Computer Fundamentals – Section 6

36. What is the name of the temporary data storage area between a peripheral device and the CPU which compensates for the difference between their speeds?

A. Backing storage
B. Buffer
C. Main storage
D. Temporary storage
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: B. Buffer

37. Which of the following is the fastest?

A. CPU
B. magnetic tapes and disks
C. video terminal
D. sensors, mechanical controllers
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: A. CPU

38. In which year were chips used inside the computer for the first time?

A. 1964
B. 1975
C. 1977
D. 1981
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: B. 1975

39. The invention of the slide rule is attributed to

A. Babbage
B. Oughtred
C. Pascal
D. Napier
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: B. Oughtred

40. The control unit of a microprocessor

A. stores data in the memory
B. accepts input data from a keyboard
C. Performs arithmetic / logic / functions
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: E. None of the above

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