OPERATING SYSTEM MCQ SET 1


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

a. you can set different size for each recycle 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 of 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 is 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 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 ….. a(n)

a. Operating system
b. Graphic 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 version support 64 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 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


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 a(n) … 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 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 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. Wish list 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 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 file?

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

37. Which mode loads 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

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 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, 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 a 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 with blank spaces
b. Do not check/scan surface after format
c. Transfer system files after format
d. All of above

55. Once 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 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 slove 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

60. You can use print manage window

a. To check 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 be 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 of Above

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 subdirectory 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. The scandisk 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