BCIS Test 1

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True or false: Computers process information (output) into data (input).
False. Process data into information.
True or false: Communications has become an essential element of the information processing cycle.
True.
True or false: The two categories of software are system software and utility software.
False. They're system software and application software.
True or false: When a user starts a computer, portions of the operating system load into the computer's hard disk from memory.
False.
True or false: Employees that telecommute have rigid work schedules that prevent them from combining work and personal responsibilities.
False.
Some people refer to the series of input, process, output, and storage activities as the ___ processing cycle.
Information
The ___ unit is a case that contains electronic components of the computer that are used to process data.
System
____ consists of electronic components that store instructions waiting to be executed and data needed by those instructions.
Memory
A(n) ___- device is any hardware component that conveys information to one or more people.
Output.
A(n) ___ device records (writes) and/or retrieves (reads) items to and from a USB flash drive, for example.
Storage.
A widely used communications device is a ____.
Modem
True or false: The design of the ABC computer by Dr. John V. Atanasoff and Clifford Berry in the late 1930's provided the foundation for the development of electronic digital computers.
True
True or false: the first commercially available digital computer was the IBM PC.
False. First was Univac.
True or false: It was the UNIVAC I that was responsible for the public becoming increasingly aware of the devlelopment of electronic digital computers, when it predicted the outcome of the 1952 presidential election.
True
True or false:Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston designed the first word processing program
False
True or false: IBM was responsible for introducing the first minicomputer to be used for time-sharing systems.
False.
Mauchly and Eckert are credited with having developed the ENIAC computer.
True.
True or false: The first computer virus was spread by the Apple 2 floppy disc.
True
What percentage of homes were said to have computers in 1996?
1/3
____ led in the development of the BASIC programming language
Dr. John Kemeny
____ is a characteristic of 4th generation computers.
Large scale integration
___ was established as the predecessor of the internet.
ARPANET
____ is an open source operating system, which gained wide acceptance among computer users.
Windows Vista
Microsoft's latest version of its operating system to ship is called ____. Windows Vista
Apple begins using the ___ microprocessor chip inside their macintosh computers. AMD
True or false: A computer that stores and distributes newsgroup messages is called a newsreader.
False.
Fixed wireless internet connections
Use an antenna to communicate with a tower/ high speed/ use radio signals.
True or false: JPEG is a format that expands graphics to increase their file size, which means the file takes up less storage space.
False.
A cable __ allows access to high-speed Internet services throught the cable television network.
Modem
The ___ consist of a worldwide collection of electronic documents.
Web.
On a Web page, a(n) ___ is a small version of a larger graphic.
Thumbnail
Streaming The process of transferring data in a continuous and even flow, which allows users to access and use a file while it is transmitting.
According to netiquette, internet users should assume the use of all capital letters is the equivalent of ___.
SHOUTING!