BCIS Test 1

Total Flash Cards » 33
 
1. 

True or false: Computers process information (output) into data (input).

 

False. Process data into information.

 
2. 

True or false: Communications has become an essential element of the information processing cycle.

 

True.

 
3. 

True or false: The two categories of software are system software and utility software.

 

False. They're system software and application software.

 
4. 

True or false: When a user starts a computer, portions of the operating system load into the computer's hard disk from memory.

 

False.

 
5. 

True or false: Employees that telecommute have rigid work schedules that prevent them from combining work and personal responsibilities.

 

False.

 
6. 

Some people refer to the series of input, process, output, and storage activities as the ___ processing cycle.

 

Information

 
7. 

The ___ unit is a case that contains electronic components of the computer that are used to process data.

 

System

 
8. 

____ consists of electronic components that store instructions waiting to be executed and data needed by those instructions.

 

Memory

 
9. 

A(n) ___- device is any hardware component that conveys information to one or more people.

 

Output.

 
10. 

A(n) ___ device records (writes) and/or retrieves (reads) items to and from a USB flash drive, for example.

 

Storage.

 
11. 

A widely used communications device is a ____.

 

Modem

 
12. 

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

 
13. 

True or false: the first commercially available digital computer was the IBM PC.

 

False. First was Univac.

 
14. 

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

 
15. 

True or false:Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston designed the first word processing program

 

False

 
16. 

True or false: IBM was responsible for introducing the first minicomputer to be used for time-sharing systems.

 

False.

 
17. 

Mauchly and Eckert are credited with having developed the ENIAC computer.

 

True.

 
18. 

True or false: The first computer virus was spread by the Apple 2 floppy disc.

 

True

 
19. 

What percentage of homes were said to have computers in 1996?

 

1/3

 
20. 

____ led in the development of the BASIC programming language

 

Dr. John Kemeny

 
21. 

____ is a characteristic of 4th generation computers.

 

Large scale integration

 
22. 

___ was established as the predecessor of the internet.

 

ARPANET

 
23. 

____ is an open source operating system, which gained wide acceptance among computer users.

 

Windows Vista

 
24. 

Microsoft's latest version of its operating system to ship is called ____.

 

Windows Vista

 
25. 

Apple begins using the ___ microprocessor chip inside their macintosh computers.

 

AMD

 
26. 

True or false: A computer that stores and distributes newsgroup messages is called a newsreader.

 

False.

 
27. 

Fixed wireless internet connections

 

Use an antenna to communicate with a tower/ high speed/ use radio signals.

 
28. 

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.

 
29. 

A cable __ allows access to high-speed Internet services throught the cable television network.

 

Modem

 
30. 

The ___ consist of a worldwide collection of electronic documents.

 

Web.

 
31. 

On a Web page, a(n) ___ is a small version of a larger graphic.

 

Thumbnail

 
32. 

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.

 
33. 

According to netiquette, internet users should assume the use of all capital letters is the equivalent of ___.

 

SHOUTING!