Apple Boot Camp Quiz: Drop and give me 20 (GB)!
by Staff
Boot Camp makes it possible for you to run both Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows on Mac computers. Think you know how to navigate both systems at once? Lace up your (digital) combat boots and show your knowledge.

True or false: Boot Camp supports only one Mac OS X partition.

  • true
  • false

Boot Camp debuted as part of Mac OS X in which release?

  • Snow Leopard (10.6)
  • Leopard (10.5)
  • Tiger (10.4)

Which of these versions of Windows is not supported using any version of Boot Camp?

  • Windows 7, 32-bit
  • Windows Vista, 64-bit
  • Windows XP, 64-bit

Which versions of Windows are supported using Boot Camp in Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)?

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista and 7
  • Windows XP, Vista and 7

True or false: The default space that Boot Camp allocates for the Windows partition is designed to leave sufficient space for adding other Windows-based applications.

  • true
  • false

How should you adjust the partition sizes for Mac OS X and Windows using Boot Camp?

  • During the Boot Camp Assistant setup, drag the slider between the two partitions.
  • Use the Mac OS X disk utility to create and format a new partition at NTFS or FAT.
  • Use the Windows installation disk to create and format a new partition from available space on the hard drive.

What name will Boot Camp give to the Windows partition it creates?


True or false: Windows support software for your Mac is available for about $20 from Microsoft.

  • true
  • false

Which key can you press to select between Boot Camp partitions while your Mac powers up?

  • Option
  • Command
  • Tab

Which of these options lets you switch from Windows to Mac OS when using Boot Camp?

  • a Boot Camp application from the Start Menu
  • a Boot Camp utility in the Control Panel
  • a Boot Camp icon in the System Tray

Which of these options lets you switch from Mac OS to Windows when using Boot Camp?

  • the Boot Camp Assistant Software
  • the Startup Disk page in System Preferences
  • the Reboot to Boot Camp Partition option in the system menu (upper left)

What partition size will Boot Camp attempt to assign to Windows before you make any adjustments?

  • 50 GB
  • 20 GB
  • 10 GB

What is the minimum amount of available space Boot Camp will allow for Mac OS X when you adjust your partitions?

  • 2 GB
  • 8 GB
  • 20 GB

Which of these is not required for setting up Boot Camp in Mac OS X Lion?

  • a Windows 7 install disc or ISO
  • a Mac OS X install disc or ISO
  • a blank CD, DVD or MS-DOS-formatted external storage device

Where can you find the Boot Camp Assistant used to set up Boot Camp?

  • from the Applications folder on your Mac
  • from the Utilities folder under Applications on your Mac
  • as a free download from Apple's support Web site

True or false: Boot Camp also supports Linux partitions.

  • true
  • false

Where does your computer look to discover what partitions exist on your hard drive?

  • the first sector of the hard drive
  • the partition table in the operating system
  • the partition table on the hard drive

True or false: You do not need a separate Windows license when using Windows in Boot Camp.

  • true
  • false

Which of these best describes Boot Camp's primary role?

  • to provide supporting software for Windows on a Mac
  • to create separate partitions for Mac OS X and Windows on a Mac
  • to automate switching between Mac OS X and Windows partitions on a Mac

Which of the following major changes by Apple made it possible for users to run Windows on a Mac?

  • switching from PowerPC to Intel processors
  • re-engineering the operating system based on a UNIX model
  • introducing the special unibody design for the MacBook