Introduction To Information Technology Midterm Exam

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  • 1. 

    An electronic tool that allows information to be input, processed, and output

    • A.

      Operating System

    • B.

      Motherboard

    • C.

      Computer

    • D.

      CPU

    Correct Answer
    C. Computer
    Explanation
    A computer is an electronic tool that allows information to be input, processed, and output. It is the main device that performs various tasks and functions. It consists of different components such as the operating system, motherboard, and CPU, which work together to process and manage data. The computer acts as a platform for running software applications and executing commands. It provides a user interface and enables users to interact with data and perform tasks efficiently.

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  • 2. 

    Devices like keyboard and mouse that are used to input data and instructions to the computer are called

    • A.

      Input

    • B.

      Output

    • C.

      Input Devices

    • D.

      Output Devices

    Correct Answer
    C. Input Devices
    Explanation
    Input devices are devices that are used to input data and instructions to the computer. This includes devices like keyboards and mice, which allow users to provide input to the computer. These devices enable users to interact with the computer and provide commands or input data that the computer can process and respond to.

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  • 3. 

    All input data, instructions and data interim to the processes are stored in the_________.

    • A.

      Memory 

    • B.

      CPU

    • C.

      Monitor

    • D.

      Printer

    Correct Answer
    A. Memory 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Memory. In a computer system, all input data, instructions, and data interim to the processes are stored in the memory. The memory acts as a temporary storage location where the CPU can access and manipulate the data. The CPU retrieves instructions from the memory, performs calculations, and stores the results back in the memory. The memory is an essential component of a computer system as it allows for efficient data processing and storage.

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  • 4. 

    Computers are personal computers (PCs) designed for use by an individual at a fixed location.

    • A.

      Monitor

    • B.

      Laptop

    • C.

      Desktop

    • D.

      Network

    Correct Answer
    C. Desktop
    Explanation
    Desktop computers are the correct answer because they are personal computers designed for use by an individual at a fixed location. Unlike laptops, desktops are not portable and are typically used in one place, such as a home or office. Monitors and networks are not specific types of computers, and while laptops are also personal computers, they are designed for mobility rather than being fixed in one location. Therefore, the correct answer is desktop.

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  • 5. 

    _________are also called notebook computers or simply notebooks.

    • A.

      PCs

    • B.

      Laptop

    • C.

      Tablet

    • D.

      MObile

    Correct Answer
    B. Laptop
    Explanation
    Laptops are also called notebook computers or simply notebooks. This is because laptops are portable computers that are small and lightweight, resembling a notebook in size and shape. They are designed for personal use and can be easily carried around, making them convenient for work or entertainment purposes while on the go. Therefore, the term "laptop" is commonly used to refer to these portable computers.

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  • 6. 

    _________ are computers with high processing speeds that provide one or more services to other systems on the network.

    • A.

      Network

    • B.

      Wi-Fi

    • C.

      Servers

    • D.

      Internet

    Correct Answer
    C. Servers
    Explanation
    Servers are computers with high processing speeds that provide one or more services to other systems on the network. They are designed to handle large amounts of data, perform complex calculations, and manage network resources. Servers can provide services such as file sharing, email hosting, website hosting, database management, and more. They play a crucial role in network infrastructure by centralizing resources and facilitating communication and collaboration among connected devices.

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  • 7. 

    Mainframes are computers used by organizations like banks, airlines and railways to handle millions and trillions of online transactions per second.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Mainframes are large, powerful computers that are specifically designed to handle massive amounts of data and process transactions quickly. They are commonly used by organizations such as banks, airlines, and railways, which require the ability to handle millions and trillions of online transactions per second. Therefore, the statement that mainframes are used by these organizations to handle such transactions is true.

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  • 8. 

    Minicomputers are the fastest computers on Earth.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Minicomputers are the fastest computers on Earth" is incorrect. Minicomputers are actually slower and less powerful compared to mainframe computers and supercomputers. While they are smaller and less expensive than these larger computers, they are not the fastest. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 9. 

    Is [your statement here] true or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is true because it is the opposite of false.

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  • 10. 

    Software required to run the hardware parts of the computer and other application software are called Operating system software.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. Operating system software is indeed required to run the hardware parts of the computer and other application software. The operating system acts as an intermediary between the hardware and software, managing resources, providing a user interface, and facilitating communication between different components of the computer system. Without an operating system, the computer hardware would not be able to function properly, and the application software would not be able to execute tasks efficiently.

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