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COSC 101: COMPUTER LITERACY
QUIZ CHAPTER-2
Name_______________________

MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.
1)

________ is data that has been organized or presented in a meaningful fashion.
1)

_______

A)

A number

B)

Information

C)

A symbol

D)

A character

2)

Which of the following is NOT one of the four major data-processing functions of a computer?
2)

_______

A)

storing the data or information

B)

gathering data

C)

analyzing the data or information

D)

processing data into information

3)

Computers gather data, which means that they allow users to ________ data.
3)

_______

A)

present

B)

output

C)

store

D)

input

4)

After a picture has been taken with a digital camera and processed appropriately, the actual print of the picture is considered:
4)

_______

A)

data.

B)

output.

C)

a process.

D)

input.

5)

The ________ language consists of just two digits: 0 and 1.
5)

_______

A)

data processing

B)

base 10

C)

application

D)

binary

6)

________ binary digits (or bits) combine to create one byte.
6)

_______

A)

Sixteen

B)

Ten

C)

Eight

D)

Two

7)

The term "bit" is short for:

7)

_______

A)

binary language.

B)

megabyte.

C)

binary number.

D)

binary digit.

8)

Computers process data into information by working exclusively with:
8)

_______

A)

multimedia.

B)

numbers.

C)

words.

D)

characters.

9)

________ is the set of computer programs that enables the hardware to perform different tasks.
9)

_______

A)

Binary data

B)

Hardware

C)

Software

D)

Data

10)

In binary language, each letter of the alphabet, each number, and each special character is made up of a unique combination of
10)

______

A)

eight characters.

B)

eight bits.

C)

eight kilobytes.

D)

eight bytes.

11)

A ________ is approximately 1 billion bytes.

11)

______

A)

bit

B)

gigabyte

C)

megabyte

D)

kilobyte

12)

A ________ is approximately 1 million bytes.

12)

______

A)

gigabyte

B)

terabyte

C)

megabyte

D)

kilobyte

13)

________ software is the set of programs that enables the computer's hardware devices and application software to work together.
13)

______

A)

System

B)

Utility

C)

Binary

D)

Application

14)

Any computer parts that you can actually touch are considered to be:
14)

______

A)

hardware.

B)

systems.

C)

software.

D)

platforms.

15)

The ________ contains all of the central electronic components of the computer.
15)

______

A)

motherboard.

B)
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