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 do each of the following parts of the CPU do; the decode unit, the ALU, and the registers? Question 2:What is distance learning? Give an example. Question 3:Describe four tasks performed by an operating system. Question 4:Explain what influence word size has on processing time. Question 5:Describe four items that can be found on a motherboard. Question 6:What is an algorithm? Question 7:What is the difference between a sequential access device and a random access device? Give an example of each. Question 8:What was the name of the first commercially available computer and who were its creators? What did this computer's name stand for? Question 9:What are the three types of data that can be found represented with binary digits. Question 10:Describe three of the four kinds of tasks that as computer system can perform. Question 11:What are the two main catagories of computer monitors and how does each display output? Question 12:Compare and contrast a magnetic storage disk and an optical storage disk; give an example of each. Question 13:Why does the operating system need to be loaded into a computer's memory prior to running any applications software programs? Question 14:Compare and contrast the CISC chip and the RISC chip. Question 15:What kind of computer applications require a Supercomputer? Give two examples. Question 16:Both the Mark I and the ENIAC were developed due to what significant historical event? Why were these inventions necessary? Question 17:Explain what a compiler does and who would use one? Question 18:Who was Herman Hollerinth and what was his contribution to computer technology? Question 19:How has Information Technology effected the current economy of the USA? Question 20:What is an automated factory and why is it more effective than a traditional factory?
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