IT in the Global Age Quiz 1: Solved

Question 1

5 / 5 pts

Which technology advancement made it possible for computers to become as small as they are today?

Correct!

 

transistor

 

 

repeater

 

 

silicon chip

 

 

vacuum tube

 

 

Question 2

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As computers evolved, they

Correct!

 

became faster

 

 

grew in size

 

 

become less reliable

 

 

cost more

 

 

Question 3

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Which of these technologies was developed most recently?

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The netbook

 

 

The mainframe computer

 

 

The desktop computer

 

 

The embedded computer

 

 

Question 4

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Many of the most important developments in the earliest of days of the computer were motivated by what event?

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World War II

 

 

World War I

 

 

The Great Depression

 

 

The launch of Sputnik by the USSR

 

 

Question 5

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When a back clerk transfers money to your account, where is the actual transaction probably being processed and stored?

Correct!

 

A mainframe

 

 

A PC

 

 

A terminal

 

 

A Web Page

 

 

Question 6

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How many values can be represented by a single byte?

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256

 

 

8

 

 

16

 

 

64

 

 

Question 7

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A coding scheme that supports 100,000 unique characters has the name

Correct!

 

Unicode

 

 

Binary

 

 

ASCII

 

 

Parellel processing

 

 

Question 8

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Information travels between components of the motherboard through

Correct!

 

buses

 

 

flash memory

 

 

peripherals

 

 

bays

 

 

Question 9

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When you first turn on a computer, the CPU is preset to execute instructions stored in

Correct!

 

ROM

 

 

RAM

 

 

flash memory

 

 

the ALU

 

 

Question 10

5 / 5 pts

Storage devices can be connected to the CPU and memory via

Correct!

 

All options below

 

 

expansion slots

 

 

ports

 

 

bays

 

 

Question 11

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If all computers stopped working, people could use their phones much more to get necessary information.

Correct!

 

True

 

 

False

 

 

Question 12

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A smart phone is a pocket-sized digital computer that can also be used as a phone.

Correct!

 

True

 

 

False

 

 

Question 13

5 / 5 pts

Only about half of the world’s countries have Internet connectivity.

 

True

 

Correct!

 

False

 

 

Question 14

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The contents of RAM cannot be changed.

 

True

 

Correct!

 

False

 

 

Question 15

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If a processor is backward compatible with another, older processor, it can run older programs written for that processor.

Correct!

 

True

 

 

False

 

 

Question 16

Original Score: 5 / 5 pts 

A gigabyte (GB) is ten times as big as a megabyte (MB).

You Answered

 

True

 

Correct Answer

 

False

 

 

Question 17

5 / 5 pts

Millions of people now connect to the Internet each day through_________; programs like Internet Explorer, and FireFox.

Correct!

Correct Answers

email

 

browsers

 

hypertext links

 

world wide web

 

 

Question 18

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A _______ is a computer that provides other computers connected to the network with access to data, programs, or other resources.

Correct!

Correct Answers

personal computer

 

server

 

mainframe

 

suptercomputer

 

 

Question 19

0 / 5 pts

Google uses a ________ of thousands of PCs to handle hundreds of millions of search queries a day.

You Answered

Correct Answers

group

 

cluster

 

multicore

 

register

 

 

Question 20

5 / 5 pts

The number of bits a CPU can process at one time typically 32 or 64 is sometimes called the CPU’s _________

Correct!

Correct Answers

RAM

 

ROM

 

word size

 

muticore processor