Computer Facts: Operating System Tools! Trivia Quiz

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Computer Facts: Operating System Tools! Trivia Quiz

This trivia quiz tests your knowledge on computer facts about the operating system tools. These tools can either be the software within the operating system, and of the most used is the windows tool. Think you have what it takes to get the high score in the quiz? Do give it a try and see how well you will do.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Is a piece of code which only one process executes at a time

    • B. 

      Is a region prone to deadlock

    • C. 

      Is a piece of code which only a finite number of processes execute

    • D. 

      Is found only in Windows NT operation system

  • 2. 
    The mechanism that bring a page into memory only when it is needed is called _____________
    • A. 

      Segmentation

    • B. 

      Fragmentation

    • C. 

      Demand Paging

    • D. 

      Page Replacement

  • 3. 
    PCB =
    • A. 

      Program Control Block

    • B. 

      Process Control Block

    • C. 

      Process Communication Block

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Switching the CPU to another Process requires to save the state of the old process and loading new process state is called as __________.
    • A. 

      Process Blocking

    • B. 

      Context Switch

    • C. 

      Time Sharing

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Which directory implementation is used in most Operating System?
    • A. 

      Single level directory structure

    • B. 

      Two level directory structure

    • C. 

      Tree directory structure

    • D. 

      Acyclic directory structure

  • 6. 
    The Banker¿s algorithm is used
    • A. 

      To prevent deadlock in operating systems

    • B. 

      To detect deadlock in operating systems

    • C. 

      To rectify a deadlocked state

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    A thread
    • A. 

      Is a lightweight process where the context switching is low

    • B. 

      Is a lightweight process where the context swithching is high

    • C. 

      Is used to speed up paging

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    ______ is a high level abstraction over Semaphore.
    • A. 

      Shared memory

    • B. 

      Message passing

    • C. 

      Monitor

    • D. 

      Mutual exclusion

  • 9. 
    A tree-structured file directory system.
    • A. 

      Allows easy storage and retrieval of file names

    • B. 

      Is a much debated unecessary feature

    • C. 

      Is not essential when we have millions of files

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Which of the following will determine your choice of systems software for your computer?
    • A. 

      Is the applications software you want to use compatible with it Is the applications software you want to use compatible with it?

    • B. 

      Is it expensive ?

    • C. 

      Is it compatible with your hardware ?

    • D. 

      Both 1 and 3