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CSI101 Quiz 1 Understanding Computer Technology

Name Matthew Hockenberry

In the multiple choice and true and false sections, please darken the best answer.

Each question is worth 2 points apiece.

I. MULTIPLE CHOICE SECTION

1. The acronym GUI means

A
A

Grayed user information

Graphical user interface

Group user interconnect

Group user iconsinformation Graphical user interface Group user interconnect C D 2. What does OS stand for? Operating

C
C
D
D

2. What does OS stand for?

Operating Supercomputer

Outstanding Shape

Output System

Operating System

3. The acronym RAM means

A
A
B C D
B
C
D

Random Access Memory

Readily Available Memory

Read Access Memory

Readily Accessible Memory

4. What does CPU stand for?

Convex Processing Unit

Central Processing Unit

Cache Point Unit

Cache Processing Unit

5. According to the Triumph of the Nerds

video, what was the point of ʻ reverse engineering ʼ :

To make sure that the computers worked

A
A

To ʻ clone ʼ a competitors computer ʻ clone ʼ a competitors computer

C
C
D
D

To find a copy of the system code

To figure out how to create an operating system

6. The creator and head of Microsoft, and

an all-around incredibly wealthy guy is:

A
A
B C D
B
C
D

Steve Jobs

Steve Kazmirkowski

Jeff Bezos

Bill Gates

7. According to the Triumph of the Nerds

video, what was needed for a computer to sell successfully?

A
A
B C D
B
C
D

A monitor

Windows

A GUI

A ʻ killer ʼ application

8. To check your AiNE email, you must go

to which address

stu.aii.edu

www.hotmail.com

www.aii.edu

www.masscom.edu

9. Examples of input devices:

A
A
B C
B
C
D
D

Email, GUI, Icons

Keyboard, mouse, light pen

Printer, monitor, modem

Hard drive, operating system, system software

10. The largest printed circuit in a

computer is?

A
A

Video card

MicroprocessorC Motherboard

C
C

Motherboard

D
D

Sound card

15.

The

is a case that

contains electronic components of the computer that are used to process data

Storage media

System unit

Central processing unit

Flash drive

11. According to the movie, ʻ Triumph of

the Nerds, ʼ Visicalc and Lotus 123 were both:

16. What are the two main components of

the motherboard?

A B C D
A
B
C
D

12.

Word processing applications

A
A

Processor and memory

GUIs

B
B

Sound card and memory

Spreadsheets

Storage devices

C
C
D
D

Processor and monitor

The mother and the board

ROM stands for:

17.

The two numbers (1 & 0, on/off)

Read Only Memory

Random Only Memory

Read Over Memory

Random Opportunity Memory

represent a machine coding system, which all computers work off of, and it is called:

One-two code

Primary Code

Binary Code

Secondary Code

18. What is the main difference between

RAM and ROM?

RAM stores information permanently and ROM stores information temporarily

ROM holds data being used and RAM holds functions used to perform basic system functions

ROM stores programs permanently and RAM is storage that can be emptied when the processing is completed

They both function the same way

A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D

13. What are the three main stages a

computer system goes through called:

A
A
B C D
B
C
D

Input, process, output

Import, export, posting

Impress, express, impulse

Invent, except, prevent

14. Which of the following IS NOT

considered a ʻ storage device ʼ ?: A A scanner B A hard disk drive
considered a ʻ storage device ʼ ?:
A
A scanner
B
A hard disk drive
C
A USB flash drive
D
A floppy disk

19. The original, modern, meaning of

computer was:

A
A

Devices developed from clocks

Women who made calculationsA Devices developed from clocks

C D
C
D

Large warehouses

Systems designed by Bill Gates

20. A peripheral is:

A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D

A read only program

The amount it takes for a processor to read data

A device that connects to the system unit and is controlled by the processor

A form of storage that is re-writable

21. Select the largest file listed below?

A
A
B C D
B
C
D

10 KB

1000 MB

10 GB

1000 KB

24. The first ʻ killer applicationʼ was a:

A
A
A A A
A
A
A

Word processing application

Spreadsheet

MS_DOS

PC_Talk

25. Who, besides Bill Gates, helped to

create Microsoft?

Steve Jobs

Paul Allen

Steve Wozniak

Matthew Hockenberry

26. The first computer cheap enough for

individuals to afford was:

Apple

IBM PC

Gateway

Compaq

27. The tool developed by the ancient

22.

A
A

Flash Memory is the latest form of:

CD-ROM

Babylonians to aid in computations was:

A
A

Calculator

B
B

Music download software

B
B

Sliderule

C
C
D
D

New Reggae band

Removable storage

C
C
D
D

Abacus

Abacata

 

23.

Which of the following is the correct

28.

A(n)

is

any hardware

progression from smallest to largest?

A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D

Megabyte, byte, kilobyte, gigabyte, bit

bit, byte, kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte

byte, kilobyte, gigabyte, bit

bit, byte, megabyte, kilobyte, gigabyte

component that allows you to enter data and instructions into a computer.

A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D

Input device

Output device

Memory

Storage media

29. Right clicking in windows produces

what kind of menu?

A
A

A coriander menu

A contextual menu

The file menu

A system menuof menu? A A coriander menu A contextual menu The file menu C D 30. What

C
C
D
D

30. What does USB stand for?

A B C D
A
B
C
D

United System Bus

Universal Serial Bus

Universal Speech Button

It doesn ʼ t stand for anything

31. What does DOS stand for?

Diagnostic Owner Screen

Disc Optimizing Scanner

Disk Operating System

It doesn ʼ t stand for anything

32. Speakers are considered to be:

A
A
B C D
B
C
D

Output devices

Input devices

Import devices

Export devices

33. software

interface between the user, the application software and the computerís hardware:

serves as the

A System B Utility C Application D Web Browser 34. This class is: A Interesting
A
System
B
Utility
C
Application
D
Web Browser
34. This class is:
A
Interesting
B
Boring

35. A

is a duplicate of a file,

program, or disk that you can use in case the original is lost or damaged.

A
A

diskette

clusterprogram, or disk that you can use in case the original is lost or damaged. A

C D
C
D

backup

Zip

36. Which of the following are storage

media?

Floppy disk

Video card

Motherboard

All of the above

37. A

disc you can write on multiple times.

is an erasable multi-session

A
A
B C D
B
C
D

CD-R

CD-RW

CD-ROM

CD-RWE

38. measures the amount of time

it takes a storage device to locate an item on a storage medium.

A
A
B C D
B
C
D

Access time

Terabyte

Reading

A Track

39. Primary storage refers to:

A
A
B C D
B
C
D

The hard drive

The C drive, specifically

Memory (RAM)

USB Sticks

40. Briefly list at least five advantages

and at least five disadvantages of computers in modern society:

Advantages: Communications, speed, consistency, reliability, storage and more.

Disadvantages: Impact on labor force, privacy, environment, public safety, health risks and more.

TRUE / FALSE SECTION Use either

T
T
health risks and more. TRUE / FALSE SECTION Use either T for TRUE or F following

for TRUE or F following questions.

for False for the

41.The processor and memory are the two main components of the

processor and memory are the two main components of the motherboard. T F 42. Data is
processor and memory are the two main components of the motherboard. T F 42. Data is

motherboard. T F

42. Data is a collection of unprocessed

motherboard. T F 42. Data is a collection of unprocessed items. T F 43. A collection

items. T

F
F

43. A collection of web pages is called a

items. T F 43. A collection of web pages is called a browser. T F 44.

browser. T

F
F

44. Primary storage usually refers to the

a browser. T F 44. Primary storage usually refers to the hard drive T F 45.

hard drive T

F
F

45. The class web address is:

www.creativesynthesis.net/ai/

T F
T
F

46. Modern computers began serious

development for code breaking in World

War II

T
T
F
F

47. A laptop can be as powerful as a

in World War II T F 47. A laptop can be as powerful as a desktop

desktop computer. T

F
F

48.The ʻ Triumph of the Nerds ʼ movie is basically a history of all of the people who were responsible for creating the

computer industry.

T
T
F
F

49. The guys that created ʻ VisiCalc ʼ a

spreadsheet ʻ killer applicationʼ didnít

ʼ a spreadsheet ʻ killer application ʼ didnít F make a lot of money from it.
F
F

make a lot of money from it. T

50. Microsoft bought the operating

system that has made them billions of

bought the operating system that has made them billions of F dollars for about $50,000. T
F
F

dollars for about $50,000. T

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