Chapter04_questions - Chapter 4: The Components of the...

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Chapter 4: The Components of the System Unit MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. On ____, the electronic components and most storage devices are part of the system unit and other devices, such as the keyboard, mouse, and monitor, normally occupy space outside the system unit. a. desktop personal computers c. mobile devices b. notebook computers d. all of the above ANS: A PTS: 1 REF: 210 2. The cases of the system unit, sometimes called the ____, is made of metal or plastic and protects the internal electronic components from damage. a. form factor c. motherboard b. chassis d. chip ANS: B PTS: 1 REF: 210 3. The ____ unit is a case that contains electronic components of the computer used to process data. a. system c. control b. master d. base ANS: A PTS: 1 REF: 210 4. The ____ board is the main circuit board of the system unit. a. control c. master b. system d. index ANS: B PTS: 1 REF: 212 5. A computer ____ is a small piece of semi-conducting material, usually silicon, on which integrated cir- cuits are etched. a. plug c. chip b. port d. roster ANS: C PTS: 1 REF: 212 6. A(n) ____ circuit, which is etched on a computer chip, contains many microscopic pathways capable of carrying electrical current. a. indexed c. calibrated b. systematized d. integrated ANS: D PTS: 1 REF: 212 7. A(n) ____, which is contained on an integrated circuit, can act as an electronic switch that opens or closes the circuit for electrical charges.
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a. transistor c. capacitor b. switcher d. resistor ANS: A PTS: 1 REF: 212 8. Some computer and chip manufacturers use the term ____ to refer to a personal computer processor chip. a. microprocessor c. coprocessor b. parallel processor d. perpendicular processor ANS: A PTS: 1 REF: 213 9. The ____ interprets and carries out the basic instructions that operate a computer. a. control unit c. CPU b. binary device d. compressor ANS: C PTS: 1 REF: 213 10. A(n) ____ processor is a chip with two or more separate processors. a. parallel c. multi-core b. compressed d. binary ANS: C PTS: 1 REF: 213 11. The ____ unit is the component of the processor that directs and coordinates most of the operations in the computer. a. control c. compression b. concatenation d. micro ANS: A PTS: 1 REF: 214 12. The ____ is the component of the processor that performs arithmetic, comparison, and other opera- tions. a. machine unit c. ALU b. control unit d. CPU ANS: C PTS: 1 REF: 214
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13. In the machine cycle steps illustrated in the accompanying figure, ____ is the process of obtaining a program instruction or data item from memory. a. fetching c. executing b. decoding d. storing ANS: A PTS: 1 REF: 215 14. In the machine cycle steps illustrated in the accompanying figure, the term ____ refers to the process of translating instructions into signals the computer can execute. a.
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