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IT Essentials Objective 3.1



Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Which file guides the Windows 2000/XP boot process?
a.
NTIO.SYS
c.
NTBOOT.SYS
b.
NTLDR.EXE
d.
BOOTSECT.DOS
 

 2. 

What is the purpose of the NTBOOTDD.SYS file in the Windows 2000 operating system?
a.
It enables SCSI hardware during the Windows 2000 boot process
c.
It configures PATA hard drives during the Windows 2000 boot process
b.
It detects hardware during the Windows 2000 boot process
d.
It creates the Emergency Repair Disk (ERD) during the installation process
 

 3. 

Under which of the following conditions would you select FAT32 as the file system to be used in a Windows XP installation?
a.
To maintain compatibility with older systems
c.
With systems that have relatively small hard drives
b.
To save the expense and lost productivity involved in training the users in NTFS functions
d.
With systems that routinely handle large files
 

 4. 

Which command prompt operation can be used to compare the contents of two disks?      
a.
DISKCOPY
c.
DISKCMD
b.
DISKCOMP
d.
DISKCMF
 

 5. 

What key combination opens the Start menu in Windows XP?
a.
Ctrl+Esc
c.
Ctrl+Alt+Esc
b.
Alt+Esc
d.
Shift+Esc
 

 6. 

What key combination opens Windows Explorer in Windows XP?
a.
Windows key + D
c.
Windows key + L
b.
Windows key + R
d.
Windows key + E
 

 7. 

What key combination opens the run dialog box in Windows XP?
a.
Windows key + D
c.
Windows key + L
b.
Windows key + R
d.
Windows key + E
 

 8. 

What key combination displays the desktop in Windows XP?
a.
Windows key + D
c.
Windows key + L
b.
Windows key + R
d.
Windows key + E
 

 9. 

Which Windows utility can be used to automate many routine or periodic functions?     
a.
The Scheduled Tasks tool
c.
The Device Manager
b.
The Task Manager utility
d.
The MSCONFIG
 

 10. 

What type of kernel structure does the Mac OS X operating system employ?      
a.
Linux
c.
New Technology
b.
UNIX
d.
Longhorn
 

 11. 

Where would you check under in order to view the status of a local area network (LAN) connection in a Windows XP Professional system?     
a.
My Network Places/Network Monitor
c.
My Computer/Network Connections
b.
Network Neighborhood/Network Monitor
d.
Control Panel/Network Connections
 

 12. 

What action occurs if you type   Del *.*   at the Windows command prompt?
a.
The entire contents of the current directory are deleted from the drive
c.
The current directory and all its subdirectories are deleted
b.
The entire contents of the drive are deleted
d.
The current file is deleted from the folder
 

 13. 

What is the proper way to remove a USB mass storage device?
a.
Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the systray
c.
Use the New Hardware Wizard to remove the device from the system and then disconnect it
b.
USB devices are hot-swappable and can be installed or removed at any time
d.
Disable the device in the Device Manager and then physically remove it from the system
 

 14. 

What is the native file system for Windows 2000 and Windows XP Professional?
a.
NTFS4
c.
FAT16
b.
NTFS5
d.
FAT32
 

 15. 

What Windows XP command-line utility can be used to create and manage disk partitions?
a.
FDISK
c.
DISKPART
b.
FORMAT
d.
DISKPERF
 

 16. 

How many logical drives can be created on a FAT drive?
a.
8
c.
38
b.
23
d.
44
 

 17. 

Where does the bootstrap loader look for the operating system boot files?      
a.
The dynamic partition
c.
The extended partition
b.
The active partition
d.
The primary partition
 

 18. 

How do you create a new folder using Windows Explorer?
a.
Select a parent directory, click the Edit menu, select New, and then select Folder
c.
Select a parent directory, click the File menu, select New, and then click Folder
b.
Select a parent directory, click the Edit menu, and then select New Folder
d.
Select a parent directory, click the File menu, and then select New Folder
 

 19. 

Which method is used to change file attributes from the Windows Explorer?
a.
Edit the appropriate Registry entry with RegEdt32
c.
Highlight the file and choose the Select Options entry from the System Tools menu
b.
Right-click the file and select Properties
d.
Highlight the file and choose the Select Options entry from the View menu
 

 20. 

Which command is used to set the attributes of a file?     
a.
APPEND
c.
ATTRIB
b.
ASSIGN
d.
AUTOEXEC
 

 21. 

____ offers a Recovery Console and a Command Prompt window where you use DOS-like commands.
a.
Windows 3.1
c.
Windows 2000/XP
b.
Windows 3.11
d.
Windows 9x/Me
 

 22. 

Windows 2000 is an upgrade of ____.
a.
Windows XP
c.
Windows Vista
b.
Windows NT
d.
DOS
 

 23. 

Linux is distributed by several different companies, whose versions of Linux are sometimes called ____.
a.
distributions
c.
clusters
b.
applications
d.
modules
 

 24. 

A hard drive or floppy disk is composed of ____, which are concentric circles on the disk surface.
a.
sectors
c.
tracks
b.
clusters
d.
directories
 

 25. 

When each logical drive is formatted, a single directory table is placed on the drive called the ____.
a.
sector directory
c.
cluster directory
b.
root directory
d.
initialization directory
 

 26. 

Subdirectories are also known as ____.
a.
clusters
c.
folders
b.
paths
d.
sectors
 

 27. 

When you refer to a drive and directories that are pointing to the location of a file, as in C:\wp\data\myfile.txt, the drive and directories are called the ____ to the file.
a.
path
c.
shell
b.
extension
d.
partition
 

 28. 

The method of using the hard drive as though it were RAM is called ____.
a.
multitasking
c.
preemptive multitasking
b.
virtual memory
d.
initialization
 

 29. 

The ____ is the layer between the OS and the hardware.
a.
kernel
c.
HAL
b.
MFT
d.
domain controller
 

 30. 

A workgroup uses a(n) ____ networking model.
a.
client/server
c.
Internet
b.
hierarchical
d.
peer-to-peer
 

 31. 

In Windows 2000/XP, a(n) ____ has rights and permissions to all computer software and hardware resources and is responsible for setting up other user accounts and assigning them privileges.
a.
user
c.
administrator
b.
controller
d.
inspector
 

 32. 

A hard drive is divided into ____-byte sectors.
a.
256
c.
512
b.
313
d.
756
 

 33. 

When Windows 2000/XP is installed on a new hard drive, each partition is divided into one or more ____.
a.
sectors
c.
cylinders
b.
logical drives
d.
boot devices
 

 34. 

The ability to boot from both Windows XP and Windows 2000 on the same machine or to boot Windows 2000/XP and another OS is called a ____.
a.
horizontal boot
c.
virtual boot
b.
dual boot
d.
logical boot
 

 35. 

Windows 2000/XP can support up to ____ partitions on a hard drive.
a.
two
c.
four
b.
three
d.
five
 



 
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