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  1. The most important type of memory that a typical computer uses during the processing operation is ____________.
    Random Access Memory
  2. The computer function where output is saved for later use is known as _______
    Storage
  3. The computer function in which processed data is displayed is known as __________.
    output
  4. Which of the Following is not an input device?
    • a) Scanners
    • b) Digital cameras
    • c) Microphones
    • d) Speakers

    d) Speakers
  5. When did the World Wide Wed begin?
    1993
  6. The two main categories of software are what?
    System Software and application software
  7. Which of the following is NOT a basic computer operation?
    • a) Storage
    • b) Input
    • c) Throughput
    • d) Processing

    c) Throughput
  8. The computer function in which raw data is received is known as _______
    input
  9. When was the internet only accessible by the US government, colleges, and universities?
    1980s
  10. What type of software sits on top of the operating system and utilizes the computer's capabilities to perform a user task?
    Application software
  11. What is CPU an abbreviation for?
    Central Processing Unit
  12. The CPU is often referred to as what?
    The brain of the computer
  13. What is OS an abbreviation for?
    Operating System
  14. True/False:
    A hardware element of the system unit, which  houses the electronic components used to connect a computer to a network, is known as a network interface card.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    a) True
  15. True/False:
    The most important and well-recognized type of application software is the computer's operating system.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    b) False
  16. True/False:
    A communication device is a software component that moves data into and out of a computer.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    b) False
  17. True/False
    Kindle 2 is a portable, wired, paperback-sized e-book device
    • a) True
    • b) False

    b) False
  18. True/False:
    A wiki is a free Web-based word processor and spreadsheet that allows project members to share and edit documents online.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    b) False
  19. True/False:
    A free, real-time connection between two or more parties that uses a buddy list to identify the users a person wishes to connect with is known as instant messaging.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    a) True
  20. True/False:
    A network is a group of two or more computers connected for the purpose of sharing resources.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    a) True
  21. True/False:
    External NIC's are always plugged into a chip on the motherboard
    • a) True
    • b) False

    b) False
  22. True/False:
    NIC's can only be used with wireless networks.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    b) False
  23. True/False:
    The hard disk drive, cd drive, and dvd drive in a computer are usually removable.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    b) False
  24. True/False:
    Outsourcing is the real and only reason for eliminating many jobs.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    b) False
  25. True/False:
    A series of steps that results in the solution to a problem is called an algorithm.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    a) True
  26. Computers count with what kind of numbers?
    Binary
  27. What is the smallest unit of information a computer can work with.
    A bit
  28. Which of the following is the largest amount of data
    • a) Terabyte
    • b) Megabyte
    • c) Petabyte
    • d) Kilobyte

    c) Petabyte
  29. What are hexadecimal numbers represented by?
    number 0-9 and letters A-F
  30. What is a byte?
    The equivalent of eight binary digits.
  31. What is the hexadecimal representation for the decimal 10?
    A
  32. What do we compare binary digits to?
    Light switch
  33. Which of the following is not an example of a character code?
    • a) SCSI
    • b) EDCDIC
    • c) Unicode
    • d) ASCII

    a) SCSI
  34. What contains a computer's main hardware components?
    The system unit.
  35. Which of the following would not be found inside the system unit?
    • a) Cooling fan
    • b) Motherboard
    • c) Power Supply
    • d) USB port

    d) USB port
  36. What contains the CPU?
    the Motherboard
  37. What is the CPU?
    An integrated chip capable of processing signals
  38. What is the four step process of fetch, decode, execute, and store called?
    The machine cycle
  39. What OS was the first to use 64 bit technology?
    Linux
  40. What is the input/output bus used by today's PCs?
    PCI
  41. True/False:
    The newest standard for the PC card, mostly used in notebooks, is called the ExpressCard.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    a) True
  42. True/False:
    Biometric authentication is individualized and cannot be fooled.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    b) False
  43. True/False:
    A byte is the smallest unit of informations
    • a) True
    • b) False

    b) False
  44. True/False:
    Hexadecimal numbers use the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    a) True
  45. True/False:
    Hexadecimals uses base 16 characters.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    a) True
  46. True/False:
    The motherboard contains the CPU.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    a) True
  47. True/False:
    A heat sink keeps the system unit cool.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    a) True
  48. True/False:
    Intel is the only producer of PC chips.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    b) False
  49. True/False:
    Keeping secondary cache as close as possible to the processor improves performance.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    a) True
  50. True/False:
    The drive light tells you when the hard drive as accessing data.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    a) True
  51. A laser printer uses what kind of technology to print high resolution?
    Electrostatic
  52. What is the most common method for data entry?
    Keyboard
  53. What type of key do you use in conjunction with another key to perform a shortcut?
    A modifier key
  54. What pointing device that looks similar to a semi blunt pen and is used in CAD applications?
    Stylus
  55. What is the most widely used pointing device?
    Mouse
  56. What is a pattern of bars printed on merchandise that store information about that item?
    UPC
  57. What is a comparison chart or lookup table  that tells the processor what key is being pressed?
    Character Map
  58. which colors are used in a cathode ray tube?
    red, Green, and Blue
  59. How do we measure monitors?
    Diagonally
  60. Which of the following is not true regarding a virtual keyboard?
    • a) is not an input device
    • b) may use a stylus to enter data
    • c) is also known as a soft keyboard
    • d) is used on touch sensitive screens

    a) is not an input device
  61. The two components of storage relies on are storage devices and ___________
    Input Devices
  62. What are nonvolatile and will not lose data when the power goes off or when removed from the system?
    Recording devices
  63. True/False:
    A toggles key has two positions.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    a) True
  64. True/False:
    The cursor is also known as the insertion point.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    a) True
  65. True/False:
    Virtual keyboard images disappear completely when not in use.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    a) True
  66. True/False:
    A flexible Keyboard can be folded and weighs just 250 grams.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    a) True
  67. True/False:
    Screen output is sometimes called soft copy.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    a) True
  68. True/False:
    There is no difference between memory and storage.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    b) False
  69. True/False:
    USB flash drives are known as memory sticks.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    a) True
  70. True/False:
    Blu-ray disc was develoed for the management of high-definition video.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    a) True
  71. True/False
    The Eye-fi is a wireless memory card.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    a) True
  72. True/False
    The failure to perform backup on data, information, software on a regular basis should not be a concern of computer users.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    b) False
  73. True/False
    The F2 key is often referred to as the help key because it opens the help in most programs.
    • a) True
    • b) False

    b) False
  74. True/False
    Ctrl + V cuts the selected text
    • a) True
    • b) False

    b) False
  75. What type of software converts scanned text into a text file?
    OCR

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