FINAL EXAMINATION FALL 1995

PART I: Multiple Choice.

Enter your answers on the mark sense form provided. Each question is worth 2 points.

  1. Which of the following is not a member of American values?
    1. Fairness
    2. Right to Work
    3. Compassion for the Underdog
    4. Education
    5. Sex as an act of love
    6. Honesty
    7. Winning
    8. Individual and personal responsibility
    9. Family
    10. Patriotism

  2. What kind of virus is triggered by the appearance or disappearance of specific data?
    1. trojan horse
    2. time bomb
    3. logic bomb
    4. software worm

  3. According to Bacard (PGP book) the art and science of figuring out what an encrypted message says, especially if nobody wants you to, is:
    1. Cryptography
    2. Cryptanalysis
    3. Descrambling
    4. Breaking the Code.

  4. IBM originated from the following company:

    1. Tabulating Machine Co.
    2. Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co.
    3. Sperry Corporation

  5. John Atanasoff was visited by the following scientist to view his computer:
    1. Alan Turing
    2. John Mauchly
    3. Clifford Berry

  6. Shoulder surfing is a simple technique used to determine:
    1. passwords that are in encrypted form in a file
    2. a user's password from reading keystrokes
    3. the activities that a user engages in during a session

  7. The first use of punched cards in directing the actions of machines dates back to:
    1. Herman Hollerith
    2. b. John Napier
    3. c. Charles Babbage
    4. d. Joseph Jacquard

  8. . John Napier invented the logarithm, the promptuary, and the chessboard calculator
    1. True
    2. False

  9. The following are basic copyright rules:
    1. protects original works of authorship against unauthorized copying and potential loss of sales
    2. is applicable to literary and dramatic works, as well as computer programs and databases
    3. is owned by the individual who originates the work
    4. includes the rule of fair use
    5. 1 and 1
    6. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  10. The ACM's Code of Professional Conduct is much more than merely a description of obligations of computer professionals. Members of the ACM are legally bound the by the canons.
    1. True
    2. False

  11. When considering the potential impact of the application of a computer to an existing activity, one should consider:
    1. Whether automation will merely perform the same task.
    2. Whether automation will perform the task more efficiently.
    3. Whether automation will allow new additional tasks to be completed.
    4. Whether automation will replace people.
    5. Whether automation will be cost effective.
    6. 1, 2, and 3
    7. 1, 3, and 5
    8. 2, 4, and 6
    9. All of the above

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