1. The CPU is sometimes called the "brain" of a computer. What does CPU stand for?
2. The image below shows an Intel CPU. Read the paragraph below and fill in the blanks.
3. Fill in the blanks below.
4. Who is the image below and the paragraph describing?
5. The Neumann architecture design consists of a Control Unit, Arithmetic and Logic Unit (ALU), Memory Unit, Registers and Inputs/Outputs. One of the main purposes of the CPU is to ...
6. The speed that a CPU works at is measured in _____, Hz. Modern processors often run so fast that gigahertz, GHz, is used instead. One gigahertz is one billion _____.
7. The CPU market for desktop (home) computers is controlled by two companies: 1. _____ and Advanced Micro Devices (usually shortened to 2. ______).
8. Many CPUs today can do more than 1 billion (1,000,000,000) instructions in a single second. In general, the more a CPU can do in a given time, the faster it is. Read the paragraph below and fill in the blanks.
9. Which of the following tasks can a CPU NOT do?
10. Types of CPUs: read the paragraph below and fill in the blanks.
11. A CPU is placed on the motherboard. The following diagram shows a labelled motherboard - where would the CPU be placed?
12. On the motherboard on your computer, the tiny little CPU is often placed underneath a fan (like shown in the image. What is this called and why is it needed?
13. A Central Processing Unit is also referred to as a microprocessor. True or false?
14. What common household devices, other than computers, contain microprocessors?
15. Read the excerpt below and decide whether the whole statement about modern CPUs is true or false.