Ultimate Quiz On Operating Systems

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Operating System Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following are typical roles of an Operating System?
    • A. 

      Memory Management

    • B. 

      CPU management

    • C. 

      Virtualising the hardware to make it easier for the user to use a computer

    • D. 

      Device management

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT system software?
    • A. 

      The Operating System

    • B. 

      Device Driver (eg Printer Driver)

    • C. 

      Wordprocessor

    • D. 

      Defrag Utility

    • E. 

      Format Utility

  • 3. 
    In which of the following situations would a batch processing Operating System be ideal?
    • A. 

      A hospital's emergency ward system

    • B. 

      A payroll system

    • C. 

      A bomb-disposal robot

    • D. 

      An automatic pilot system

    • E. 

      A home PC

  • 4. 
    In which of the following situations would a real time Operating System be absolutely necessary?
    • A. 

      In a payroll system

    • B. 

      In a mailing list

    • C. 

      In an automatic pilot system

    • D. 

      In a system producing credit card bills

    • E. 

      In all of the above

  • 5. 
    A multi-user Operating System
    • A. 

      Allows many users to use the system simultaneously

    • B. 

      Allows a single user to run many programs simultaneously

    • C. 

      Is simpler in structure than a Single-User Operating System

    • D. 

      Would have less complex memory handling techniques than a Single-User Operating System

  • 6. 
    A time-sharing Operating System
    • A. 

      Allows a single process to run at a time

    • B. 

      Allows many processes to run 'simultaneously' by allotting each a time-slice

    • C. 

      Can only be used on networked systems

    • D. 

      None of the above is true

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