Operating System Questions MCQ - Set 06 - ObjectiveBooks

Operating System Questions MCQ - Set 06

Practice Test: Question Set - 06

1. A base register table
    (A) Allows the programmer to write base registers and displacements explicitly in the source program
    (B) Is used to remember which of the general-purpose registers are currently available as base registers, and what base addresses they contain
    (C) Allows multiple programs to reside in separate areas of core at the same time
    (D) Is a term that refers to the control programs of an operating system

2. Which of the following instruction steps, would be written within the diamond-shaped box, of a flowchart?
    (A) S = B - C
    (B) IS A<10
    (C) PRINT A
    (D) DATA X, 4Z

3. Scheduling is
    (A) Allowing jobs to use the processor
    (B) Unrelated to performance consideration
    (C) Not required in uniprocessor systems
    (D) The same regard-less of the purpose of the system

4. Block or buffer caches are used
    (A) To improve disk performance
    (B) To handle interrupts
    (C) To increase the capacity of main memory
    (D) To speed up main memory read operation

5. A system program that sets up an executable program in main memory ready for execution is
    (A) Assembler
    (B) Linker
    (C) Loader
    (D) Compiler

6. In analyzing the compilation of PL/I program, the description "creation of more optimal matrix" is associated with
    (A) Assembly and output
    (B) Code generation
    (C) Syntax analysis
    (D) Machine independent optimization

7. The powerful text editor called PC-Write can be used by anybody by paying a small fee. Such programs are called
    (A) Software
    (B) Shareware
    (C) Firmware
    (D) Mindware

8. A non-relocatable program is one which
    (A) Cannot be made to execute in any area of storage other than the one designated for it at the time of its coding or translation
    (B) Consists of a program and relevant information for its relocation
    (C) Can itself performs the relocation of its address-sensitive portions
    (D) All of the above

9. If you do not know which version of MS-DOS you are working with, which command will you use after having booted your operating system?
    (A) FORMAT command
    (B) DIR command
    (C) VER command
    (D) DISK command

10. Which of the following, is necessary to work on a computer
    (A) Compiler
    (B) Operating system
    (C) Assembly
    (D) Interpreter of the above

11. What is the name given to the values that are automatically provided by software to reduce keystrokes and improve a computer user's productivity?
    (A) Defined values
    (B) Fixed values
    (C) Default values
    (D) Special values

12. The function(s) of file system is (are):
    (A) To provide complete file naming freedom to the users and to permit controlled sharing of files
    (B) To provide for long and short term storage of files with appropriate economic tradeoffs
    (C) To provide security against loss of information due to system failure
    (D) All of the above

13. Poor response times are caused by
    (A) Processor busy
    (B) High I/O rate
    (C) High paging rates
    (D) Any of the above

14. 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

15. Which of the following software types is used to simplify using systems software?
    (A) Spreadsheet
    (B) Operating environment
    (C) Timesharing
    (D) Multitasking

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