Spring Semester 2005
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Each question is worth 5 points. Partial credit will be given for partially correct answers.
Question 1:Describe either USB or firewire. Question 2:Explain what influence word size has on processing time. Question 3:Compare and contrast the CISC chip and the RISC chip. Question 4:What is deskilling and what is upskilling? Give an example of each. Question 5:Besides magnetic storage disks and optical disks, describe one other type of secondary storage device. Question 6:What is the relationship between a computer program and an algorithm? Question 7:What is an algorithm? Question 8:Name and briefly describe two factors in determining processor speed. Question 9:Describe three of the four kinds of tasks that as computer system can perform. Question 10:What is the difference between a sequential access device and a random access device? Give an example of each. Question 11:Describe the three parts of an operating system. Question 12:What is the difference between operating system software and applications software? Give two examples of each. Question 13:What are expansion slots used for? Name two types of cards that could go in an expansion slot. Question 14:What new technology allowed for the miniaturization of computers in the 1970's ? What generation of computers is this called? Question 15:Describe four tasks performed by an operating system. Question 16:Compare and contrast primary storage and secondary storage. Question 17:What is a software suite and what the advantage to using one? Question 18:What is an automated factory and why is it more effective than a traditional factory? Question 19:What are the three types of data that can be found represented with binary digits. Question 20:What is CAI and how does it effect education?
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