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Computer Studies Questions for Beginners1

Instruction: Answer all questions in the spaces provided on this question paper.
1. The three main components of an expert system are

i) ...........................................................................................

ii) ................................................................................... and

iii) ............................................................................................

2. Provide the following information about the generations of digital computers.

Generation Period Technology Speed Range Programming Language

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Fifth
3. Five advantages of a computer as a data processing tool are

i) ......................................................................................................................................

ii) ......................................................................................................................................

iii) ......................................................................................................................................

iv) ................................................................................................................................ and

v) …………………………………………………………………………………………

4. The transistor was invented in the year ………………… by


i) ………………………………………………………….,

ii) .................................................................................... and

iii) ...........................................................................................

5. a) Five examples of input devices are

i) …….........................................................,

.ii) .................................................................,

iii) ..................................................................,

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iv) ............................................................ and

v) …………………………………………..

b) Five examples of output devices are

i) ....................................................................,

ii) ....................................................................,

iii) .....................................................................,

iv) ................................................................and

v) ........................................................................

c) The three main components of a computer’s central processing unit are

i) ...............................................................................................,

ii) ........................................................................................., and

iii) ................................................................................................

6. Give three examples of each of the following counting/calculating devices.

Early counting
devices
Mechanical counting
and calculating
devices

Electro-mechanical
counting and
calculating devices

Early electronic
calculating devices
(exclude modern
computers)

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7. List the 7 information ages in the correct order and give three examples of the technology used in
each.

Information age Three examples of technology used in each

8. Five qualities of good information are

i) .................................................................................................................................,

ii) ................................................................................................................................,

iii) ................................................................................................................................,

iv) .......................................................................................................................... and

v) .................................................................................................................................

9. Give the full form of the following terms.


i) ICT ………………………………………………………………………………

ii) OCR ……………………………………………………………………………..

iii) GSM …………………………………………………………………………….

iv) OMR ……………………………………………………………………………

v) DVD ……………………………………………………………………………

vi) MICR ……………………………………………………………………………

vii) USB …………………………………………………………………………….

viii) GIGO ……………………………………………………………………………


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ix) GPS …………………………………………………………………………….

x) GUI …………………………………………………………………………….