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Introduction to Computer Hardware Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Into which main categories can storage devices be placed?

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Question 2 2. Which of the following uses a hard drive we can't see to store data using an Internet connection?

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Question 3 3. Eight (8) gigahertz is how many cycles per second in a CPU?

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Question 4 4. _____ is used to begin the start-up process for your computer.

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Question 5 5. Brenda needs a _____ in order to see images on her computer screen.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is used to store programs installed on a computer?

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Question 7 7. To change the paging file size, how do you key the size?

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Question 8 8. What is another term for virtual memory?

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Question 9 9. A _____ allows you to enter data into a computer in the form of text.

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Question 10 10. Phil's _____ designed keyboard offers a more natural typing position for his hands.

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Question 11 11. What does CPU stand for?

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Question 12 12. What is the material that computer chips are made of?

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Question 13 13. The AND function looks to find what in a data set?

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Question 14 14. When taking the two's complement of a number:

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Question 15 15. What types of organizations are likely to use a mainframe system?

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Question 16 16. What is the typical size of a mainframe computer?

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Question 17 17. What is a logic gate?

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Question 18 18. What does a computer use to store binary numbers?

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Question 19 19. A laser printer uses _____ and _____ to seal text and images onto paper.

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Question 20 20. Which device uses a diode to emit lights through liquid crystal panels in order to project an image to the user?

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Question 21 21. The phrases 'x86' and '32-bit' are referring to _____ of a computer's architecture.

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Question 22 22. For a PC, which of the following is NOT affected by its architecture?

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Question 23 23. ASCII lets your computer _____.

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Question 24 24. There are _____ bits in a byte.

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Question 25 25. Which of the following saves data by using a laser?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following best describes the CPU?

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Question 27 27. What is the main function of the motherboard?

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Question 28 28. What is the best solution for repeated messages about virtual memory?

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Question 29 29. Which hardware is used to input data signals to a computer by touching a monitor?

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Question 30 30. Modern day CPUs contain roughly how many transistors?

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Introduction to Computer Hardware Chapter Exam Instructions

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