IT Essentials Chapter 5

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  • 1. 
    What controls almost all functions on a computer
    • A. 

      Operating System

    • B. 

      Hard Drive

    • C. 

      Ram

  • 2. 
    What does the operating system install to be able to communicate with the hardware
  • 3. 
    What four basic functions do operating systems perform?
    • A. 

      Control hardware access

    • B. 

      Manage files and folders

    • C. 

      Provide a user interface

    • D. 

      Manage appalications

    • E. 

      Communicates with the hard drive

  • 4. 
    What is a small program that instructs hardware called
  • 5. 
    How does the OS detect and install drivers for PnP?
    • A. 

      Automatically

    • B. 

      Cd ROM

    • C. 

      Manually

    • D. 

      USB

  • 6. 
    What are the four ommon modes of operation?
    • A. 

      Real Mode

    • B. 

      Protected mode

    • C. 

      Compatability mode

    • D. 

      Virtual real mode

    • E. 

      Real virtual mode

  • 7. 
    What is a block ofrelated data that is given a single name and treated as a single unit?
  • 8. 
    What are sub directries called in windows?
  • 9. 
    What user interface does the user type at prompt?
  • 10. 
    What type of memory does the OS load an applicatin to?
  • 11. 
    What API guideline is a collectin of APs related t multimedia tasks for MS windws
  • 12. 
    How many programs can be executed at ne time when perating in real mode?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 13. 
    Whta type f memry is hard diskspace that is used to emulate RAM?
  • 14. 
    What are two types of operating systems?
    • A. 

      Desktop

    • B. 

      Networking

    • C. 

      Towe

    • D. 

      Mini

  • 15. 
    What operating is system is open source?
  • 16. 
    Is it cost effective to add more ram?
  • 17. 
    What network operating system uses a database called Active Directory?
    • A. 

      Windows XP

    • B. 

      Server 2003

    • C. 

      Windows 7

    • D. 

      Windows 98

  • 18. 
    What type of OS is Red Hat
  • 19. 
    What is usually the first partition?
  • 20. 
    Where can you find a hardware compatability list?
    • A. 

      Manufacturers website

    • B. 

      Internet

    • C. 

      The local computer shop

  • 21. 
    What should you do to your cmputer when you sell it to somebody else?
    • A. 

      Delete all your files

    • B. 

      Perform a full backup

    • C. 

      Replace the hard drive

    • D. 

      Perfrm a clean installation of the operating system

  • 22. 
    During what phase can a hard drive be partitined?
    • A. 

      After it has been formatted

    • B. 

      When you get a new hard drive

    • C. 

      When you install a new OS

  • 23. 
    What partition is used by the OS to boot the computer
    • A. 

      Logical partition

    • B. 

      Dos Partitin

    • C. 

      Active partition

    • D. 

      Extended partitin

  • 24. 
    What is the smallest unit of spaceused for storing data?
    • A. 

      512b

    • B. 

      512mb

    • C. 

      512MB

  • 25. 
    What type of installation of the OStreats the hard drive as if it were brand new
    • A. 

      Repair

    • B. 

      Clean

    • C. 

      Update