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Multiple Choice: Encircle the letter that corresponds to your

1. Asynchronous data transmission requires a clock

a. at neither end
b. at the receiver end
c. at the transmitter end
d. at both ends

2. ______ is sending more than one set of data over the same bus.

a. coding
b. demultiplexing
c. multiplexing
d. sampling

3. Simultaneous transmission and reception both ways means

a. full duplex
b. simplex
c. half duplex
d. reflex

4. The standard digital multiplex system in the US is

a. 1.544 Mbps
b. 9.6 Kbps
c. 2.048 Mbps
d. 44.736 Mbps

5. The instantaneous frequency of the carrier signal is switched
between two or more values in response to PCM

a. PSK
b. FSK
c. ASK
d. QAM

6. Modems are required to connect computer to telephone lines

a. the telephone network bandwidth is too high
b. the telephone network will not pass DC
c. the telephone company requires them
d. none of the above

7. When are bps and baud equivalent?

a. Never
b. when the transmission line changes state each time a bit
c. when a telephone modem feeds your PC
d. always

8. The Baudot code is a _____ bit code used in telegraphy.

a. 6
b. 2
c. 5
d. 7

9. The exchanging of pre-determined signals between 2 devices for
purposes of control is

a. protocol
b. handshaking
c. SOH
d. EOT

10. To permit the correct selection of 1 out of 32 equiprobable
events, the number of bits required is

a. 2
b. 4
c. 5
d. 16

11. _______ is a set of rules governing orderly exchange of data

a. polling
b. protocol
c. handshaking
d. code

12. A device that makes possible the communication between
computers over the standard voice grade channel.

a. DCE
b. Modem
c. RS-232 C
d. X.21

13. _________ switching provides direct switched connection
between components arranged in N x M array of lines at cross

a. packet
b. circuit
c. message
d. direct

14. A network topology wherein all nodes share a common line.

a. star
b. bus
c. ring
d. mesh

15. EBCDIC stands for

a. Extended Bit Coded Decimal Interchange Code
b. Erasable Bit Coded Decimal Interface Code
c. Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code
d. Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interface Code

16. Which is not an example of data communications?

a. a teletype printing news bulletin
b. an ATM checking account balances with the banks
c. a computer transmitting files to another computer
d. a salesman telephoning orders to the office

17. DCE and DTE

a. means Digital communications Equipment and Digital
Termination Equipment
b. are connected by either 2 or 4 wire
c. refer to the modem and the computer

18. Serial printers

a. are used to transmit grain prices
b. are faster than CRT terminals and offer more flexibility
c. print one character at a time
d. print 8 bits at a time

19. Which of the following statements about ASCII codes is not true.

a. ASCII is an ANSI standard
b. ASCII is a BCD code
c. ASCII can be represented using 8 bits
d. ASCII and CCITT Alphabet No. 5 are nearly identical

20. An international organization concerned with devising and
preparing / proposing recommendations for International

a. NTC
c. FCC

21. A fax transmission is usually at _______ mode.

a. Half Duplex
b. Full Duplex
c. Simplex
d. Multiplex

22. Which of the following is not commonly used modern modulation

a. 8FSK
d. QAM

23. A byte is composed of

a. 4 bits
b. 8 bits
c. 32 bits
d. 4 nibbles

24. The standard ASCII has ____ channels.

a. 128
b. 32
c. 64
d. 256


a. is the way the DTE indicates that it is ready to transmit data
and the way the DCE indicates it is ready to accept data.
b. Is the way the modem indicates ringing and the way the
terminals indicate that they are ready for the call to be
c. Are the pins that represent received transmission and carrier
d. Simply mean Return to Sender and Computer Terminal

26. Synchronous Transmission is the transmission of data

a. one character at a time, each of which is preceded by a start
and stop signals.
b. In a packet
c. At a constant timed rate
d. In different directions, one character each way alternately

27. In BPSK modulation, there are _____ bits per symbol.

a. 2
b. 3
c. 4
d. 1

28. An example of bounded medium

a. coaxial cable
b. waveguide
c. fiber optic cable
d. all of the above

29. A communication network used by one organization over a
limited distance that allows users with PCs to be linked together
and share information and resources is called.

a. WAN
b. LAN
c. VAN
d. MAN

30. An updated version of an RS-232 C interface is

a. RS 422 A
b. RS 449 A
c. RS 423 A
d. RS 400 A

31. If a modem is transmitting at 1200 bits per second, and its signal
unit is a dibit, the baud rate of the modem is

a. 600 bauds
b. 2400 bauds
c. 1200 bauds
d. 4800 bauds

32. How many equiprobable events are there for 8 bits of

a. 256
b. 128
c. 132
d. 512
33. What is the number of pins in the RS-232C interface?

a. 20
b. 25
c. 21
d. 15

34. The data transmission rate of a modem is measured in

a. bytes/sec
b. baud rate
c. bps
d. MHz

35. Which of the following is not an Error Correction Method?

a. symbol substitution
b. FEC
c. ARQ
d. CRC

36. An E-1 carrier is a communication line that carries ____ digitized
voice channels.

a. 12
b. 24
c. 30
d. 32

37. A network topology that uses a central station, each peripheral
station is connected via the central station.

a. bus
b. tree
c. star
d. ring

38. ASK is otherwise known as _________ keying.

a. Up down
b. front back
c. on-off
d. I/O

39. A system that perform parallel to serial and serial to parallel
conversion of a data link is called

a. DCE
b. DTE
c. Modem
d. PC

40. The basic speed or ratio of transmission of a digital system is
______ kbps.

a. 256
b. 128
c. 64
d. 512

41. The type of TDM where each channel has a fixed number of

a. Synchronous
b. Statistical
c. Asynchronous
42. A safety barrier that protects one network from packets
generated by another network.

a. filter
b. firewall
c. bridge
d. router

43. The following are routable protocols except

a. DECNet
c. LAT
d. OSI

44. One means of providing LAN users with access to shared

a. hub
b. concentrator
c. server
d. router
45. A microcomputer used exclusively as a file server

a. dedicated
b. non-dedicated
c. distributed
d. centralized

46. Routers which use routing tables which must be manually

a. dynamic
b. static
c. source
d. directory

47. Also referred to as adaptive routing.

a. dynamic
b. static
c. source
d. directory

48. The speed of the D channel in a Basic Rate Interface ISDN.

a. 64 kbps
b. 16 kbps
c. 32 kbps
d. 48 kbps

49. An ISDN device, which is responsible for converting the 2-wire
line from the local exchange into a 4-wire line configuration to
couple with the ISDN equipment.

a. Network Termination Equipment
b. Terminal Adaptor
c. Hybrid
d. Speech Transfromer

50. A hard disk containing information that can be shared by the
various workstations on the network.

a. FAT
b. disk server
c. file server
51. A software that creates a buffer where print jobs can be stored
while awaiting their turn to be printed.

a. spooler
b. FAT
c. SQL

52. An ATM cell consists of _____ bytes of information.

a. 53
b. 48
c. 5
d. 28

53. A device that regenerates digital pulses, eliminating distortions
on the pulse that occur on a digital circuit.

a. gateway
b. bridge
c. router
d. repeater

54. X.25 is also known as

a. Circuit Switching
b. Packet Switching
c. Frame Relay
d. Cell Relay

55. The first step in moving data between the PCs memory and the

a. Buffering
b. DMA
d. Encoding

56. The OSI layer which is responsible for framing and

a. Physical
b. Data Link
c. Network
d. Session
57. The OSI layer which provides end-to-end integrity and quality of

a. Network
b. Transport
c. Session
d. Data Link

58. The OSI layer which handles display functions, file formatting,
code conversion and data compression.

a. Application
b. Presentation
c. Transport
d. Session

59. BIOS stands for

a. Basic Input and Output System
b. Basic Input and Output Standard
c. Basic Input and Output Software
d. Binary Input and Output System

60. Cyclic redundancy check is a method of

a. Error Detection
b. Error Correction
c. Syncronization
d. Flow Control

61. _______ is used to connect separate Ethernets together.

a. Gateway
b. Repeater
c. Bridge
d. Router

62. Its function is to find the best path from one network to another
and forward packets between them.

a. Gateway
b. Repeater
c. Bridge
d. Router

63. A LAN device which is used to interconnect networks that may
have entirely different architectures

a. Gateway
b. Repeater
c. Bridge
d. Router

64. A DEC proprietary network communication protocol which runs
on point to point, X.25 and Ethernet networks.

a. LAT
c. Unix

65. A server with a large hard disk drive where files or applications
are saved for the entire LAN.

a. File
b. Database
c. Communication
d. Print

66. Transmission which provides a relatively higher capacity
transmission technique in which one cable can simultaneously
carry signals from several devices.

a. Multiplex
b. Baseband
c. Broadband
d. TDM

67. A program that allows internet nodes to login and access
program and data on another Internet node.

a. Netscape Communicator
b. Netscape Navigator
c. Tel Net
d. Gopher

68. A menu based search tool that enables users to access Internet
resources worldwide by using link embedded documents.

a. Gopher
b. WWW
c. Cyberspace

69. The circuitry used in LAN to enable data terminal equipment to
access the transmission medium

a. Media Access Unit
b. Terminal Access unit
c. Modem
d. Gateway

70. Rules of communication system operation, which must be
followed if communication is to be affected.

a. OSI
b. Handshaking
c. Format
d. Protocol

71. The software which provides the functions for data and
equipment sharing

a. Network Operating System
b. Network Interface Cards
c. OSI
d. Protocol

72. The mechanism to ensure that the transmitter does not
overwhelm the receiver.

a. Link Control
b. Flow Control
c. Error Control
d. Error Correction

73. Maximum Ethernet segment length for Thick Wire

a. 500 m
b. 200 m
c. 185 m
d. 2 km

74. 10BaseT uses the _______ topology

a. Bus
b. Tree
c. Star
d. Ring

75. Thin Coax has a diameter of

a. 0.2 inch
b. 0.4 inch
c. 0.6 inch
d. 0.15 inch

76. A technology where the computer is replaced by a module and a
TV set for the sole purpose of going on-line to the Internet.

a. Web TV
c. Satellite TV
d. Satellite Internet

77. A service requiring transmission channels capable of supporting
rates greater than the primary rate.

a. IN
c. Web TV

78. A flexible data communications system implemented as an
extension to or as an alternative for a wired local area network
within a building or campus.

a. IN
b. WIN
c. Wireless LAN

79. The mode of operation wherein neither end of the data link has
permanent control over the link.

a. polling
b. master-slave
c. contention
d. equal status

80. The device that allows a non-ISDN equipment to be connected
to the ISDN line.

a. NTE
b. TA
c. Hybrid
d. Transformer

81. ISDN channel used to carry signaling and supervisory
information to the network.

a. B
b. D
c. H

82. Speed of the D-channel for a PRI.

a. 16 kbps
b. 64 kbps
c. 128 kbps
d. 32 kbps

83. Speed of the BRI

a. 64 kbps
b. 128 kbps
c. 144 kbps
d. 256 kbps

84. PRI for US

a. 2B + D
b. 23 B + D
c. 30B + D
d. 2.048 Mbps

85. Satellite Internet Access is a satellite delivered internet service
which can provide a cost effective, high speed _________
internet solution to corporate users.

a. download
b. upload
c. file transfer
d. mail transfer

86. A transceiver device used to connect the PC to a typical WLAN

a. MAU
b. access point
c. access device
d. modem

87. Indicate which of the following is not a binary code.

a. Morse
b. Baudot
c. CCITT-2
d. ARQ

88. The most common modulation system used for telegraphy is

a. Frequency-shift keying
b. Two-tone modulation
c. Pulse-code modulation
d. Single-tone modulation

89. The first person to discover the Y2K problem

a. Herman Hollerith
b. Grace Hopper
c. Robert Bemer
d. Peter de Jegger

90. Fixing Y2K problems through recoding, upgrades or patches.

a. reparation
b. replacement
c. encapsulation
d. renovation

91. A network device that connects two or more networks that use
the same protocol

a. gateway
b. bridge
c. router
d. hub

92. A device that connects two or more LANs and provides a
selective data packet transfer capability between them.

a. gateway
b. bridge
c. router
d. hub

93. The term used in data communications when referring to a

a. DCE
b. DTE
c. PC

94. In a communications network, equipment that is either part of the
network, a network node, or equipment at which a network circuit

a. DTE
b. DCE
d. CPU

95. A conversion device installed in pairs at each end of an analog
communication line.

a. converter
b. multiplexer
c. modem
d. controller

96. The telephone-channel audio signaling rate in unit pulses per

a. baud rate
b. transmission rate
c. bit rate
d. data rate

97. A system that directly connects two points, e.g., a remote
location to a host computer.

a. Point-to-point system
b. Multipoint system
c. Polling system
d. Network Management System

98. A dedicated system that provides communication services for
users on a network.

a. file
b. database
c. print
d. communication

99. A device that performs routing functions and protocol translation
from one network to another.

a. gateway
b. bridge
c. router
d. repeater

100. A commonly used transmission code for both telegraph and
data communications, especially in the United States.

d. SYN