Course - Unit 3

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Computer Quizzes & Trivia

Unit 3 self-assessment


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a user interface?
    • A. 

      Command line or shell

    • B. 

      Graphical user interface

    • C. 

      Web form interface

    • D. 

      Printed output

  • 2. 
    The _________ generates the primitive commands that control a peripheral device.
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      IOCS

    • C. 

      Memory Manager

    • D. 

      Process Manager

  • 3. 
    The boot sector contains
    • A. 

      Instructions to shut down the computer

    • B. 

      Instructions to load the operating system into memory

    • C. 

      The disk directory

    • D. 

      A queue of programs to start up

  • 4. 
    A resident operating system routine is one that
    • A. 

      resides on secondary storage

    • B. 

      Is loaded as needed

    • C. 

      Loads other programs

    • D. 

      Stays in memory

  • 5. 
    The transient are of memory is used to hold application programs and transient operating system routines.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Multiprogramming is
    • A. 

      The ability of the computer to run programs built using compilers, interpreters, or assemblers

    • B. 

      The ability of the computer to run multiple programs concurrently

    • C. 

      the ability of the computer force a user to login before running programs

    • D. 

      The ability of the computer to communicate with other programs running remotely

  • 7. 
    Which of the follhttp://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/submit2.phpowing best describes a virtual memory system?
    • A. 

      All of the program's pages reside on disk, and are executed on disk by the processor

    • B. 

      Pages that are currently needed are brought into memory; the rest of the program's pages are swapped to disk

    • C. 

      The program's pages are converted to object code only when they need to be executed

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Dynamic address translation:
    • A. 

      Converts a programmer's symbolic address into an absolute address

    • B. 

      Converts a bus address into a peripheral's address

    • C. 

      Converts a transient memory location into a resident memory location

    • D. 

      Converts a relative address into an absolute address

  • 9. 
    A programmer is concerned with ____________, and the operating system is concerned with _____________ to the device.
    • A. 

      Logical I/O , physical I/O

    • B. 

      Physical I/O , logical I/O

    • C. 

      Physical I/O , peripheral I/O

    • D. 

      Logical input , logical output

  • 10. 
    Dynamic memory management is a strategy in which
    • A. 

      Memory is split into fixed partitions

    • B. 

      Memory is treated as a pool of unstructured free space

    • C. 

      Memory is dynamically increased by adding more RAM chips

    • D. 

      Memory is dynamically refreshed 500 times a second