Computer Application Class

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COSC 116 Introduction to Computers Name -------------------------------------------------

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Chapter 1: Computers and Digital Basics

True or False

1. The Web is just another name for the Internet.
2. A computer’s operating system is a type of application software. 3. Microcontrollers are special purpose microprocessors that can be embedded in devices such as refrigerators, cars, and washing machines. 4. A bit is a binary digit, such as a 1 or 0.

5. ASCII, EBCDIC, and Unicode are used to represent character data. 6. A megabyte is 1024 bits.
7. Microprocessors are a type of integrated circuit.
8. C, COBOL, and Java are examples of programming languages. 9. A compiler converts source code to object code.
10. The list of codes for a microprocessor’s instruction set is called machine language. 11. A microprocessor holds data in the interpreter register. 12. A dictionary attack is a virus that hides out in the spelling checker for your word processing software.

Multiple choices

1. Computers and the digital revolution have changed our lives in many fundamental ways. If you were on the front lines of the digital revolution when computers were first developed to break codes and calculate missile trajectories, you were most likely living in what time period? * A. World War I

* B. The roaring twenties
* C. World War II
* D. The 1960s
2. Today, consumers can choose from a wide variety of digital devices, including personal computers, workstations, videogame consoles, smartphones, iPods, and PDAs. Knowing the strengths of these devices helps you make the right choice. What is the fundamental difference between videogame consoles, personal computers, and smartphones? * A. Video game...
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