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1. The operating system for a computer does the following:
manages the disks and files
manages the computer's resources
manages the computer's memory
all of the above
none of the above
2. Spooling helps because _____.
it is a more secure method of accessing data
print jobs go more smoothly with less stop and go
the computer is released to do other things while still printing
3. A proprietary operating system is ____.
unique to a manufacturer
similar to those of other manufacturers
used by many different computer manufacturers
properly configured to operate
4. A computer's BIOS will ____
check for the presence of peripherals like mouse, sound card, scanner
defragments the hard disk
be loaded first when the computer is powered on
5. Windows versions before Windows 95 _____
a. are proprietary operating systems
b. are not operating systems at all
c. rely on DOS as the operating system
d. were the first successful graphical operating systems
e. both a and d
f. both b and c
g. a, b, c, and d
6. A backup program _____.
makes a copy of files you select.
returns you to the previous program
undoes the last change you made
7. An operating system or other program that has reached end-of-life in its life cycle will _____.
no longer work
still work but will not get new updates except for security updates
still work but will not get any updates or support at all
automatically upgrade to the next newest version
8. When a computer is "swapping", it is _____.
moving data from the hard drive to
a removable drive
moving data from memory to the swap file on the hard drive
moving data between registers in memory
9. A computer virus can be _____.
damaging to your data
copied without your knowledge onto
removable drives used in the infected computer
all of the above
10. A foreground task has more _____ than a background task.
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