Computer Fundamentals – Section 13

11. The working principles of today’s computers were provided by an English mathematician

A. Charles Babbage
B. Dr. Hollerith
C. Donald Reach
D. Ken Reider
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: A. Charles Babbage

12. A new technology which provides the ability to create an artificial world and have people interact with it is called

A. televirtuality
B. virtual reality
C. alternative reality
D. 3-D reality
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: B. virtual reality

13. The proper definition of a modern digital computer is

A. an electronic automated machine that can solve problems involving words and numbers
B. a more sophisticated and modified electronic pocket calculator
C. any machine that can perform mathematical operations
D. a machine that works on binary code
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: A. an electronic automated machine that can solve problems involving words and numbers

14. Data systems for planning are often called

A. decision analysis systems
B. planning analysis systems
C. decision support systems
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: C. decision support systems

15. Which of the following is not used as secondary storage

A. Semiconductor memory
B. Magnetic disks
C. Magnetic drums
D. Magnetic tapes
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: A. Semiconductor memory

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