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 new technology allowed for the miniaturization of computers in the 1970's ? What generation of computers is this called? Question 2:What is the difference between operating system software and applications software? Give two examples of each. Question 3:Describe each of the following types of memory; ROM, RAM, and CMOS. Question 4:What is a software suite and what the advantage to using one? Question 5:Compare and contrast the CISC chip and the RISC chip. Question 6:How has Information Technology effected the current economy of the USA? Question 7:Both the Mark I and the ENIAC were developed due to what significant historical event? Why were these inventions necessary? Question 8:What is distance learning? Give an example. Question 9:Besides magnetic storage disks and optical disks, describe one other type of secondary storage device. Question 10:What is an automated factory and why is it more effective than a traditional factory? Question 11:Describe the three parts of an operating system. Question 12:Name and briefly describe two factors in determining processor speed. Question 13:What is Moore's Law and how does it effect today's computer technology? Question 14:Describe either USB or firewire. Question 15:Why does the operating system need to be loaded into a computer's memory prior to running any applications software programs? Question 16:What are the two main catagories of computer monitors and how does each display output? Question 17:Describe four tasks performed by an operating system. Question 18:What is the relationship between a computer program and an algorithm? Question 19:Explain what a compiler does and who would use one? Question 20:Compare and contrast primary storage and secondary storage.
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