Operating Systems Concepts – Section 2

36. What is the name given to the process of initializing a microcomputer with its operating system?

A. Cold booting
B. Booting
C. Warm booting
D. Boot recording
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: B. Booting

37. The function(s) of the Storage Assignment is (are)

A. to assign storage to all variables referenced in the source program.
B. to assign storage to all temporary locations that are necessary for intermediate results.
C. to assign storage to literals, and to ensure that the storage is allocated and appropriate locations are initialized.
D. all of the above
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: D. all of the above

38. A Processor

A. is a device that performs a sequence of operations specified by instructions in memory.
B. is the device where information is stored
C. is a sequence of instructions
D. is typically characterized by interactive processing and time of the CPU’s time to allow quick response to each user.
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: A. is a device that performs a sequence of operations specified by instructions in memory.

39. With MS-DOS which command will divide the surface of the blank floppy disk into sectors and assign a unique address to each one?

A. FORMAT command
B. FAT command
C. VER command
D. CHKDSK command
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: A. FORMAT command

40. Multiprogramming

A. is a method of memory allocation by which the program is subdivided into equal portions or pages and core is subdivided into equal portions or blocks.
B. consists of those addresses that may be generated by a processor during execution of a computation.
C.is a method of allocating processor time.
D. allows multiple programs to reside in separate areas of the core at the time.
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: D. allows multiple programs to reside in separate areas of the core at the time.

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