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Processing: Quiz

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1. The information processing cycle includes the following processes:

input, processing, output, storage

input, output, manipulation, arithmetic

data, processing, printing, editing

storage, display, data, information

2. The computer's processor consists of the following parts:

CPU and Main Memory

Control Unit and ALU

Main Memory and storage

Operating system and Applications

3. CPU stands for______.

Core packet unit

Clock picket unit

Central processing unit

Central product unit

4. The arithmetic/logic unit performs the following actions:

checks data for accuracy

does calculations using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

does logical comparisons, such as equal to, greater than, less than

both calculations and logical comparisons

5. The main memory of a computer must be large enough to contain the active parts of _____.

the operating system

the applications

input/output storage & working storage

all of the above

6. The name of the location of a particular piece of data is its _____.


memory name

storage site

data location

7. A megabyte is actually equal to ____ kilobytes.




1024 x 1024

8. The clock rate of a processor is measured in ____.


megahertz or gigahertz

megabytes or gigabytes


9. If the bus width of a processor is 16 bits, that means that the processor can _____ 16 bits of data at a time.




think with

10. If a processor has a word size of 32 bits, compared to a processor with a word size of 16 bits, it can process _____ at a time.

twice as much

half as much

a fourth as much

the same amount