Tertiary Storage - Operating System Questions & Answers

1.

Tertiary storage is built with :

   A.) a lot of money
   B.) unremovable media
   C.) removable media
   D.) secondary storage

Answer: Option 'C'

removable media

2.

Floppy disks are examples of :

   A.) primary storage
   B.) secondary storage
   C.) tertiary storage
   D.) none of the mentioned

Answer: Option 'C'

3.

A magneto-optic disk is :

   A.) primary storage
   B.) secondary storage
   C.) removable disk
   D.) none of the mentioned

Answer: Option 'C'

removable disk

4.

The magneto-optic head flies ___________ the disk surface than a magnetic disk head does.

   A.) much farther from
   B.) much closer to
   C.) at the same distance as
   D.) none of the mentioned

Answer: Option 'A'

much farther from

5.

Optical disks ______ magnetism.

   A.) use
   B.) do not use
   C.) may use
   D.) none of the mentioned

Answer: Option 'B'

​do not use

6.

The phase change disk is coated with a material that can freeze into either _______ or ________ state.

   A.) crystalline, solid
   B.) ice, amorphous
   C.) crystalline, liquid
   D.) crystalline, amorphous

Answer: Option 'D'

crystalline, amorphous

7.

The surface area of a tape is ________ the surface area of a disk.

   A.) much lesser than
   B.) much larger than
   C.) equal to
   D.) none of the mentioned

Answer: Option 'B'

​much larger than

8.

A typical tape drive is ________ a typical disk drive.

   A.) more expensive than
   B.) cheaper than
   C.) of the same cost as
   D.) none of the mentioned

Answer: Option 'A'

more expensive than

9.

Random access to tape is _______ a disk seek.

   A.) much slower than
   B.) much faster than
   C.) comparable to
   D.) none of the mentioned

Answer: Option 'A'

much slower than

10.

A tape holds _______ data than optical or magnetic disk cartridge.

   A.) lesser
   B.) more
   C.) much lesser
   D.) none of the mentioned

Answer: Option 'B'

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