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 kind of computer applications require a Supercomputer? Give two examples. Question 2:What was the name of the first commercially available computer and who were its creators? What did this computer's name stand for? Question 3:How did the development of the GUI effect the popularity of home computing? Question 4:What are expansion slots used for? Name two types of cards that could go in an expansion slot. Question 5:Why can't software written for a Macintosh computer run on a Windows OS machine? Question 6:What is Moore's Law and how does it effect today's computer technology? Question 7:What do each of the following parts of the CPU do; the decode unit, the ALU, and the registers? Question 8:Compare and contrast a magnetic storage disk and an optical storage disk; give an example of each. Question 9:What is distance learning? Give an example. Question 10:Explain what a compiler does and who would use one? Question 11:Describe the three parts of an operating system. Question 12:What are the three types of data that can be found represented with binary digits. Question 13:Both the Mark I and the ENIAC were developed due to what significant historical event? Why were these inventions necessary? Question 14:What is a software suite and what the advantage to using one? Question 15:What is CAI and how does it effect education? Question 16:What is an automated factory and why is it more effective than a traditional factory? Question 17:Describe four items that can be found on a motherboard. Question 18:How has Information Technology effected the current economy of the USA? Question 19:Name and briefly describe two factors in determining processor speed. Question 20:Describe four tasks performed by an operating system.
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