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1. Q: What does DRAM stand for?

B: Dynamic Random Access Memory

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2. Q: What is Cache RAM?

D: Fast memory used for data that is accessed often

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3. Q: What technology of memory is Cache RAM usually?

B: SRAM

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4. Q: Which is usually faster in a PC system: DRAM or SDRAM?

A: SDRAM

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5. Q: Where is your BIOS stored?

C: Flash

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6. Q: Which one of the following is not an Operating System?

C: Word Perfect

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7. Q: Where does your PC store your programs when the power is off?

C: Hard Disk Drive

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8. Q: What is Non-volitile Memory?

A: Memory that stores data when the power is off

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9. Q: What is PCI?

B: A type of system bus

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10. Q: What does a modem do?

C: Changes digital signals to signals that work on the telephone lines

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11. Q: Which is usually faster in a PC system: RDRAM or SDRAM?

B: RDRAM

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12. Q: How many cycles per second is 1GHz?

D: 1,000,000,000

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13. Q: How many bits is 1K Byte?

B: 1024

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14. Q: Firewire is the same as:

A: IEEE 1394

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15. Q: Firewire is usually used for:

D: Interfacing to a Digital Camcorder

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16. Q: What is USB?

C: A high-speed serial connection

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17. Q: Which company is not a microprocessor manufacturer?

B: Microsoft

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18. Q: Which company is not a PC manufacturer?

C: Intel

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19. Q: Is it better to have a lower or higher dot pitch (dp) monitor?

A: lower

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20. Q: What does DDR stand for?

C: Double Data Rate

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21. Q: "How much data can a double sided High Density 3.5"" Floppy Disk Drive store?"

B: 1.44 MB

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22. Q: How many bits are in a byte?

A: 8

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23. Q: What does GUI stand for?

B: Graphical User Interface

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24. Q: Which of the following is not a typical peripheral port?

A: DVD

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25. Q: Which microprocessor is used in Apple computers?

D: Power PC

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26. Q: Which is the fastest?

C: RDRAM

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27. Q: What does a system bus do?

D: connects various compents within the computer

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28. Q: What does memory do?

B: stores data and instructions

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29. Q: What does the CPU do?

A: carries out instructions

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30. Q: What do input devices do?

C: allows the user to communicate with the computer

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31. Q: What does CPU stand for?

B: Central Processing Unit

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32. Q: Which is not an input device?

D: monitor

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33. Q: Which is not an output device?

C: Mouse

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34. Q: Which is not considered software?

A: Hard Disk Drive

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35. Q: What does ROM stand for?

B: Read Only Memory

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36. Q: Which of the following is not a programming language?

D: Windows

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37. Q: What does LAN stand for?

D: Local Area Network

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38. Q: The internet would be considered a WAN or a LAN?

B: WAN

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39. Q: What language does a browser typically interpret to display information from the World Wide Web?

B: HTML

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40. Q: Additional DRAM may speed up the performance of your PC?

A: TRUE

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