Computer Fundamentals – Section 3

1. As compared to diskettes, the hard disks are

A. more expensive
B. more portable
C. less rigid
D. slowly accessed
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: A. more expensive

2. What is the name given to the molecular-scale computer?

A. Femtocomputer
B. Nanocomputer
C. Supercomputer
D. Microcomputer
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: B. Nanocomputer

3. Who is considered the ‘father’ of the minicomputer and one of the founder fathers of the modern computer industry world wide?

A. George Tate
B. Kenneth H. Olsen
C. Seymour Cray
D. Basic Pascal
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: B. Kenneth H. Olsen

4. The first microprocessors produced by Intel Corpn. and Texas Instruments were used primarily to control small

A. microwave ovens
B. washing machines
C. calculators
D. personal computers
E. robotics

Correct Answer: C. calculators

5. Which printer uses a combination of laser-beam & electrophotographic techniques.

A. Laser printers
B. Dot-Matrix
C. Line printer
D. Daisy wheel
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: A. Laser printers

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