Exam Name_ ______ Chapter 6 MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1) The main advantages of a notebook computer are all of the following EXCEPT: 1) __D____
  • A) Wireless Internet access is easy to install.
  • B) They take up little space.
  • C) They are portable.
  • D) You get more speed for a lower price.
2) The main disadvantages of a desktop computer as compared to notebooks are the following EXCEPT: 2) __D____
  • A) A desktop computer is harder to move around.
  • B) A desktop computer requires more space.
  • C) A desktop computer is difficult to transport for repair.
  • D) A desktop computer is more expensive.

3) CPU speed is measured in: 3) __D____

  • A) nanoseconds.
  • B) megabytes.
  • C) bits per second (bps).
  • D) Hertz.

4) The amount of RAM recommended for most systems today is measured in: 4) __D____

  • A) Megahertz.
  • B) Gigahertz.
  • C) KB.
  • D) GB.

5) ________ are fast becoming the most preferred means of portable storage. 5) __D____

  • A) DVDs
  • B) CDs
  • C) Floppy disks
  • D) Flash drives
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6) All of the following can be connected to your computer through a port EXCEPT: 6) ___C___

  • A) scanner.
  • B) an external hard drive.
  • C) RAM.
  • D) a printer.

7) Each of the following is a type of port EXCEPT: 7) ___C___

  • A) FireWire.
  • B) Ethernet.
  • C) FSB.
  • D) USB.

8) An expansion card that translates binary data into images is a(n): 8) ___D___

  • A) game card.
  • B) sound card.
  • C) audio card.
  • D) video card.

9) A MIDI port allows you to connect: 9) ___C___

  • A) scanners.
  • B) notebooks.
  • C) electronic musical instruments.
  • D) digital cameras.

10) The technology that transmits data between two devices using infrared light waves is called: 10) _B____

  • A) Wi-Fi.
  • B) IrDA.
  • C)FireWire.
  • D) Bluetooth.

TRUE/FALSE. Write 'T' if the statement is true and 'F' if the statement is false.

11) The CPU is located on the motherboard. 11) __T___

12) The CPU is the temporary storage location for all the data and instructions the computer needs when it is running. 12) __F___

13) Accessing data from the hard drive to send to the CPU is faster than accessing data from RAM. 13) __F___

14) Hard drives have the largest storage capacity of any storage device. 14) __T___

15) The main distinction between a desktop and a notebook is Internet connectivity. 15) __T___

16) CPU stands for computer processing unit. 16) __F___

17) When there is not enough RAM installed in your system, the system becomes memory bound. 17) __T___

18) A sound card is attached to the inside of your computer's speaker. 18) __F___

19) RAM is your computer's permanent storage space for data that is entered from the keyboard. 19) __F___

20) The amount of memory your video card needs depends on what you want to display on your monitor. 20) __T___

SHORT ANSWER. Write the word or phrase that best completes each statement or answers the question.

21) The time it takes a storage device to locate stored data and make it available for processing is called ________ time. 21) _Access Time__

22) RAM is an example of ________ storage because when the power is off, RAM is cleared out. 22) _Temporary___

23) The technology that uses radio waves to send data wirelessly over short distances is ________. 23) __Bluetooth Technology__

24) USB stands for ________. 24) _Universal Serial Bus_

25) The primary circuit board of the computer system is the ________. 25) _Motherboard_