Spring 2009

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 quiz.

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 covered.

Old quizzes:

A quiz review is currntly planned for Tuesday May 19. Details will be released soon.

Questions or comments regarding 6.033? Send e-mail to the 6.033 staff at or to the 6.033 TAs at

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