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Chapter Review Questions

The following questions test your recall of the concepts described in this chapter. The answers are listed at the end of the questions in the Answers and Explanations section.

  1. Which of the following can be used with the SCSI-based technology? (Choose two.)

    1. High-performance and high-capacity hard drives
    2. Image scanners
    3. Hubs
    4. Switches
  2. What are two ways that USB version 2.0 ports can be added to a computer? (Choose two.)

    1. Implement a USB hub
    2. Add a USB 1.1 expansion card
    3. Add a USB 2.0 expansion card
    4. Use an Ethernet hub
  3. A serial port can hook up devices such as external modems and label printers. What is this port usually called?

    1. SCSI port
    2. COM port
    3. PS/2 ports
    4. Parallel port
  4. Which of the following devices can be used for a printer port, scanner, or removable media?

    1. PS/2 port
    2. Parallel port
    3. NIC card
    4. I/O port
  5. Which device is known as IEEE 1394?

    1. USB
    2. Parallel port
    3. FireWire
    4. PS/2
  6. Some desktop systems and many of the older laptop and portable systems include a port to connect a mouse or keyboard. What is this port called?

    1. USB
    2. FireWire
    3. BIOS
    4. PS/2
  7. What is the standard size of the audio mini-jack used by sound cards?

    1. 1 1/2 inch
    2. 1/8 inch
    3. 2 1/2 inch
    4. 1 inch
  8. There are currently three standards for USB ports. What are they? (Choose three.)

    1. USB 1.1
    2. USB 3.0
    3. USB 1.0
    4. USB 2.0
  9. If you run out of USB ports and need more, which of the following devices are available? (Choose all that apply.)

    1. Motherboard connectors
    2. USB hubs
    3. Add-on cards
    4. Extra PCI slots
  10. Which device still remains the primary method used to enter data and send commands to the computer?

    1. Mouse
    2. Gamepad
    3. Stylus
    4. Keyboard
  11. Which of the following is used to transfer data into a computer by pressing on screen icons?

    1. Touch screen monitors
    2. CRT monitors
    3. LCD monitors
    4. Serial ports
  12. Which of the following are considered multimedia devices? (Choose all that apply.)

    1. Webcam
    2. Sound card
    3. Microphone
    4. All of these options are correct.
  13. You are in the process of installing a new keyboard to a new PC. Which of the following is the most common type of connector to use?

    1. Serial connector
    2. PS/2 connector
    3. USB connector
    4. IEEE1394 connector
  14. What is the major difference between a laser printer and an LED printer? (Choose all that apply.)

    1. LED printers use an LED array to perform the transfer of images.
    2. LED printers use an LED drum.
    3. Laser printers are of better print quality.
    4. Laser printers use a laser to transfer the image to the drum.
  15. Most inkjet, laser, and thermal printers use this interface to connect a printer to a computer. (Choose two.)

    1. RJ-45
    2. USB
    3. Parallel
    4. LED
  16. What are three major types of display devices that are in use in today's industry? (Choose all that apply.)

    1. CRT monitors
    2. LCD monitors
    3. Data projectors
    4. USB monitors
  17. Identify three types of video connectors.

    1. VGA type
    2. DMI type
    3. HDMI type
    4. USB type

Case Study 1

  1. As discussed in this chapter, today's typical PC can have many different input and output devices. From keyboards, mice, writing tablets, and game pads, to monitors, printers, and speakers, the computer would be unusable without these I/O devices.

    Examine your home (or lab) computer, and identify the different input and output devices. List each one, and identify the type of device and its characteristics.

    For example, your PC will most likely have a monitor. List the manufacturer name, model, size, maximum resolution, and so forth. Create a detailed list of the input/output devices that you possess.

Case Study 2

  1. Today's PCs have many different connections. In order to input information and have corresponding information outputted by the computer, all of the devices need to be connected to the correct ports.

    Examine your home (or lab) computer and identify the various ports associated with it. Make a quick sketch of the back of the computer. Document each port, what they look like, their orientation, and any identifiable characteristics.

    For example, a standard serial port is often blue or black with nine pins (one row of five and a row below with four). That particular port is known as a DB-9 port (or DE-9) port and transmits at five volts.

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