Top 100 Computer General Knowledge Questions and Answers

1. Which process checks to ensure the components of the computer are operating and connected properryl? – Booting
2. What is the combination of operating system and processor in a computer? – Specifications
3. What are the peripheral devices such as printers and monitors considered? – Hardware
4. What term used to define all input and output devices in a computer system? – hardware

5. An assembler is used to translate a program written in which language? – Assembly language
6. What is the copying computer program or software without permission of its author? – Software piracy
7. Word processing, spreadsheet and photo-editing are examples of which softwares? – application software
8. What is a small group of computers and peripherals linked together in a small geographic area? – LAN
9. What is a word in a web page that, when clicked, opens another document? – Hyperlink
10. Several computers linked to a server to share programs and storage space, what is this? – Network
11. Which device that connects to a network without the use of cables? – Wireless
12. What is the most important or powerful computer in a typical network? – Network server
13. In a relations database, tables are logically linked to each other by a which thing? – Key
14. What type of resource is most likely to be a shared common resource in a computer network? – Printers
15. Network components are connected to the same cable in the which topology? – Bus
16. Which folder retains copies of messages that you have started but are not yet ready to send? – Drafts
17. What is a popular way to learn about computers without ever going to a classroom? – E-learning
18. What makes it possible for shoppers to make purchases using their computers? – E-Commerce
19. Which are the programs such as Internet Explorer that serve as navigable windows into the Web? – Web browsers
20. What is composed of several computers connected together to share resources and data? – Internet
21. What does consist of one or more Web pages located on a Web server? – A web site
22. Mr. XYZ want to send an electronic message to a friend. He should use which type of application? – E-mail
23. To view information on the web, what must you must have? – Web browser
24. Which Coded entries are used to gain access to a computer system? – Passwords

25. Which devices are used to transmit data over telecommunications lines? – Modems
26. A Web site address is a unique name, what does that identifies? – A specific Website on the web
27. What is the vast network of computers that connects millions of people all over the world? – Internet
28. What does allow voice conversations to travel over the Internet? – Internet telephony
29. Which software program used to view Web pages? – browser
30. If you are going to a site you use often, instead of having to type in the address every time, what should you do? – Bookmark it
31. Which Output is made up of pictures, sounds, and video? – Multimedia
32. By which name also called the web, contains billions of documents? – World Wide Web
33. Which software that allows users to surf the internet? – Browser
34. What is a set of rules that computer on a network use to communicate with each other? – Protocol
35. An email account includes a storage area, what is often called? – Mailbox
36. Which program is designed to destroy data on your computer which can travel to infect other computers? – Virus
37. What is the process of a computer receiving information from a server on the internet? – Downloading
38. What is the most common way to get a virus in your computers hard disk? – By opening e-mails
39. Most websites have a main page, which acts as a doorway to the rest of the website pages what is its name? – Home page
40. What is the Secret code that restricts entry in the same programs? – Password
41. which is a device that uses for data transmission through telecommunication line? – Modem
42. What does allow you to access objects and start programs? – Start menu
43. What is a small image that represents a program, an instruction, a file, or some other object? – Icon
44. What is an icon on the desktop that provides a user with immediate access to a program or file? – Shortcut
45. What is the portion that shows all the choices you can make while working in a window? – Menu bar
46. What contains commands that can be selected? – Menu
47. Generally, you access the recycle bin through an icon, where is this located? – On the desktop
48. When you install a new program on your computer, where is it typically added? – All programs menu
49. Something which has easily-understood instructions, what is said to be? – Analog data
50. What contains buttons and menus that provide quick access to commonly used commands? – Toolbar
51. What is the Screen that comes on when you turn on your computer that shows all the icons? – Desktop
52. Which types of application software today comes with an interface? – Graphical user interface
53. What of software contains lists of commands and option? – Menu bar
54. What is a small arrow or blinking symbol on desktop? – Cursor
55. What are lists of commands that appear on the screen? – Menus
56. What is the rectangular area of the screen that displays a program, data and / or information? – Window
57. What contains commands that can be selected? – Menu
58. Data that is copied from an application, where is stored? – In the clipboard
59. Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT are known as what? – Operating systems
60. What is a blinking indicator that shows you where your next action will happen? – Cursor
61. What is a symbol on the screen that represents a disk, document or program that you can select? – Icon
62. What is to insert a copy of the clipboard contents, whatever was last cut or copied at the insertion point? – Paste
63. What is a graphical representation of an application? – Icon
64. Which menu type is also called a drop down menu? – Pull-down
65. What is the term used to describe the window that is currently being used? – Active Window
66. We can replace a font an all sides with another font using the which option? – Format, Replace Fonts
67. For opening and closing of a file in excel, you can use which bar? – Standard
68. For creating a document, you use which command at file menu? – New
69. Data (information) is stored in computers as what? – Files
70. What is to exit the program without leaving the application? – Cart away
71. What includes the file name and possibly a directory of folder? – File directory
72. Which type of file is created by word processing program? – Document file
73. What is to add or put into your document such as a picture or text use? – Insert
74. What is the main folder on a storage device called? – Root Directory
75. Items such as names and addresses are considered by which name? – Records
76. A telephone number, a birth date, and a customer name are all examples of which thing? – A database
77. What is the name a user assigns to a document called? – Filename
78. What is the main folder on a storage device called? – Root directory
79. Which elements of a word document can be displayed in colour? – All elements
80. Which Software you can use to create a budget? – Spreadsheet software
81. When you want to move some text from one page to a different page, what is the best method? – cut and past
82. What is in text that you want printed at the bottom of the page? – Footer
83. To find a saved document in the computer’s memory and bring it up on the screen to view, what? – Retrieve
84. What kind of software would you most likely use to keep track of a billing account? – Word processing
85. What is a default file extension for all Word documents? – DOC
86. What are the different styles of lettering in a word processing program? – Font
87. Editing document consists of reading through the document you’ve created, then what happens? – Correcting your errors
88. What is a collection of information saved as a unit? – File
89. Numbers and formulae entered in a cell, what are called? – Numeric entries
90. In which group do we work at the time of text formatting in Word? – Table, paragraph and indexes
91. A chart can be put as a part of the representation using which commonds? – Insert>Chart
92. In a spreadsheet program, which contains related worksheets and documents? – Workbook
93. To save an existing file with new name at new location, what should we should use? – Save as command
94. What is a unique name that you give to a file of information? – File name
95. What is a document means to make changes to its existing content? – Edit
96. Which application is commonly used to prepare a presentation/ slide show? – Power Point
97. What is a periodically adding, changing and deleting file records called? – Updating
98. What is a collection of related information sorted and dealt with as a unit? – File
99. A command that saves what you are working on into the hard drive,? – Save
100. What is a command to get a file you worked on from the memory where it was stored? – Open


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