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This quiz is for computer engineering students who have studied software.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which software must first be installed to a new computer from a manufacturer

    • A.

      Device Driver

    • B.

      Operating System

    • C.

      Application Software

    • D.

      Utilities

    Correct Answer
    B. Operating System
    Explanation
    The operating system is the software that manages and controls the basic operations of a computer. It is the first software that needs to be installed on a new computer from a manufacturer because it provides the foundation for all other software to run. Without an operating system, the computer would not be able to function properly and execute tasks. Device drivers, application software, and utilities are all dependent on the operating system to work effectively.

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  • 2. 

    Instructions written by a programer for a computer use is called?

    • A.

      Hardware

    • B.

      Software Instructions

    • C.

      Software

    • D.

      System Software

    Correct Answer
    C. Software
    Explanation
    The given answer is "Software" because instructions written by a programmer for a computer to perform specific tasks are referred to as software. Software is a collection of programs, data, and instructions that enable the functioning of a computer system. It includes applications, operating systems, and other programs that allow users to interact with the hardware and perform various tasks.

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  • 3. 

    A Supervisor is a central component of

    • A.

      Software

    • B.

      Operating System

    • C.

      Device Driver

    • D.

      Utilities

    Correct Answer
    B. Operating System
    Explanation
    A Supervisor is a central component of an operating system. The supervisor, also known as the kernel, is responsible for managing the overall operation of the operating system. It controls the execution of processes, manages memory and resources, handles input and output operations, and provides a secure and stable environment for other software applications to run on. Without the supervisor, an operating system would not be able to function properly and efficiently.

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  • 4. 

    The 3 principal components of system software are:

    • A.

      OS, Utilities, Device Driver

    • B.

      OS, Hardware, Software

    • C.

      Device Driver Hardware, Software

    • D.

      Utilities, OS and Printers

    Correct Answer
    A. OS, Utilities, Device Driver
    Explanation
    The correct answer is OS, Utilities, Device Driver. System software refers to the software that manages and controls the computer hardware and provides a platform for running application software. The operating system (OS) is the core component of system software that manages computer resources and provides services to other software. Utilities are additional software tools that perform specific tasks, such as disk management or system maintenance. Device drivers are software programs that facilitate communication between the operating system and hardware devices. Therefore, OS, Utilities, and Device Driver are the three principal components of system software.

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  • 5. 

    The component of an system software which enhance existing functions in a computer is called

    • A.

      Device Driver

    • B.

      Operating System

    • C.

      Device Driver

    • D.

      Utilities,

    Correct Answer
    D. Utilities,
    Explanation
    Utilities are a component of system software that enhance existing functions in a computer. They are software programs that provide additional tools and features to optimize system performance, manage files, troubleshoot issues, and perform various tasks. Utilities can include disk cleanup tools, antivirus programs, file compression software, registry cleaners, and more. These utilities help users improve the overall functionality and efficiency of their computer systems.

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  • 6. 

    What is the first document needed before installing a software

    • A.

      Software Requirement List

    • B.

      Hardware Compatibility List

    • C.

      Software Requirements

    • D.

      The computer

    Correct Answer
    B. Hardware Compatibility List
    Explanation
    The first document needed before installing a software is the Hardware Compatibility List. This list provides information about the specific hardware components that are compatible and supported by the software. It helps ensure that the software can run smoothly on the computer without any compatibility issues. By referring to this list, users can determine if their computer meets the necessary hardware requirements for installing the software.

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  • 7. 

    The software which provides specific services to its end user is called?

    • A.

      Application Software

    • B.

      System Software

    • C.

      Device Drivers

    • D.

      Microsoft Office

    Correct Answer
    A. Application Software
    Explanation
    Application software refers to the software that is designed to perform specific tasks or provide specific services to its end user. This type of software is typically user-friendly and is intended to meet the needs and requirements of individual users or organizations. Examples of application software include word processors, spreadsheets, email clients, web browsers, and multimedia players. System software, on the other hand, is responsible for managing and controlling the computer hardware and providing a platform for running application software. Device drivers are software that allows the operating system to communicate with hardware devices. Microsoft Office is a suite of application software that includes programs like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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  • 8. 

    What is normally used to configure a windows installation

    • A.

      System Configuration

    • B.

      Safe mode

    • C.

      Start Up

    • D.

      Live Mode

    Correct Answer
    A. System Configuration
    Explanation
    System Configuration is normally used to configure a Windows installation. It is a built-in tool in Windows that allows users to manage startup programs, services, and system settings. With System Configuration, users can enable or disable specific programs or services to run at startup, modify boot options, and troubleshoot system problems. It provides a convenient way to customize and optimize the Windows operating system according to the user's preferences and requirements.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is an example of Server Operating System

    • A.

      Linux

    • B.

      Ubuntu

    • C.

      Windows

    • D.

      Mac OS

    Correct Answer
    A. Linux
    Explanation
    Linux is an example of a server operating system because it is an open-source operating system that is widely used for server environments. It is known for its stability, security, and flexibility, making it a popular choice for hosting websites, running databases, and managing network services. Linux also offers a wide range of server-specific features and tools that allow for efficient management and administration of servers.

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  • 10. 

    Which Operating Systems Source code is visible to its users

    • A.

      Linux

    • B.

      Ubuntu

    • C.

      Windows

    • D.

      Mac OS

    Correct Answer
    B. Ubuntu
    Explanation
    Ubuntu is a Linux-based operating system that is known for its open-source nature. Unlike proprietary operating systems like Windows and Mac OS, Ubuntu allows its users to access and modify its source code. This means that users can view and edit the underlying code that makes up the operating system, giving them more control and customization options. This open-source approach promotes transparency, collaboration, and innovation within the Ubuntu community.

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