Can You Do This Test??

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  1. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    which of the following has the fastest data transfer rate?

    a, a paper tape reader
    b, a line printer
    c, a magnetic disk drive
    d, a keyboard


    what is the limit on magnetic tape block sizes?

    a, it must not be less than the inter-block gaps
    b, it must never contain more than 32 records
    c, it must never use more than 8 inches of tape
    d, it must fit into the buffer in the main memory

    which of the following will speed up the processing of a sequential file

    a, double buffering
    b, more memory
    c, smaller block sizes
    d, use of a modem

    which area, on a multi surface disk pack, can be accessed with just one setting of the read/write heads and no further movement of the heads?

    a, cylinder
    b, surface
    c, track
    d, sector

    if you have both magnetic tapes and magnetic disks, you might use the magnetic tape for unsorted transaction records because it :-

    a, makes full use of inter block gaps
    b, can access records more quickly
    c, its cheeper than the disk
    d, its the only medium possible to process these types of record

    syntax errors are found and reported by :-

    a, a text editor
    b, a validation process
    c, flowcharting
    d, a compiler

    a modern magnetic tapes labels information is:-

    a, on the flange of a large spool
    b, in the software directory file
    c, on the magnetic tape surface
    d, on the spool container

    which of the following is a programmer likely to receive from the systems analyst

    a, operating instructions
    b, record layout forms
    c, user instructions
    d, flowchart forms

    from the following list, choose the function(s) that MUST be made resident;

    a, a function that manages the printing of a document
    b, a function that copies data between various peripheral devices
    c, a function that allocates the cpu between various processing tasks
    d, a function to merge data from several files into one file

    on a virtual storage system, memory is divided into 4k (usually) slots called

    a, memory locations
    b, page frames
    c, real store
    d, extarnal memory

    which of the system is not part of systems software

    a, a compiler
    b, page frames
    c, real store
    d, external memory

    which of the following would not be found in ram memory

    a, a transient utility
    b, a merge program
    c, a 4gl program to access a database
    d, control software to schedule the cpu


    a prize will be awarded to the winner

    have fun... if you can ;)
     
  2. homerjward macrumors 68030

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  3. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

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    c a c d b d d c c a a c
    I'm guessing I get around a 66%
     
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Based purely on probability, I hope that I score higher than the 25% that I deserve.

    So where's my prize? :D
     
  5. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    c d b c c d b b (b,c) b d a

    it'll be wrong...

    paul
     
  6. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    which of the following has the fastest data transfer rate?

    c, a magnetic disk drive

    what is the limit on magnetic tape block sizes?

    b, it must never contain more than 32 records

    which of the following will speed up the processing of a sequential file

    c, smaller block sizes

    which area, on a multi surface disk pack, can be accessed with just one setting of the read/write heads and no further movement of the heads?

    c, track

    if you have both magnetic tapes and magnetic disks, you might use the magnetic tape for unsorted transaction records because it :-

    a, makes full use of inter block gaps

    syntax errors are found and reported by :-

    d, a compiler

    a modern magnetic tapes labels information is:-

    d, on the spool container

    which of the following is a programmer likely to receive from the systems analyst

    d, flowchart forms

    from the following list, choose the function(s) that MUST be made resident;

    c, a function that allocates the cpu between various processing tasks


    on a virtual storage system, memory is divided into 4k (usually) slots called

    b, page frames

    which of the system is not part of systems software

    d, external memory

    which of the following would not be found in ram memory

    d, control software to schedule the cpu
     
  7. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    c, a magnetic disk drive
    d, it must fit into the buffer in the main memory
    c, smaller block sizes
    b, surface
    b, can access records more quickly
    d, a compiler
    c, on the magnetic tape surface
    c, user instructions
    c, a function that allocates the cpu between various processing tasks
    a, memory locations
    d, external memory
    a, a transient utility

    They're probably all wrong :rolleyes: I wasn't trying that hard :)
     
  8. HexMonkey Administrator

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    c (a magnetic disk drive)
    a (it must not be less than the inter-block gaps)
    a (double buffering)
    b (surface)
    c (it's cheaper than the disk)
    d (a compiler)
    b (in the software directory file)
    a (operating instructions)
    c (a function that allocates the cpu between various processing tasks)
    b (page frames)
    d (external memory)
    c (a 4gl program to access a database)
     
  9. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    which of the following has the fastest data transfer rate?
    c, a magnetic disk drive

    what is the limit on magnetic tape block sizes?
    b, it must never contain more than 32 records

    which of the following will speed up the processing of a sequential file
    b, more memory

    which area, on a multi surface disk pack, can be accessed with just one setting of the read/write heads and no further movement of the heads?
    c, track

    if you have both magnetic tapes and magnetic disks, you might use the magnetic tape for unsorted transaction records because it :-
    b, can access records more quickly

    syntax errors are found and reported by :-
    d, a compiler

    a modern magnetic tapes labels information is:-
    d, on the spool container

    which of the following is a programmer likely to receive from the systems analyst
    a, operating instructions

    from the following list, choose the function(s) that MUST be made resident;
    c, a function that allocates the cpu between various processing tasks

    on a virtual storage system, memory is divided into 4k (usually) slots called
    b, page frames

    which of the system is not part of systems software
    d, external memory

    which of the following would not be found in ram memory
    d, control software to schedule the cpu
     
  10. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Just how old a textbook did these test questions come from?
     
  11. JRam macrumors member

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    Can I do this? Well yes technically, can I get them right? Well thats a whole other matter ;)

    I was going to post up some responses but then I looked at my classmates answers and had to disqualified myself for cheating :D
     
  12. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    Reminds me of a textbook I have from 1986. I started looking through it just for the heck of it. Funny there's a section in there on piracy. "Piracy is the copying of a program without paying the person or company that legally owns the program."

    Actually, this is even better. "But there is another type of criminal activity. This activity is known as computer abuse, and it happens whenever a person intentionally damages computer equipement." :D Ok, now I'm way OT. Sorry ;)
     
  13. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    which of the following has the fastest data transfer rate?
    c, a magnetic disk drive
    ...but drum storage can be faster still. Too bad no one makes them any more.

    what is the limit on magnetic tape block sizes?
    d, it must fit into the buffer in the main memory

    which of the following will speed up the processing of a sequential file
    a, double buffering
    ...this one is near and dear to me. Provided you have enough physical memory to take advantage of it, a good buffering scheme will still often beat the pants off even memory-mapped files. Fewer I/O operations is the magic.

    which area, on a multi surface disk pack, can be accessed with just one setting of the read/write heads and no further movement of the heads?
    a, cylinder
    Modern drives often don't let you do true physical addressing, even when geometry is exposed it's often faked or programmable. This stuff is a lost art.

    if you have both magnetic tapes and magnetic disks, you might use the magnetic tape for unsorted transaction records because it :-
    c, its cheeper than the disk
    d, its the only medium possible to process these types of record
    Disks used to have very limited capacities, they were reserved for performance-critical operations.

    syntax errors are found and reported by :-
    b, a validation process
    "compiler" is a tempting answer, but remember command interpreters.

    a modern magnetic tapes labels information is:-
    c, on the magnetic tape surface

    which of the following is a programmer likely to receive from the systems analyst
    b, record layout forms
    d, flowchart forms
    I think I still might have a few pads of IBM flowchart forms somewhere. I think I gave all the templates to nephews to play with.

    from the following list, choose the function(s) that MUST be made resident;
    b, a function that copies data between various peripheral devices
    c, a function that allocates the cpu between various processing tasks
    ...kind of silly really, everything has to be resident while it's executing!

    on a virtual storage system, memory is divided into 4k (usually) slots called
    b, page frames

    which of the system is not part of systems software
    [a, a compiler]
    b, page frames
    c, real store
    d, external memory
    depending on when this was written, a compiler may or may not be part of the OS. Everything else is hardware.

    which of the following would not be found in ram memory
    [a, a transient utility]
    [b, a merge program]
    [c, a 4gl program to access a database]
    [d, control software to schedule the cpu]
    Trick question, these would all be found in RAM when executing.
     
  14. BakedBeans thread starter macrumors 68040

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    come on guys.....
    the variation in your answers are unreal.....

    anybody know for sure

    the prize is the funniest avatar you have ever seen....
     
  15. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    That's the problem, the correct answers have changed dramatically over the years, and even at a given time some of those would be dependent on the vendor, especially the stuff about magtape record sizes and when it's appropriate to use tape. Other terms like "resident" mean somewhat different specific things depending on the vendor.
     

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