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IC3 Certification Computing Fundamentals Final - Quiz

This test is designed to cover material that is necessary to prepare to sit for the IC3 Certification in Computing Fundamentals 2005. Questions are based on other practice tests and various published sources. I have been teaching prep classes for this exam for over 3 years now and I feel that this test material is by far the most comprehensive available.
Please note that this is for Computing Fundamentals 2005. This is important at the time of testing to clarify this to the proctor.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The name of the operating system prior to Windows was _______________ 

    • A.

      Unix

    • B.

      Linux

    • C.

      OS

    • D.

      DOS

    Correct Answer
    D. DOS
    Explanation
    The operating system prior to Windows was DOS. DOS, short for Disk Operating System, was a single-user, single-tasking operating system that dominated the PC market in the 1980s and early 1990s. It was primarily a command-line interface, requiring users to type commands to perform tasks. DOS was eventually replaced by Windows, which introduced a graphical user interface and multitasking capabilities, making it more user-friendly and versatile.

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  • 2. 

    DOS stands for _______________________________ 

    • A.

      Direct Operating System

    • B.

      Disk Override System

    • C.

      Disk Operating System

    • D.

      Disk Optional System

    Correct Answer
    C. Disk Operating System
    Explanation
    DOS stands for Disk Operating System. This term refers to an operating system that is primarily used for managing and controlling the operations of a computer's disk storage. It is responsible for handling file management, disk formatting, and executing commands. DOS was widely used during the early days of personal computers and was the primary operating system for IBM PC-compatible systems.

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  • 3. 

    A microcomputer is also called a ____________.

    • A.

      PC

    • B.

      DC

    • C.

      AC

    • D.

      BC

    Correct Answer
    A. PC
    Explanation
    A microcomputer is also called a PC, which stands for personal computer. A PC is a small, relatively inexpensive computer designed for individual use. It typically includes a keyboard, monitor, and a central processing unit (CPU). PCs are commonly used for tasks such as word processing, internet browsing, and multimedia playback. They are widely available and used by individuals in homes, offices, and schools.

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  • 4. 

    The acronym PC stands for ______________

    • A.

      Personal Component

    • B.

      Personal Commandment

    • C.

      Personal Commitment

    • D.

      Personal Computer

    Correct Answer
    D. Personal Computer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Personal Computer." PC is an acronym that stands for Personal Computer, which refers to a computer designed for individual use. It is a device that allows users to perform various tasks such as word processing, internet browsing, gaming, and multimedia activities. The term "Personal Computer" distinguishes it from other types of computers, such as mainframe computers or supercomputers, which are typically used by organizations or for more specialized purposes.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is considered the fastest type of computer?

    • A.

      Supercomputer

    • B.

      Mainframe

    • C.

      Minicomputer

    • D.

      Microcomputer

    Correct Answer
    A. Supercomputer
    Explanation
    Supercomputers are considered the fastest type of computer due to their exceptional processing power and high-performance capabilities. They are specifically designed to handle complex calculations and perform large-scale simulations at incredibly fast speeds. Supercomputers are used in scientific research, weather forecasting, advanced data analysis, and other computationally intensive tasks that require massive amounts of processing power. They often consist of multiple processors working in parallel, allowing them to perform multiple calculations simultaneously. This makes supercomputers the ideal choice for tasks that demand rapid processing and high-speed computations.

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  • 6. 

    As a rule supercomputers __________________________

    • A.

      Are used for forecasting weather and animation

    • B.

      Have specialized software programs

    • C.

      Are typically used for scientific and engineering tasks

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Supercomputers are capable of performing complex calculations and handling large amounts of data, making them ideal for a variety of tasks. They are commonly used for forecasting weather and creating realistic animations due to their ability to process massive amounts of data in a short time. Additionally, supercomputers often have specialized software programs designed specifically for scientific and engineering tasks, further enhancing their utility in these fields. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as all the options mentioned are valid applications of supercomputers.

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  • 7. 

    The computer that controls the flow of data to and from computers or terminals in a network is the ____________________

    • A.

      Supercomputer

    • B.

      Mainframe

    • C.

      Minicomputer

    • D.

      Microcomputer

    Correct Answer
    B. Mainframe
    Explanation
    A mainframe computer is a large and powerful computer that is designed to handle the processing and storage needs of multiple users in a network. It controls the flow of data to and from computers or terminals, managing and coordinating their activities. Supercomputers are high-performance computers used for complex calculations, while minicomputers and microcomputers are smaller and less powerful than mainframes. Therefore, the mainframe computer is the correct answer as it fits the description of controlling data flow in a network.

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  • 8. 

    Mainframe computers are often referred to as ______________________

    • A.

      Centralized systems

    • B.

      Centralized PCs

    • C.

      Centralized Units

    • D.

      Centralized Processor Units

    Correct Answer
    A. Centralized systems
    Explanation
    Mainframe computers are often referred to as centralized systems because they are designed to handle large-scale processing and data storage for multiple users in a centralized manner. These computers are typically located in a central data center and are accessed by users through terminals or thin clients. The centralized nature of mainframe systems allows for efficient resource allocation, centralized management, and the ability to handle high volumes of data and transactions.

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  • 9. 

    Computers that process data at a slower rate and in smaller volumes than mainframes are called _______________________

    • A.

      Supercomputer

    • B.

      Mainframe

    • C.

      Minicomputer

    • D.

      Microcomputer

    Correct Answer
    C. Minicomputer
    Explanation
    Minicomputers are the correct answer because they are computers that process data at a slower rate and in smaller volumes than mainframes. While mainframes are large and powerful computers used by organizations for extensive data processing, minicomputers are smaller and less powerful, designed for smaller-scale data processing tasks. Supercomputers, on the other hand, are high-performance computers used for complex calculations, while microcomputers refer to personal computers used by individuals.

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  • 10. 

    Although several people can use a minicomputer at the same time, as the number of users increase ____________________________

    • A.

      There is no change in the speed of the system

    • B.

      There would be an increase in speed of the system

    • C.

      There would be a decrease in the speed of the system

    • D.

      The system would reroute users to a holding area

    Correct Answer
    C. There would be a decrease in the speed of the system
    Explanation
    As the number of users increase on a minicomputer, the system resources get divided among more users, leading to a decrease in the speed of the system. This is because the processing power, memory, and bandwidth available to each user decreases as more users are added. Consequently, the system may become slower and less responsive due to the increased demand and limited resources available to handle the workload.

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  • 11. 

    The system that processes data quickly and is designed for one user is a ________________

    • A.

      Supercomputer

    • B.

      Mainframe

    • C.

      Minicomputer

    • D.

      Microcomputer

    Correct Answer
    D. Microcomputer
    Explanation
    A microcomputer is the correct answer because it is a system that processes data quickly and is designed for one user. Microcomputers are small, affordable computers that are commonly used by individuals for personal or small-scale business purposes. They have a single processor and are capable of performing tasks such as word processing, internet browsing, and basic calculations efficiently.

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  • 12. 

    There are generally two types of microcomputer systems which are _________________

    • A.

      PC

    • B.

      Dell

    • C.

      Macintosh

    • D.

      Both A and C

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and C
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both A and C". This answer is correct because it states that there are generally two types of microcomputer systems, which are PC and Macintosh. The options "PC" and "Macintosh" are both mentioned in the answer, confirming that it includes both types of microcomputer systems.

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  • 13. 

    Mainframe computers are commonly found in

    • A.

      Government agencies, large corporations

    • B.

      Medium-sized manufacturing, legal or accounting firms

    • C.

      Small businesses, schools and homes

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Government agencies, large corporations
    Explanation
    Mainframe computers are commonly found in government agencies and large corporations because these organizations often require high-performance computing systems to handle large amounts of data and complex processing tasks. Mainframes are designed to handle heavy workloads and provide secure and reliable computing capabilities, making them suitable for these types of organizations. They are less commonly found in medium-sized manufacturing, legal or accounting firms, small businesses, schools, or homes, as these environments typically do not require the level of computing power and scalability that mainframes offer.

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  • 14. 

    Minicomputers are commonly found in ________________________

    • A.

      Government agencies, large organizations

    • B.

      Medium-sized manufacturing, legal or accounting firms

    • C.

      Small businesses, schools and homes

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Medium-sized manufacturing, legal or accounting firms
    Explanation
    Minicomputers are commonly found in medium-sized manufacturing, legal, or accounting firms. These types of firms often require computing power and storage capacity that is greater than what can be provided by personal computers but do not need the extensive capabilities and resources of mainframe computers. Minicomputers are a suitable solution for these firms as they offer a balance between performance and cost-effectiveness. They can handle tasks such as data processing, inventory management, financial analysis, and other business operations efficiently.

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  • 15. 

    Traditionally, the majority of companies use ___________________________

    • A.

      PCs

    • B.

      PLs

    • C.

      Macintosh

    • D.

      Both A and B

    Correct Answer
    A. PCs
    Explanation
    The majority of companies traditionally use PCs.

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  • 16. 

    Specialized industries such as graphics design or publishing use _______________________

    • A.

      PCs

    • B.

      Dell

    • C.

      Macintosh

    • D.

      Bothe A and B

    Correct Answer
    C. Macintosh
    Explanation
    Specialized industries such as graphics design or publishing use Macintosh computers because they are known for their superior graphics capabilities and software compatibility. Macintosh computers are preferred by professionals in these industries due to their high-quality displays, color accuracy, and the availability of industry-standard software like Adobe Creative Suite. Additionally, Macintosh computers are known for their stability and reliability, making them a popular choice for professionals who require consistent performance for their work.

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  • 17. 

    Portable microcomputers similar to the desktop models in speed, performance and usage are called ________________________

    • A.

      Laptops

    • B.

      Tablets

    • C.

      Notebooks

    • D.

      Both A and C

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and C
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both A and C" because laptops and notebooks are portable microcomputers that have similar speed, performance, and usage as desktop models. Laptops are designed to be compact and easily transportable, while notebooks are smaller versions of laptops with similar functionality. Therefore, both laptops and notebooks can be considered as portable microcomputers that provide similar capabilities as desktop models.

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  • 18. 

    Notebooks are commonly found in use with _______________________

    • A.

      Sales people

    • B.

      Real estate agents

    • C.

      Students

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Notebooks are commonly found in use with sales people, real estate agents, and students. Sales people often use notebooks to keep track of their sales calls, appointments, and client information. Real estate agents use notebooks to jot down notes during property showings and keep track of client preferences. Students use notebooks to take notes during lectures, complete assignments, and study for exams. Therefore, all of the above options are correct as notebooks are commonly used by all three groups.

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  • 19. 

    Computers that are similar to notebooks but have a screen that swivels or folds over are called _______________

    • A.

      Laptops

    • B.

      Tablets

    • C.

      Notebooks

    • D.

      PDAs

    Correct Answer
    A. Laptops
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Laptop. Laptops, also known as notebook computers, are portable computing devices designed for one user. They have a hinged screen that can be opened and closed, allowing the user to access the keyboard and display. While tablets and PDAs also have portable designs, laptops specifically refer to the category of computers with the swivel or fold-over screen that provides a more traditional laptop-like experience, including a physical keyboard. 

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  • 20. 

    Tablets have _____________ capability installed for easy data entry.

    • A.

      Voice recognition

    • B.

      Touch screen

    • C.

      Password

    • D.

      Finger scanning

    Correct Answer
    B. Touch screen
    Explanation
    Tablets have touch screen capability installed for easy data entry. This means that users can interact with the tablet by directly touching the screen, allowing them to input data easily and quickly. Touch screens are a common feature in tablets as they provide a user-friendly and intuitive way to navigate and input information. Unlike voice recognition, password, or finger scanning, touch screens offer a more versatile and accessible method for data entry on tablets.

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  • 21. 

    To write or select items on a tablet you can use _________________

    • A.

      Your finger

    • B.

      A keyboard

    • C.

      A mouse

    • D.

      A stylus device

    Correct Answer
    D. A stylus device
    Explanation
    A stylus device is a tool specifically designed for interacting with touchscreens, such as those found on tablets. It provides more precision and control compared to using your finger, making it easier to write or select items accurately. While a keyboard and mouse can be connected to a tablet, they are not the primary input methods for directly interacting with the touchscreen. Therefore, the most suitable option for writing or selecting items on a tablet is a stylus device.

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  • 22. 

    Tablets are commonly found in _________________________

    • A.

      Hospitals

    • B.

      Home inspectors

    • C.

      Engineers

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Tablets are commonly found in hospitals, as they are used by healthcare professionals to access patient records, medical information, and to facilitate communication. They are also commonly used by home inspectors to document their findings and generate reports. Additionally, tablets are used by engineers for various purposes such as designing, analyzing data, and accessing technical information. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as tablets are commonly found in hospitals, home inspectors, and engineers.

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  • 23. 

    A small, palm sized computer that is used as a personal organizer is called a _____________

    • A.

      Laptop

    • B.

      Tablet

    • C.

      Notebook

    • D.

      PDA

    Correct Answer
    D. PDA
    Explanation
    A PDA, or Personal Digital Assistant, is a small computer that can be held in one's hand and used as a personal organizer. It is designed to perform tasks such as managing contacts, calendars, and notes. Unlike a laptop or tablet, a PDA is typically smaller in size and does not have a physical keyboard. Therefore, PDA is the correct answer for the given question.

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  • 24. 

    PDA stands for _________________________

    • A.

      Personal Data Accessory

    • B.

      Personal Digital Automator

    • C.

      Personal Digital Access

    • D.

      Personal Digital Assistant

    Correct Answer
    D. Personal Digital Assistant
    Explanation
    PDA stands for Personal Digital Assistant. A Personal Digital Assistant is a handheld device that provides various functions such as managing personal information, accessing the internet, and running applications. It is designed to assist individuals in daily tasks and organization, making it a useful accessory for personal use.

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  • 25. 

    PDAs with a microprocessor are classified as ____________________

    • A.

      Pocket PDA

    • B.

      Pocket PC

    • C.

      Pocket PSA

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Pocket PC
    Explanation
    PDAs with a microprocessor are classified as Pocket PC. This classification is based on the fact that Pocket PCs are handheld devices that have a microprocessor and can perform various functions such as internet browsing, email, multimedia playback, and running applications. Pocket PC is a specific term used to describe this category of PDAs, distinguishing them from other types of PDAs like Pocket PDAs or Pocket PSAs.

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  • 26. 

    The difference between a PDA and Pocket PC is _____________________________

    • A.

      Pocket PCs have software installed

    • B.

      You can create documents with Pocket PCs

    • C.

      PDAs have software installed

    • D.

      Both A and B

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both A and B." This is because both PDAs and Pocket PCs have software installed and can be used to create documents. PDAs and Pocket PCs are similar in many ways, but the main difference lies in their form factor and functionality. PDAs are typically smaller and more focused on personal organization and productivity, while Pocket PCs are larger and offer a wider range of features, including the ability to install and run software applications.

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  • 27. 

    Newer cell phones that include computer technology are called __________________

    • A.

      PC phones

    • B.

      PDA phones

    • C.

      Smart phones

    • D.

      Both A and C

    Correct Answer
    C. Smart phones
    Explanation
    Smart phones are the correct answer because they refer to newer cell phones that incorporate computer technology. They are capable of performing various functions beyond just making phone calls, such as accessing the internet, running applications, and providing advanced features and capabilities. The terms "PC phones" and "PDA phones" are not commonly used to describe newer cell phones with computer technology. Therefore, option D, "Both A and C," is not the correct answer.

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  • 28. 

    A workstation is essentially ________________________

    • A.

      A PDA

    • B.

      A Pocket PC

    • C.

      Any computer

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Any computer
    Explanation
    A workstation is essentially any computer. Workstations are typically high-performance computers designed for professional use, such as graphic design, engineering, or scientific research. They are equipped with powerful processors, ample memory, and advanced graphics capabilities to handle complex tasks efficiently. Workstations often have multiple monitors, extensive storage options, and specialized software to meet the specific needs of professionals in various industries. Unlike personal computers or mobile devices like PDAs or Pocket PCs, workstations are designed for heavy-duty computing tasks and are not limited by portability or compactness.

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  • 29. 

    Item #1 is the ____________

    • A.

      RAM

    • B.

      CPU

    • C.

      LCD

    • D.

      CRT

    Correct Answer
    C. LCD
    Explanation
    The correct answer is LCD because the question is asking for the item that is being referred to as "#1". Out of the given options, LCD is the only one that matches this description. RAM, CPU, and CRT are not specifically referred to as "#1" in the question.

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  • 30. 

    Item #2 is the _____________

    • A.

      Expansion Card

    • B.

      Motherboard

    • C.

      Expansion Slot

    • D.

      RAM

    Correct Answer
    B. Motherboard
    Explanation
    The given question is asking for the correct term to fill in the blank. The correct answer is "Motherboard" because it is the main circuit board in a computer that connects all the components together, including expansion cards, RAM, and other peripherals. The motherboard provides the electrical connections and pathways necessary for the computer to function properly.

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  • 31. 

    Item #3 is the _______________

    • A.

      RAM

    • B.

      CPU

    • C.

      ROM

    • D.

      CRT

    Correct Answer
    B. CPU
    Explanation
    The correct answer is CPU because the question is asking for the item number of the CPU. The options given are RAM, CPU, ROM, and CRT. Out of these options, the CPU is the correct answer.

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  • 32. 

    Item#4 is the _____________

    • A.

      RAM

    • B.

      CPU

    • C.

      ROM

    • D.

      CRT

    Correct Answer
    A. RAM
    Explanation
    The given question is incomplete as it does not provide any context or criteria to determine what "Item#4" refers to. Therefore, it is not possible to generate an explanation for the correct answer.

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  • 33. 

    Item #5 is the _______________

    • A.

      Expansion Card

    • B.

      Motherboard

    • C.

      Expansion Slot

    • D.

      ROM

    Correct Answer
    A. Expansion Card
    Explanation
    An expansion card is a device that can be inserted into a computer to add functionality or enhance existing features. It is separate from the motherboard and is typically connected to an expansion slot on the motherboard. Expansion cards can include sound cards, graphics cards, network cards, and many other types of devices. Therefore, item #5 being an expansion card would make sense as it is a separate component that can be added to a computer system.

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  • 34. 

    Item #6 is the ______________

    • A.

      Power Supply

    • B.

      CD-ROM

    • C.

      Hard Drive

    • D.

      Keyboard

    Correct Answer
    A. Power Supply
    Explanation
    Item #6 refers to a specific item in a list or sequence. Out of the given options, the power supply is the most likely item to be referred to as it is a common component in electronic devices that provides power to the other components.

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  • 35. 

    Item #7 is the ____________

    • A.

      Power Supply

    • B.

      CD-ROM

    • C.

      Mouse

    • D.

      Keyboard

    Correct Answer
    B. CD-ROM
    Explanation
    Item #7 refers to the seventh item mentioned in the given list. Among the options provided, CD-ROM is the seventh item.

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  • 36. 

    Item #8 is the ____________

    • A.

      Power Supply

    • B.

      Mouse

    • C.

      Hard Drive

    • D.

      Keyboard

    Correct Answer
    C. Hard Drive
    Explanation
    Item #8 refers to the eighth item in a list or sequence, and in this case, it is identified as a "Hard Drive."

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  • 37. 

    Item #9 is the _______________

    • A.

      CD-ROM

    • B.

      Hard Drive

    • C.

      Keyboard

    • D.

      Mouse

    Correct Answer
    C. Keyboard
    Explanation
    The given question asks for the item number 9, which is the keyboard. This suggests that there is a list of items, and the keyboard is the item at position 9. The other options (CD-ROM, Hard Drive, Mouse) are not relevant to the question as they are not specified to be in any particular position. Therefore, the correct answer is the keyboard.

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  • 38. 

    Item #10 is the _____________

    • A.

      CD-ROM

    • B.

      Hard Drive

    • C.

      Keyboard

    • D.

      Mouse

    Correct Answer
    D. Mouse
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mouse" because in the given list of options, CD-ROM, Hard Drive, and Keyboard are all types of computer hardware, while a Mouse is a peripheral device used to interact with a computer. Therefore, among the given options, a Mouse is the most suitable answer for item #10.

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  • 39. 

    The brain of the computer is the ______________

    • A.

      RAM

    • B.

      ROM

    • C.

      CRT

    • D.

      CPU

    Correct Answer
    D. CPU
    Explanation
    The CPU, or Central Processing Unit, is often referred to as the "brain" of the computer because it is responsible for executing instructions and performing calculations. It is the main component that carries out the majority of the computer's processing tasks, including performing arithmetic and logical operations, managing data flow, and coordinating the activities of all other hardware components. The CPU acts as the control center of the computer, making it a fitting analogy to the brain's role in controlling and coordinating the functions of the human body.

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  • 40. 

    CPU stands for ________________

    • A.

      Centralized Peripheral Unit

    • B.

      Control Processor Unit

    • C.

      Central Processing Unit

    • D.

      Both B and C

    Correct Answer
    C. Central Processing Unit
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Central Processing Unit." The CPU is the main component of a computer that performs most of the processing inside the computer. It is responsible for executing instructions, performing calculations, and managing data flow between different parts of the computer system. The term "Central Processing Unit" accurately describes the role and function of this crucial component.

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  • 41. 

    The speed of the processor is measured in _____________

    • A.

      MHZ

    • B.

      GHZ

    • C.

      MPZ

    • D.

      Both A and B

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and B
    Explanation
    The speed of the processor is measured in MHz and GHz. MHz stands for megahertz and GHz stands for gigahertz. MHz measures the speed of the processor in millions of cycles per second, while GHz measures it in billions of cycles per second. Both units are commonly used to indicate the speed of a processor.

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  • 42. 

    What is the name of the code that computers use to understand our language?

    • A.

      Singunary

    • B.

      Binary

    • C.

      Trinary

    • D.

      Sinary

    Correct Answer
    B. Binary
    Explanation
    Computers use binary code to understand our language. Binary is a numbering system that uses only two digits, 0 and 1. These digits represent the "off" and "on" states of electronic switches in a computer's circuitry. By using combinations of these two digits, computers can represent and process information in a way that is easily understood by their electronic components. This binary code is then translated into human-readable language by software and displayed on our screens or printed on paper.

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  • 43. 

    How many bytes in the alphabet?

    • A.

      208

    • B.

      26

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    B. 26
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 26 because the alphabet consists of 26 letters. Each letter can be represented by a single byte, so there are 26 bytes in the alphabet.

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  • 44. 

    How many characters in a byte?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      208

    • D.

      56.6

    Correct Answer
    A. 1
    Explanation
    A byte is a unit of digital information that typically consists of 8 bits. Each bit represents a binary value of either 0 or 1. Therefore, a byte consists of 8 characters, each representing a binary value.

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  • 45. 

    How many bits in a byte?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      206

    • D.

      56.6

    Correct Answer
    B. 8
    Explanation
    A byte consists of 8 bits. Each bit represents a binary value of either 0 or 1. Therefore, the correct answer is 8.

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  • 46. 

    How many bytes is one character of information?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      208

    • D.

      56.6

    Correct Answer
    A. 1
    Explanation
    One character of information is typically represented by one byte. In computer systems, a byte is the basic unit of storage and is composed of 8 bits. Each bit can represent a binary value of 0 or 1, and when combined, they form characters, numbers, and other forms of data. Therefore, the correct answer is 1, as one byte is generally used to store one character of information.

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  • 47. 

    How many bits in a byte?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      208

    • D.

      56.6

    Correct Answer
    B. 8
    Explanation
    A byte is a unit of digital information that consists of 8 bits. Each bit represents a binary value of either 0 or 1. Therefore, the correct answer is 8, as there are 8 bits in a byte.

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  • 48. 

    What measuring unit describes 1000?

    • A.

      Kilo

    • B.

      Mega

    • C.

      Giga

    • D.

      Hecto

    Correct Answer
    A. Kilo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is kilo. The prefix "kilo" is used to represent 1000 in the metric system. For example, kilogram represents 1000 grams and kilometer represents 1000 meters. Therefore, kilo is the measuring unit that describes 1000.

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  • 49. 

    What measuring unit describes 1,000,000?

    • A.

      Kilo

    • B.

      Mega

    • C.

      Giga

    • D.

      Hecto

    Correct Answer
    B. Mega
    Explanation
    The measuring unit that describes 1,000,000 is "mega." In the International System of Units (SI), "mega" is the prefix used to denote one million. Therefore, when we say "megabyte," for example, we are referring to a unit of digital information that is equal to one million bytes.

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  • 50. 

    What measuring unit describes 1,000,000,000?

    • A.

      Kilo

    • B.

      Mega

    • C.

      Giga

    • D.

      Hecto

    Correct Answer
    C. Giga
    Explanation
    The measuring unit that describes 1,000,000,000 is "giga." In the International System of Units (SI), "giga" represents the prefix for one billion (10^9). It is commonly used in fields such as computing and telecommunications to denote large quantities of data or information.

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