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QUESTION BANK

COMPUTER APPLICATION
I.

LONG ESSAY TYPE:

Chapter I
1. a) What is a computer? Describe the characteristics of computer.
b) Briefly explain on the three hardware components of necessary for a
computer system.
c) What are the essential devices required for a computer system to work efficiently
2. a) Write a brief note on History of Computers?
b) Explain on the classification of computers according to memory size and working principles
3. a) What is a computer? Describe the characteristics of computer.
b) Name any three advantages and three disadvantages of Computers.
c) Name any two Super computers.
4. a) Define computer and explain various capabilities of Computers.
b) Explain on the classification of computers according to memory size and working principles
5. a) Write a brief note on generation of computer.
b) Write on any five characteristics of computers.
6. a)Write a brief note on History of Computers?
b) Write short notes on i)First generation of computers
ii) Fourth generation of computers
7. a) How do you classify computers?
b) Explain on the classification of computers according to memory size and working principles
c) Explain the different generations of computers
8. a) Define computer. What are its features?
b) What are the advantages of using computers?
c) What measures are to be taken to secure data?
9. a) Explain the basic anatomy of computer.
b) How can you classify computers? Explain on the different classifications of computers
chapter II
1. a) What is hardware? What are input, output and storage devices?
b) Explain on any three input devices
c) Explain on any three output devices
2. a) Define Hardware. Explain the purpose of I/O, Storage devices with examples.
b) With a neat Block diagram explain the functioning of various components of the CPU.
3. a) Write note on RAM and ROM and its types.
b) Write a note on Classification of Printers with examples

4. a) Differentiate between Floppy disk and hard disk


b) What are the various types of keys typically found on a microcomputer keyboard?
c) Explain the functions carried out by the ALU and control unit
5. a) Write note on RAM and ROM and its types.
b) What are storage devices? Explain any three in detail.
6. a) Explain the working of a computer system with a neat block diagram.
b) What is memory? Differentiate between volatile and non-volatile memory with examples.
7.

a) With a neat Block diagram explain the functioning of various components of the CPU.
b) Compare and contrast between impact and non-impact printers

8) a) What is the need of input devices? Explain any three in detail.


b) What is secondary memory? Write a note on any two secondary memory device
6. a) What is primary and secondary memory?
b) What is the difference between primary and secondary devices
b) What are the different types of secondary storage devices
7. a) What is semiconductor memory?
b) What is magnetic memory?
c) What are the different types semiconductor and magnetic memory?
8. a) What is Hardware and software ?
b) Explain the different type of input devices.
c) Explain the different types of output devices.
9. a) What is a program? Explain the principles of programming.
b) What are the uses of computerization over manual system
Chapter III
1. a) Define software. Classify software with examples.
b) What is the need of translators? Write a note on various translators
2. a) What is an operating system? Differentiate between DOS and Windows.
b) Define Booting. Explain its different types.
c) Differentiate between compiler and Interpreter.
3. a) What are the advantages of Word processing software?
Chapter IV
1. a) Write a brief notes on data representation
b) Explain the reason why Binary number system is used in computers
c) Explain in brief various data processing systems

2. a) Name the different types of data processing and list out the differences?
b) i.)Define data and write note on different types of data
ii) What do these acronyms stand for: ASCII, EBCDIC , BIT
3. a)Explain the data processing cycle in detail?
b) Explain any two data processing system with example?
4. a) Write notes on the various text codes?
b) List out the various advantages of EDP and explain?
5. a) What is data processing? What is the difference between manual data processing
and electronic data processing? Explain with examples
b) What are the advantages of Electronic Data Processing?
6. a) Explain briefly the classification of Programming languages.
b) What is a computer virus? what are the symptoms of a virus attack
7. a) What are application software? Give the various types with examples.
b) Write a note on virus, its types, symptoms and prevention.
8.a.How does a computer virus enter the system? What symptoms are displayed and by a system
infected by a computer virus?
9. a) What is data processing? What are the application areas of computers involved
in data processing?
b) What are the common activities in processing?
11. a) What is a computer virus? what are the symptoms of a virus attack
c) What are the preventive measures to be taken against viruses.
Chapter V
1. a) What is Computer Network? What are the different types of Network?
b) With a neat diagram explain the various network topologies.
2. a)What is E-mail? List its advantages and disadvantages.
b) Differentiate between half duplex and full duplex types of communication.
c) Name and explain the different types of network.
3. a) What is a computer network? Define LAN , MAN and WAN.
b) Differentiate between half duplex and full duplex types of communication.
c) What is E-mail? List its advantages and disadvantages.
4. a) Name the different types of communication and explain in detail.
b) Explain the terms Internet, WWW and Email and browsers.
5. a) With a neat diagram explain the various network topologies.
b) Name the different types of transmission and explain its working with example.

6. a) Name the different types of transmission and explain its working with example.
b) Explain the terms WWW and Email and browsers and Blog

chapter VI
1. a) What is Property Management System? Describe the basic features.
b) What are the functions performed by call accounting system and list its advantages.
2. a) What are the House keeping functions in a Rooms management module?
b) What is Central Reservation System? Name the types of CRS and explain
3. a) What is Energy Management System? Briefly explain the energy control designs.
b) What is Rooms Management module? What are its functions?
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a) Describe the Guest Accounting module. What are the common types of folios in
Guest accounting modules
b) What are the types of Electronic Locking system? Explain.

5. a) Name and explain the various interfaces used in PMS.


b) What external information services may guests be able to access from in-room
computer terminals?
c)What criteria can management use to evaluate the possibility of interfacing computer systems?
6. a) What is Central Reservation System? Name the types of CRS and explain
b) What are affiliate and non-affiliate systems. Explain.
c) Explain how computers have changed the hotel operations in the present scenario.
7. a) Describe the Guest Accounting module. What are the common types of folios in
Guest accounting modules
b )What is the purpose of MIS? What functions are performed by information
processing technology?
8. a) Name and explain the various interfaces used in PMS.
b) a )Explain the different types of Information Backup procedures
9. a) What are the strategic considerations for Information Protection?
b) How does a rooms management module help reduce room status discrepancies?
c) what do the following acronyms stand for: POS, CAS, ELS, EMS, PMS, CRS
10 a) What is Energy Management System? Briefly explain the energy control designs.
b) What kinds of reports can be produced by property-level reservation systems?
c) Explain the term Room status discrepancy with an example.
11. a) What role might the Internet play in a global distribution system?
c) What kinds of reports can be produced by property-level reservation systems?
11. a) What is a Rooms management module? What are their functions?
b) How does a rooms management module help reduce room status discrepancies?

12. What are the primary functions a guest accounting module performs?
b) What are some of the reports that a rooms management module can generate?
I. SHORT ESSAY QUESTIONS : (carry 5 marks for each question)
1. What does the term hardware mean? Identify the three hardware components necessary for a
computer system, and describe their functions.
2. What are the various types of keys typically found on a microcomputer keyboard?
3. What are the principles of programming?
4. What is an input device? Describe the different types of Input devices.
5. What is an output device? Describe the different types of output devices.
6. Explain the classification of computers in terms of memory capacity.
7. What is data processing? Describe the steps involved in data processing.
8. What are the characteristics of information?
9. What is a Network? What are the functions of a server?
10. Explain different ways by which data loss or manipulation of data can occur.
11. Explain how you can classify the viruses.
12. What is software? How can you classify software?
13. What is Secondary memory? Mention the different types of storage device used.
14. Mention the different types of storage devices used.
15. What are the advantages of having a computer connected to network over a standalone computer?
16. What is memory? What are the different types of memory.
17. Describe the functions of C.P.U.
18. What are the different types of registers found in the microprocessor? What are their functions?
19. What is Property management System? Briefly explain on some of the interfaces for hotel operations.
20. What external information services may guests be able to access from in-room computer terminals?
21. What role might the Internet play in a Global distribution system?
22. What services are provided by a central reservation office?
23. Why is data security a concern of global distribution systems?
24. What data are collected through reservation systems?
25. What kinds of reports can be produced by property-level reservation systems?
26. What primary functions does a rooms management module perform?
27. How does a rooms management module help reduce room status discrepancies?
28. What are some of the reports that a rooms management module can generate?
29. What are the primary functions a guest accounting module performs?
30. What is a Rooms management module? What are their functions?
31. What is the purpose of MIS?
32. What functions are performed by information processing technology?
33. What criteria can management use to evaluate the possibility of interfacing computer systems?
34. What does the term data security mean? Identify the steps that hospitality operations can take to
ensure data security.
35. What is system software? Explain the different types of system software.
36. What is Virus? How can you cure Virus attack?
37. How can a computer viruses enter a computer system? What symptoms are displayed by a system
infected by a computer virus?
38. What is Virus? What are precautionary measures to be taken against viruses?
39. What are the application of computers in the field of Information systems?
40. What are the measures to be taken to secure data?
41. What is the purpose of MIS?
42. What functions are performed by information processing technology?

43. What criteria can management use to evaluate the possibility of interfacing computer systems?
44. Explain the different types of Information Backup procedures.
45. What are the strategic considerations for Information Protection?
III. SHORT ANSWERS : ( 2 Marks for each question)
1. What are general purpose and special purpose computers?
2. Name the computer which comes under the category of micro computer.
2. How is data represented within a computer?
3. What is a Bus? Which are the different types of bus connections used in the system ?
4. What is a flowchart? When is it used ?
5. What is Systems software? Mention the different types of system software.
6. What is an application software? Mention the different types of application software.
7. What is a Secondary memory? Mention the different types of storage devices used.
8. Mention the two types of printers with examples
9. What are advantages of having a inkjet printer over a dot matrix printer?
10. What are the advantages of having a computer connected to network over a standalone computer?
12. Mention the activities involved in data-processing.
13. What is memory? What are the different types of memory?
14. What are the functions of a CPU?
15. What is a register? Mention the different types of registers.
16. What is an operating system? What are the functions of operating system?
17. What is the difference between an impact printer and a nonimpact printer? Give examples of each type
of printer.
18. What is the difference between RAM and ROM?
19. What terms do the following abbreviations represent : I/O,CPU, CRT, TTY, LPT and DOS?
20. What is meant by the term computer program?
21. What are the various functions performed by most operating systems?
22. What are the external storage devices?
23. Identify three hardware components essential to effective Internet operations and describe their
functions.
24. What is the difference between line printer and a chain printer?
25. What is the advantage of a daisy wheel printer compared to a dot matrix printer?
26. What is the purpose of memory in a computer?
27. What is a non-volatile memory?
28. What is Read-only memory?
29. Explain how data is organized on a floppy disk.
30. What are the main differences between a floppy disk and a hard disk?
31. What is an operating system? Why is it required for a computer?
32. What are the facilities provided by an operating system to a user?
33. What are the main parameters used to classify computer?
34. What are the main differences between micro-computers and mini-computers?
35. What distinguishes a super-computer from a mini computer?
36. What are the major applications of super computers?
37. What is a local area network?
38. What are the objectives of a local area network?
39. What is a computer network?
40. Give some examples of computer networks and their applications.
41. What is MIS?
42. What is BIT and BYTE?
43. What is the difference between Internet and Intranet?