wpe41.gif (23084 bytes)CIS3355: Business Data Structures
Fall, 2008

Bits and Bytes Quiz 1

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Question 1:    Which of the Following IS a binary situation?


Question 2:   If I had 7 different light switches, how many different combinations of on/off switches would I have?


Question 3:    The formula used to determine how many digits we need for a given number of messages is:

 n = I^B
                          n = B^I
                          n = I log(B)
                          n = log(B)/log(I)
                          n = log(I)/log(B)

Question 4:    Which of the following about parity is FALSE?

 May be even
                          May be odd
                          May be false
                          May not be used in transmissions today
                          Trick Question: ALL are TRUE

Question 5:    ASCII stands for:

 American Standard Code for Information Interchange
                          American Systematic Coding of Indexed Information
                          American Symbolic Coding for Information Interchange
                          American Standard Codes of Indexed Information
                          American Symbolic Catalog of Indexed Interchange

Question 6:    The standard ASCII Character set consists of how many symbols?"


Question 7:    An ASCII File is:

 A text file
                          A binary file
                          Either a Text file or a binary file
                          A file that reads 16-bits at a time
                          None of the above

Question 8:    EBCDIC is different that ASCII in that:

 It has some different symbols
                          It was originally an 8-bit coding scheme
                          The bit-sequences used are different
                          All of the above.
                          None of the above.

Question 9:    Why was the Unicode Project created?

 To improve ASCII
                          To replace ASCII
                          To provide a uniformed, flexible and efficient encoding system
                          To Improve computer functioning
                          To make money

Question 10 By using 2-bytes, instead of 1, to represent characters, how many characters can we represent?



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