# Computer Fundamentals Questions and Answers – Flowcharts

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This set of Computer Fundamentals Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Flowcharts”.

1. The symbol denotes _______

a) I/O
b) Flow
c) Terminal
d) Decision

Explanation: The symbol denotes a terminal. It is used for indication of start and stop nodes of a program.

2. In computer science, algorithm refers to a pictorial representation of a flowchart.
a) True
b) False

Explanation: The statement is false. The correct statement would be: In computer science, flowchart refers to a pictorial representation of an algorithm.

3. The process of drawing a flowchart for an algorithm is called __________
a) Performance
b) Evaluation
c) Algorithmic Representation
d) Flowcharting

Explanation: It is called as flowcharting. A flowchart is nothing but a pictorial representation of an algorithm.
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4. Actual instructions in flowcharting are represented in __________
a) Circles
b) Boxes
c) Arrows
d) Lines

Explanation: The actual instructions are written in boxes. Boxes are connected by using arrows to indicate the exact flow of a flowchart and the order in which they are to be executed.

5. The following box denotes?

a) Decision
b) Initiation
c) Initialization
d) I/O

Explanation: A diamond shape box denotes the decision making statements. It jumps to a truth value or a false value.

6. A box that can represent two different conditions.
a) Rectangle
b) Diamond
c) Circle
d) Parallelogram

Explanation: A diamond shape box denotes either a truth value or a false value. It jumps onto two different statements following it via flow lines.

7. There should be certain set standards on the amount of details that should be provided in a flowchart.
a) True
b) False

Explanation: The statement is false. There should be no set standards on the amount of details that should be provided in a flowchart.

8. A detailed flowchart is called ______
a) Stack
b) Macro
c) Micro
d) Union

Explanation: A detailed flowchart or a flowchart with more details is called as micro flowchart. It represents all the components of the algorithm that is followed.

9. Which of the following is not an advantage of a flowchart?
a) Better communication
b) Efficient coding
c) Systematic testing
d) Improper documentation

Explanation: Flowcharts provide a proper documentation. It also provides systematic debugging.

10. A flowchart that outlines the main segments of a program.
a) Queue
b) Macro
c) Micro
d) Union

Explanation: The answer is Macro Flowchart. A macro flowchart outlines the important components of a program. It therefore shows fewer details.

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