V22.0201 (sec. 1) - Computer Systems Organization (Honors)

Quiz 1 Study Guide

The first quiz will be on September 24th.

Like all quizzes and exams in this course, it will be open book (and notes).  Laptops, cell phones, and Blackberrys are not allowed.

The quiz will cover the material in Dewar's notes, chapters 1 through 5.4 ... no more or less.  It may include questions or details about instructions not covered in class (for example, we did not go over all the different jump instructions).

The quiz will consist of 6-8 short answer questions, asking you

To study: In particular, be sure you

   can assemble a memory instruction:

         MOV BL,BYTE PTR 1234H
   can assemble a forward jump:
         JNC   NOCARRY
         MOV   BL,1
NOCARRY: MOV   AL,1
   can assemble a backward jump
LOOP:    ADD   AL,1
         JNC   LOOP
   know how byte arithmetic (mod 256) works;  for example, what's in AL after
         MOV   AL,250
         ADD   AL,10
   and know when the zero and carry flags are set.