Its 637 Week 2 Quiz

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Its 637 Week 2 Quiz

This quiz will test your knowledge of chapter 3 and 4.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Program execution consists of repeating the process of instruction fetch and instruction execution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Computer systems contain a number of different buses that provide pathways between components at various levels of the computer system hierarchy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Virtually all contemporary computer designs are based on concepts developed by __________ at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton.
    • A. 

      John Maulchy

    • B. 

      John von Neumann

    • C. 

      Herman Hollerith

    • D. 

      John Eckert

  • 4. 
    A sequence of codes or instructions is called ____________ .
    • A. 

      Software

    • B. 

      Memory

    • C. 

      An interconnect

    • D. 

      A register

  • 5. 
     A(n) _________ is generated by a failure such as power failure or memory parity error.
    • A. 

      I/O interrupt

    • B. 

      Hardware failure interrupt

    • C. 

      Timer interrupt

    • D. 

      Program interrupt

  • 6. 
    A typical computer system is equipped with a hierarchy of memory subsystems, some internal to the system and some external.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Secondary memory is used to store program and data files and is usually visible to the programmer only in terms of  individual bytes or words.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    “Memory is organized into records and access must be made in a specific linear sequence” is a description of __________.
    • A. 

      Sequential access

    • B. 

      Direct access

    • C. 

      Random access

    • D. 

      Associative

  • 9. 
    For random-access memory, __________ is the time from the instant that an address is presented to the memory to the instant that data have been stored or made available for use.
    • A. 

      Memory cycle time

    • B. 

      Direct access

    • C. 

      Transfer rate

    • D. 

      Access time

  • 10. 
    __________ is the simplest mapping technique and maps each block of main memory into only one possible cache line.
    • A. 

      Direct mapping

    • B. 

      Associative mapping

    • C. 

      Set associative mapping

    • D. 

      None of the above

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