Preparation for Quiz 3
Quiz 3 is from 9:00am-10:30am on Friday, May 22, 2008. While Quiz
3 is during finals week, it will only explicitly cover the final
1/3 of the course. Of course, the cumulative nature of this course
means that terms and concepts from the first 2/3 will be used
freely, but the questions will focus primarily on the material
covered on April 14th and onward. Quiz 3 will be 90 minutes, not 50
like the first two.
The quiz will cover material from recitation 18 through recitation
26, including the guest lecture (lecture 25). The quiz will be
"open book." That means you can bring along any printed or written
materials that you think might be useful. Calculators are allowed,
though not necessary; cell phones, laptops, and PDAs are off
limits. 6.033 quizzes typically begin with half a dozen or so
independent questions that focus on material in the readings
followed by one or two longer, multi-part questions that deal with
concepts of computer systems covered in the notes and lecture. The
quiz will be, at least in part, multiple choice.
Warning: the lectures touch on only a modest subset of the
totality of 6.033 concepts. Anything in the readings or class
notes assigned from REC18 through REC26 may show up on the
The quiz will be held at the Johnson Athletic Center Track (W34, upstairs).
You can find old quiz questions to practice on in the Problem Sets
section of the class notes. Although there has been a little
rearrangement of material over the years, you should be able to
answer most questions relevant to the subjects we have
A quiz review is currntly planned for Tuesday May 19. Details will be released soon.