COMPUTING SYSTEMS AUGUST 2022 PAST PAPER

MONDAY: 1 August 2022. Morning paper. Time Allowed: 2 hours.

Answer ALL questions. Each question is allocated two (2) marks.

1. Which of the following is not an interface for computer monitor?
A. DVI
B. IDE
C. VGA
D. HDMI

2. Which of the following is the use of firewalls?
A. Block packets
B. Check for virus
C. Format disks
D. Control backups

3. Which of the following determines the software that opens a file?
A. File size
B. File name
C. File extension
D. Date modified

4. A device that connects networks of different protocols is known as
A. Router
B. Bridge
C. Switch
D. Hub

5. Which of the following network configuration tool addresses the devices directly?
A. GUI
B. Menu Driven
C. CLI
D. Keyboard

6. Which of the following is not a threat to data?
A. Worm
B. Phishing Software
C. Firmware
D. Malware

7. Identify a software tool suitable for prototyping
A. MS Access
B. MYSQL
C. MS SQL Server
D. JAVA

8. Identify a data type used to store average data of a field
A. Integer
B. Float
C. Array
D. String

9. Which of the following health issue is caused by technology?
A. Measles
B. Malaria
C. Eye strain
D. Corona

10. Which of the following method of data processing is suitable for reservation systems?
A. Offline
B. Online
C. Real time
D. Batch

11. Which process of SDLC can occur at any stage of system development?
A. Testing
B. Implementation
C. Analysis
D. Documentation

12. Choose the fastest transmission media
A. Twisted pair
B. Optic fiber
C. Air
D. Two pair cable

13. Which is the reason for outsourcing ICT services?
A. Security
B. Speed
C. Scalability
D. Accuracy

14. Which of the following is the latest feature to be included in ICT systems?
A. Artificial intelligence
B. Transistors
C. Large scale integration
D. VLSI

15. Choose the most important use ICT in schools
A. Communication
B. Meetings
C. Storage
D. Lesson Presentation

16. Identify the system that provides the most summarised report
A. Transaction processing system
B. Executive Information system
C. Management Information Systems
D. Decision support information system

17. A user who helps others when they are not able to use computers is called_________?
A. User support analyst
B. Engineers
C. Systems administrators
D. Database administrators

18. Which of the following was not an impact of COVID 19 pandemic on ICT?
A. Online meeting
B. Online classroom
C. Increased productivity
D. Online support

19. Evaluate the following statement as TRUE or FALSE “Computers have reduced in size over time”
A) TRUE
B) FALSE

20. Evaluate the following statement as TRUE or FALSE “In rapid application development two programmers work in one work station”
A) TRUE
B) FALSE

21. Which of the following is a keying in device?
A. Mouse
B. Concept keyboard
C. Touch screen
D. Touch pad

22. Which of the following NOT a criterion for classifying computer?
A. Size
B. Generation
C. Purpose
D. Cost

23. Identify a utility software
A. Word
B. Excel
C. Kaspersky
D. Access

24. Identify a low-level language from the list?
A. Assembly
B. Pascal
C. C
D. Java

25. What will the following statement evaluate: true and false evaluate to?
A. True
B. False
C. Null
D. Void

26. Conversion of high-level code to machine language line by line is called?
A. Compilation
B. Interpretation
C. Coding
D. Encoding

27. A system used by a clerk in an organisation is?
A. Executive support system
B. Artificial intelligence
C. Transaction processing system
D. Decision support

28. A type of data processing used by an organization for processing salaries is best referred to as?
A. Online
B. Batch processing
C. Real time
D. Offline

29. A device that connects other computers to a WIFI network is called?
A. Access point
B. Router
C. Switch
D. Hub

30. Which of the following is the best example of e-governance?
A. Checking exams results online
B. Tweeting a friend
C. Applying for passports online
D. Applying police abstract using paper form

31. Which of the following is NOT a softcopy output device?
A. Printer
B. LED
C. Speaker
D. Monitor

32. Which of the following software is installed before a new device can be useable?
A. Buffer
B. Drivers
C. Application
D. CMOS

33. ___________is a computer memory used for temporary storage of data and program.
A. RAM
B. Flash disk
C. EROM
D. Hard disk

34. The first step in system development lifecycle is?
A. Feasibility Study
B. Requirement Gathering
C. Planning
D. System Analysis

35. The problem associated with waterfall model is?
A. Slow speed of implementation
B. The project is Complex
C. Does not accommodate changes
D. Projects maintenance is difficult

36. Evaluate the following statement “Software outsourcing is a process of collaboration between two or more parties with common interest”. Is it true or false?
A) True
B) False

37. Choose the most appropriate statement that describes impact printers?
A. They are fast
B. Use optical technology
C. Uses thermal devices
D. Strike an inked ribbon against a paper to produce characters.

38. _________tool is a software package that provides support for the design and implementation of information systems.
A. Python
B. CASE
C. LISP
D. JAVA

39. The following technology was used by fourth generation computers?
A. Transistors
B. Vacuum tubes
C. LSI chips
D. Magnetic cores

40. Notepad is an example of a _____ software
A. Operating system
B. Application Software
C. Word processor
D. Input device

41. The most appropriate application software for performing numerical and statistical calculations is?
A. Document Processor
B. Python
C. Database
D. Spread Sheet

42. A small single-site network in an organisation is called?
A. LAN
B. WAN
C. Internet
D. Blue tooth

43. Which of the following storage devices uses small magnets to store data?
A. Flash disks
B. DVD
C. Hard disk
D. CDROM

44. In program execution, _______ converts and executes a whole program
A. Compiler
B. Interpreter
C. Converter
D. Instructions

45. A collection of webpages is called _________
A. Server IP
B. Web browser
C. DNS server
D. Web site

46. Any software that prevents a computer system from achieving its performance is called?
A. System infectors
B. Malware
C. Linkers
D. Boot infectors

47. Choose the one that is odd one out.
A. Monitor
B. Keyboard
C. Webcam
D. Mouse

48. What is the name given to programs stored in ROM chips?
A. Hardware
B. Firmware
C. Freeware
D. Software

49. Which of the following is the problem of using ICT for entertainment?
A. Variety
B. Readily available
C. Addiction
D. Low cost

50. Which of the following is NOT a data pre-processing method?
A. Data Visualization
B. Data Discretization
C. Data Cleaning
D. Data Reduction

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