AGRI 85 First Exam
12:30 Thursday September 28
1. According to the AGRI 85 syllabus, which of the following
is NOT one of the “Specific Course Objectives”?
A) Be able to download and install software
from the web.
B) Explore and find useful data on the
Internet and interpret those data.
C) Understand the history and legacy
D) Demonstrate basic PC repair and upgrade
skills including installing memory, upgrading processors, and adding new
E) Improve your writing skills.
2. According to the video we saw in lecture, which of the
following companies was the dominant PC Operating System company in the
late 1970s and early
1980s when IBM was first designing the IBM
A) Borland, Ashland, California
B) Microsoft, Seattle, Washington
C) Intergalactic Digital Research, Pacific Grove, California
D) IBM, Raleigh, North Carolina
E) Visicalc, Cambridge, Massachusetts
3. Which of the following is the decimal equivalent of
the binary number 101111?
to the textbook and lecture notes, which of the following lists of computer
systems is in the correct order from least to most powerful?
A) Palm Pilot, Supercomputer, Server, Workstation, Notebook,
B) Desktop, Workstation, Mainframe, Supercomputer, Laptop.
C) Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), Calculator, Supercomputer,
D) Palm Pilot, Notebook, Workstation, Server, Mainframe,
E) Minicomputer, Palmtop, Minitower PC, Unix Workstation,
Server, Mainframe, Supercomputer.
of the following media when full holds the SMALLEST amount of information?
A) Current Hard Disks
B) 8-inch Floppy Diskette
C) Standard CD-ROM
D) 3.5-inch High Density Diskette
of the following prefixes is closest to one Trillion bytes of storage space?
FOR K=1 TO 50
7. If you
run the above program, it will stop with an illegal function call error
message at the COLOR statement line. Which of the following best
A) There is no A variable.
B) There is no REM statement at the beginning.
C) The color number becomes too large.
D) The FOR-NEXT will work with only 20 or less.
E) The FOR-NEXT must only use I instead of K.
to the second timeline shown in class, which of the following was the fastest
way people in Europe communicated over long distances in 1790?
A) Morse Code using light beams.
B) Telegraph with copper wires.
C) Postal courier by horseback.
D) Positions of flags or vanes, also called semaphore.
is to Windows as which of the following is to UNIX (AIX)?
10. Imagine you are logged
in to zoo and at your firstname.lastname@example.org> or zoo> prompt. Which of
the following is the UNIX (AIX) command to copy the file
example.txt from the jleonard account?
A) copy ~jleonard/example.txt
B) example.txt ~jleonard/example.txt cp
C) Click on example.txt drag and drop the file into your
home directory folder
E) cp ~jleonard/example.txt example.txt
11. Following along from the previous
question. Imagine you want to tell someone what host you are currently
logged in to, which of the following commands
would you use to find out?
C) ls pr
E) mesg y
12. According to the first timeline
shown in class, which of the following is the approximate date and place
where agriculture was first developed?
A) 2,700 Years Before Present (YBP) in what is now China.
B) 11,000 YBP in what is now Iraq.
C) 15,000 YBP in what is now Southern Mexico.
D) 23,000 YBP in what is now Egypt.
E) 35,000 YBP in what is now Siberia.
13. Which of the following
best describes “pipelining” according to the assigned reading in the text
A) The old-fashion way of sending data on paper enclosed
in a canister and dropped in an air-tube that whisks the data canister
to another part of a building.
B) The process by which a CPU can begin executing a second
instruction before the first instruction is finished.
C) The way data are coded into different color light beams
and sent over a fiber optic cable, thereby increasing the amount of data
that can be sent at one time.
D) Verbally talking to another person over long metal pipes
that connect two parts of a building or ship.
E) Organizing many different kinds of network cables
inside a polyvinylchloride (PVC) pipe.
14. Which of the letters on the
picture refers to the CPU?
B) B C) C D) D
15. Which of the letters on the picture refers to the Expansion slot
B) B C) C D) D
16. Which of the letters on the picture refers to the place where SIMMs
B) B C) C D) D
17. Which of the letters
on the picture refers to the parallel port?
B) B C) C D) D
18. According to the video in class, which of following best explains
how Microsoft made so much money in the 1980s?
A) Microsoft’s Operating system DOS was sold with every
IBM PC and Microsoft got $50 per PC Royalties from every IBM PC sold.
B) Microsoft made its money from selling DOS to clone makers
like Compaq, Dell, and Amstrad.
C) Microsoft made the microprocessors for all IBM and clone
D) Microsoft controlled most of the public stock in IBM
in the 1980s. As IBM stock went up, so did the net worth of Microsoft.
E) Microsoft had the copyright to the ROM-BIOS chip
used in all IBM PCs
19. According to the reading and the video, Scott McNealy is the CEO
of a major company that makes workstations. The motto of the company
is “the network is
the computer”. Which of the following is the company?
A) Sun Microsystems
B) Silicon Graphics
D) Digital Equipment Corportation (DEC)
20. Imagine you move to a
new address, and you want to change your signature file on zoo. Which
of the following methods will most likely work to change your signature
file for e-mail sent with pine on zoo?
A) Log into zoo, and then from the zoo prompt use pico to edit
your .signature file. Make the change, Ctrl-X to exit.
B) Log into zoo, and then get into pine and compose a message.
When the signature file shows up in the Message Text section, make the
changes and Ctrl-S to
C) Use a text editor like notepad. Create a new signature
file called signature.txt and save it in the C:\mail folder.
D) Use a text editor like notepad. Create a new signature
file called signature.txt and upload it with FTP to your /Mail folder on
E) Ask one of the councilors or lab assistants in the public
computer labs to change your signature file for you.
14-17 Refer to motherboard diagram in textbook