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Review for Test 2. 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

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Review for test 2

Review for Test 2

Chapter 2 & 3


The 1s and 0s that a digital device works with are referred to as digits
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
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
Intel’s budget processor is called the ____. indicate the speed of the microprocessor ____.

  • Athalon

  • Pentium

  • Celeron

  • Titanium


C java cobol and visual basic are languages
C++, Java, COBOL, and Visual Basic are ______ languages. indicate the speed of the microprocessor ____.

  • High level

  • Machine

  • Microprocessor

  • Foreign


Software are companies that specialize in packaging marketing and selling commercial software
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
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
____ means a billion cycles per second. Bell Labs.

  • Gigahertz

  • Megahertz

  • Exahertz

  • Kilohertz


Hard disk and tape storage technologies can be classified as storage
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
____ 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
Which of the following is considered to be optical storage? the requested data.

  • Floppy Disk

  • DVD

  • RAM

  • Tape


Dpi is a measurement of quality for what
DPI is a measurement of quality for what? the requested data.

  • Monitor

  • Printer

  • Hard drive

  • Memory


Crt stands for
CRT stands for: the requested data.

  • Common RAM techonolgy

  • Computer read technology

  • Cathode ray tube

  • Computer ROM tube


The program that starts the computer is called the
The program that starts the computer is called the: the requested data.

  • Operating system

  • Bootstrap

  • DOS

  • GUI


The two parts of the processor are the the
The two parts of the processor are the ____ & the _______. the requested data.

  • Control Unit, ALU

  • ALU, RAM

  • RAM, Virtual Memory

  • ALU, registers


A computer with fewer instructions on the rom chip is considered to be
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
All of the following increase processing speed except… considered to be:

  • Parallel processing

  • Pipelining

  • Serial Processing

  • All of the above increase processing


Software built for a certain type of business is called
Software built for a certain type of business is called: considered to be:

  • Horizontal market software

  • Flat market software

  • Vertical market software

  • Specialized market software


Microsoft office is an example of a n
Microsoft Office is an example of a(n): considered to be:

  • Spreadsheet Program

  • Vertical Market Program

  • Software Suite

  • Operating System


All of the following are examples of application software except
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
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
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
Which software program would you use to create blueprints and product specifications?

  • CAD

  • CD Ripper

  • MIDI

  • Database


Accounting software is a good example of
Accounting software is a good example of: and product specifications?

  • Vertical market software

  • Horizontal market software

  • Software suite

  • Networking Software


A programmer uses a to prepare instructions into a format the computer can read
A programmer uses a _____ to prepare instructions into a format the computer can read.

  • Object coder

  • Suite

  • Transformer

  • Compiler


Ram is considered to be
RAM is considered to be: format the computer can read.

  • Magnetic Memory

  • Volatile Memory

  • Non-volatile Memory

  • Permanent


Is the rate that the computer redraws the screen
_____ is the rate that the computer redraws the screen. format the computer can read.

  • Plasma Rate

  • Refresh Rate

  • Redraw Rate

  • Flicker Rate


A printer that spits ink onto the paper through small nozzles is
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
Which of the following optical media stores the most data? nozzles is:

  • CD-R

  • CD-ROM

  • DVD-ROM

  • CD-RW


Tape drives read data through
Tape drives read data through: nozzles is:

  • Random access

  • Sequential access

  • Straight Access

  • Limted Access



The chip that stores your computer configuration and requires a small battery is
The chip that stores your computer configuration and requires a small battery is:

  • ROM

  • RAM

  • CMOS

  • DOS


Rom s function is
ROM’s function is: requires a small battery 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



Higher disk allows for increased storage
Higher disk ____ allows for increased storage. except:

  • Quality

  • Density

  • Allocation

  • Volatility


Time is the average time the computer takes in locating the media and reading it
_______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
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
SVGA and XGA are examples of: monitor type?

  • Print quality

  • Monitor resolutions

  • Expansion cards

  • Vertical market software


A gui interface
A GUI interface : monitor type?

  • 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
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
Magnetic storage can be endangered by: ____ to get your peripheral to work.

  • Dust

  • Magnets

  • Heat

  • All of the above


Alu stands for
ALU stands for ____ to get your peripheral to work.

  • Arithmetic Learning Unit

  • Arithmetic Linking Unit

  • Arithmetic Logic Unit

  • Arithmetic Load Unit


The light data areas on a cd or dvd are called
The light data areas on a CD or DVD are called: ____ to get your peripheral to work.

  • Lands

  • Pits

  • Scratches

  • Cells


All of the following are magnetic storage devices except
All of the following are magnetic storage devices except: ____ to get your peripheral to work.

  • Floppy disk

  • Hard drive

  • Zip Disk

  • Compact Flash Card


Tests run to test the overall speed of a processor are called
Tests run to test the overall speed of a processor are called:

  • Comparison matches

  • Benchmarks

  • Quality Control

  • Prototyping


Ram is generally measured in
RAM is generally measured in: called:

  • Kilobytes

  • Megabytes

  • Exabytes

  • Megabits


A file that runs when you click on it is generally called a n
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
The compiled code that the computer understands is called: a(n):

  • Source Code

  • Object Code

  • Secret Code

  • Machine Code


The operating system is responsible for
The operating system is responsible for: a(n):

  • Booting the computer

  • Storing records in databases

  • Providing the user interface

  • Keeping the time when the computer is turned off.


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