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 three of the four kinds of tasks that as computer system can perform. Question 2:What is the difference between operating system software and applications software? Give two examples of each. Question 3:What is the relationship between a computer program and an algorithm? Question 4:How did the development of the GUI effect the popularity of home computing? Question 5:Compare and contrast the CISC chip and the RISC chip. Question 6:Why are point and draw devices necessary for today's computer systems? What software changes required the addition of these devices? Question 7:What is a software suite and what the advantage to using one? Question 8:Describe the three parts of an operating system. Question 9:How does cache memory speed up processing time? Question 10:Compare and contrast primary storage and secondary storage. Question 11:Besides magnetic storage disks and optical disks, describe one other type of secondary storage device. Question 12:What is Moore's Law and how does it effect today's computer technology? Question 13:How has Information Technology effected the current economy of the USA? Question 14:Why can't software written for a Macintosh computer run on a Windows OS machine? Question 15:Compare and contrast a magnetic storage disk and an optical storage disk; give an example of each. Question 16:Explain what influence word size has on processing time. Question 17:What is deskilling and what is upskilling? Give an example of each. Question 18:What are the two main catagories of computer monitors and how does each display output? Question 19:What new technology allowed for the miniaturization of computers in the 1970's ? What generation of computers is this called? Question 20:Describe three different types of input devices; how does each device receive the input?
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