Spring Semester 2005
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Each question is worth 5 points. Partial credit will be given for partially correct answers.
Question 1:Compare and contrast primary storage and secondary storage. Question 2:What is CAI and how does it effect education? Question 3:What kind of computer applications require a Supercomputer? Give two examples. Question 4:Both the Mark I and the ENIAC were developed due to what significant historical event? Why were these inventions necessary? Question 5:Describe either USB or firewire. Question 6:What is a software suite and what the advantage to using one? Question 7:How does cache memory speed up processing time? Question 8:Describe four items that can be found on a motherboard. Question 9:What is an algorithm? 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:Describe each of the following types of memory; ROM, RAM, and CMOS. Question 13:What are the three types of data that can be found represented with binary digits. Question 14:Who was Herman Hollerinth and what was his contribution to computer technology? Question 15:Besides magnetic storage disks and optical disks, describe one other type of secondary storage device. Question 16:Name and briefly describe two factors in determining processor speed. Question 17:Compare and contrast a magnetic storage disk and an optical storage disk; give an example of each. Question 18:How did the development of the GUI effect the popularity of home computing? Question 19:What do each of the following parts of the CPU do; the decode unit, the ALU, and the registers? Question 20:What are the advantages and disadvantages of telecommuting.
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