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08 - Device Drivers

 1. Complete the blanks: a device driver ____ or ____ I/O devices attached to the computer.

  lends/borrows

  stores/uses

  imitates/contrasts

  operates/controls

 2. Hardware and software are generally produced by the same person, so you don't need to worry about communication between one and the other.

  TRUE

  FALSE

 3. Complete the blank: a device driver provides an _____ between the operating system and other programs and a device.
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  interface

  integer

  intercom

  interval

 4. Device drivers are required for external hardware only (e.g. printer) and are unnecessary for internal hardware (e.g. hard disk or sound card).

  FALSE

  TRUE

 5. In MS Windows, the device drivers will be listed in the …

  registry

  disk manager

  event log

  task bar

 6. There might be more than one device driver between the application software and the hardware. Multiple device drivers working together are called a …

  stack

  loop

  tower

  assembly

 7. An advantage of a device driver is that it will always work fine, even if the hardware or software have been updated.
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  FALSE

  TRUE

 8. Virtual device drivers are used to _______ devices.

  emulate

  imitate

  reprogram

  copy

 9. Virtual device drivers can be used to make a guest operating system think it is accessing real hardware.

  FALSE

  TRUE

 10. Virtual device drivers are also essential for virtual private networks.

  TRUE

  FALSE