Tertiary Storage MCQ’s

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This set of Operating System Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Tertiary Storage”.

1. Floppy disks are examples of ____________
a) primary storage
b) secondary storage
c) tertiary storage
d) none of the mentioned

2. What is a magneto-optic disk?
a) primary storage
b) secondary storage
c) removable disk
d) none of the mentioned

3. Tertiary storage is built with ____________
a) a lot of money
b) unremovable media
c) removable media
d) secondary storage

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

5. 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

6. A tape holds _______ data than optical or magnetic disk cartridge.
a) lesser
b) more
c) much lesser
d) none of the mentioned

7. Optical disks ______ magnetism.
a) use
b) do not use
c) may use
d) none of the mentioned

8. WORM stands for ____________
a) write only, read mandatory
b) write once, read many times
c) write only once, read multiple
d) none of the mentioned

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

10. The surface area of tape is ________ the surface area of a disk.
a) much lesser than
b) much larger than
c) equal to
d) none of the mentioned

11. 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

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