Spring Semester 2005
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Each question is worth 5 points. Partial credit will be given for partially correct answers.
Question 1:What is CAI and how does it effect education? Question 2:Explain what a compiler does and who would use one? Question 3:What is an algorithm? Question 4:Compare and contrast the CISC chip and the RISC chip. Question 5:What is the difference between operating system software and applications software? Give two examples of each. Question 6:Why can't software written for a Macintosh computer run on a Windows OS machine? Question 7:Why are point and draw devices necessary for today's computer systems? What software changes required the addition of these devices? Question 8:How has Information Technology effected the current economy of the USA? Question 9:Describe each of the following types of memory; ROM, RAM, and CMOS. Question 10:Both the Mark I and the ENIAC were developed due to what significant historical event? Why were these inventions necessary? Question 11:Describe either USB or firewire. Question 12:What is the relationship between a computer program and an algorithm? Question 13:What is a software suite and what the advantage to using one? Question 14:How did the development of the GUI effect the popularity of home computing? Question 15:Compare and contrast primary storage and secondary storage. Question 16:What is an automated factory and why is it more effective than a traditional factory? Question 17:How does cache memory speed up processing time? Question 18:What are the three types of data that can be found represented with binary digits. Question 19:What are expansion slots used for? Name two types of cards that could go in an expansion slot. Question 20:Describe three of the four kinds of tasks that as computer system can perform.
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