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SECTION A (20 MARKS)


Answer ALL questions in the MULTIPLE CHOICE answer sheet given.
1.

The benefits of computers are possible because they ____.


a. operate with amazing speed, reliability, consistency, and accuracy
b. store huge amounts of data and information
c. allow communications with others
d. all of the above

2.

An input device is any hardware component that enables you to ____.


a. enter data and instructions into a computer
b. send and receive data, instructions, and information to and from one or more computers
c. record (write) and/or retrieve (read) items to and from storage media
d. convey information to one or more people

3.

An output device is any hardware component that ____.


a. enters data or instructions into a computer
b. sends and receives data, instructions, and information to and from one or more computers
c. records (writes) and/or retrieves (reads) items to and from storage media
d. conveys information to one or more people

4.

Memory stores ____.


a. the operating system and other system software that control or maintain the computer and
its devices
b. application programs that carry out a specific task
c. the data being processed by application programs and the resulting information
d. all of the above

5.

ROM chips called ____ contain permanently written data, instructions, or information
a. hardware
c. stoneware
b. firmware
d. courseware

6.

____ time is the amount of time it takes the processor to read data, instructions, and
information from memory.
a. Processing
c. Access
b. Connection
d. Meter

7.

A computer ____ is a small piece of semiconducting material, usually silicon, on which


integrated circuits are etched.
a. plug
c. chip
b. port
d. roster

8.

A ____ (short for binary digit) is the smallest unit of data a computer can process.
a. bit
c. bin
b. bid
d. big

9.

Most computers are ____, which means that they recognize only two discrete states: on and
off.
a. digital
c. analog
b. byte-based
d. remastered

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10.

When 8 bits are grouped together as a unit, they form a(n) ____.
a. key
c. index
b. cached
d. byte

11.

For wireless devices to transmit signals to a computer via infrared light waves, both the
computer and the device must have a(n) ____.
a. FireWire port
c. SCSI port
b. MIDI port
d. IrDA port

12.

A ____ allows a user to control a pointer on the screen.


a. storage device
c. function key
b. keyboard
d. pointing device

13.

A(n) ____ has a rubber or metal ball on its underside.


a. optical mouse
c. serial port
b. wheel
d. mechanical mouse

14.

A(n) ____ mouse uses devices that emit and sense light to detect the mouses movement.
a. dynamic
c. optical
b. mechanical
d. wireless

15. A ____ is a stationary pointing device with a ball on its top or side.
a. mouse
c. scanner
b. joystick
d. trackball
16.

A(n) ____ conference is a meeting between two or more geographically separated people who
use a network or the Internet to transmit audio and video data.
a. video
c. dynamic
b. distance
d. professional

17.

____ devices read hand-drawn marks such as small circles or rectangles.


a. OMR
c. MICR
b. PCR
d. TFT

18.

____ is a technology that uses radio signals to communicate with a tag placed in or attached to
an object, an animal, or a person.
a. RFID
c. MICR
b. OCR
d. TFT

19.

A(n) ____ card stores personal data on a thin microprocessor that is embedded in the card.
a. basic
c. key
b. smart
d. micro

20.

____ is a personal computer you can carry from place to place.


a. desktop computer
b. midrange server
c. mobile computer
d. supercomputer

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SECTION B (20 MARKS)


Answer ALL questions.
QUESTION 1
What are the three (3) types of RAM?

(3 marks)

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QUESTION 2
List five (5) types of printers.

(5 marks)

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QUESTION 3
Identify two (2) types of mobile computers?

(2 marks)

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QUESTION 4
Identify two (2) types of audio output device.

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QUESTION 5
Name two (2) popular coding systems to represent data?

(2 marks)

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QUESTION 6
Give three (3) examples of Biometric input devices.

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QUESTION 7
Name three (3) types of monitor.

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SECTION C (10 marks)


Answer ONE (1) question only.
1. Society has reaped many benefits from using computer. However, sometimes it also can cause
many problems to user.
a. Discuss the advantages of using computer

(5 marks)

b. Discuss the disadvantages of using computer

(5 marks)

2. Explain the functions of a digital camera. In your response include an explanation of how they
connect to printers and computers, and what features they have.
(10 marks)
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