Spring Semester 2005
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Each question is worth 5 points. Partial credit will be given for partially correct answers.
Question 1:Explain what a compiler does and who would use one? Question 2:How has Information Technology effected the current economy of the USA? Question 3:Besides magnetic storage disks and optical disks, describe one other type of secondary storage device. Question 4:What kind of computer applications require a Supercomputer? Give two examples. Question 5:Why are point and draw devices necessary for today's computer systems? What software changes required the addition of these devices? Question 6:Describe three of the four kinds of tasks that as computer system can perform. Question 7:Why does the operating system need to be loaded into a computer's memory prior to running any applications software programs? Question 8:Describe either USB or firewire. Question 9:What is the difference between operating system software and applications software? Give two examples of each. Question 10:Compare and contrast the CISC chip and the RISC chip. Question 11:What are the two main catagories of computer monitors and how does each display output? Question 12:What is deskilling and what is upskilling? Give an example of each. Question 13:What new technology allowed for the miniaturization of computers in the 1970's ? What generation of computers is this called? Question 14:What is Moore's Law and how does it effect today's computer technology? Question 15:What is the relationship between a computer program and an algorithm? Question 16:Explain what influence word size has on processing time. Question 17:What is the difference between a sequential access device and a random access device? Give an example of each. Question 18:Why can't software written for a Macintosh computer run on a Windows OS machine? Question 19:What is CAI and how does it effect education? Question 20:What is an automated factory and why is it more effective than a traditional factory?
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