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Information Systems Hardware Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A _____ takes your input, processes it with a processor and a set of instructions, and stores information.

Question 2 2. Why are sales of desktop PCs and laptops declining?

Question 3 3. An extremely powerful mainframe computer can also be called a _____.

Question 4 4. Which of the following is true about parallel computing performance?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT an example of parallel computing?

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Question 6 6. Parallel computing uses _____ execution.

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT a component of Grid Computing?

Question 8 8. Which of the following companies is NOT a provider of Grid Computing?

Question 9 9. Grid Computing differs from desktop computing in what way?

Question 10 10. Which of the following saves data by using a laser?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is a magnetic storage device?

Question 12 12. Which of these storage devices can hold the most data?

Question 13 13. Phil's _____ designed keyboard offers a more natural typing position for his hands.

Question 14 14. If Sheila wants to capture sound on her computer, she would need a _____.

Question 15 15. Cursor placement and the click of a button sends a signal to a system. What device does this describe?

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Question 16 16. A laser printer uses _____ and _____ to seal text and images onto paper.

Question 17 17. Which device uses a diode to emit lights through liquid crystal panels in order to project an image to the user?

Question 18 18. You are a student with limited finances, and you want to purchase a printer for occasional use for your school assignments. Which type of printer would BEST suit your needs?

Question 19 19. What does a computer use to store binary numbers?

Question 20 20. How is 3 represented as information in a computer?

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Question 21 21. What is a logic gate?

Question 22 22. What are the two main components of a processor?

Question 23 23. In which of the following examples would a multiprocessing computer be most helpful to have?

Question 24 24. Which of the following computers will be the fastest?

Question 25 25. Which of these is an example of a consumer application of distributed computing ?

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Question 26 26. What is the key conceptual difference between distributed and parallel computing?

Question 27 27. Emily is preparing a budget using a new quad core computer workstation. This is an example of _____

Question 28 28. A computing device that sits on a network and provides services such as file management, printing, and security is called a _____.

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT a reason why the speed increase does not follow a formula?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT a result of Grid Computing?

Information Systems Hardware Chapter Exam Instructions

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