AGRI 85 Quiz 1 Tues 25 September 2001

1. Which of the following is the correct URL for the Home Page for our AGRI 85 Course?

2.  According to the first timeline we saw in class which of the following is the most recent event?
A) Invention of the bow and arrow
B) Invention of the Wheel
C) Domestication of Wheat
D) Discovery of the bone needle leading to sewing hoods, mittens & boots.
E)  Domestication of sheep.

3. According to the second time line shown in class, the World Wide Web, which led to the explosive growth of the Internet, was started approximately how long ago?
A) Three years ago
B) Five years ago
C) Ten years ago
D) Twenty years ago
E) Fifty years ago

4.  According to the reading in the textbook, and class notes, which of the following lists of types of computers are in the correct order from least to most powerful?
A) Desktop, Workstation, Mainframe, Supercomputer, Laptop.
B) Palm Pilot, Supercomputer, Server, Workstation, Notebook, Mainframe.
C) Palm Pilot, Notebook, Workstation, Server, Mainframe, Supercomputer.
D) Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), Calculator, Supercomputer, Workstation, Mainframe.
E) Minicomputer, Palmtop, Minitower PC, Unix Workstation, Server, Mainframe, Supercomputer.

5. Imagine you are on the way to one of the computer labs to print out a paper that is saved on one of your diskettes.  You meet a friend who is leaving the lab who says there is a new variant of the “Nimba” virus that has infected the PCs in the lab.  Which of the following (if any) would be the safest course of action to print your paper without getting your diskette infected?
A) Dip the diskette into antiseptic fluid before and after using it in one of the infected machines.
B) Slide the write-protect tab OPEN on the diskette.
C) Use the diskette as is (un-protected) but shut off the PC BEFORE you remove the diskette.
D) Slide the write-protect tab SHUT on the diskette.
E) There is nothing you can do to prevent the diskette from getting infected.

6.  Which of the following prefixes refers to one Quadrillion bytes of storage space (1,000,000,000,000,000) or 10 to the 15th power.
A) Zetta
B) Yotta
C) Tera
D) Peta
E) Giga

7.  Imagine you want to log into zoo to use pine to check your e-mail.  You sit down at one of the PCs in lab.  Which of the following software do you use to turn your PC into a terminal so you can connect to zoo?
A) Windows Explorer
B) telnet
C) Pico
D) Pine

8.  OK, now imagine you are logged into zoo and you see your zoo prompt on the screen: zoo>
Which of the following is the software on zoo that is displaying this prompt?
A) Unix (AIX)
C) Pine
E) Pico

9.  Following along from the previous question, which of the following commands will display the files and sub-directories or folders that are in your home directory on zoo.
A) dir
B) Pull down the File menu with your mouse, click on List.
C) ls
D) cd ..
E) show files

10.  Which of the following media would be considered Memory rather than storage?
A) Hard Drive space
B) Zip drive space
E) Big Laser disks

11.  When a drive light is on in a PC there is really one of two major processes going on.  One is that information is being read off the media (disk, cd, dvd, etc.) and loaded into memory.  Which of the following is the other process that could be going on?
A) A virus is being loaded into the SIMMs.
B) Information is being saved or written onto the media.
C) Power is being distributed throughout the PC.
D) The drive light is a warning that the drive needs to be replaced.
E) The PC is about to explode!

12. According to the video we have watched in class, the process of reverse engineering allowed which of the following companies to figure out how to make a ROM-BIOS chip so that an IBM clone could be manufactured?
A) Dell
B) Amstrad
C) Compaq
D) Toshiba
E) Motorola

13.  When you are using FTP as we did in lab, which part of the FTP window displays all the folders on your PC?
A) The top right part of the window
B) The bottom left part of the window
C) The bottom right side of the window
D) The top left side of the window
E) The outside section of the window.

14.  According to the Syllabus, the exams (two exams in class and the final exam) will count for how much of following percentages of your total course grade?
A) 15%
B) 35%
C) 50%
D) 60%
E) 75%

15.  According to the textbook and class notes, which of the following PC components would NOT be inserted in the expansion slot busses of a motherboard or systems board?
A) Sound card
B) Memory module
C) Modem
D) NIC (Network Interface Card)
E) Video or Graphics Accelerator

16.  According to the reading in the textbook, which of the following media has the fastest access time?
B) Hard disk
C) Memory (RAM)
D) Tape drive
E) Floppy disk

17.  Pico is to Unix (AIX) as which of the following is to Windows 98?
A) Notepad
B) Excel
C) Telnet
D) Word
E) PowerPoint

18.  Which of the following reasons best explains why the image of your ftp window was sent in .jpg format, instead of in bitmapped or .bmp format in the second lab assignment?
A) .jpg files are cheaper and easier to create than .bmp files.
B) .jpg files contain a clearer, more accurate representation of the original colors and shades of the image.
C) .jpg files can be viewed with web browsers such as Netscape.
D) .jpg is the only file type that Paint will open or save as.
E) All of the above.

19.  According to the first two lab assignments, if you have an open window on the screen, and you wish to capture that window as an image, you may do so with which of the following methods?
A) Pull down the Tools menu and choose Capture.
B) Click on the window title bar and drag it to the “image” icon in the toolbar at the top of the screen.
C) Hold down the Ctrl key and tap the Print Screen key.
D) Set up a flash camera in front of your monitor and take a photograph.
E) Hold down the Alt key and tap the Print Screen key.

20.   FTP Allows you to do which of the following?
A) Upload files from your PC to zoo.
B) Download files from zoo to your PC.
C) Delete files on zoo.
D) Create new folders on zoo.
E) All of the above.

1. D
2. B
3. C
4. C
5. B
6. D
7. B
8. A
9. C
10. C
11. B
12. C
13. B
14. B
15. B
16. C
17. A
18. C
19. E
20. E