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INTEXT QUESTIONS : BASIC CONCEPTS OF COMPUTER

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1. Identify the characteristics of a computer that have contributed towards making it such a popular device.

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2. How many types of printers are commonly used?

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3. State TRUE or FALSE

(a) All code or data is stored and processed in computers using two symbols; 0 and 1.

(b) Machine code is also known as source code.

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WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNT

In this lesson, you have learnt about computer organization, its characteristics (speed, accuracy, diligence, versatility, and storage capacity) that have contributed towards making it such a popular device. The differences between concepts like hardware/software, system/application software, ROM/RAM was also explained. Various types of input, output and secondary storage devices along with their usages, were also studied.

TERMINAL QUESTIONS

1. What are the basic units of a computer system?

2. What is application software? Explain with the help of examples.

3. Write short notes on

a. Operating systems

b. Compiler

c. Assembly language

d. Control unit

ANSWER TO INTEXT QUESTIONS

Intext Question 1.1

1. Computer characteristics :

• Speed

• Accuracy

• Diligence

• Versatility

• Storage capacity

2. Two types or Impact & Non Impact Printer

3. (a) true (b) false


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