Computer Fundamentals – Section 17

1. The first mechanical calculating machine was made by

A. William Oughtred
B. Gottfried Leibnitz
C. Blaise Pascal
D. Charles Babbage
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: C. Blaise Pascal

2. Which programming language is much in vogue among users of microcomputers

A. ALGOL
B. APL
C. LOGO
D. FORTH
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: D. FORTH

3. Multiplication of 1112 by 1012 is

A. 1100112
B. 1000112
C. 1111002
D. 0001012
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: B. 1000112

4. Which of the following registers is used to keep track of address of the memory location where the next instruction is located?

A. Memory Address Register
B. Memory Data Register
C. Instruction Register
D. Program Counter
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: D. Program Counter

5. Which is not a factor when categorizing a computer?

A. Speed of the output device
B. Amount of main memory the CPU can use
C. Cost of the system
D. Capacity of the hard disk
E. Where it was purchased

Correct Answer: E. Where it was purchased

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