Computer Organization Trivia Questions

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Computer Organization Trivia Questions

This quiz is based on chapters 1 and 2 of Tannenbaum's Computer Organization and Architecture.


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  • 1. 
    How many levels are there in contemporary multilevel machines?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      9

    • E. 

      10

  • 2. 
    In contemporary multilevel machines, what is the fifth level?
  • 3. 
    In contemporary multilevel machines, what is the fourth level?
  • 4. 
    In contemporary multilevel machines, what is the third level?
  • 5. 
    In contemporary multilevel machines, what is the second level?
  • 6. 
    In contemporary multilevel machines, what is the first level?
  • 7. 
    In contemporary multilevel machines, what is level zero?
  • 8. 
    In contemporary multilevel machines, what do you use to get from one level to another?
  • 9. 
    Name the two types of translators.
  • 10. 
    What translator compiles all of the source code before the execution occurs?
  • 11. 
    What translator executes the program as it translates?
  • 12. 
    Which translator requires source code to execute?
  • 13. 
    Which computer generation saw mechanical computers (1642-1945)?
  • 14. 
    Which computer generation saw vacuum tubes (1945-1955)?
  • 15. 
    Which computer generation saw transistors (1955-1965)?
  • 16. 
    Which computer generation saw integrated circuits (1965-1980)?
  • 17. 
    Which computer generation saw very large scale integration (1980 - current)?
  • 18. 
    What was the biggest enemy of computers in the first generation?
  • 19. 
    What architecture is in almost every one of today's computing machines?
  • 20. 
    What states that the number of transistors that can be put in a chip will increase by 60% annually.
  • 21. 
    Please list the components in numerical order separated by a comma and a space.
  • 22. 
    The following is an example of what type of architecture?
  • 23. 
    What does RAID stand for?
  • 24. 
    What are the three properties that you can get from a RAID?
  • 25. 
    What is the reflective surface of optical media that reflects light to a sensor called?