Operating Systems – MCQ Set 2

I’ve composed and collected multiple choice questions (MCQ) for Operating System chapter for you to practice and prepare your competitive exams better! These questions are suitable for exams such as PSC Computer Operator, Data Entry Supervisor and so on.

  1. Which of the following shutdown method is often called Warm Boot?
    a.Shut Down
    b. Restart
    c. Sleep
    d. Hibernate
  2. ______ is most often done after fixing a problem, adding a new program, or making a configuration change
    a.Shut Down

    b. Restart
    c. Sleep
    d. Hibernate
  3. ___ is a compromise mode between Shut Down and Sleep mode because it does not consume power and remembers the current state of your desktop
    a.Shut Down
    b. Restart
    c. Sleep
    d. Hibernate
  4. You should choose this mode if you don’t know how long you won’t use your computer but want to have the same desktop state when you resume
    a.Shut Down
    b. Restart
    c. Sleep
    d. Hibernate
  5. The category of the operating system that you most likely have running on your PDA computer is a …. Operating system
    a.Real time
    b. Single user, single task
    c. Single user, multitask
    d. Multiuser, multitask
  6. Running multiple programs at the same time is called:
    a. Multitasking
    b. Foreground tasking
    c. Single-tasking
    d. Symmetric
  7. What is the meaning of “Hibernate” in Windows XP/Windows 7?
    a. Restart the Computer in safe mode
    b. Restart the Computer in hibernate mode
    c. Shutdown the Computer terminating all the running applications
    d. Shutdown the Computer without closing the running applications
  8. The function of Dir/W is
    a. Show all details of the file
    b. Show only file name and directory name
    c. Shows the only directory
    d. All of the above
  9. Page stealing
    a.Is a sign of an efficient system
    b. Is taking page frame from other working sets
    c. Should be the turning goal
    d. Is taking layer disk space for the page in page out
  10. What do you mean by the dialog box?
    a. Interactive message box
    b. Group of options
    c. Set of controls
    d. All of the above
  11. The dial-up connection allows you to
    a. Connect ISP
    b. Internet
    c. Server
    d. All of the above
  12. To properly exit Windows
    a. Click the stop button on the desktop
    b. Click the exit button on the desktop
    c. Select shut down from the Start menu
    d. None of the above
  13. Which is not a system tool?
    a. Folder
    b. Backup
    c. Scandisk
    d. Format
  14. A utility that can be used to minimize the number of fragmented files and enhance the speed
    a. Disk space
    b. Defrag
    c. Scandisk
    d. Double space
  15. To change the volume label
    a. Vol
    b. Label
    c. Scandisk
    d. None
  16. Which of the following is a disk compression tools?
    a. Drive space
    b. Defragmenter
    c. Scandisk
    d. None of the above
  17. To save your computer from viruses you will do
    a. Install antivirus software and run it
    b. Make physical safe for the removal disk
    c. Scan the removable disk before using it
    d. All of the above
  18. How can you optimize the performance of your computer?
    a. Delete unused files
    b. Defrag disk
    c. Scan for virus
    d. All of the above
  19. Scandisk
    a. Checks the disk
    b. Give information about disk
    c. Run from DOS mode
    d. All of the above
  20. Recently used application file list appears in the Windows operating system
    a. Setting menu
    b. Documents menu
    c. Run dialog box
    d. Programs menu
  21. A batch file is used to
    a. Run program
    b. Show the contents
    c. run commands automatically
    d. All of the above
  22. are specially designed computer chips that reside inside other devices, such as your car or electric thermostat
    a. Server
    b. Embedded computer
    c. Robotic computer
    d. Mainframes
  23. The title bar always displays on
    a. Top of the open windows
    b. Left side of the open window
    c. Right side of the open window
    d. All of the above
  24. Which of the following is used to display the content of a certain drive or folder?
    a. Click the drive or folder while holding down the Alt key
    b. Triple-click the drive or folder
    c. Right-click the drive or folder
    d. Double click the drive or folder
  25. Which of the following file menu option saves documents to disk?
    a. Save
    b. Create
    c. Rename
    d. All of the above
  26. While working with MS-DOS which command is used to change the extension of all file names ending with .txt to the doc?
    a. Ren *.doc *.txt
    b. Ren .txt .doc
    c. Ren file.doc file.text
    d. Ren a:*.doc *.doc
  27. Booting means
    a. Restarting the computer
    b. Installing program
    c. Removing errors
    d. Switch off
    This is the second set of Operating Systems MCQ Questions. Please find other pages with more questions from OS.
  28. Booting means
    a. Restarting the computer
    b. Installing program
    c. Removing errors
    d. Switch off the computer
  29. RD command is used to
    a. Remove an empty directory
    b. Remove non-empty directory
    c. Remove directory including files
    d. None of the above
  30. When you open my computer on desktop you see the information of
    a. Hard disk
    b. CD
    c. Removable disk
    d. All of the above
  31. ….is intermediate storage for deleted files
    a. My computer
    b. My documents
    c. Recycle bin
    d. None of the above
  32. We can start the application from?
    a. Log off
    b. Network place
    c. Recycle bin
    d. Run
  33. Which command is used to list out deleted files in DOS?
    a. list
    b. Undelete/list
    c. Recover
    d. All of the above
  34. Which of the following is not process states?
    a. New
    b. Running
    c. Ready
    d. Finished
  35. Which command is used to delete the directory and all of its contents in one step?
    a. Deltree
    b. CD
    c. Rd
    d. Dir *.*
  36. What do you type at the DOS command prompt to return back to windows?
    a. Command
    b. Exit
    c. Quit
    d. Return
  37. What do you type at the DOS command prompt to return back to Windows
    a. Command
    b. Exit
    c. Quit
    d. Return
  38. The question mark (?) indicates in file searching
    a. A single character
    b. A group of character
    c. Questions
    d. None of the above
  39. Save operation means
    a. Put data into the processor
    b. Put data into internal memory
    c. Put data into secondary storage
    d. Put data into monitor
  40. CAD software is most likely to be used by
    a. Web designer
    b. Engineers
    c. Project Manager
    d. Magazine Editor
  41. A spooler is a
    a. Location in memory that maintains the contents of documents until it prints out
    b. Queue of a print job that is waiting to print
    c. Program that coordinates the print job that is waiting to process
    d. Message sent from the printer to the operating system when a print job is completed
  42. The problem with …file is that they slow your computer’s operation
    a. Fragmented
    b. Formatted
    c. Program
    d. All of the above
  43. User action such as keystroke or mouse click is referred to as
    a. Interrupt
    b. Tasks
    c. Processes
    d. Event
  44. Which is not external command?
    a. Doskey
    b. Verify
    c. Print
    d. Find
  45. What is the method of handling deadlocks?
    a. Use a protocol to ensure that the system will never enter a deadlock state.
    b. Allow the system to enter the deadlock state and then recover.
    c. Pretend that deadlocks never occur in the system.
    d. All of the Above
  46. To delete a file without allowing it to store in a recycle bin
    a. Press Delete key
    b. Press Shift + Delete key
    c. Press Ctrl + Delete key
    d. Press Alt + Delete key
  47. The operating system is a ….
    a. System software
    b. Application software
    c. Presentation software
    d. Database software4
  48. To display a shortcut menu for an object you use
    a. Click the object
    b. Right-click the object
    c. Point the object and press Ctrl+P
    d. Touch the object on the screen with your finger
  49. Which of the following separates primary file and extension is
    a. Dot
    b. Period
    c. Point
    d. All of the above
  50. In Microsoft Windows, the graphical pattern on the desktop used as background for windows is
    a. Icons
    b. Wallpaper
    c. Picture
    d. Background