Computer Fundamentals – Section 8

6. Which of the following terms could be used to describe the concurrent processing of computer programs, via CRTs, on one computer system?

A. Time-sharing
B. Online processing
C. Interactive processing
D. All the above processing
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: D. All the above processing

7. What is the name given to the specialized storage element in the processor unit of a computer which is used as a “scratch pad” during processing operations?

A. storage register
B. primary memory
C. cache memory
D. accumulator
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: C. cache memory

8. A large number of computers in a wide geographical area can be efficiently connected using

A. Twisted pair lines
B. Coaxial cables
C. Communications satellites
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: C. Communications satellites

9. Which of the following statements is true?

A. Analysts usually work alone and sometimes as part of a team
B. Most systems projects are completed in 6 to 12 weeks
C. An analyst’s primary concern is the development of software
D. Analysts evaluate data flow through an organization
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: D. Analysts evaluate data flow through an organization

10. Which of the following is not an advantage of magnetic disk storage?

A. The access time of magnetic disk is much less than that of magnetic tape
B. Disk storage is longer lasting than magnetic tape
C. Disk storage is less expensive than tape storage
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: E. None of the above

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