defence programme for the research and development of the comprehensive range of missiles. The project started in 1982–83 with popular political support from the successive governments and bestowed under the leadership of Abdul Kalam

Current Affairs Quiz

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 Q1. The Government is all set to announce how much rupees package for displaced people from Pakistan occupied Kashmir, PoK, living in the country?
(a) Rs 5000 crore
(b) Rs 15000 crore
(c) Rs 10000 crore
(d) Rs 2000 crore
(e) Rs 12000 crore
The Government is all set to announce a 2000 crore rupees package for displaced people from Pakistan occupied Kashmir, PoK, living in the country. This comes in the midst of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's overtures to people of PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan.

Q2. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully test launched the Supersonic Combustion Ramjet engine, called.................?
(a) Scramjet
(b) Mahaveer
(c) Dhanush
(d) Srishthi
(e) Ashoka
The Indian Space Research Organization ISRO has successfully test launched the Supersonic Combustion Ramjet engine, called Scramjet. The national space agency says its first ever experimental mission using the engine on-board the sounding rocket ATV02 has met all the specified goals. Scientists claim, it is a major step towards realising an Air Breathing Propulsion System, that uses oxygen from the atmosphere for burning the fuel in rockets. 

Q3. Which of the following states has been launched the 108 mobile app for immediate and easy facility of the National Ambulance Service recently?
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Arunachal Pradesh
(e) Himachal Pradesh
In Himachal Pradesh, the 108 mobile app for immediate and easy facility of the National Ambulance Service has been launched by the Health and Family Welfare Minister Kaul Singh Thakur. On this occasion, he also flagged off five new ambulances under 108- National Ambulance Service from the historic Ridge Maidan.

Q4. The World Bank has announced a funding of _______________ to dredge the Brahmaputra as an initiative to develop waterways to Bangladesh and to other South East Asian countries which is give fillip to trade and industry in the Area.
(a) Rs 4600 crore
(b) Rs 1920 crore
(c) Rs 980 crore
(d) Rs 2500 crore
(e) Rs 6000 crore
The World Bank has announced a funding of Rs 980 crore to dredge the Brahmaputra as an initiative to develop waterways to Bangladesh and to other South East Asian countries which is give fillip to trade and industry in the Area.

Q5. Union Finance Ministry Arun Jaitley has set up a committee to consider incentives such as cash back schemes and tax rebates for promoting card and digital payments in a step towards discouraging cash transactions. The 11-member committee, headed by former Finance Secretary .......................?
(a) Arvind Mayaram
(b) Ratan P Watal
(c) Nripendra Misra
(d) Ashok Lavasa
(e) Ranjit Kumar
Union Finance Ministry Arun Jaitley has set up a committee to consider incentives such as cash back schemes and tax rebates for promoting card and digital payments in a step towards discouraging cash transactions. With an aim to discourage cash transactions, the Finance Ministry has set up this high-level committee to suggest steps to promote card payments through incentives like tax rebates and cash back schemes.

Q6. Which of the following cities will be host the 2017 Bharatiya Pravasi Divas? 
(a) Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
(b) Mumbai, Maharashtra
(c) Patna, Bihar
(d) Ahmedabad, Gujarat
(e) Bengaluru, Karnataka
The IT-BT capital of the country, Bengaluru, will host the 2017 Bharatiya Pravasi Divas. Scheduled to take place on February 7, 8 and 9 of 2017, the Ministry of External Affairs held a meeting with Tourism Minister R V Deshpande for a preliminary round of talks.

Q7. Name the Sri Lankan's cricketer, who has to announce retirement after Australia series?
(a) Dinesh Chandimal
(b) Angelo Mathews
(c) Rangana Herath
(d) Tillakaratne Dilshan
(e) Lasith Malinga
Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan will quit international cricket after the ongoing limited overs series against Australia.  A wily off-spinner and one of the most agile Sri Lankan fielders even at the age of 39, Dilshan scored 22 and 10 in the first two one-dayers of the ongoing five-match series against world champions Australia.

Q8.  India has been ranked ___________ on the World Risk Index, topped by the Island state of Vanuatu. 
(a) 99th
(b) 88th
(c) 77th
(d) 66th
(e) 55th
The World Risk Report 2016, published by the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and Bundnis Entwicklung Hilft, analyses the role  that infrastructure plays in shaping a country’s disaster risk. India has been ranked 77th on the World Risk Index, topped by the Island state of Vanuatu. 

Q9. Employees of Reserve Bank of India have expressed concern over the setting up of the proposed PDMA recently. PDMA stands for?
(a) Public Debt Management Association
(b) Public Debt Management Agency
(c) Public Debt Maintenance Agency
(d) Public Debtor Management Agency
(e) Private Debt Management Agency
Employees of Reserve Bank of India have expressed concern over the setting up of the proposed Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA). In a letter written to Parliamentarians, RBI’s employees union has said that holding of government securities by the central bank in a developing economy is always advantageous.

Q10. Name the person, who was named Chairman of a five-member review committee to probe the shooters' Rio Games debacle but has recused himself from questioning them as he was himself a part of the team.
(a) Abhinav Bindra
(b) Gagan Narang
(c) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
(d) Chain Singh
(e) None of the above
India's first and only individual Olympic gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra was named Chairman of a five-member review committee to probe the shooters' Rio Games debacle but has recused himself from questioning them as he was himself a part of the team.

Q11. Which of the following Banks has been given approval to open a branch in India offering banking services recently? 
(a) Qatar National Bank
(b) National Australia Bank
(c) Bank of Scotland 
(d) Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran
(e) None of the above
Qatar National Bank (QNB) has been given approval to open a branch in India offering banking services, the Gulf region's largest lender. The bank, which in June completed the 2.7 billion euro purchase of Turkey's Finansbank, has a presence in more than 30 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Q12. ________ has eased restrictions on 201 entities against whom it had taken action in two different cases of alleged misuse of stock market platform for tax evasion and suspected money-laundering activities. 
(a) IRDAI
(b) SEBI
(c) RBI
(d) UIDAI
(e) TRAI
The entities, which were barred from the securities market in two different cases, have now been given certain relaxations, including permission to deal in government securities and invest in ETF (exchange-traded funds). 

Q13. Where is the headquarter of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?
(a) New Delhi
(b) Mumbai
(c) Bangalore
(d) Chennai
(e) Hyderabad
Chairman  of ISRO- AS Kiran Kumar

Q14. Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar formally inaugurated the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) in.............?
(a) Darbhanga, Bihar
(b) Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
(c) Pune, Maharashtra
(d) Dharwad, Karnataka
(e) Malda, West Bengal
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar formally inaugurated the institute in Dharwad. The inauguration, which was planned last month end, had to be postponed due to the Kalasa Banduri agitation. Political leaders across parties were present at the inaugural function which was delayed due to ongoing agitations over Kalasa-Banduri issue in North Karnataka. The first batch of IIT-Dharwad began on August 1 with 120 students.

Q15. Indian Cricket team captain ____________ has been set a world record, he captained India in a record 325th game (most by a player in history), across all three formats, to break Australian former skipper Ricky Ponting's mark.
(a) Bhuvneshwar Kumar
(b) Suresh Raina
(c) Rohit Sharma
(d) Virat Kohli
(e) MS Dhoni
Dhoni was leading India in 71st T20I. And he has already captained the side in 60 Tests and 194 One Day Internationals. Dhoni was appointed India skipper in 2007. It was a historic moment on 27th August 2016 against West Indies as India played for the first time in USA and Dhoni celebrated with another huge achievement.