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:Describe three different types of input devices; how does each device receive the input? Question 3:How did the development of the GUI effect the popularity of home computing? Question 4:Compare and contrast the CISC chip and the RISC chip. Question 5:What new technology allowed for the miniaturization of computers in the 1970's ? What generation of computers is this called? Question 6:Describe three of the four kinds of tasks that as computer system can perform. Question 7:What is the relationship between a computer program and an algorithm? Question 8:What is CAI and how does it effect education? Question 9:What are expansion slots used for? Name two types of cards that could go in an expansion slot. 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:Describe four items that can be found on a motherboard. Question 12:Compare and contrast a magnetic storage disk and an optical storage disk; give an example of each. Question 13:What is a software suite and what the advantage to using one? Question 14:What are the three types of data that can be found represented with binary digits. Question 15:Describe four tasks performed by an operating system. Question 16:What is an algorithm? Question 17:Why are point and draw devices necessary for today's computer systems? What software changes required the addition of these devices? Question 18:Why does the operating system need to be loaded into a computer's memory prior to running any applications software programs? Question 19:Why can't software written for a Macintosh computer run on a Windows OS machine? Question 20:How has Information Technology effected the current economy of the USA?
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