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 the three types of data that can be found represented with binary digits. Question 2:Why are point and draw devices necessary for today's computer systems? What software changes required the addition of these devices? Question 3:Compare and contrast primary storage and secondary storage. Question 4:Describe either USB or firewire. Question 5:What is a software suite and what the advantage to using one? Question 6:What is the difference between operating system software and applications software? Give two examples of each. Question 7:What is the relationship between a computer program and an algorithm? Question 8:What is distance learning? Give an example. Question 9:Name and briefly describe two factors in determining processor speed. Question 10:Compare and contrast the CISC chip and the RISC chip. Question 11:What is the difference between a sequential access device and a random access device? Give an example of each. Question 12:What are expansion slots used for? Name two types of cards that could go in an expansion slot. Question 13:How does cache memory speed up processing time? Question 14:Why can't software written for a Macintosh computer run on a Windows OS machine? Question 15:What is an algorithm? Question 16:Describe the three parts of an operating system. Question 17:What is CAI and how does it effect education? Question 18:What is an automated factory and why is it more effective than a traditional factory? Question 19:Compare and contrast a magnetic storage disk and an optical storage disk; give an example of each. Question 20:What new technology allowed for the miniaturization of computers in the 1970's ? What generation of computers is this called?
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