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This quiz will test your knowledge of chapter 1.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Without an operating system it would be easier for programmers to write code.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Without an OS a programmer would need to worry about all the computer components.

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  • 2. 

    An operating system performs one primary function which is managing hardware resources.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The OS serves 2 primary functions managing hardware resources and providing a clean abstract set of resources for application developers.

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  • 3. 

    An operating system process is basically a program in execution.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An operating system process refers to a program that is currently running. When a program is executed, it becomes a process in the operating system. Therefore, the statement that an operating system process is basically a program in execution is true.

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  • 4. 

    Operating systems allow multiple programs to be in memory at the same time.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Yes, this is something that the more sophisticated operating systems started to allow.

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  • 5. 

    Resource management done by the operating system is largely transparent to the end user.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This is correct, the OS takes care of all resource management and does it automatically.

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  • 6. 

    Virtualization is a new concept which has grown in popularity over the past 5 years.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Virtualization concept has been around for over 4 decades.

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  • 7. 

    Operating systems are usually written by many programmers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    That's correct, many programmers work on one operating system. The OS is typically written in C or C++

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  • 8. 

    In all cases, the operating system code is directly executed by the hardware.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    That's correct OS code is directly executed with no interpreter and no just-in-time complication.

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  • 9. 

    The operating system is the code that carries out the system calls.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This is correct. Editors, compilers, assemblers, linkers, and command interpreters are not part of the OS.

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  • 10. 

    Current operating systems are massive, inflexible, unreliable, insecure, and loaded with bugs.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Believe it or not, this is true. Most researchers will commonly agree on this.

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