Computer Fundamentals: Software Basics MCQs For Bank Exams

1. Question
A computer system only recognizes:

 0s and 1s.
 modem and coaxial cable signals.
 ASCII code.
 EDCDIC code.

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2. Question
A set of computer instructions designed to solve a specific problem is referred to as:

 hardware.

 a device.

 a program.

 a hardware concept.

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3. Question
When in use, software is temporarily stored in:

 memory or RAM.

 ROM.

 the BIOS.

 the hard disk.

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4. Question
____________ is what allows a computer to function as a word processor, then a browser, then a calculator.

 Hardware
 Firmware
 Software
 Drivers

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5. Question
Errors in a software program are referred to as:

 software omissions.
 bugs.
 viruses.
 computer faults.

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6. Question
A set of step-by-step procedures for accomplishing a task is known as a(n):

 hardware program.
 algorithm.
 software bug.
 firmware program.

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7. Question
When a programmer checks to see if a program functions correctly and then corrects errors, it is known as:

 de-erroring.
 debugging.
 default error-checking.
 error-proofing a program.

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8. Question
For a program to be read by the CPU, it must be loaded into:

 memory or RAM.
 the hard disk.
 the CD drive.
 the BIOS.

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9. Question
 When reading a program, the CPU ____________ instructions from the program.

 runs and operates
 opens and reads
 fetches and executes
 executes and stores

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10. Question
Machine language uses:

 numeric code.
 English language code.
 Java language.
 CPU processing code.

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11. Question
 Typical computer programming languages used today include all of the following EXCEPT:

 Visual Basic.NET.
 C++.
 Java.
 machine language.

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12. Question
Java is referred to as:

 high-level language.
 low-level language.
 programming mid-level language.
 a hardware device driver.

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13. Question
 A compiler is:

 the same thing as a device driver.
 physically located in the CPU.
 hardware.
 the most common type of translator program

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14. Question
 Programs now resemble ____________ much more than in the past.

 natural language
 machine language
 low-level language
 compiler and translation software

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15. Question
___________, common in today’s software, supplement(s) the help files that are available at the user’s request.

 Printed manuals
 CDs
 Help DVDs
 Online help

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16. Question
The process of eliminating problems and errors and improving the software is known as:

 software enhancement.
 software advancement.
 upgrading.
 downgrading.

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17. Question
 Minor revisions in software are reflected in the use of:

 whole numbers.
 decimal numbers.
 version letters.
 upgrade code letters.

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18. Question
A major upgrade or revision of software is reflected in the use of:

 whole numbers.
 decimal numbers.
 version letters.
 upgrade code letters.

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19. Question
An EULA stands for:

 end-use license arrangement.
 environmental use licensing agreement.
 employee-use legal arrangement.
 end-user license agreement.

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20. Question
When a user purchases software, ____________ is actually purchased.

 a license to use the software
 a set-up of CDs, therefore, the software itself,
 a software permit
 an open agreement allowing the user to copy the software

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21. Question
 A campus or a mid-size company may purchase ____________ so all users have legal access to the software.

 a standard software license
 just one license and copy it to all machines
 simultaneous-user licenses
 volume licenses

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22. Question
 Nearly all commercial software is:

 trademarked.
 copyrighted.
 free for copying.
 shareware.

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23. Question
Software that is free to everyone is known as:

 freeware.
 public domain software.
 public-access software.
 shareware.

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24. Question
Integrated software packages generally include all EXCEPT a:

 word processor.
 database.
 graphics program.
 Web browser.

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25. Question
The primary application suite on the market is:

 Microsoft Office.
 WordPerfect Suite.
 Adobe Creative Suite.
 Microsoft Works.

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26. Question
 Operating systems and utility programs are in a class of software known as:

 application software.
 system software.
 software suites.
 BIOS software.

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27. Question
 Every general-purpose computer must have a(n):

 word processor program.
 software license agreement.
 software suite.
 operating system.

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28. Question
If the computer is on and the computer is running properly, the ____________ must be active and running.

 BIOS instructions
 operating system
 large array of utility programs
 system software

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29. Question
When a computer is off, what is in RAM?

 The operating system
 The BIOS
 The software applications
 Nothing

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30. Question
When a computer is turned on, where does it get the first instructions that it loads into RAM?

 From RAM
 From ROM
 From the hard disk
 From a CD

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31. Question
What handles communication between the CPU and the disk drive(s)?

 RAM
 The CPU
 The operating system
 ROM

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32. Question
What handles memory when several jobs are being processed at the same time?

 The BIOS instructions
 The operating system
 The data management program
 The device drivers

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33. Question
Utility programs make it easier to complete all of the following EXCEPT:

 writing a letter.
 copying files between storage devices.
 repairing a damaged disk.
 virus protection.

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34. Question
  The program that allows I/O devices to communicate with the computer is known as a(n):

 device driver.
 utility program.
 operating device file.
 software device file.

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35. Question
 ____________ is when the operating system is loaded into RAM.

 Copying
 Device driving
 Booting
 Multitasking

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36. Question
The ___________is the front-end of a program and how a user works with the software.

 RAM resident portion
 device driver
 application
 user interface

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37. Question
GUI refers to:

 graphical use interaction.
 guaranteed user interface.
 graphical user interface.
 graphics utilized internally.

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38. Question
 A ____________ is a collection of files.

 document
 folder
 partition
 database

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39. Question
Who owns the Windows operating system?

 Intel
 IBM
 Apple
 Microsoft

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40. Question
What is the name of the operating system rarely found on desktop PCs but used in servers and high-end workstations?

 UNIX
 Windows
 MS-DOS
 Mac OS

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41. Question
 What is the most recent version of Windows?

 Windows NT
 Windows XP
 Windows 2000
 Windows 2004

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42. Question
 What is the platform-neutral programming language that can run on Windows, Macintosh, or UNIX?

 Machine language
 Java
 Microsoft Office language
 Software.NET

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43. Question
Electronic marks put on a disk as tracks and sectors are known as:

 clustering.
 defragmenting.
 copying.
 formatting.

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44. Question
A group of sectors is known as a:

 block.
 track.
 system space.
 hard disk space.

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45. Question
What is the name of the music-sharing service that was shut down in 2001?

 Napster
 KaZaA
 Netscape
 Windows Media Player

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