Computer Memory and Processing Devices: Functions & Characteristics


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Which of the following is also known as volatile memory?

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1. Which of the following best describes the CPU?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the various features of a computer's memory, along with its processing devices. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include facts about the central processing unit and RAM.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Another term or terms for volatile memory
  • Facts about the central processing unit (CPU)
  • What component of the computer begins the start-up process
  • The current level of computer memory available to consumers
  • The location of the central processing unit within a computer

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 RAM and ROM
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the features of computer memory and processing devices
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the CPU and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about RAM levels

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson on Features of Computer Memory and Processing Devices. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what the CPU does
  • Define arithmetic logic unit (ALU) and hertz
  • Know what RAM does and explore the different types of RAM
  • Contrast RAM and ROM
  • Understand what ROM does