Quiz 3

CS 297

60 pts., Jan. 24

Each question is worth 4 points.

  1. Why is the merge tool useful?

    It allows you to create personalized letters for a number of people from a single letter.

  2. What are the two main actions associated with a macro?

    Recording and playing.

  3. What is a template?

    A pre-defined document with built-in formatting.

  4. Can a cell span more than one row? More than one column?

    Yes and yes.

  5. What is a border?

    A Line that separates cells in a table.

  6. Can you apply a color to an entire table, or must the color be applied row-by-row?

    You can apply color to an entire table.

  7. Can you insert a new row? A new column? A new cell?

    Yes, yes, and yes.

  8. What is a ledge?

    An unscrollable frame that always shows the same information.

  9. As far as frames go, what is a target?

    The frame where a requested page will be displayed.

  10. What is the other kind of target we've seen?

    A link within the same document.

  11. Briefly describe how the other kind of target works.

    Highlight the target text and use the target button to make it a target. Elsewhere in the page, create a link to the target.

  12. What do adherents to strong AI believe?

    That all thought is an algorithmic (programmable) process; therefore, computers have the same capabilities that we do. (Note: the statement ``Computers will someday think,'' is not equivalent.)

  13. Briefly describe the Turing Test.

    A human judge in a sealed room communicates with another human and a computer via keyboard and monitor. The judge, through asking questions and judging responses, must determine which is the computer and which is the human.

  14. What was Eliza?

    A conversant, psycho-therapist computer program.

  15. Why is America Online being sued again?

    Their customers are complaining that they are not receiving the service that they are paying for. Often, they receive a busy signal when trying to dial-in to the AOL network.

Thomas P. Kelliher
Sun Jan 26 13:32:28 EST 1997
Tom Kelliher