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:What are expansion slots used for? Name two types of cards that could go in an expansion slot. Question 3:Describe three different types of input devices; how does each device receive the input? Question 4:Compare and contrast primary storage and secondary storage. 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:What is CAI and how does it effect education? Question 7:Describe four items that can be found on a motherboard. Question 8:What is the difference between a sequential access device and a random access device? Give an example of each. Question 9:Describe three of the four kinds of tasks that as computer system can perform. Question 10:Why does the operating system need to be loaded into a computer's memory prior to running any applications software programs? Question 11:Explain what influence word size has on processing time. Question 12:How did the development of the GUI effect the popularity of home computing? Question 13:What are the two main catagories of computer monitors and how does each display output? Question 14:How does cache memory speed up processing time? Question 15:Both the Mark I and the ENIAC were developed due to what significant historical event? Why were these inventions necessary? Question 16:What new technology allowed for the miniaturization of computers in the 1970's ? What generation of computers is this called? Question 17:What are the three types of data that can be found represented with binary digits. Question 18:What was the name of the first commercially available computer and who were its creators? What did this computer's name stand for? Question 19:Describe each of the following types of memory; ROM, RAM, and CMOS. Question 20:What is deskilling and what is upskilling? Give an example of each.
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