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1. In operating system, each process has its own
(a) address space and global variables
(b) open files
(c) pending alarms, signals and signal handlers
(d) all of these

2. The difference between memory and storage is that the memory is_________ and storage is_________
(a) Temporary, permanent
(b) Permanent, temporary
(c) Slow, fast
(d) None of the above

3. Note book, laptop, palm, hand-held computers are coming under the category of_________ computer
(a) Digital computer
(b) Mainframe computer
(c) Portable computer
(d) Hybrid computer

4. Switching device of fifth generation computer is _________
(a) Vacuum tubes
(b) Transistors
(c) IC
(d) VLSI

5. _________ is the measurement of things such as fingerprints and retinal scans used for security access.
(a) Biometrics
(b) Bio measurement
(c) Computer security
(d) Smart weapon machinery

6. The software substituted for hardware and stored in ROM.
(a) Synchronous Software
(b) Package Software
(c) Firmware
(d) Middleware

7. Storage of firmware is _________
(a) Cache Memory
(b) RAM
(c) External
(d) ROM

8. A computer system that is old and perhaps not satisfactory is referred to as a(n)
(a) Ancient system
(b) Historical system
(c) Age old system
(d) Legacy system

9. In analog computer
(a) Input is first converted to digital form
(b) Input is never converted to digital form
(c) Output is displayed in digital form
(d) All of the above

10. COBOL is an acronym for_________
(a) Common Business Oriented Language
(b) Computer Business Oriented Language
(c) Common Business Operated Language
(d) Common Business Organized Language

11. BIOS stands for
(a) Basic Input Output system
(b) Binary Input output system
(c) Basic Input Off system
(d) All of the above

12. Which of the following is not a valid variable name declaration?
(a) int _a3;
(b) int a_3;
(c) int 3_a;
(d) int _3a;

13. The format identifier ‘%i’ is also used for _________ data type.
(a) Char
(b) Int
(c) Float
(d) double

14. What is the medium to convert text information into spoken sentences?
(a) Speech Sensors
(b) Compact convertors
(c) Speech Synthesizers
(d) Voice systems

15. Which function key needs to be pressed during reboot to enter in Safe Mode of a Windows machine?
(a) F8
(b) F2
(c) F1
(d) F9

16. FAT stands for
(a) File Accomodation Table
(b) File Access Tape
(c) File Allocation Table
(d) File Activity Table

17. Quick launch icon is a part of
(a) tool bar
(b) menu bar
(c) task bar
(d) title bar

18. A small graphic which represents a computer program, drive, folder or document is known as
(a) Button
(b) Icon
(c) Picture
(d) logo

19. Which DOS command is used to see the sub-directory structure of drive?
(a) Tree
(b) List
(c) Subdir
(d) Subtree

20. CHKDSK command is used to
(a) Analyze the hard disk error
(b) Diagnose the hard disk error
(c) Report the status of files on disk
(d) All of the above

21. A system program that sets up an executable program in main memory ready for execution is
(a) Assembler
(b) Linker
(c) Loader
(d) compiler

22. Fragmentation of the file system
(a) can always be prevented
(b) can be temporarily removed by compaction
(c) is a characteristic of all file systems
(d) None of the above

23. Which command can be used to clear the screen and display the operating system prompt on the first line of the display?
(a) Cd
(b) Md
(c) Rename
(d) cls

24. External command in DOS are
(a) Copy, edit, sys, format
(b) Edit, sys, chkdsk
(c) Chkdsk, prompt, date
(d) Sys, ver, vol

25. The maximum length in DOS commands is
(a) 80 chars
(b) 127 chars
(c) 100 chars
(d) 8 chars

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26. Which command displays the directory list including files in tree structure?
(a) Dir /s/f
(b) Tree /f
(c) Tree /s/f
(d) Dir /f

27. Indention in word processing is used to
(a) make the text readable
(b) change the paragraph color
(c) apply border around text
(d) change line spacing

28. In MS Word, autoCorrect was originally designed to replace _________ words as you type.
(a) short, repetitive
(b) grammatically incorrect
(c) misspelled
(d) none of the above

29. In word processing, “Ctrl + PageDown” is used to
(a) Moves the cursor one Paragraph Down
(b) Moves the cursor one Page Down
(c) Moves the cursor one Line Down
(d) Moves the cursor one Screen Down

30. Which file starts MS Word?
(a) winword.exe
(b) word.exe
(c) msword.exe
(d) word2003.exe

31. By default, on which page the header or the footer is printed in MS Word?
(a) on first page
(b) on alternate page
(c) on every page
(d) none of the above

32. In MS Word, which feature helps you to inserts the contents of the Clipboard as text without any formatting
(a) Paste Special
(b) Format Painter
(c) Page Setup
(d) Styles

33. MS-Word automatically moves the text to the next line when it reaches the right edge of the screen and is called?
(a) Carriage Return
(b) Enter
(c) Word Wrap
(d) None of the above

34. In Word, the default alignment for paragraphs is _________.
(a) left-aligned, or flush margins at the left edge and uneven edges at the right edge
(b) centered, or equidistant from both the left edge and the right edge
(c) right-aligned, or flush margins at the right edge and uneven edges at the left edge
(d) justified, or flush margins at both the left and right edges

35. The minimum number of rows and columns in MS Word document is
(a) 1 and 1
(b) 2 and 1
(c) 1 and 2
(d) 2 and 2

36. How can you apply exactly the same formatting you did to another text in MS Word?
(a) Copy the text and paste in new location. Then type the new text again.
(b) Copy the text and click on Paste Special tool on new place
(c) Select the text then click on Format Painter and select the new text
(d) All of above

37. In MS Word, small squares, called _________, on the selection rectangle that surrounds a graphic can be used to change the dimensions of the graphic.
(a) scroll boxes
(b) sizing handles
(c) status indicators
(d) move handles

38. To autofit the width of column in MS Word
(a) Double click the left border of column
(b) Double click the right border of column
(c) Double click the column header
(d) All of above

39. Formulas in Excel start with
(a) %
(b) =
(c) +
(d) –

40. The cell reference for cell range of G2 to M12 is _________
(a) G2.M12
(b) G2;M12
(c) G2:M12
(d) G2-M12

41. What is the keyboard shortcut for creating a chart from the selected cell range?
(a) F2
(b) F4
(c) F8
(d) F11

42. The box on the chart that contains the name of each individual record is called the _________.
(a) Cell
(b) Title
(c) Axis
(d) legend

43. What happens when dollar signs ($) are entered in a cell address? (eg. $B$2:$B$10)
(a) An absolute cell address is created.
(b) Cell address will change when it is copied to another cell.
(c) The sheet tab is changed.
(d) The status bar does not display the cell address.

44. What will be the output if you format the cell containing 5436.8 as ‘#,##0.00’?
(a) 5,430.00
(b) 5,436.80
(c) 5,436.8
(d) 6.8

45. A numeric value can be treated as label value if _________ precedes it.
(a) Apostrophe (‘)
(b) Exclamation (!)
(c) Hash (#)
(d) Tilde (~)

46. In MS-Excel two common wildcard characters that MS-Excel recognizes are
(a) * and ?
(b) < and >
(c) ^ and /
(d) None of these

47. Which of the following is correct syntax in Excel?
(a) IF(LogicalTest, TrueResult, FalseResult)
(b) IF(LogicalTest, (TrueResult, FalseResult))
(c) IF(LogicalTest, TrueResult) (LogicalTest, FalseResult)
(d) IF(LogicalTest, TrueResult), IF(LogicalTest, FalseResult)

48. Which function in Excel tells how many numeric entries are there?
(a) NUM
(c) SUM

49. A features that displays only the data in column (s) according to specified criteria
(a) Formula
(b) Sorting
(c) Filtering
(d) Pivot

50. What type of chart is good for single series of data?
(a) Column Chart
(b) Line Chart
(c) Pie Chart
(d) Cone Chart