Ece Operating System Test 1

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 67

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Operating System Quizzes & Trivia

This test is intended to all ECE operating system students only


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is an Operating System?
  • 2. 
    Why study operating systems?
  • 3. 
    What is RTOS?
  • 4. 
    What is MVS?
  • 5. 
    What is the first operation that operating system do when you open you computer
    • A. 

      Initiate POST check

    • B. 

      The operating system is the first loaded onto the computer

    • C. 

      Initiate BIOS Check

    • D. 

      Check for your I/O devices

  • 6. 
    One of the reasons operating systems are made out of portable code rather than permanent circuit.
    • A. 

      So that they can be change or modified without having to scrap the whole device

    • B. 

      So that they can bring the platform anywhere they want

    • C. 

      So that they can freely modified the operating system anytime they want

    • D. 

      So that they can make changes to the device works

  • 7. 
    Application software is generally what we think of when someone speaks of_____________
    • A. 

      Computer hardware

    • B. 

      Computer programs

    • C. 

      Computer programmers

    • D. 

      Computer systems

  • 8. 
    Computer Software can be divided into two main categories: (Click all the applicable answer)
    • A. 

      Application software

    • B. 

      Application systems

    • C. 

      System software

    • D. 

      System utility software

    • E. 

      Disk operating systems

  • 9. 
    Examples of application software: (check all the applicable answer)
    • A. 

      Spreadsheets

    • B. 

      Database systems

    • C. 

      Desktop publishing systems

    • D. 

      Program development software

    • E. 

      Games

  • 10. 
    Example of system software (Click all the applicable answer)
    • A. 

      Operating system

    • B. 

      Utilities

    • C. 

      Firmware

    • D. 

      Compiler

    • E. 

      Drivers

  • 11. 
    System software acts as an interface between the hardware of the computer and the application software.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Three main responsibilities of OS?
    • A. 

      Perform basic tasks

    • B. 

      Recognizing I/O devices

    • C. 

      Ensure that different programs and users running at the same time do not interfere with each other

    • D. 

      Provide a software platform on top of which other programs

    • E. 

      Focuses on providing an interface between application and system hardware

  • 13. 
    4 common types of operating system strategies on which modern operating systems are built.
    • A. 

      Batch

    • B. 

      Timesharing

    • C. 

      Personal computing

    • D. 

      Dedicated

  • 14. 
    Not all computers have operating systems
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Computer System Components
    • A. 

      Hardware

    • B. 

      Operating Systems

    • C. 

      Application Programs

    • D. 

      Users

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    The first instruction sets or program that runs on your computer that examines the system hardware to make sure everything is functioning properly.
    • A. 

      BIOS

    • B. 

      ROM

    • C. 

      POST

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    It loads the operating system into memory and allows it to begin operation
    • A. 

      Bootstrap loader

    • B. 

      BIOS firmware

    • C. 

      I/O devices

    • D. 

      ROM Read-only Memory

  • 18. 
    What is the very important part of an RTOS?
    • A. 

      Managing I/O devices

    • B. 

      Managing the resources

    • C. 

      Managing networks

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    What is a Single-user, Single task?
    • A. 

      Support to or more user at the same time

    • B. 

      Do one thing at a time

    • C. 

      Support multi-threading

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    What is a Multi-user?
    • A. 

      A multi-user operating system allows many different users

    • B. 

      Support users to take advantage computer task

    • C. 

      A multi-user allows multi-threading

    • D. 

      All of the above

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