Chapter 1: Introduction to Computers
1.As computers become more a part of everyday life, many people believe that _____ is/are vital to success. a.| computer programming| c.| computer repair|
b.| computer literacy| d.| all of the above|
2.Computers process _____.
a.| data into information| c.| data into instructions|
b.| information into data| d.| instructions into data|
3._____ is/are the steps that tell the computer how to perform a particular task. a.| Data| c.| Instructions|
b.| Information| d.| Documentation|
4.All of the following are widely used input devices except the _____. a.| keyboard and mouse| c.| digital camera and PC video camera| b.| microphone and scanner| d.| printer and monitor|
5.The _____ is a small handheld input device that controls the movement of a small symbol on the screen called the pointer. a.| keyboard| c.| scanner|
b.| mouse| d.| microphone|
6.A _____ is an input device that converts printed material to a form the computer can use. a.| mouse| c.| microphone|
b.| keyboard| d.| scanner|
7.Each of the following is a commonly used output device except _____. a.| a printer| c.| a scanner|
b.| a monitor| d.| speakers|
8.The circuitry of the system unit usually is part of or is connected to a circuit board called the _____. a.| fatherboard| c.| brotherboard|
b.| motherboard| d.| sisterboard|
9.Storage like the hard drive in Figure 1-3 holds _____ for future use. a.| data| c.| information|
b.| instructions| d.| all of the above|
10.A _____ is a portable storage device that has much greater storage capabilities than a floppy disk, but is small and lightweight enough to be transported on a keychain or in a pocket. a.| Zip disk| c.| USB flash drive|
b.| hard disk| d.| DVD|
11.A hard disk provides much _____.
a.| less storage capacity than a CD|
b.| less storage capacity than a USB flash drive|
c.| greater storage capacity than a CD but less than a USB flash drive| d.| greater storage capacity than a USB flash drive|
12.A widely used communication device is a _____.
a.| modem| c.| USB flash drive|
b.| CD drive| d.| DVD drive|
13.A computing phrase — known as _____ — points out that the accuracy of a computer’s output depends on the accuracy of the input. a.| what you see is what you get| c.| nothing ventured, nothing gained| b.| garbage in, garbage out| d.| better safe than sorry|
14.All of the following are advantages of using computers except _____. a.| speed| c.| communications|
b.| impact on labor force| d.| consistency|
15.On a network, the major difference between the server (like the one in Figure 1-5) and client computers is that the server ordinarily has _____. a.| less power, less storage space, and decreased communication capabilities| b.| less power, less storage space, but expanded communication capabilities| c.| more power, more storage space, but decreased communication capabilities| d.| more power, more storage space, and expanded communication capabilities|
16.People around the world use the Internet to _____.
a.| communicate with and meet other people| c.| access sources of information and leisure| b.| shop for goods and services| d.| all of the above|
17.In _____, people can communicate with multiple users at the same time — much like a group discussion. a.| e-mail| c.| a chat room|
b.| instant messaging| d.| file transfer|
18.A Web site is _____.
a.| a collection of related Web pages|
b.| the location from which a Web page originates|
c.| the source of a Web page|
d.| an author of a Web page|
19.You interact with a program through its...