Fundamentals of IT & Programming (BCA) Questions

Section A

Multiple Choice Questions (3 Marks each)

  1. The first computer like machine was the Mark I developed by a team from _____and _____University.
    a) IBM, Aston
    b) Intel, Harvard
    c) IBM, Harvard
    d) Intel, Buckingham
  1. The two types of terminals used with mainframe systems are terminal and terminal.
    a) Dumb, fast
    b) Dumb, Intelligent
    c) Smart, Intelligent
    d) Dumb, large
  1. The IBM’s first microcomputer was designed in _ and was named as _
    a) 1988, IBM–PC
    b) 1981, IBM–XT
    c) 1990, PC4
    d) 1981, IBM–PC
  1. State True(T) or False(F)
    i. Cache memory is typically implemented using static random access memory (SRAM)
    ii. Central Processing Unit processes data and instructions with low speed
    a) i–T, ii–T
    b) i–T, ii–F
    c) i–F, ii–T
    d) i–F, ii–F
  1. Which of the following is/are True?
    i. Programs or instructions written in PROM can be erased or changed.
    ii. Programs or instructions written in ROM cannot be erased or changed.
    a) Only i
    b) Only ii
    c) Both i and ii
    d) Neither i nor ii
  1. State True(T) or False(F)
    i. Microsoft Office is a software package that consists of different software applications that complete different
    ii. Microsoft office is both for home use and for business.
    a) i–T, ii–T
    b) i–T, ii–F
    c) i–F, ii–T
    d) i–F, ii–F
  1. Which of the following statements are correct?
    i. Software is viewed as intellectual property.
    ii. Proprietary software’s are developed for the purpose of making profit.
    iii. Proprietary software’s are usually very expensive.
    iv. Freeware are computer programs given away free of charge.
    a) i and iv are correct
    b) i and ii are correct
    c) i, ii and iii are correct
    d) All of these
  1. Select the correct classification of Paradigm
    i. Imperative paradigm
    ii. Functional programming paradigms
    iii. Logic programming paradigms
    iv. Object oriented paradigms
    a) i, ii, iii & iv
    b) Only i & ii
    c) Only ii & iii
    d) Only iii & iv
  1. Out of many operating systems used for supercomputing _____and _____are the most dominant ones.
    a) UNIX, DOS
    b) Mac OS, Linux
    c) UNIX, Linux
    d) UNIX, Mac OS
  1. A tree topology combines characteristics of _____bus and _____topologies.
    a) Ring, star
    b) Linear, star
    c) Linear, Tree star
    d) Ring, Bus star

Section B

SHORT ANSWERS (5 Marks each)

  1. Write about:
    i. Robotics
    ii. quantum computing
  2. Distinguish between: Network computers and Workstation computers?
  3. Illustrate Memory Arrays with example?
  4. How the operating system helps in File System Management and Communication process?
  5. What is data communication? Explain Data and signals?
  6. Explain in detail about:
    i. Analog and digital signals
    ii. Periodic and non-periodic signals

Section C

LONG ANSWERS (10 Marks each)

  1. Discuss about:
    i. Microsoft Access
    ii. CorelDraw
    iii. CAD
  2. Discuss about:
    i. Software Legal Issues
    ii. Proprietary software
  3. Explain software application and the categories of Software application.
  4. Explain the following components of Operating System:
    i. Process Management
    ii. Main-Memory Management

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