Linux Administration 1

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Test Prep Linux Administration 1


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  • 1. 
    The information stored on ____ does not need constant refreshing and can go for short periods without a flow of electricity.
    • A. 

      SDRAM

    • B. 

      RDRAM

    • C. 

      DDR SDRAM

    • D. 

      SRAM

  • 2. 
    ____ allows a peripheral to bypass the CPU and talk directly with other peripheral components to enhance performance.
    • A. 

      AGP

    • B. 

      ISA

    • C. 

      DMA

    • D. 

      USB

  • 3. 
    ____ is a type of DRAM stick that is used in portable notebook computers and Macintosh systems.
    • A. 

      DIMM

    • B. 

      RIMM

    • C. 

      SIMM

    • D. 

      SODIMM

  • 4. 
    All of a computer’s mathematical calculations and logic-based operations are executed in the Control Unit (CU).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    ____ refers to a system in which each processor is given a certain role or set of tasks to complete independently of the other processors.
    • A. 

      CISC

    • B. 

      SMP

    • C. 

      ASMP

    • D. 

      RISC

  • 6. 
    The most important software information required before installation is the software packages needed to customize the Linux system to perform certain tasks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Greater amounts of ____ memory allow more programs to run simultaneously on the system.
    • A. 

      PROM

    • B. 

      ROM

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      BIOS ROM

  • 8. 
    USB version 2 allows a transfer speed of up to ____ per second (most USB supports up to 12MB per second), and can be used with a device called a USB hub to allow up to ____ different devices to connect to one USB port on the mainboard.
    • A. 

      24MB, 63

    • B. 

      480MB, 127

    • C. 

      480GB, 255

    • D. 

      1000GB, 255

  • 9. 
    On Linux, a master hard drive connected to the secondary IDE controller would be named ____.
    • A. 

      Hda

    • B. 

      Hdb

    • C. 

      Hdc

    • D. 

      Hdd

  • 10. 
    ______ is a multi-processor system in which each processor is given a certain role or set of tasks to complete independently of the other processors.
  • 11. 
    ______ describes the total number of pixels that can be displayed on a computer video screen.
  • 12. 
    The type of physical memory used for Level 2 processor caches and any memory chips attached directly to the main circuit boards of the computer.
    • A. 

      BIOS ROM

    • B. 

      SRAM

    • C. 

      SDRAM

    • D. 

      ROM

  • 13. 
    A small working area of RAM where the CPU can pass information to and receive information from a device.
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      BIOS ROM

    • C. 

      Input/Output (I/O) address

    • D. 

      DMA

  • 14. 
    The computer chips on a computer mainboard that contain the programs used to initialize hardware components at boot time.
    • A. 

      SRAM

    • B. 

      BIOS ROM

    • C. 

      ROM

    • D. 

      RAM

  • 15. 
    Shuts off power to components such as PCMCIA devices if they are not being used.
    • A. 

      IRQ

    • B. 

      DMA

    • C. 

      Power Supply

    • D. 

      APM

  • 16. 
    Term for a processor that is able to complete more than one command in any given cycle.
    • A. 

      Superscalar

    • B. 

      Pentium

    • C. 

      Celeron

    • D. 

      Scale

  • 17. 
    Specifies a unique channel to the CPU, labeled with a number between 0 and 15.
    • A. 

      DMA

    • B. 

      IRQ

    • C. 

      BIOS ROM

    • D. 

      Input/Output (I/O) address

  • 18. 
    ____ ports allow a small card to be inserted into the computer with the electronics necessary to provide a certain function.
    • A. 

      PCMCIA

    • B. 

      FireWire

    • C. 

      USB

    • D. 

      LPT

  • 19. 
    Can an IDE hard disk be used with a SCSI controller card?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 20. 
    Can disk drive devices transfer data as quickly as RAM or ROM?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 21. 
    Zip disks are a recent media type that use EEPROM chips to store information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Any operating system can be installed on any computer, regardless of the computer’s hardware.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Does RAM require a constant supply of electricity to maintain stored information?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 24. 
    Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) is designed for video card peripherals and allows a transfer speed of over 66MHz.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    The most common slot for peripheral devices used today is a(n) ____ slot.
    • A. 

      PCI

    • B. 

      ISA

    • C. 

      AGP

    • D. 

      DMA

  • 26. 
    Are video adapter cards always part of the motherboard?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 27. 
    Can an IDE ribbon cable have more than two IDE hard drives attached to it?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 28. 
    The speed at which a processor can execute commands is related to an internal time cycle referred to as clock speed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    ____ maintains an information store that can not only be erased and rewritten as a whole, but can also be modified singly, leaving other portions intact.
    • A. 

      PROM

    • B. 

      EEPROM

    • C. 

      SRAM

    • D. 

      EPROM

  • 30. 
    ____ controllers are physically separate from the HDD and are usually attached to the mainboard via slots on the mainboard itself.
    • A. 

      SCSI

    • B. 

      ATA

    • C. 

      Slave

    • D. 

      IDE

  • 31. 
    A Windows utility useful for gaining hardware information regarding the video card and monitor is the ____.
    • A. 

      System Information tool

    • B. 

      Computer manual

    • C. 

      Device Manager

    • D. 

      Display applet

  • 32. 
    The screen image is refreshed several times per minute.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    The ____ stores information for retrieval in a separate computer chip that is connected to the processor via a high-speed link.
    • A. 

      Level 1 (L1) cache

    • B. 

      Level 2 (L2) cache

    • C. 

      Level 3 (L3) cache

    • D. 

      Control Unit

  • 34. 
    Most Intel processors available today are ____-bit processors.
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      32

    • D. 

      64