Name ______________________________ Sect# _________________

 

Homework, Chapter 2

 

True/False

Indicate whether the statement is true or false.

 

____ 1. The main circuit board inside the system unit is called the motherboard.

 

____ 2. A computer byte is the amount of data (measured in bits) that a CPU can manipulate at one time.

 

____ 3. RAM consists of nonvolatile chips that permanently store data or programs.

 

____ 4. The quality of scanned images is measured as PPM.

 

____ 5. Laser printers form images with toner powder.

 

Multiple Choice

Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

 

____ 6. The ____ is the main processing device for a computer.

a.

CPU

c.

USB

b.

cache

d.

FPU

 

 

____ 7. ____ are the fastest type of memory used by the CPU.

a.

ROMs

c.

Caches

b.

RAMs

d.

Registers

 

 

____ 8. ____ consists of nonvolatile chips.

a.

Flash memory

c.

RAM

b.

ROM

d.

both a and b

 

 

____ 9. Today, most notebook and netbook computers use ____ to give them additional capabilities.

a.

ExpressCard modules

c.

expansion slots

b.

PC Cards

d.

USB cards

 

 

 

____ 10. In the accompanying figure, the item in box ____ stores data and instructions before and during processing.

a.

1

c.

5

b.

3

d.

6

 

 

____ 11. In the accompanying figure, the item in box ____ takes instructions and translates them into a form that the control unit can understand.

a.

2

c.

4

b.

3

d.

6

 

 

____ 12. Magnetic hard drives contain round pieces of metal called ____.

a.

platters

c.

SSDs

b.

cylinders

d.

saucers

 

 

____ 13. On most computer systems, the smallest storage area on a hard disk is a(n) ____.

a.

track

c.

SSD

b.

cluster

d.

cylinder

 

 

____ 14. Microsoft SkyDrive is an example of ____ storage.

a.

NAS

c.

cloud

b.

SAN

d.

direct

 

 

____ 15. A(n) ____ is the most common form of output device.

a.

Web page

c.

printer

b.

display device

d.

audio or video stream

 

 

Case-Based Critical Thinking Questions

 

Case 2-1

Troy is trying to build an ideal computer system for his house. He is currently looking at all the hardware options available to him.

 

____ 16. Troy is not planning to upgrade his computer for at least a few years. Hes looking at bus data transfer rates, and knows that the emerging ____ technology seems to offer the fastest speeds of anything on the horizon.

a.

USB 2.0

c.

SuperSpeed USB

b.

FireWire 1.394

d.

Quad-Four FireWire

 

 

____ 17. Troy sees a CPU with a clock speed rated at 3 GHz. He knows this is ____.

a.

among the fastest on the market

c.

neither a nor b

b.

not the fastest on the market

d.

not enough information to say

 

 

____ 18. Lastly, Troy is researching various display devices. He discovers that OLED technology has many plusses over LCD technology, including all of the above EXCEPT ____.

a.

energy efficiency

c.

thinner than LCDs

b.

wider viewing angle

d.

none of the above

 

 

Case-Based Critical Thinking Questions

 

Case 2-2

Abed works at a computer supply company. This week he has fielded a surprising number of questions about printers.

 

____ 19. Next, Abed hears from someone who wants a printer that will deliver the highest resolution. Price is less of a concern. Abed recommends a(n) ____ printer.

a.

ZINK

c.

inkjet

b.

laser

d.

portable

 

 

____ 20. Lastly, Abed has a long discussion with a potential client about the process known as FDM. The client is most likely a(n) ____.

a.

undergraduate student

b.

author setting up a small home office

c.

architect

d.

traveling salesman who needs a portable printer