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Terminal
Examination Paper

Academic Year:






Semester
:






Subject:

Computing Essentials


Pages
:


4


Duration
:
120

minutes

Teacher
:





Time:


Major:






Grade:







College:



Student ID:




Name:




Score:






Write the full name of the abbreviations

(
2 marks
each,
30

total marks)

1.

DVD

2.

IT

3.

RAM

4.

PDA

5.

HTML

6.

ISP

7.

URL

8.

DBMS

9.

GUI

10.

AI

11.

CPU

12.

USB

13.

LCD

14.

RFID

15.

RAID




Multiple
Choice
(1

mark each, 3
0

total marks
)

1.
The most impo
rtant system software program is
the


.


A.
w
ord processor

B.

database management system


C.
operating system


D.
application system

2.


is
the component that controls and man
ipulates data in order to prod
u
c
e
information.


A.
Monitor

B.
Mouse


C.
Keyboard

D.
M
icroprocessor

3.
Guidelines for people to follow when using software, hardware, and data are called

.


A.

programs

B.
procedures


C.
documents

D.
software

4.


is the least powerful and most widely used type of
computer
.


A.
M
inicomputer

B.
S
upercomputer


C.
M
icrocomputer

D.
Mainframe computer

5.

is a communications system connecting two or more computers.


A.
Connectivity

B.
Computer network


C.
Information

D.
Internet

6.
Web site addresses are also called


.


A.
HTML

B.
hyperlinks


C.
home pages

D.
URLs

7.
In a relational database, data is organized into




A.
fields


B.
columns


C.
records

D.
tables

8.

is
a rectangular area that can contain a document, program, or message.


A.
menu

B.
browser



C.
window

D.
toolbar

9.

Rules for exchanging data between computers are called

.


A.
programs

B.
procedures


C.
protocols

D.
hyperlinks

10.
Unwanted and unsolicited e
-
mails are called




.


A.
spam

B.

f
lame


C.
junk

D.
lurk

11.


i
s the software that connects to and displays Web resources.


A.
Word processor


B.
Function


C.
Spreadsheet

D
.
Browser

12. Word size affects a computer

s

.


A. speed

B. precision


C. memory capacity

D. all of the above

13.
To remove unneeded

programs and related files from your hard disk, you could use a
(an)


.


A.
backup program

B.
file compression program


C.
uninstall program

D.
antivirus program

14.
Language translators convert human
language

into

.


A.
service programs

B
.
operating system


C. application program

D.
machine language

15.


are widely used to add interest and activity to a website by presenting animation, displaying
graphics, providing interactive games, and more.


A.
Disk cleanup


B.
Applets


C.
Pl
ug
-
ins


D.
Spiders

16.




is the software which is used to create text
-
based documents
.


A.
Web development

B.
Spreadsheet


C.

Word processing

D.
Presentation

17.

is a type of RAM that is not temporary.


A.

Virtual memory

B.
Cache memor
y


C.
Flash RAM

D.
Secondary storage

18.

A 64
-
bit word size computer can access


bytes at a time
.


A.

2


B.

4


C.


6


D.

8

19.
The communications web for the entire computer system is called

.


A.
data bus

B.
system board


C.
ca
bles

D.
port

20.


can produce precisely timed electrical beats used as a timing mechanism.


A.
Chip

B.
System unit


C.
System clock

D.
Modem card

21.


p
erform

an operation when held down with another key.


A. Toggle key

B. Wander readers


C. Combination keys

D.
Touch screen

22. A(n)


is an input device similar to a copy machine.


A. flatbed scanner

B. printer


C. digital camera

D. portable scanner

23.
Programs used to create or modify vector images are called

.


A.
graph
ical modifiers

B.

illustration programs


C.

image editors

D.
desktop publishing programs

24.A(n)


typically

combines the capabilities of a scanner, printer, fax, and so on.


A. output device

B. input device


C. multifunctional device

D. dumb ter
minal

25.


is a device that can senses the presence or absence of a pencil mark.


A. Chip

B.

optical

scanner


C.
OMR device

D.
OCR device

26
. A(n)


is exclusively a sequential
-
access storage media.


A. floppy disk

B. hard disk


C. magnetic t
ape

D. worm

27
.


will h
a
ppen

when the read
-
write heads contact the surface of a hard disk



A.
Disk caching

B.
Head crash


C.
Write
-
protect

D.
File compression

28
.


is solid
-
state storage device widely used in notebook computers.


A.
Hard d
isk

B.
Online disk


C.
Flash memory card

D.
Zip disk

29
.


is a temporary high
-
speed holding area between the memory and the CPU.


A. Memory

B. CMOS


C. Cache

D. Modem card

30
.


will be loaded into memory by the operating system every time t
he computer system is started
.


A.
Driver updates

B.
Device drivers


C.
Antivirus programs

D.
Windows updates




Fill in the blanks
(
1

mark each,
20

total marks
)

1.

The

four

types of computers include

,


,



and



.

2.

The five
parts of an information system are

,


,




,





and

.

3.

There are
two ways to boot a computer
:


and

.

4.

The
two basic components of the CPU are


and

.

5.

There are three types of
electronic commerce:


,


and

.

6.

The four features used to measure the c
larity

of the monitors include

,

,



and

.



Answer the following questions

(
4

marks each, 20 total marks
)

1.

What is system software?

What kinds of programs are included in system software and which one

is the
most important type?

2.

Describe five of the most common uses of the Internet and the Web? Wh
ich one is the most popular do
you think?

3.

What is the difference between an integrated package and a software suite? What are the advantages and
disadvantages of each?

4.

What are device drivers? Explain the role of device drivers.

5.

What are the three types o
f hard disks?
Describe the three ways to improve hard disk performance.