MIS 502 Ch2 Questions Drilled Down -

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MIS 502 Ch2 Questions Drilled Down -

MIS 502 Ch2 Questions Drilled Down -


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A powerful CPU needs a high-capacity I/O unit to keep it supplied with instructions and data from primary storage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The ALU retrieves input data directly from primary storage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A(n) ____is a device that performs data manipulation and transformation functions.
    • A. 

      Instruction

    • B. 

      Processor

    • C. 

      Algorithm

    • D. 

      Operating system

  • 4. 
    For which of the following computing problem types have experimental quantum computers already been developed?
    • A. 

      Simulation

    • B. 

      Transaction Processing

    • C. 

      Cryptography

    • D. 

      Data Mining

  • 5. 
    Comparison instructions are used to solve algorithmic but not formulaic problems.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not one of the major functions of computer hardware?
    • A. 

      Processing

    • B. 

      Storage

    • C. 

      External communication

    • D. 

      Data manipulation

  • 7. 
    Which of the following multicomputer configurations doesn't require specialized hardware?
    • A. 

      Blade

    • B. 

      Cluster computer

    • C. 

      Grid

    • D. 

      Network computer

  • 8. 
    What is the purpose of the I/O units within a computer system?
    • A. 

      To execute instructions.

    • B. 

      To hold programs not currently being executed.

    • C. 

      To implement external communication functions

    • D. 

      To connect all other communication devices.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not one of the major functions of computer hardware?
    • A. 

      Processing

    • B. 

      Storage

    • C. 

      External communication

    • D. 

      Data manipulation

  • 10. 
    Most of a currently executing program's data is held in registers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A special-purpose processor is capable of executing many different instructions in many different sequences or combinations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    A(n) ____ is a collection of utility programs that supports users and application programs, allocates computer resources among multiple users and application programs, and controls access to computer hardware.
    • A. 

      Operating system

    • B. 

      Systems software

    • C. 

      Network software

    • D. 

      Computer network

  • 13. 
    The computer scientist ____ asserted that computing power, as measured by millions of instructions per second (MIPS), is proportional to the square of the cost of hardware.
    • A. 

      Moore

    • B. 

      Grosch

    • C. 

      Rock

    • D. 

      Mammoth

  • 14. 
    A grid is a group of similar or identical computers, connected by a high speed network, that cooperate to provide services or execute a common application.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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