Computer Essentials 4

Which of the following is not a popular mobile operating system?

Select one:
a. Mountain Lion
b. Windows Phone 8
c. iOS
d. Android

Mountain Lion
System software cannot handle technical details without user intervention.

Select one:
True
False

False
This version of Mac OS X has better power management and enhanced workflow options for multiple monitor setups.

Select one:
a. Launchpad
b. Mission Control
c. Mavericks
d. Mountain Lion

Mavericks
This operating system is designed to run only with Apple computers.

Select one:
a. Windows
b. Linux
c. Mac OS
d. UNIX

Mac OS
When a single physical computer runs a special program known as virtualization software, it operates as though it were two or more separate and independent computers, known as virtual machines.

Select one:
True
False

True
Based on the MAC OS, Android is designed for Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

Select one:
True
False

False
On a disk, a track is a concentric ring, and each track is divided into wedge-shaped sections called sectors.

Select one:
True
False

True
Which of the following is not a function of the operating system?

Select one:
a. Managing resources
b. Providing Internet access
c. Providing a user interface
d. Running applications

Providing Internet access
For all devices, the appropriate drivers are automatically selected and installed when the device is first connected to the computer system.

Select one:
True
False

False
Linux is a popular and powerful alternative to the Windows operating system.

Select one:
True
False

True
Which of the following is not a system software program type?

Select one:
a. Utilities
b. Device drivers
c. Language translators
d. Sectors

Sectors
This type of embedded operating system is used by smartphones.

Select one:
a. Desktop
b. Mobile
c. Network
d. Stand-alone

Mobile
System software is a single program.

Select one:
True
False

False
This version of UNIX is an open source operating system that is an alternative to Windows.

Select one:
a. Mountain Lion
b. Lion
c. Linux
d. Windows

Linux
The operating system allows the user to interact with the application programs and computer hardware through a user interface.

Select one:
True
False

True
Before sending a large file over the Internet, you might want to use one of these programs.

Select one:
a. Disk defragmenter
b. Uninstaller
c. Disk cleanup program
d. File compression program

File compression program
This system software is responsible for managing your computer’s resources including memory, processing, and storage.

Select one:
a. Utility
b. Operating system
c. Language translator
d. Device driver

Operating system
Windows Update makes it easy to update the device drivers on your computer.

Select one:
True
False

True
In a network operating system, this computer coordinates all communication between computers.

Select one:
a. Client
b. Server
c. Terminal
d. Mode

Server
Starting or restarting a computer is called tasking the system.

Select one:
True
False

False
When a single physical computer runs this type of software, it operates as though it were two or more separate and independent computers.

Select one:
a. Backup
b. File compression
c. Troubleshooting
d. Virtualization

Virtualization
When a file is broken up into small parts that are stored wherever space is available, the hard disk is said to become _______.

Select one:
a. fragmented
b. contiguous
c. sectored
d. disbursed

Fragmented
Google’s Chrome OS focuses on Internet connectivity and cloud computing.

Select one:
True
False

True
There are several ways in which you can “catch” a computer virus.

Select one:
True
False

True
This type of boot occurs when the computer is already on and you restart it without turning off the power.

Select one:
a. Generic boot
b. Live boot
c. Warm boot
d. Cold boot

Warm boot
A standard desktop computer comes with an embedded operating system.

Select one:
True
False

False
Which of the following is not a popular desktop operating system?

Select one:
a. Windows 8
b. Android
c. Linux
d. Max OS X

Android
In a network environment, the network server computer coordinates all communications between the other computers.

Select one:
True
False

True
Smartphones generally include a network operating system.

Select one:
True
False

False
The operating system is often referred to as the software platform.

Select one:
True
False

True
Because Mac OS X market share is so large, more application programs are developed to run under Mac OS X than any other operating system.

Select one:
True
False

False
A utility program that makes a copy of all files or selected files that are in the libraries, contacts, and favorites on the desktop.

Select one:
a. Disk Cleanup
b. Backup and Restore
c. Disk Defragmenter
d. Virus Scan

Backup and Restore
The windows troubleshooting utility that identifies and eliminates nonessential files is called _______.

Select one:
a. Backup and Restore
b. Disk Defragmenter
c. Disk Cleanup
d. Norton Utilities

Disk Cleanup
In a virtualized environment, this operating system runs on the physical machine.

Select one:
a. Guest
b. Client
c. Host
d. Home

Host
The category of operating system used for handheld devices.

Select one:
a. Network
b. Embedded
c. Stand-alone
d. Open source

Embedded
A computer can become infected with viruses in all the following ways, except by _______.

Select one:
a. opening attachments to e-mail messages
b. downloading software from the Internet
c. downloading files from the Web
d. creating a new folder on your computer

Creating a new folder on your computer
The operating system is often referred to as the software environment or software _______.

Select one:
a. network
b. platform
c. window
d. desktop

Platform
This type of program allows communication between a peripheral device, such as a mouse or printer, and the rest of the computer system.

Select one:
a. Client
b. Virtual machine
c. Device driver
d. Server

Device driver
Running File History improves system performance.

Select one:
True
False

False
This operating system is widely used by servers on the web, mainframe computers, and very powerful personal computers.

Select one:
a. Windows
b. Mac OS X
c. Linux
d. UNIX

UNIX
The most widely used personal computer operating system.

Select one:
a. Macintosh
b. Netware
c. Linux
d. Windows

Windows
Utility suites come with one program only.

Select one:
True
False

False
In many application programs, this feature is used to provide information or request input.

Select one:
a. Windows
b. Menus
c. Dialog boxes
d. Pointer

Dialog boxes
Most operating systems support the ability to switch between different applications. This is called _______.

Select one:
a. multitasking
b. booting
c. translating
d. driving

Multitasking
Programs such as word processors and spreadsheets are known as utilities.

Select one:
True
False

False