This set of Computer Architecture Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “CISC and RISC Processors”.

1. The computer architecture aimed at reducing the time of execution of instructions is ________
a) CISC
b) RISC
c) ISA
d) ANNA

2. The Sun micro systems processors usually follow _____ architecture.
a) CISC
b) ISA
c) ULTRA SPARC
d) RISC

3. The CISC stands for ___________
a) Computer Instruction Set Compliment
b) Complete Instruction Set Compliment
c) Computer Indexed Set Components
d) Complex Instruction set computer

4. The RISC processor has a more complicated design than CISC.
a) True
b) False

5. Both the CISC and RISC architectures have been developed to reduce the ______
a) Cost
b) Time delay
c) Semantic gap
d) All of the mentioned

6. Pipe-lining is a unique feature of _______
a) RISC
b) CISC
c) ISA
d) IANA

7. The iconic feature of the RISC machine among the following is _______
a) Reduced number of addressing modes
b) Increased memory size
c) Having a branch delay slot
d) All of the mentioned

8. Out of the following which is not a CISC machine.
a) IBM 370/168
b) VAX 11/780
c) Intel 80486
d) Motorola A567

9. In CISC architecture most of the complex instructions are stored in _____
a) Register
b) Diodes
c) CMOS
d) Transistors

10. Which of the architecture is power efficient?
a) CISC
b) RISC
c) ISA
d) IANA

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