Central Processing Unit (CPU): Parts, Definition & Function


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What does CPU stand for?

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

2. Modern day CPUs contain roughly how many transistors?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of CPU features and function. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what the acronym CPU stands for as well as knowing the material that computer chips are made of.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What the acronym CPU stands for
  • The material that computer chips are made of
  • How many transistors the modern day CPU contains
  • Clock speed of a CPU
  • The built-in memory of a CPU that is accessible quickly

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as CPU
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related CPU features and function lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding CPU features and function and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about CPU features and function

Additional Learning

To learn more about the inner workings of a computer, review the corresponding lesson on Central Processing Unity (CPU) Parts, Definition & Function. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the idea behind a processor
  • Identify what the acronym CPU stands for
  • Know the material that computer chips are made of
  • Learn how many transistors the modern day CPU contains
  • Appreciate the rate at which a CPU can execute instructions
  • Understand the functions of cache memory in a CPU