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Under the Hood TIF MultipleChoice
1. Which is not a typical use of parallel processing systems?
a. computer simulations
b. word processing
c. weather modeling
d. graphics processing
2. What is another name for the base 10 number system?
a. decimal notation
b. binary number system
c. hexadecimal notation
d. integer system
3. Which encoding scheme can represent the alphabets of all modern and historic languages?
a. base 2 number system
b. Unicode
d. scientific
4. A multi-core processor like the Intel i7 is
a. one physical chip.
b. several chips joined together on the motherboard.
c. two separate cards installed in your system.
d. a software setting you can use to speed up CPU processing.
5. To regulate the internal timing of a computer system, the motherboard uses
a. a system clock.
b. software simulation.
c. RAM.
d. a register.
6. Special areas of memory storage built into the CPU are known as
a. switches.
b. semiconductors.
c. registers.
d. DIMM.
7. Which is the correct set of steps in the machine cycle?
a. execute, store, fetch, decode
b. store, fetch, execute, decode
c. execute first instruction, execute second instruction, execute third instruction
d. fetch, decode, execute, store
8. All data inside the computer is stored as
a. words.
b. numbers.
c. binary patterns.
d. cache memory.
9. Which statement about pipelining is false?
a. Pipelining boosts CPU performance.
b. Pipeline design is used in many modern CPUs.
c. Pipelining allows a less complicated hardware design.
d. Pipelining allows the computer to process multiple instructions simultaneously.
10. From fastest to slowest, which is the fastest sequence of accessing memory?
a. RAM, Level 1 cache, Level 2 cache, Level 3 cache
b. registers, Level 1 cache, Level 2 cache, RAM
c. Level 1 cache, Level 2 cache, RAM, registers
d. Level 2 cache, Level 1 cache, registers, RAM