Processes 1
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Processes 1

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A 'process' is where Input is transformed into Output. In computing, a process is an instance of a computer program that is being executed. It contains the program code and its current activity.

Try our first quiz on the subject of Processes.

1.
Computer systems process Input changing it into .......
garbage
outgoings
outpourings
output
2.
Processing takes place in a computer's .......
central processing unit
feedback loop
hard drive
output device
3.
The term CPU stands for .......
Central Processing Unit
Central Programming Unit
Computer Processing Unit
Core Presentation Unit
4.
....... is another name for computer programs.
Hardware
Headwear
Homewear
Software
5.
Computer programs are .......
courses teaching you about computers
instructions telling the computer user what to do
instructions telling the computer what to do
programmes on TV about computers
6.
Applications software performs jobs .......
in the operating system
which control the hardware
which control the users
which help a user
Examples: office, graphics and accountancy software
7.
Computer programs are usually made of .......
procedures
processes
processors
procurers
Large programs may contain thousands of procedures
8.
Procedures are building blocks for programs which .......
can be written at different times
can be written by different people at the same time
must all be written at the same time
must all be written by the same person
9.
Procedures are building blocks for programs which .......
should be tested separately
have to be tested all together
are really basic so do not need testing
None of the above
Test separately, in groups and then in the final program
10.
After a period of time a program may need .......
re-evaluating
refuelling
regurgitating
relining
Does it still meet its objectives?
Author:  Duncan Daish

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