Computer Fundamentals – Section 3

36. In comparison with static RAM memory, the dynamic RAM memory has

A. lower bit density and higher power consumption
B. higher bit density and higher power consumption
C. lower bit density and lower power consumption
D. higher bit density and lower power consumption
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: D. higher bit density and lower power consumption

37. Which of the following holds data and processing instructions temporarily until the CPU needs it?

A. ROM
B. control unit
C. main memory
D. coprocessor chips
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: C. main memory

38. A multiprogramming system is one that can

A. run very fast
B. share hardware resources with many programs simultaneously
C. compute many programs simultaneously
D. use many operating systems
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: B. share hardware resources with many programs simultaneously

39. The language that is an input for statement translation is called

A. Assembly language
B. Source language
C. High-level language
D. Object language
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: B. Source language

40. All the instructions and procedures needed to start up a computer, to the point it can load an operating system, are stored in ROM chips. In IBM compatible PCs this is called the _____

A. RAM BIOS
B. ROM BIOS
C. EPROM
D. POST
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: B. ROM BIOS

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