A+ Operating Systems Chapter 2 Test

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Operating System Quizzes & Trivia

This test covers everything in our A+ ebook from Chapter 2.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following manages hardware; runs applications; provides an interface for users; and stores, retrieves, and manipulates files?
    • A. 

      Virtual machine

    • B. 

      Systray

    • C. 

      Registry

    • D. 

      Operating system

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is an upgrade from Windows 2000 and provides added support for multimedia and networking technologies?
    • A. 

      Windows NT

    • B. 

      Windows XP

    • C. 

      Windows Me

    • D. 

      Mac OS X

  • 3. 
    Which of the following operating system has been used in troubleshooting OS failures?
    • A. 

      Windows XP

    • B. 

      Windows Me

    • C. 

      Windows 3.1

    • D. 

      DOS

  • 4. 
    What is the first Windows OS to allow multiple users to log on simultaneously to the OS, each with their own applications open?
    • A. 

      Windows Me

    • B. 

      Windows 2000

    • C. 

      Windows XP

    • D. 

      Windows NT

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is a major update or fix to an OS occasionally released by Microsoft?
    • A. 

      Service pack

    • B. 

      Windows 2000

    • C. 

      Windows XP

    • D. 

      Windows Me

    • E. 

      Patch

  • 6. 
    The Windows operating system uses which of the following, to keep hardware and software configuration information, user preferences, and application settings that are used when the OS is first loaded?
    • A. 

      Kernel

    • B. 

      Registry

    • C. 

      Shell

    • D. 

      Hard drive

  • 7. 
    A file extension identifies which of the following?
    • A. 

      File type

    • B. 

      Subdirectory to the root directory

    • C. 

      Folder

    • D. 

      Root directory

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is the primary Windows tool that can be used when solving problems with hardware?
    • A. 

      System properties

    • B. 

      Windows Explorer

    • C. 

      File attributes

    • D. 

      Device Manager

  • 9. 
    Different versions of Unix or Linux are sometimes called _________________?
    • A. 

      Leopard

    • B. 

      Directories

    • C. 

      Packs

    • D. 

      Distributions

  • 10. 
     ________________________ are small programs stored on the hard drive that tell the computer how to communicate with a specific hardware device such as a printer, network card, or modem.
    • A. 

      Device drivers

    • B. 

      Device managers

    • C. 

      Communication drivers

    • D. 

      Service Packs

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is NOT an available option for launching an application?
    • A. 

      Use the Start menu

    • B. 

      Use the Search box

    • C. 

      Use Windows Explorer or the Computer window

    • D. 

      Use System Restore

  • 12. 
    What is normally located at the bottom of the Windows desktop, displaying information about open programs and providing quick access to others?
    • A. 

      Notification area

    • B. 

      Registry

    • C. 

      Taskbar

    • D. 

      Kernel

  • 13. 
    What does every OS use to organize a hard drive, optical drive, floppy disk, or USB drive?
    • A. 

      Executive services and threads

    • B. 

      Directories, subdirectories, and files

    • C. 

      Device drivers and volumes

    • D. 

      System Restore

  • 14. 
    When you refer to a drive, directories, and subdirectories that are pointing to the location of a file, as in C:\Data\Business\Letter.docx, what are the drive, directories, and so on called?
    • A. 

      Path

    • B. 

      Systray

    • C. 

      Root directory

    • D. 

      Notification area

  • 15. 
    Using Explorer or the Computer window, you can view and change the properties assigned to a file.  What are these properties called?
    • A. 

      Executive services

    • B. 

      Patches

    • C. 

      File attributes

    • D. 

      File extensions

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is a window containing several small utility programs called applets that are used to manage hardware, software, users, and the system?
    • A. 

      System Information Utility

    • B. 

      Control Panel

    • C. 

      Virtual Machine

    • D. 

      Task Manager

  • 17. 
    Which of the following gives a wealth of information about installed hardware and software?
    • A. 

      Index

    • B. 

      Control Panel

    • C. 

      File Attributes

    • D. 

      System Information Utility

  • 18. 
    With a ____________ interface, you type commands to tell the OS to perform operations. Computer technicians who are good typists and are very familiar with DOS-like commands often prefer this kind of OS interface.
    • A. 

      User-driven

    • B. 

      Icon-driven

    • C. 

      Command-driven

    • D. 

      DOS-driven

  • 19. 
    With an icon-driven interface, sometimes called a(n) ____________________, you perform operations by clicking icons (or pictures) on the screen.
    • A. 

      GUI

    • B. 

      Picture

    • C. 

      Command-driven interface

    • D. 

      Alias-driven interface

  • 20. 
    Another name for a logical drive is volume.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    CPU's operate in one of a possible how many modes?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      1

  • 22. 
    Emptying the Recycle Bin will free up your disk space. Files and folders sent to the Recycle Bin are not really deleted until you empty the bin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    In some troubleshooting situations, the mouse is not usable. At those times, knowing the ___________ can get you out of a jam.
    • A. 

      Key pad

    • B. 

      Keystroke shortcuts

    • C. 

      Keyboard preferences

    • D. 

      Icons

  • 24. 
    Every OS is composed of two main internal components: a shell portion to interact with users, and applications and a _____________ portion to interact with hardware.
    • A. 

      Case

    • B. 

      Utility

    • C. 

      GUI

    • D. 

      Kernel

  • 25. 
    An OS manages files and folders using a file system. Two Windows file systems are FAT and ____________.
    • A. 

      Skinny

    • B. 

      NTFS

    • C. 

      Pancakes

    • D. 

      Kernel

    • E. 

      Sector

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