COMPUTER STUDIES - Form 1 End of Term 1 2019 Examinations

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    1. Define a computer (2mks)
    2. Give two reason why a computer is refered to as an electronic device (2mks)
  2. Explain the following terms as used in computer science (6mks)
    1. Data
    2. Data processing
    3. Information
  3. State four different parts that make up a computer                         (2 mks)
    1. Explain the term system Unit (1mk)
    2. List four devices located under the cover of the system unit (2mks)
  5. List any four characteristics of the first generation of computers. (4mks)
  6. State four factors used to classify computers (4mks)
  7. State the differences between desktop computers and laptop computers (2mks)
    1. Give three reasons why a mobile phone is regarded to be a computer (3mks)
    2. Give four example of special – purpose computers (2mks)
    1. Define a microcomputer ( 1 mk)
    2. List three factors to be considered when purchasing a microcomputer (3 mk
  10. Identify and explain five areas where computers are used to process data(10 mks)
    1. Define the term ‘ computer laboratory’ (2 mks)
    2. Give two factors to be considered when preparing a computer laboratory(2 mks)
  12. Why must foods and beverages be kept out of the computer room? (2mks)
  1. State two methods of minimizing dust in a computer laboratory(2mks)
    1. Explain three ways that computer technology could make office more efficient       (3mks)
    2. Outline three reasons why it is important to first shut down the computer before turning it off (3mks)
    1. Briefly explain the term “computer booting”. (2mks)
    2. Give and explain two types of booting (4mks)
    1. What is a computer keyboard (2mks)
    2. List four types of keys found on a computer keyboard, giving an example of each ( 4 mks)


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