Chapter 4 Exercise

Multiple Choice Select the best answer.

  1. The processor also is called the _____. (213)
    a. motherboard
    b. central processing unit (CPU)
    c. adapter card
    d. chip
  2. The _____ is the component of the processor that directs and coordinates most of the operations in the computer. (214)
    a. control unit
    b. arithmetic logic unit
    c. register
    d. machine cycle
  3. A processor contains small, high-speed storage locations, called _____, that temporarily hold data and instructions. (216)
    a. flash drives
    b. registers
    c. jacks
    d. heat sinks
  4. Supercomputers use _____ for applications such as artificial intelligence and weather forecasting. (220)
    a. system-on-a-chip technology
    b. massively parallel processing
    c. SCSI
    d. Accelerated Graphics Ports
  5. ROM chips, called _____, contain permanently written
    data, instructions, or information. (228)
    a. memory cache
    b. registers
    c. firmware
    d. transistors
  6. A(n) _____ is an external device that provides connections to peripherals through ports built into the device. (236)
    a. expansion bus
    b. port replicator
    c. docking station
    d. synthesizer
  7. A(n) _____, which is an external device that attaches to a mobile computer or device, contains a power connection and provides connections to peripherals; it usually also includes slots for memory cards, optical disc drives, and other devices. (236)
    a. docking station
    b. port replicator
    c. peripheral
    d. expansion bus
  8. A(n) _____ is part of the motherboard and connects the processor to main memory. (237)
    a. expansion bus
    b. system clock
    c. memory module
    d. front side bus

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