Gibilisco - Computers And The Internet

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  • 1. 
    One megabyte is the same amount of data as
    • A. 

      1024 bytes.

    • B. 

      1024 KB.

    • C. 

      1024 GB.

    • D. 

      1/1024 KB.

  • 2. 
    The Web should be expected to work fastest for a user in New York City at
    • A. 

      2:00 a.m. local time on a Tuesday.

    • B. 

      4:00 p.m. local time on a Wednesday.

    • C. 

      12:30 p.m. local time on a Thursday.

    • D. 

      Any time; it doesn’t matter.

  • 3. 
    The sharpness of the image on a computer display can be specified in terms of
    • A. 

      Refresh rate.

    • B. 

      Interlace rate.

    • C. 

      Wavelength.

    • D. 

      Dot pitch.

  • 4. 
    The term cylinder refers to
    • A. 

      A set of tracks in a hard drive.

    • B. 

      A particular type of memory chip.

    • C. 

      A drum-shaped data storage medium.

    • D. 

      The spindle that turns a CD-R or CD-RW.

  • 5. 
    An example of a mass-storage device is a
    • A. 

      Hard drive.

    • B. 

      Microprocessor.

    • C. 

      Modem.

    • D. 

      Read-write head.

  • 6. 
    The character string [email protected] would most likely represent
    • A. 

      A Web site.

    • B. 

      The location of data in a computer’s memory.

    • C. 

      An e-mail address.

    • D. 

      A computer’s serial number.

  • 7. 
    The megabit per second (Mbps) is a common unit that expresses
    • A. 

      The memory capacity of a chip.

    • B. 

      The storage capacity of an external hard drive.

    • C. 

      The image resolution of a printer.

    • D. 

      The speed of an Internet connection.

  • 8. 
    A platter is
    • A. 

      Part of a hard drive.

    • B. 

      A unit of memory.

    • C. 

      An element of a digital image.

    • D. 

      A semiconductor chip.

  • 9. 
    Protocol ensures that
    • A. 

      A hard drive runs smoothly.

    • B. 

      A display or printer reproduces color accurately.

    • C. 

      A display or printer generates a clear image.

    • D. 

      Computers can exchange data.

  • 10. 
    A packet is
    • A. 

      A computer memory module.

    • B. 

      A unit of 210 a unit of 2^10 bytes.

    • C. 

      A piece of data sent over the Net.

    • D. 

      A picture element in a display.

  • 11. 
    The main microprocessor in a computer is located
    • A. 

      On the motherboard.

    • B. 

      In the external hard drive.

    • C. 

      In the memory chip.

    • D. 

      In the power supply.

  • 12. 
    Cross-referencing among Web pages is done with
    • A. 

      Digital signal processing.

    • B. 

      An analog-to-digital converter.

    • C. 

      Internet relay chat.

    • D. 

      Hypertext links.

  • 13. 
    Web page addresses usually begin with the letters “http,” which signifies a form of
    • A. 

      Digital signal processing.

    • B. 

      Protocol.

    • C. 

      Modem configuration.

    • D. 

      Color rendition.

  • 14. 
    A telephone modem contains
    • A. 

      An internal CR-R or CD-RW drive.

    • B. 

      A microprocessor.

    • C. 

      An A/D converter.

    • D. 

      An image resolver.

  • 15. 
    An advantage of a flatbed scanner over a feedthrough scanner is the fact that
    • A. 

      A flatbed scanner can be combined with a fax machine, but a feedthrough scanner cannot.

    • B. 

      A flatbed scanner can be used to scan magazines or books intact, but a feedthrough scanner cannot.

    • C. 

      A flatbed scanner can reproduce color drawings and photographs, but a feedthrough scanner cannot.

    • D. 

      A flatbed scanner takes up less desktop space than a feedthrough scanner.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following types of external storage provide the fastest access time, provided nosoftware conflicts occur?
    • A. 

      A magnetic tape drive

    • B. 

      A CD-R or CD-RW drive

    • C. 

      A flash memory module

    • D. 

      An external hard drive

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is a serial-access medium?
    • A. 

      Magnetic tape

    • B. 

      A diskette

    • C. 

      A hard drive

    • D. 

      A CD-R or CD-RW

  • 18. 
    Which of the following character strings represents the proper format for an e-mail address?
    • A. 

      Http://www.sciencewriter.net

    • B. 

      Www.mcgraw-hill.com

    • C. 

      Blackhills.com

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    Which of the following devices is best suited for animated graphics work involving fastmotion, such as high-end gaming?
    • A. 

      A laser printer

    • B. 

      An external hard drive or flash memory module

    • C. 

      Hypertext transfer protocol

    • D. 

      A display that does not use interlacing

  • 20. 
    A thermal printer might be an ideal choice for
    • A. 

      A salesperson who is on the road.

    • B. 

      Someone working with animated graphics.

    • C. 

      An author who needs to print a huge text document.

    • D. 

      A photographer who needs top-quality color printouts.

  • 21. 
    The abbreviation FTP stands for:
    • A. 

      Fast Text Packet.

    • B. 

      File Transfer Protocol.

    • C. 

      Frequency/Time Processing.

    • D. 

      Federal Trade Program.

  • 22. 
    An asset of a dot-matrix printer is:
    • A. 

      Low operating cost.

    • B. 

      Excellent image detail.

    • C. 

      Resemblance to a photocopy machine.

    • D. 

      Compatibility with most modems.

  • 23. 
    When computer data is sent over long-distance telephone circuits, the digital highs and lows are generally represented by:
    • A. 

      Audio tones.

    • B. 

      A series of clicks.

    • C. 

      Positive and negative direct currents.

    • D. 

      Pixels.

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