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Class 9 - FIT - Chapter 02 - Computer System Organisation - Very Short Answer Type Questions (#cbsenotes)(#eduvictors)

Computer System Organisation

Class 9 - FIT - Chapter 02 - Computer System Organisation - Very Short Answer Type Questions (#cbsenotes)(#eduvictors)

Very Short Answer Type Questions

Q1: Name the most commonly used input device.

Answer: Keyboard is the most commonly used input device, which can also be used to type commands directing the computer to perform certain actions.

Q2: Explain the main advantage and disadvantage of an OCR?

Answer: The main advantage of an OCR is the ability to scan the characters accurately. The disadvantage of an OCR is the limited number of characters offered by it.

Q3: Why do we use a webcam?

Answer: A webcam is basically used for capturing a series of digital images that are transferred by the computer to a server and then displayed to the hosting page.

Q4: Name the memory (Primary/Secondary)with the following features:

  • If the current is interrupted, data is lost.
  • Before a program is ready to run, the program is loaded into this memory, which allows the CPU to directly access the program.

Answer: RAM because it has above-given features.

Q5: Write any one advantage of cache memory.

Answer: The main advantage of cache memory is that if needed data is found in a cache, the CPU does not have to use mother¬board’s system bus for data transfer and processing gets fast.

Q6: Which disc is created using a laser beam?

Answer: CD-ROM disc is created using a laser beam.

Q7: Give one difference between primary and secondary memory.

Answer:  The primary memory is volatile and has limited storage capacity, whereas secondary memory is non-volatile and can store huge amount of data.

Q8: Arrange the following memory units in ascending order of their storage capacities: Kilobyte, Byte, Terabyte, Megabyte, Gigabyte, Geopbyte

Answer: The ascending order of memory units is Byte, Kilobyte, Megabyte, Gigabyte, Terabyte, Geopbyte.

Q9: Where can a memory card be used?

Answer: Memory card can be used in digital camera, cell phones, camcorders, portable audio players, video players, PDAs, gaming consoles, laptops, printers etc.

Q10: Define the term byte. Differentiate between a bit and a byte.

Answer: A Byte is a unit of measuring computer storage. The binary digit is called bit in short. There are only two binary digits 0 and 1, whereas a combination of 8 bits is called a byte.

Q11: Name the theoretical model architecture on which almost all modern computer systems are based? Name the four subsystems of a computer based on this model?

Answer: Von Neumann Architecture (1946)
Four subsystems are: Memory, Input-output System, Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU) and Control Unit (CU)

Q12: Give two examples of Direct Access Storage Devices (DASD).

Answer: DVD, Hard Disk.

Q13: Give an example of Sequential Access Storage Device (SASD).

Answer: Tape Drive.

Q14: Write the full form of the following abbreviated terms:

(a) OMR
(b) OCR
(c) RAM
(d) ROM

(a) OMR - Optical Mark Recognition
(b) OCR - Optical Character Recognition
(c) RAM - Random Access Memory
(d) ROM - Read Only Memory

Q15: Define CPU

Answer: CPU stands for Central Processing Unit, which is a digital device that can perform a computation involving multiple steps.

☛See also:

FIT Sample Question Paper (2011-12)

FIT Sample Question Paper (2010-11)
FIT - Basics Of Computer Systems (MCQs)
FIT - Internet Basics (Very Short Q & A)
Ch1 - Convergence Of Technologies (Very Short Q & A)
Ch2 - Computer System Organisation (Worksheet)