Que(6) Which of the following is the correct sequence of actions that take place during the boot-up process?
(A) Load operating system ? Activate BIOS ? Perform POST ? Check configuration settings (B) Activate BIOS ? Perform POST ? Load operating system ? Check configuration settings (C) Perform POST ? Load operating system ? Activate BIOS ? Check configuration settings (D) Activate BIOS ? Check configuration settings ? Perform POST ? Load operating system (E)
Que(7) Common functions and routines that need to be executed by many computer programs can be made available via a(n) ____________, which prevents the necessity for programmers to duplicate the effort of writing the same type of code.
(A) utility program (B) system kernel (C) BIOS directory (D) application program interface (E)
Que(8) Communication between the operating system and a peripheral device such as a CD-ROM drive or a printer is facilitated by a(n):
(A) over-reliance on swapping to virtual memory. (B) insufficient hard disk space. (C) too many processors being managed by the operating system. (D) inaccurate information stored in the registry. (E)
Que(10) The purpose of a swap (or page) file is to:
(A) maintain pages of documents that are being spooled to the printer (B) hold a program’s data or instructions in virtual memory when it can’t fit in RAM (C) prevent thrashing in a multi-tasking environment (D) allow multiple print jobs to print their pages out simultaneously (E)
Que(11) Virtual memory is typically located:
(A) in RAM (B) in the CPU. (C) in a flash card (D) on the hard disk (E)
Que(12) A spooler is a:
(A) location in memory that maintains the contents of a document until it prints out. (B) queue of print jobs that are waiting to print. (C) program that coordinates the print jobs that are waiting to process. (D) message sent from the printer to the operating system when a print job is completed. (E)
Que(13) An interrupt handler is a:
(A) location in memory that keeps track of recently generated interrupts. (B) hardware device that manages the interrupts generated by peripheral units. (C) utility program that communicates interrupts to the operating system (D) special numeric code that indicates the priority of an interrupt. (E)
Que(14) User actions such as keystrokes or mouse clicks are referred to as:
Que(19) Which of the following is NOT an advantage of open-source operating systems over proprietary versions?
(A) Free use and distribution (B) Availability of technical support (C) Availability of source code (D) Ability to modify code (E)
Que(20) Which of the following is a correct association between a vendor and an operating system?
(A) Redhat ? Linux (B) AT&T ? MS DOS (C) Microsoft ? Unix (D) Novell ? Linux (E)
Que(21) The essential difference between an operating system like Linux and one like Windows is that:
(A) Windows can run with an Intel processor, whereas Linux cannot. (B) Linux is proprietary, whereas Windows is not (C) any programmer can modify Linux code, which is not permitted with Windows. (D) there are multiple versions of Linux, but only one version of Windows. (E)
Que(22) The ____________ operating system was initially created in the early 1970s at AT&T’s Bell Labs.
(A) Linux (B) DOS (C) Unix (D) GNU (E)
Que(23) The most recent version of the Mac OS is based on the ____________ operating system-
(A) Windows (B) Linux (C) Unix (D) CMOS (E)
Que(24) Which of the following was an early desktop operating system that included an integrated graphic user interface with point-and-click features ?
Que(26) An essential difference between the operating system that runs a typical desktop computer and the operating system that runs a typical PDA is that:
(A) the desktop OS has a graphical user interface whereas the PDA OS does not. (B) the desktop OS can run several programs simultaneously whereas the PDA OS cannot. (C) the desktop OS manages hardware resources whereas the PDA OS does not. (D) the desktop computer has an OS whereas a PDA does not. (E)
Que(27) A real-time operating system is most likely to be used for which of the following tasks ?
(A) Controlling access to a shared printer in a network (B) Ensuring that the system clock works correctly on a server (C) Managing the access to system files in a laptop computer (D) Controlling the fuel injection system of an automobile engine (E)
Que(28) Which of the following is an example of a real-time operating system ?
(A) Linux (B) MS DOS (C) Windows XP (D) Symbian (E)
Que(29) The category of operating system that you most likely have running on your PDA computer is a ____________ operating system.
Que(31) All of the following are tasks performed by the operating system EXCEPT:
(A) managing hardware on the computer. (B) controlling the access that application programs have to the CPU. (C) performing housekeeping tasks like file compression and disk defragmentation. (D) providing an interface for users to interact with the computer. (E)
Que(32) CAD software is most likely to be used by:
Que(33) Drawing flow charts, block diagrams, and other technical graphics is best accomplished using which of the following software products?
(A) Jasc Paint Shop Pro (B) Microsoft Visio (C) Macromedia Dreamweaver (D) Adobe Illustrator (E)
Que(34) Which of the following software products would you use in order to enhance the quality of a photograph that you have recently imported from your digital camera, and would likely have been included with the digital camera when you bought it ?
Que(35) The category of software most appropriate for controlling the design and layout of complex documents like newsletters and brochures is:
(A) word processing. (B) computer-aided design. (C) Web page authoring. (D) desktop publishing. (E)
Que(36) Which of the following software products is most appropriate for plotting out your company’s corporate strategy ?
(A) Microsoft Project (B) Front Page (C) Business Plan Pro (D) Visio (E)
Que(37) If you want software to assist in estimating the time it takes for a sequence of tasks to be accomplished and to track the progress of people working on these tasks, which of the following software products would you use?
(A) Microsoft Project (B) Front Page (C) Business Plan Pro (D) Visio (E)
Que(38) Small business owners who want software to assist in managing accounts payable and receivable will likely use which of the following software products?
(A) QuickBooks (B) Business Plan Pro (C) Quicken (D) Microsoft Project (E)
Que(39) Individuals who want software to assist in automated checkbook balancing and bill paying for their personal bank and credit card accounts will likely use which of the following software products ?
(A) Microsoft Project (B) QuickBooks (C) Acrobat (D) Quicken (E)
Que(40) Quicken and TurboTax are both personal financial products developed by:
Que(44) Software providers who develop many productivity tools may also provide stripped-down versions that combine the simpler features of these tools bundled together into a(n):
(A) software suite. (B) personal information manager (C) integrated software application (D) limited software edition (E)
Que(45) In a database of employees, all the information about a particular person would constitute a:
(A) file. (B) record. (C) field. (D) table. (E)
Que(46) A table is a collection of:
(A) files. (B) worksheets. (C) fields. (D) records. (E)
Que(47) If you are using a template in a productivity software application, you are most likely trying to:
(A) assign a basic theme or structure to the file with which you are working. (B) perform a series of steps in a time-efficient manner (C) gain assistance in performing complicated tasks (D) combine different documents together to form a single integrated whole (E)
Que(48) A ____________ is a small program that helps to automate a frequently used series of commands in most productivity software tools.