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c048a772fe6a649ba37980b36415e13f7a16dc6d1 SENECA COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL OF COMPUTER STUDIES Term Test Two Version A SEMESTER SUBJECT CODE Winter 2010 PC Hardware 1 HWD101 TIME ALLOWED: 1 Hour: 40 Minutes NAME _______________________________________________________ STUDENT NUMBER: _______________________ SECTION: _____ QUESTIONS PART A TRUE or FALSE 10 Marks PART B ANSWERS 45 Marks TOTAL 55 Marks SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Aids Allowed: One 8 ½” x 11” page, two-sided, in your handwriting only, (no photocopies),to be handed in with the test and not returned. The official text book (18 th or 19 th edition) No electronic devices or dictionaries allowed. All questions must be answered on the exam paper. SECTION 8.9 OF SENECA COLLEGE ACADEMIC POLICY: CHEATING is an offence that will not be tolerated by the college. Such offences occur when a student violates the procedures governing the administration of examinations, tests or other means of evaluating student achievement in a subject or program. 1
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PART A True or False 1. With reference to the organization of DVD storage, a cylinder is defined as a collection of like-numbered sectors. (T / F ) 2. Every expansion card must contain a BIOS chip. (T / F ) 3. The physical partitioning of IDE drives into tracks and sectors is called low-level formatting ( T / F) 4. One purpose of parity checking is to detect encoding errors in magnetic memory using a ninth bit for every byte. ( T / F) 5. A hexadecimal byte consists of 6 bits. (T / F ) 6. Phillips and Sony together defined the SP/DIF interface. ( T / F) 7. Ram is a form of Primary Storage. ( T
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