Preparation for Quiz 1
Quiz 1 will last 50 minutes. The quiz will cover
all the material up to and including Recitation 8.
The quiz will be "open book." That means you can
bring along any printed or written materials that you think might
be useful. Calculators are allowed, though typically not necessary.
You may also bring a laptop to view PDF versions of papers, but you
may not connect to any network. 6.033 quizzes typically
begin with half a dozen or so independent questions that focus on
material in the readings followed by one or two longer, multi-part
questions that deal with concepts of computer systems covered in
the notes and lecture. The quiz will be, at least in part,
Warning: the lectures touch on only a modest subset of the
totality of 6.033 concepts. Anything in the class notes assigned
prior to LEC9 may show up on the quiz.
You can find old quiz questions to practice on in the Problem Sets section of the class notes.
Although there has been a little
rearrangement of material over the years, you should be able to
answer most questions relevant to the subjects we have
- 2012 -
- 2011 -
- 2010 -
- 2009 -
- 2008 -
- Note: the explanation of 6C is incorrect. The total file system size
should be 32MB if you make the specified change (2^16 sectors * 512 bytes/sector = 32MB).
The answer remains the same.
- 2007 -
- 2006 -
- 2005 -
- Note: answer to 4B is incorrect. The reference
count of a directory is always bigger than 1, because of "." and "..".
It is always at least 2, and bigger if the directory contains
- 2004 -
- 2003 - Quiz,
- 2002 - Quiz,
More review slides,
Still more review slides