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Appendix A Computer Hardware and Software

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of computer tool enters information and commands into the computer? A. Output device B. Input device C. Storage device D. Telecommunications device

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2. What type of computer tool allows you to see, hear, or otherwise recognize the results of your information-processing requests? A. Output device B. Input device C. Storage device D. Telecommunications device

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3. What type of computer tool allows you use to store information for use at a later time? A. Input device B. Output device C. Storage device D. Telecommunications device

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4. What type of computer tool allows you to send information to and receive it from another person or location? A. Input device B. Output device C. Storage device D. Telecommunications device

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5. What computer device, such as a USB port, allows you to connect to and from a printer? A. Input device B. Output device C. Storage device D. Connecting

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6. Which type of software enables you to solve specific problems or perform specific tasks? A. System software B. Operating system software C. Utility software D. Application software

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7. Which type of software handles tasks specific to technology management and coordinates the interaction of all technology devices? A. System software B. Task management software C. Hardware management software D. Application software

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8. Which type of software controls your application software and manages how your hardware devices work together? A. System software B. Operating system software C. Utility software D. Application software

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9. Which type of software provides additional functionality to your operating system including checking for viruses? A. Task management software B. Operating system software C. Application software D. Utility software

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10. Which computer is designed to fulfill all personal computing needs but is also designed to be portable? A. PDA B. Notebook computer C. Desktop computer D. Portable computer

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11. Which computer is a small hand-held device that helps you surf the Web and perform simple tasks such as note taking? A. PDA B. Notebook computer C. Desktop computer D. Touch-sensitive computer

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12. Which computer is the most popular choice for personal computing needs? A. PDA B. Notebook computer C. Desktop computer D. Touch-sensitive computer

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13. Which computer is designed to meet the computing needs of several people simultaneously in a small to medium-size business environment? A. Mainframe computer B. Minicomputer C. Supercomputer D. Desktop computer

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14. Which computer is designed to meet the computing needs of hundreds of people in a large business environment? A. Mainframe computer B. Minicomputer C. Supercomputer D. Desktop computer

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15. Which computer is the fastest, most powerful, and most expensive type of computer? A. Mainframe computer B. Minicomputer C. Supercomputer D. Desktop computer

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16. Which computer offers both a horizontal and vertical system box? A. Mainframe computer B. Minicomputer C. Supercomputer D. Desktop computer

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17. Which type of personal productivity software is Microsoft Money? A. Word processing B. Spreadsheet C. Presentation D. Personal finance

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18. Which of the following is a type of application software? A. Microsoft Windows XP B. Microsoft Office C. Mac OS D. Linux

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19. Which of the following is a type of system software? A. Microsoft Word B. Microsoft Excel C. Microsoft Access D. Microsoft Windows XP

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20. What type of application software is unique to a particular industry? A. Personal productivity software B. Vertical market software C. Horizontal market software D. Trade software

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21. Personal productivity software include all the following except? A. Photoshop B. WordPerfect C. Quicken D. Linux

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22. What type of software has the source code available to the public free of charge? A. Free-source B. Source-ware C. Free-ware D. Open-source

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23. What type of software is a screen saver? A. Operating system software B. Utility software C. Anti-virus software D. Disk optimization software

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24. Which of the following is a type of input device? A. Keyboard B. POS C. Optical Mark Reader D. All of the above

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25. What are two basic categories of monitors? A. OMR and Flat-panel B. CRT and Flat-panel C. CRT and Flat-CRT D. Flat-panel and liquid crystal display

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26. What is the distance between the centers of a pair of like-colored pixels? A. Resolution of a printer B. Dot pitch C. Resolution of a screen D. All of the above

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27. Which term below is not associated with a monitor? A. Resolution of a screen B. Dot pitch C. Pixel D. Bus

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28. What is the number of dots printed per inch and is the same principle as the resolution in monitors? A. Resolution of a printer B. Dot pitch C. Pixel D. Density

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29. Which of the following creates the image being developed by moving pens across the surface of the paper? A. Inkjet printer B. Plotter C. Laser printer D. Multifunction printer

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30. What type of printer creates images by forcing ink droplets through nozzles onto a page? A. Inkjet printer B. Laser printer C. Multifunction printer D. Plotter

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31. What type of printer would you purchase if you need a printer that could also scan and make copies? A. Inkjet printer B. Laser printer C. Plotter D. Multifunction printer

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32. What is the number of billions of CPU cycles per second? A. Gigahertz B. Megahertz C. Gigabyte D. Megabyte

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33. What two primary and distinct parts are contained in a CPU? A. Control unit and logic unit B. RAM and control unit C. Cache and logic unit D. Arithmetic logic unit and control unit

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34. What part of the CPU interprets software instructions and literally tells the other hardware devices what to do, based on the software instructions? A. Control unit B. RAM C. Cache D. Arithmetic logic unit

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35. What part of the CPU performs all arithmetic operations and all logic operations? A. Control unit B. RAM C. Cache D. Arithmetic logic unit

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36. Which of the following represents how the storage capacity in RAM is expressed? A. Megahertz B. Gigahertz C. Megabytes D. Cycles per millisecond

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37. What is approximately one million bytes? A. M-Byte B. Megabyte C. Gigabyte D. Terabyte

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38. What is approximately one trillion bytes? A. T-Byte B. Megabyte C. Gigabyte D. Terabyte

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39. What is a high-capacity optical or laser disc whose information cannot be changed and whose storage capacity varies according to its type? A. CD-RW B. Intelligent hard disk C. CD-ROM D. DVD-ROM

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40. What is an optical or laser disk that offers no updating capabilities with about 800MB of storage capacity? A. Portable disk B. Intelligent hard disk C. CD-ROM D. DVD-ROM

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41. What uses electronic pathways to move information between basic components on the motherboard, including between CPU and RAM? A. System bus B. Expansion slot C. Expansion card D. Expansion bus

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42. Which of the following is a circuit board that you insert into an expansion slot so that you can connect it to a peripheral device? A. System card B. Port C. Expansion card D. Expansion bus

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43. What are the set of pathways where information moves from your CPU and motherboard to all of your other hardware devices such as your monitor, speakers, and printer? A. System bus B. Expansion slot C. Expansion card D. Expansion bus

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44. What is a long skinny socket on the motherboard into which you insert an expansion card? A. System bus B. Expansion slot C. Port D. Expansion bus

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45. Which of the following is not a type of connector or port? A. USB B. Serial connector C. Parallel connector D. System bus

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46. What type of connector or port allows you to connect to at least 127 devices to a single port on your computer? A. USB port B. Serial port C. Parallel port D. Systems port

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47. What term is used to identify the plug-in areas found on the outside of your computer (usually in the back); these areas allow you to connect to a peripheral device? A. USB B. Port C. Expansion bus D. System bus

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48. What is the wireless device that works in essentially the same way as the remote control on your TV? A. USB B. Ports C. Expansion bus D. IrDA ports

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49. Which type of input device captures images, photos, and artwork that already exist on paper? A. Touch screen B. Optical mark recognition C. Scanner D. Media scan

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50. Which utility software can remove unwanted software that can track your Web activity? A. Uninstaller software B. Spam blocker software C. Anti-virus software D. Anti-spyware software

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51. Which of the following is not a type of horizontal market software? A. Payroll software B. Inventory management software C. Human resource management software D. Nursing allocation software

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52. Which of the following tasks can be handled by a PDA? A. Calendaring B. Surfing the Web C. Note taking D. All of the above

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53. Which type of computer is a pen-based computer that provides you with portability and the ability to use word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and other user applications? A. Laptop B. Desktop C. Tablet PC D. Super computer

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54. If you were able to travel with a computer, but this computer had no integrated keyboard, what type of computer would you be using? A. Voice activated PC B. Convertible tablet C. Slate tablet D. Docking station

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55. Which type of software is used to create letters, papers, or other basic documents? A. Personal productivity B. Spreadsheet C. Word processing D. Database management system

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56. Which type of software is used primarily with numbers to perform calculations and create graphs? A. Personal productivity B. Spreadsheet C. Word processing D. Database management system

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57. Which type of software is used to create and edit electronic slides? A. Personal finance B. Graphics C. Presentation D. Web authoring

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58. Which type of software extends word processing to include design and formatting techniques to enhance the appearance of a document? A. Personal productivity B. Spreadsheet C. Presentation D. Desktop publishing

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59. Which software helps you create and maintain to-do lists, calendars, and contact information? A. Personal information management B. Spreadsheet C. Word processing D. Database management system

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60. Which type of software helps you maintain your personal financial records (e.g., personal checkbooks, credit cards, bills)? A. Personal finance B. Personal budgeting and planning C. Personal information management D. Personal database management system

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61. Which type of software helps you design and develop Web pages? A. Personal productivity B. Web authoring C. Presentation D. Personal information management

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62. If you were removing "red eye" from your pictures and enhancing the color of objects on them, you would be using _____ software. A. Personal productivity B. Presentation C. Web authoring D. Graphics

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63. Which type of software helps you communicate with other people through email and other electronic means? A. Personal productivity B. Inter-connectivity C. Web development and management D. Communications

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64. Which type of software helps you develop databases and use the information stored in them? A. Personal information systems B. File management systems C. Operations systems D. Database management system

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65. Which of the following is an example of horizontal market software? A. Patient scheduling software B. Student information systems C. Payroll D. Package tracking systems

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66. Which type of utility software is used to organize information on your hard disk in the most efficient way? A. Disk optimization B. Database management C. Disk defragmentation D. File management

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67. If you wished to block email from people or businesses that you don't know, what type of software do you need to install on your computer? A. Anti-virus B. Spam blocker C. Anti-spyware D. Email management

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68. What type of computer are keyboards are most commonly used with? A. PDAs and tablets B. PCs and laptops C. PCs and slates D. Slates, tablets, PDAs, and PCs

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69. Which of the following is not a type of mouse? A. Mechanical B. Optical C. Wireless D. Stylus

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70. Which of the following are pointing devices? A. Keyboard B. Trackball C. Joystick D. Paint brush

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71. Touchpads and pointing sticks are commonly found on what type of computer? A. Notebook B. Desktop C. PDA D. Mainframe

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72. Which of the following pointing devices would be used on a PDA? A. Touchpad B. Keyboard C. Stylus D. Trackball

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73. Which of the following is not a game controller? A. Gaming wheel B. Gamepad C. Joystick D. Keyboard

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74. Which type of scanner is used to capture images, photos, text and other forms of artwork from paper or other like material? A. Image scanner B. Video and text scanner C. Optical scanner D. Graphic scanner

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75. Which type of scanner is used to detect the presence or absence of a mark in a predetermined spot on a piece of paper or other like material? A. Image scanner B. Video and text scanner C. Optical mark scanner D. Graphic scanner

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76. Which of the following input devices capture still images in varying degrees of resolutions? A. Webcam B. Digital video camera C. Digital still camera D. Graphics scanner

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77. Which of the following is not a flat-panel display? A. Liquid crystal display B. Gas plasma display C. Cathode ray tube display D. LCDs, GPDs, and CRTs can be flat panel or not

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78. Which magnetic storage device consists of one or more thin metal platters sealed inside the computer? A. Floppy disk B. Hard disk C. CD-ROM D. DVD-ROM

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79. Which of the following is not a form of optical storage? A. CD-ROM B. CD-R C. DVD D. SD card

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80. Which of the following can be written to repeatedly? A. CD-R B. DVD C. DVD-RW D. CD-ROM

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81. Which of the following is not a type of flash memory? A. Jump drive B. Thumb drive C. Memory stick D. DVD

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82. XD cards, SD cards, CF cards, SM cards, and memory sticks are what type of storage? A. Optical storage B. Flash memory C. Magnetic storage D. CD storage

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83. What is cache memory? A. Temporary storage for instructions waiting to be processed B. Extra storage space for temporary data files C. The device that decodes and executes instructions D. Storage space for information that has been processed

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84. What is hot swapping? A. Dynamic storage B. A new dating Internet site dedicated to quickly identifying potential dates C. Quickly and automatically moving to new, unused storage space when existing space is filled D. Connecting and disconnecting devices while the computer is running

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85. Which of the following serial ports have traditionally been used to connect keyboards and mice to a computer? A. USB B. Flash C. Fire D. PS/2

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86. Which of the following wireless connections is designed for short range connectivity of up to 30 feet? A. IRDA B. WiFi C. 802.11b D. Bluetooth

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87. What type of transmission does WiFi use? A. Infrared waves B. Radio waves C. Short waves D. Laser light

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88. Which type of port fits hot-swap, plug-and-play and firewire connectors? A. Firewire B. PS/2 C. Parallel D. USB

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89. Which of the following is not an operating system? A. Linux B. Firefox C. Windows XP D. Mac OS

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True / False Questions

90. Information technology (IT) is any computer-based tool that people use to work with information and support the information and information-processing needs of an organization. TRUE

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91. RAM, or random access memory, is permanent storage that holds the information you're working with, the application software you're using, and the operating system software you're using. FALSE

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92. An output device is a tool you use to store information for use at a later time. FALSE

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93. Application software is the software that enables you to solve specific problems or perform specific tasks. TRUE

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94. A desktop computer is a fully functional computer designed for you to carry around and run on battery power. FALSE

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95. A mainframe computer is designed to meet the computing needs of several people simultaneously in a small to medium-size business environment. FALSE

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96. Uninstaller software is utility software that you can use to remove software from your hard disk that you no longer want. TRUE

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97. Uninstaller software organizes your information on your hard disk in the most efficient way. FALSE

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98. Today's most often used input technology is a mouse. FALSE

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99. A byte is the smallest unit of information that your computer can process. FALSE

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100. A trackball is an output device. FALSE

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101. The greater the number of pixels on a computer screen the clearer and crisper the screen images are displayed. TRUE

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102. Resolution of a printer is the number of dots per inch it produces. TRUE

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103. An IrDA port is for wireless devices that work in a completely different way than the remote control to your TV does. FALSE

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104. A gigabyte (GB or Gig) is roughly 1 trillion bytes. FALSE

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105. The physical devices that make up a computer (computer system) are known as hardware. TRUE

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106. With the advent of the Internet and wireless networks, storage devices are becoming unnecessary. FALSE

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107. Telecommunications devices permit users to send and receive information from another person or location. TRUE

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108. Software is the set of instructions that your hardware executes to carry out a specific task. TRUE

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109. A tablet PC is just a giant PDA, and cannot perform the same tasks as a traditional laptop or desktop PC. FALSE

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 2 Taxonomy: Application and Analysis

110. Minicomputers are commonly used as calendars and address books. These "mini" computers are small enough to carry around in your pocket, and use batteries for power. FALSE

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111. Multitasking allows you to work with more than one piece of software at a time. TRUE

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 3 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

112. Open-source is only available for application software. A bit represents an on/off state, or a 0/1 state. FALSE

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 4 Taxonomy: Application and Analysis

113. Mainframe computers are designed to facilitate the needs of more people than minicomputers TRUE

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 1 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

114. ASCII is an abbreviation for the American Standard Convention for Intelligent Interchange. FALSE

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115. Joysticks are commonly used input devices in most business settings. FALSE

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 5 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

116. A gaming wheel consists of a steering wheel and foot petals used with virtual games. TRUE

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 5 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

117. An image scanner is used to capture human physical attributes. FALSE

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 5 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

118. Biometric scanners are used to detect illnesses. FALSE

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119. Microphones are used to capture video into electronic form. FALSE

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120. Webcam captures analog video to upload to the Web. FALSE

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 5 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

121. Given two monitors with equal quoted size (i.e., 19"), a CRT has a larger viewable image size than a flat panel display. FALSE

AACSB: Reflective Thinking Skills AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Hard Learning Objective: 5 Taxonomy: Synthesis and Evaluation

122. Inkjet printers make images in black and white only. FALSE

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 5 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

123. Printers with lower resolution are better than those with higher resolution. FALSE

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124. Laser printers only produce black and white images. FALSE

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125. Plotters were the first type of color printers. TRUE

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126. Flash memory devices are usually small enough to fit on your key ring. TRUE

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 5 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

127. The CPU cache is a type of memory on the CPU. TRUE

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128. Processing instructions from RAM is faster than processing instructions stored in the CPU cache. FALSE

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129. The CPU clock runs at half the speed of a machine cycle. FALSE

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130. A CPU uses more power when running at higher speeds. TRUE

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 5 Taxonomy: Application and Analysis

131. Items connected to a USB port can never be hot swapped. FALSE

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 5 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

132. A firewire port can support up to 53 daisy-chained devices. FALSE

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133. Firewire is also called WiFi. FALSE

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 5 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

134. The Mac OS is more widely used than Windows XP. FALSE

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 4 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

Fill in the Blank Questions

135. The _____ is the actual hardware that interprets and executes the software instructions and coordinates how all the other hardware devices work together. Central processing unit (CPU)

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 5 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

136. A(n) _____ is a fully functional computer designed for you to carry around and run on battery power. Notebook computer

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 2 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

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137. _____ software helps you save information if your system crashes and you're forced to turn it off and then back on again. Crash-proof software

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 4 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

138. A(n) _____ is a tool you use to see, hear, or otherwise accept the results of your information-processing requests. Output device

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 5 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

139. A(n) _____ is a tool you use to capture information and commands. Input device

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 5 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

140. _____ is the temporary storage that holds the information you're working with, the application software you're using, and the operating system software you're using. RAM

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141. _____ is the number of billions of CPU cycles per second. Gigahertz

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 5 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

142. A(n) _____ is roughly 1 billion characters. Gigabyte

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 5 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

143. The _____ interprets software instructions and literally tells the other hardware devices what to do, based on the software instructions. Control unit

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 5 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

144. A(n) _____ is the wireless device that works in essentially the same way as the remote control on your TV. IrDA

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145. The physical devices that make up a computer (computer system) are known as _____. Hardware

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 1 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

146. _____ is the set of instructions that your hardware executes to carry out a specific task. Software

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 1 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

147. _____ software provides additional functionality to your operating system. Utility

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 4 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

148. _____ helps you perform personal tasks. Personal productivity software

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149. _____ software is used to create letters, papers, or other basic documents. Word processing

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150. _____ software is used primarily with numbers to perform calculations and create graphs. Spreadsheet

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 3 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

151. _____ software is used to create and edit electronic slides. Presentation

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 3 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

152. _____ software includes design and formatting techniques to enhance the appearance of a document. Desktop publishing

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 3 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

153. _____ helps you create and maintain to-do lists, calendars, and contacts. Personal information management

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154. _____ software helps you maintain financial records. Personal finance

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 3 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

155. _____ software helps you design and develop Web pages. Web authoring

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 3 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

156. _____ software helps you create and edit photos and art. Graphics

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 3 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

157. _____ software helps you communicate with other people. Communications

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158. _____ software helps you specify the logical organization for a database. Database management system

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159. _____ permits you to use multiple software packages at the same time. Multitasking

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 3 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

160. _____ is a form of software that organizes information in the most efficient way on your hard drive. Disk optimization software

AACSB: Reflective Thinking Skills AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Hard Learning Objective: 4 Taxonomy: Synthesis and Evaluation

161. _____ is utility software that detects and removes software that tracks your Web activity. Anti-spyware software

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 4 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

162. _____ is utility software that filters unwanted email for your inbox. Spam blocker software

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163. Grocery stores and other similar businesses use _____ scanners during the check-out process, while other Point-of-Sale systems use _____ scanners. Bar code, Optical character recognition

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 5 Taxonomy: Application and Analysis

164. A(n) _____ is used to capture digital video and upload it to the Web. Webcam

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 5 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

165. _____ printers use the same type of electrostatic process as used in photocopiers. Laser

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 5 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

166. A(n) _____ is approximately a trillion bytes. Terabyte

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167. The _____ consists of electrical pathways that move information between basic motherboard components. System bus

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 5 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

168. A(n) _____ CPU can change speed and power consumption in response to different uses. Mobile

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Easy Learning Objective: 5 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

169. A(n) _____ port is a serial port often used to connect keyboards or mice. PS/2

AACSB: Use of Information Technology Difficulty: Medium Learning Objective: 5 Taxonomy: Knowledge and Understanding

170. _____ refers to a short-range radio wave connector. Bluetooth

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