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Multiple Choice Questions Collection for Computer Generations Chapter from Computer Fundamentals

1. According to 1962 conference, computers today are from which generation?

a. First Generation
b.  Second Generation
c. Third Generation
d.  Fourth Generation

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2. Computers are classified into different generations according to?

a.  The speed computer can process
b.  The size of computer set
c.   ​The date when it was developed
d.   The main electronic component used

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3. How was the generation of computer classified?

a. By the model of the computer
b.  By the device used in memory and processor
c.   By the time period
d.   None of the above

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4. First generation computers used .... for memory ?

a. Vacuum tubes
b.  Transistor
c.  Magnetic Drum
d.  Magnetic Tape

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5. What was the main problem of first generation computers?

a.  They were extremely slow
b.  They produced excessive heat and consumed a lot of electricity
c.  Magnetic drums could store data temporarily and needed frequently refreshed
d.  They were extremely expensive

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6. First generation computers used ... language to perform the operations?

a. Machine Language
b.  Assembly Language
c. High Level Languages
d.  All of above

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7. As switching device which of the following was used in first generation?

a. Vacuum Tubes
b.  Transistors
c. Magnetic Drum
d.  Both a & c

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8. Computers that use valves, used machine language for programming and consumed lots of electricity are of?

a. First Generation
b.  Second Generation
c. Third Generation
d.  Fourth Generation

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9. IBM 650 is an example of ?

a. First Generation
b.  Second Generation
c. Third Generation
d.  Fourth Generation

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10. Which of the following is not a first generation computer?

a. The ENIAC
b.  UNIVAC LARC
c.  IBM 360
d.  None of above

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11. Who invented Vacuum tubes?

a. Thomas Edison
b.  John Fleming
c. John Bardeen
d.  Walter Brattain

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12. Who invented vacuum tube diode?

a. Thomas Edison
b.  John Fleming
c. John Bardeen
d.  Walter Brattain

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13. Who invented vacuum tube triode?

a. Thomas Edison
b. John Fleming
c. Lee deForest
d. Walter Brattain

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14. Assembly programming language was developed in ?

a. First Generation
b.  Second Generation
c. Third Generation
d.  Fourth Generation

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15. The first computer to enter into Nepal was IBM1401. Which generation computer was it?

a. First Generation
b.  Second Generation
c. Third Generation
d.  Fourth Generation

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16. Stored program concept and programming language gave computers flexibility to be cost effective and productive for business. Who gave the stored program concept?

a. Thomas Edison
b. John Fleming
c. Lee deForest
d. John v Neumann

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17.  High level language COBOL and FORTRAN were introduced in?

a. First Generation
b.  Second Generation
c. Third Generation
d.  Fourth Generation

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18. Printers, tape storage, disk storage and memory were started from?

a. First Generation
b.  Second Generation
c. Third Generation
d.  Fourth Generation

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19. A small electronic device made out of semiconductor material is?

a. Vacuum Tube
b. Transistor
c. Integrated Circuit
d. None of above

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20. The first IC was developed in 1950. Who invented it?

a.  Jack Kilby
b.  Walter Brattain
c.  William Shockley
d.  Lee dForest

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21. An IC Chip integrates thousands of electronic component like?

a. Registers
b.  Diodes
c. Capacitors
d.  All of above

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22. A tiny chip containing the whole electronic network that performs complex task?

a. Vacuum Tube
b. Transistor
c. Integrated Circuit
d. Microprocessor

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23. Which type of ICs were used in third generation?

a.  SSIC
b.  MSIC
c.  LSIC
d.  Both and & b

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24. Operating systems allowed the machines to run many different applications. From which generation operating systems used?

a. Second Generation
b. Third Generation
c. Fourth Generation
d. Fifth Generation

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25. The operating speed of third generation computers was in?

a. milliseconds
b. microseconds
c. nanoseconds
d. picoseconds

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26. With third generation computers the user interaction was through?

a.  punched cards
b.  magnetic tapes
c.  keyboards and mouse
d.  paper tapes

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27.  IBM 360 computer is an example of?

a. Second Generation
b. Third Generation
c. Fourth Generation
d. Fifth Generation

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28. Fourth generation computers used ICs of which type?

a. SSI
b. MSI
c. LSI
d. None of above

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29. The most important development in fourth generation is?

a.  invention of microprocessors
b.  use of LSI and VLSI
c.  development of keyboard and mouse
d.  reduction in cost

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30. Laptop, palmtop PCs were developed in?

a. Second Generation
b. Third Generation
c. Fourth Generation
d. Fifth Generation

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31. An integrated circuit locating  CPU, memory and i/o controls is?

a. CPU Box
b. Microprocessor
c. Chassis
d.  None of above

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32. The first microprocessor Intel4004 was developed in?

a. 1951
b. 1961
c. 1971
d.  1981

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33. The development of packaged software such as word processors, spreadsheet calculation appeared in?

a. First Generation
b.  Second Generation
c. Third Generation
d.  Fourth Generation

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34. What are the features of fifth generation computers?

a. Parallel Processing
b. Use of natural language
c.  Artificial Intelligence
d.  All of above

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35. The feature artificial intelligence is associated with which generation of computers?

a. First Generation
b. Second Generation
c. Fourth Generation
d.  Fifth Generation

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36. Which of the following is fifth generation computer?

a. PIM/m
b.  UNIVAC LARC
c. HP 2115
d.  PDP-8

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