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5 Matching questions

  1. Universal serial bus
  2. Parallel ports
  3. Software development
  4. Graphical user interfaces
  5. Systems software
  1. a Standard for computer ports that support data transfer rates of up to 12 million bits per second.
  2. b Intangible set of instructions that tells the computer what to do.
  3. c An operating system with graphical symbols representing files, programs, and documents.
  4. d A group of programs that coordinate and control the resources and operations of a computer system.
  5. e Computer ports that can transmit data eight bits at a time; usually used by a printer.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Also called productivity software; helps you perform a specific task such as word processing, spreadsheets, and so forth.
  2. Computer ports that can transmit data one bit at a time; often used by a modem or a mouse.
  3. A set of clearly defined, logical steps that solve a problem.
  4. Running two or more distinct computer operations simultaneously; one in the foreground, the other(s) in the background.
  5. A battery power source that provides electric current during a power outage.

5 True/False questions

  1. VirusMicrosoft's Disk Operating System; originally introduced with the IBM PC in 1981.


  2. ModemThe process of starting a computer.


  3. Plug and playComputer ports that can transmit data one bit at a time; often used by a modem or a mouse.


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


  5. Language translatorsSystems software that convents code written in a programming language into machine language that the computer can understand.