About Operating System

Following are some of the multiple choice questions on the Operating System with answers that will help the students in developing their knowledge.

Operating System MCQ

1. Dibawah ini yang termasuk operating system berbasis gui kecuali

  • Linux
  • Windows
  • Mac Os
  • DOS

2. Which of the following is not an example of an operating system

  • Linux
  • Mac OS X.
  • MS Paint.
  • MS Windows

3. For real time operating system interrupt latency should be

  • Zero
  • minimal
  • maximum
  • dependent on the scheduling

4. What is the function of the kernel of an operating system?

  • It provides a user interface that allows users to request a specific task.
  • The kernel links the hardware drivers with the underlying electronics of a computer.
  • It is an application that allows the initial configuration of a Cisco device.
  • The kernel provisions hardware resources to meet software requirements.

5. You should save your computer from?

  • Viruses
  • Time bombs
  • Worms
  • All of the above

6. Which is the core of the operating system

  • Kernel
  • Commands
  • script
  • none of the above

7. File management function of the operating system includes

i) File creation and deletion ii) Disk scheduling iii) Directory creation iv) Mapping file in secondary storage
  • i, ii and iii only
  • i, iii and iv only
  • ii, iii and iv only
  • All i, ii, iii and iv

8. To access the service of operating system, the interface is provided by the

  • System calls
  • API
  • Library
  • Assembly instructions

9. You should choose Sleep option when

  • The computer is tired after working for the whole day
  • You are leaving for a very short time and want to resume you work shortly
  • When computer gets hanged frequently. Let it sleep for some time
  • You finish working and going to bed

10. The Basic Input Output System (BIOS) resides in

  • RAM
  • ROM
  • The CPU
  • Memory Cache

11. The _____ is the heart of the operating system and controls its most critical processes.

  • Kernel
  • cache
  • register
  • user interface

12. The ________ of the operating system enables the user to communicate with the computer system.

  • modem
  • network adapter card
  • window
  • User Interface

13. Which of the following two operating systems are used most frequently on tablets?

  • Windows and iOS
  • Windows and Android
  • Android and iOS
  • BlackBerry and Windows

14. Most smartphones use operating systems developed by ________.

  • Google and Apple
  • Apple and Microsoft
  • Microsoft and Google
  • Symbian and Apple

15. All of the following are examples of network operating systems except ________.

  • Windows 8
  • OS X
  • MS-DOS
  • Linux

16. Which of the following is not a function of the operating system?

  • Managing resources
  • Providing Internet access
  • Providing a user interface
  • Providing a user interface

17. Which of the following is an example of an operating system?

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Windows

18. Which of the following is not a desktop operating system?

  • OS X
  • Chrome OS
  • Google Android
  • Windows

19. Which of the following is not one of the most common operating systems for personal computers?

  • Microsoft Windows
  • IBM
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X

20. Which of the following is not an operating system used by today's computers and mobile devices?

  • Microsoft
  • DOS
  • Nougat android

21. Which of the following is not a popular desktop operating system?

  • Android
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Mountain Lion
  • IOS

22. Most supercomputers use the ________ operating system.

  • Windows
  • iOS
  • UNIX
  • Linux

23. Which is not an example of a mobile operating system

  • Symbian
  • Android
  • macOS
  • none of the above

24. The essential difference between an operating system like Linux and one like Windows is that

  • Windows can run with an Intel processor, whereas Linux cannot
  • Linux is a proprietary whereas Windows is not
  • There are multiple versions of Linux, but only one version of Windows
  • Any programmer can modify Linux code which is not permitted with Windows

25. In a network operating system, this computer coordinates all communication between computers.

  • Client
  • Server
  • Terminal
  • Mode

26. A(n) ______________________ is the most important software that runs on a computer.

  • Operating System
  • Windows
  • Anti Virus
  • iOS

27. The memory which allocates space for DOS and application is called

  • Expanded memory
  • Cache memory
  • Virtual memory
  • Conventional memory

28. You can use print manage window

  • To check status of files in the print queue
  • To cancel the print job
  • To interrupt printing
  • All of the above

29. What is the main advantage of a GUI?

  • Reduces the cost of computing
  • Makes the computer easier to use
  • Required a less powerful computer
  • Does not need updating

30. In a virtualized environment, this operating system runs on the physical machine.

  • Guest
  • Client
  • host
  • Home

31. On closed-source operating systems, hot fixes for software bugs are deployed very quickly.

  • Ture
  • False

32. Which of the following kinds of software is not usually included by an installed operating system?

  • Spreadsheet
  • media player
  • browser
  • calculator

33. The ios operating system utilizes a closed-source, or vendor specific / commercial license.

  • True
  • False

34. Which of the following is a real time operating system

  • ms dos
  • windows xp
  • process control
  • none of the above

35. Which components appear in the initial Windows start up display?

  • Dialog boxes
  • Start menu
  • Taskbar
  • All of above

36. Which of the following operating system does not implement the multitasking truly?

  • Windows 98
  • Windows NT
  • Windows XP
  • MS DOS

37. Which type of hypervisor does not run on an underlying operating system?

  • Type I
  • Type II
  • Type III
  • Type IV

38. System software is usually divided into two categories: operating systems and ____ programs.

  • planning system
  • Utility
  • FAT system
  • background

39. The operating system sometimes is called the ______.

  • platform
  • firmware
  • Both A & B
  • none of the above

40. Which of the following identifies an operating system or network

  • Fingerprinting
  • Penetration testing
  • Both A & B
  • none of the above

41. The operating system manages each and every piece of hardware and software.

  • True
  • False

42. The operating system is loaded into memory during the ____ process.

  • Kernel
  • SOLE
  • boot
  • lacing

43. Operating system is resident in memory of which part

  • Middle
  • Lower
  • Upper
  • All of these

44. Which of the following is system software?

  • Operating system
  • Compiler
  • Utilities
  • All of the above

45. Which of the following is not an operating system?

  • DOS
  • Linux
  • Windows
  • Oracle

46. Programs that control or maintain the operations of the computer and its devices.

  • Operating System
  • Utility Software
  • System Software
  • Compression Software

47. Allocating time on the processor to individual processes is known as...

  • CPU Scheduling
  • CPU Timing
  • CPU Clocking
  • CPU Sorting

48. Which is the first program run on a computer when the computer boots up?

  • System software
  • Operating system
  • System operations
  • None

49. Contains instructions for running essential hardware devices before an operating system is started

  • batch file
  • usmtutils
  • standard image
  • system BIOS

50. Which of the following statements is true of an operating system?

  • Windows 7 is developed by Blackberry
  • IOS is developed by Microsoft
  • Mac OS is developed by Apple
  • Bada OS is developed by Microsoft

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