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Examination One

MICROCOMPUTER ACCOUNTING
                            ACC 116
                         EXAMINATION I
                                
                   COMPUTER PARTS AND HISTORY

35 Questions, Multiple Choice; Use Scantron Sheet - DO NOT Write on this Test


1.  The initials CRT stand for:

     A. Cathode Ray Transmitter
     B. Computer Ray Tube
     C. Computer Ray Transmitter
     D. Cathode Ray Tube
     E. Computer Register Terminal

     2.  Herman Hollerith sold his Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company, formed on the basis of the
     punched-card tabulation, to another company, which eventually became:

     A. International Business Machines (IBM)
     B. Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR)
     C. Remington-Rand
     D. American Tabulating and Recording Company (ATR)
     E. Burroughs Corporation

     3.  What part of the Central Processing Unit (CPU) executes the program instructions and performs the
     arithmetic/logic function of the computer?

     A. ROM
     B. microprocessor
     C. RAM
     D. integrated circuit
     E. power supply

4.  What is BAUD?

     A. Binary Analog Universal Device
     B. input/output device used for transmitting data
     C. unit of measurement to determine buffer space size
     D. rate of transmission to peripheral devices
     E. Bipedal Australian Universal Dialectical-digitizer

     5.  What is (are) the key(s) that function as command generator(s)?  When used in conjunction with other
     keys, the command generator key(s) will form a command (for example, "^C^" will usually get
     you out of a problem situation and return you to an earlier menu in a program):

     A. Control Key
     B. Alt (Alternate) Key
     C. Function Keys (F1, F2, etc.)
     D. All of the above
     E. None of the above

6.  What type of printer uses a daisy wheel or spinning ball to print characters?

     A. Letter Quality
     B. Line Printer
     C. Dot Matrix
     D. Laser Printer
     E. Lead Pencil

7.  What is a code for representing letters, numerals, and special characters as a pattern of eight bits?

     A. CP/M (Control Program for Microcomputers)
     B. CAD (Computer Aided Design)
     C. ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)
     D. BASIC
     E. Indian Smoke Signals

     8.  What key must you push in order to tell the computer to execute a command, or that you have
     finished inputting your data?  (Hint: this key may not function as it did on the typewriter keyboard,
     and is labeled in different ways.)

     A. Enter
     B. Return
     C. Carriage Return
     D. All of the above
     E. None of the above

9.  What key(s) are used to "WARM BOOT" the computer?

     A. ESC (Escape key)
     B. CTRL "C" (Control - C)
     C. CTRL-ALT-DEL (Control-Alternate-Delete)
     D. 0/1 key (on/off switch)
     E. Panic Button

     10. This man is though of as the "Father of Computers;" he developed the concepts of the calculator, the
     memory area, input device, output device, and stored information which are all still used in
     modern day computers.

     A. Garfunkle Gragerley Garbageingarbageout
     B. William S. Burroughs
     C. Steve (the Woz) Wozniak
     D. Charles Babbage
     E. Blaise Pascal

     11. Stored information has provided the major breakthroughs in computing, from the early days of the
     loom for weaving fabric and the punched card all the way to the floppy disk, paving the way for
     microcomputer availability to homes and small business.  Who was the inventor of the punched
     card?  (He used it to store instructions to control the selection of threads in producing patterns
     and designs on the automatic loom.)

     A. Pattie Defwawgraw
     B. John W. Mauchly
     C. Dan Bricklin
     D. Gary Kildall
     E. Joseph Marie Jacquard

12. Which of the following is an input device only (not an output or input/output device)?

     A. CRT
     B. Modem
     C. Printer
     D. Disk Drives
     E. Keyboard

     13. The IBM computer and compatibles which used the 8086, 8088, and 80286 microprocessor and the
     8087 and 80287 coprocessors use what type of microprocessor?

     A. 32-bit
     B. 2-bit
     C. -bit
     D. 16-bit
     E. 8-bit

     14. What IBM (DOS) command transfers all files from one disk to another disk, except for the hidden
     files?

     A. Copy A:*.* B:
     B. INIT HELLO
     C. CD (create directory)
     D. Format
     E. Recover

15. What happens when the computer loads a program?

     A. It fills up all the available computer space with "K's."
          B. The program instructions are placed into RAM from an external storage device, usually a disk
     drive.
     C. The program is lost forever.
     D. The program can run around the read-only memory.
     E. We have removed the ROM cartridge.

     16. What is the name of the number system that the IBM and compatible computers use to remember
     information?

     A. Binary number system
     B. Arabic number system
     C. Roman numeric system
     D. Cuneiform number system
     E. Analog number system

     17. The rules of computer grammar that govern the writing of computer programs and computer
     commands are called:

     A. Income Tax
     B. Synapse
     C. Syntax
     D. Nothing Real Exists
     E. Bill Gates Axiom




18. CP/M (Control Program for Microcomputers) was developed by:

     A. Bill Gates and Microsoft
     B. Steven Jobs and Apple Computer
     C. Remington Rand and UNIVAC
     D. Eckert and Mauchly and UNIVAC
     E. Gary Kildall and Digital Research

19. Which of the following is not true?

     A. Resolution depends on the number of pixels (dots) in a given area.
     B. A buffer is used to reduce the noise of the printer.
     C. Programs are an example of software.
     D. The initials "RGB" stand for Red, Green, Blue.
          E. Form every new disk you buy, you must use the format command to prepare the disk for use,
     unless the disk is pre-formatted.

20. Which one of the following statements is not true?

          A. A mouse is a hand-operated pointing device that senses movements as it is dragged across a
     flat surface.
     B. ROM is a type of internal memory.
     C. You boot the computer when there are too many bugs in the system.
     D. An external program is not resident in RAM or ROM.
     E. It takes 12 bytes to store 12 characters.

21. Which one of the following statements is not true?

     A. A parallel printer received data from the computer one byte at a time.
     B. RAM is volatile and wiped clean when the computer is turned off.
     C. A bit is a binary integer.
     D. Binary integers can be on, off, of neither on nor off.
     E. An example of the system prompt is "A>."

22. Which one of the following statements is not true?

     A. You change the current drive to drive "B" by typing "B:" at the system prompt.
     B. There are two wild card characters: "*" and "?."
     C. "Erase" is a destructive command.
     D. "Diskcopy" is a non-destructive command.
     E. A destructive command may destroy files or directories.

23. Which one of the following statements is not true?

     A. "Copy" is a non-destructive command.
     B. The default drive is the drive in which you are currently working.
     C. "DIR" directs the computer to the proper device to save.
     D. "CD," "MD," "RD" are directory commands.
     E. MS-DOS stands for Microsoft Disk Operating System.

24. Storage devices include all of the following except:

                                                            A. Disk Drives           C. Cassette Players      E. Keyboards
                                   B. Tape Streamers        D. RAM and ROM, internal


25. Which of the following is a false statement?

     A. The path name is the path of the sub-directory.
     B. The backslash is used in sub-directories.
     C. Sub-directories make files easier to find on the hard disk.
     D. Sub-directories are created with command "MKDIR" or "MD."
     E. The computer directory is found in the yellow pages.

26. Name the way(s) that one can change information (data) in a spreadsheet cell.

     A. Type new data over old data within a cell.
     B. F2
     C. /RE
     D. All of the above
     E. None of the above'

27. What happens when you hit the "Home" key?

     A. The cell pointer moves up one cell.
     B. The cell pointer moves left one cell.
     C. The cell pointer moves left one screen.
     D. The cell pointer moves up one screen.
     E. The cell pointer moves to the upper left corner of the spreadsheet.

28. If I am at cell B2 and I want to go to cell E5, I would hit:

     A. the right cursor key 3 times and the down cursor key 3 times.
     B. the down cursor key 3 times and the right cursor key 3 times.
     C. the "F5" key and then enter: "E5 ."
     D. All of the above.
     E. None of the above.

     29. If the value in a cell is 1234.3456, and the cell is set to display currency format, then the cell's
     appearance in the display will be:

     A. 1234.3456
     B. $1234.34
     C. $1234.35
     D. $1,234.34
     E. $1,234.35

30. Which one of the following can start a command entry in Lotus 1-2-3?

     A. / (slash)
     B. F1
     C. F2
     D. F5
     
     31. Which command(s) will take the information from one cell and place it into another cell without
     changing the information in the original cell?

     A. Copy
     B. Move
     C. Replicate
     D. Save

32. Which one of the following keys activates the Help screen?

     A. / (slash)
     B. F1
     C. F2
     D. F5

33. In which mode must you be in order to start entering data into a spreadsheet?

     A. MENU
     B. WAIT
     C. READY
     D. POINT
     E. All of the above

     34. Which of the following characters displays a numeric entry as a LABEL rather than as a VALUE in
     Lotus 1-2-3?

     A. ' (apostrophe)
     B. " (quotes)
     C. ^ (caret)
     D. All of the above

35. What key would you hit to return to cell A1?

     A. END
     B. TAB
     C. HOME
     D. PAGE UP
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