Spring Semester 2005
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Each question is worth 5 points. Partial credit will be given for partially correct answers.
Question 1:Explain what a compiler does and who would use one? Question 2:How has Information Technology effected the current economy of the USA? Question 3:What is the difference between a sequential access device and a random access device? Give an example of each. Question 4:Describe either USB or firewire. Question 5:What are the two main catagories of computer monitors and how does each display output? Question 6:What new technology allowed for the miniaturization of computers in the 1970's ? What generation of computers is this called? Question 7:Compare and contrast a magnetic storage disk and an optical storage disk; give an example of each. Question 8:Describe four items that can be found on a motherboard. Question 9:Besides magnetic storage disks and optical disks, describe one other type of secondary storage device. Question 10:What was the name of the first commercially available computer and who were its creators? What did this computer's name stand for? Question 11:What is an automated factory and why is it more effective than a traditional factory? Question 12:What is the difference between operating system software and applications software? Give two examples of each. Question 13:Describe three different types of input devices; how does each device receive the input? Question 14:Who was Herman Hollerinth and what was his contribution to computer technology? Question 15:How did the development of the GUI effect the popularity of home computing? Question 16:How does cache memory speed up processing time? Question 17:What is CAI and how does it effect education? Question 18:What are expansion slots used for? Name two types of cards that could go in an expansion slot. Question 19:What is an algorithm? Question 20:What is distance learning? Give an example.
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