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File Management in Operating System Quiz | File Management in Operating System Multiple Choice Questions and Answers

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Questions
1 File type can be represented by ____________
A file extension
B file identifier
C file name
D none of the mentioned

Answer: file extension
2 What is the mounting of file system?
A attaching portion of the file system into a directory structure
B removing the portion of the file system into a directory structure
C crating of a filesystem
D deleting a filesystem

Answer: attaching portion of the file system into a directory structure
3 Mapping of file is managed by ____________
A virtual memory
B file metadata
C file system
D None of the above

Answer: file metadata
4 Which one of the following explains the sequential file access method?
A random access according to the given byte number
B read/write randomly by record
C read bytes one at a time, in order
D read/write sequentially by record

Answer: random access according to the given byte number
5 When will file system fragmentation occur?
A unused space or single file are not contiguous
B used space is not contiguous
C unused space is non-contiguous
D multiple files are non-contiguous

Answer: unused space or single file are not contiguous
6 A basic element of data in a file.
A Field
B Memory
C Record
D None of the above

Answer: Field
7 __________________ refers to the logical structuring of records.
A File organisation
B Structural organisation
C Physical organisation
D Logical organisation

Answer: File organisation
8 ___________ itself is a file owned by the operating system
A Directory
B Database
C Logical file
D Record

Answer: Directory
9 Allocated size of a file comes under?
A address information
B usage information
C access control information
D basic information

Answer: address information
10 When access is granted to append or update a file to more than one user, the OS or file management system must enforce discipline. This is _________
A Simultaneous access
B Division
C Compaction
D External Fragmentation

Answer: Simultaneous access
11 The user can load and execute a program but cannot copy it. This process is?
A Updating
B Appending
C Execution
D None of the above

Answer: Execution
12 Which of the following is not a part of the usage information?
A owner
B data created
C last date modified
D identity of creator

Answer: owner
13 Directories, pricing tables, schedules and name lists are the examples of ……………….
A Direct files
B Indexed Sequential files
C Indexed files
D None of the above

Answer: Direct files
14 An interactive user or a process has associated with pathname is a current directory which is often referred to as the …………………….
A working directory
B list directory
C update directory
D create directory

Answer: working directory
15 ……………………….. are small fixed portions which provide greater flexibility which may require large tables or complex structures for their allocation.
A Blocks
B Partitions
C Columns
D Segments

Answer: Blocks
16 In ………………………….. method, the file allocation table contains a separate one level index for each file, the index has one entry for each portion allocated to the file.
A Variable allocation
B Contiguous allocation
C Chained allocation
D Indexed allocation

Answer: Indexed allocation
17 Typically, ………………… is on an individual block basis where each block contains a pointer to the next block in the chain.
A Variable allocation
B Indexed allocation
C Chained allocation
D ontiguous allocation

Answer: Chained allocation
18 …………………. are often used where very rapid access is required, where fixed length records are used, and where records are always accessed one at a time.
A Direct files
B Indexed Sequential files
C Indexed files
D Sequential files

Answer: Direct files
19 ………………….. is a preallocation strategy, using variable size portions where the file allocation table needs just a single entry for each file, showing the starting block and the length of the file.
A Contiguous allocation
B Variable allocation
C Chained allocation
D Indexed allocation

Answer: Contiguous allocation
20 …………………… are used mostly in applications where data are rarely processed exhaustively.
A sequential file
B indexed file
C indexed sequential file
D pile

Answer: indexed file
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