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The Journey Inside: How A Computer Works

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  • 1. 
    There are _____ main types of memory.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      6

  • 2. 
    An example of an input device is:
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Monitor

    • C. 

      Speakers

    • D. 

      Printer

  • 3. 
    Computers only function by doing _______________.
    • A. 

      Reading

    • B. 

      Writing

    • C. 

      Math

    • D. 

      Science

  • 4. 
    The microprocessor is the main part of the computer?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    RAM is a type of ____________________________.
    • A. 

      Input

    • B. 

      Output

    • C. 

      Microprocessor

    • D. 

      Memory

  • 6. 
    Computers think like a human brain.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    An example of an output device is:
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Printer

    • D. 

      Scanner

  • 8. 
    ____________________ tells the microprocessor what to do.
    • A. 

      Output

    • B. 

      Software

    • C. 

      Little humans inside the CPU

    • D. 

      Gate

  • 9. 
    Computers do math very _________________.
    • A. 

      Slow

    • B. 

      Fast

  • 10. 
    There are _______ steps of a microprocessor.
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Five

  • 11. 
    The first step of a microprocessor is ______________.
    • A. 

      Decode

    • B. 

      Execute

    • C. 

      Fetch

    • D. 

      Crash

  • 12. 
    The second step of a microprocessor is _____________________.
    • A. 

      Fetch

    • B. 

      Execute

    • C. 

      Power

    • D. 

      Decode

  • 13. 
    The third step of a microprocessor is ____________________.
    • A. 

      Execute

    • B. 

      Fetch

    • C. 

      Crash

    • D. 

      Decode

  • 14. 
    A microprocessor works millions of times per _________________.
    • A. 

      Minute

    • B. 

      Hour

    • C. 

      Second

    • D. 

      Day

  • 15. 
    A binary code is made up of ___________________.
    • A. 

      1s and 2s

    • B. 

      0s and 2s

    • C. 

      1s and 4s

    • D. 

      0s and 1s

  • 16. 
    Decode decides on the ______________.
    • A. 

      Math operation

    • B. 

      Spelling

    • C. 

      Software

    • D. 

      Output device

  • 17. 
    Fetch receives the data from the memory/software
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    What does execute do in the microprocessor?
    • A. 

      Fetches data from software

    • B. 

      Decides on the math operation

    • C. 

      Does the math

    • D. 

      Burps

  • 19. 
    There are millions of tiny _________________ on a microprocessor.
    • A. 

      Hairs

    • B. 

      Transistors

    • C. 

      Holes

    • D. 

      Scanners

  • 20. 
    A _________ is the smallest unit of digital information.
    • A. 

      Pixel

    • B. 

      Bit

    • C. 

      Byte

    • D. 

      Centimeter

  • 21. 
    The smallest part of a digital picture is called a ___________.
    • A. 

      Byte

    • B. 

      Gigabyte

    • C. 

      Bit

    • D. 

      Pixel

  • 22. 
    A transistor is made of _________________, a semiconductor.
    • A. 

      Gate

    • B. 

      Silicon

    • C. 

      Source

    • D. 

      Drain

  • 23. 
    Electrons in a  transistor "jump" from the source to the ______________.
    • A. 

      Gate

    • B. 

      Semiconductor

    • C. 

      Drain

    • D. 

      Software

  • 24. 
    Microprocessors are made in a ______________.
    • A. 

      Lab

    • B. 

      Factory

    • C. 

      Fab

    • D. 

      House

  • 25. 
    A fab must be very _______________ to protect the delicate circuits of a microprocessor.
    • A. 

      Bright

    • B. 

      Sterile

    • C. 

      Secure

    • D. 

      Secret