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In computer terminology, the term program refers to
a) performance b) input c) results d) instructions
Which computer characteristic allows the same program to be used again and again?
a) versatility b) storage c) communications d) accuracy
Which computer characteristic refers to the capability to exchange information over networks?
a) communications b) storage c) speed d) versatility
A network of computers confined to a relatively small geographical area is called a(n)
a) DNA b) WAN c) LAN d) MSN
Which of the following is not text data?
a) alphabetic letters b) images c) numbers d) special characters
Which of the following is an example of video data?
a) song b) drawing c) e-mail message d) animated cartoon
Which step in the information processing cycle is the computer performing when it sends information to the printer?
a) storage b) processing c) input d) output
To which part of the information processing cycle does the system unit correspond?
a) input b) output c) storage d) processing
A personal computer is a self-contained computer capable of
a) input and output b) processing c) storage d) all of the above
Which one of the following is an example of a peripheral device?
a) graphics board b) system unit c) motherboard d) printer
The main components of the motherboard are the
a) microprocessor and secondary storage b) system unit and main circuit board c) CPU and microprocessor d) internal memory and CPU
Which type of hardware device allows the user to retrieve information?
a) input device b) output device c) the system unit d) storage device
An example of an output device is a
a) monitor b) microphone c) Zip drive d) modem
Which one of the following is the most important piece of software in a computer system?
a) communications software b) utility software c) application software d) operating system
Software that scans for viruses is an example of
a) operating software b) utility software c) application software d) communications software
Which type of software allows the user to prepare a spreadsheet?
a) utility software b) application software c) system software d) communications software
Which one of the following is an example of an operating system?
a) Word for Windows b) Windows 7 c) GIGO d) Microsoft Network
Which of the following is not an example of an application software?
a) database searching b) word processing c) managing disk drives d) presenting slide shows
A computer is an electronic device that
a) operates under a set of instructions b) accepts data that a user supplies c) produces results d) all of the above
What does GIGO mean?
a) Go In Get Output b) Get Information Get Output c) Garbage in Garbage Out d) Garbage Information Garbage Only
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