Understanding Computers (Ch 1-8)

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Understanding Computers (Ch 1-8)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A storage medium that can hold 512 MB can hold about 512,000 bytes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Machine language instructions are written in just 0s and 1s.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The main board for a PC located inside the system unit to which all devices must be attached is the memory module.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Hard drives tend to get more efficient as they fill up.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    FireWire devices can be used with both FireWire and USB ports.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The part of the CPU that coordinates the computer’s operations is called the _________.
    • A. 

      ALU

    • B. 

      Control unit

    • C. 

      Decode unit

    • D. 

      Prefetch unit

    • E. 

      Register

  • 7. 
    Which of the following types of memory is also used in storage media?
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      Cache memory

    • C. 

      Register

    • D. 

      Rom

    • E. 

      Flash memory

  • 8. 
                    A type of expansion card commonly used with desktop computers.
    • A. 

      Express card

    • B. 

      Ps/2 port

    • C. 

      Usb port

    • D. 

      Flash memory card reader

    • E. 

      PCIe card

  • 9. 
    A port commonly used to connect a printer to a PC.
    • A. 

      ExpressCard

    • B. 

      PS/2 port

    • C. 

      Usb port

    • D. 

      Flash memory card

    • E. 

      PCIe card

  • 10. 
    A type of expansion card commonly used with notebook computers.
    • A. 

      ExpressCard

    • B. 

      PS/2 port

    • C. 

      USB port

    • D. 

      Flash memory card reader

    • E. 

      PCIe card

  • 11. 
    Data entered into a computer is referred to as input.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The main processing device of a PC is the hard drive
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    A Web browser is an example of hardware
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The internet is an example of a computer network
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The Internet address [email protected] is an example of an email address.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Which of the following would NOT be considered a personal computer?
    • A. 

      Notebook computer

    • B. 

      Supercomputer

    • C. 

      Desktop comptuer

    • D. 

      Tablet computer

    • E. 

      Handheld computer

  • 17. 
    A numeric identifying address for a computer accessible through the internet is called a(n)
    • A. 

      User name

    • B. 

      Email address

    • C. 

      IP address

    • D. 

      URL

    • E. 

      Domain name

  • 18. 
    A computer used to forecast the weather, control satellites, and other highly complex applications.
    • A. 

      Consumer kiosk

    • B. 

      Supercomputer

    • C. 

      Desktop computer

    • D. 

      Midrange server

    • E. 

      Tablet PC

  • 19. 
    A self-service computer in a public location used to obtain information or order products
    • A. 

      Consumer kiosk

    • B. 

      Supercomputer

    • C. 

      Desktop computer

    • D. 

      Midrange server

    • E. 

      Tablet PC

  • 20. 
    A type of computer that would likely use pen input.
    • A. 

      Consumer kiosk

    • B. 

      Supercomputer

    • C. 

      Desktop computer

    • D. 

      Midrange server

    • E. 

      Tablet pc

  • 21. 
    One advantage of using removable storage media is transportability.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Hard drives store data optically, with lasers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    CDs store data on a single, spiral track.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Disk caching can improve performance
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Smart cards are usually used to transport large amounts of data from one PC to another.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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