Computers in Engineering 308-208

Introductory Quiz

Name: ______________________                      Student Number:____________________
  1. Have you programmed a computer before?

  2. What computer languages have you used?

  3. Do you have access to a computer at home?

  4. Do you know how to use E-mail?

  5. Do you know how to surf the WEB?

  6. Do you know how to use a word processor (eg MS Word)?

  7. Do you know how to use a spreadsheet (eg MS Excel)?

  8. Let's define computer literacy as being proficient in the above four computer activities. Rate your own computer literacy as a percentage based on your degree of comfort in using the above four applications ___%

  9. What is an algorithm?
  10. Give an example of a numerical algorithm.
  11. Give an example of a non-numerical algorithm.
  12. This question is open ended and you are supposed to be as creative as possible! Use any computer language you know or pseudo code (any structured combination Mathematics, English, French(?), and/or computerese) to answer this question.
  13. Write as MANY DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT sections of code to perform the following simple operation:

    A variable, call it K, can have a value of 1 or 2. If it is one change it to two, if it is two change it to one. (use the reverse of this page as necessary).