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Sooo ...You think you know your ATARI 400/800!!!!
1) What does the abbreviation (CL.) mean?
B) CLEAR SCREEN
2) What does (LO.) mean?
C) LOS ANGELES
3) How many colors is your ATARI really capable of having on screen at any one time?
4) How many PLAYERS can be used in your ATARI programs at any one time?
D) Football or Basketball Players??
5) In ATARI DOS 2.0s which of these commands will copy a file from disk drive #2 to disk drive # 1?? After hitting (C)
D) Why bother!, I have a tape drive!!!
E) Both A & C
6) Are there five or six tab positions on the standard Graphic 0 screen?
7) Is it necessary to type (GOTO completely after an (IF THEN) statement for the program to go to that line or is the number enough?
8) Which one of the below will tell you how many bytes of memory is able to be used in your ATARI?
C) What's a byte anyhow?
D) Memory ... here memory?
9) At which locations in memory is the address of your display list?
E) Both A & B
10) (Save the hardest for last) What is the error given for a tape input checksum error?
Questions composed by Dan Horn.
Answers: See next page (Further down on this page.)
Sooo . . . You think you know
your ATARI 400/800!!!!
Answers for Cryptic Quiz.
1) (D) - This Abbreviation is CLOSE
2) (D) - This is for LOAD
3) (D) - Using Display List Interrupts and timing to catch the scan line on the fly four times across the screen.
Take that VIC and T. I.
4) (B) - By setting the missiles as one Player.
5) (E) - Try it!!!
6) (Six) - Five columns but six settings.
7) (No) - Using just the number is enough and saves some spare bytes
8) (A) - This will do it
9) (E) - The first uses the HEX notation of a dollar sign and the second is for standard decimal
10) (C) - I bet not many disk users remembered that one!!!
4. CIRCLE ON DISK
6. TEXT WINDOW UPWARD MOVEMENT
9. GOES WITH "THEN"
11. A PUZZLE IN WHICH WORDS FIT INTO A PATTERN OF SQUARES
14. RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY
15. INPUT OR OUTPUT CHANNEL
16. A PROBLEM DESIGNED FOR TESTING INGENUITY
19. DETAILED GRAPHICS
20. DEVICE USED TO MARK LETTERING ON PAPER
21. LAST NAME OF A NOTED FRENCH SCIENTEST
26. PROGRAM WHICH CONVERTS SOURCE CODE INTO OBJECT CODE
27. SMALLEST AMOUNT OF INFORMATION A COMPUTER CAN HOLD
28. BASIC COMMAND FOR STORING DATA
1. AN ACRONYM FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT
2. IN/OUT TERM
3. EIGHT --- TO A BYTE
4. IC MANUFACTURER IN TEXAS
5. BLINKS ON SCREEN
6. SEGMENT OF A DISK TRACK
7. READ ONLY MEMORY
8. CREATOR OF CROSSWORD MAGIC
10. DRAWINGS AND ILLUSTRATIONS
12. POWER UP
13. HARD OR SOFT ----
17. LIGHT EMITTING DIODE
18. MEDIA FOR STORING SOFTWARE
20. PROGRAMMABLE READ ONLY MEMORY
22. RUNOUT BASIC PROGRAM
23. LOWEST LEVEL COMPUTER LANGUAGE
24. A COUNTER FOR MEASURING TIME
25. A SPOT ON A TV SCREEN
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