Operating System MCQ - File System

This section focuses on "File System" in Operating System. These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) should be practiced to improve the Operating System skills required for various interviews (campus interview, walk-in interview, company interview), placements, entrance exams and other competitive examinations.

1. A file is a sequence of?

A. bits
B. bytes
C. lines
D. All of the above

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2. __________ is a sequence of bytes organized into blocks that are understandable by the machine.

A. object file
B. source file
C. text file
D. None of the above

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3. _________ is a sequence of procedures and functions.

A. object file
B. source file
C. text file
D. None of the above

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4. What is true about Ordinary files?

A. These are the files that contain user information.
B. These files contain list of file names and other information related to these files.
C. These files represent physical device like disks, terminals, printers, networks, tape drive etc.
D. All of the above

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5. What is true about Directory files?

A. These files represent physical device like disks, terminals, printers, networks, tape drive etc.
B. These may have text, databases or executable program.
C. These files contain list of file names and other information related to these files.
D. All of the above

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6. Special files : These files are also known as?

A. Character special files
B. Block special files
C. device files
D. Data files

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7. In Space Allocation, Which of the following ways are correct to allocate disk space to files?

A. Contiguous Allocation
B. Linked Allocation
C. Indexed Allocation
D. All of the above

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8. What is the real disadvantage of a linear list of directory entries?

A. size of the linear list in memory
B. linear search to find a file
C. it is not reliable
D. All of the above

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9. What is raw disk?

A. disk without file system
B. empty disk
C. disk lacking logical file system
D. disk having file system

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10. In ___________ writes, the data is stored in the cache.

A. Asynchronous
B. Regular
C. Synchronous
D. Irregular

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