Hazards of Processor Architecture MCQ’s

Computer Architecture Electronics & Communication Engineering

This set of Computer Architecture Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Hazards of Processor Architecture”.

1. The periods of time when the unit is idle is called as ________
a) Stalls
b) Bubbles
c) Hazards
d) Both Stalls and Bubbles

2. The contention for the usage of a hardware device is called ______
a) Structural hazard
b) Stalk
c) Deadlock
d) None of the mentioned

3. Any condition that causes a processor to stall is called as _________
a) Hazard
b) Page fault
c) System error
d) None of the mentioned

4. The situation wherein the data of operands are not available is called ______
a) Data hazard
b) Stock
c) Deadlock
d) Structural hazard

5. The time lost due to the branch instruction is often referred to as ____________
a) Latency
b) Delay
c) Branch penalty
d) None of the mentioned

6. ____________ method is used in centralized systems to perform out of order execution.
a) Scorecard
b) Score boarding
c) Optimizing
d) Redundancy

7. The stalling of the processor due to the unavailability of the instructions is called as ___________
a) Control hazard
b) structural hazard
c) Input hazard
d) None of the mentioned

8. The pipeline bubbling is a method used to prevent data hazard and structural hazards.
a) True
b) False

9. The algorithm followed in most of the systems to perform out of order execution is __________
a) Tomasulo algorithm
b) Score carding
c) Reader-writer algorithm
d) None of the mentioned

10. The problem where process concurrency becomes an issue is called as ___________
a) Philosophers problem
b) Bakery problem
c) Bankers problem
d) Reader-writer problem

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