Spring Semester 2005
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Each question is worth 5 points. Partial credit will be given for partially correct answers.
Question 1:Both the Mark I and the ENIAC were developed due to what significant historical event? Why were these inventions necessary? Question 2:Describe four items that can be found on a motherboard. Question 3:Why are point and draw devices necessary for today's computer systems? What software changes required the addition of these devices? Question 4:How has Information Technology effected the current economy of the USA? Question 5:Describe four tasks performed by an operating system. Question 6:Compare and contrast primary storage and secondary storage. Question 7:What is CAI and how does it effect education? Question 8:What are the three types of data that can be found represented with binary digits. Question 9:Why can't software written for a Macintosh computer run on a Windows OS machine? Question 10:Describe either USB or firewire. Question 11:Describe the three parts of an operating system. Question 12:What are expansion slots used for? Name two types of cards that could go in an expansion slot. Question 13:What is distance learning? Give an example. Question 14:Explain what a compiler does and who would use one? Question 15:What is the difference between a sequential access device and a random access device? Give an example of each. Question 16:What is Moore's Law and how does it effect today's computer technology? Question 17:What is an algorithm? 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:What new technology allowed for the miniaturization of computers in the 1970's ? What generation of computers is this called? Question 20:Describe three of the four kinds of tasks that as computer system can perform.
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