Spring Semester 2005
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Each question is worth 5 points. Partial credit will be given for partially correct answers.
Question 1:Describe either USB or firewire. Question 2:How does cache memory speed up processing time? Question 3:Describe the three parts of an operating system. Question 4:How has Information Technology effected the current economy of the USA? Question 5:Explain what a compiler does and who would use one? Question 6:Besides magnetic storage disks and optical disks, describe one other type of secondary storage device. Question 7:What are the three types of data that can be found represented with binary digits. Question 8:What are expansion slots used for? Name two types of cards that could go in an expansion slot. Question 9:What is CAI and how does it effect education? Question 10:What is the difference between a sequential access device and a random access device? Give an example of each. Question 11:Describe each of the following types of memory; ROM, RAM, and CMOS. Question 12:What is Moore's Law and how does it effect today's computer technology? Question 13:What was the name of the first commercially available computer and who were its creators? What did this computer's name stand for? Question 14:Describe three different types of input devices; how does each device receive the input? Question 15:Who was Herman Hollerinth and what was his contribution to computer technology? Question 16:What is an algorithm? Question 17:What are the two main catagories of computer monitors and how does each display output? Question 18:What is an automated factory and why is it more effective than a traditional factory? Question 19:Why does the operating system need to be loaded into a computer's memory prior to running any applications software programs? Question 20:Compare and contrast primary storage and secondary storage.
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