M.SC Computer Science Mcqs

1. Which of the following best describes "virtual memory"?

a. A portion of the hard disk considered as RAM.
b. Extended memory on the secondary storage that is used whenever physical memory is full .
c. The abstraction of separating logical memory - memory as seen by the process - from physical memory - memory as seen ny the processor.
d. It is the page file in Windows folder.
e. None of these.

2. The 'cmp' instruction modifies the:

a. Instruction register.
b. Flags register.
c. Segment register.
d. None of these.

3. Consider the following page reference string:
1,2,3,4,2,1,5,6,2,1,2,3,7,6,3,2,1,. Assuming there are 4 page framess available and that all frames are initially empty, what is the total number of page faults that would occur for the page reference string above if the least-recently-used (LRU) replacement policy is used?

a. 6
b. 9
c. 10
d. 11
e. None of these

4. The Banker's algorithm is used to _________

a. Rectify deadlock
b. Detect deadlock
c. Prevent deadlock
d. Avoid deadlock
e. None of these

5. The necessary conditions needed before deadlock can occur are ________.

a. No Mutual Exclusion, Hold and wait, Preemption, Circular Wait.
b. Mutual Exclusion, No Hold and wait, Preemption, Circular Wait.
c. Mutual Exclusion, Hold and wait, No Preemption, Circular Wait.
d. Mutual Exclusion, Hold and wait, Preemption, No Circular Wait.

6. Differences between data lick layer and transport layer error detection is that:

a. Data link detects transmission errors while transport layer detects segmentation faults.
b. Data link detects node-to-node errors while transport layer detects end-to-end errors.
c. Data link detects end-to-end errors while transport layer detects node-to-node errors
d. Data link detects segmentation errors while transport layer detects bit error.
e. None of theses

7. Phase Shift Keying (PSK) method is used to modulate digital signals at 9600bps using 16 levels. The line signals speed (i.e. modulation rate) will be:

a. 1200 bands
b. 2400 bands
c. 4800 bands
d. 9600 bands
e. None of these

8. Exception handling is a powerful tenchnique that separates error-handling code from ______ code

a. Buggy
b. Faulty
c. Normal
d. Exceptional
e. None of these

9. When a subroutine is called, the address of the instruction following the CALL instructions stored in/on the:

a. Stack pointer
b. Accumulator
c. Programs counter
d. Stack
e. None of these

10. Binary tree "preorder" traversal is defined recursively as follows:

a. Traverse left subtree, visit the root, traverse right subtree
b. Traverse right subtree, visit the root, traverse left subtree
c. Visit the root, traverse left subtree, traverse right subtree
d. traverse left subtree, traverse right subtree, visit the root
e. None of these

11. What value will return to the operating system upon the successful completion of a program?

a. -1
b. 1
c. 0
d. None of these

13. The advantages of creating a prototype are:

a. It allows developers to experiment with number of different design options.
b. It can serve as means of communication between developers and customers.
c. It is better than water fall model
d. Both a and b
e. None of these

14. Choose the correct statement:

a. Testing can show the presence of bugs but never their absence
b. Testing can always find all the bugs
c. Testing can always be exhaustive
d. If we test enough then we can find all of the bugs
e. None of these

15. Which of the following operations need the participating relations to be union compatible?

d. All of these
e. None of these

16. The language used in application programs to request data from the DBMA is reffered to as the:

a. DML
b. DDL
c. VDL
d. SDL
e. None of these

17. What is the correct XHTML for a paragraph?

a. <P></p>
b. <P></P>
c. <p></p>
d. </p><p>
e. None of these

18. Which of the follwoing HTML form method is suitable when you need to send larger form submission?

a. Get
b. Post
c. Both Get and Post
d. Ajax
e. None of these

19. (2,4) is a point on a circle that has senter at the origion. Which of the follwoing points are also on circle?

a. (2,-4)
b. (-2,4)
c. (4,-2)
d. All of the above
e. None of these

20. In Bresenham's algorithm, while generating a circle, it is easy to generate?

a. One octant first and other by successive reflection
b. One octant first and other by successive rotation
c. One octant first and other by successive translation
d. All octants
e. None of these.


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