Control Unit: Definition & Design


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What is the control unit in a computer?

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1. Where is the control unit located in the computer?

2. What does the control unit do when it receives instructions from a user?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study resources will help you to discover how much you know about the design of a control unit. You'll answer questions about a computer's control unit and need to know where it is located.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will guide you to:

  • Assess what a control unit does when it receives user instructions
  • Identify what a control unit does
  • Interpret the purpose of a microprogram control

Skills Practiced

Practice the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on control unit design
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the control unit in a computer and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a microprogram control and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Review the accompanying lesson for more information about the subject. The lesson is called Control Unit: Definition & Design and it will adhere to the following study goals:

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