Functions Of An Operating System Quiz

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Operating System Quizzes & Trivia

An Operating System is the low-level software that supports a computer's basic functions, such as scheduling tasks and controlling peripherals. We covered how to use it and maintain it. Test out how much you understood by taking up the quiz below. All the best and remember to keep revising for the exams.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the two main types of system software?
    • A. 

      Virus Protection

    • B. 

      Operating system

    • C. 

      CD Rom

    • D. 

      Utility Software

  • 2. 
    What are the two main functions of an operating system?
    • A. 

      Booting up the system when the computer is first switched on

    • B. 

      Opening the internet

    • C. 

      Protecting the computer from hackers

    • D. 

      Managing memory during multi-tasking

  • 3. 
    Microsoft Windows is an operating system, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which of the following isn't an operating system?
    • A. 

      Mac OS X

    • B. 

      Z/OS

    • C. 

      Apple

    • D. 

      Linux

  • 5. 
    What type of user interface can the operating system provide? Command ____ Interface.
  • 6. 
    Which of the following are examples of input devices?
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Scanner

    • C. 

      Laptop

    • D. 

      Printer

  • 7. 
    Which of the following are examples of output devices?
    • A. 

      Camera

    • B. 

      Heater

    • C. 

      Speakers

    • D. 

      Scanner

  • 8. 
    Encoding is the process of putting a sequence of characters (letters, numbers, punctuation, and certain symbols) into a specialized format for efficient transmission or storage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which of these devices are input devices?
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Laser Printer

    • C. 

      Radio Frequency Identification

    • D. 

      Keyboard

    • E. 

      CRT Monitor

  • 10. 
    _________ is the conversion of an encoded format back into the original sequence of characters.
  • 11. 
    What are the advantages of a USB stick?
    • A. 

      Portable

    • B. 

      Moving parts so it's faster

    • C. 

      Durable

    • D. 

      Unlimited rewrites

  • 12. 
    What device is used to read lottery tickets?
  • 13. 
    Which form of storage is fixed storage?
    • A. 

      Hard Disk

    • B. 

      Floppy Disk

    • C. 

      USB Stick

    • D. 

      Archive Storage

  • 14. 
    File compression is reducing the size of a file by converting it to a different format.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    What is the name given to links within an excel document that act as buttons, taking you to different pages within the document.
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