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 are expansion slots used for? Name two types of cards that could go in an expansion slot. Question 2:Explain what a compiler does and who would use one? Question 3:What new technology allowed for the miniaturization of computers in the 1970's ? What generation of computers is this called? Question 4:How has Information Technology effected the current economy of the USA? Question 5:What are the advantages and disadvantages of telecommuting. 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:Besides magnetic storage disks and optical disks, describe one other type of secondary storage device. Question 9:Compare and contrast the CISC chip and the RISC chip. Question 10:Explain what influence word size has on processing time. Question 11:Why does the operating system need to be loaded into a computer's memory prior to running any applications software programs? Question 12:Describe four tasks performed by an operating system. Question 13:What is the relationship between a computer program and an algorithm? Question 14:How does cache memory speed up processing time? Question 15:What is the difference between a sequential access device and a random access device? Give an example of each. Question 16:Describe three of the four kinds of tasks that as computer system can perform. Question 17:Describe each of the following types of memory; ROM, RAM, and CMOS. Question 18:How did the development of the GUI effect the popularity of home computing? Question 19:Describe four items that can be found on a motherboard. Question 20:What is the difference between operating system software and applications software? Give two examples of each.
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