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Chapter 8

Computer Hardware Chapter 8

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

____ 1. The goal of ____ technology is to use sights, sounds, and animation to make computer output look as much like real life as possible.
a. realistic c. multimedia
b. transition d. reality

____ 2. Computers store data digitally and ultimately as a stream of only two numbers: ____.
a. 1 and 2 c. 0 and 9
b. 0 and 1 d. 8 and 1

____ 3. After the sound is recorded and digitized, many sound cards convert and compress the digitized sound to ____ format.
a. MP3 c. WAV
b. AU d. AIF

____ 4. MP3 sound files have a(n) ____ file extension.
a. .wav c. .aif
b. .avi d. .mp3

____ 5. A ____ card can turn your computer into a television.
a. TV receiver c. TV tuner
b. Video tuner d. Video receiver

____ 6. A video ____ card lets you capture this video input and save it to a file on your hard drive.
a. capture c. interface
b. retouch d. rendering

____ 7. ____ are smooth and level areas on an optical disc.
a. Pits c. Valleys
b. Runs d. Lands

____ 8. ____ are recessed areas on the surface of an optical disc.
a. Land c. Pits
b. Grooves d. Valleys

____ 9. In order to read each sector on the spiral of a DC at a constant ____, the disc spins faster when the read-write head is near the center of the disc.
a. rotational velocity c. linear torque
b. linear velocity d. rotational momentum

____ 10. A single-sided, single-layer DVD can hold ____ GB.
a. 4.7 c. 9.4
b. 8.5 d. 17

____ 11. A double-sided, dual-layer DVD can hold ____ GB.
a. 4.7 c. 9.4
b. 8.5 d. 17

____ 12. ____ drives are a great method of keeping backups of data stored on your hard drive.
a. External hard c. Internal optical
b. External optical d. External floppy

____ 13. ____ is a common compression standard for storing photos.
a. GIF c. WAV
b. AIF d. JPEG

____ 14. ____ is a set of standards that are used to represent music in digital form.
a. MIDI c. AU
b. AIF d. WAV

____ 15. A ____ provides slots for memory cards and can be an internal or external device.
a. card slot c. media reader
b. media processor d. media storage device

____ 16. For EIDE, there are four choices for drive installations: ____.
a. primary slave, primary major, primary secondary, and secondary primary
b. primary master, primary slave, secondary master, and secondary slave
c. primary master, primary secondary, secondary master, and secondary secondary
d. primary minor, primary major, secondary major, and secondary minor

____ 17. When installing an optical drive, for a PATA interface set the jumper on the ____ of the drive.
a. rear c. top
b. front d. bottom

____ 18. To prevent a CD, DVD, or BD from automatically playing when AutoPlay is enabled, hold down the ____ key when inserting a disc.
a. Control c. F Lock
b. Escape d. Shift

____ 19. A CD can hold about ____ of data.
a. 600 MB c. 1 GB
b. 700 MB d. 1.5 GB

____ 20. When burning a CD, DVD or BD, the hard drive needs some temporary holding space for the write process and should have at least ____ of free space.
a. 1 MB c. 1 GB
b. 2 MB d. 2 GB

____ 21. If a disc gets stuck in the drive, use the ____ to remove it.
a. emergency screw hole c. emergency eject hole
b. paper clip hole d. screwdriver slot


Match each term with the correct statement below.
a. Stereo f. SATA connections
b. BNC g. Master
c. Slave h. DVI
d. Sound card i. Onboard sound
e. FireWire input/output port

____ 22. An expansion card with sound ports

____ 23. Sound ports embedded on a motherboard

____ 24. Sound on two channels

____ 25. Can be used to receive data from a video camera

____ 26. Round connectors used by coaxial cable

____ 27. Port for a monitor

____ 28. The second drive installed on the cable

____ 29. The only drive on the cable

____ 30. Used for all hard drives.