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Question 1: Each circuit represents a ________ (binary digit) of information so that when the circuit is on it represents a "1", and when off it represents a "0" (in positive logic representation).
BitCharacter (computing)Record (computer science)Byte

Question 2: The ________ saw a re-invigoration of European mathematics and engineering.
Italian RenaissanceWestern art historyRenaissanceBaroque

Question 3: Modern von Neumann computers display some traits of the Harvard architecture in their designs, such as in ________.
CPU cacheCentral processing unitMultithreading64-bit

Question 4: The set of arithmetic operations that a particular ALU supports may be limited to adding and subtracting or might include multiplying or dividing, trigonometry functions (sine, cosine, etc) and ________.
Real numberIrrational numberSquare rootExponentiation

Question 5: ________ is another form of I/O.
TelecommunicationInternetComputer networkingVirtual private network

Question 6: In practical terms, a ________ may run from just a few instructions to many millions of instructions, as in a program for a word processor or a web browser.
Programming paradigmComputer softwareComputer programProgramming language

Question 7: Large computer programs consisting of several million instructions may take teams of ________ years to write, and due to the complexity of the task almost certainly contain errors.
Software engineeringComputer programmingProgrammerProgramming language

Question 8: A general purpose computer has four main components: the ________ (ALU), the control unit, the memory, and the input and output devices (collectively termed I/O).
Division by zeroArithmetic logic unitFloating-point unitAddition

Question 9: This design was first formally described by ________ in the paper First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC, distributed in 1945.
Paul DiracQuantum mechanicsBra-ket notationJohn von Neumann

Question 10: The control unit, ALU, registers, and basic I/O (and often other hardware closely linked with these) are collectively known as a ________ (CPU).
64-bitReduced instruction set computerMicroprocessorCentral processing unit

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