WINTER VACATION ASSIGNMENT
The Central Processing Unit is an embeded chip that acts as the 'brains'
of a computer. What Intel chip was used in the Altair (the first real
The invention of the transistor, or
semiconductor, was one of the most
important developments leading to the personal computer revolution.
What company invented the transistor in 1947?
International Business Machines/MITS/Xerox/
This virus activated every Friday the 13th, a
ffects both .EXE and
.COM files and deletes any programs run on that day. What is the name
of that virus?
In what year did the Symantec Corporation first release Norton
A computer virus t
hat actively attacks an anti
virus program or
programs in an effort to prevent detection is...
A program that neither replicates or copies itself, but does damage or
compromises the security of the computer. Which 'Comput
er Virus' it
In 1983, which person was the first to offer a definition of the term
What is a GPU?
Grouped Processing Uni
t/Graphics Processing Unit/
Graphical Performance Utility
Graphical Portable Unit
What does ECP stand for?
Extended Capabilities Port/
Extra Compatible Part
Extended Connection Port/
External Cordless Peripheral
What is NAT?
Network Address Translation
2) Network Administration Tool
3) Novell Address Transfer
4) Newly Added Technology
Who developed Yahoo?
Dennis Ritchie & Ken Thompson/David Filo & Jerry Yang/
Vint Cerf & Robert Kahn/Steve Case & Jeff Bezos
'DB' computer abbreviation usually means ?
Database /Double Byte /Data Block/Driver Boot
'OS' computer a
bbreviation usually means ?
Order of Significance/Open Software/Operating System/Optical Sensor
'DTP' computer abbreviation usually means ?
Digital Transmission Protocol/DeskTop Publishing/
Data Type Programming/Document Type Processing
What is a NIC?
Netware Intranet Controller 2) No Internet Connect
3) Network Interface Card
What is a MAC?
A Computer made by Apple 2) Memory Address Corruption
3) Mediocre Apple Computer 4) Media Access Control
What does SSL stand for?
Secure Socket Layer/
System Socket L
3) Superuser System Login/
4) Secure System Login
What does AM mean?
What does EPROM stand for?
Electric Programmable Read Only Memory
2) Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
3) Evaluable Philotic Random Optic Memory
4) Every Person Requires One Mind
What does AC and DC stand for in the electrical field?
Alternating Current and Direct Current
2) A Rock Band from Australia
age Current and Discharged Capacitor
4) Atlantic City and District of Columbia
What was the first ARPANET message?
"lo"/"hello world"/"mary had a little
"cyberspace, the final frontier"
Where is the headquarters of Intel located?
Santa Clara, California/
Who created Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)?
Paul Zimmerman 2) Tim Berners
3) Marc Andreessen 4) Ken Thompson
founded Hotmail in 1996 and then sold the company to
Shawn Fanning 2) Ada Byron Lovelace
3) Sabeer Bhatia 4) Ray Tomlinson
created the UNIX operating system in 1969 with Dennis
2) Steve Wozniak
3) Ken Thompson
4) Niklaus Wirth
layer DVD is valued because it:
Can hold more data
2) Contains a backup of the data stored
3) Uses a second layer to offer a speed increase
4) Creates alternative sound tracks
When discussing technology, a hot spot is...
A small overheated area on a CPU
2) A place served by public
3) Jargon for an X
rated Web site
4) A faulty area in the programming code
A JPG is...
A Jumper Programmed Graphic 2) A format for an image file
3) A type of hard disk 4) A unit of measure for memory
A coating of dust on a computer's
main circuit boards has this probable
Overheating 2) Short circuits 3) Slower hard disk 4) None
Windows Vista, the eventual replacement for Windows XP, will
demand more from a computer. Which of the following statements is
'll need at least 512 megabytes of RAM
2) A separate graphics card, rather than onboard graphics
3) A DVD drive is needed
4) All the above
Your computer has gradually slowed down. What's the most likely
2) Your processor chip is just getting old
3) Adware/spyware is infecting your PC
4) You dropped a sandwich in your computer
The "home page" of a web site is...
The largest page 2) The last page 3) The first page
The letters, "DOS" stand for...
ata Out System 2) Disk Out System
3) Disk Operating System 4) Data Operating System
Computers calculate numbers in what mode?
Decimal 2) Octal 3) Binary 4) None of the above
The "desktop" of a computer refers to:
The visible screen
2) The area arou
nd the monitor
3) The top of the mouse pad 4) The inside of a folder
Changing computer language of 1's and 0's to characters that a person
can understand is...
Highlight 2) Clip art 3) Decode 4) Execute
Main circuit board in a computer is...
2) Highlight 3) Select 4) Mother board
Hardware devices that are not part of the main computer system and are
often added later to the system.
Peripheral 2) Clip art 3) Highlight 4) Execute
Another name for a computer chip is ...
Execute 2) Micro
chip3) Microprocessor 4) Select
The main computer that stores the files that can be sent to computers
that are networked together is...
Clip art 2) Mother board 3) Peripheral 4) File server
What Designates where the next action occurs?
Decode 2) High
light 3) Select 4) Mother board
To select text by shading as you drag the mouse arrow over the text is
Clip art 2) To highlight 3) To fetch 4) To decode
Another word for 'Graphics for a word processor'?
Peripheral 2) Clip art 3) Highlight
Another word for the CPU is...
Execute 2) Microprocessor 3) Micro chip
Which of these is not a computer?
2) Macintosh 3) Acorn
Which was an early mainframe computer?
3) BRAINIA 4) FUNTRIA
ch is not an internet protocol?
HTTP 2) FTP 3) STP 4) IP
Which of the following is not a programming language?
Basic 2) Java 3) Turing 4) C#
AOL stands for...
Arranged Outer Line
2) America Over LAN 4) America Online
Modem stands for...
2) Monetary Devaluation
3) Memory Demagnetization 4) Monetary Demarkation