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MCQ Questions for Classification of Computers

Multiple Choice Questions for Classification
of Computers 

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1. Special purpose computers are better in performance because
a. They have more memory
b. A set of instructions is built into the machine
c. They are equipped with faster processor
d. None of above

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2. ….use continuous physical phenomena to model the problem being solved
a. Analog computers
b. Digital computers
c. Hybrid computers
d. None of above

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3. …performs calculations and logical operations with quantities represented as digits, usually in the binary number system
a. Analog computers
b. Digital computers
c. Hybrid computers
d. None of above

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4. A system setup offers a cost effective method of performing complex simulations
a. Analog computer
b. Digital computer
c. Hybrid computer
d. None of above

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5. Very expensive computers that are employed for specialized applications that require immense amounts of mathematical calculations
a. super computers
b. mainframe computers
c. mini computers
d. hybrid computers

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6. … are applied for tasks such as weather forecasting, animated graphics, fluid dynamic calculations, nuclear energy research and so on
a. super computers
b. mainframe computers
c. mini computers
d. hybrid computers

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7. The chief difference between a supercomputer and a mainframe is
a. Super computers are much larger in size compared to mainframe computers
b. Super computers have many processors parallel in action whereas mainframe have only one
c. Supercomputer channels all its power into executing a few programs as fast as possible, whereas a mainframe uses its power to execute many programs concurrently
d. All of above

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8. A computer capable of supporting hundreds, or even thousands, of users simultaneously is.
a. Super computer
b. Mainframe computer
c. Mini computer
d. Micro computer

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9. Mainframes are more powerful than supercomputers because
a. they support more simultaneous programs.
b. they can execute a single program faster
c. they consume less electricity to perform more tasks
d. All of above.

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10. A multiprocessing system capable of supporting from 4 to about 200 users simultaneously.
a. Super computers
b. Mainframe computers
c. Mini computers
d. Micro computers

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11. Desktops, Laptops & Palmtops are the example of _____ computers
a. Super computers
b. Mainframe computers
c. Mini computers
d. Micro computers

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12. A hand-sized computer that has no keyboard but the screen serves both as an input and output device
a. Desktop computers
b. Laptop computers
c. Palmtop computers
d. Notebook computers

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13. Advantage of analog computers over digital computers is?
a. Speed
b. Accuracy
c. Versatility
d. All of above

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14. HRS-100 is an example of?
a. Analog computers
b. Digital computers
c. Hybrid computers
d. None of above

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15.Antikythera is an example of?
a. Mechanical analogue computer
b. Electronic analogue computer
c. Mechanical digital computer
d. Electronic digital computer

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16. When was the world’s first laptop introduced in market and by which company?
a. Epson, 1981
b. IBM, 1950
c. Microsoft, 1988
d. Compaq, 1965

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17. Which of the following uses RISC CPU?
a. IBM PCs
b. IBM Compatibles
c. Apple Macintosh
d. None of above

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18. Which was the world first minicomputer?
a. PDP-I
b. IBM system/36
c. PDP-II
d. Vax 11/780

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19. The computers that use 8080 or 8086 microprocessors are…
a. XT computers
b. AT computers
c. PS/2 computers
d. None of above

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20. … computers are often referred as big iron
a. Super computers
b. Mainframe computers
c. Mini computers
d. Micro computers

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