Operating System Practice Exam: Quiz!

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Operating System Practice Exam: Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The part of machine level instruction, which tells the central processor what has to be done, is
    • A. 

      Operation code

    • B. 

      Address

    • C. 

      Locator

    • D. 

      Flip-Flop

  • 2. 
    A system program that combines the separately compiled modules of a program into a form suitable for execution.
    • A. 

      Assembler

    • B. 

      Linking loader

    • C. 

      Cross compiler

    • D. 

      Load and go

  • 3. 
    Process is
    • A. 

      Program in High level language kept on disk

    • B. 

      Contents of main memory

    • C. 

      A program in execution

    • D. 

      A job in secondary memory

  • 4. 
    What is the name given to the organized collection of software that controls the overall operation of a computer?
    • A. 

      Working system

    • B. 

      Peripheral system

    • C. 

      Operating system

    • D. 

      Controlling system

  • 5. 
    What is the full form of DOS?
    • A. 

      Disk Operation System

    • B. 

      Dynamic Operating System

    • C. 

      Disk Operating System

    • D. 

      Dynamic Overload System

  • 6. 
    Process of turning on the computer and loading operating system files from disk to memory is known as?
    • A. 

      Loading

    • B. 

      Opening

    • C. 

      Booting

    • D. 

      Compiling

  • 7. 
    Probably the most portable storage device used today is the?
    • A. 

      Floppy disk.

    • B. 

      Flash drive.

    • C. 

      Hard disk.

    • D. 

      DVD.

  • 8. 
    What is BIOS' most important role?
    • A. 

      Loading the operating system

    • B. 

      Initiating the microprocessor

    • C. 

      Running applications

  • 9. 
    BIOS is type of :
    • A. 

      Hardware

    • B. 

      Software

    • C. 

      Combination of both

  • 10. 
    Incorrect settings in the CMOS setup may prevent you from doing what?
    • A. 

      Loading OS

    • B. 

      Running an Application

    • C. 

      Using a specific hardware components

  • 11. 
    What do you think is the Bios and Cmos for?
    • A. 

      For modifying the Boot Order process and different underlying settings

    • B. 

      To Modify the overall performance of the computer.

    • C. 

      For increased power output.

    • D. 

      To manage computer connections and maintain proper function.

  • 12. 
    What is the preferred way to install an Operating System in a new computer that you built?
    • A. 

      Put the disc in and make it happen.

    • B. 

      Install a floppy in the floppy drive and boot from it

    • C. 

      Install an OS disc and boot from the disc (eg) Windows XP

    • D. 

      Clone a previous hard drive to the new computer.

  • 13. 
    What is the best way to approach a computer problem?
    • A. 

      Begin by informing the person reporting the problem that he is the cause of the problem.

    • B. 

      Use logic to rule out the symptoms and reach the best possible solution.

    • C. 

      Use a diagnostic tool that will solve the problem for you.

    • D. 

      Reinstall windows or the OS previously on the system

  • 14. 
    What is plug and play(PnP) in a windows environment?
  • 15. 
    What is the first job the Basic Input Output System(BIOS) does at start-up?
    • A. 

      Run memory byte count

    • B. 

      Test for parity errors

    • C. 

      Load instructions to RAM

    • D. 

      Run the power-on-self-test

  • 16. 
    Which component uses a lithium battery to maintain computer settings when power is removed?
    • A. 

      ROM

    • B. 

      BIOS

    • C. 

      CMOS

    • D. 

      EEPROM

  • 17. 
    What is considered as nonvolatile permanent memory?
    • A. 

      ROM

    • B. 

      BIOS

    • C. 

      CMOS

    • D. 

      EEPROM

  • 18. 
    Which is a small, low-level program used by the computer operating system to interact with hardware devices?
    • A. 

      BIOS

    • B. 

      Driver

    • C. 

      Parity

    • D. 

      Interrupt

  • 19. 
    While booting the system, user getting long beeps code. Problem   with………
    • A. 

      VGA

    • B. 

      Processor

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      Hard disk

  • 20. 
    The printer is working fine on the server but not able to print the documents on the network. Where is the problem?
    • A. 

      Problem with server

    • B. 

      Problem with printer

    • C. 

      Problem with printer drivers in the client system

    • D. 

      Problem with printer drivers in the server

  • 21. 
    You are a desktop support technician in you are organization. All client computers run Windows XP professional. Each client computer is configured to support a USB mouse. A user reports that he installed a new driver for his mouse, but now the mouse does not work. You need to ensure that the mouse works again as soon as possible. What should you do?
    • A. 

      Instruct the user to restart the computer by suing the Last known Good configuration option

    • B. 

      Run the verify off command. Restart the computer

    • C. 

      Instruct the user to use system restore

    • D. 

      Instruct the user to use Device manager to roll back the mouse driver

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is not an Operating System?
    • A. 

      Mac OS

    • B. 

      Windows Explorer

    • C. 

      Red Hat

    • D. 

      Solaris

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is not a product of Microsoft?
    • A. 

      Ubuntu

    • B. 

      W 2000

    • C. 

      Vista

    • D. 

      ME

  • 24. 
    Graphical user Interface is: GUI
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    The Computer that contains rechargeable battery.
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