Lesson 1: What Is A Computer?

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The Basic Parts and the Processing Cycle of the Computer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Explain the Processing Cycle of the Computer.  In your answer, please give details and examples.
  • 2. 
    List the four main types of hardware.
  • 3. 
    The _______ consist of hardware, software, and data working together.
    • A. 

      Network

    • B. 

      Computer system

    • C. 

      Internet

    • D. 

      Data

    • E. 

      Email

  • 4. 
    A tool that allows a user to send a message from one person's computer to another person's computer.
    • A. 

      Network

    • B. 

      Computer system

    • C. 

      Internet

    • D. 

      Data

    • E. 

      Email

  • 5. 
    Hardware is any part of your computer that has a physical structure, such as the computer monitor or keyboard.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The first electronic computer, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), was developed in _______.
    • A. 

      1846

    • B. 

      1925

    • C. 

      1946

    • D. 

      1999

    • E. 

      1969

  • 7. 
    The first electronic computer, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) measured 18 feet by 80 feet and weighed_________.
    • A. 

      30 lbs.

    • B. 

      33 tons

    • C. 

      30 tons

    • D. 

      34 lbs

    • E. 

      33 ounces

  • 8. 
    The computer consist of two basis parts, the _________ and ____________.
    • A. 

      Software and hardcopy

    • B. 

      Hardcopy and hardware

    • C. 

      Software and hardware

    • D. 

      Data and software

    • E. 

      Data and hardware

  • 9. 
    Software is any set of instructions that tells the hardware what to do.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The two types of computers are desktop computer and blackberry.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Information entered into the computer to be processed are called ____________.
    • A. 

      Input

    • B. 

      Output

    • C. 

      Data

    • D. 

      Mouse

    • E. 

      Keyboard

  • 12. 
    Some of the advantages of a desktop computer is
    • A. 

      Portability and size

    • B. 

      Cost and easy to upgrade

    • C. 

      Size and portability

    • D. 

      Easy to carry and cost

  • 13. 
    What are the two most popular types of personal computers?
    • A. 

      IBM and Heweitt Packard

    • B. 

      Macintosh and DELL

    • C. 

      Macintosh and Samsung

    • D. 

      IBM and Macintosh

    • E. 

      Gateway and IBM

  • 14. 
    What computer became the first widely sold personal computer with a graphical user interface or GUI (pronounced gooey).
    • A. 

      DELL

    • B. 

      IBM

    • C. 

      Gateway

    • D. 

      Samsung

    • E. 

      Macintosh

  • 15. 
    What year did the computer company introduce the computer and that became the first widely sold personal computer with a graphical user interface or GUI (pronounced gooey).
    • A. 

      1988

    • B. 

      1984

    • C. 

      1980

    • D. 

      1994

    • E. 

      1998

  • 16. 
    The first personal computer was produced by ______ in what year ____.
    • A. 

      IBM, 1991

    • B. 

      Gateway, 1981

    • C. 

      IBM, 1981

    • D. 

      Macintosh, 1991

    • E. 

      DELL, 1994

  • 17. 
    What are some of the other types of computers discussed in class?
    • A. 

      Macintosh and servers

    • B. 

      Work station and IBM

    • C. 

      Work stations and Gateway

    • D. 

      Work stations and servers

    • E. 

      Servers and IBM

  • 18. 
    A workstation is similar to a ___________.
    • A. 

      Laptop

    • B. 

      Desktop

    • C. 

      Notebook

    • D. 

      Server

    • E. 

      Printer

  • 19. 
    A _________ computer called the iMac, which is a desktop computer that features an all-in-one design
    • A. 

      Gateway

    • B. 

      IBM

    • C. 

      Macintosh

    • D. 

      DELL

    • E. 

      Samsung

  • 20. 
    A file server can share files and access then from any computer on the network.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    What type of devices are used to enter information into the computer. 
    • A. 

      Output

    • B. 

      Storage

    • C. 

      Input

    • D. 

      Processing

    • E. 

      Hardware

  • 22. 
    What type of devices displays or prints information produced by a computer.
    • A. 

      Output

    • B. 

      Storage

    • C. 

      Input

    • D. 

      Processing

    • E. 

      Hardware

  • 23. 
    What type of device that processes data into information.
    • A. 

      Output

    • B. 

      Storage

    • C. 

      Input

    • D. 

      Processing

    • E. 

      Hardware

  • 24. 
    The device (s) that saves data so it can be used again. 
    • A. 

      Ouput

    • B. 

      Storage

    • C. 

      Input

    • D. 

      Processing

    • E. 

      Hardware

  • 25. 
    The technology that enables computers to communicate between each other is called _____________.
    • A. 

      Information technology

    • B. 

      Data communications

    • C. 

      Telecommunication

    • D. 

      Data

    • E. 

      Data information

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