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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. What is a computer? How is it different from a calculator? What are the basic units of a computer system? Draw the basic organization of a computer system. Define any two: Input Unit; Output Unit; CPU and Storage Unit Differentiate RAM and ROM What are hybrid computers? How do they work? Classify computers based on size and capacity What are peripheral devices? Explain three of them. Categorise the following into Input, Output and I/O devices Joy stick, touchpad, mouse, keyboard, scanner, monitor, touch screen, printers, plotters, speakers, mic, digitizer. 10. What is an I/O device? Give two examples and explain 11. Write a short essay on printers and categorise them 12. Differentiate primary and secondary memory. Give examples 13. Fill in the Blanks a. 1 byte=.bits b. 1 KB=..bytes c. 1MB=.bytes d. 1GB=bytes e. 1TB=bytes 14. What is cache memory 15. Define computer hardware? Give two examples 16. Define computer software? Give two examples 17. Differentiate computer hardware and software 18. Define Operating System. Give examples 19. Define Application Software. Give examples 20. The hardware and software of a computer interact with and complement each other in order to produce useful out. Explain. 21. Briefly explain the role of peripheral devises in augmenting the basic services provided by a computer system. 22. Computers perform the basic four operations of input, processing, output, and storage. Explain these operations and describe the basic organization of a computer system. 23. How did the computers evolve? Describe the different generations of computers. 24. Expand and explain CPU. Where is it located and explain its role in providing output. 25. Define and explain system software? 26. How an operating system manages the system resources? 27. Define and explain the types of OS with examples 28. The OS of a computer acts as an interface between the user and computer discuss 29. Compare the distinctive features of two popular OS that you are familiar with 30. Name and explain a spreadsheet software. Where and how are they used.

31. Differentiate workbook and worksheet. Name five parts of a worksheet. 32. Describe writing, editing, formatting, saving and printing in context with word processing software 33. What are operators? Explain four operators. 34. How do you freezepanes? In which software do you use this command? What are the three types of freezepanes? What is its use/relevance? 35. Explain sorting and filtering? When do we use advance filtering? 36. What is pivot table? How do we produce a pivot table? 37. What is a presentation graphics software? Explain its salient features 38. What are view options and slide options in presentation graphics software? 39. Write an essay on MS PowerPoint as a presentation software. Provide key points for making effective presentations 40. Write an essay on MS word as a word processing software. Provide key points for editing and formatting functions. 41. Write an essay on MS Excel as a spreadsheet software. How and when do we use spreadsheet 42. Explain the role of Information Technology in Disaster Management 43. Write short essay on any three: a. Machine language b. Assembly language c. High level language d. Non-procedural language 44. Explain any three: a. application generators b. translators c. compilers d. interpreters 45. Explain the basics of computer networks and classify computer network with examples 46. Expand the following acronyms: a. ASCII, EBCDIC, b. ROM & RAM c. ALU & VIRUS d. LAN, MAN & WAN e. SMTP, POP, 5GL f. MICR, OCR, OMR g. TCP/IP, TRAI h. WWW, URL i. GDIN, DVD, CD 47. Write an essay on electronic mail and explain its significance in modern communication 48. Write short essay on: a. Internet b. Intranet

c. Extranet d. World Wide Web 49. Describe the use of computers in Disaster Management 50. Define VDU. Explain touchscreen as I/O devise 51. Distinguish data and information 52. Explain LAN, MAN & WAN 53. What are the elements of a computer network? How does a network work? 54. Write short notes on storage devices. Explain punching card storage 55. Briefly trace the evolution of punching card to USB 56. Describe magnetic tape and USB. 57. Explain how data is stored in CD and DVD 58. What are VPNs and wireless network 59. Explain the basic difference between a 8 bit computer and 16 bit computer 60. Explain the basic difference between a 32 bit computer and 64 bit computer? Which among them is faster? Why? 61. Define binary numbers? Give two examples 62. What are decimal numbers? Give two examples 63. What are octal numbers? Give two examples 64. What are hexa decimal numbers? Give two examples 65. Convert (100010)2 into octal, decimal and hexadecimal numbers 66. Change (782)16 to octal 67. Convert (1111)2 to decimal system 68. Define and differentiate signed and unsigned integers. Give example 69. Convert the following a. Bin to decimal 1001 0011 b. Decimal to bin: 105 and 67 c. Bin to hexadecimal : 0010 1110 1000 1011 d. Hexadecimal to binary: 0xFEDC e. Hex to dec: 0X10A f. Dec to hex:165 70. What are signed integers? Give two examples 71. Define unsigned integers? Give two examples 72. What do understand the significance of binary, decimal, octal and hexadecimal integers? 73. Complete the following w.r.t addition of two binary numbers a. 1+0= b. 0+1=.. c. 0+0= d. 1+1= e. 1+1+1=.. 74. Convert the following signed integers (8 bits) a. 15 and -15 b. -32 and 32

c. 48 and -48 75. Represent the following in binary, octal and hexadecimal forms a. 1492 b. 291