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FIRST TERM EXAMINATIONS 2013
CANDIDATE
NAME
INDEX
NUMBER

CLASS

7010/22

Computer Studies
Paper 1

May 2013

Grade: 10

2 hr 30 min

Candidates answer on the question paper


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Write your Full Name, Index Number and Class on the space provided
Write in dark blue or black pen.
You may use a soft pencil for any diagrams, graphs or rough working.
Do not use staples, paper clips, highlighters, glue or correction fluid.
Answer all questions.
No marks will be awarded for using brand names of software packages or
hardware.
At the end of the examination, fasten all your work securely together.
The number of marks is given in brackets [ ] at the end of each question or
part question.

This document consists of 10 printed pages.


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1. Many people now bank through the internet rather than using banks located
in towns
a. Write one advantage to a bank that offers internet banking?
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b. Write one disadvantage to a bank that offers internet banking?
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c. Write one advantage to customers of using internet banking
.........................................................................................................[1]
d. Write two disadvantages to customers of using internet banking.
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.......................................................................................................[2]

2.

Houses for sale can be viewed using a virtual reality tour. This takes you
round the house in 3D on a computer screen as if you were inside the
house.
a. Give two advantages of virtual reality tours?

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b. What two changes in technology have allowed virtual reality tours to
become possible?
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c. Describe a typical tool on a virtual reality tour web page?
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Expert systems help in medical diagnosis.


Describe the steps taken to create and test expert systems?

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4.

A company uses CAD to help design buildings


a. Give two features of CAD which would be useful for this task?

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.......................................................................................................[2]
b. Give an example of a suitable output device used when?
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c. Give two example of an area where an expert system could be used?
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5. a. State two application of computing where real time processing is more


appropriate than batch processing give a reason. Why?
Application:
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Reason:

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b. State three tasks done by the operating systems
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6.

Explain, using examples, where appropriate, the following processing?


a. Batch processing:

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Example: ............................................................................................
...........[3]

b. Real time processing:


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Example: ......................................................................................[3]
c. Multitasking:
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d. Time Sharing:
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e. Interactive system:
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[2]

6. Batch processing is used for producing electricity bills.


a. Give two reasons why batch processing is used rather than real time
processing for producing Electricity bill?
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a. How does a real time transaction system differ from batch processing?
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7.

a. Write the ASCII code for HELLO?

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b. What do you mean by sound sampling?
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8.

Write any two applications in digital data and analogue data?


Digital data
Application 1:

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.............................................................................................................
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Application 2:
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Analogue data:
Application 1:
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Application 2:
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9.

Computer system can be affected by viruses.


a. What is a virus?

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b. Give one effect of a virus
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10. a. Give two examples of computer crime?


Example 1: .................................................................
Example2:....................................................................

[2]

b. Describe two methods used to prevent computer crime?


Method1: ...................................................................

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Method2:....................................................................

[2]

11. Chemical reaction is being controlled by a computer system.


Give two advantages of controlling the chemical processing system using a
computer.
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12. Chemical reaction is being controlled by a computer system.
State three items of specialist hardware which are needed?
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13. A car sales company uses a data base


Here are three tables form the data base
New car sales
Customer reference
151319
162154
171216

Car ordered
Cancelled order
VW Golf
BMW 320i

Specification
None
21215168
07981624

Delivery date
Not applicable
Dec 2008
Feb 2009

Customer details
Customer

Customer name

reference
141516
151319
162154
165196
171216

J.smith
m.kyle
d.khan
s.Gogic
D.marques

Customer address
7,toll road
14,coast road
19,main road
555,trabant road
21,lakki harbour

Trade in
no
no
yes
No
yes

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Car manufacturer
Specification
07981624
21151198
21215168
31311115

Car description
BMW320i
VW Golf
VW Golf
Ford focus

List of extras
CNORVZ
ABCETU
BDEFJL
APRSW

Cost price($)
48500
16200
21000
17000

a. How many records are shown in the customer details table?


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b. (i) which field connect the new car sales table with the customer details
Table?
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(ii) Which field connects new car sales table with the car manufacturer
table?
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c. Give two reasons why list of extras in the car manufacturer table is stored
in code form?
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d. Customer goes into the showroom and the sales person keys in
162154.

What fields and information would be shown on the output

screen?
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e. Give two advantages to the car sales company of holding customer
information on a Data base?
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14. A program has been written to process student marks in a set of tests
a. Describe two validation checks that could be on a student name?
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b. Describe two validation checks that could be made on a mark?
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c. Give one advantage of validation?
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15. A newspaper agency used Desktop publishing software.
a. Give two advantages of Desktop publishing?
Advantage 1:
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Advantage 2:
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b. Give two disadvantages of Desktop publishing?


Disadvantage 1:
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Disadvantage 2:
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16. A media retail company has decided to sell CDs and DVDs using an Internet
only shop.
a. Describe two features you might expect to see on the shops website.
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b. Give two advantages to customers of shopping using the Internet
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17. Describe two benefits of using top down design to develop computer
software?
Benefits 1:
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Benefits 2:
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18. A computer program is required which inputs 10 numbers, multiplies them


together and finally outputs the answer(product).the following algorithm
has been written to do
1 count =0
2 product =0
3 while count<10 do
4 input number
5 product=product*number

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6 count=count+1
7 print product
8 end while
a. There are three errors in the algorithm. Locate and describe these errors?
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b. A while .do loop has been used in the algorithm.
State another type of loop that could have been used?
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c. When developing a new computer system, state four tasks performed in
designing stage?
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19. A mail order company is considering using a computer system for stock
control and Order processing.
a. Give two fact finding that would be used
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b. Give three tasks that would be done at the design stage.
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20. Some microprocessor Controlled devices do not need an operating system


a. Give one example of such a device
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b. What is the use of CAD?
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