Components Of The Computer System

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Computer Component Quizzes & Trivia

The quiz is a revew of concepts taught in the section, Components of the computer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The process of obtaining a program instruction or data item from memory is called ____. 
    • A. 

      Decoding

    • B. 

      Executing

    • C. 

      Fetching

    • D. 

      Storing

  • 2. 
    RAM is also called ____.  
    • A. 

      ROM

    • B. 

      Flash memory

    • C. 

      Main memory

    • D. 

      Cache

  • 3. 
    To attach multiple peripherals using a single USB port, you can use a(n) ____. 
    • A. 

      Daisy link

    • B. 

      USB hub

    • C. 

      Network

    • D. 

      array

  • 4. 
    One type of processor, called ____, integrates the functions of a processor, memory, and a video card on a single chip. 
    • A. 

      Microprocessor

    • B. 

      Power processor

    • C. 

      System on a chip

    • D. 

      Multimedia processor

  • 5. 
    A(n) ____ is a device that connects to the system unit and is controlled by the processor in the computer. 
    • A. 

      Expansion card

    • B. 

      Peripheral

    • C. 

      Connection card

    • D. 

      Chip card

  • 6. 
    Each byte resides temporarily in a location in memory that has a(n) ____. 
    • A. 

      Address

    • B. 

      Port

    • C. 

      Slot

    • D. 

      Pipe

  • 7. 
    A processor contains small, high-speed storage locations, called ____, that temporarily hold data and instructions. 
    • A. 

      Control units

    • B. 

      Boards

    • C. 

      Registers

    • D. 

      Pointers

  • 8. 
    ____ on the motherboard hold memory modules. 
    • A. 

      Drive bays

    • B. 

      Memory slots

    • C. 

      Expansion slots

    • D. 

      Ports

  • 9. 
    Bit is short for ____. 
    • A. 

      Binary data

    • B. 

      Binary digit

    • C. 

      Digital byte

    • D. 

      Binary unit

  • 10. 
    The most widely used coding system to represent data is the ____ scheme. 
    • A. 

      Infrared Data Association (IrDA)

    • B. 

      Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (EBCDIC)

    • C. 

      American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII)

    • D. 

      Unicode

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