Computer Memory
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  • Question 1
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    Q. RAM & ROM are known as what kind of memory?
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    Secondary storage
    Main memory
    Flash memory
  • Question 2
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    Q. What does the acronym RAM stand for?
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    Random Alignment Memory
    Read Access Memory
    Random Access Memory
    Read All Memory
  • Question 3
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    Q. What does the acronym ROM stand for?
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    Read Only Memory
    Random Option Memory
    Read Once Memory
    Random Operating Memory
  • Question 4
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    Q. Where is ROM usually found inside a computer?
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    Inside the CPU
    As part of the hard drive
    On the motherboard
    With the CD drive
  • Question 5
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    Q. In terms of computer memory, what is meant by the term 'volatile'?
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    It retains its content when power is cut
    It loses its contents when power is cut
    It is not stable and should not be used
    Memory chips can overheat
  • Question 6
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    Q. Which statement best describes RAM?
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    Fast, permanent storage
    Slow, volatile stoage
    Fast, volatile storage
    Slow, permanent storage
  • Question 7
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    Q. Which statement best describes ROM?
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    A flash memory chip that contains a small amount of non-volatile memory
    A memory store containing a large amount of volatile memory
    A register within the CPU responsible for storing memory addresses
    A memory store containing a small amount of volatile memory
  • Question 8
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    Q. What is usually held in the contents of RAM?
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    BIOS and Boot sequence needed to start the computer
    Operating System and currently running programs
    Software programs stored within the computer
    Recently executed instructions in case they are needed again
  • Question 9
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    Q. What is stored in Read Only Memory (ROM)?
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    Recently opened programs
    Operating system and currently running programs
    BIOS and boot sequence (the computer's initial start-up process)
    The CPU's registers
  • Question 10
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    Q. True or False? The closer a memory type is to the CPU, the slower it takes for the CPU to access the instructions and execute them. However, the closer it is to the CPU the larger and cheaper the memory is.
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  • Question 11
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    Q. Found in the computer's BIOS, what actually is the 'bootstrap'?
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    The program which takes the computer through steps that lead up to the loading of the operating system (OS)
    The program responsible for loading the drives for peripheral devices like the keyboard and mouse
    The computer's initial start-up process
    The device used to attach the ROM to the computer's motherboard
  • Question 12
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    Q. What is the average size of RAM in a PC or laptop computer?
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    512 MB
    1 - 2 GB
    8 - 16 GB
    32 - 64 GB
  • Question 13
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    Q. What is Virtual Memory?
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    An additional memory slot located in one of the RAM ports
    A section of volatile memory created temporarily on the storage drive
    Memory stored in the 'cloud'
    Memory that doesn't exist inside the computer but on an external device such as a USB pen drive
  • Question 14
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    Q. Why is Virtual Memory needed or used by a computer?
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    When RAM becomes full because of too many programs running at once
    When ROM is too small and struggles to store the Operating System
    When users wish to store data on an external server such as 'the cloud'
    When chosen by the user or computer administrator
  • Question 15
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    Q. What is the term commonly used to describe the constant swapping in-and-out of programs between the RAM and Virtual Memory?
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    Disk thrashing
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