Understanding the passage
Decide whether the following statements are true or false (T/F) by referring to the information in the text. Then make the necessary changes so that the false statements become true.
□ □ 1.BASICwasdevelopedtohelpstudents.
□ □ 2. FORTRAN is very wordy and therefore not as efficient a computer language as COBOL in solving scientific problems.
□ □ 3. All high-level programs must be translated to machine code before the computer can execute them.
□ □ 4. The best place to buy software packages is from the
□ □ 5. An example of an application program is calculating the
stress on a roof.
□ □ 6. An operating system program controls input and output
□ □ 7. Software packages are not written in high-level
□ □8. Different high-level languages suit different problems.
□ □ 9. IBM machine code is the same as that of CDC.
□ □ 10. It is a must for a programmer to be able to understand
3 Locating information
Find the passages in the text where the following ideas are expressed. Give the line references.
........... 1. Systems programs control the work of the computer system.
........... 2. Software packages are not always sold by the manufacturer.
........... 3. Usually, every high-level instruction translates into many
more in machine code.
.......... 4. Systems programs are usually provided by the
........... 5. Programmers may be required to write software for their
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