The City School

Boys Branch, Bahawalpur

Mid-Year Examination, January 2011

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................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. the meaning of these computer terms..................................................................................................................................................................................... .[2] (b) b yte ...................................................[2] For Examiner’s Use .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................... ....................[2] (d) validation ................................................................ ................... ................................................................................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................2 1 Explain............................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................................................................... ..................................... ..................................................................................... (a) check sum .................................................................................. .....................................................................................................................[2] (e) alphanumeric characters .............................................................................[2] (c) random access memory (RAM) ..................................................................................... ................................... using examples where appropriate......................................................................................................... .................. ...............................................................................................[2] (d) buffer .......................................................................................................................................

................................................... ......................... Processing ............................................................................................................................................................................................ ................................................................................................................... ......[2] (b) State one difference between a compiler and an assembler......................................................[2] 3 (a) State the purpose of a compiler.......................................................... ....................... ...................3 2 (a) A digital camera contains a microprocessor...................... 2 ................................................................................................................................................................. State the input and the processing done by the microprocessor when a person takes a photograph..[2] (b) State two reasons why the photograph costs less using the digital camera than it would cost if a non-digital camera was used.................................................................................................................... Input ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 1 ................................................... .............................. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ ............[1] For Examiner’s Use ....... ............................................................................ .................................................................................................................................................................................. ........................................................................................................................................................................

................................................................................................................................................[1] (c) State one multimedia element that could be included in the presentation other than graphics and text........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................[1] For Examiner’s Use .....................................................................4 4 State the purpose of an interrupt when data is sent to a disk drive............................................................................................ ...................................................... (a) State two ways in which these photographs can be edited using graphics software.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ........................................ .................................................................[4] (b) Describe how the edited photographs can be inserted into the multimedia presentation..................... ............................ ........................................... .......................................................... 1 ....................... . ................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................[3] 5 Digital photographs stored on a computer are going to be used in a multimedia presentation..................................................................................................... ............................................. ............................................................... ............................................................................................................ ............................ ....................................................................................................................... 2 ................................................... ...................................

.......................................................................................................................................... ............... .................................................................................................................. ......................... ......................................................................[2] For Examiner’s Use ................................ .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 2 ......................................................................................................................................[1] (b) State two file management tasks that would be carried out by an operating system................................................................................................ ......................[2] 6 (a) Explain how the operating system will deal with errors that occur whilst a program is running............................................................. ..... ............................................................................................................................................5 (d) Describe the mulitmedia hardware that would be needed for developing and displaying the presentation................ ...................................................................................................................................... 1 ............................ ................................................................. ........................................................................ ......................................................................... ................................... .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

................................................................................................................................................................................ ....................................................................................................................................................... .................................................................................... ..................................................................................................................... 1........................6 7 A shop owner wants to change from a manual stock control system to a computerised stock control system....................................... .......................................................................................................... (a) State three reasons why the shop owner would want a computerised system..................................... ............................................................................................................. .............................................................. 3 .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1 ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ ...................................................................... .................... ....................................................................................................................................................................................... .................................................. 2........................................... 3...................................................... ....................................................................................................................................[3] For Examiner’s Use ...............................................................................................[6] 8 State three tasks done by the operating system....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................... 2 ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

..................................................................... other than a computer...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... State three advantages for using a graphical user interface (GUI) for loading programs and files....................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 3 ....................................... .................................. that contains a microprocessor.......................................................................................... ...... ........... ..........................................................................[4] For Examiner’s Use ........ .............................................................................................................................. ........................................................................................................................................... ........................................................... 2 ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................7 9 Interfaces enable computer users to interact with the operating system.................................. 2 ............................................................................................................. 1 ........ ............................................................................................................................................................................. 1 ......................................................................................................................................................[1] (b) For your item named in (a) describe two different tasks that the microprocessor performs...............................................................[3] 10 (a) Name one item used in the home............... .........................................

.......................... ....................................................................................................................................................................... ..................................................................... ............................................................................. ......................... 1 ..........................................................................[1] (d) Explain how the system updates the file when an item has been sold................................. 2 .......................................................................................................................................................................[1] 12 A supermarket uses point of sale (POS) terminals at the checkout for scanning barcodes on the products..............[2] For Examiner’s Use ................................................................................................................... 2 .............................................................................................................................................................................................. ................................................................. ...................................................................................................................................................................... ..........................................................[4] (c) State where the finished website would be stored so that people surfing the Internet can visit it.............................................. ...................... (a) State two items of data that are stored on the barcode...................... (a) State the type of software that would be used to create a web page.................................................. 1 .............................8 11 A school wants to create its own website to advertise the school...................[2] (b) Describe how the computer system checks that the barcode has been read correctly..................................................................................................................................[2] (c) State the type of file access that is used to get the price from the central computer....................................................................................................................................................................................................... .........................................................................................................................[1] (b) State two features of the software used to design web pages...................................................................................................... ............. .........................................

................................. ........................................................................................................................... Hard disk drive ............9 (e) Give two benefits for the supermarket manager of using point of sale (POS) terminals.......................................................................................................................................... .............................. Modem ........................ ... ................................................................................................................... ...... RAM ....... ................................................................................................................................................ ................................. 2 ...................................... DVD writer ...............................................................................................................[4] For Examiner’s Use ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ..................................................... ...................[4] 13 A family has purchased a computer system with the following specification: Processor speed 2200 MHz RAM 512 Megabyte Hard disk drive 120 Gigabytes CD ROM DVD writer Modem 56k Monitor 17" (a) The computer has been purchased for buying goods and services over the Internet........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Explain how each of these items of hardware would be used for this purpose.... ......... 1 .........................................................................................................................................................................................

............ Output ............................................................................................................................. ..... .................................................................................................................................................. .......... 1 ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................[2] (b) Describe the input......................... ............................................... ............................. .... Processing .......................................................................................... .............. Input ..................................... 2 ............................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. ..............................................................................................................[1] For Examiner’s Use ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................[5] (c) Describe what the traffic control program should do when an emergency occurs......................................10 14 A city uses a computerised traffic control system................................................................................................................................................................................................ ....................................... ... processing and output from this control system...................................................... (a) State two benefits of using computerised traffic control systems...................................................................................................................

......... ................. ...................................................................................................................................................................... Disadvantage ........................................................... ......................11 15 A school library has purchased some multimedia notebook computers for students to connect to the Internet to search for information.................................................................................... Disadvantage ................................................................................................................................................................................................. ..................................... .............................................. ..................[1] For Examiner’s Use ........... Advantage 2 ....... Benefit ................................................[2] (d) State one suitable portable storage media for saving data and multimedia files.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................. Advantage 1 ...............[1] (c) The notebook computers are linked to a server by wireless connection............................................................................................................. Give one benefit and one disadvantage of wireless connection....................................................................................................................................................................[6] (b) Explain why the school would have chosen Broadband instead of a standard modem connection.................................................................................................................................................................................................. (a) State two advantages and one disadvantage of using the Internet for searching for information........... ..............................................................................................................

....................................... ................................ ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Special software........................................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................................................................[3] 17(a) Give one type of program that should be written in assembly language.................................................................................................................................................................. ...........................................................................................................................................................................[3] (b) State one type of special software and the way it helps a disabled student.... .......................... (a) State one type of special hardware and the way it helps a disabled student......................... ............................................... ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................12 16 Computers systems can have special hardware and special software installed so that disabled students can use a computer to help them study.............................................................. Way ...............................................................................................................[1] (b) Give one reason why assembly language is used...................................................................................................................... ................. ........................................[1] For Examiner’s Use ............................ Way .............................. Special hardware .........................................................................

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