Wednesday, March 21, 2012

System Software And Operating System Important Objective Questions-1

Each Question carries 2 marks.
Choose correct or the best alternative in the following:
Q.1 Translator for low level programming language were termed as
(A) Assembler (B) Compiler
(C) Linker (D) Loader
Ans: (A)
Q.2 Analysis which determines the meaning of a statement once its grammatical structure
becomes known is termed as
(A) Semantic analysis (B) Syntax analysis
(C) Regular analysis (D) General analysis
Ans: (A)
Q.3 Load address for the first word of the program is called
(A) Linker address origin (B) load address origin
(C) Phase library (D) absolute library
Ans: (B)
Q.4 Symbolic names can be associated with
(A) Information (B) data or instruction
(C) operand (D) mnemonic operation
Ans: (B)
Q.5 The translator which perform macro expansion is called a
(A) Macro processor (B) Macro pre-processor
(C) Micro pre-processor (D) assembler
Ans: (B)
Q.6 Shell is the exclusive feature of
(C) System software (D) Application software
Ans: (A)
Q.7 A program in execution is called
(A) Process (B) Instruction
(C) Procedure (D) Function
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Ans: (A)
Q.8 Interval between the time of submission and completion of the job is
(A) Waiting time (B) Turnaround time
(C) Throughput (D) Response time
Ans: (B)
Q.9 A scheduler which selects processes from secondary storage device is
(A) Short term scheduler. (B) Long term scheduler.
(C) Medium term scheduler. (D) Process scheduler.
Ans: (C)
Q.10 The scheduling in which CPU is allocated to the process with least CPU-burst time
is called
(A) Priority Scheduling (B) Shortest job first Scheduling
(C) Round Robin Scheduling (D) Multilevel Queue Scheduling
Ans: (B)
Q.11 The term ‘page traffic’ describes
(A) number of pages in memory at a given instant.
(B) number of papers required to be brought in at a given page request.
(C) the movement of pages in and out of memory.
(D) number of pages of executing programs loaded in memory.
Ans: (C)
Q.12 The “turn-around” time of a user job is the
(A) time since its submission to the time its results become available.
(B) time duration for which the CPU is allotted to the job.
(C) total time taken to execute the job.
(D) time taken for the job to move from assembly phase to completion phase.
Ans: (C)
Q.13 Which of the following can be used as a criterion for classification of data
structures used in language processing.
(A) nature of a data structure (B) purpose of a data structure
(C) lifetime of a data structure (D) all of the above.
Ans: (D)
Q.14 Memory utilization factor shall be computed as follows
(A) memory in use/allocated memory.
(B) memory in use/total memory connected.
(C) memory allocated/free existing memory.
(D) memory committed/total memory available.
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Ans: (B)
Q.15 Program ‘preemption’ is
(A) forced de allocation of the CPU from a program which is executing on the
(B) release of CPU by the program after completing its task.
(C) forced allotment of CPU by a program to itself.
(D) a program terminating itself due to detection of an error.
Ans: (A)
Q.16 An assembler is
(A) programming language dependent.
(B) syntax dependant.
(C) machine dependant.
(D) data dependant.
Ans: (C)
Q.17 Which of the following is not a fundamental process state
(A) ready (B) terminated
(C) executing (D) blocked
Ans: (D)
Q.18 ‘LRU’ page replacement policy is
(A) Last Replaced Unit. (B) Last Restored Unit.
(C) Least Recently Used. (D) Least Required Unit.
Ans: (C)
Q.19 Which of the following is true?
(A) Block cipher technique is an encryption technique.
(B) Steam cipher technique is an encryption technique.
(C) Both (A) and (B).
(D) Neither of (A) and (B).
Ans: (C)
Q.20 Which of the following approaches do not require knowledge of the system state?
(A) deadlock detection. (B) deadlock prevention.
(C) deadlock avoidance. (D) none of the above.
Ans: (D)
Q.21 Program generation activity aims at
(A) Automatic generation of program
(B) Organize execution of a program written in PL
(C) Skips generation of program
(D) Speedens generation of program
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Ans: (A)
Q.22 Which amongst the following is not an advantage of Distributed systems?
(A) Reliability (B) Incremental growth
(C) Resource sharing (D) None of the above
Ans: (A)
Q.23 An imperative statement
(A) Reserves areas of memory and associates names with them
(B) Indicates an action to be performed during execution of assembled program
(C) Indicates an action to be performed during optimization
(D) None of the above
Ans: (B)
Q.24 Which of the following loader is executed when a system is first turned on or
(A) Boot loader (B) Compile and Go loader
(C) Bootstrap loader (D) Relating loader
Ans: (C)
Q.25 Poor response time is usually caused by
(A) Process busy
(B) High I/O rates
(C) High paging rates
(D) Any of the above
Ans: (D)
Q.26 “Throughput” of a system is
(A) Number of programs processed by it per unit time
(B) Number of times the program is invoked by the system
(C) Number of requests made to a program by the system
(D) None of the above
Ans: (A)
Q.27 The “blocking factor” of a file is
(A) The number of blocks accessible to a file
(B) The number of blocks allocated to a file
(C) The number of logical records in one physical record
(D) None of the above
Ans: (C)
Q.28 Which of these is a component of a process precedence sequence?
(A) Process name (B) Sequence operator ‘;’
(C) Concurrency operator ‘,’ (D) All of the above
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Ans: (D)
Q.29 Which amongst the following is valid syntax of the Fork and Join Primitive?
(A) Fork <label> (B) Fork <label>
Join <var> Join <label>
(C) For <var> (D) Fork <var>
Join <var> join <var>
Ans: (A)
Q.30 Nested Macro calls are expanded using the
(A) FIFO rule (First in first out) (B) LIFO (Last in First out)
(C) FILO rule (First in last out) (D) None of the above
Ans: (B)
Q.31 A parser which is a variant of top-down parsing without backtracking is
(A) Recursive Descend. (B) Operator Precedence.
(C) LL(1) parser. (D) LALR Parser.
Ans: (A)
Q.32 The expansion of nested macro calls follows
(A) FIFO rule. (B) LIFO rule.
(C) LILO rule. (D) priority rule.
Ans: (B)
Q.33. In a two-pass assembler, the task of the Pass II is to
(A) separate the symbol, mnemonic opcode and operand
(B) build the symbol table.
(C) construct intermediate code.
(D) synthesize the target program.
Ans: (D)
Q.34 A linker program
(A) places the program in the memory for the purpose of execution.
(B) relocates the program to execute from the specific memory area
allocated to it.
(C) links the program with other programs needed for its execution.
(D) interfaces the program with the entities generating its input data.
Ans: (C)
Q.35 Which scheduling policy is most suitable for a time-shared operating system
(A) Shortest-job First. (B) Elevator.
(C) Round-Robin. (D) First-Come-First-Serve.
Ans: (C)
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Q.36 A critical section is a program segment
(A) which should run in a certain specified amount of time.
(B) which avoids deadlocks.
(C) where shared resources are accessed.
(D) which must be enclosed by a pair of semaphore operations, P and V.
Ans: (C)
Q.37 An operating system contains 3 user processes each requiring 2 units of resource
R .The minimum number of units of R such that no deadlocks will ever arise is
(A) 4. (B) 3.
(C) 5. (D) 6.
Ans: (A)
Q.38 Locality of reference implies that the page reference being made by a process
(A) will always be to the page used in the previous page reference.
(B) is likely to be the one of the pages used in the last few page references.
(C) will always be to one of the pages existing in memory.
(D)will always lead to a page fault.
Ans: (B)
Q.39 Which of these is not a part of Synthesis phase
(A) Obtain machine code corresponding to the mnemonic from the
Mnemonics table
(B) Obtain address of a memory operand from the symbol table
(C) Perform LC processing
(D) Synthesize a machine instruction or the machine form of a constant
Ans: (C)
Q.40 The syntax of the assembler directive EQU is
(A) EQU <address space> (B) <symbol>EQU<address space>
(C) <symbol>EQU (D) None of the above
Ans: (B)
Q.41 The following features are needed to implement top down parsing
(A) Source string marker
(B) Prediction making mechanism
(C) Matching and Backtracking mechanism
(D) All of the above
Ans: (D)
Q.42 A macro definition consists of
(A) A macro prototype statement (B) One or more model statements
(C) Macro pre-processor statements (D) All of the above
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Ans: (D)
Q.43 The main reason to encrypt a file is to ______________.
(A) Reduce its size (B) Secure it for transmission
(C) Prepare it for backup (D) Include it in the start-up sequence
Ans: (B)
Q.44 Which of the following is not a key piece of information, stored in single page table
entry, assuming pure paging and virtual memory
(A) Frame number
(B) A bit indicating whether the page is in physical memory or on the disk
(C) A reference for the disk block that stores the page
(D) None of the above
Ans: (C)
Q.45 A UNIX device driver is
(A) Structured into two halves called top half and bottom half
(B) Three equal partitions
(C) Unstructured
(D) None of the above
Ans: (A)
Q.46 The following is not a layer of IO management module
(A) PIOCS (Physical Input Output Control System)
(B) LIOCS (Logical Input Output Control System)
(C) FS (File System)
(D) MCS (Management Control System)
Ans: (D)
Q.47 Which amongst the following is not a valid page replacement policy?
(A) LRU policy (Least Recently Used)
(B) FIFO policy (First in first out)
(C) RU policy (Recurrently used)
(D) Optimal page replacement policy
Ans: (C)
Q.48 Consider a program with a linked origin of 5000. Let the memory area allocated to it
have the start address of 70000. Which amongst the following will be the value
to be loaded in relocation register?
(A) 20000 (B) 50000
(C) 70000 (D) 90000
Ans: (None of the above choice in correct. )
Q.49 An assembly language is a
(A) low level programming language
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(B) Middle level programming language
(C) High level programming language
(D) Internet based programming language
Ans: (A)
Q.50 TII stands for
(A) Table of incomplete instructions
(B) table of information instructions
(C) translation of instructions information
(D) translation of information instruction
Ans: (A)

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