CSCE101: Computer Programming I Chapter 1 Quiz

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What is the most basic unit of memory?

Bit

Where is data stored for long-term storage?

Hard Disk

What is the main characteristic of main memory (RAM)?

Lost when program exits

What does a software program consist of?

Both program and data

What is the purpose of a software program?

Manipulates or moves information

What is the primary function of the motherboard in a computer system?

Provide electrical connections for the communication between components

Which component of a computer system is responsible for carrying out the instructions of a computer program?

Central Processing Unit (CPU)

What is the role of memory in a computer system?

Hold digital data used for computing for some interval of time

Which part of a computer system is responsible for providing the final sum in an addition operation?

Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU)

What are the components, devices, and recording media that hold digital data used for computing known as?

Memory

The Central Processing Unit (CPU) is responsible for carrying out the instructions of a computer program.

True

The inputs in an addition operation provide the numbers to be subtracted.

False

Memory refers to computer components, devices, and recording media that hold analog data used for computing for some interval of time.

False

The motherboard provides the electrical connections by which the other components of the system communicate and hosts the graphics processing unit (GPU).

False

The main characteristic of main memory (RAM) is that it holds data for long-term storage.

False

The word 'Hello.' is stored in 8 memory cells.

False

A byte consists of 8 bits.

True

Data values are stored in a computer as a sequence of bytes.

False

The primary function of the motherboard in a computer system is to carry out the instructions of a program.

False

A software program consists of only data, not instructions.

False

Test your knowledge about the components of a personal computer, including input devices, output devices, and the motherboard. Explore the fundamental concepts related to computer hardware and its functionality.

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