MMEDIA 1A03, Homework 4-5

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  1. The late 1960s and early 1970s are important for what?

    The development of early computers.
    The development of personal computers.
    The development of the ARPANET.
    The development of the graphical user interface and desktop publishing.

  2. 1975 is important to the history of computers for what event?

    The development of the Internet.
    The development of the first networked computer.
    The release of the first Apple Macintosh.
    The release of the Altair, one of the first personal computers.

  3. 1986 is important for what convergence of technologies?

    The convergence of Internet and information browsing technologies.
    The convergence of word-processing and outlining technologies.
    The convergence of desktop publishing technologies like HTML and HTTP.
    The convergence of desktop publishing technologies like PostScript, PageMaker and Laserwriters.

  4. HyperCard is important to the history of hypertext for what?

    It was the first widely available and free hypertext system.
    It was the first hypertext system that worked on the Apple Macintosh.
    It was the first Internet-based hypertext system.
    It was the first system that could handle multiple media.

  5. What is the common word used for a picture element (a point in a bitmap)?

    Voxel
    Pixel
    Pict
    Gif

  6. Which of these is a graphics format for bitmapped images?

    WAV
    MOV
    GIF
    PICT

  7. Which of these is not a digital audio format?

    MIDI
    GIF
    WAV
    MP3

  8. Which of these is not a typical use of computers in education?

    Interactive Tutorials
    Interactive Drills
    Simulations
    Supercomputing

  9. A virtual class typically takes place where?

    Online in MUDs or through WWW sites.
    On a CD-ROM.
    In a classroom.
    In the library.

  10. Which of these is a typical use of computers for education?

    To monitor student blood pressure.
    To test students for job applications.
    To simulate situations students are learning about.
    To provide access to remote file servers.

  11. Humanities computing can be described as evolving out of what?

    Early electronic text projects.
    Early attempts at computer based testing.
    Early experiments in human computer interface design.
    Multimedia programs.

  12. Which of these is not done in humanities computing?

    The application of computing techniques to humanities research.
    The study of computing from a humanities perspective.
    The study of computer science as a discipline of mathematics.
    The development of computer based learning materials for language study.

  13. Which of these statements best describes the purpose of input devices?

    Input devices are used to get information into the computer.
    Input devices are for typing words.
    Input devices are how computers pass information to each other.
    Input devices are used by computer to move information from one storage device to another.

  14. Which of these statements best describes the purpose of output devices?

    Output devices print output sheets for the user.
    Output devices present information in a fashion that users or other computers can use.
    Output devices are analogue devices for sensing the output of measuring devices.
    Output devices put information out from the processor for the hard drive.

  15. Which of these best describes what the microprocessor does?

    The microprocessor processes the input from the keyboard.
    The microprocessor manages the storage devices.
    The microprocessor handles complex mathematical problems.
    The microprocessor interprets and executes instructions thereby processing information.

  16. Which of these is one of the four major components of a computer in the Input/Output model of a computer?

    Keyboard
    Ports
    Storage Device
    Display Device

  17. How does a computer present information to the user?

    Through Output Devices
    Through the Keyboard
    As Binary Digits
    As ASCII Text

  18. Which of these is not true about a computer?

    A computer can load and store programs.
    A computer is an electronic device.
    A computer is a specialized device that can run only one program.
    A computer can manipulate information.

  19. Which of these is the type of computer you are likely to use for word processing?

    Microcomputer
    Personal Digital Assistant
    Mainframe
    Terminal

  20. What is a "palmtop"?

    A computer for reading palms?
    A device for measuring your strengh.
    A small mouse that fits in your palm.
    A small computer that can be held in one hand.

  21. Which of these acronyms has to do with the appearance of a word processing document on the screen?

    HTTP
    WWW
    RAM
    WYSIWYG

  22. Which of these is the best definition for an internet?

    An internet is a network that joins other networks.
    An internet is the collection of local area networks at a university.
    An internet is the sum total of all the computer networks in the world.
    An internet is a portion of a network which is on a single floor of a building.

  23. Steve Jobs was the cofounder of which company?

    Compaq
    Apple
    Microsoft
    Aldus

  24. Who designed the Difference Engine?

    Bill Gates
    Douglas Englebart
    Charles Babbage
    Monty Python

  25. What does LAN stand for?

    Lexical Analysis Network
    Local Area Network
    Local Arena Networking
    Lexical Arena Networking

  26. What does "http" stand for?

    Hytime Text Transfer Protocol
    Hypertext Text Transit Protocol
    Harvest Text Transit Protocol
    Hypertext Transfer Protocol

  27. A "byte" is how many bits?

    2 bits
    8 bits
    16 bits
    24 bits

  28. A bit can have how many possible settings?

    2
    8
    16
    24

  29. Multimedia works now typically come on which type of storage?

    RAM
    CD-ROM Disk
    Hard Drive
    Floppy Disk

  30. How many Megabytes are there in 16,777,216 bits?

    16 Megabytes
    2 Megabytes
    1 Megabyte
    16 Megabits

  31. Which of these people was a cofounder of Microsoft?

    Bill Gates
    Steve Jobs
    Charles Babbage
    Henry Ford

  32. In which year was the transistor invented?

    1940
    1947
    1959
    1972

  33. The Advanced Research Project Agency was formed in which year?

    1948
    1958
    1968
    1978

  34. 1969 was important for the history of the Internet for what event?

    The connection of the first two nodes of the ARPANET.
    The invention of the basic network protocols.
    The development of robust e-mail.
    The first wireless network.

  35. Network e-mail between different machines on the ARPANET was introduced in which year?

    1964
    1969
    1971
    1972

  36. What was the significance of the ENIAC?

    It was one of the first general-purpose electronic computers.
    It was the first stored-program computer.
    It was used to decifer German codes in WWII.
    It was used to design nuclear weapons.

  37. What was the significance of the Apple Macintosh?

    It was the first successful Apple computer.
    It was the first commercially successful computer with a Graphical User Interface.
    It was the first home computer.
    It was the first serious competition for the IBM PC.

  38. The Altair was the cover story of Popular Electronics in which year?

    1946
    1972
    1975
    1984

  39. The graphical user interface was first developed at which research institute?

    Apple Research Centre
    Xerox Palo Alto Research Centre (PARC)
    Microsoft Windows Development Centre
    Bell Labs

  40. What was the name of the protohypertext device in "As We May Think"?

    WWW
    Memex
    Vocoder
    HTTP

  41. Who was responsible for designing the World Wide Web?

    Tim Berners-Lee
    Vannevar Bush
    Theodore Nelson
    Netscape

  42. Which of these is a good definition of a hypertext?

    A web of nodes of information connected by links that is accessed on a computer.
    The World Wide Web.
    A system for tracking information over the Internet.
    An idea developed by Tim Berners-Lee for electronic documentation.

  43. Which of these is the important characteristic of a multimedia work?

    That it is delivered on a CD-ROM.
    That it is created with HTML.
    That it includes computer animation.
    That it is designed to communicate or entertain.

  44. Which of these is true of digital media, but not true of analogue media?

    Digital media can be duplicated without loss of information.
    Digital media can be viewed in museums and in the home.
    Digital media are covered by copyright law.
    Digital media combine different traditional media.

  45. Which of these distinguishes a hypertext work from most print works?

    It is non-sequential.
    It is meant to be read.
    It can contain graphics.
    It has questions and answers.

  46. Which of these media cannot be easily incorporated into print works?

    Text
    Graphs
    Video
    Questions

  47. Which of these might be considered a proto-hypertext?

    Pamphlets
    Plays
    Novels
    Choose-your-own-ending adventure stories

  48. What is an anchor in a hypertext?

    It is the entry point of the hypertext.
    It is the hot text or area which when clicked on links you to a destination.
    It is the central node of information which you return to.
    It is the map that shows you the scope of the hypertext.

  49. What are the building blocks of hypertexts?

    Words
    Anchors
    Nodes
    Entry points

  50. Which of these best describes the global availability of Internet access?

    North America has excellent access while the rest of the world does not.
    Finland and Sweden have the best access while Canada is way behind.
    Africa and Australia are just getting connected.
    North America and Europe have good access while Africa and parts of Asia do not.

  51. Which of these is not a network service?

    E-mail
    Postscript
    WWW
    Gopher

  52. Which of these is a service that needs a network like the Internet.

    Word-processing.
    Desktop Publishing
    E-mail
    MIDI Music

  53. Which of these can a computer not do well now?

    Provide interactive feedback to students answering multiple choice questions.
    Facilitate communication among students.
    Facilitate communication between students and faculty.
    Provide intelligent responses to complex student input (like an essay.)

  54. Which of these areas are computers not used for in education?

    Administration (managing student marks)
    Communication (helping students communicate with each other and with faculty)
    Oral Exams (helping mark oral exams)
    Testing (helping mark multiple choice tests)

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