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5 Matching questions

  1. Plug and play
  2. Operating systems
  3. Unix
  4. Firewall
  5. Graphical user interfaces
  1. a An operating system with graphical symbols representing files, programs, and documents.
  2. b Systems software that provides an interface between the user or application program and the computer hardware.
  3. c A combination of hardware and software that creates a buffer between an internal network and the Internet to prevent unauthorized access.
  4. d Operating system developed by AT&T. It is considered portable, meaning it can run on just about any hardware platform.
  5. e Technology that allows a hardware component to be attached to a computer so that it is automatically configured by the operating system, without user intervention.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Devices that protect electronic equipment from variations in electric current.
  2. Microsoft's Disk Operating System; originally introduced with the IBM PC in 1981.
  3. A battery power source that provides electric current during a power outage.
  4. The process of starting a computer.
  5. Computer ports that can transmit data eight bits at a time; usually used by a printer.

5 True/False questions

  1. HackersExpert computer users who invade someone else's computer either for personal gain or simply for the satisfaction of being able to do it.


  2. AlgorithmA set of clearly defined, logical steps that solve a problem.


  3. Application softwareAlso called productivity software; helps you perform a specific task such as word processing, spreadsheets, and so forth.


  4. TroubleshootingAnalyzing problems to correct faults in the system.


  5. Utility softwareSystems software that performs tasks related to managing the computer's resources, file management, diagnostics, and other specialized chores.