Windows XP Command Line Test

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This test are multiple choice. There is a total of 25 questions and every 5 questions are separated by a chapter.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    CHAPTER 1. To identify what version of the operating system you are using, you could, at the command line, use the_____ command.

    • A.

      DIR

    • B.

      TOC

    • C.

      VER

    • D.

      LFN

    Correct Answer
    C. VER
    Explanation
    The correct answer is VER. The VER command is used at the command line to display the version of the operating system that is currently running. This command is commonly used in Windows operating systems to quickly check the version information.

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  • 2. 

    CHAPTER 1.LFN is an acronym for___ ___ ___.

    • A.

      Last File Noted

    • B.

      Long File Name

    • C.

      Last Frame Number

    • D.

      LAN File Network

    Correct Answer
    A. Last File Noted
    Explanation
    LFN stands for Last File Noted. This acronym is commonly used in administrative or organizational contexts to refer to the most recent file that has been documented or recorded. It implies that there has been a previous file or set of files that have already been noted or accounted for, and the "last" file is the most recent addition to that list. This term is often used in situations where files or documents need to be tracked or monitored for various purposes, such as record-keeping or auditing.

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  • 3. 

    CHAPTER 1. Which of the following is the correct way to key a date?

    • A.

      10-9-10

    • B.

      10/9/10

    • C.

      10\9\10

    • D.

      10.9.10

    Correct Answer
    A. 10-9-10
    Explanation
    The correct way to key a date is using the format 10-9-10, where the day, month, and year are separated by hyphens.

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  • 4. 

    CHAPTER 1. The fastest way to exit Windows correctly is to

    • A.

      Turn off the computer.

    • B.

      Click Start, then Shut Down.

    • C.

      Smash the monitor.

    • D.

      Manage to get your Operating System bricked or render your computer useless

    Correct Answer
    B. Click Start, then Shut Down.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Click Start, then Shut Down." This is because clicking on the Start button and selecting the Shut Down option is the proper way to exit Windows. Turning off the computer directly or smashing the monitor are not recommended methods as they can cause damage to the system. Managing to get the operating system bricked or rendering the computer useless is also not a valid or correct way to exit Windows.

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  • 5. 

    CHAPTER 1. ____ clears the screen.

    • A.

      Clear

    • B.

      Erase

    • C.

      Undo All

    • D.

      CLS

    Correct Answer
    D. CLS
    Explanation
    The correct answer is CLS because CLS is a command used in computer programming to clear the screen. It stands for "clear screen" and when executed, it removes all text and graphics from the screen, providing a blank slate for new content to be displayed. This command is commonly used in command-line interfaces and batch scripting to improve readability and organization of output.

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  • 6. 

    CHAPTER 3. All floppy disks are formatted as what?

    • A.

      NTFS

    • B.

      FAT

    • C.

      FAT32

    • D.

      VFAT

    Correct Answer
    B. FAT
    Explanation
    Floppy disks are formatted as FAT (File Allocation Table). FAT is a file system that was commonly used in older versions of Windows operating systems. It organizes and manages files on the disk by using a table that keeps track of the allocation of space for each file. This file system is compatible with a wide range of devices and can be read by different operating systems, making it a suitable choice for floppy disks.

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  • 7. 

    CHAPTER 3. The basic syntax of the FORMAT command is:

    • A.

      FORMAT vol: [\V:label] [\Q] [\F:size]

    • B.

      FORMAT VOL: [\V:LABEL] [\Q] [\F:SIZE]

    • C.

      FORMAT volume: [/V:label] [/Q] [/F:size]

    • D.

      FORMAT VOLUME: {/V:label] [/Q] [/F:size}

    Correct Answer
    C. FORMAT volume: [/V:label] [/Q] [/F:size]
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "FORMAT volume: [/V:label] [/Q] [/F:size]". This is because it follows the correct syntax of the FORMAT command as described in the chapter. The command starts with "FORMAT volume:", followed by optional parameters enclosed in square brackets or curly braces. The "/V:label" parameter is used to specify the volume label, "/Q" is used to perform a quick format, and "/F:size" is used to specify the file system size.

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  • 8. 

    CHAPTER 3. The ____ parameter performs a quick format that does not check for bad sectors on a disk.

    • A.

      /Q

    • B.

      /S

    • C.

      /V

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. /Q
    Explanation
    The /Q parameter performs a quick format that does not check for bad sectors on a disk. This means that the formatting process will be faster as it skips the scanning for bad sectors. However, it also means that any existing bad sectors on the disk will not be detected or repaired during the formatting process. This parameter is useful when you want to quickly format a disk without spending too much time on the process.

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  • 9. 

    CHAPTER 3. The smallest unit that the operating system will read from or write to is a ____..

    • A.

      Cluster

    • B.

      File

    • C.

      Root

    • D.

      Cookie

    Correct Answer
    A. Cluster
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "cluster." In an operating system, a cluster is the smallest unit of allocation on a disk. It is a group of sectors that are treated as a single entity by the file system. When reading or writing data, the operating system accesses clusters, which helps optimize disk space usage and improve performance. Therefore, a cluster is the smallest unit that the operating system interacts with when performing disk operations.

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  • 10. 

    CHAPTER 3. Each operating system has a unique way of recording information on a disk. This is know as a________.

    • A.

      Virtual file

    • B.

      File system

    • C.

      Volume label

    • D.

      Allocation unit

    Correct Answer
    B. File system
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "file system". Each operating system has its own method of organizing and storing data on a disk, which is known as the file system. It determines how files are named, stored, and accessed, allowing the operating system to manage the data efficiently.

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  • 11. 

    CHAPTER 6. ____ eliminates files.

    • A.

      REM

    • B.

      ELM

    • C.

      ERS

    • D.

      DEL

    Correct Answer
    D. DEL
    Explanation
    The correct answer is DEL. DEL is a command in computer programming that is used to delete or remove files. It is commonly used in command line interfaces to delete files from a directory or folder. This command is often used to free up disk space or remove unwanted files from a computer system.

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  • 12. 

    CHAPTER 6. The _____ command can be used either to change the name of a subdirectory or to move files from one location to another.

    • A.

      CD

    • B.

      MAKE

    • C.

      MOVE

    • D.

      LOCATE

    Correct Answer
    C. MOVE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is MOVE because the MOVE command can be used to change the name of a subdirectory or to move files from one location to another. It allows the user to relocate files and directories within the file system, making it a versatile command for organizing and managing files.

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  • 13. 

    CHAPTER 6. You may remove directories with the ____ command

    • A.

      MD

    • B.

      CD

    • C.

      RD

    • D.

      DEL

    Correct Answer
    C. RD
    Explanation
    The correct answer is RD. RD stands for "remove directory" and is a command used to delete directories in a command-line interface. This command is used to permanently remove a directory and all of its contents.

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  • 14. 

    CHAPTER 6. The _____ command backs up a floppy disk.

    • A.

      RECOVERY

    • B.

      DISKCOPY

    • C.

      CHKDISK

    • D.

      A and B are both correct

    Correct Answer
    B. DISKCOPY
    Explanation
    The correct answer is DISKCOPY. The DISKCOPY command is used to create a backup of a floppy disk. It copies all the files and folders from one floppy disk to another, creating an exact duplicate. This command is commonly used to back up important data or create copies of software installation disks. The other options, RECOVERY and CHKDISK, are not specifically designed for backing up floppy disks.

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  • 15. 

    CHAPTER 6. The wildcard _____ allows you to back up all the files in a directory

    • A.

      *.*

    • B.

      ????.????

    • C.

      *.????

    • D.

      ????.*

    Correct Answer
    A. *.*
    Explanation
    The correct answer is *.*. The wildcard * represents any sequence of characters, while the wildcard . represents any single character. Therefore, *.* will match all files in a directory, regardless of their names or extensions.

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  • 16. 

    CHAPTER 7. A memory-resident program is commonly referred to as a _____ program

    • A.

      ASCII

    • B.

      TSR (Terminate Stay Resident)

    • C.

      DOS

    • D.

      Document

    Correct Answer
    B. TSR (Terminate Stay Resident)
    Explanation
    A memory-resident program is a program that remains in the computer's memory after it has been executed, allowing it to be quickly accessed and used again without having to be loaded from disk. The term "Terminate Stay Resident" (TSR) is commonly used to describe such programs. This term originated in the DOS operating system, where TSR programs were commonly used. Therefore, the correct answer to this question is TSR (Terminate Stay Resident).

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  • 17. 

    CHAPTER 7. The ______ command allows you to copy files and subdirectories.

    • A.

      DISKCOPY

    • B.

      XCOPY

    • C.

      CDCOPY

    • D.

      COPY

    Correct Answer
    B. XCOPY
    Explanation
    The correct answer is XCOPY. XCOPY is a command that allows users to copy files and directories, including subdirectories, from one location to another. It is commonly used in command prompt or batch files to perform file copying operations. This command provides more advanced options and functionalities compared to the basic COPY command.

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  • 18. 

    CHAPTER 7. How many file attributes are there?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Five

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    D. Four
    Explanation
    There are four file attributes.

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  • 19. 

    CHAPTER 7. The XCOPY command's _______ parameter enables you to copy empty directories.

    • A.

      /D

    • B.

      /S

    • C.

      /E

    • D.

      /R

    Correct Answer
    C. /E
    Explanation
    The /E parameter in the XCOPY command enables the user to copy empty directories.

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  • 20. 

    CHAPTER 7. On desktop you use Notepad and in the Command Prompt window you use_______.

    • A.

      Gedit

    • B.

      Wordpad

    • C.

      Vi

    • D.

      Text Editor

    Correct Answer
    D. Text Editor
    Explanation
    In the Command Prompt window on a desktop, you would typically use a text editor to create or modify text files. While options like Gedit, Wordpad, and vi are all text editors, the term "Text Editor" is a more generic and encompassing term that can refer to any software or program used for editing text. Therefore, "Text Editor" is the correct answer as it covers a broader range of options that can be used in the Command Prompt window.

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  • 21. 

    CHAPTER 9. The ____ appends output redirected from standard output to the end of a file.

    • A.

      >>

    • B.

      >

    • C.

    • D.

    Correct Answer
    A. >>
    Explanation
    The ">>" symbol in the given context refers to the output redirection operator in a command line interface. When used in a command, it appends the output that would normally be displayed on the standard output to the end of a file, instead of printing it on the screen. This allows users to save the output of a command to a file without overwriting any existing content in the file.

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  • 22. 

    CHAPTER 9. FIND has ____ parameters.

    • A.

      Five

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      Three

    Correct Answer
    C. Four
    Explanation
    The statement in the question states that the "CHAPTER 9. FIND has ____ parameters." The answer "Four" suggests that the FIND function has four parameters.

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  • 23. 

    CHAPTER 9. _____ lets you look at text files one screenful at a time.

    • A.

      LESS

    • B.

      SORT

    • C.

      FIND

    • D.

      MORE

    Correct Answer
    D. MORE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is MORE. MORE is a command in the computer system that allows users to view text files one screenful at a time. It is commonly used in command line interfaces to navigate through large files without overwhelming the screen with too much information at once. By using the MORE command, users can scroll through the file and read the content in a manageable manner.

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  • 24. 

    CHAPTER 9. The symbol that takes standard output from one command and uses it as standard input for the next command is a _____.

    • A.

      Filter

    • B.

      Redirection

    • C.

      Pipe

    • D.

      Branch

    Correct Answer
    C. Pipe
    Explanation
    A pipe is a symbol that takes the standard output from one command and uses it as the standard input for the next command. It allows for the seamless flow of data between commands, enabling them to work together in a chain-like manner. This is a fundamental concept in Unix-like operating systems, where commands can be combined using pipes to perform complex tasks efficiently.

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  • 25. 

    CHAPTER 9. Two of the SORT command parameters are ____ for reverse order and ____ for column number

    • A.

      /S;+n

    • B.

      /R;+n

    • C.

      /I;+n

    • D.

      /R;+s

    Correct Answer
    B. /R;+n
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "/R;+n". In the SORT command, the "/R" parameter is used to sort the data in reverse order, while the "+n" parameter is used to specify the column number for sorting.

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