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1.

Which of the following is not a computer functional


block?
Analog-to-digital
Your Answer: converter

Which of the following is not a computer bus?

2.

Data bus
Your Answer:
Timer bus
Correct Answer:

3.

Which of the following is not a basic element within


the microprocessor?
Arithmetic logic unit
Your Answer: (ALU)
Microcontroller
Correct Answer:

The first microprocessor had a(n)________.

4.

4-bit data bus


Your Answer:

5.

The first Intel microprocessor to contain on-board


cache memory was the ________.
80486
Your Answer:

6.

The Pentium microprocessor has a data bus of


________.
32 bits
Your Answer:
64 bits
Correct Answer:

7.

Which of the following was not a design improvement


for the 8086/8088 over the 8085?
16-bit data bus
Your Answer:
Arithmetic logic
Correct Answer: unit (ALU)

8.

Which of the following is not an 8086/8088 generalpurpose register?


Data segment
Your Answer: (DS)
Address
Correct Answer: segment (AS)

Which is not part of the execution unit (EU)?

9.

Clock
Your Answer:

Which is not an operand?

10.

Register
Your Answer:

Assembler
Correct Answer:

11.

Which of the following is not an arithmetic


instruction?
CMP (compare)
Your Answer:
ROL (rotate left)
Correct Answer:

Which of the following is not a jump instruction?

12.

JA (jump
Your Answer: above)
JB (jump
Correct Answer: back)

13.

Which microprocessor has multiplexed data and


address lines?
80286
Your Answer:
8086/8088
Correct Answer:

Which bus is bidirectional?

14.

Control bus
Your Answer:
Data bus
Correct Answer:

15.

Which of the following is not an enhancement to the


Pentium that was unavailable in the 8086/8088?
Expansion of cache
Your Answer: memory
Data/address line
Correct Answer: multiplexing

A 20-bit address bus can locate ________.

16.

2,097,152
Your Answer: locations
1,048,576
Correct Answer: locations

The Pentium can address ________.

17.

1 GB
Your Answer:
4 GB
Correct Answer:

During a read operation the CPU fetches ________.

18.

another
Your Answer: address
all of the above
Correct Answer:

A port can be ________.

19.

strictly for
Your Answer: output
all of the
Correct Answer: above

20.

The process of jointly establishing communication is


called ________.
bidirectional
Your Answer: addressing
handshaking
Correct Answer:

21.

What is occurring when two or more sources of data


attempt to use the same bus?
Direct memory
Your Answer: access
Bus contention
Correct Answer:

Polled I/O works best when ________.

22.

priority considerations
Your Answer: are frequent
there are no priority
Correct Answer: considerations

23.

With interrupt-driven I/O, if two or more devices


request service at the same time, ________.

the device that


Your Answer: is fastest gets
priority
the device
Correct Answer: assigned the
highest priority
is serviced first

24.

Which method bypasses the CPU for certain types of


data transfer?
Interrupt-driven
Your Answer: I/O
Direct memory
Correct Answer: access (DMA)

25.

DMA is particularly suited for data transfer between


the ________.
disk drive and RAM
Your Answer: