95 Computer Trivia Questions and Answers

Welcome to the Ultimate Computer Trivia challenge! This post is designed for tech enthusiasts, seasoned computer scientists, aspiring programmers, and everyone in between who has a keen interest in the world of computing. This trivia is a delightful mix of 100 interesting and thought-provoking questions that will take you on a journey through the fascinating world of computers. From the invention of programming languages to the nuances of networking and cybersecurity, we cover it all. Whether you’re a novice eager to learn more or an expert testing your knowledge, we promise there’s something here for everyone. So, are you ready to dive deep into the world of computer trivia? Let’s get started!

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1. Who is considered the ‘father of the computer’?

2. What does CPU stand for in computer terminology?

3. What was the name of the first general-purpose electronic computer?

4. What year was the first Apple computer released?

5. What is the meaning of ‘HTTP’ that is used in website addresses?

6. Who invented the World Wide Web?

7. What does the ‘www’ in a URL stand for?

8. What is the name of the first computer programmer?

9. What was the first successful high-level programming language?

10. What does GUI stand for in computing?

11. Who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates?

12. What is the name of Google’s parent company?

13. What is the name of the first commercially successful video game?

14. What is Moore’s Law?

15. What programming language was originally developed at Bell Labs in the 1970s?

16. Which computer virus caused $10 billion in damage and was the fastest spreading virus in history?

17. What is the name of the first computer virus?

18. What does ‘SQL’ stand for?

19. What does ‘BIOS’ stand for in computer terminology?

20. What is the most used programming language as of my knowledge cutoff in 2021?

22. What is the full form of ‘OS’ in computer language?

23. Who is the founder of Free Software Foundation?

24. What was the first computer to defeat a World Chess Champion in a match?

25. What does URL stand for?

26. Which company was established on April 1st, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne?

27. What does the ‘favicon’ stand for in web terminology?

28. Which language is used for web apps?

29. What is the capacity of a DVD?

30. What does HTML stand for?

31. Who is the creator of the Python programming language?

32. What does ‘FTP’ stand for?

33. In which year was the ‘@’ chosen for its use in email addresses?

34. What does SSD stand for?

35. What is the standard color depth of a computer monitor?

36. What does ‘CC’ mean in emails?

37. What is the full form of ‘JPEG’ in terms of computer files?

38. What is the hexadecimal system based on?

39. What does the ‘Alt+F4’ shortcut do in most Windows applications?

40. What type of computer memory is non-volatile and can be electrically erased and reprogrammed?

41. What does XML stand for?

42. What does PDF stand for?

43. What does DPI stand for in printing and graphics?

44. What company did Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson work for when they invented Unix?

45. What is the binary system based on?

46. Who is known as the inventor of the QWERTY keyboard?

47. What technology is used to record cryptocurrency transactions?

48. What does GNU stand for?

49. What does ‘RJ45’ stand for in computer networking?

50. What does ASCII stand for?

51. What does ‘BSOD’ stand for in computer terminology?

52. What company was the first to license the Java technology from Sun Microsystems in 1996?

53. Who wrote the Linux kernel?

54. What was the first browser to handle cookies?

55. What does ‘CAPTCHA’ stand for?

56. What is the most significant bit in a byte?

57. What does ARPANET stand for?

58. What does ‘DDoS’ stand for in cybersecurity?

59. What does ‘MAC’ stand for in computer networking?

60. Who was the co-founder of Intel?

61. Which company created the first silicon microprocessor?

62. What is the primary use of RAM in a computer?

63. What does ‘BI’ stand for in business terminology?

64. What is the first name of the individual that the programming language ‘Python’ is named after?

65. What does CDN stand for?

66. What is a common term for software that allows one operating system to host other operating systems?

67. What is the primary purpose of an operating system?

68. What does RAID stand for in computing?

69. What does the ‘B’ in ‘B-tree’ stand for?

70. What is the full form of ‘ALU’ in computer language?

71. Who developed the Ruby programming language?

72. What language was the basis for developing Ruby?

73. What are ‘null’ values in database terminology?

74. What is a ‘schema’ in database terminology?

75. What does ‘MIME’ stand for?

76. What is ‘lossless’ compression?

77. What is a ‘query’ in database terminology?

78. What does API stand for?

79. What does the ‘boot’ in ‘booting up’ a computer stand for?

80. What is ‘cloud computing’?

81. What does ‘EULA’ stand for?

82. What does ‘FLOSS’ stand for in software?

83. What is a ‘firewall’ in computer terminology?

84. What does ‘IoT’ stand for?

85. What does ‘GPL’ stand for in open-source software?

86. Who is the inventor of the C++ programming language?

87. What is ‘machine learning’?

88. What does ‘RISC’ stand for in computing?

89. What does ‘OOP’ stand for in programming?

90. What is a ‘bit’ in computer terminology?

91. What does ‘ISP’ stand for?

92. What does ‘LAN’ stand for?

93. What does ‘URL’ stand for?

94. What does ‘WAN’ stand for?

95. What does ‘WWW’ stand for?

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