1) A translator is best described as
a) An Application software
b) A system software
c) A hardware component
d)None of the above
2) Indicate which of the following is not true about an interpreter
a)Interpreter generates an object program from the source program
b) Interpreter is a kind of translator
c) Interpreter analyses each source statement every time it is to be executed
d) None of the above
3) The errors that can be pointed out by the compiler are
a)Syntax errors
b)Semantic errors
c)Logical errors
d)None of the above
4) C is____
a) An assembly language
b) A third generation high level language
c) A machine language
d)None of the above
5) A graph preapared by a computer
a) is its output
b) is the piece of information to use
c)is a hard copy
d) all of the above
6)Which of the following does not represent on I/O device
a) speaker which beeps
b) joystick
c) plotter
7)The communication line between the CPU, memory and peripherals is called a
b) line
d) none of these
8)Memories which can be read only are called………….. memories
b)ROM(read only memory)
9)Example of non-numerical data is
a) Employee address
b) Examination score
c)Bank balance
d)None of the above
10)One thousand bytes represent a
d)None of the above
11)The language that the computer can understand and execute is called
a)Machine language
b)Application software
c)System program
d)None of the above
12)A step by step procedure used to solve a problem is called
a)Operating system
c)Application Program
d)None of the above
13)Which of the following holds the ROM, CPU, RAM and expansion cards
a)Hard disk
b)Cache memory
c)Mother board
d)None of the above
14)The errors that can be pointed out by the compiler are
a)Syntax errors
b)Semantic errors
c)Logical errors
d)None of the above
15)A computer cannot “boot” if it does not have the
c)Operating system
16)WAN hardware includes
a)Multiplexors and routers
c)Bridger and modems
d)None of the above
17)Third generation computers
a)Were the first to use built-in error detecting device
b)Used transistors instead of vaccum tubes
c)Were the first to use neural network
d)None of the above
18)A Winchester disk is a
a)Disk stack
b)Removable disk
c)Flexible disk
d)None of the above
19) A computer can be defined as an electronic device that can be(choose the most precise definition):
a) carry out arithmetical operation
b) carry out logical function
c) accept and process data using a set of stored instructions
d) present information on a VDU
20) The Central Processing Unit:
a) is operated from the control panel.
b) is controlled by the input data entering the system
c) controls the auxiliary storage unit
d) controls all input, output and processing.
21) Computer follows a simple principle called GIGO which means:
a)garbage input good output
b) garbage in garbage out
c) great instructions great output
d) good input good output.
22) The term ‘baud’ is a measure of the:
a) speed at which data travels over the communication line
b) memory capacity
c) instruction execution time
d) all of the above
23) A bootstrap is:
a) a memory device b) a device to support the computer
c) a small initialisation program to start up a computer
d) an error correction technique
24) Which of the following is not hardware:
a) Magnetic tape
b) Printer
c) VDU terminal
d) Assembler
25) Pick out the wrong definition :
a) Access time – time needed to access the output
b) EDP- acronym for Electronic Data Processing
c) COBOL – a language used for business data processing

d) Control unit – heart of a computer.

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