CSCE101 Introduction to Computer Programming

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What is a computer program?

A set of step-by-step instructions to solve a problem or carry out a task

What is the most valuable part of learning to program?

Learning how to think about arranging the sequence of instructions to solve a problem

What are programming languages made up of?

Keywords and grammar rules

How many instructions does a computer understand?

Only about 100 instructions

Which category of programming languages is considered the natural language of a particular computer?

Machine Language

What is the purpose of an assembler in programming?

To make programming easier by using English-like abbreviations

Which type of programming language allows each line of code to produce one machine instruction (One-to-one correspondence)?

Assembly Language

Which programming language is closer to natural languages and uses common mathematical notation?

High-level Language

What is a characteristic feature of low-level languages?

Include commands specific to a particular CPU or microprocessor

Which process can be accomplished by a compiler or an interpreter when translating source code into machine language?

Executing all the statements in a source code in a single batch

This quiz covers the introduction to computer programming, including topics like computer programs, programming languages, compiler, and interpreter. It also includes an outline of the Program Development Life Cycle (PDLC) and program design.

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