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## Basic Computer Knowledge Selected Questions

1. Which file is the batch file that is read while booting a computer?
(a) Autoexec.bat
(b) Auto-batch
(c) Autoexecutive.bat
(d) Auto.bat

2. Which command is used to clear the screen in DOS?
(a) Cls
(b) Clear
(c) Clscreen
(d) All of these

3. SYS command is used to
(a) Copy DOS system files to new disk
(b) Copy DOS configuration files to a new disk
(c) Update the DOS system files
(d) None of these

4. The ability of Operating System to perform multitasking:
(a) OS divides work between several CPUs
(b) Several program can be executed concurrently
(c) Multiple people can work concurrently
(d) All of these

5. Which tools should you use to create new volumes and format a new disk just installed on computer?
(a) Disk utility
(b) Format
(c) Disk management
(d) None of these

6. If you need to duplicate the entire disk, which command will you use?
(a) Copy
(b) Diskcopy
(c) Chkdsk
(d) Format

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

8. Which of the following extensions suggest that the file is a backup copy?
(a) Bak
(b) Bas
(c) Com
(d) Txt

9. 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 these

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

11. In MS Word, which of the following Tab will you select to perform addition of data in table column?
(a) Home
(b) Insert
(c) Layout
(d) View

12. In order to enable/disable macros, we have to change the _________ in MS Word
(a) Trust Center settings
(b) Anti Virus settings
(c) View settings
(d) References settings

13. To get to the ‘Symbol’ dialog box, click on the _________ menu and choose ‘Symbol’.
(a) Tools
(b) Table
(c) Insert
(d) Format

14. What is gutter margin?
(a) Margin that is added to the left margin when printing
(b) Margin that is added to right margin when printing
(c) Margin that is added to the binding side of page when printing
(d) Margin that is added to the outside of the page when printing

15. In MS Word, “Ctrl + End” is used to
(a) Moves the cursor to the end of Line
(b) Moves the cursor to the end of Document
(c) Moves the cursor to the end of Paragraph
(d) None of these

16. 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

17. In MS 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

18. Identify from the following, the name of the group for counting the number of lines in MS Word.
(a) Page Setup
(b) Tables
(c) Footnotes
(d) Captions

19. 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 these

20. You can detect spelling and grammar errors by
(a) Press Shift + F7
(b) Press Ctrl + F7
(c) Press Alt+ F7
(d) Press F7

21. In excel, all cells by default are ________.
(a) Unlocked
(b) Locked
(c) Neither unlock nor lock
(d) None of these

22. Which of the following is used for limiting the number of text in a cell?
(a) Text length in Data validation
(b) Text Size in Data validation
(c) Word count in Proofing
(d) Comment in Review

23. Which function will you use to enter current time in a worksheet cell?
(a) =today()
(b) =now()
(c) =time()
(d) =currentTime()

24. In referring to formula =sum($A$1:$A$10), which of the following statements is true:
(a) A1 to A10 will be added and it is a relative reference.
(b) A1 to A10 will be added and it is absolute reference.
(c) A1 to A10 will be added and it is has a relation with other worksheet.
(d) A1 to A10 will be added in two worksheets.

25. When all the numbers between 0 and 100 in a range should be displayed in Red Color
(a) Use =if() function to format the required numbers red
(b) Apply Conditional Formatting command on Format menu
(c) Select the cells that contain number between 0 and 100 then click Red color on Text Color tool
(d) All of these

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26. Assume that all the cells in workbook are empty. You are entering the formula =Sheet1!A1+Sheet2!A1
in Cell B1 of sheet3. What will be the output?
(a) 0
(b) #REF
(c) #NAME
(d) Incorrect formula

27. Which of the following is true for RANK function?
(a) It gives a rank of numerical value which is always sequential
(b) It gives a rank of numerical value which may not be in sequence
(c) It gives alphabetical rank
(d) None of these

28. What will be the output if you format the cell containing 1234.5 as ‘#,##0.002?
(a) 1,230.40
(b) 1,234.50
(c) 1,234.5
(d) 12345

29. If you need a text to show vertically in a cell. How will you achieve this?
(a) Choose Vertical on Text alignment in Format Cells dialog box
(b) Choose 90 Degrees in Orientation of Format Cells dialog box
(c) Choose Distributed from the Vertical drop down list of Format Cells dialog box
(d) Choose Center Across Selection from Horizontal combo box in Format Cells dialog box

30. Except for the …… function, a formula with a logical function shows the word “TRUE” or “FALSE” as a result
(a) IF
(b) AND
(c) OR
(d) NOT

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

32. _________ command is used for making universal changes to all slides in presentation.
(a) Slides Master
(b) Slide Master

33. _________ command is used to add hyperlink to an object to specify what should happen when you click on it.
(a) Arrange
(b) Comment
(c) Action
(d) Insert

34. Which of the following command does not appear in the Slides group?
(a) New Slide
(b) Layout
(c) Reset
(d) Arrange

35. What is the shortcut key to close a presentation?
(a) Ctrl+O
(b) Ctrl+Y
(c) Ctrl+W
(d) Ctrl+L

36. Identify which of the following is not a transition effect.
(a) Blinds
(b) Split
(c) Wipe
(d) Dice

37. Which of the following is used for viewing all the slides in one screen?
(a) Normal view
(b) Slide sorter view
(c) Outline view
(d) Notes page view

38. Using _________, we can animate an object to move to any direction:
(a) Motion path animation
(b) Entrance animation
(c) Exit animation
(d) Emphasis animation

39. If N devices are connected with each other in mesh topology, then total number of parts that is required by each device is
(a) N
(b) N-1
(c) N/2
(d) 2N

40. A local area network
(a) That connects thirty personal computers can provide more computing power than a mini computer.
(b) Controls error detection and correction.
(c) Constructs packets of data and sends them across the network.
(d) None of these.

(a) Physical
(b) Network
(c) Service access point
(d) All of these

42. Decryption and encryption of data are the responsibility of
(a) Physical layer
(c) Presentation layer
(d) Session layer

43. Repeaters function in
(a) Physical layer
(c) Network layer
(d) Both (a) & (b)

44. In a broad sense, a railway track is an example of
(a) Simplex
(b) Half-duplex
(c) Full duplex
(d) All of these

(a) 0
(b) 1
(c) Both (a) & (b)
(d) None of these

46. What must you do to create a printer pool containing four shared printers on your Windows NT Server computer?
(a) Set up all the printers to share the same parallel part.
(b) Set individual printer properties for each printer.
(c) Set up all printers as network-interface printer devices.
(d) Specify the same printer driver and settings for all printers.

47. A primary key, if combined with a foreign key creates.
(a) Parent child relationship between the tables that connect them.
(b) Many-to-many relationship between the tables that connect them.
(c) Network model between the tables that connect them.
(d) None of these.

48. The database environment has all the following components except
(a) Users
(b) Separate files
(c) Database