Preparation for Quiz 2
While Quiz 2 is during finals week, it will only explicitly cover the second half of the course. Of course, the cumulative nature of this course means that terms and concepts from the first half will be used freely, but the questions will focus primarily on the material covered from Lecture 14 (reliability) through Recitation 24 (Blockstack). We will not explicitly test you on any material from the last week of classes (L25, R25, L26, R26). Note, though, that much of the content during that week will tie together concepts from the rest of the class, which will be useful on Quiz 2.
Quiz 2 will last two hours. 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 typically not necessary. You may also bring a laptop to view, e.g., PDF versions of papers and notes, but you may not connect to any network---make sure you download the papers to your laptop before the quiz. The quiz will focus on material in the papers, and concepts of computer systems covered in the notes, lecture, and hands-ons. The quiz will be mostly multiple choice. Charge your laptops before you arrive; we cannot guarantee outlet availability.