Computer Fundamentals – Section 1

11. A computer program that converts assembly language to machine language is

A. Compiler
B. Interpreter
C. Assembler
D. Comparator
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: C. Assembler

12. The time required for the fetching and execution of one simple machine instruction is

A. Delay time
B. CPU cycle
C. Real time
D. Seek time
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: B. CPU cycle

13. The time for which a piece of equipment operates is called

A. Seek time
B. Effective time
C. Access time
D. Real time
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: B. Effective time

14. Binary numbers need more places for counting because

A. They are always big numbers
B. Any no. of 0’s can be added in front of them
C. Binary base is small
D. 0’s and l’s have to be properly spaced apart
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: C. Binary base is small

15. Which access method is used for obtaining a record from a cassette tape?

A. Direct
B. Sequential
C. Random
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: B. Sequential

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