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Chapter 2 & 3
The 1s and 0s that a digital device
works with are referred to as ____
digits.
Character data
Numeric Data
Binary Numbers
ASCII
The speed specifications that you
see in a computer ad indicate the
speed of the microprocessor ____.
Control Unit
Register
RAM
Clock
Intel’s budget processor is called
the ____.
Athalon
Pentium
Celeron
Titanium
C++, Java, COBOL, and Visual
Basic are ______ languages.
High level
Machine
Microprocessor
Foreign
Software ____ are companies that
specialize in packaging, marketing,
and selling commercial software.
Marketers
Produces
Publishers
Makers
The ____ operating system was
developed in 1969 at AT&T's Bell
Labs.
Windows
Mac OS X
Linux
Unix
____ means a billion cycles per
second.
Gigahertz
Megahertz
Exahertz
Kilohertz
Hard disk and tape storage
technologies can be classified as
____ storage.
Optical
Magnetic
Slow
Volatile
____ access is the ability of a
device to "jump" directly to the
requested data.
Random
Volatile
Directed
Sequential
Which of the following is
considered to be optical storage?
Floppy Disk
DVD
RAM
Tape
DPI is a measurement of quality for
what?
Monitor
Printer
Hard drive
Memory
CRT stands for:
Common RAM techonolgy
Computer read technology
Cathode ray tube
Computer ROM tube
The program that starts the
computer is called the:
Operating system
Bootstrap
DOS
GUI
The two parts of the processor are
the ____ & the _______.
Control Unit, ALU
ALU, RAM
RAM, Virtual Memory
ALU, registers
A computer with fewer instructions
on the ROM chip is considered to
be:
RISC
CISC
TISC
TASC
All of the following increase
processing speed except…
Parallel processing
Pipelining
Serial Processing
All of the above increase processing
Software built for a certain type of
business is called:
Horizontal market software
Flat market software
Vertical market software
Specialized market software
Microsoft Office is an example of
a(n):
Spreadsheet Program
Vertical Market Program
Software Suite
Operating System
All of the following are examples of
application software except:
Powerpoint
Internet Explorer
Instant Messenger
Windows XP
Which of the following is best
suited for answering what-if
questions?
Word
Excel
Powerpoint
Outlook
All of the data about one entity in a
database is entered into a _____.
Field
File
Disk Space
Record
Which software program would
you use to create blueprints and
product specifications?
CAD
CD Ripper
MIDI
Database
Accounting software is a good
example of:
Vertical market software
Horizontal market software
Software suite
Networking Software
A programmer uses a _____ to
prepare instructions into a format
the computer can read.
Object coder
Suite
Transformer
Compiler
RAM is considered to be:
Magnetic Memory
Volatile Memory
Non-volatile Memory
Permanent
_____ is the rate that the computer
redraws the screen.
Plasma Rate
Refresh Rate
Redraw Rate
Flicker Rate
A printer that spits ink onto the
paper through small nozzles is:
Ink jet
Laser jet
Dot matrix
Thermal Transfer
Which of the following optical
media stores the most data?
CD-R
CD-ROM
DVD-ROM
CD-RW
Tape drives read data through:
Random access
Sequential access
Straight Access
Limted Access
Character data can be represented
in all of the following except:
ASCII
Unicode
EBCIDIC
PORTI
The chip that stores your
computer configuration and
requires a small battery is:
ROM
RAM
CMOS
DOS
ROM’s function is:
Tell the computer where the hard drive is
during booting
Remember computer’s name on the
network
Control configuration files
Temporarily store instructions for the ALU
All of the following are volatile
memory storage devices except:
RAM
Registers
CMOS
ROM
Higher disk ____ allows for
increased storage.
Quality
Density
Allocation
Volatility
_______time is the average time
the computer takes in locating the
media and reading it.
Access time
Read time
Focus time
Refresh time
Generally, which of the following is
the least expensive monitor type?
CRT
LCD
Plasma
They’re all about the same
SVGA and XGA are examples of:
Print quality
Monitor resolutions
Expansion cards
Vertical market software
A GUI interface :
Allows you to manipulate icons and files in
a graphical environment
Requires the user to memorize commands
Was first developed by Microsoft in AT&T
labs in the 1960s
Is another name for the surface of a
magnetic disk
If plug and play doesn’t work,
you’ll need to install a ____ to get
your peripheral to work.
Operating System
BIOS software
Device driver
Helper file
Magnetic storage can be
endangered by:
Dust
Magnets
Heat
All of the above
ALU stands for
Arithmetic Learning Unit
Arithmetic Linking Unit
Arithmetic Logic Unit
Arithmetic Load Unit
The light data areas on a CD or
DVD are called:
Lands
Pits
Scratches
Cells
All of the following are magnetic
storage devices except:
Floppy disk
Hard drive
Zip Disk
Compact Flash Card
Tests run to test the overall speed
of a processor are called:
Comparison matches
Benchmarks
Quality Control
Prototyping
RAM is generally measured in:
Kilobytes
Megabytes
Exabytes
Megabits
A file that runs when you click on it
is generally called a(n):
Operating system
Office suite
Executable file
Compressed file
The compiled code that the
computer understands is called:
Source Code
Object Code
Secret Code
Machine Code
The operating system is
responsible for:
Booting the computer
Storing records in databases
Providing the user interface
Keeping the time when the computer is
turned off.

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