COSC Final Exam Study Guide

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  • 1. 
    You can download a version of Linux from the Internet for free.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Which is TRUE about mainframe computer 
    • A. 

      They perform complex calculations rapidly.

    • B. 

      They support hundreds of users simultaneously

    • C. 

      They execute many programs at a first pace.

    • D. 

      They excel at running a few programs quickly.

  • 3. 
    When virtual memory is in use, the condition of excessive paging is referred to asthrashing
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The __________ language consists of just two digits: 0 and 1
    • A. 

      base 10

    • B. 

      Data processing

    • C. 

      binary

    • D. 

      application

  • 5. 
    What enables your computer to connect with other computers ?
    • A. 

      Expansion card

    • B. 

      Adapter card

    • C. 

      Video card

    • D. 

      Network interface card

  • 6. 
    A ________ enables your computer to connect to other computers or to the Internet
    • A. 

      Video card

    • B. 

      Network interface card (NIC)

    • C. 

      sound card

    • D. 

      controller card

  • 7. 
    Eight bits equal one byte
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Safe Boot is a special diagnostic mode designed for troubleshooting errors that occurduring the boot process
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    __________ is the set of computer programs that enables the hardware to perform different tasks
    • A. 

      Hardware

    • B. 

      Data

    • C. 

      Software

    • D. 

      Binary data

  • 10. 
    All of the following can be used in a Windows file name EXCEPT
    • A. 

      #

    • B. 

      *

    • C. 

      %

    • D. 

      $

  • 11. 
    In Windows, which character is used as a path separator? 
    • A. 

      forward slash (/)

    • B. 

      Colon (:)

    • C. 

      backslash (\)

    • D. 

      hyphen (-)

  • 12. 
    Which holds the instructions the computer needs to start up ?
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      USB

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      ROM

  • 13. 
    Which of the following does NOT occur during the power-on self-test?
    • A. 

      The video card and video memory are tested.

    • B. 

      The BIOS is identified.

    • C. 

      The OS is moved into RAM.

    • D. 

      Memory is tested.

  • 14. 
    The CPU clock speed determines the performance of the CPU.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    During the virtual memory process, the operating system moves data to a temporarystorage area on the hard drive called the ROM file.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Devices such as monitors and printers that are connected to the computer are called ____
    • A. 

      Processing devices

    • B. 

      System devices

    • C. 

      Peripheral devices

    • D. 

      input devices

  • 17. 
    The combination of operating system and processor in a computer is referred to as acomputer's ________.
    • A. 

      specifications

    • B. 

      Platform

    • C. 

      minimum requirements

    • D. 

      Firmware

  • 18. 
    Installing a device driver can sometimes cause system instability.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Gadgets are easy-to-use mini desktop programs that give you information at a glance orquick access to frequently used tools including weather information, calendar items, orgames.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is NOT a step in the boot process?
    • A. 

      The BIOS is activated by powering on the CPU.

    • B. 

      The antivirus program checks all files for viruses.

    • C. 

      Configuration and customization settings are checked.

    • D. 

      The operating system is loaded into RAM.

  • 21. 
    Boot Camp is a utility that allows you to run Windows and Mac OS X at the same time
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is a single-user, multitask operating system
    • A. 

      Palm OS

    • B. 

      MAC OS

    • C. 

      Symbian OS

    • D. 

      MS-DOS

  • 23. 
    The ________ manages the flow of data and information through the computer system bycoordinating the hardware, software, user interface, processor, and system memory
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      application software

    • C. 

      Operating system

    • D. 

      Motherboard

  • 24. 
    Which of the following statements about a graphical user interface is FALSE?
    • A. 

      A GUI uses windows, which are rectangular boxes displayed on the screen.

    • B. 

      Icons represent an object such as a software application, a file, or a folder

    • C. 

      A GUI uses menus, which are lists of commands that appear on the screen

    • D. 

      A GUI is a command-driven interface.

  • 25. 
    __________ is a form of permanent memory that holds all the instructions the computer needs to start up
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      ROM

    • C. 

      The NIC

    • D. 

      The CPU

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