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MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System) is an operating system mainly operated for IBM PCs during the 1980s and early 1990s, known as x86-based personal computers created by Microsoft. Later, Microsoft offered a graphical user interface OS. This quiz will test your knowledge about the different command lines and functions of MS-DOS.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    _____ is a command used to switch directories in MS-DOS.

    • A.

      Cd

    • B.

      Rd

    • C.

      Md

    • D.

      All, a), b) and c) are ok

    Correct Answer
    A. Cd
    Explanation
    The command "cd" is used to switch directories in MS-DOS. This command allows the user to navigate through different folders and access files within them. By typing "cd" followed by the name of the desired directory, the user can change their current working directory to the specified location. This is a fundamental command in MS-DOS for managing file organization and accessing files efficiently.

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  • 2. 

    For quick reference help with MS-DOS commands in any of the versions of MS-DOS or Windows you can also use _____ after a command.

    • A.

      /h

    • B.

      /help

    • C.

      /?

    • D.

      /

    Correct Answer
    C. /?
    Explanation
    To obtain quick reference help with MS-DOS commands in any version of MS-DOS or Windows, you can use the "/?" after a command. This command provides a brief explanation and usage instructions for the specific command entered. It is a convenient way to quickly access help information without having to navigate through lengthy documentation or search online resources.

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  • 3. 

    Is a command which allows the user to clear the complete contents of the screen and leave only a prompt.

    • A.

      Enter

    • B.

      Clear screen

    • C.

      Clear

    • D.

      Cls

    Correct Answer
    D. Cls
    Explanation
    The command "cls" is used to clear the complete contents of the screen and leave only a prompt. It is commonly used in command line interfaces to remove all the previous output and provide a clean and empty screen for the user to work with. This command is often used in Windows operating systems to clear the command prompt window.

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  • 4. 

    _____ is a command used to remove FILES from the computer.

    • A.

      Clear

    • B.

      Del

    • C.

      Rd

    • D.

      Cls

    Correct Answer
    B. Del
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "del". The "del" command is used to delete or remove files from the computer. It is a command commonly used in command-line interfaces and can be used to permanently delete files, freeing up storage space.

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  • 5. 

    _____ allows you to create your own directories in DOS.

    • A.

      Md

    • B.

      Mkdir

    • C.

      Makedir

    • D.

      Createdir

    Correct Answer
    A. Md
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "md". In DOS, the "md" command is used to create a new directory. This command allows the user to specify a name for the directory they want to create, and it will be created in the current location. This option allows users to organize their files and folders by creating their own directories as needed.

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  • 6. 

    _____ allows you to list all the files in a directory.

    • A.

      Ls

    • B.

      Dir

    • C.

      List

    • D.

      Directory

    Correct Answer
    B. Dir
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "dir". The "dir" command is used in command line interfaces to list all the files and directories in a specified directory. It is commonly used in Windows operating systems.

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  • 7. 

    _____ allows you to duplicate files.

    • A.

      Copy

    • B.

      Copy paste

    • C.

      Cp

    • D.

      Paste

    Correct Answer
    A. Copy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "copy". The "copy" command allows you to duplicate files by creating a copy of the original file with a different name or in a different location. This command is commonly used in computer systems to make backups or create multiple versions of a file.

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  • 8. 

    _____ allows you to delete empty directories.

    • A.

      Cls

    • B.

      Rd

    • C.

      Del

    • D.

      Delete

    Correct Answer
    B. Rd
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "rd". The "rd" command in a command prompt allows you to delete empty directories.

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  • 9. 

    _____ displays or changes file attributes like reading, archive, system, and hidden.

    • A.

      Change

    • B.

      Attrib

    • C.

      File

    • D.

      Modify

    Correct Answer
    B. Attrib
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "attrib". The attrib command is used to display or change file attributes like reading, archive, system, and hidden. It allows users to view and modify these attributes for specific files or directories.

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  • 10. 

    ________ actually means All File Names with All Extension.

    • A.

      /all

    • B.

      Select all

    • C.

      All

    • D.

      *.*

    Correct Answer
    D. *.*
    Explanation
    The correct answer is *.*. This is a wildcard pattern used in file systems to represent all file names with all extensions. When used in a search or selection command, *.* will match and include all files regardless of their extension.

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