100 Operating System MCQ’s for Competitive Examination

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    Operating System (OS) is one of the most scoring subjects in the Competitive Exams. Those who score great in it stands higher on the merit. To help students, we have started a new series call “Computer Awareness for Competitive Exams”.

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    Set:- 1 Operating System MCQ with Answers


    Instruction: From the four options, choose the most appropriate answer.

    Marks: Each question carries 1 (one) mark (Total 100 marks)

    1. If there are multiple recycle bin for a hard disk

    a. you can set the different size for each recycles bin
    b. you can choose which recycle bin to use to store your deleted files
    c. You can make any one of them default recycle bin.
    d. None of above

    2. Identify false statement

    a. You can find deleted files in recycle bin
    b. You can restore any files in recycle bin if you ever need
    c. You can increase free space on the disk by sending files in recycle bin.
    d. You can right-click and choose Empty Recycle Bin to clean it at once

    3. If the displayed system time and date are wrong, you can reset it using

    a. Write
    b. Calendar
    c. Write file.
    d. Control panel

    4.You should save your computer from?

    a. Viruses
    b. Time bombs
    c. Worms
    d. All of the above

    5. World Wide Web is being a standard by

    a. Worldwide corporation
    b. W3C
    c. World Wide Consortium
    d.World Wide Web Standard

    6. A co-processor

    a. Is relatively easy to support in software
    b. Causes all processor to function equally
    c. Works with any application
    d. Is quite common in modern computer

    7. A Microsoft Windows is …..an (a)

    a. Operating system
    b. Graphics program
    c. Word Processing
    d. Database program

    8. Which of the following is program group?

    a. Accessories
    b. Paint
    c. Word
    d. All of above

    9. Which is not application software?

    a. Windows NT
    b. Page Maker
    c. WinWord XP
    d. Photoshop

    10. The ….. program compresses large files into a smaller file

    a. WinZip
    b. WinShrink
    c. WinStyle
    d. None of above

    11. Which of the following is an example of a real-time operating system?

    a. Lynx
    b. MS-DOS
    c. Windows XP
    d. Process Control

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

    a. Windows 98
    b. Windows NT
    c. Windows XP
    d. MS-DOS

    13. Which of the following windows versionsupport64 bit processor?

    a. Windows 98
    b. Windows 2000
    c. Windows XP
    d. Windows 95

    14. Which of the following Operating System does not implement multitasking truly?

    a. Windows 98
    b. Windows NT
    c. Windows XP
    d. MS-DOS

    15. What program runs first after a computer is booted and loading GUI?

    a. Desktop Manager
    b. File Manager
    c. Windows Explorer
    d. Authentication

    16. Which of the following operating system do you choose to implement a client-server network?

    a. MS-DOS
    b. Windows
    c. Windows 98
    d. Windows 2000

    17. Which of the following Operating systems is better for implementing a Client-Server network

    a. MS-DOS
    b. Windows 95
    c. Windows 98
    d. Windows 2000

    18. My Computer was introduced from

    a. Windows 3.1
    b. Windows 3.11
    c. Windows 95
    d. Windows 98

    19. Which of the following Windows do not have Start button

    a. Windows Vista
    b. Windows 7
    c. Windows 8
    d. None of above

    20. Which is the latest version of MS Windows?

    a. Windows 2007
    b. Windows 8.1
    c. Windows 2008
    d. Windows 7

    Set:- 2 Operating System MCQ with Answers


    21. Which operating system doesn’t support networking between computers?

    a. Windows 3.1
    b. Windows 95
    c. Windows 2000
    d. Windows NT

    22. Which Operating System doesn’t support networking between computers?

    a. Windows 3.1
    b. Windows 95
    c. Windows 2000
    d. Windows NT

    23. Which of the following does not support more than one program at a time?

    a. DOS
    b. Linux
    c. Windows
    d. Unix

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

    a. DOS
    b. Linux
    c. Windows
    d. Oracle

    25. Linux is an(a) … operating system

    a. Open source
    b. Microsoft
    c. Windows
    d. Mac

    26. Which operating system can you give smallest file name?

    a. Ps/2
    b. Dos
    c. Windows
    d. Windows NT

    27. Which one is not an operating system?

    a. P11
    b. OS/2
    c. Windows
    d. Unix

    28. Which of the following is not a multitasking operating system?

    a. Windows
    b. Linux
    c. Win NT
    d. DOS

    29. You should choose Sleep option when

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

    30. The …. displays the name of every computer user on the computer

    a. Wishlist screen
    b. Command screen
    c.Welcome screen
    d. None of the above

    31. The category of software most appropriate for controlling the design and layout of a complex document like newsletters and brochure is:

    a. Word processing
    b. Computer-aided design
    c. Web page authoring
    d. Desktop publishing

    32. Which one is not a system tool?

    a. Backup
    b. Disk defragment
    c. Virus scanning
    d. All of the above

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

    a. Expanded memory
    b. Cache memory
    c. Virtual memory
    d. Conventional memory

    34. The operating system creates … from the physical computer

    a. Virtual space
    b. Virtual computer
    c. Virtual device
    d. None

    35. The operating system creates _____ from the physical computer

    a. Virtual space
    b. Virtual computers
    c. Virtual device
    d. None

    36. Which menu bar selection would you access to open a file?

    a. Option
    b. Help
    c. View
    d. None of above

    37. Which mode loads a minimal set of drivers when starting Windows?

    a. Safe Mode
    b. Normal Mode
    c. VGA Mode.
    d. Network Support Mode

    38. Which of the following are loaded in safe mode?

    a. Keyboard driver
    b. Mouse driver
    c. VGA drive
    d. All of above

    39. A …. is a named location on a disk where files are stored

    a. Folder
    b. Pod
    c. Version
    d. None of the above

    40. Which command is used to see the version of operating system?

    a. Vol
    b. Version
    c. Ver
    d. None of the above

    Set:- 3 Operating System MCQ with Answers


    41. Which type of command requires additional files to perform specific operations?

    a. Internal commands
    b. External commands
    c. Valuable commands
    d. Primary commands

    42. Which of the following is system software?

    a. Operating system
    b. Compiler
    c. Utilities
    d. All of the above

    43. A user-interface that is easy to use is considered to be

    a. User-happy
    b. User-simple
    c. User-friendly
    d. None of the above

    44. A ….is a flash memory storage device that plugins into a USB port

    a. USB snap drive
    b. USB flash drive
    c. USB memory maker drive
    d. None of above

    45. The ….is the drive containing the files to be copied

    a. Source drive
    b. Destination drive
    c. USB drive
    d. None of the above

    46. The number of character contained in primary name (DOS)?

    a. Up to 8 characters
    b. 3 characters
    c. Up to 10 characters
    d. None of the above

    47. Which one of the following is not a multitasking operating system?

    a. DOS
    b. Windows
    c. Unix
    d. Linux

    48. The most recent version of MAC OS is based on the … operating system

    a. Windows
    b. Linux
    c. Unix
    d. CMOS

    49. The …operating system was initially created in the early 1970s at AT and T’s Bell Labs

    a. Linux
    b. DOS
    c. Unix
    d. GNU

    50. Which command is used to undelete a bunch of files with the extension .doc that you have just deleted?

    a. Undelete
    b. Undelete/all
    c. Undelete *.doc
    d. All of above

    51. Which command is used to display the contents of the text file of DOS?

    a. Copy con
    b. Copy
    c. Type.
    d. Dir

    52. In Windows, the start button is used to

    a. Run applications
    b. Device setting
    c. Turn off the system
    d. All of above

    53. Which of the following is an essential file of an MS-DOS boot disk?

    a. COMMAND.COM
    b. START.COM
    c. TREE.COM
    d. VER.COM

    54. Which one is true for unconditional disk formatting?

    a. Destroys every byte of data on a disk by overwriting it with blank spaces
    b. Do not check/scan surface after format
    c. Transfer system files after format
    d. All of above

    55. Once a text has been cut to the clipboard, you can …..that text into another document

    a. Paste
    b. Copy
    c. Transfer
    d. None of the above

    56. What is the function of the radio button?

    a. To select multiple option
    b. To select single option
    c. To select all option
    d. All of above

    57. The Banker’s algorithm is used

    a. to rectify deadlock
    b. to detect deadlock
    c. to prevent deadlock
    d. to solve deadlock

    58. The primary purpose of an operating system is:

    a. To make the most efficient use of the computer hardware
    b. To allow people to use the computer,
    c. To keep systems programmers employed
    d. To make computers easier to use

    59. The primary purpose of an operating system is a …

    a. To make the most efficient use of computer hardware
    b. To allow people to use the computer
    c. To keep system programmer employed
    d. To make computer easier to use

    Set:- 4 Operating System MCQ with Answers


    60. You can use print manager window

    a. To check the status of files in the print queue
    b. To cancel the print job
    c. To interrupt printing
    d. All of the above

    61. Which of the following operating system reads and reacts in actual time?

    a. Quick Response System
    b. Real-Time System
    c. Time Sharing System
    d. Batch Processing System

    62. All of the following are TRUE regarding virtual memory EXCEPT

    a. Any amount of RAM can be allocated to virtual memory
    b. The setting for the amount of hard disk drive space to allocate virtual memory can manually change
    c. This temporary storage is called the swap file or page file.
    d. Virtual memory is the physical space o the hard drive

    63. 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 a proprietary whereas Windows is not
    c. There are multiple versions of Linux, but only one version of Windows
    d. Any programmer can modify Linux code which is not permitted with Windows

    64. What is dispatch latency?

    a. The time taken by the dispatcher to stop one process and start another
    b. The time taken by the processor to write a file into disk
    c. The whole time taken by all processor
    d. None ofAbove

    65. A page fault occurs when

    a. the Deadlock happens
    b. the Segmentation starts
    c. the page is found in the memory
    d. the page is not found in the memory

    66. Whenever you move a directory from one location to another

    a. All files inside the directory are moved
    b. All the subdirectories inside that directory are moved
    c. The directory is moved the source file is not moved
    d. Both a and b

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

    a. RAM
    b. ROM
    c. The CPU
    d. Memory Cache

    68. Which of the following does not occur during the power-on-self-test (POST)?

    a. Tscan disk utility begins to run
    b. The video card and video memory are tested
    c. The BIOS identification process occurs
    d. Memory chip are checked to ensure that they are working properly

    69. The maximum size of a write file is limited to only

    a. Name of the file
    b. Extension of the file
    c. The amount of memory in your computer
    d. All of above

    70. Which of the following is drop down list?

    a. List
    b. Combo box
    c. Text area
    d. None

    71. Recently deleted files are stored in

    a. Recycle bin
    b. Desktop
    c. Taskbar
    d. My computer

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

    a. Dialog boxes
    b. Start menu
    c. Taskbar
    d. All of above

    73. A small part the of taskbar that has icons of background running applications is

    a. Start button
    b. Quick launch
    c. Task bar
    d. System tray

    74. An operating system version designed for use with a media center PC is Microsoft Windows XP

    a. Home edition
    b. Media center edition
    c. Tablet PC edition
    d. None of above

    75. An operating system version designed for use with a tablet PC is Microsoft Windows XP

    a. Home edition
    b. Media center edition
    c. Tablet PC edition
    d. None of the above

    76. The date and time displays on

    a. Taskbar
    b. Status bar
    c. System tray
    d. Launchpad

    77. …. runs on a computer hardware and serves as a platform for other system to run on

    a. Operating system
    b. Application system
    c. System software
    d. All of above

    78. Which runs on computer hardware and serve as a platform for other software to run on?

    a. Operating System
    b. Application Software
    c. System Software
    d. All

    79. … is the program run on a computer when the computer boots up

    a. System software
    b. Operating system
    c. System operations
    d. None

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

    a. System software
    b. Operating system
    c. System operations
    d. None

    Set:- 5 Operating System MCQ with Answers


    81. The ….contains commands associated with the My Computer window

    a. Standard menu
    b. Start menu
    c. System menu
    d. None of the above

    82. …. is the layer of a computer system between the hardware and the user program

    a. Operating environment
    b. Operating system
    c. System environment
    d. None of these

    83. Which is the layer of a computer system between the hardware and the user program

    a. Operating environment
    b. Operating system
    c. System environment
    d. None

    84. When you start up the computer the boot up storage at which the BIOS versions manufacturer and data are displayed on the monitor is called

    a. Bootstrap
    b. Power on self test (POST)
    c. System configuration
    d. Kernel loading

    85. The operating system is the most common type of …. Software

    a. Communication
    b. Application
    c. System
    d. Word processing software

    86. Which of the following is/are external commands?

    a. Edit
    b. Label
    c. Sys
    d. All of above

    87. Which is not an external command?

    a. Edit
    b. XCOPY
    c. Sys
    d. None of the above

    88. Which of the following is not essential to shut down your computer?

    a. Save all opened files
    b. Close all running applications
    c. Switch off monitor
    d. Cut off the power supply

    89. What is Dr. Watson?

    a. IT Expert
    b. Diagnosis tool
    c. Surgeon
    d. None

    90. The command allows you to create logical drive

    a. Sort
    b. Path
    c. Subst
    d. Batch

    91. The command used to create logical drive for specific location of disk

    a. Fdisk
    b. Format
    c. Subst
    d. All of the above

    92. You can move a window to a different position on your screen by dragging it by its

    a. Move handle
    b. Tail
    c. Status bar
    d. Title bar

    93. A bar that inform you the available options in your computer, opened applications, background running applications and can be used to switch between applications quickly is

    a. Menu bar
    b. Toolbar
    c. Status bar
    d. Taskbar

    94. Which components appear in the initial windows startup display?

    a. Dialog box
    b. Taskbar
    c. Start menu
    d. All of the above

    95. Taskbar is used for

    a. Navigation program
    b. Switching between program
    c. Start a program
    d. All of above

    96. To install the new font

    a. Start -> setting -> control panel -> font
    b. Start -> setting -> control panel -> font -> install new font
    c. Start -> control panel -> font -> install new font
    d. Start -> setting -> font

    97. When a peripheral device needs immediate attention from the operating system, it generates(n)

    a. Interrupt
    b. Spool
    c. Stack
    d. Page file

    98. Underlined text, such as text and folder names is referred to as

    a. Hyperlink
    b. Menu
    c. Source drive
    d. None of these

    99. Which of the following is suitable after you install new drivers?

    a. Shut Down
    b. Restart
    c. Sleep
    d. Hibernate

    100. Windows displays various options to shut down. Which is suitable at the end of day?

    a. Shut Down
    b. Restart
    c. Sleep
    d. Hibernate

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