Basic Computer Knowledge :: Specialist Officer Computer Question And Answers

1. The first computers were programmed using

A. machine language B. assembly language
C. source code D. spaghetti code

2. A device that provides emergency power to your computer, conditions that voltage, and protects against powers surges is called a 

A. UPS = Un interruptible Power Supply B. USP = Universal Surge Protector
C. PSU = Power Supply Unit D. UPPS = Universal Power Protection and Supply

3. Documentation of computer programs is important so that _____ 

A. users can learn how to use the program B. other programmers can know how to maintain the program
C. the programmer can see why the code is written that way while hunting for sources of error D. All of the above

4. Two different files can have the same name if ___ 

A. they are in different folders B. they are on different drives 
C. (1) and (2) D. the names are capitalized differently

5. The term "user interface" refers to _____

A. the monitor that is available for the computer B. how the operating system responds to user commands
C. the means by which the user interacts with the peripheral devices on the computer D. what the user sees on the screen and how they can interact with it

6. The primary output device for computers is a______ 

A. mouse B. video monitor
C. keyboard D. printer

7. Output which is made up of pictures, sounds, and video is called.

A. multimedia B. graphics
C. COM D. hard copy

8. How is it possible that both programs and data can be stored on the same floppy disk?

A. A floppy disk has two sides, one for data and one for programs B. Programs and data are both software, and both can be stored on any
C. A floppy disk has to be formatted for one or for the other D. Floppy disks can only store data, not programs

9. A directory within a directory is called _______

A. Sub Directory B. Part Directory
C. Junior Directory D. Mini Directory

10. Compatibility in regard to computers refers to _______ 

A. the software being able to run on the computer B. software running with other previously installed software
C. the software doing the right job for the user D. it being versatile enough to handle the job

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