Operating System MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions and Answers)

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01. When was the first operating system developed?

  1. 1949
  2. 1950
  3. 1951
  4. 1952

Answer : B
Explanation: The first operating system (OS) was developed in the early 1950’s. It was also called a single-stream batch processing system because it presented data in groups.

02. What is an operating system?

  1. System service provider to the application programs
  2. Collection of programs that manages hardware resources
  3. Interface between the hardware and application programs
  4. All of above

Answer : D
Explanation: An Operating System (OS) acts as an intermediary between user/user applications/application programs and hardware. It is a program that manages hardware resources. It provides services to application programs.

03. Which of the following error is handled by the operating system?

  1. Power failure
  2. Lack of paper in printer
  3. Connection failure in the network
  4. All of above

Answer : D
Explanation: OS will handle all of the mentioned error.

04. OS stands for

  1. Operating system
  2. Open Source
  3. Open System
  4. Operating Styling

Answer : A
Explanation: Operating System (OS).

05. Operating system is a collection of

  1. Input-output devices
  2. Hardware components
  3. Software routines
  4. All of these

Answer : C
Explanation: Operating System is a collection of software routines.

06. Which of the following is not a part of the operating system?

  1. Input/output control program
  2. Job control program
  3. Supervisor
  4. Performance monitor

Answer : D
Explanation: None.

07. The part of machine-level instruction, which tells the central processor what has to be done, is

  1. Operation code
  2. Address
  3. Locator
  4. Flip-Flop

Answer : A
Explanation: None.

08.  To access the services of an operating system, the interface is provided by the:

  1. System calls
  2. Library
  3. API
  4. Assembly instructions

Answer : A
Explanation: None.

09. The desktop operating system is also called a ____

  1. Single user operating system
  2. Client operating system
  3. Multi user operating system
  4. Embedded operating system

Answer : B
Explanation: The desktop operating system is also called a client OS (operating system).

10. Which one of the following Scheduling algorithm allocates the CPU first to the process that requests the CPU first?

  1. Priority scheduling
  2. Shortest job scheduling
  3. First-come, first-served scheduling
  4. None of above

Answer : C
Explanation: First come first serve allocates resources to the process that come first.

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