Basic computer literacy test questions and answers

By: Prof. Fazal Rehman Shamil

Guess Paper 1: Computer Literacy Fall – 2020 Past Papers

University Name – Confidential

Time Allowed: 3 hours

Total Marks:    70, Passing Marks (35)

Q.1 Define the following terms, give your answer precisely (not more than four lines each). (14)
(a) Read-only memory. (b) Interrupts. (c) Device driver.
(d) Joystick. (e) Impact printers.

Q.2 What is meant by the computer system, discuss the basic components of a digital computer with diagrammatic representation and also describe functions of the components. (14)

Q.3 What is meant by computer main memory, discuss the different types of computer main memory in detail. (14)

Q.4 What is meant by software, discuss the different types of software in detail. (14)

Q.5 Answer the following question in MS Word.
1. Write shortcut keys of the following commands. (6)
1. Subscript. 2. Copy. 3. Justify. 4. Undo.
2. Differentiate between the following commands. (8)
1. Save and SaveAs. 2. Print and print preview.
3. Page break and a blank page. 4. Symbol insert and picture insert.

Q.6 (a) What is MS Excel, discuss the features of MS Excel in detail. (6)
(b) Write formulas for the operations (i) – (iv) based on the spreadsheet given below along with the relevant cell address: (8)
(i) To calculate the Total as the sum of January, February, March, & April for each investor and display them in column G.
(ii) To calculate the average investment for each investor and display them in column H.
(iii) To calculate the highest investment in February and display it in cell D7.
(iv) To calculate the total number of investors for January and display it in cell C8.

Q.7 What is meant by world wide web, discuss the different online educational resources in detail. (14)
Q.8 Write short notes on any TWO of the following: (7,7)
1. Types of computer networks. 2. Programming languages.
3. Importance of computer.

Guess Paper 2: Computer Literacy Spring – 2020 Past Papers

Time Allowed: 3 hours

Total Marks:    70, Passing Marks (35)

Q.1 Define the following terms, give your answer precisely (not more than four lines each). (14)
(a) Data and information. (b) Computer-aided manufacturing.
(c) Static RAM. (d) Touch screen.
(e) Server computer.

Q.2 What is meant by the computer system, discuss the history of computer in detail. (14)

Q.3 What is meant by output devices, discuss the different types of printers along with their advantages and disadvantages. (14)

Q.4 What is meant by the operating system, discuss the different types of operating systems and functions of the operating system in detail. (14)

Q.5 What is meant by language translator, why it is needed and discuss compiler, interpreter, and assembler in detail. (14)

Q.6 What is meant computer-assisted instruction, discuss the methods and techniques used in computer-assisted instruction in detail. (14)

Q.7 Answer the following question in MS Word.
1. Write shortcut keys of the following commands. (6)
1. Subscript. 2. Copy. 3. Justify. 4. Undo.
2. Differentiate between the following commands. (8)
1. Save and SaveAs. 2. Print and print preview.
3. Page break and a blank page. 4. Symbol insert and picture insert.

Q.8 Write short notes on any TWO of the following: (7,7)
1. Features of MS Excel. 2. Input devices.
3. Types of computer networks.