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MOD 1.

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QUESTIONS

Extended hardware concepts: Module 1.7


A type of device that moves a pointer or cursor on the screen, enabling you
to see what you are pointing at, is called a _____________.
Name six pointing devices:

The ____________ is the most commonly used pointing device.


A pressure-sensitive surface that follows the movement of your finger on this
surface, is called a ______________.

5.

A device with a large ball on it, that moves the pointer when the ball is rotated, is known as a
_______________.

6.

A pressure-sensitive input device, used together with a digitising tablet, is called a __________.

7.

An input/output device that reacts interactively when gestures are used to give instructions to a
computer, is called a ______________

8.

A small button between the keys of the keyboard, that can be used as an alternative to a mouse, is
called a _________________.

9.

Name five gestures that can be used to give instructions to a computer by using a touch screen:

10.

An input device that looks like a lever mounted on a base, is called a ___________.

11.

Devices that can capture data directly from source documents, are called __________ and
_______________.

12.

The type of input that reads magnetic strips on cards, is called _____________.

13.

An input device that reads images or text into a computer, is called a ___________.

14.

A type of input that uses small radio devices to store and transmit data, is called
_____________.

15.

An input device that reads something biologically unique to you, such as your fingerprint
or the pattern of the iris of your eye is called a ______________.

16.

An input device that shines a laser light onto a pattern of black lines and recognises a
numerical code that is associated with that item, is called a _______________.

17. A type of input that have been developed to recognise specific


marks and characters are called ____________________.
18. Software that allows the editing of text that has been scanned
in, is called ______________________.
19. OMR stands for ____________________.
20. MICR stands for _______________________.
21. Devices that can record video and transfer it to a computer are
_________ and ______________.
22. A device that can read a cameras memory card and transfer
the image to a computer, is called a _____________.

23. OCR stands for ________________________.

24. A device used to transfer live sound to a computer, is called a


______________.
25. Software needed to input sound as text into a computer, is called
___________________.
26. A device that can produce sound as output, is called a ___________.
27.
An output device that projects the image of a computer screen onto a
screen or a wall, is called a __________________.

28.
Devices that provide a number of functions rolled into one, are called
___________________.

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31.

A stand-alone device that scans a document and transmits the image via a telephone
line to another similar device, is called a ______________.
A storage medium, used in cameras and other portable devices, like laptops, is called a
______________.
Name three types of optical disks:

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The part of the computer that processes all data and executes instructions, is the CPU.
The component of a computer that contains circuitry with slots, connectors and other
components and allows all the parts of a computer to communicate with each other, is
the ___________.
CPU stands for _________________
The memory where all data and instructions that the computer is currently working on, is
kept, is called _____.
The memory that holds the instructions needed to start the computer when you switch it
on, is called _____.

37.
The memory that loses its contents when it has no power, is called _______.
38.

RAM stands for ______________________.


39.

Before data is processed, it needs to be loaded into this memory: _____.


40.

ROM stands for _____________


41.
The type of storage medium that uses a laser light to read from, or write to,
is called __________