200 Basic Computer Questions | K.G Level | 2023 Updated

Basic Computer Questions

Computers are now a fact of life. They have created an efficient, informative world.

In this blog, I’ll talk about basic Computer questions for the Kindergarten level.

Basic K.G Level Computer Questions

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1- What type of device is a computer? It is an electronic device.


2- What is the full form of RAM? It stands for Random access memory.


3- Which part of the computer stores data? Hard disk drives store data.


4- Name the parts of the computer. Mouse





5- What type of memory is RAM? It is a volatile memory
6- What is the main function of the CPU? It retrieves and executes instructions.


7- What is the input device of the computer? Keyboard, microphone.


8- What is the output device of a computer? Screen, speakers.


9- Who is the father of the computer? Charles Babbage.


10- When was the first computer invented? In 1996.


11- What is the scientific name of a computer? Supercomputer


12- What type of computers combine both counting and hiding?  Hybrid computers.


13- What is the name of the first electronic computer? ENIAC.


14- Who is the father of computer science? Alan Turing.


15- Computers send and receive data in the form of which signals? Digital signals.


16- What are desktop computers called? Personal computer.


17- What is the basic goal of a computer regarding data? Converting it into information.


18- Where does the computer hold the data when a graph or picture is inserted into the document? Memory


19- What is direct access? direct access is the method of reading & writing data on a storage device


20- What is the function of the input device? To insert data into the computer.


21- Name the slowest internet connection service. Dial-up


22- What does a data warehouse do? Data warehouses store data from multiple databases, which makes it easier to analyze. 


23- What is meant by an algorithm? An algorithm is a set of information for solving a problem or accomplishing a task.


24- What are the two major categories of software? Application software and system software.


25- Name two operating systems. Google’s Android O.S., Linux Operating System,


26- Most World Wide Web pages contain commands in which language? HTML


27- What are applications? The computer software that performs a specific function directly for an end-user or, in some cases, for another application.


28- Write the main function of the network. A network consists of two or more two computers that are connected—either by cables (wired) or WiFi (wireless)—with the purpose of transmitting, exchanging or sharing data and resources.


29- What is meant by downloading? Downloading means taking data or a file from the Internet on your computer.


30- What is meant by uploading? Uploading means transferring data or a file from your computer to somewhere on the Internet.


31- What is source code? Source code is the set of instructions and statements written by a programmer using a computer programming language.


32- Each box in the spreadsheet is called what? Cell


33- What is the function of the return key? It is the keyboard key that is pressed to signal the computer to input the line of data or the command that has just been typed.


34- What is the function of the shift key? ‘shift’ key allows you to type capital letters and the symbols at the top of the keys.


35- What is the function of the tab key? It is used to advance the cursor to the next tab stop.


36- What is the function of the ctrl key? The Control key thus serves as a shortcut for various commands.


37- What is the function of the alt key? The alternate key provides alternate input and operations when pressed in combination with other keys


38- What is the function of the space bar? It creates an empty space known as a space character.


39- What is the full form of WWW? It stands for the world wide web.


40- What is a CD-ROM? It is an adaptation of the CD that is designed to store computer data in the form of text and graphics.


41- Define the website. A set of related web pages present under a single domain name, typically introduced by a single person or organization.


42- What is dragging? It involves moving the cursor over an object, selecting it, and moving it to a new location


43- What is a database? A database is a group of structured pieces of information, or data, stored electronically in a computer system.


44- Give an example of a formula. A1+A2+A3 finds the sum of the range of values from cell A1 to cell A3.


45- What is a cursor? A cursor is the position indicator on a computer display screen where a user can enter text.


46- What is auxiliary storage? Auxiliary memory holds programs and data for future use


47- What is garbage? Data is kept by some random set of the storage of the computer.


48- What is the address? An address is a unique identification number assigned to a computer network, 


49- What is the minimum number of rows and columns in the M.S. Word document? 1 and 1.


50- What is meant by authentication? Authentication is the method of verifying the identity of a user or information


51- What is meant by configuration? Configuration is the method in which components are arranged to make up the computer system.


52- Who is the father of the Internet? Vint Cerf.


53- What is Bandwidth? The maximum quantity of data transmitted over an internet connection in a given amount of time.


54- Does Ram consists of semiconductors? yes


55- What is the function of a firewall? A firewall’s main purpose is to allow non-threatening traffic in and to keep dangerous traffic out.


56- What is the function of the scanner? Its main function is to scan or take a picture of the document, digitize the information and present it on the computer screen.


57- What is meant by backup? Computer backup is a process that copies all your files, data, and information to effectively create two versions – one on your original devices and one backup.


58- What is meant by snort? SNORT is a powerful open-source intrusion detection system (IDS) and intrusion prevention system (IPS).


59- What is DSL? DSL, in full digital subscriber line, networking technology that provides broadband (high-speed) Internet connections over conventional telephone lines.


60- What is DSN? A data source name (DSN) is a data structure that contains information about a specific database.


61- What is a modem? The modem is a hardware device that transfers data from a digital format into a format suitable for an analog transmission medium such as the telephone.


62- What is URL? URL consists of Uniform Resource Locator and is a reference to a website on the Internet.


63- What is a file server? A file server is a bundle of files available to all users connected to a local-area network (LAN).


64- What is the print server? A software application, network device, or computer that manages print requests.


65- What is an application server? An application server is a platform middleware.


66- What is a web server? A web server is software & hardware that uses HTTP  and other protocols to answer client requests on the World Wide Web.
67- What is a database server? Database servers are networked computers on a network dedicated to database storage and data retrieval from the database.


68- What is an FTP server? FTP servers are the solutions utilized to facilitate file transfers across the Internet.


69- What is a router? A router is a device that is used to connect two or more packet-switched networks or subnetworks.


70- What is a data coordinator? Data coordinators bring together the efforts of a data entry team within a company that requires data entry in large volumes


71- Linux is a type of which operating system? It is an open-source operating system.


72- What is a laser card? A plastic card with integrated circuits is used for storing and processing computer data.


73- What is the home key used for? The Home key helps in the navigation of applications or word processing programs.


74- What is the end key used for? The End key is a key present on a computer keyboard that moves the cursor to the end of the line, document, page, cell, or screen.


75- What happens when we press ALT+D? Alt + D keyboard shortcut selects the URL in the address bar in the browser


76- What happens when we press shift+tab? Shift+Tab moves between each of the links in the opposite direction.


77- What happens when we press tab+ctrl? Pressing Ctrl + Tab switches between open tabs in your browser.


78- What is the function of the num lock key? When switched on, it enables the user to use the numeric keys on the keyboard, and when switched off, it enables the use of other functionalities associated with the keys.


79- What is the function of the insert key? A keyboard key is used to switch between insert and overtype mode or to insert an object at the current cursor location.


80- What is the function of the caps lock key? Caps Lock is a key on a keyboard that allows users to generate letters in uppercase.


81- What are platters? A platter is a circular magnetic plate that is used for storing data on a hard disk.


82- Where were digital computers developed? England.


83- Which unit is used to measure the speed of the microprocessor? MIPS.


84- Give an example of a binary number? 001101


85- What is the full form of PDF? Portable Document Format (PDF).


86- What is meant by debugging? It is a multistep process that involves identifying a problem.


87- What is an upgrade? An upgrade is a term that describes adding new hardware to a computer that improves its performance.


88- What function is performed by ALU? It performs algorithmic functions.


89- One gigabyte is equal to? 1024 MBS.


90- DTP stands for? Desktop publishing refers to the use of a digital desktop for laying out and constructing documents. 


91- What is windows vista? Windows Vista is a vital release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft.


92- What is meant by dumb terminal? A terminal that does not perform local processing of entered information.


93- What is a smart terminal? A terminal that has a microprocessor and therefore has some processing capabilities independent of the host computer.



94- What is the complete form of a CPU? Central Processing unit


95- What is the complete form of the URL? URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. 


96- What is the complete form of ROM? Read-Only Memory


97-Who is the father of the personal computer? Edward Robert


98- What is HTML? The code that is used to structure a web age and its content.


99- What does HTML  stand for? Html stands for HyperText Markup Language



100- What is the scientific name of a computer? Silico sapiens


101- What is the name of the display feature that highlights the screen which requires operator attention? Reverse Video



102- In which type of computer data are represented as discrete signals? Digital Computer


103- What is FORTRAN? Formula Translation


104- What translates and executes programs at run time line by line? Interpreter


105- EEPROM stands for _______? Electronic Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory


106- Which programming languages are classified as low-level languages? Assembly Language


107- The first web browser is _______? Mosaic


108- First page of Website is termed as _______? Homepage


109- IBM stands for _______? International Business Machines


110- Office LANs, scattered geographically on a large scale, can be connected by the use of corporate _______? WAN ( wide area network )


111- To move a copy of a file from one computer to another over a communication channel is called? File Transfer


112- Large transaction processing systems in automated organizations use _______? Batch Processing


113- MICR stands for _______? Magnetic Ink Character Recognition


114- The scrambling of code is known as _______? Encryption


115- The first computers were programmed using _______? Machine Language


116-  A fault in a computer program that prevents it from working correctly is known as _______? Bug


117- Which button makes alphabets/letters in uppercase, lowercase, and numbers to symbols? Shift


118- When a computer is switched on, the booting process performs _______? Power on self test


119- What is the software frequently used by end users called (like Word, PowerPoint)? Application Software


120- Unit of measurement of the output quality of a printer? Dot per sq. inch


121- DOS stands for _______? Disk Operating System


122- What is a joystick primarily in computers used for? Computer Gaming


123- What is a joystick primarily in computers used for? E-mail virus


124- Which of the following commands is given to reboot the computer? Ctrl+Alt+Del


125- COBOL is an acronym for _______? Common Business Oriented Language


126- What is correcting errors in a program called? Debugging


127- BCD is _______? Binary Coded Decimal


128- The unit KIPS is used to measure the speed of _______? Processor


129- Switching device of fifth generation computer is _______? VLSI


130- The ability of an OS to run more than one application at a time is called? Multitasking


131- What is the functional key to display a save-as box? F12


132- SMTP, FTP and DNS are applications of the _______ layer? Application


133- What type of virus uses computer hosts to reproduce itself? Worm


134- Full form of NOS? Network Operating System


135- Something which has easily understood instructions is said to be _______? Analog data


136- A modem is connected to a _______? Telephone Line


137- A program that performs a practical task while simultaneously allowing destructive acts is _______? Trojan Horse


138- Name the Father of Computer Mouse? Douglas Engelbart


139- Refresh Rate of the monitor is measured in? Hertz


140- What was the chief component of the first generation computers? Vacuum tube & Valves


141- The geometric arrangement of devices on the network is called _______? Tropology


142- The primary goal of a computer process is to convert data into _______? Information


143- Where are the CPU and memory located? Motherboard


144- Who is known as the founder of IBM Company? Thomas J. Watson


145- An image on a computer screen is made up of _______? Pixels


146- Full form of MAN? Metropolitan Area Network


147- Which command in DOS can be used to recover accidentally deleted files? UNDELETE


148- A computer program that converts an entire program into machine language at one time is called _______? Characters


149- In which year the Microsoft company was founded? 1975


150- What is the personal computer operating system that organizes and uses a graphic desktop environment? Windows


151- What are Light pens and joysticks? Input


152- What is a half byte also called as? Nibble


153- SMPS stands for _______? Switch Mode Power Supply


154- What do we use to change the appearance and positioning of text documents in MSWord? Formatting


155- A _______ is approximately a million bytes? Megabyte


156- Daisy wheel, Drum, chain etc. are the _______? Printers


157- EML stands for _______? Extensible Markup language


158- What kind of scheme is the HTTP protocol? Request/Response


159- Magnetic disk is an example of _______? Secondary Memory


160- What is the meaning of OSI in terms of computers? Open System Introduction


161- Which type of storage device is a BIOS? BIOS


162- What is the extension type of the excel 2007 files? .xlsx


163- Collecting personal information and effectively posing as another individual is known as the crime of _______? Identity Test


164- A computer cannot ‘boot’ if it does not have the _______? Operating System


165- The amount of vertical space between lines of text in a document is called _______? Line Spacing


166- What is the other name for a programmed chip? LSIC


167- A normal CD- ROM usually can store up to _______ data? 680 MB


168- What does DMA stand for? Direct Memory Acess


169- Full form of LAN? Local Area Network


170-ASCII stands for _______? American Standard Code for Information Interchange


171- Second Generation computers were developed during _______? 1956 to 1965


172- When did arch rivals IBM and Apple Computers Inc. decide to join hands? 1991


173. Which memory is both static and non-volatile? ROM


174- An error in software or hardware is called a bug. What is the alternative computer jargon for it? Glitch


175- Unwanted repetitive messages, such as unsolicited bulk e-mail is known as _______? Spam


176- The common name for the crime of stealing passwords is _______? Spoofing


177- BIOS stands for _______? Basic Input Output System


178- Who is regarded as the Father of “C” programming language? Dennis Ritchie


179- RAM can be treated as the _______ for the computer’s processor. Waiting Room


180- Computers manipulate data in many ways, and this manipulation is called _______? Processing


181- Joshy, Perfumes are examples of _______? Viruses


182- The ability to recover and read deleted or damaged files from a criminal’s computer is an example of a law enforcement speciality called _______? Computer Forensics


183- Where does most data go first within a computer memory hierarchy? RAM


184- Help Menu is available at which button? Start


185- Which file contains permanent data and gets updated during the processing of transactions? Master File


186- A DVD is an example of an _______? Optical Disk


187- Which is the most common tool used to restrict access to computer systems? Passwords


188- The technology that stores only essential instructions on a microprocessor chip and thus enhances its speed is referred to as _______? RISC


189- What is the name of an application program that gathers user information and sends it to someone through the Internet?  Spybot


190- A computer cannot “boot” if it does not have the _____? Operating system


191- ________ is the process of dividing the disk into tracks and sectors? Formatting


192- What is Spam? Junk e-mail


193- What is Network? Several computers linked to a server for the sharing of programs and storage space


194- What is a browser? A browser is a software program used to view Web pages.


195- Is a CD-ROM is a semiconductor memory. NO


196- USB is which type of storage device? Secondary Storage Devices


197- The First Mechanical Computer Designed by Charles Babbage was called? Analytical Engine


198- An Excel Workbook is a collection of? Charts and Worksheets


199- What is Bit? The smallest unit in a digital system 


200- What is LAN? Small, Single network





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