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Chapter 8 Test - Chapter 8: Operating Systems and Utility...

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Chapter 8: Operating Systems and Utility Programs MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. ____ software, such as operating systems and utility programs, consists of the programs that control or maintain the operations of a computer and its devices. a. System c. Management b. Application d. Program ANS: A PTS: 1 REF: 398 2. Two types of system software are ____. a. application software and utility programs c. operating systems and utility programs b. Web browsers and application software d. operating systems and Web browsers ANS: C PTS: 1 REF: 398 3. A(n) ____ system is a set of programs containing instructions that coordinate all the activities among computer hardware resources. a. operating c. management b. disk-based d. platform ANS: A PTS: 1 REF: 398 4. A cross-platform program is one that runs ____. a. only on one operating system c. the same on multiple operating systems b. differently on every operating system d. differently on one operating system ANS: C PTS: 1 REF: 399 5. The operating system that a computer uses sometimes is called the ____. a. base c. index b. platform d. boot system ANS: B PTS: 1 REF: 399 6. With Windows Vista, a warm boot can be performed by ____. a. pressing the power button on the computer b. clicking a button on the task bar, then a Start menu button, then a Lock menu button, then a command on the Lock button menu c. pressing the restart button on the computer d. all of the above ANS: B PTS: 1 REF: 400 7. During a cold boot on a personal computer, the POST (power-on self test) results are compared with data in a ____ chip. a. CMOS c. BIOS b. UNIX d. SCSI ANS: A PTS: 1 REF: 400 8. ____ is the process of starting or restarting a computer. a. Launching c. Booting b. Loading d. Keying
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ANS: C PTS: 1 REF: 400 9. The ____ is the core of an operating system that maintains the computer’s clock, starts applications, and assigns the computer’s resources, such as devices, programs, data, and information. a. cell c. nexus b. grid d. kernel ANS: D PTS: 1 REF: 400 10. The kernel is memory ____, which means it remains in memory while the computer is running. a. resident c. based b. linked d. indexed ANS: A PTS: 1 REF: 400 11. The ____ is firmware that contains a computer’s startup instructions. a. POST c. CMOS b. BIOS d. DIOS ANS: B PTS: 1 REF: 400 12. The BIOS executes a series of tests, collectively called the ____, which check the various system com- ponents including the buses, system clock, adapter cards, RAM chips, mouse, keyboard, and drives. a. boot c. POST b. preemption d. UNIX ANS: C PTS: 1 REF: 400 13. In Windows Vista, the ____ consists of several files that contain the system configuration information. a. buffer c. platform b. driver d. registry ANS: D PTS: 1 REF: 401 14. In Windows Vista, the ____ contains a list of programs that open automatically when users boot the computer. a.
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