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Chapter 7

Computer Hardware Chapter 7

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

____ 1. Problems with a device can sometimes be solved by updating the ____ or firmware.
a. device patches c. device scanners
b. device drivers d. device containers

____ 2. Devices and their device drivers are managed using ____.
a. System Manager c. Device Manager
b. Computer Manager d. Control Panel

____ 3. ____ systems and peripherals have the U.S. Green Star, indicating that they satisfy certain energy-conserving standards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
a. Energy Star c. Energy Wise
b. Energy Saving d. Green Energy

____ 4. To protect the data on a USB storage device, double-click the ____ icon in the notification area before removing the device.
a. Format c. Eject
b. Safely Eject Hardware d. Safely Remove Hardware

____ 5. FireWire and i.Link are common names for another peripheral bus officially named ____.
a. IEEE 1394 c. IEEE 1399
b. IEEE 802.1x d. IEEE 1934

____ 6. ____ supports speeds up to 400 Mbps and is sometimes called FireWire 400.
a. IEEE 1394 c. IEEE 1394a
b. IEEE 802.9 d. IEEE 1394.2

____ 7. ____ can use cables up to 100 meters (328 feet), and uses a 9-pin rectangular connector.
a. 1394a c. 1394
b. 1394b d. 1394c

____ 8. IEEE 1394 uses ____ data transfer, meaning that data is transferred continuously without breaks.
a. asynchronous c. symmetric
b. isolated d. isochronous

____ 9. A serial port is provided by the motherboard or might be provided by an adapter card called a(n) ____ card.
a. interrupt c. I/O controller
b. storage d. Southbridge

____ 10. ____ CRT monitors draw a screen by making two passes.
a. Multipass c. Noninterlaced
b. Multipath d. Interlaced

____ 11. A(n) ____ monitor (also called a progressive monitor) draws the entire screen in one pass.
a. multipass c. noninterlaced
b. multipath d. interlaced

____ 12. A ____ is an input device that uses a monitor or LCD panel as the backdrop for input options.
a. resistor c. keyboard
b. tablet d. touch screen

____ 13. A ____ device is an input device that inputs biological data about a person, which can be input data to identify a person’s fingerprints, handprints, face, voice, eye, and handwritten signature.
a. biometric c. simulated biology
b. biomechanical d. biostatic

____ 14. Ports on the motherboard can be disabled or enabled in ____ setup.
a. RAM c. Northbridge
b. firmware d. BIOS

____ 15. BIOS manages ____ lines that are used by a device to hail the CPU asking for data to be processed, and you do not need to change this value.
a. DMA c. IRQ
b. ACK d. ARQ

____ 16. The ____ assignments refer to the system resources a parallel port will use to manage a print job.
a. COM c. SRL
b. LPT d. PRL

____ 17. If you have an available eSATA external port, you can use a protective hard drive ____ that will house and protect a hard drive outside the computer case.
a. ramp c. dock
b. tray d. sectional

____ 18. A ____ plug is a tool used to test a serial, parallel, USB, network, or other port.
a. loop-back c. wrap
b. return d. lock out

____ 19. If you are trained to open a monitor case to replace a fuse, unplug the monitor and wait at least ____ minutes before opening the case so that capacitors have completely discharged.
a. 5 c. 30
b. 20 d. 60

____ 20. Chips sometimes loosen because of temperature changes; this condition is called ____.
a. chip slip c. chip creep
b. block creep d. solder error

____ 21. For laptops, you can adjust the brightness of the display using ____ keys.
a. secondary c. control
b. function d. interface


Match each term with the correct statement below.
a. 1394b (FireWire) f. Hi-Speed USB 2.0
b. Parallel g. IEEE 1394.3
c. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 h. eSATA-300 (eSATA Version 2)
d. Original USB (USB 1.1) i. Serial
e. 1394a (FireWire)

____ 22. Has a maximum speed of 5.0 Gbps (gigabits per second)

____ 23. Has a maximum speed of 3.0 Gbps

____ 24. Has a maximum speed of 1.2 Gbps or 800 Mbps (megabits per second)

____ 25. Has a maximum speed of 480 Mbps

____ 26. Has a maximum speed of 400 Mbps

____ 27. Has a maximum speed of 12 Mbps or 1.5 Mbps

____ 28. Has a maximum speed of 1.5 Mbps

____ 29. Has a maximum speed of 115.2 Kbps (kilobits per second)

____ 30. Designed for peer-to-peer data transmission