CIS101 Test Review - Chapter 1 Multiple Choice Identify the choice .rtf by handongqp


									CIS101 Test Review - Chapter 1

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

   1.   (1 point)
        The benefits of computers are possible because they ____.
        a. operate with amazing speed, reliability, consistency, and accuracy b. store huge amounts of data and
        information c. allow communications with others d. all of the above
   2.   (1 point)
        Some people refer to the series of input, process, output, and storage activities as the information ____ cycle.
        a. production b. management c. processing d. publishing
   3.   (1 point)
        An input device is any hardware component that enables you to ____.
        a. enter data and instructions into a computer b. send and receive data, instructions, and information to and from
        one or more computers c. record (write) and/or retrieve (read) items to and from storage media d. convey
        information to one or more people
   4.   (1 point)
        An output device is any hardware component that ____.
        a. enters data or instructions into a computer b. sends and receives data, instructions, and information to and
        from one or more computers c. records (writes) and/or retrieves (reads) items to and from storage media
        d. conveys information to one or more people
   5.   (1 point)
        The ____ is the electronic component that interprets and carries out the basic instructions that operate the
        a. ALU b. UMPC c. APU d. CPU
   6.   (1 point)
        A(n) ____ is an informal Web site consisting of time-stamped articles in a diary or journal format, usually listed in
        reverse chronological order.
        a. blog b. podcast c. chat d. videoconference
   7.   (1 point)
        A(n) ____ is someone who develops software or writes the instructions that direct the computer to process data
        into information.
        a. director b. program manager c. programmer d. user
   8.   (1 point)
        A ____ is a personal computer you can carry from place to place.
        a. desktop computer b. midrange server c. mobile computer d. supercomputer
   9.   (1 point)
        Some ____ are industry-specific computers that often are used by mobile employees, such as parcel delivery
        a. handheld computers b. Tablet PCs c. PDAs d. smart phones
  10.   (1 point)
        Offering the convenience of one-handed operation, a ____ is an Internet-enabled telephone.
        a. handheld computer b. Tablet PC c. PDA d. smart phone
  11.   (1 point)
        Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3 are examples of ____.
        a. game consoles b. handheld games c. PDAs d. mobile devices
  12.   (1 point)
        A(n) ____ is a large, expensive, powerful computer that can handle hundreds or thousands of connected users
        a. supercomputer b. mainframe c. midrange PC d. client
  13.   (1 point)
        A ____ includes any company with fewer than 50 employees, as well as the self-employed who work from home.
        a. small office/home office (SOHO) b. home user c. large business user d. power user
  14.   (1 point)
        Investors often use ____ investing to buy and sell stocks and bonds ¯ without using a broker.
        a. dynamic b. database-driven c. managed d. online

Indicate whether the statement is true or false.

  15.   (1 point)
        Communications has become an essential element of the information processing cycle.
        a. True b. False
  16.   (1 point)
        Computers process output (information) into input (data).
        a. True b. False
  17.   (1 point)
        Widely used input devices are a printer, a monitor, and speakers.
        a. True b. False
  18.   (1 point)
        Application software consists of the programs that control or maintain the operations of the computer and its
        a. True b. False
  19.   (1 point)
        Due to slowly changing technology, the distinction among categories of computers is always clear-cut.
        a. True b. False
  20.   (1 point)
        A server is a handheld Internet-enabled device.
        a. True b. False
  21.   (1 point)
        Most major corporations use supercomputers for daily business activities.
        a. True b. False
  22.   (1 point)
        SOHO users often have basic business software and also are likely to use other industry-specific types of software.
        a. True b. False
23.   (1 point)
      The accounting department in a large business uses desktop publishing software to prepare marketing literature.
      a. True b. False
24.   (1 point)
      Employees who telecommute have rigid work schedules so they cannot combine work and personal
      a. True b. False
25.   (1 point)
      Breakthroughs in surgery, medicine, and treatments seldom result from scientists’ use of computers.
      a. True b. False

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