Technology Questions and Answers Part-12

1. What is the Websites code for the country Colombia?
a) CO
b) CM
c) CL
d) CB

Answer: a
Explanation: No explanation is given for this question

2. Which of the following word processors came first?
a) WordPerfect
b) Lotus Notes
c) MS Word
d) WordStar

Answer: d
Explanation: Before the invention of word processing and spreadsheet software, personal computers had little value in the mainstream business world. WordStar was used before the days of function keys and the mouse. It, instead, used a set of Ctrl and Alt key combinations to navigate and edit text documents.

3. The invention of the transistor, or semiconductor, was one of the most important developments leading to the personal computer revolution. What company invented the transistor in 1947?
a) International Business Machines
c) Xerox
d) Bell Laboratories

Answer: d
Explanation: The transistor, which essentially is a solid-state electronic switch, replaced the much less suitable vacuum tube. Because the transistor consumed significantly less power, a computer system built with transistors was much smaller, faster and more efficient than a computer system built with vacuum tubes.

4. What is TTL?
a) Technical Talk Language
b) Transparent Transfer Layer
c) Time To Live
d) True Technology Lives

Answer: c
Explanation: Time To Live specifies how many more hops a packet can travel before being dropped.

5. What is the Websites code for the country Bulgaria?
a) BU
b) BR
c) BL
d) BG

Answer: d
Explanation: No explanation is given for this question

6. Which of these is a documented hoax virus?
a) McDonalds screensaver
b) Alien.worm
c) Merry Xmas
d) Adolph

Answer: a
Explanation: A virus hoax is usually an email that gets mailed in chain letter fashion describing some devastating highly unlikely type of virus, you can usually spot a hoax because there's no file attachment, no reference to a third party who can validate the claim and the general 'tone' of the message.

7. What does SSL stand for?
a) Secure Socket Layer
b) System Socket Layer
c) Superuser System Login
d) Secure System Login

Answer: a
Explanation: A protocol developed by Netscape to allow secure connections over the net.

8. What is a URL?
a) A computer software program
b) A type of UFO
c) The address of a document or
d) An acronym for Uniform Resources Learning

Answer: c
Explanation: URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. It is an address for a specific document found on the Web.

9. The Central Processing Unit is an embeded chip that acts as the 'brains' of a computer. What Intel chip was used in the Altair (the first real personal computer)?
a) 6502
b) 8080
c) 6400
d) 8286

Answer: b
Explanation: The Intel 8080 was a jazzed-up calculator chip. It was included in microcomputer kits which were little more than demonstration tools and did little except blink lights. Besides the 8080 chip, the Altair included a power supply, a front panel with a large number of lights and 256 bytes (not kilobytes) of memory. The kit sold for {$395} and had to be assembled.

10. What is a NIC?
a) Netware Intranet Controller
b) No Internet Connection
c) Network Interface Card
d) Network Interference Control

Answer: c
Explanation: A NIC is a Network Interface Card. Usually a card that is plugged into a computer's expansion slot.