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Sunday, May 29, 2016

University Asst EXam 2016 : Answer Keys Explained

University Assistant Exam 2016: Held on 24-May-2016

1. Who is considered to be the first programmer?
(A) Ada Lovelace 
(B) Alan Turing
(C) Charles Babbage
(D) Von Neumann

Answer: (A)
Ada Lovelace is considered to have written instructions for the first computer program on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical the mid-1800s. The daughter of famed poet Lord Byron, Augusta Ada Byron.

2. An attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users is called:
(A)Malware Attack
(B) Worms Attack
(C) Denial-of-service attack
(D) Adware attack

Answer: (C)
Denial of Service ( DoS ) attack
In computing, a denial-of-service (DoS) attack is an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users, such as to temporarily or indefinitely interrupt or suspend services of a host connected to the Internet.

3. A computer program that is used to convert an assembly language to machine language is:
(A) Compiler
(B) Interpreter
(C) Assembler
(D) Comparator

Answer: (C)
An assembly language is a low-level programming language for microprocessors and other programmable devices. 

4. Codes consisting of light and dark marks of various thickness which may be optically read is known as :
(A) Operand
(B) Bar code
(C) Decoder
(D) Opcode

Answer: (B)
Norman Joseph Woodland was the inventor of the barcode, for which he received a patent in October 1952.

5.The inventor of world wide web :
(A) Tim Berners Lee
(B) Marc Andreessen
(C) James H Clark
(D) Robert Cailliau

Answer: (A)
Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee, also known as TimBL, is an English computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web.

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