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ICS3U Hardware Review 1



Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

The ALU is the
a.
Arithmetic and Logic Unit
c.
Auxiliary Logic Unit
b.
Atlantic and Laurentian University
d.
Arithmetic Loading Unit
 

 2. 

RAM stands for
a.
Read And Modulate
c.
Real Audio Mode
b.
Random Access Memory
d.
Random Access Module
 

 3. 

The speed of a computer is measured in
a.
hertz
c.
bytes
b.
bits
d.
pixels
 

 4. 

What is the fastest form of memory in a computer?
a.
registers
c.
cache
b.
RAM
d.
ROM
 

 5. 

What is another name for a PC?
a.
Mainframe computer
c.
Supercomputer
b.
Embedded computer
d.
Microcomputer
 

 6. 

Which one of these is a Storage Device?
a.
Hard Disk Drive
c.
Ethernet Card
b.
Digital Camera
d.
Printer
 

 7. 

Internal cache is
a.
is the cheapest memory in a computer
b.
located on the motherboard
c.
another name for RAM
d.
located on the CPU
 

 8. 

Which of the following is NOT a peripheral?
a.
keyboard
c.
microphone
b.
mouse
d.
motherboard
 

 9. 

In 1981, IBM introduced
a.
the Personal Computer
c.
the floppy disk drive
b.
the 360/75 mainframe
d.
the Apple II
 

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 10. 

BIOS is a type of ROM
 

 11. 

IBM and Apple microcomputer architecture are compatible.
 

 12. 

A chipset is a group of ICs that are designed to support the CPU.
 

Matching
 
 
Match each term with the correct statement below
a.
DIMM
f.
Router
b.
Gigabyte
g.
Switch
c.
Gigahertz
h.
System Bus
d.
Level 1 Cache
i.
System Clock
e.
Northbridge
j.
USB Flash memory
 

 13. 

A network device that joins multiple computers together within one LAN
 

 14. 

A component that creates a timing signal that synchronizes all data transfer in a computer system.
 

 15. 

RAM ICs are located on small circuit boards called memory modules.
 

 16. 

The speed of the clock signal.
 

 17. 

Memory on the CPU to buffer data and instructions
 

 18. 

An IC in the chip set that links the CPU to high-speed components
 

 19. 

A network device for forwarding packets between LANs
 

 20. 

Special types of ROM that can be programmed and erased (EEPROM) in a flash.
 

 21. 

A very large unit of storage.
 

 22. 

The bus on a motherboard that connects the CPU to all the other components.
 



 
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