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1

_________ expresses the amount of data that can be sent through communications channel in a given amount of time.

a. Bandwidth
b. Broadband
c. Baseband
d. Dial-up
e. Operating system

Bandwidth

2

What is a cold boot?

a. Turn on computer's system.
b. Boot using the a CD or flash drive.
c. Clearing memory.
d. Restart a computer that is already on.
e. Execute BIOS.

Turn on computer's system.

3

Which of the following refers to the execution of two or more programs by one user almost at the same time on the same computer with one central processor?

a. multitasking
b. coprocessing
c. time-sharing
d. multiprogramming
e. multiprocessing

multitasking

4

The process of placing a print job into a buffer is ________

spooling

5

The set of programs designed to manage the resources of a computer is the:

a. utility set
b. resource manager
c. operating system
d. open source programs
e. boot strap set

operating system

6

The process of loading the OS to memory is which of the following?

a. Installing
b. Configuration
c. Authentication
d. Swaping
e. Booting

Booting

7

Which of the following is the correct sequence for what happens when you turn on a computer?

a. BIOS, POST, system configuration, loading the OS, loading the system utilities, and authentication
b. BIOS, POST, loading the OS, system configuration, loading the system utilities, and authentication
c. Authentication, BIOS, POST, loading the OS, system configuration, and loading the system utilities
d. POST, BIOS, system configuration, loading the OS, loading the system utilities, and authentication
e. Authentication, BIOS, system configuration, loading the OS, loading the system utilities, and POST

BIOS, POST, loading the OS, system configuration, loading the system utilities, and authentication

8

The ________ is the central part of the OS that consists of actions the OS uses most frequently, such as starting applications.

a. BIOS
b. kernel
c. core module
d. critical data set
e. applications

kernel

9

Which of the following checks to see that the hardware is operating appropriately?

a. BIOS
b. ROM
c. RAM
d. Applications
e. POST

POST

10

An operating system that requires you to quit one application before starting a different application is referred to as a ________ operating system.

a. background
b. foreground
c. single-tasking
d. multi-user
e. multitasking

single-tasking

11

Which of the following computer interface is the most popular?

a. Shortcut keystrokes
b. button-driven
c. GUI
d. Command-line
e. menu-driven

GUI

12

It is important to defragment your computer disk because fragmented files:

a. are not recognized by the computer's tracking system.
b. reduce disk performance.
c. have larger sizes.
d. cannot be opened because the fragmented portions are not linked.
e. harm the surface of the computer disk.

reduce disk performance.

13

Compression enables faster downloads, but then you have to ________ the files after downloading.

a. encrypt
b. delete
c. zip
d. decompress
e. decrypt

decompress

14

Which of the following operating systems first offered preemptive multitasking to the user?

a. Macintosh OS X
b. Linux
c. Microsoft Windows 2000
d. Unix
e. MS DOS

UNIX

15

Software that enables communication between a peripheral device and the operating system is called a(n):

a. IO communicator
b. device driver.
c. spooler
d. liaison interface
e. add-on

device driver.