Cache Memory: Definition & Concept


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What is a cache?

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1. What is the purpose of a CPU cache?

2. What is a multi-level cache?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cache memory is a small but easily retrievable form of computer memory that stores information likely to be used again. The following quiz/worksheet combo will quiz you on specific types of cache.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What a cache is
  • The purpose of a CPU cache
  • The definition of a multi-level cache
  • The definition of a web cache

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how computers store information in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms such as web cache and multi-level cache
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on cache memory

Additional Learning

To learn more about how certain types of memory are stored and retrieved, review the corresponding lesson on cache memory. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines what cache memory is
  • Examines what the CPU cache is and how it works
  • Discusses multi-level caches
  • Identifies CPU chips and what they look like