LaudonEss6_TIF_ch06 - Chapter 6 Hardware and Software in the Enterprise 6 1 Chapter 6 Hardware and Software in the Enterprise True-False Questions

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Chapter 6 Hardware and Software in the Enterprise 6- 1 Chapter 6 Hardware and Software in the Enterprise True-False Questions 1. Managers and business professionals must have a basic understanding of the role of hardware and software in the IT infrastructure. Answer: True Difficulty: Easy Reference: p. 192 2. Computer hardware provides the underlying physical foundation for the firm’s IT infrastructure. Answer: True Difficulty: Easy Reference: p. 192 3. Eight bits make a byte. Answer: True Difficulty: Easy Reference: p. 193 4. Primary storage is temporary. Answer: True Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 193 5. The CPU contains both the ALU and a control unit. Answer: True Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 193 6. A machine cycle is the series of operations required to process a single machine instruction. Answer: True Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 194 7. Primary storage is composed of semiconductor chips. Answer: True Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 194 8. A nanosecond is one-millionth of a second. Answer: False Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 195 9. Microprocessors integrate memory, logic, and control circuits for an entire CPU onto a single chip. Answer: True Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 195 10. ROM can be written to. Answer: False Difficulty: Easy Reference: p. 195 11. Conventional chips may take several clock cycles to execute a single instruction. Answer: True Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 195
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6- 2 Hardware and Software in the Enterprise Chapter 6 12. Parallel processing uses more than one CPU. Answer: True Difficulty: Easy Reference: p. 195 13. Secondary storage is sometimes contained in the CPU. Answer: False Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 196 14. RAID delivers data over multiple paths simultaneously. Answer: True Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 196 15. DVDs have a higher storage capacity than CD-ROMs. Answer: True Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 197 16. The amount of data companies need to store is doubling every 12 to 18 months. Answer: True Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 197 17. Supercomputers use parallel processors. Answer: True Difficulty: Hard Reference: p. 201 18. Peer-to-peer computing can tap unused disk space on PCs. Answer: True Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 203 19. The two major types of software are programming languages and applications. Answer: False Difficulty: Easy Reference: p. 203 20. The operating system manages and controls the computer’s activities. Answer: True Difficulty: Easy Reference: p. 204 21. Object code is source code translated into machine language through a compiler. Answer: True Difficulty: Medium Reference: p. 204 22. Program instructions written in a high-level language are called source code. Answer: True
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LaudonEss6_TIF_ch06 - Chapter 6 Hardware and Software in the Enterprise 6 1 Chapter 6 Hardware and Software in the Enterprise True-False Questions

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