1. Which of the following letter pairs represents FROM where and TO
where file is going?
A) A to B
B) A to C
C) B to D
D) C to B
E) D to A
2. According to the “Riding the Bear” video we have been watching in lecture,
which of the following best explains how Microsoft made so much money in
A) Microsoft sold MS-DOS software to clone makers for
about $50 per PC sold.
B) IBM used MS-DOS as the operating system in the
IBM PC. For every IBM PC sold, Microsoft received
C) Microsoft sold the processors that went into making
the IBM PC. For every PC manufactured, Microsoft
D) Microsoft owned the rights to CP/M, the dominant PC
operating system in 1980. Microsoft re-wrote the
code for CP/M and sold it outright to IBM for millions
E) Microsoft reverse-engineered the ROM-BIOS chip and
was able to design it’s own PC and sold them for
billions of dollars throughout the 1980s.
3. Imagine you were collecting data for the Vermont Fish
& Wildlife Department over the summer. You are recording
the number of peregrine falcon chicks that hatch in the few
peregrine falcon nests in Vermont. Which of the following
data type would best describe your data?
A) Discrete quantitative data
B) Ordinal data
C) Attribute qualitative data
D) Continuous measurement interval data
E) Nominal data
4. According to the Units of Memory and Storage page, which of
the following refers to “Exa” (as in ExaBits)?
A) 1,000,000,000 (Billion)
B) 1,000,000,000,000 (Trillion)
C) 1,000,000,000,000,000 (Quadrillion)
D) 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 (Quintillion)
E) 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (Sextillion)
5. Which of the following best explains the biggest problem
with the graph above?
A) The legend is missing
B) The method of escape should be arranged in
alphabetical order on the X- axis
C) The lines connecting the dots should be removed
D) The graph should be a bar graph
E) The graph should be an X-Y scatter plot
6. Which of the following lists of types of computers is arranged
in the correct order from least to most powerful?
A) Mini-computer, Super computer, PDA, Terminal, Network computer
B) Super computer, Mini-computer, Network computer, PDA, Terminal
C) PDA, Network computer, Mini-computer, Terminal, Super computer
D) Terminal, PDA, Network computer, Mini-computer, Super computer
E) Network computer, Super computer, Terminal, Mini-computer, PDA
7. Which of the letters in the image above points to the where
memory modules would be installed?
A) A B) B C) C D) D E) E
8. Which of the letters in the image above points to the
ISA expansion slot bus?
A) A B) B C) C D) D E) E
9. Which of the following is the port I showed you in the
A) Parallel port
B) Network port
C) Serial port
D) Monitor port
E) USB port
10. According to the first time line shown in class, which
of the following is the approximate distance on the time line
that represents the length of time that personal computers have been available?
A) Ten meters
B) One meter
C) 70 centimeters
D) Three centimeters
E) Five millimeters
11. Directories are to Unix as which of the following are
to Windows or MacOS?
C) Memory Modules
12. Imagine you were interested in the relationship between
what year women won the right to vote in the countries of the
world, and women literacy rate. Your hypothesis is that on
average, countries where women won the right to vote early
(before 1930) have a higher literacy rate (today) than those
countries where women won the right to vote after 1931.
You have access to women’s literacy rate today and year
women earned the right to vote for all countries of the
world, from the Population Reference Bureau. If you were
constructing a graph, which of the following would be the
most appropriate graph type to test your hypothesis?
A) Bar chart
B) Pie graph
C) Line graph
D) X-Y scatter plot
E) Population pyramid
13. Which of the following activities will most likely
infect your PC with a computer virus?
A) Reformat an unlabeled diskette that you found
lying around the computer lab.
B) Visiting the www.uvm.edu website
C) Copying a file from the hard drive to a diskette.
D) Burning an audio CD from a friend.
E) Opening an email attachment from an unknown sender.
14. In the conceptual picture above, which of the following
is the letter that represents the place where your
.signature file is stored?
C) A or B
D) A or C
E) C or D
15. You are interested in improving your academic
performance at UVM. You wonder if you are getting
enough sleep, and how much sleep you can get away
with and still do well. This interest leads you to
investigate the relationship between academic performance
and average hours of sleep. You survey 300 anonymous
students and gather the following data:
Student number GPA Av. Hours sleep per night
1 2.56 6.5
2 2.54 7.2
3 3.25 6.0
. . .
299 3.87 8.5
300 2.06 7.9
Which of the following types of graph would show the
relationship between Grade Point Average (GPA) and
average hours of sleep?
A) Line Graph
B) X-Y Scatter Plot
C) Bar Chart
D) Pie Graph
E) Population Pyramid