Language Processors Software Engineering Questions - Set 03 - ObjectiveBooks
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Language Processors Software Engineering Questions - Set 03

Practice Test: Question Set - 03


1. An algorithm is best described as
    (A) A computer language
    (B) A step by step procedure for solving a problem
    (C) A branch of mathematics
    (D) All of the above

2. An Interpreter is
    (A) Is a program that appears to execute a source program as if it were machine language
    (B) A program that automate the translation of assembly language into machine language
    (C) Program that accepts a program written in a high level language and produces an object program
    (D) A program that places programs into memory and prepares them for execution

3. When a computer is first turned on or restarted, a special type of absolute loader, called a ________ is executed
    (A) Loader
    (B) Linker
    (C) Bootstrap loader
    (D) None of the above

4. Convert the .WORD d#790 assembly language pseudo-ops into hexadecimal machine language:
    (A) 0111EF
    (B) 03 16
    (C) F8
    (D) 42 65 61 72

5. The table created by lexical analysis to describe all literals used in the source program, is:
    (A) Terminal table
    (B) Literal table
    (C) Identifier table
    (D) Reductions

6. Systems software is a program that directs the overall operation of the computer facilitates its use and interacts with the users. What are the different types of this software?
    (A) Operating system
    (B) Languages
    (C) Utilities
    (D) All of the above

7. A system program that combines the separately compiled modules of a program into a form suitable for execution
    (A) Assembler
    (B) Linking loader
    (C) Cross compiler
    (D) Load and go

8. In analyzing the compilation of PL/I program, the term "Lexical analysis" is associated with
    (A) Recognition of basic syntactic constructs through reductions
    (B) Recognition of basic elements and creation of uniform symbols
    (C) Creation of more optional matrix
    (D) Use of macro processor to produce more optimal assembly code

9. In an absolute loading scheme, which loader function is accomplished by assembler
    (A) Reallocation
    (B) Allocation
    (C) Linking
    (D) Loading

10. A development strategy whereby the executive control modules of a system are coded and tested first, is known as
    (A) Bottom-up development
    (B) Top-down development
    (C) Left-Right development
    (D) All of the above

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