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1 CIS Mid Semester Examinations Candidate must answer all questions. Multiple Choice questions are to be answered on the answer sheet. 1. A computer is an electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own: (a) Processor (b) Hard Drive (c) Memory (d) Power Supply 2. Data is considered to be: (a) Processed facts (b) Unprocessed facts (c) Digital signals (d) Analog signals 3. A computer contains many electronic and mechanical components known as: (a) Software (b) Procedures (c) Hardware (d) Memory (e) Processors 4. Which component of a computer has a case that contains electronic components that are used to process data? (a) Communications devices (b) Storage devices (c) Output devices (d) System Unit 5. Green computing strategies involve: (a) Extending the life of computers (b) Recycling (c) Donating old computers (d) All of the above 6. A network is a collection of computers and devices connected together via communications devices and : (a) Servers (b) Transmission Media (c) Software (d) Procedures 7. Which of the following activities does NOT require the use of the internet? (a) Online trading (b) Download videos (c) Web Application (d) Shopping 8. Which category of computers would best be suited to be placed inside a washing machine or microwave oven? (a) Embedded computer (b) Server (c) Mainframe (d) Supercomputer 9. An I-Phone or Blackberry would fall under which category of computer? (a) Game console (b) Personal computer (c) Mobile device (d) Embedded computer

2 10. Which component of an information system would cover issues dealing with Operating Systems and Utility programs? (a) Data (b) Software (c) Procedures (d) Hardware 11. What do you call a number that uniquely identifies each computer or device connected to the Internet? (a) A DNS server (b) A domain name (c) An IP address (d) A website 12. Which type of E-Commerce allows the customer to deal with the business directly? (a) Business to Business (b) Consumer to Consumer (c) Business to Consumer (d) None of the above. 13. Which of the following is considered as real-time chat? (a) (b) Instant Messaging (c) Newsgroup (d) (a) and (b) 14. Which generation of computers utilized very large scale integrated circuits? (a) Second Generation (b) First Generation (c) Fourth Generation (d) Third Generation 15. ICANN, ISOC, and ARIN are all examples of: (a) Operating Systems (b) Internet Governance bodies (c) Computer Based Information Systems (d) None of the above. 16. Which of the following components would not be found inside the system unit? (a) Video card (b) External hard drive (c) Memory (d) Processor 17. Where would the IT technician find the CPU? (a) Beside the monitor (b) In the memory (c) In the hard drive (d) In the system unit 18. In buying a home PC, what range of memory size would you ask for generally? (a) Megabyte (b) Kilobyte (c) Gigabyte (d) Terabyte 19. Sara accidentally kicked the surge guard out of the wall while Peter was typing his project. He didn t save his work. What would you say is the state of memory that stored the record: (a) Volatile (b) Non-volatile (c) Light (d) Shallow 20. Which input device is popularly known to have the OCR feature? (a) Keyboard

3 (b) Digital Camera (c) Scanner (d) Microphone 21. Suggest the appropriate input device that will read information printed on a bank cheque using special ink: (a) OCR (b) MICR (c) OMR (d) Bar Code 22. Which monitor is considered to have the highest footprint? (a) LCD (b) LED (c) CRT (d) None of the above 23. Ink-jet, photo printers and laser printers have something in common: They are: (a) Impact printers (b) Non-impact printers (c) Noisy (d) Very expensive 24. Suggest the least appropriate output device for someone who is hearingimpaired: (a) Monitor (b) Speaker (c) Printer (d) Interactive whiteboard 25. Which output device appeals to the sense of touch? (a) Force-feedback device (b) Monitor (c) Speaker (d) Printer (a) Storage Device (b) Storage Medium (c) Both (a) and (b) (d) Neither (a) nor (b) 27. In storage, Reading is the process of: (a) Transferring items from a storage medium into memory (b) Transferring items from memory to a storage medium. 28. Which characteristic is not associated with a Hard Disk? (a) Cylinders (b) Platters (c) Sectors and Tracks (d) Laser 29. A faster, more durable alternative to the hard drive is: (a) Tape (b) SSD (c) Flash Drive (d) SD Card 30. What would be the suggested life span of a magnetic disk? (a) 5 to 10 years (b) 50 years (c) 3 to 5 years (d) 100 years 31. Of the four categories of application software, which one is considered best for Word Processing and Accounting? (a) Communication (b) Personal/Education (c) Business (d) Graphics/Multimedia 26. A CDROM is best described as a:

4 32. Application such as Computer Aided Design would fall within the category of: (a) Communication (b) Personal/Education (c) Business (d) Graphics/Multimedia 33. If I wanted to have software that was specially written for my business, which form of software would I use? (a) Packaged Software (b) Custom Software (c) Open Source Software (d) Shareware 34. Which of the following is not a function of the operation system? (a) Monitor performance (b) Provide a user interface (c) Creates graphs and charts (d) Coordinate tasks 35. Microsoft Word has stopped responding, the computer needs to be restarted. Which type of booting would be appropriate to do this? (a) Warm (b) Cold 36. Which type of user interface requires a detailed knowledge of keywords etc to communicate with the OS? (a) GUI (b) Menu Driven (c) Command Line (d) None of the above 37. Which feature is typically associated with computers having more than one processor inside? (a) Single Tasking (b) Multitasking (c) Multiprocessing (d) Preemptive multitasking 38. Scattered files on a hard disk can be best arranged by: (a) Scanning (b) Defragmenting (c) Formatting (d) Disk Cleanup 39. Some OS s double both as standalone and server. Identify below: (a) UNIX (b) Linux (c) Neither (a) nor (b) (d) Both (a) and (b) 40. Recommend the best utility program to make a copy of your data and place it on another storage device for safe keeping: (a) Antivirus (b) File Compression (c) Backup (d) Disk cleaner utility End of Multiple Choice Questions Short Answer Questions: 41. Give one advantage of a computer 42. Give one disadvantage of a computer 43. What is the term used to describe reducing the electricity consumed and environmental waste generated when using a computer? 44. What type of computer can process both analog and digital signals?

5 45. A set of interrelated components that collect, manipulate, store, and disseminate data and information and provide a feedback mechanism to meet an objective best describes what? 46. Managers and decision makers who want an Information System that can provide routine information would seek to use this type of information system. If they wanted one which support problem-specific decision making, they would not use this information system: Which information system gives the computer the ability to make suggestions and function like an expert in the particular field? 48. Processing several transactions together (instead of one at a time) in an effort to increase efficiency is called: Two main components of the CPU are: What are the four basic operations of the machine cycle?

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