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Chapter 1: Introduction to Computers MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Computer ____ entails having the knowledge and understanding of computers and their uses. a. literacy c. legitimacy b. intimacy d. infancy ANS: A PTS: 1 REF: 5 2. A(n) ____ is an electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory, that can accept data, process the data according to specified rules, produce results, and store the results for future use. 3. ____ is a collection of unprocessed items, which can include text, numbers, images, audio, and video. 4. ____ conveys meaning and is useful to one or more people. 5. A(n) ____ device is any hardware component that allows you to enter data and instructions into a com- puter. a. output c. input b. communications d. terminal ANS: C PTS: 1 REF: 6 6. Some people refer to the series of input, process, output, and storage activities as the ____ processing cycle. 7. A computer contains many electric, electronic, and mechanical components known as ____.
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8. The ____ unit is a case that contains electronic components of the computer that are used to process data. 9. The ____ is the electronic component that interprets and carries out the basic instructions that operate the computer. a. motherboard c. processor b. control unit d. arithmetic unit ANS: C PTS: 1 REF: 7 10. ____ consists of electronic components that store instructions waiting to be executed and data needed by those instructions. 11. A(n) ____ device is any hardware component that conveys information to one or more people.
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12. A computer keeps data, instructions, and information on ____ media such as USB flash drives, CDs, DVDs, memory cards, and hard disks like the one shown in the accompanying figure. 13. A(n) ____ device records (writes) and/or retrieves (reads) items to and from a USB flash drive, for ex- ample. a. USB c. indexing b. storage d. dynamic ANS: B PTS: 1 REF: 8
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