WAEC Computer Science Questions and Answers 2020/2021 (Essay / Objectives)

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The West African Examination Council (WAEC) is an examination body in Nigeria and other parts of West African countries like Ghana, Gambia and Sierra-leone that conducts the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and the General Certificate in Education in May/June and November/December respectively.

WAEC Computer Science Questions and Answers 2020/2021

This section will show you WAEC Computer Science Paper 1 (Objective) and Paper 2 (Essay).

You will see OBJ and theory questions here. However, this is not WAEC expo, we published this post to help students prepare for their exams online.

1. The way of manipulating data into information is called

A. organizing

B. transmission

C. storing

D. processing

E. deletion

ANSWER: D 

2. It is a small piece of text stored on a user’s computer by a web browser for maintaining the state. What are we talking about?

A) Session

B) Applets

C) Cookie

D) Application

E) Query String

ANSWER: C

3. Which of the following is responsible for the management and coordination of activities and the sharing of the resources of the computer?

A. motherboard

B. application software

C. RAM

D. system software

E. operating system

ANSWER: E

4. In computers, what is the smallest and basic unit of information storage?

A. byte

B. bit

C. megabyte

D. kilobyte

E. Newton

5. What is the shortcut key of printing a document for computer having windows?

A. Shift + PP

B. Shift + P

C. Alt + P

D. Ctrl + P

E. Fn + P

6. What type of device is a computer keyboard?

A. software

B. input

C. processing

D. output

E. storage

7. What type of devices are CDs or DVDs?

A. output

B. software

C. storage

D. input

E. processing

8. Which was the first web browser?

A. World Wide Web

B. Netscape Navigator

C. Safari

D. Chrome

E. Internet Explorer

9. What type of device is a computer monitor?

A. processing

B. storage

C. software

D. input

E. output

10. MP3 file format is associated with what type of files?

A. flash file

B. Word document

C. video

D. image

E. audio

11. Microsoft command based Operating System “DOS” was created in the year

A. 1968

B. 1972

C. 1980

D. 1990

E. 1993

12. Characteristics of a good program include the following EXCEPT

A. accuracy

B. generality

C. inefficiency

D. maintenance

E. readability

13. A hexadecimal “A0” has the decimal value

A. 80

B. 100

C. 160

D. 183

E. 256

14. Which of the following generation of computers is referred to as an expert system?

A. Fifth

B. First

C. Fourth

D. Second

E. Third

15. The difference between people with access to computer and internet and those without its knowledge is known as

A. computer literate

B. computer programmer

C. digital divide

D. internet experts

E. web master

16. The distribution of audio and video contents to a dispersed audience through a digital transmission media is called

A. authenticating

B. broadcasting

C. converting

D. switching

E. translating

17. In Microsoft Excel, a new work space is created with the name ______ by default.

A. book 1

B. excel 1

C. mybook 1

D. sheet 1

E. workbook 1

18. In the e-mail address deardammy@gmail.com , “deardammy” is the _______ name.

A. client

B. domain

C. host

D. server

E. user

19. The _______ displays the content of the active cell in Microsoft Excel.

A. formular bar

B. name box

C. row heading

D. task pane

E. title bar

20. A computer system without an Operating System is useless, this is because Operating System is

A. a program that manages computer hardware and software

B. an antivirus agent

C. embedded in the motherboard

D. the microprocessor of a computer

E. the source of power to the computer

21. The following are output devices except

A. plotter

B. monitor

C. printer

D. mouse

E. speakers

22. What are the two broad categories of software?

A. Transaction and System

B. Microsoft and Mac OS

C. MS Word and spreadsheet

D. Transaction and Application

E. System and Application

23. Who owns the Internet?

A. Internet Architecture Board

B. No one owns it

C. Internet Engineering Task Force

D. ICANN

E. InterNIC

24. What type of device is a computer printer?

A. storage

B. output

C. input

D. software

E. processing

25. Memory management is a feature of

A. operating system

B. processor

C. UPS

D. animation

E. MS Word

26. What does HTTP stand for?

A. Head Tail Transfer Plot

B. Hypertext Transmission Process

C. Hypertext Transfer Protocol

D. Hypertext Transfer Plotter

E. Head Tail Transfer Protocol

27. Which of these is a correct format of an email address?

A. contact.website.info

B. contact@website@info

C. contact@website.info

D. contactwebsite.info

E. contact.website@info

28. What type of device is a digital camera?

A. processing

B. input

C. software

D. storage

E. output

29. MS Word is an example of

A. ALU

B. System Software

C. Operating System

D. Application Software

E. Scanner

30. What type of device is a computer mouse?

A. storage

B. output

C. input

D. processing

E. software

31. Which software application is used for accessing sites or information on a network (as the World Wide Web)?

A. Microsoft Excel

B. Microsoft Word

C. FileZilla

D. Operating System

E. Web Browser

32. What does BIOS stand for?

A. Basic In put Output System

B. Better Integrated Operating System

C. Backup Input Output System

D. Battery Integrated Operating Setup

E. Battery Input Operating System

33. In computers, ‘.tmp’ extension refers usually to what kind of file?

A. video file

B. database file

C. temporary file

D. text file

E. image file

34. One kilobyte contains how many bytes?

A. 1001

B. 1000

C. 10

D. 1024

E. 100

35. What type of devices are computer speakers or headphones?

A. input

B. storage

C. processing

D. software

E. output

36. Which of the following is not a storage device?

A. DVD

B. flash drive

C. mouse

D. hard disk

E. floppy disk

37. A program that can copy itself and infect a computer without the permission or knowledge of the owner is called what?

A. monitor

B. flash

C. floppy

D. virus

E. java

38. What type of device is a 31/2 inch floppy disk?

A. input

B. processing

C. storage

D. output

E. software

39. Which of this is a correct format of an IP address?

A. 192.168.111.1111

B. 192.168.900.1

C. 192.168.1.1

D. 192.16.168.111

E. 192.900.168.1

40. What is Windows XP?

A. storage device

B. processor

C. operating system

D. input device

E. output device

41.The way of manipulating data into information is called

A. organizing

B. transmission

C. storing

D. processing

E. deletion

42. It is a small piece of text stored on a user’s computer by a web browser for maintaining the state. What are we talking about?

A. Session

B. Applets

C. Cookie

D. Application

E. Query String

43. Which of the following is responsible for the management and coordination of activities and the sharing of the resources of the computer?

A. motherboard

B. application software

C. RAM

D. system software

E. operating system

44. In computers, what is the smallest and basic unit of information storage?

A. byte

B. bit

C. megabyte

D. kilobyte

E. Newton

45. What is the shortcut key of printing a document for computer having windows?

A. Shift + PP

B. Shift + P

C. Alt + P

D. Ctrl + P

E. Fn + P

46. What type of device is a computer keyboard?

A. software

B. input

C. processing

D. output

E. storage

47. What type of devices are CDs or DVDs?

A. output

B. software

C. storage

D. input

E. processing

48. Which was the first web browser?

A. WorldWideWeb

B. Netscape Navigator

C. Safari

D. Chrome

E. Internet Explorer

49. What type of device is a computer monitor?

A. processing

B. storage

C. software

D. input

E. output

50. MP3 file format is associated with what type of files?

A. flash file

B. Word document

C. video

D. image

E. audio

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