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BIOS: Quiz


Question 1:

Question 2: As its complexity and need for updates grew, and re-programmable parts became more available, BIOS firmware was most commonly stored on EEPROM or ________ devices.
Read-only memoryFlash memoryDynamic random access memoryRandom-access memory

Question 3: ________ (ACPI)
Intel CorporationAdvanced Configuration and Power InterfaceOperating systemGreen computing

Question 4: Some BIOS chips allow overclocking, an action in which the ________ is adjusted to a higher clock rate than its factory preset.
Microprocessor64-bitCentral processing unitReduced instruction set computer

Question 5: Some operating systems, for example ________, rely on the BIOS to carry out most input/output tasks within the PC.
Microsoft WindowsOS/2CP/MMS-DOS

Question 6: The initial function of the BIOS is to identify, test, and initialize system devices such as the video display card, hard disk, ________ and other hardware.
Hard disk driveFloppy diskUSB flash driveFile Allocation Table

Question 7: ________ and executive software, designed to supersede this basic firmware functionality, will provide replacement software interfaces to applications.
UnixLinuxOperating systemMac OS X

Question 8: Linux has supported EFI via the ________ boot loader.
Linux kernelGNU GRUBBootingLILO (boot loader)

Question 9: ________ (EFI) is a specification which replaces the runtime interface of the legacy BIOS.
LinuxExtensible Firmware InterfaceMacintoshOperating system

Question 10: Some modern motherboards are including even bigger NAND ________ ICs on board which are capable of storing whole compact operating system distribution like some Linux distributions.
Dynamic random access memoryFlash memoryRead-only memoryRandom-access memory


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