Computer Science Exam II - Ch. 4,5, & 6


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To remove red eye from a digital image, you would use software such as
Adobe Photoshop Elements
The intersection of a row and column in a spreadsheet program is known as a
Which of the following describes copyleft?
Terms enabling redistributing open source software
Blackboard is an example of ________ software
course management
All of the following are examples of database software EXCEPT ________
Web-based application software is software that ________
is stored completely on a web server instead of your hard drive
A(n) ________ software installation enables you to decide which features you want to install on the hard drive.
The appropriate software to use for creating research papers is ________ software
word processing
________ software is used to perform calculations and numerical analyses
When using a spreadsheet, SUM in the expression =SUM(B10:B16), is called a(n) ________.
QuickBooks is an example of ________ software
What is often distributed prior to a final release of software?
Beta version
Dreamweaver is an example of ________ software.
web authoring
________ applications are software in which the vendor hosts the software online over the Internet and you do not to install the software on your computer.
Software as a Service
Which of the following is NOT an example of a general productivity software application?
image editing
PowToon and HaikuDeck are alternatives to
Microsoft PowerPoint
Errors in computer software are called ________.
All of the following are examples of network operating systems EXCEPT ________.
Which of the following Windows utility programs arranges pieces of files on your hard drive to allow for faster access?
Disk Defragmenter
Mac OS X includes a backup utility called ________
Time Machine
You can use the Windows ________ to check on a nonresponsive program.
Task Manger
Which of the following is the first step in the boot process?
The BIOS is activated by turning on the computer.
Which of the following is NOT a user interface?
application programming interface (API)
When using Windows 8 File Explorer, which view provides the most information at a glance?
The basic input/output system (BIOS) is stored on a ________ chip.
An example of an open source OS is
Which of the following is an OS that is NOT used on tablet computers?
Apps specifically designed for Windows 8.1
run full screen
Most smartphones use operating systems developed by ________
Google and Apple
Using hard disk space to temporarily store data or instructions from RAM is referred to as ________.
virtual memory
Each device attached to your computer comes with a special program called a(n) ________ that enables the device and operating system to communicate with each other.
device driver
The Windows app used for file management is
File explorer
The latest version of the Mac OS X is ________
All of the following are part of the machine cycle EXCEPT ________.
Which of the following activities is carried out by the ALU?
Perform arithmetic calculations
Which of the following does NOT determine processor power?
Speed of the motherboard
The rule of thumb that predicts that the number of transistors on a CPU will double every 2 years is called ________ Law.
The ________ has the largest capacity of any storage device
mechanical hard drive
Some of the cache memory of a CPU is ________
on the hard disk drive
________ provides high-speed information processing by enabling a new set of instructions to start before the previous set is finished
Computers are designed with
both volatile and non-volatile memory.
The control unit is one component of the ________.
Windows uses a memory-management technique known as ________ to monitor which applications you frequently use and preloads them into your system memory.
Running the CPU at a faster speed than the manufacturer recommends is called ________
There are ________ levels of cache memory
RAM is an example of ________ storage
The amount of RAM storage is measured in ________
Running the Disk Defragmenter utility will ________
make the hard drive work more efficiently
To speed up the display of graphics, a(n) ________ is installed on some video cards
To remove all the changes made to your system, the Windows ________ utility returns your computer to the state it was in when it came from the factory.
When using a spreadsheet, the expression =D8-D17 is called a ________
Computer-aided design software is used by ________
architects to create virtual models
All of the following are types of multimedia and entertainment software EXCEPT ________
productivity software
Software that manages "back office" functions such as billing, production, inventory management, and human resources management is called ________ software.
enterprise resource planning
A(n) ________ software installation installs all the most commonly used files to your computer's hard drive
The location of a file is specified by its ________
file path
The two major types of system software programs are utility programs and the _______
operating system
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\protocol is an example of a file ________
The ________ of the operating system enables users to communicate with the computer system
user interface
Which of the following is the name of a Microsoft Excel file?
C: denotes a ________ directory that is at the top of the filing structure of a computer.
The processor market for desktop and laptop computers is dominated by ________
How do optical discs store data?
A laser burns tiny pits onto a platter
The amount of time your current CPU is working is called
CPU usage
How many channels are in a Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound System?
To securely erase data, the U.S. Department of Defense suggests that the data be overwritten ________ times.
In most current systems, ________ is the type of RAM used.
The CPU consists of which two parts?
The control unit and the arithmetic logic unit
The amount of video memory in a modern video card is
different from one model of card to the next.
A ________ uses electronic memory and has no motors or moving parts.
solid-state drive
Which of the following is the lightest computer?