CGS Ch.7

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Which of the following is a touch-sensitive display device that users interact with by touching the screen with a finger or a stylus?

touch screen

Over time, which of the following is true of thermal printers?

They are inexpensive, but the print quality is low and the images tend to fade.

Which of the following reads the magnetic stripe on the back of credit cards, entertainment cards, bank cards, and other similar cards?

magstripe reader

Which of the following is a technology, as shown in the accompanying figure, that uses radio signals to communicate with a tag placed in or attached to an object, an animal, or a person?


What term refers to the process of entering input by speaking into a microphone?

voice input

What is pixel pitch sometimes called?

dot pitch

Using ink-jet printer technology, but on a much larger scale, which of the following creates photo-realistic-quality color prints?

large-format printer

Which of the following is a device that uses a light source to read characters, marks, and codes and then converts them into digital data that a computer can process?

optical reader

Which of the following is used almost exclusively by the banking industry for check processing?


Which of the following kinds of printers offers an alternative for blind users?


What is the definition of software?

a series of related instructions that tells a computer or mobile device the tasks to perform and how to perform them

Which of the following are NOT commonly used nonimpact printers?

Line printers and dot-matrix printers

What kind of mouse, like the ones shown in the accompanying figure, uses devices that emit and sense light to detect movement?


Which kind of software allows users to record, compose, mix, and edit music and sounds?

Music production

Which of the following is a type of DV camera that enables a home or small business user to capture video and still images, send email messages with video attachments, add live images to instant messages, broadcast live images over the Internet, and make video calls?


Retail and grocery stores use which kind of bar code?

UPC (Universal Product Code)

Which of the following printer is a color printer that produces photo-lab-quality pictures?


An important measure of LCD monitors is the time in milliseconds (ms) that it takes to turn a pixel on or off. What is this called?

response time

Which of the following is data that has been processed into a useful form?


Which of the following is an identification code that consists of a set of vertical lines and spaces of different widths?

Bar code

Which of the following is the most advanced form of digital television?


Which of the following is a disadvantage of an all-in-one printer?

If the device breaks down, users lose all four functions

Which of the following use a row of charged wires to draw an electrostatic pattern on specially coated paper and then fuse toner to the pattern?


Which of the following is a pressure-sensitive input device that allows a user to control a pointer on the screen?

Pointing stick

Which of the following kinds of scanners works in a manner similar to a copy machine except it creates a file of the document in memory instead of a paper copy?


Which of the following is a small, flat, rectangular pointing device that is sensitive to pressure and motion?


Which of the following requires any company with 15 or more employees to make reasonable attempts to accommodate the needs of physically challenged workers?


The kind of mouse on the right in the accompanying figure is motion-sensing. What kind of mouse is this?


What kind of mouse is a battery-powered mouse that sometimes uses Bluetooth technology to pair with the device?


Which kind of printer forms characters and graphics on a piece of paper without actually striking the paper?


Which of the following kinds of printer is a small printer that prints on an adhesive-type material that can be placed on a variety of items such as envelopes, packages, optical discs, photos, and file folders?


Which of the following are audio output devices that cover or are placed outside the ear?


In a graphical user interface, which of the following is a small symbol on the screen whose location and shape changes as a user moves a pointing device?


Some input devices include a kind of output that provides the user with a physical response from the device. What kind of output is this?


Which kind of monitor sandwiches a layer of gas between two glass plates?


Most of these types of device include a small optical scanner for reading characters and sophisticated software to analyze what is read. What kind of device is this?


Which of the following is a touch-sensitive device, resembling a dry-erase board, that displays the image on a connected computer screen?

interactive whiteboard

A printer, such as that shown in the accompanying figure, creates images using a laser beam and powdered ink. What is this ink called?


Which of the following is a technology that reads hand-drawn marks such as small circles or rectangles?


Which of the following describes the difference in light intensity between the brightest white and the darkest black that can be displayed on an LCD monitor?

contrast ratio

What is the definition of a command?

an instruction that causes a program or app to perform a specific action

Which of the following are audio output devices that rest inside the ear canal?


Many scanners include a certain kind of software, which can read and convert text documents into electronic files. What is that kind of software?


Which of the following kinds of keyboard has a design that reduces the chance of wrist and hand injuries?


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