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What Is Random-Access Memory (RAM)? - Definition & History

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Select the statement that is true regarding RAM and hard drive.

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1. RAM is a type of volatile storage. This means that RAM _____.

2. Which of the following is NOT true about flash memory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of RAM. You will be tested on topics such as what RAM stands for and volatile storage.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The purpose of RAM
  • Why RAM is a type of volatile storage
  • Kind of storage that the first versions of RAM relied on
  • Most common types of RAM currently

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding RAM
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about volatile storage
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the earliest versions of RAM in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about RAM, review the lesson called What Is RAM? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the definition of RAM
  • Explains the very first computers in the 1940s
  • Covers the different types of RAM
  • Explores the most prevalent forms of RAM used today
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