Quiz On Operating System: MCQ Test!

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Do you know anything about the operating system? An operating system is system software that controls computer hardware and software resources and gives the specific user computer services. Time-sharing operating systems schedule tasks for regular use of the system and may include accounting software to collect processor time, mass storage, printing, and other resources. This quiz will tell you all about operating systems. Give it a shot.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An operating system manages hardware, runs applications, provides an interface for users, and stores, retrieves and manipulates files.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Current versions of Windows use DOS as the operating system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The kernel provides a way for the user to do such things as select music to burn to a CD, install an application, or change the wallpaper on the Windows desktop.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The Windows desktop is itself a folder.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    System Information can be useful when strange error messages appear during startup.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A(n) ____ is software that controls a computer.
    • A. 

      Application

    • B. 

      Operating system

    • C. 

      Interface routine

    • D. 

      ROM routine

  • 7. 
    In 1986, ____ was introduced and quickly became the most popular OS among IBM computers and IBM-compatible computers using the Intel 8086 processors.
    • A. 

      MS-DOS

    • B. 

      Windows

    • C. 

      OS/2

    • D. 

      CP/M

  • 8. 
    A ____ interface is an interface that uses graphics as compared to a command-driven interface
    • A. 

      Text

    • B. 

      Menu-based

    • C. 

      Common user

    • D. 

      Graphical user

  • 9. 
    Vista has a new 3D user interface called the ____ user interface.
    • A. 

      Glass

    • B. 

      Aero

    • C. 

      Air

    • D. 

      Shield

  • 10. 
    A(n) ____ is a low-end inexpensive laptop with a small 9- or 10-inch screen and no optical drive
    • A. 

      Nettop

    • B. 

      Netbook

    • C. 

      Internet station

    • D. 

      Ultralite

  • 11. 
    A ____ makes it possible to boot a computer into one of two installed OSs.
    • A. 

      Hypervisor

    • B. 

      Virtualization layer

    • C. 

      Dual boot

    • D. 

      Quick boot

  • 12. 
    A(n) ____ is the portion of an OS that relates to the user and to applications.
    • A. 

      Hypervisor

    • B. 

      Interpreter

    • C. 

      GUI

    • D. 

      Shell

  • 13. 
    The OS ____ is responsible for interacting with hardware.
    • A. 

      Kernel

    • B. 

      Abstraction layer

    • C. 

      Driver layer

    • D. 

      Ring

  • 14. 
    The ____ interface between the subsystems in user mode and the HAL.
    • A. 

      Application

    • B. 

      Executive services

    • C. 

      Primitive

    • D. 

      Non-privileged services

  • 15. 
    A ____ is a single task, such as the task of printing a file, that the process requests from the kernel
    • A. 

      Fiber

    • B. 

      Bundle

    • C. 

      Process

    • D. 

      Thread

  • 16. 
    ____ 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. 

      Abstraction layer

    • B. 

      BIOS

    • C. 

      Device drivers

    • D. 

      Input routines

  • 17. 
    The ____ is normally located at the bottom of the Windows desktop, displaying information about open programs and providing quick access to others.
    • A. 

      Taskbar

    • B. 

      Windows button

    • C. 

      Menu bar

    • D. 

      Task ribbon

  • 18. 
    The ____ is usually on the right side of the taskbar and displays open services.
    • A. 

      Status tray

    • B. 

      Display area

    • C. 

      System tray

    • D. 

      Identification area

  • 19. 
    A(n) ____ is a program that runs in the background to support or serve Windows or an application
    • A. 

      Interface

    • B. 

      Slave

    • C. 

      Daemon

    • D. 

      Service

  • 20. 
    A ____ is one or more characters following the last period in a filename, such as .exe, .txt, or .avi.
    • A. 

      Filename

    • B. 

      File extension

    • C. 

      File version

    • D. 

      File type

  • 21. 
    The ____ dialog box in Windows Vista appears each time a user attempts to perform an action that can be done only with administrative privileges.
    • A. 

      User Account Confirmation

    • B. 

      User Account Control

    • C. 

      User Access Control

    • D. 

      User Access Confirmation

  • 22. 
    Windows identifies file types primarily by the ____.
    • A. 

      File contents

    • B. 

      Resource fork

    • C. 

      File extension

    • D. 

      Companion stream

  • 23. 
    Windows offers two ways to sync files: ____.
    • A. 

      Briefcase and Offline Files

    • B. 

      Network Neighborhood and Offline Files

    • C. 

      Synchronization Tasks and Online Files

    • D. 

      Briefcase and Synchronization layer

  • 24. 
    From the ____ window, you can change the read-only, hidden, archive, and indexing attributes of the file.
    • A. 

      Open

    • B. 

      Attributes

    • C. 

      Status

    • D. 

      Properties

  • 25. 
    A(n) ____ is a list of items that is used to speed up a search.
    • A. 

      Database

    • B. 

      Index

    • C. 

      Shortcut

    • D. 

      Block

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