mcq quiz operating systemThis section contains MCQ Quiz – operating systems from computer fundamentals to test your basic knowledge on the topic.  Each question is multiple choice type with a single answer.  The section consists of 20 questions with multiple-choice options.

MCQ Quiz – Operating System

1. __________ provides the interface between the computer hardware and the user.

  1. Application software
  2. Operating System
  3. Utility software
  4. Device driver

B is the correct answer.
2. Which of the following is not the function of the operating system?

  1. Process management
  2. Virus protection
  3. Memory management
  4. Device management

B is the correct answer.
3. Which of the following is not an operating system?

  1. Linux
  2. Android
  3. MS Windows
  4. MS Office

C is the correct answer.
4. ______________ is a type of operating system where processing time is uniformly shared among multiple users at the same time.

  1. Batch operating system
  2. Time-sharing operating system
  3. Distributed operating system
  4. Real-time operating system

B is the correct answer.
5. ___________ is a kind of operating system where each user processes the job on the offline device such as punched cards and submit to the computer collectively.

  1. Batch operating system
  2. Time-sharing operating system
  3. Distributed operating system
  4. Real-time operating system

A is the correct answer.
6. Which of the following is not true about CUI based operating system?

  1. In CUI based OS, instructions are executed through the command line.
  2. It occupies less memory.
  3. Task execution is slower as compared to GUI.
  4. It does not support pointing devices such as a mouse, trackballs, etc.

C is the correct answer.
7. In OS-X, what does X mean?

  1. Extensible
  2. Ten
  3. Extended
  4. Extreme

B is the correct answer.
8. The codename for Microsoft Window is termed as ________.

  1. Whistler
  2. Longhorn
  3. Midori
  4. Mango

C is the correct answer.
9. In which language, the first version of UNIX is written?

  1. Machine language
  2. C language
  3. C++
  4. Assembly language

B is the correct answer.
10. _________ is the extension of a file that is generally created by the user.

  1. Bat
  2. Com
  3. Sys
  4. Exe

A is the correct answer.
11. Which of the following is the purely CLI based operating system?

  1. Linux
  2. MS-DOS
  3. MAC OSx
  4. MS Windows

B is the correct answer.
12. ___________ is the initial process performed by the Linux operating system kernel.

  1. init process
  2. POST
  3. Boot process
  4. Batch process

A is the correct answer.
13. This operating system was first developed in the 1960s using C language and it provides an open-source platform for further development. What is it?

  1. Windows
  2. DOS
  3. OS-x
  4. Unix

D is the correct answer.

14. ___________ is the core component of an operating system that interacts with the computer hardware and is responsible for the managing and controlling computer resources such as processor, memory, input-output devices, etc.

  1. BIOS
  2. Kernel
  3. System files
  4. Shell

B is the correct answer.
15. Which of the following provides an interface between the user and the UNIX system so that the user can run various commands and programs on the UNIX machine?

  1. Shell
  2. Kernel
  3. Word processor
  4. Text editor

A is the correct answer.


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